Nivea Men Creme

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Nivea Men Creme

A moisturiser from a big-name in men’s grooming.

Okay, so again, not strictly a shaving product, but I’ve seen this used as a post shave balm — which is essentially designed to put back some of the moisture you may have stripped out while shaving. Moisturisers are designed to put moisture back, so not a million miles away.

My main gripe with this is the claim that it’s non-greasy, non-sticky and is absorbed quickly, which is entirely untrue is my experience. I dislike that greasy feeling being left on my hands or when I rub my face, and this hangs around for hours despite being developed for “extra fast absorption by men’s skin.”

As for scent, well there is one — Nivea claims it’s a “pleasant, masculine-fresh scent” — but it’s very subtle. Not unpleasant if you do pick it up, quite light with a slightly floral note. It’s so weak it won’t offend though.

It doesn’t claim any form of soothing and I didn’t notice any particular effect either when applied to razor burnt skin.

Hard to tell how well it moisturises as you’re simply left with a gunky, cloying layer to get through.

Verdict

Perhaps a bit unfair to compare this to post shave balms, but even as a more moisturiser this fails for me. One to avoid.

Filed under: Balm, Post-Shave

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Last updated: July 14, 2017