the idea of a body conditioner is not new. it's been offered by various niche brands in the past. i've tried versions from ted gibson and lush cosmetics (both of which i loved). however, this is the first i know of it being offered by mass brand.
NIVEA in-shower body lotion is available in 3 varieties - nourishing (with almond oil), hydrating (with sea minerals), and smoothing (with shea butter). over the weekend i started using the nourishing version (with almond oil). my absolute favorite thing about body conditioners is that i don't have to apply lotion after showering, which is both a freezing and annoying task. the product allows me to actually lotion up daily, something i end up skipping many days because of the hassle, but need to do because my skin gets so dry this time of year. i also like the soft, buttery finish this version gives my skin, and the very light but lingering scent - a clean, non-cloying, almond.
now available in stores for $7.99.