This lightweight lotion is supposed to provide a sun-kissed tan glow to legs while minimizing the need to shave frequently. This contains nothing that will slow the growth of hair, and the amount of self-tanning ingredient dihydroxyacetone is at best only enough for a subtle tan. What’s problematic compared with many better self-tanning products is the amount of alcohol included. It’s likely not enough to cause significant irritation, but why take the chance given there are so many self-tanners that omit this ingredient?
Gives your legs an irresistible natural looking tan while minimizing the need to shave so often. The caring cream formula contains a hint of gradual tanner that builds a natural looking tan with everyday use, and makes the hair look less noticeable. When you shave less often, the tanning effect lasts even longer -- for year-round beautiful, well cared for legs!
Water, Glycerin, Cyclomethicone, Alcohol Denatured, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dihydroxyacetone, Tapioca Starch, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Chelidonium Majus Extract, Butylene Glycol, Dimethiconol, Fragrance, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
Strengths: Budget-friendly; good makeup removers; a gentle scrub; some worthwhile lip balms.
Weaknesses: Several boring formulas; no products to treat breakouts or lighten skin discolorations; problematic toners; disappointing self-tanners; the anti-cellulite products are a joke.
Nivea is a globally known brand owned by Beiersdorf, the same company behind department-store brand La Prairie and drugstore mainstay Eucerin. Among those three brands, Nivea's product selection is the weakest (which isn't saying much, because none of these lines have much of anything to offer skin). For Nivea, uninspired formulas abound, presenting limited options unless you have normal to dry skin, and even those have exceptionally inelegant formulas. The enduring popularity of this line has more to do with advertising and perhaps tradition (it has been around a long time) than with what any researcher would consider state-of-the-art.
In mid-2010 Nivea re-launched most of their Visage (facial care) products on the web site drugstore.com. These products present a few well formulated, inexpensive options that are worth your attention.For more information about Nivea, owned by Beiersdorf, call (800) 227-4703 or visit www.nivea.com.
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