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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Blab About Beauty Tuesday: Nivea Deodorant- Double Effect Violet Senses

Product name: Nivea Double Effect Violet Senses

Product description: Specially designed formula with natural avocado extract which softens the skin for smoother underarms, allowing you to get a close shave. The delicate flower fragrance provides 24 hour anti-perspirant protection and is alcohol free.

Product directions: Hold can 15cm from the underarm and spray. Do not apply to broken or irritated skin. Allow to dry before dressing.

My thoughts: So maybe I was lured by the lovely lilac can but right from the first spray the flower fragrance had me hooked. I loved everything about this deodorant. The gorgeous scent is delightfully delicate and not too overpowering which is really calming after a stressful day. It was gentle enough to use on my sensitive prone skin and after a week of use my skin was considerably softer. I was doubtful that it would deliver on its promise of a closer shave but I was surprisingly impressed with the results. However, I found that I needed to apply it both morning and night to fight perspiration.
Product ingredients: Butane, Aqua,Isobutane, Propane, Cyclomethicone, Aluminum Chlorohydrate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Butyloctanoic Acid, Persea Gratissima Oil, Cetly PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Polygly-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Polysorbate 65, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Citronellol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Coumarin, Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum.
The pros:

  • Alcohol free
  • lovely non-overpowering sent
  • softens skin
  • provides a closer save
  • perfect for sensitive skin

The cons:

  • doesn't provide complete 24 hour protection as it claims. I found I had to re-apply and most days I'm at home. It's not a product I would recommend if you sweat excessively.
Would I purchase this again?: It's not a product I would buy for the Australian summer but I would definitely buy it again in the winter months.
Size: 100g/150ml RRP: $4.99 My rating: 3.5/5
Stockists: Leading supermarkets, Priceline, Big W, Target, Kmart and selected pharmacies





The Job Ware said...

I agree with you it doesn't give you a 24 hour protection as stated in their commercials, but it really soften your delicate skin and plus it gives whiter effect after how many use. Nice post! get well and give yourself a treat, fantastic job chronically creative!


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