Wednesday, 4 June 2014

NIVEA Whitening Sensitive Antiperspirant Deodorant Review:

Long time, no see! I know! Its been almost a month (may be) since I have wrote any review. In my defense, I would like to say, I was busy and torn apart by studies for my upcoming exam, visiting my sister's place and lots other things.
Anyways, I am here now and I will stay connected, as I wish to! Today, I am going to review NIVEA Whitening Sensitive Deodorant. There is an exciting contest running on this blog which is sponsored by NIVEA and related to the very same product! If you have not noticed it yet, check it here.

I have been planning to review this ever since I put up the contest on my blog, and I bought it way before it. So, without wasting any more time and word, let us get on to the product details.

Product Description: NIVEA Whitening Sensitive Antiperspirant Deodorant- Care for your underarms.

  • Fairness for sensitive underarms.
  • Suitable for sensitive skin.
  • 48 hr reliable antiperspirant deodorant.
  • Feminine long-lasting protection.
  • Skin tolerance, dermatologically proven.

Price & Quantity: Rs. 199 for 150ml.

Shelf Life: 2 years.


My Experience with NIVEA Whitening Sensitive Antiperspirant Deodorant: 

Packaging: This deodorant comes in regular white NIVEA deodorant bottle, only with see green color theme which I really like. The spray pump is quite good and without flaw.

Texture & Smell: The spray is obviously cool when sprayed on the skin. It does not give that white awkward patch on the skin like other whitening deodorants do! Its not too greasy or watery on the skin. Actually, after a few seconds, I feel nothing on my underarms, all normal.
I loved the smell. It is not strong or too much fragrance-y type. It leaves a fresh sweet feminine smell that lingers for a decent time in hot days and for a long time (more than a day) in cooler days. I love using this deodorant if for not other reason, definitely for its sweet lovely fragrance.

My Take: The first thing to expect from this deodorant is gentle to sensitive skin, and it passes on that subject with flying colors. I have sensitive skin, and I do not remember last time dared to use any deodorant directly to my skin. But, this one is a miracle! I spray it on my skin (closing my eyes anticipating the strong inflammation), and I only feel a tiny bit tingle and cooling sensation that too for not more than 2 seconds!(WHAT!?) I was as shocked as pleased to see the first ever impression. Then, also I am in love with the smell.
In rainy-cool days, I wear it after bath and I can still feel the freshness and lovely fragrance the next morning too. But, in 40 degree or more temperature, it hardly stays for few hours like 5-6 which I feel is very disappointing.

It works as antiperspirant to some level. As I told before, in hot days, I do sweat while I am wearing this deodorant.
Now, about whitening, after using this twice or some days thrice straight for 3 weeks, I can only say there might be some sort of whitening. And I would like to put emphasis on 'might be'! My underarms were not fully dark or pigmented, but after using this, I can see 10-20% improvement. I might be wrong, and would not say that it really works for whitening underarms.

The Good Points:
  1. Lovely, sweet, feminine smell.
  2. Cute packaging.
  3. Easy to carry.
  4. No inflammation or itching or burning at all!
  5. Perfect for sensitive, and any skin.
  6. Smell lingers for a fair amount of time.
  7. Leaves a fresh feel.
  8. Does not give white patch look.
  9. Easily available.
  10. Affordable.
  11. Very much skin-friendly.
  12. 0% alcohol!

The Not-so-Good Points:
  1. No whitening effect (or very little).
  2. Does not work as antiperspirant in hot weather.
  3. Does not stay 48 hrs.

My Rating: 4.5/5.

My Recommendation: Honestly, this might be the first deodorant I have used that did not irritate my skin or give me burning sensation. I feel very delighted to use this deodorant every single time for its skin-friendliness and also for the sweet fragrance. If you want a decent deodorant with beautiful sweet smell that would not disturb your skin at all and keep you fresh and girly for a good amount of time, then do try this. I would recommend this to all (not only sensitive skin beauties).

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