The new purifying shower gel that won’t dry out your skin

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this clay-based body wash

Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / March 14 2019

The product

When it comes to your morning shower, if you’re someone who loves that fresh, clean feeling, you probably prefer to reach for a shower gel. The bad news is that while it may make you feel squeaky clean, you’re probably not doing your skin any favours.

Many shower gels contain harsh chemicals that can throw off your body’s oil production, leaving it feeling tight and dry. The good news? We’ve found a new kind of shower gel that delivers that fresh, purified feeling, without stripping your skin.

NIVEA Shower Clay Fresh is a non-drying clay-based shower gel. It’s formulated with white kaolin clay, which is known for its gentle exfoliating properties, so while it’s tough on impurities and dirt, it’s gentle on your skin. This unique clay-to-foam formula leaves skin feeling soft and velvety smooth.

The best part? It comes in three amazing fragrances that are perfect for a morning pick-me-up: NIVEA Shower Clay Fresh Ginger & BasilNIVEA Shower Clay Fresh Blue Agave & Lavender and NIVEA Shower Clay Fresh Hibiscus & White Sage.

Our panel of Review Crew® testers put this product to the test.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent NIVEA Shower Clay Fresh to a panel of women aged between 18 and 35 who were searching for a product that would help purify and cleanse their skin without drying it out.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about the NIVEA Shower Clay Fresh range.

How it made their skin feel: Many reviewers noticed that their skin was left feeling soft and smooth after use, rather than dry and tight (a common complaint they had about other shower gel formulas). One reviewer said, “It left my skin feeling smooth, hydrated and even more moisturised than others have in the past.”

The fresh, clean scent: Reviewers loved the fresh, clean scent, adding that it was long-lasting but not too over-powering.

The clay-to-foam consistency: Members loved the thick and luscious consistency of the formula, commenting on how it formed a rich lather that spread easily. They also said that a little went a long way. 

The verdict 

“Loved this shower gel! Felt super velvety and nice on the skin. I felt clean and fresh without the feeling that my skin was going to dry out (which happens when I use soap). The scent was nice and not too overpowering. Definitely keen to check out the other scents in the range.”
“Omg this product is awesome. It has a great smell, great consistency and is very refreshing on the skin. Makes a great foam and you use less than most other gels out there.”
“Love, love and love! I was so happy with this product after trialling it. It made my skin feel silky soft and made me feel super clean. I was a big fan of the scent, very crisp and fresh.”

Like the sound of this body wash? Read more  NIVEA Shower Clay Fresh Ginger & Basil reviewsNIVEA Shower Clay Fresh Blue Agave & Lavender reviews and NIVEA Shower Clay Fresh Hibiscus & White Sage reviews.

Have you tried this shower gel? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comment section below.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by NIVEA to Pacific Magazines’ BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by BEAUTYcrew members.

*This average star rating is based on 43 reviews and is correct as of 12/3/2019

Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani

Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.