Review | Belle Nigelle Relaxing Massage Cream

Want to know my thoughts on the Belle Nigelle Relaxing Massage Cream?
Review | Belle Nigelle Relaxing Massage Cream

What Belle Nigelle Say
“Formulated with a base of Black Seed Oil and Cinnamon Essential Oil, contains Capsicum, which has a warming effect on the skin. Ideal for relaxing muscles and for massage. Do not apply to the face, wounds and deteriorated skin. Dermatologically tested”

 

Price
For 100ml this product retails for £16.00 which I think is a tad overpriced.
Packaging
The product comes packed in a nice cardboard box which to me looks fairly classy but inside is a plastic tub which houses the cream. To me, I think the cream would have been much more suited in a glass jar as I think the plastic tub gives the cream a cheap feel which it certainly isn’t.
Review | Belle Nigelle Relaxing Massage Cream
Review | Belle Nigelle Relaxing Massage Cream
Review | Belle Nigelle Relaxing Massage Cream
My Thoughts
Now I was super excited to receive this cream as I’m always wanting to practice my massage at home but lack any form of medium other than talc, so I thought this would come in handy. First of all, the smell is quite spicy, which normally I don’t like because I suffer from migraines, especially when I do my aromatherapy at college (I feel sick just thinking about it) but this wasn’t too strong at all and I quite liked the scent. So I decided to try this on Marc, by doing the back and neck part of the Indian head massage. When I first applied the cream onto my hands it was cold but it soon warmed up and evolved into a nice soothing oil once on the skin. At first I thought it was a great medium but in next to no time it had completely absorbed into the skin. I then had to keep dipping into the pot and stopping the massage. In the end I gave up. After, I tested the cream out on myself, as a moisturiser to see how that worked out. It worked well, wasn’t sticky and helped to relax my muscles due to the warming effect. Although gutted I wouldn’t be able to use it as a massage medium I was pleased that I had a use for it.
Pros
  • Not sticky
  • Nice spicy smell
  • Warming on the skin
  • Good for use as a body moisturiser – absorbs quickly
  • Helps to relax muscles due to the warming effect

 

Cons
  • Expensive
  • Cheep looking/feeling passaging
  • Not good as a massage medium – absorbs quickly

 

Overall
I think for £16.00 this is way overpriced and in my opinion, doesn’t make a good massage medium. However, as a moisturiser, it works well, smells nice and has a nice relaxing effect on the muscles. But in all honesty, I would purchase this as I feel like there are many cheaper alternatives on the market than are much more effective.
Have you tried the Belle Nigelle Relaxing Body Cream?
Shannon xo
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