Sunday, July 1, 2012

Nivea Sun Protection SPF 30 - Review

It claims: 
· The non-sticky, easily absorbed formula works as soon as it is applied to the skin to provide immediate protection.
Nivea Sun Lotion SPF 30
· It also helps to reduce the risk of sun allergies
· The fast acting formula with skin’s own Hydramine provides long-lasting moisturisation for smooth, supple skin.


Usage: Apply before sun exposure enough to give a visible layer before rubbing in, then repeat to ensure adequate coverage and no missed areas
· Apply generously before sun exposure and reapply frequently especially after swimming and towelling
· Keep babies and young children out of direct sunlight
· Wear protective clothing and use sufficient sunscreen for unprotected areas
· Avoid contact with fabrics and hard surfaces to prevent staining.

Price: Rs. 299/- for 129 ml flip cap bottle

Other variants: 
SPF 30 (75 ml)
Rs. 199/-
SPF 30 (125 ml)
Rs. 299/-
SPF 50+ (75 ml)
SPF 50+ (125ml)
Rs. 299/-
Rs. 399/-


Ingredients: Aqua, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Homosalate, Ethylhexyl salicylate, alcohol denatured, benzophenone-3, Distarch phosphate, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, dimethicone, sodium phenylbenzimidazole sulfonate, cetearyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate SE, tocopheryl acetate, glycerin, cetyl alcohol, hydrogenated coco-glycerides, ethylhexylglycerin, xanthan gum, PEG-40, castor oil, trisodium EDTA, sodium cetearyl sulfate, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, BHT, parfum. 


What I liked: 

1. It offers both UV A & UV B protection. It is SPF 30 & PA++

2. It claims to offer immediate sun protection, so if you are one of those people always in a hurry and hate that sunscreen rule of applying 30 minutes before stepping out, this is a really good option.

3. It is water resistant, great for humid weather in mumbai during the rains.

4. It is quite moisturizing, hence one can safely skip using a body lotion with this, at least during summers & monsoons. No need to layer on products.  Plus it is also non-sticky, so it doesn't feel heavy on the skin.

5. This apparently one of the variants - they offer lotions in higher SPF too, upto 50 for those who stay out much longer. Plus they have smaller sizes too. 

6. No white cast! One of the big issues with most sunscreens is that dreaded white cast, but this one doesn't have that issue.

What could be better: 

1. The lotion doesn't say if it is meant for the face or the body. I decided not to take a chance and used it only the body.

2. It takes a bit of rubbing in, to blend it in well.

3. While it doesn't have a really bad or offensive fragrance, it ain't very great either. It is somewhere in the middle and could go either way for some of us. But it does dissipate after 2 hours.

Overall: This is a good option for those of us looking for a sunscreen for the body. Most of our face products have SPF built into them, but body lotions rarely have sunscreens. This one combines not only moisturizer but also sun protection making it an excellent 2 in 1 product. This is great for those of us who hate applying layers or don't have much time in the morning.

I have been using this only for two weeks though, and it during this period it does seem like my feet & arms haven't tanned. I will update this post after using it for a few more weeks, if I observe that it did indeed, protect me from tanning.

Product sent by company / PR for consideration

8 comments:

  1. Nice Review Tanveer.

    I am in need to this kind of grease-free white caste-free sunscreen. Let me get this one and try.

    Hope you're having a great Sunday :)

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  2. I too need a body sunscreen. I think its a good option because I honestly cant wait 30 mins for the sunscreen to start acting. Great review

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  3. Thank you for the review! :)
    It's really helpful.
    I hate having to wait for minutes before the sunscreen starts acting.
    I'm definitely trying this! :)

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  4. didn't it give white cast??? I am getting from the spf 50 one :( otherwise, I liked it over all :)

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    1. You are? hmmm, maybe the SPF 50 one has higher concentration of the sunscreen na? Or I'm rubbing it in more? Or else it cld be coz of skin color differences - maybe it blends more easily into my skin. God knows. :)

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  5. promising product i must say... shall chk this out soon....

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  6. i am a strong sun block user myself. i will have to try this product out. cute girl :)

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  7. i would say it didnt work for me at all... neither is it waterproof.. i used it before swimming but got tanned badly and could see it coming off in water :-/

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