Saturday, 17 May 2014

Nivea Sun Protect & Refresh Review

For the past few days I have felt the wonderful feeling of sunshine on my skin.  The kids have come out of school, pink cheeked with their sweaters tied around their waists, clutching letters telling parents to remember to apply sun tan lotion and to send in a cap for play time..  Signs of better weather on its way at last!

So I was delighted when I received a perfectly timed gift from Nivea Sun, making us well and truly prepared for any heatwave that we are lucky enough to experience.  I was sent a gorgeous personalised polka dot bag containing a selection of their new Nivea Sun Protect & Refresh range.

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The Nivea Sun Protect & Refresh range combines immediate protection with an innovative cooling effect due to the addition of menthol.  Rather than covering your skin with heavy creams or sticky oils, Nivea Sun Protect & Refresh lets you use a light and refreshing product, which makes your skin feel fresh and cool.  Just what you need on a hot summer's day.

The Protect and Refresh Refreshing Sun Lotion is priced from £15.00 for a 200 ml bottle.  It boasts a non-sticky, ultra-moisturising consistency, containing a balanced combination of silky powder and soothing oils.  It is water resistant with UVA/UVB filters for protection.

The Protect and Refresh Invisible Cooling Sun Spray is priced from £14.00 for a 200 ml bottle.  It's light, silky texture and cooling mist makes it lovely to use. It is effective as soon as it's applied and sprays on leaving no oiliness, stickiness or residue. I offers both UVA and UVB protection.

Protect and Refresh Invisible Cooling Mist is priced from £16.00 for a 200 ml bottle.  The light, skin cooling spray mist delivers a fine even layer of protection onto the skin.  The special 360 degree valve allows continuous spraying from all angles, making it great for when on  the go or during outdoor sports.  Beach volleyball anyone??

After enjoying a day out in the sunshine, you can freshen up by using the Nivea Sun In-Shower After Sun Lotion which is £6.00 for a 250 ml bottle. You apply the intensively moisturising lotion on wet skin then rinse off.  It soothes and refreshes the skin and absorbs quickly leaving no greasy residue.

We have been using the Factor 50 Sun Spray on the kids for school.  It is an almost colourless liquid with a very light, gentle fragrance.  The spray has good dispersal and doesn't drip or leak.  It is invisible on the skin and absorbs really fast.  As it is invisible it was a bit tricky to know if we had covered every bit of Freddy's skin, but the dispersal of the product was so good I felt confident that he was well protected.  Overall, I really like this mess free method of sun protection, that leaves no white marks or greasy residue, making it a very wearable form of protection for the whole family.

Now all I need is a proper heatwave and a holiday!

1 comment:

  1. Jill Stan Jones18 May 2014 at 10:39

    I fully realise the importance of protecting your children from the sun and using an appropriate sun screen. Nivea to me spells confidence and from what you have written in your blog the sun tan lotion does a perfect job to protect the childrens skin. from the harsh elements of sunlight. xxxxx



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