Product Type: Nivea Sun Care
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Soothes and cools.
Nivea Cooling After Sun Spray
Member Name: jeffjen
Nivea Cooling After Sun Spray
Advantages: Soothes and cools your skin, nice fragrance.
Just as Nivea sun care products are my preferred products when it comes to protecting my skin from the sun's harmful rays, their after sun products are also my first choice too and I have been buying this Nivea Cooling After Sun Spray for a few years now.
I always wait until I spot Nivea sun care products on offer before buying, as I usually find they are on promotion in supermarkets or branches of Boots, Superdrug, Wilkinsons etc. Indeed my latest buy was a 50% off promotion at my local Morrisons. This meant I paid just £3.50 for a 200 ml bottle of After Sun Spray instead of the £7.00 RRP. Indeed this was a great price to pay for this product, especially when also buying some sun protection spray at the same time for just £5 in the same half-price deal. £8.50 for a bottle of sun spray and an after sun spray was a big saving when compared to the RRP of £17.00 for both.
This particular Nivea After Sun Spray comes in a chunky 200ml bottle with grooves on the sides to make it easy to grip when spraying. It is specially formulated to cool and soothe sun exposed skin and Nivea state it helps ensure a long-lasting, beautiful tan. It contains Aloe Vera to help soothe your skin, but please note this does not mean it will cure the effects of sunburn and you should always ensure you use adequate sun protection and remember to reapply at regular intervals on skin that is exposed to the sun, especially when going in and out of a swimming pool or the sea when on holiday for instance. It is all too easy to forget to reapply sun protection after taking a cooling dip and this after sun will do little to help sunburned skin, so protection is always the best form of treatment for your skin.
What I do like about this product is its soothing, cooling properties as it helps hydrate my skin. After spending time in the sun when on holiday I always spray this lightly on my skin. Like many people, I do like to get a tan and I build this up gradually using adequate protection so I do not burn, but develop a gradual tan. I think we have all been there and overdone it in the sun or not used enough protection, so I always try to make sure I get it right.
Applying this after sun spray cools down my skin instantly and sometimes when I have overdone it slightly in the sun, I find this spray does have a soothing effect, but like I mentioned before, it will do little to help more severe sunburn. Also you have to massage this product lightly into your skin and if you are really burnt then you know you can't bear to touch your skin and wouldn't be able to do this. The lotion itself is white and so some rubbing into the skin after spraying is always required. Maybe an 'invisible' version like Nivea have introduced in their sun protection range would be a useful addition here too if your skin is too sore to touch.
You are advised not to spray this product on your face, but it is fine for use everywhere else. I personally find it very easy to use, it has a lovely fragrance and cools and hydrates my skin.
I have never had any problems with the spray function on this product, although I did recently on another Nivea sun care product, which resulted in me removing the top completely to use the remaining product inside. I find it awkward to use the spray at certain angles, so it is easier if you have someone to help you apply this product at times, but I still find I prefer the effects of a cooling spray rather than a lotion when it comes to after sun products.
Overall I am happy to recommend Nivea Ater Sun Spray with Aloe Vera. It is a permanent fixture in my sun care products. I have bought nothing else but this over the last few years which shows how happy I am with it, but shop around to get the best price when looking to buy as usually always on offer somewhere.
Summary: My preferred after sun product.