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I do love Nivea products. Nivea sun care and after sun care products have been around for years and I use them annually for hot weather in this country and whenever we go away on family holidays – especially abroad. I am really looking forward to our next family holiday in Morzine at the end of this month and I have already stocked up on my sun lotions and after sun lotions because if it was as hot and sunny as it was this time last year, then I know I will need to use them.
I love Nivea Moisturising After Sun Lotion. Nivea make a few different types of after sun lotions, some of them in bottles such as this one, and others which come in spray format. This particular lotion also contains Vitamin E alongside Aloe Vera, which is known for its healing, calming and skin soothing properties. It’s a joy to use after a hot day spent in the sun and it’s suitable for use by the entire family. I use it myself, as does my husband, and I have also used it many times on our daughter, Sarah.
This lotion’s easy to apply. Consistency wise, it’s neither too thick nor too thin and it’s white in colour. I like to keep mine quite cold in the fridge, so it feels even nicer when applied to hot sore skin. I use this also as a general moisturiser throughout the year and I don’t just save it for those days when we have been out in the sunshine.
The fragrance is light and fresh and it lingers quite subtly on the skin for a while afterwards. It’s very easily absorbed, it doesn’t feel oily or greasy whatsoever and it really seems to hydrate and moisturise parched skin. It dries very quickly so that if I am getting dressed either to out for the evening or for bed, I am able to dress pretty quickly after it’s been applied.
The added bonus is definitely the addition of the Aloe vera and the Vitamin E which really do help to soothe, calm and restore dehydrated skin. A bottle costs around £4 (for 200ml) but a small amount really does go a long way so it will last for ages.
It works a treat for all of us as a family and I really do recommend it.
If you have never used an after sun product then I think you should give this a go after a day out in the sun. Whether it's a beach holiday or a day spent in the garden or at a BBQ, if you've been out in the sun treat your skin to some moisture with this lotion.
And if you are a regular after sun user and haven't given Nivea a go then I'll say give it a shot, Nivea is known for it's quality products and I would highly recommend their suncare range.
This products comes in 200ml or 400ml bottles and can generally be found on offer in drugstores and supermarkets so do shop around. They cheapest I have found the 400ml was £4. And that will be enough for the whole family on a sunny holiday.
Like so many after sun products this contains Aloe Vera, know for it's hydrating qualities. It also soothes the skin and cools it nicely. Apply the milky lotion generously after sun exposure to rehydrate your skin and keep your tan for longer. And anytime your skin feels dry reapply. It leaves your skin feeling smooth and silky and it is being absorbed quickly and you don't feel greasy and sticky covered in a white film. There is also a very nice, fresh smell to this lotion, it always reminds me of being on holiday.
What I found with this product is that when I've been in the sun and have ended up looking like a lobster, I apply it once or twice at the end of the day and it instantly cools my skin and I had no trouble with peeling skin. But do reapply it every night for at least a week. Keep giving your skin that moisture so it doesn't get a chance to peel.
Ingredients: Aqua, Paraffinum Liquidum, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Dimethicone, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Tocopheryl Acetate, Persea Gratissima Oil, Sodium Carbomer, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Linalool, Limonene, Parfum
Overall I would highly recommend this as an after sun product, having tried many others on the market it has the best texture, smells lovely and keeps your skin hydrated and from peeling.
I love to sit in the sun, I find it so relaxing, and the weather the last week or so has been absolutely fantastic. After a session outdoors in the sun I generally always apply a bit of after sun to soothe and cool my skin.
Nivea after sun with Aloe Vera is the lotion that I'm currently using. I purchased it last summer in preparation for my summer holiday to Turkey where it got used a lot!
Nivea After Sun lotion comes in a light blue coloured plastic bottle with a flip open lid. The bottle is well designed in an easy to grip shape, and the lid opens and closes with great ease, whilst offering a secure seal.
The lotion flows from the bottle easily, and is a nice bright white colour. It has the standard 'Nivea' smell which I find appealing as a man, due to it not being too scented, but just smelling fresh and clean. The smell of this stuff always makes me think of hot summer holidays.
The lotion is very creamy, and not greasy at all, unlike some other brands, and I find that it soaks into my skin quickly, and does not sweat back out again, even in very hot conditions. It has a thick texture to it, which I find helps to make a small squirt of this lotion go a long way, meaning the bottle lasts for a long time.
Nivea After Sun lotion is available from most pharmacies and supermarkets, and is available in a variety of sizes. I personally have the 200 ml container size, and this has lasted a while, although I will need to buy a replacement before my next trip to Turkey later this month.
For around £6 though this stuff is well worth its money, and it is worth grabbing a bottle during the winter months when it is often on special offers.
This lotion does last a while and gives the skin some well needed moisture after the sun has worked its magic. I find that it helps the sun tan last longer, whilst moisturising the skin to most importantly stop the skin from peeling.
Recommended by me!
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My mother first bought this product for my older brother when I was a child. Everyone in my family is very pale and sun lotion and after sun are a must in the lowest of sun degrees. As a child I also used this after sun and found it worked. However, I started using this product again last year as now that I am an adult I like to stay protected. The product itself smells absolutely amazing and I find myself indulging in the scent often in hot weather. The lotion itself is white and of a very runny consistency. A lot runnier than the matching sun lotion. I find that this after sun moisturizes well but at the same time I find it burns rather than soothes. Though it cools at first it soon makes your skin feel raw. I like to use Coca Butter now as I find it soothes the burn better. I also find this after sun very greasy and I can't use it without needing to wash my hands directly after.
The front of the bottle has the branding logo of Nivea and the word sun from the line this product comes from. It states on the front of the container that it is after sun which means this product is not to be used as a sun lotion. It just helps to keep your skin moisturized after. The front of the bottle states that it has Aloe Vera. The whole bottle itself if baby blue and so is the lid apart from the dark blue cap. The lid has the words cools and soothes written on it. The back of the bottle has the important usage instructions. It simply states to apply generously whenever your skin feels dry.
This product is £1.00 cheaper than the matching sun lotion in Superdrug as it stands at £4.48. However, it can be found in many other stores. I would recommend this to anyone as long as you can handle the burning sensation.
I have very fair skin and am easily blushed in the sun. The problem with this is that sometimes its difficult to tell the difference between rosey cheeks and actually burnt cheeks. Two weeks ago I discovered that difference. I'd been working in car parking as a temp job and so was out in the very hot, direct sun for a fair few hours and when I got home my face was still red. I was surprised but whatever, I'm often very red anyway so I didn't really mind it. It was only after 4 hours of sitting at home in my house out of sunlight doing very little and that I was still red that I became aware I'd burnt my face. Upon proper inspection I'd burnt it badly, on the cheekbone under the eyes and also around the edge of my ears. The pain was awful, particularly to touch, in fact even if my hair happened to fall across my face it would sting. As a result I regularly applied after sun and did feel it really alleviate my pain.
I've always trusted Nivea and have many of their products sporadically placed around the house. Their products are always very gentle on the skin and at a time when my skin felt like it was actually on fire, this was a much needed assurance. This after sun has moisturising qualities and aloe vera which felt very gentle on my skin and also helped to restore some moisture where it had become a little dry and flaky in places. I applied it liberally and it was still absorbed easily into my skin without leaving any greasy residue. The cream is quite water based which makes application much easier and also means you don't waste loads of the bottle contents applying it a few times, or your money for that matter.
The lotion itself comes in a bottle different to the image depicted. It has a more sleek, curved container with a light pale blue that mimics the cool, refreshing nature of the product. It has a shut down lid which means the contents don't leak out around the sides and stay firmly enclosed within.
There is a slight fragrance to the lotion that has a very fresh, light feel to it. I like this as sometimes lotions such these are very sterile and clinical smelling, which isn't all that pleasant to have on your face where you can't really avoid it. It is a pleasant, not necessarily enjoyable, but easily mild enough to not be offended or distracted by.
A 200ml bottle of this can be bought on Amazon for £3.14 which I think is very reasonable and I bought mine in Boots for a little more than that at about £3.50 from memory. You can also buy a larger 400ml bottle although I have found that the smaller one lasts me fine and have got plenty of use out of it so far. The soothing effect it gives me after being out in the sun often has encouraged me to be a little more over cautious with my skin care regime also which I am grateful for and so I have been known to apply this also when I get in from the sun now that its summer, in addition to the sun cream I wear in the day time.
Overall I would recommend this product as it does exactly what it says and is very effective also. The aloe vera and avocado oil help to sooth and moisturise the skin which is much needed after being out in the sun, particularly for younger children who may be arguably more susceptible to sun damage. It is relatively cheap, and I never really mind spending a little more for trusted brand when it comes to skin care as I feel it is important to look after your skin, and with Nivea you do get that confidence. It is fast absorbing, but you still feel all the benefitial effects of it on your skin. It has so far helped my skin with the flakines from the sun and also prevented it from worsening as I've yet to go out for long hours since. This product does actually work and isn't just an after sun product, the moisturising benefits are worth paying for.
I'm reviewing NIVEA SUN ,moisturising after sun lotion,with Aloe Vera
My bottle cost £5 in Tesco and contains 400ml .
I'm posting the ingredients since this can be important in these kind of lotions.
Aqua,Paraffinum Liquidum ,Glycerin ,Alcohol Denat. ,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride ,Cetearyl Alcohol ,Glyceryl Stearate Citrate ,Dimethicone ,Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice ,Persea Gratissima Oil ,Tocopheryl Acetate ,Sodium Carbomer ,Methylparaben ,Propylparaben ,Linalool ,Limonene ,Parfum
***WHY I BOUGHT THIS***
When I told my niece that I'd be picking up sun protection cream for her two toddlers (whom I child-mind) she reminded me to get some after sun lotion as well.
I opted for Nivea for both items since niece was paying and uses the best, and in my opinion Nivea are among the best .
***USING and MY OPINION***
This lotion comes in a plastic bottle slightly different from the one depicted above.
Ours is a nice curvy wavy shape and there is a sprig of aloe vera leaf depicted on the label to indicate that Aloe Vera is one of the ingredients.
It has a flip top lid.
Using is simple and basic. You simply drip enough onto your hand or directly onto the area to be moisturised and massage it in lightly but thoroughly.
The lotion itself is quite runny and that's actually my preference for something like this, because a runny lotion is easier to spread and massage in while thicker creams need more intense work .
It smells nice , lightly perfumed in the manner these things are but nothing to rave about or be disgusted by either. Pleasant is the word I'd use for the fragrance.
It is very easy to work with and work into the skin and I think that the fact that it contains Avocado Oil as well as the Aloe Vera helps make it really creamy and moisturising.
I find this a very easy lotion to use and both toddlers seem to enjoy the massaging .
It gets used at the end of a long day of play,so they tend to be more amenable to sitting still for application in a way they rarely are for the sun PROTECTION cream early in the day when their energy levels are high and the paddling pool is calling to them.
Conal also likes this used on him just before his afternoon nap, and I think it helps sooth him into his sleep.
Personally I find the massaging very pleasant to do, because I adore the feeling of baby skin and love the silkiness of using this to help keep it moisturised and perfect.
After almost two weeks of intensely sunny days spent 90% out in the garden both children are sporting a healthy tan now with no red damaged areas, and that is down to Sun Protection and careful after sun moisturising in my opinion.
This isn't JUST for kids though, it is for all ages and promises to help protect against aging, retain the skin's elasticity and prolong your tan, so of course I've used this on myself and so far it seems just as effective as any of my own daily moisturisers.
This Lotion cost £5 for this size (400ml) , but a smaller bottle (200ml) is available for £4 ,which is the average price in Chemists and supermarkets I believe.
Would I recommend it ? Yes.
* Thank you for reading ~~~myloh.*
"Springtide move that fender, Springtide, move that rope! Springtide, move that dog!" Here we are on a peaceful, well it was before we arrived, Sunday morning, in Queensway Quay Marina in Gibraltar, on a photo shoot of a boat. The owner wants lots of photos of the boat but the problem is he wants them with all the grotty canvas that protects the varnish off and the posh, blue canvas, the sunshade bimini and the dodgers on. Then, after the photos it has to revert to posh off, protective on! This is a lot of work and we had been waiting for a quiet day wind wise and some sunshine to do the shoot, Jess the dog came along to help too!
Working with canvas is really hard on the skin but luckily I had taken along a bottle of Nivea Sun Hydrating Lotion which is marketed as an after sun but I use it as a general purpose moisturiser. It had been very useful in the two previous weeks when I was looking after a friends two dogs as well as our own and was out in the wind and weather a lot. Don't feel too sorry for me though, I do live in Southern Spain!
Nivea is a very well known range and I have always found their products to be of a high quality. Nivea Sun comes packaged in a pale blue plastic bottle, slightly shaped with a dark blue flip up top on which there is a small sticker saying 24hour hydration. The top closes well and has never opened in my bag whilst moving it around. Under the Nivea logo is a bright yellow, hot sun and below which is written "Hydrating Lotion After Sun". Next here is an ice cube and a pair of green aloe vera leaves enforcing the fact that this soothing after sun contains aloe vera, one of my favourite ingredients in a skin lotion. Below the cool ice cube it reads "Refreshes and helps to calm the skin. Rapid absorption" On the reverse, (I have the Spanish version), it claims to rehydrate the skin for 24hours and that regular use will leave your skin hydrated, soft and silky. Another favourite ingredient is avocado oil which improves the elasticity of your skin and claims to extend the life of a tan if you are lucky enough to have one. So a good, versatile all rounder containing proven ingredients.
What's it like to use?
The bottle is slightly squeezy so you can control how mush you need from the small hole in the top. The lotion is white in colour with a light floral scent and a hint of citrus. The consistency is is smooth and slightly runny but not out of control runny. It smells and feels fresh as you apply it to your skin and it is instantly soothing and is absorbed, yes I've timed it, in under a minute! This is important to me as I can't have hands slipping on rope or rigging or marking someones varnish with sticky fingers. A small blob will do my hands and face, more of course for other bits but it does slide on easily and a small amount can cover quite a large area making it good value even though the initial cost of nearly 10.00pounds for 400ml is in my opinion, high.
Do I like it?
Yes, it is a very pleasant after sun and my skin feels so much better be it used on hands face or the rest of me. It is as good on wan, white, hidden winter skin that needs some care as it is on summertime suntanned skin. The light scent makes it suitable for all the family particularly as it is dermatalogically tested. It is quite difficult to be exact as to the claim of 24hours hydration but I can say that with continued use my naturally pale and rather dry skin which needs a lot of moisturising, feels and looks better.
In my opinion this is a good quality after sun which you can use for all the family all year round which I will continue to use and buy. Mine was bought in our local Spanish Supermarket but I see on the Internet that it can be bought for 6.49pounds for 200ml and 9.99pounds for 400ml. The bigger size would, I think, last you for a reasonably long holiday in the sun which is always the time to treat yourself with a lovely after sun such as this.
4 stars from me as I still think it is a bit pricey, got to go, Mr Spielberg wants to take some more photos!
Thanks for reading my review which may also be posted on Ciao under splishsplash
The bottle is recyclable and the contents last for 12months after opening.
I took a bottle of this aftersun with me during my honeymoon in Cyprus a couple of months ago. Being fair skinned and dark haired, I always seem to burn on holiday despite using the highest factor sun protection I can find, so we always stock up on aftersun just in case.
This aftersun is from the Nivea range of sun products, and there were a few different types to choose from, including lotions and sprays. I decided on this lotion because if I'm using aftersun I tend to like to smother it on, and this is easier to control with a lotion than a spray. It also contains aloe vera which in my mind is one of the most nourishing ingredients which can be used on your skin. It also contains avocado oil which provides extra moisturisation.
I can't remember exactly how much we paid for this product at the time, as I think we picked it up from Home Bargains or somewhere like that when it was on offer. On Boots it currently retails at £6.49 for 200ml, but they also have a Buy One Get One Free offer on some suncare products, so I would always advise shopping round on this kind of thing as it seems to be perpetually on offer.
The aftersun comes in a bottle with a flip top lid. This can get a bit annoying as you get towards the bottom of the bottle, as you end up having to store it upside down to get maximum value for money. I tend to keep my aftersun products in the fridge, as I like the cooling effect of the cold liquid if my skin is a bit hot or just generally after being out in the sun all day and the body needs cooling down.
The product itself, like most aftersuns, is white in colour and quite runny in consistency. It spreads across the skin really well, and takes a little while to sink in. It doesn't feel particularly greasy or heavy, but I did find I was spending a few minutes walking around the apartment with no clothes on to allow it to sink in (well, we were on honeymoon after all!). It also has quite a pleasant smell, more like body lotion than aftersun. It does feel very cooling as you apply it, and cools the entire body down after sun exposure.
I was quite fortunate this year that I didn't really burn on holiday as I usually do. I wore factor 50 suncream, stayed out of the sun during peak times, and covered up if I felt over-exposed. I did get slightly red on the arms, but mainly I had a healthy glow to my skin. I did get caught out at the tops of my legs one day after swimming, as I'd missed a big section with the suncream, so ended up a bit red and sore. Still, even if you haven't burnt, I think it's important to apply aftersun after exposure to the sun, to rehydrate your skin.
This product also claims to give you a longer lasting tan. I did notice by the end of the holiday that it was the first time ever I'd actually TANNED rather than going bright red and then peeling. I usually always peel after being on holiday, but I applied this lotion religiously every day, and continued to do so when I got home. I had a nice bit of healthy colour for a good few weeks after returning from holiday, but more importantly my skin didn't start to peel as the tan faded.
Overall, I would say that aftersun is an essential holiday product, and this one in particular comes highly recommended.
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When I booked my holiday last year, I set about getting the essentials week by week so it wasn't one big expense nearer the time. As the holiday was in May this year I had plenty of time to stock up. One of the things I bought was this after sun from Nivea, I thought going abroad this was one of the most important things I'd need.
The bottle is a little different from dooyoo's picture, it has a more curvy appearance now and seems a little more modern. It is mainly pale blue in colour with a small picture of an aloe vera plant. The bottle contains all the normal information and states on the front that it cools and soothes the skin and is quickly absorbed.
I didn't think I would need to use this after sun before my holiday but low and behold I did. With all of the sun we had in April, I accidently forgot to put sun cream on and my chest and shoulders ended up ruby red. They were so sore and I just couldn't get comfortable, I didn't really want to use the after sun but I was desperate.
The after sun is a nice consistency, when it comes out of the bottle it seems quite thick but as you apply it to your skin it is quite runny and is easy to spread over the affected areas. There isn't a strong scent to this lotion, even though it contains aloe vera, I would say it's a fresh, outdoor type fragrance.
As soon as the after sun touches the red area, it stings a little but it isn't a bad sting, it's like a sting of relief if that makes any sense. It instantly cools the area and leaves the sun burn feeling soothed and refreshed. This is obviously because of the aloe vera ingredient, it is known to help soothe sun burn. I applied this after sun before getting into bed and it did help me relax and drift off to sleep even though before applying, I was in agony.
I took the bottle on holiday with me, but to my disappointment the weather wasn't nice enough to catch the sun and need to use this after sun. I haven't had to use it since that horrible sun burn in April, the bottle is still pretty much full, around three quarters if not more!
Nivea after sun is widely available to purchase around the summer months from supermarkets and places such as Boots and Superdrug. A 200ml bottle will cost around £6.
I'd, without a doubt, recommend this Nivea after sun with aloe vera, it's soothing effects are amazing and instantly cools reddened areas that are, without any after sun, very painful. Although the price is a little expensive, the amount in which you use definitely makes up for this and makes it good value for money.
So a few weeks ago I did a terrible thing, I went to the beach and forgot to put on suncream :/ my shoulders were red and painful for days. At the time I was using a Tescos own after sun cream which I found didn't have any calming and soothing effect on my skin whatsoever and dried out within 10minutes. I complained about this to my mum and the next day she came home with a bottle of this Nivea. The bottle I own is a different shape to the picture above and looks a lot better, I know from many adverts and magazines that Nivea is a trusty skincare brand and must have been quite cheap if my mum was buying it (she always looks for the best bargains!).
So anyway I put this on and instantly felt it calming my skin, it felt moisturising and it I could see it sinking into my skin really nicely, unlike my tesco one which just sat on top of skin making me greasy and sticky and kept the heat in! You also don't need to apply it too often as it keeps you moisturised for a long time and makes the skin feel really soft.
When the red faded I was left with a few days of ugly sore peeling (I as really grossed out by this as I've never sunburnt myself enough to peel) and used this after sun on it as it still had a cooling moisturising effect and no one actually noticed I was peeling because it kept my skin so well moisturised and again I didn't have to apply it too often and it seemed to help my tan stay. The smell was lovely too, which is the aloe vera and felt very calming to put on my skin and wasn't overpowering at all.
This is one of the best skincare things I own now and is definitely a necessity, especially for us England people who never know when we're gonna get caught out by the sun showing its face and burning us! I think the bottle was only about £5 and I often see the Nivea suncare stuff on offer and it's defiantely one of the more cheaper suncare ranges out there.
Also I keep my after sun in the fridge so it's extra cool when putting on sunburn... does anyone else do this???
Nivea Sun Vitamin E After Sun Lotion is a good after sun lotion that we take away with us every year. You can pick up cheap after sun lotion but trust me it never feels the same as this stuff! Most cheap and awful after sun lotions have a high amount of fragrance in them which if anything is going to irritate your sunburn even more.
So the best is what you need, I like the sun as much as the next person but there is always an area I forget to protect. This area soon becomes as red a beetroot then I'm soon in pain! The nivea sun after sun lotion is made with a soothing ingredient, which is aloe vera. Aloe vera is so soothing and cooling it has a natural cooling agent that treats your sunburn with care and helps it heal fast.
Every one must cover their whole body with sun cream during the day's heat that is a high factor especially in the foreign heat. The skin can be so sensitive even when you think your skin is as strong as anything it really isn't. The skin becomes burnt if not protected and sun damage is the number cause of wrinkles in young people.
Moisturise your skin in the night even if your going out and you have finished your day of sun tanning and getting ready to go have your holiday night out. A little splash of nivea sun after sun with moisturises and soothes the skin stopping it from peeling and flaking through the night.
In this bottle you get 200ml and the price is usually £5 to £6. Amazon does it for £6.95 but I picked mine up from my local supermarket for £4.90.
Vitamin e is what our skin needs to remain healthy and moisture is the key to keeping the skin looking younger for longer. Sunburn really dries out the skin and causes the skins top layer to flake sounds painful I know! You have 5 layers of the skin and each layer is filled with new skin cells ready to come through once the previous cells have become a few days old. Sunburn can cause damage to the skins top layer and that is why we peel. That white, flaky stuff is not a great sign for your skin. Its normal to flake if you have sun burnt but it means you haven't been protecting the skin during the day as much as you should. Remember to always apply sun protection cream throughout the day. Waterproof cream says it is waterproof but it is always best to re apply each time to return from being in water.
Get silky smooth skin on your next holiday by using this after sun after you've had a day of tanning. Never use the after sun as a sun cream protection as that can be very harmful to your skin it isn't a sun cream factor! A high factor is your best bet for healthy skin and a good sun hat investment! Great after sun and I always feels so much cooler after using it perfect for sunburn!
I am a big fan of the nivea brand, their sun cream products are very reasonably priced, much better than other leading brands, have a wonderful smell that reminds be of trips to the beach, and come in nice packaging. I am also a fan of aftersun, and thank it more many times that I have not peeled after getting burnt. This product smooths on easily and instantly cools your skin down and makes it feel moisturised. It really does help to prevent peeling as well, as long as you apply it regularly. It can be used on any part of the body, and is gentle enough to be used on the face.
The addition of aloe vera is also great. Aloe vera has long been known to help burns, and is therefore the logical addition to aftersun. I think I noticed a small difference between the aloe vera version and the original aftersun, and the lovely smell is not spoilt. I would definitely recommmend this product to anyone who enjoys a spot of sunbathing, it is invaluable in preventing peelage, helping the skin to heal itself after you naughtily burnt it, and it won't break the bank. Even better, it is often on offer in stores like Boots and Superdrug, and goes very well with the rest of the nivea sun care range.
Wow! What can i say?
After a trip to scarborough and being burnt to a crisp my boyfriend decided he was going to buy some after sun instead of using my mum's!
He started to peel very badly with a lot of dry skin, all crispy (ewww) anyway I decided that nivea was the way to go and boy it didn't let me down :)
It cooled and soothed his skin and completely helped to moisturise the hard bits of skin and after just 3 applications we could both see a huge improvement on his skin.
The cream has quite a pleasant smell to it, very fresh (though he thinks it smells like fly spray) ignore that! It really doesn't!! It is relatively cheap priced at £6.29 for 200ml in sainsbury's and is currently on offer buy one get one free. (but only until tuesday 20th july 2010)
The bottle it comes in is like a tear drop shape with a dark blue lid and a light blue body.
It really helps to prolong your tan and reduce the peeling after sun exposure. So go out and get it whilst you can because I really do reccommend this product to everyone who burns easily!!
**DO TRY to make sure that you dont get the one with fake tan in unless you know you can use it properly because you WILL go orange!
In my opinion using an after sun lotion is nearly as important as using a good factor sun lotion in helping to protect your skin and keep it moisturised after being under the sun's harmful rays...
We have always used 'Nivea' after sun lotion as it is a really good brand that promises to cool and soothe the skin, and whenever I have burnt a bit in places this stuff has done a brilliant job of helping my skin settle down and heal quicker than if without any lotion!
This 200ml light blue bottle has a screw on square lid and contains quite runny and white liquid, the cost varies but we normally buy it when it's on buy one get one free with the other Nivea products like their range of sun lotions, etc.
The front of the bottle says this stuff 'Cools and soothes the skin with Vitamin E' and has moisturising Aloe Vera which helps maintain beautiful healthy skin.
On the back write up Nivea says how good this solution is to use after a day in the sunlight and that it is easily absorbed into the skin with a formula of Hydro Lipid care Complex to helps soothe and keep up the skins' natural moisture balance.
There is also Avocado oil included to help with the skin's elasticity to help it stop drying out and peeling or feeling uncomfortable.
The vitamin E is included to help protect against premature aging which can be severe if you stay out in the sun for too long over a period of time...
This product is dermatologically tested and you simply smooth all over your skin where needed...
But does it work? Well yes, and it has a gorgeous fragrance too!
My skin always instantly feels better, smoother and moisturised and it definitely prevent most of the skin peeling which can look horrible, plus it absorbs in no time at all :(
I have seen skin wrinkle a bit if it's not got after sun protection applied, but mine has always stayed supple and I smell nice too - Bonus!
I think this deserves five stars as it really works for me :)
I have lived in Spain for my whole life and during the summer months i spend a lot of time in the sun. Therefore at the end of the day I normally have very dry skin due to lots of sun exposure. I tried many different after sun lotions but non seemed to really have any great affect. A friend recommened Nivea After Sun Lotion and told me that the Aloe Vera in it not only helps to hydrate the skin, but leaves it very soft. He was not lying.
I use this Lotion all the time now, even though I now live in the UK. I no longer ever have to worry about dry skin, and on top of that, it is not very greasy or oily, and does not leave very many marks like a lot of the other leading brands. I would not hesitate to recommend this product.
Formulated to cool and soothe sun exposed skin while making your beautiful tan long-lasting /