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With the very hot, sunny days that we were finally blessed with over the summer, I was anxious to keep my son's delicate skin protected at all times. Whilst I had already purchased a bottle of child's sun lotion which I was using to protect him at home, I was conscious that I may forget this for days out/when he goes to his nanny's house so I bought another bottle for my bag so I would have one at all times.
When I went to purchase a bottle of lotion, I had no real preference as to what lotion to buy as long as it was a high factor and wasn't too expensive. I opted for this baby lotion in the end quite simply as it was on the best offer. It was on a half price offer at Tesco at the time, so cost me just over £5 for a bottle of 200ml (it usually retails at around £10 per bottle). Although my son was now a toddler, rather than a baby, I felt that this was suitable as I knew Nivea was gentle on his skin and the high SPF of 50+ would offer him great protection.
The bottle is a dark blue squeezy plastic bottle with a flip cap. The labelling on the front of the bottle gives the protection factor and tells us this is very high. The labelling also states the lotion to be 'very water resistant' and 'especially developed for babies' sensitive skin'. On squeezing the lotion from the top it is white in colour and quite thick but not so thick that it is difficult to spread on the skin. The lotion is fragrance and colour free.
The lotion is easy to apply and a small dollop gives really good coverage. It is absorbed quickly into the skin without leaving it feeling wet or tacky at all. I applied on my son's face and, whilst it gave him a slight greasy sheen for one or two minutes after application, it was gentle on the skin and did not cause any adverse reaction. It protected my son's skin well and did seem pretty waterproof too on the odd occasions that we had to test this (although I would reapply frequently anyway so we didn't test this too much!).
Overall, I would definitely recommend this sun lotion for babies and toddlers and it is gentle on their sensitive skin whilst offering a high degree of protection from the sun's harmful rays.
As well as burning incredible easy I also have incredible dry skin which causes we a huge amounts of problems.This is why I like to ensure that a sun cream although also having a high sunfactor protection it also moisturizes the skin effectively.
When I'm in sun cream I usually try and buy it in the winter for the summer period,this is why i've always got a couple more brand in the couple and just decided to use this one. Although this is usually around about 10-15 pounds at the peak of summer I was able to find it or 6 pounds is tesco and due to the nature of nivea product although being more expensive I thought that it could be a great invest for the 50 plus sun lotion.
When I open it initially I thought that the bottle itself was incredible ineffectively as I usually use the spray version as I find them very much easier to apply I thought trying the product was worth the risk and I have to say I was disappointed. The product itself is very difficult to apply due to the thick nature of the liquid and I did find that it was important to keep the sun lotion out of the sun.Although the lotions structure simple disintegrated and it turned into a incredible runny liquid. But apart from it becoming runny in heat and as long as it applied before the beach otherwise it incredible likely to leave you sandy.
The lotion itself when it comes to its core function is incredible effective and the best that I have ever used I have to say.The lotion itself which claims to be waterproof is incredible effectively in staying on the skin even when exposed to water which is refreshing. Unlike any other suntan lotion you do have to remember to reapply the liquid around every 4 hours the suntan lotion doesn't leave the skin greasy like many other lotion which I find is a huge problem with many cheaper products and is the most effective moisturizing liquid that can be found on the market.
Overall I would recommend the product to anyone and I think its a great product for anyone of any age.
WHAT IS IT?
Sunscreen for the delicate skin of a baby made by Nivea.
WHO CAN USE IT?
It is very high factor 50 and suitable for everyone to use, but the selling point is that it is very gentle so can be used even on very young babies if they are old enough to go out in the sun. I have used it myself but it is not a preferred product, I am using it for my 14 month old daughter this summer and on my older children also.
I like the creamy feeling of this sunscreen and how easily it absorbs into the skin, it feels thicker than I thought it would be but is very pleasing to use and has got a soft texture. It is fragrance free but has got a natural sunscreen smell that I like, it is a little bit like the smell of baby lotion and I think it smells very gentle.
WHAT I THINK
I used it for our holiday in Italy because I always buy factor 50 sunscreen to go home to a hot Italian summer, my children have an olive complexion so do not need such high protection for an average English summer but because it was very hot last month and sunny I used it here also. It is strange that the weather has been better in England this year than it was while we were in Italy as it was very dreary for a change.
My daughter does not spend so long in the sun and I make her wear a hat with a brim so her face and a lot of her body is in shade. Her skin is still very young though and fragile so I was happy to see that she did not burn or catch too much sun on any area of her body, it did not stop her from going red but that was because she has been very hot and she does not like it very much. My older daughters spend much more time outside and they wear this also, they have not burned even when they have been out for a long time. I reapply it every 4 hours but do not worry if my girls are out and I cannot do this for them because I think the protection lasts for a lot longer than this and their skin is a lot more strong than their baby sisters.
It does not have to be applied again if your children have played in the water but when my children went in the sea they were swimming for a long time so I applied some more just to make sure they were safe, I do not trust salty sea water not to remove the sunscreen.
Nivea Sun Baby Sun Lotion costs about £7 for a bottle of 200ml. I think that is value but have seen that it is all sorts of prices if you shop at different places, on www.amazon.co.uk it costs only £5 and that is a bargain I think because sunscreen is very expensive.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
My daughter loves being outside whatever the weather and of course being a resident in the UK you have to be prepared for all different types of weather! Currently as we are experiencing a lot of warm weather over in the East of England it has meant my daughter has spent a lot of time outside but of course I want to protect her delicate skin as much as possible which results me in being a "bad mummy" and putting plenty of sun cream on her skin!
Due to her liking the outdoors so much I do always have plenty of sun cream in stock at home in varying brands but all suitable for babies/children. The one I am currently using is the Nivea Sun Baby Moisturising Sun Lotion which I bought in Boots not so long ago for £5.24. I opted for it purely out of ease as it was on a small stand at the top of an aisle so rather than browse the entire range I picked up the bottle and put it in my basket. Having said that I am familiar with Nivea sun and skin care products.
The Nivea Sun Baby Moisturising Sun Lotion comes in a bright blue plastic bottle with a flip top lid. On the front label it features a pale blue bear and a pink umbrella together with the product name, Nivea logo and the factor number in bold orange font (50+). On the back it features the typical information you would expect from such a product. The directions for use, ingredients list, contact information are all includes.
The sun cream itself is white in colour and has a lovely creamy, slightly thick consistency which makes it easy to squeeze from the bottle. It has a very mild aroma which seems typical of baby care products, that gentle talc powder smell but it is nothing overly fragrant and very, very subtle. Then sun cream has been specifically designed to be gentle on a baby's skin. Basically to avoid any unnecessary skin allergies.
To apply the cream you simply need to pour a small amount on to your hand or directly on the skin and rub in evenly. This sun cream is not water resistant so if your child does go into the water then you need to re-apply. And it doesn't last all day either so re-application throughout the day is a must. The cream does go a long way so you don't need to use a lot and if you do your only going to end up with a greasy child and waste.
My daughter just about tolerates me putting sun cream on her and does end up becoming a bit of a fidget. However, I do find that this sun cream does absorb easily although it does leave a bit of greasiness behind, not quite a stickiness feel to it but a feel to it so you know that something has been applied to the skin. However, it doesn't take long for this to be completely absorbed especially when out in the sun.
My daughter has never been burnt and I find that this sun cream easily protects her skin (I do re-apply it frequently) without causing any skin complaints. I really don't have a problem with it at all and I am more than happy with my purchase and would not only buy again but would recommend also. 5 stars from me.
== Product Information ==
Price: £5.24 (Boots July 2013)
Due to the increasing hot whether in Britain, I needed a good sun cream in order to protect my children from the hot sun, I wanted to get a decent sun protector for my two young children, and after reading a great review about the Nivea sun baby sun cream online, I decided to pick a bottle up from Asda whilst doing my weekly shopping.
The bottle which this sun cream comes in is a light blue, I thought the bottle looked really attractive when I purchased this sun cream and was surprised I hadn't picked it out before. I picked up a 200ml bottle which has a flip on lid, this sun cream is a easy to use, squeezy bottle which is very easy to carry around, it fits into your bag easily and can be carried around without even knowing it is there.
You only need to use a small amount of the sun cream when applying it, as it spreads in to the skin well, it makes for a quick and easy task, at protecting my two children from the sun. You get good use out of this bottle of sun cream, I bought this product around four and a half weeks ago, and have used it on a daily basis more than once a day, and I am surprised to see that I still have over half the bottle left, so this sun cream is great value for money, and you certainly get your money's worth.
When I have applied this cream to either of my children, you can see the shininess on there skin where the cream is, but it is in no way sticky or uncomfortable for the child, it does not bother them in any way, leaving them free to enjoy the sunny days.
We have had a massive heat wave in England recently and my children have spent most of there time playing in it, and thanks to this brilliant sun cream, neither of my children have had sunburn, which makes me extremely happy, as watching my children suffering with sun burn would be a horrible experience, and one which would leave me feeling very guilty indeed. Another wonderful thing about this cream is the fact that it is water resistant, my children love to paddle in the paddling pool whilst we are outside in the garden, and this cream allows me not to be reapplying it all day due to the water resistance.
Like I said I got this cream from Asda whilst doing the weekly shopping and it cost me £5, I think it is great value for money and a brilliant children's sun cream, if you are worried about your child or
children getting sun burnt, then this is a cream I am going to highly recommend as a brilliant sun cream.
I picked up a 200ml bottle of this sun lotion in Boots recently for £5.24 as we have been travelling through Northern Spain and Portugal and knew the weather was going to be good. The lotion is fragrance free and offers a EU compliant UVA/UVB protection system that provides sun protection as soon as it is applied. It is water resistant, though you are advised to reapply after being in a swimming or paddling pool. It also has a 4 star superior rating. It is suitable for children aged 3 month to toddler age, I have been using this on my 3 year old with great results.
The sun lotion comes in a blue plastic bottle and offers 50 + sun protection, the bottle has a flip top lid that is easy to use and the lotion is white and not overly thick, it is fragrance free but it has a slight smell, that I cannot really define, it just smells likes sun lotion if you know what I mean? I did find that as the temperatures increased the sun lotion would become thinner in consistency in the bottle, so it is best left in the shade, as will also become a little warmer if left in the sun. I used a whole bottle during our 3 week holiday and it was applied everyday, many times.
The lotion is easy to apply and dries quite quickly giving a slightly greasiness to the skin, which if on the beach will make sand stick to you!. It does not stain clothing and is easy to wash off in the shower and, it also left a slight white sheen to my son's skin if not fully rubbed in, I tended to notice that in the evening at shower time it had accumulated at the back of his ears. As with other lotions I have used, if it gets in your hair it will need to be shampooed out and if it gets in your eyes, you will need to rinse with clean water, also it does not taste very nice, so my son said after he opened his mouth whilst it was being applied (no harm done though!)
Overall I would recommend this sun lotion to others as it protected my son's skin well, was well priced and lasted a long time.
I bought this Nivea sun baby sun cream from Asda around 6 weeks ago now. I paid £5 for it which I think is an excellent price as it lasts for ages. This sun cream is SPF 50, and I wouldn't use anything any lower than this on my baby! You have to be so careful with babies skin, and it would be awful if my son got sunburnt! I would feel so quilty, he is one now, and I wouldn't ever let him go out in the sun without this sun cream on!
It comes in a 200ml bottle, with a lid that you just flip open, this is really easy to use, it opens really easily, and the bottle is a nice size to carry about with you in your bag, it isn't heavy or too bulky. The cream is white and pours out easily, it isn't too runny but I think it would be easier if it was slightly thicker. I always end up squeezing too much out on to my hand, and you only need such a small amount as it spreads so far. It feels lovely and smooth to rub into my sons skin, and it sinks in so easily without much rubbing in which is great as my son never sits still for very long! It is so quick and easy to rub this onto my sons skin.
This doesn't make my sons skin greasy or sticky at all. You can tell he has got it on as his skin is slightly shiny and it does slightly show in colour too, you can see he has a white cream on his skin. It doesn't bother him having it on in the slightest, he just carries on playing, it doesn't seem to irritate or bother him at all. He does have sensitive skin, and has eczema, and this has not irritated his skin at all. I smother him all over in the sun cream several times a day when the sun comes out which isn't often! But it has lasted so well so far, and I feel like I have used it loads, even though I have only used it about 7-8 days in total, I apply it so often, I can't believe how long this sun cream lasts! There is a good half a bottle still left, so definitely worth the fiver I paid for it.
My son has never had any sunburn with this sun cream on. On sunny days I have to pack sun cream for nursery, and this fits perfectly in his changing bag, the bottle is really slim and lightweight.
This sun cream is water resistant too, and on sunny days my son loves going in his paddling pool, he is in and out of it all day long with this cream on and he has never got sun burnt.
I would highly recommend this sun cream for your baby, it is perfect to use on mine, it rubs in effortlessly, and only has a slight smell to it, which is nice. It doesn't irritate sensitive skin, and really puts my mind at rest with it being SPF 50, that my babies skin is as protected as it could be if he is out in the sun!
I originally bought Nivea Sun Baby Moisturising Sun Lotion for my God son as it was a hot day and I was taking him out for a day out which involved sun exposure all day. I looked for the highest factor as he has fair skin and burns easily.
I found this is my local chemist, but it is widely available in most major super market and retail outlets. It comes in a 200ml bottle and costs between £5-£7 a bottle. I like the design of the bottle as it's made of bright blue plastic, which is quite thick but no too thick that you can't squeeze it and easily access the produce. It contains vitamin E and almond oil, which helps keep the skin miniseries, and is formulated to be used on sensitive skin and babies.
I used this product throughout the day on both my god and my own skin as I easily burn and I wanted to test it to see if it would be suitable for my own use. The cream itself as very moisturising without being greasy and was absorbed into the skin easily leaving it supple and soft. I re applied it about every two hours as per the advice on the bottle and I was pleasantly surprised to note that my skin didn't feel hot or tight all day, which is usually a problem during hot days. Once I got home this was the real test as my sunburn shows after I get home and stop being exposed to direct sunlight. I was pleased to say that my skin stayed cool and I hadn't burn at all even my shoulders were protected well.
Using this on my godson was easy as the liquid easily glided on the skin and absorbed without fuss. I usually have problems with applying it to his skin as he has to sit for ages to let the product sink in and he just wants to go and play, this was applied throughout the day without any fuss.
I would recommend this for both adults and children with sensitive skin and that easily burn. I will use this again as I like the moisturising feel that my skin had after use and the quickness that it sinks into the skin. I know there are cheaper products on the market but this one is excellent and I will be buying some more before my holiday as I would rather not come back tanned but feel happy in my own skin literally.
I'm reviewing Nivea Sun Kids sun lotion.
It comes in a bright blue plastic bottle containing 200ml.
I'm always unsure whether to include ingredients,but with this being for babies and with so many children having allergies I think I will list the content...
Aqua, Octocrylene, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Alcohol Denat., Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Myristyl Myristate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Stearyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Sodium Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Trimethoxycaprylylsilane, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Trisodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Linalool, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Geraniol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Benzyl Salicylate, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Parfum
My bottle looks slightly different to the one pictured.
There is a little boy in a swim ring and baseball cap on mine.
***WHY I BOUGHT THIS***
Those pesky kids again. I look after two toddlers and had forgotten the number of toiletry and basic items those little folk need, but with the emergence of the sun in this past week this was a necessary buy during my weekly shop from Tesco.
***USING and MY OPINION***
I like the nice bright bottle for starters, and with it's cute little guy in a swim ring bobbing around on the front it is totally evident even to little ones what this is for. Both kids now know that they don't get to play out in the sun till this is applied and so they happily fetch the bottle from the bathroom .
It has a flip top lid and the lotion is predictably white .
The smell is a reasonably pleasant sun-cream fragrance .
It is SPF 50+ which I found hard to believe, considering it is not a thick cream but rather a runny smooth lotion.
Now I have a few sun creams in my bathroon cabinet geared to adults and none are as smooth as this one.
This is very easy to apply, which is a blessing when toddlers are wriggling and squirming and eager to hit the paddling pool.
It isn't greasy in the manner some sun lotions are, just nice and smooth and thin enough that a small amount goes a long way.
Once it is applied and lightly massaged in it seems to disappear, which made me wary of it at first, but I needn't have worried because after more or less a full day of frolicking in the sun with it being re-applied 4 times (because I worried that the water play would weaken the protection ) the little ones were not in the least burned.
In the following days I felt more confident that the lotion was living up to it's promised protection, because despite a totally scorching week of intense sunshine both toddlers have not had a bit of burning and are both sporting a lovely healthy light tan.
I'm really pleased with this lotion, and still rather surprised that something so light can provide so much protection.
It costs around £6 from most retailers which I initially thought a bit steep (even though their mum reimbursed me for it ) , but in reality I would say this bottle in full use daily will last for another two weeks which works out at £2 a week (£1 per child) so it is in fact excellent value.
Would I recommend ? Absolutely. It delivers the goods and what more can you ask for ?
Thank you for reading~~~myloh.
On the rare occasions we get the sun shining in lovely London and whenever we go abroad on holiday, I always carry around Nivea sun lotion with SPF (Sun Protection Factor now we all know what that stands for!) 50+. Since a child, my mum always used nivea on us as kids and so in turn I stuck with the tradition and have religiously bought this brand and used it with my now 3 year old daughter. I was in Superdrug recently looking to buy some as when my daughter is at nursery they play in the garden a lot and it is advised to always put some sun lotion in their bag. As I couldn't find the "children" version I was more than happy to just buy this baby moisturising lotion as I used to use it when she was a baby anyway and it was on offer for half price at the time!
The sun lotion comes in a blue plastic bottle, with a flip top lid so it is easy to squeeze a blob into the palm of my hand. The lotion has been specially developed for sensitive baby skin and is suitable from babies from 3 months to toddlers. It is a slightly white-creamish liquid with a hint of a silver glimmer in it. It is not slimy or greasy, but is easy to apply to my little one's skin and it soaks in nicely and gently and doesn't leave any streaks or shine. I love this cream as it has ingredients with a combination of with Vitamin E, Panthenol and natural Almond Oil, which leave my daughters skin cream and well nourished, yet 100% protected and I feel it does a great 2 in 1 job.
Instructions are simple and straightforward: apply before sun exposure, enough to give a visible layer before rubbing in, (so it sits on the skin in a white-ish blue-ish coloured layer) and then let it dry. Next, reapply the cream all over the body to ensure adequate coverage and no missed areas. I tend to follow this instruction (more so when on holiday in the blistering sun!) and I only use a little at a time so a bottle can last ages.
I really recommend Nivea sun cream as it has protected my daughter's skin and she has never suffered with sunburn or peeling skin, and when abroad she tans quite nicely without burning which is brilliant. Sun tan lotions are not cheap, and the better the brand and the more SPF factor the more the price, so as a general I believe this usually costs £8 for a bottle but I was able to grab it for £4 so decided to stock up on 2 bottles as we are headed to Barbados this August and it sure will come in handy!
This lotion is one I will definitely be sticking with in the future for the long term, and would definitely recommend to all wanting to protect their little ones from the sunshine! Gets 5 stars from all of us!
Especially formulated for sensitive baby skin, Nivea Sun Baby Moisturising Sun Lotion SPF50+ Very High; with an ultra high balance of UVA/UVB mineral and organic filters helps protect against sun exposure and long-term UV-induced skin damage / Suitable for babies from 3 months and toddlers / Fragrance, alcohol and colour free / Very water resistant / The highly effective UV-filter combination, with Vitamin E and Panthenol provides ultra high UV protection for sun sensitive baby skin.