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Now that we are actually having a summer for once, people are spending more money than usual on sun protection. I always make sure I have some in my cupboard which is something I have always done since my children were young and I would apply it before they went to school on a morning in summer months. Apart from renewing a bottle every now and then, the only time I really buy mulitple bottles is when going on a summer holiday abroad, where I find I need two or three bottles for a fortnight away with my partner.
There are so many different sun lotions and sprays to choose from, but for the last few years my first choice has been Nivea sun care products. I particularly like the spray products as I personally find these easier to apply and not as messy as some lotions and oils can be and so I have been purchasing Nivea sun spray in various factors for the last few years now.
When I was looking to stock up on sun protection for a recent holiday abroad to Spain I was pleased to see there was an offer at my local Morrisons store where Nivea sun care products were half the usual price. Most products were available for around £5 which was good value given that the usual price is around £10 for a 200ml spray. I don't think I would pay full price however, as there always seems to be an offer on somewhere and supermarkets, Boots, Superdrug and Wilkinsons are good places to check prices before buying, as Nivea sun care is often part of 3 for 2 deals etc or even half price as I found at Morrisons.
As I was picking up a bottle of Nivea sun spray I noticed this Nivea 'Invisible Protection' spray available in SPF's of 10, 20, 30 and 50 and after reading the label I decided to purchase one to try and bought a SPF 30 bottle.
I have used an invisible spray before by another brand and thought it was ok but still preferred Nivea overall and so didn't buy it again. I was looking forward to trying an invisible spray by my preferred brand.
Nivea state their Invisible Protection spray has a non-greasy and transparent texture which offers immediate & effective protection. It is quickly absorbed, non-sticky and is water resistant.
Directions for use are to apply generously before sun exposure and reapply frequently, especially after swimming and towelling to maintain the original protection. You must not spray on your face.
The usual warnings about avoiding the midday sun and extensive sun exposure are also given. I would say however that if going abroad it can actually be the hottest part of the day late afternoon, so it is always best to be careful and reapply sun spray often at all times and be careful in late afternoon sun also. For babies and young children it is of course safer to keep them covered up as much as possible whilst ensuring any exposed skin is very well protected.
When I came to use my invisible protection spray, I found it very easy to apply as always when using a spray and what I particularly liked here was the fact that it is invisible and therefore minimum massaging into my skin was required. I set about spraying all over my exposed skin, rubbing just a little here and there to blend it in. It was very easy to use and being invisible of course there were no white creamy marks or excessive massaging needed.
What I did find however, is that despite its non-greasy texture claims, I did find it to be a little greasy. My skin had a slightly greasy feel after application and my hands felt quite greasy too when I had finished applying the spray. My partner said as much to me when he came to use it too.
Another problem I encountered was when trying to spray the backs of my legs the spray would not work at the angle I was holding it at, so I had to get my partner to spray it for me. After a few uses, we both found the bottle was becoming difficult to spray despite there being plenty of product left inside. I tried to clean the spray top incase it was clogged and whilst it made a little difference, we still found it quite difficult to spray and then it stopped working altogether, so for the last few uses we actually removed the top and poured it out on to our hands to apply instead of wasting it.
Now I have encountered sprays not working before at certain angles which isn't a problem really if you have someone with you to help you apply it, but this could be problematic if you were alone as the spray does not work at all angles. This isn't really a problem for me personally, but I wasn't happy that the spray stopped working altogether when there was product left inside. Despite being a regular user of other Nivea sun care sprays, this is the first time this has happened and I wondered if it was down to the texture of this transparent product or did we just have a faulty bottle.
Advantages were that despite being slightly greasy, the spray didn't feel sticky and this product does a good job protecting your skin. Also it is easier to apply than the traditional 'white' spray as less rubbing or massaging into your skin is required, you can literally just spray it all over. We did find we used more product however doing this and subsequently our 200ml bottle did not last as long as our 200ml bottle of non-transparent sun spray.
I think I would purchase this again and see if we have the same problem again with the spray not working, as I did quite like the product despite its slight greasy feel. We both enjoyed how easy it was to use until the spray no longer worked. However at this moment in time I think the original non-transparent sun spray is still my preferred product from Nivea.
I bought the Nivea sun invisible protection spray as an impulse buy when out and about. It was a sunny day and we were off on a day out with the boys when we got half way there and realised we hadn't packed the sun cream (panic stations). We nipped into the nearest Tesco express and there was very limited choice of sun creams on offer but this was one of them. With it being a Tesco express we paid about £6 for it which I thought was slightly on the high side but since buying it I have seen it cheaper at local supermarkets and chemists.
It is in a blue bottle with a yellow spray lid and a little see through cap on the top to cover the spray part. We bought the factor 30 200ml one but I would have preferred the higher factor but there was none in stock.
When we got to our destination and took the boys out of the car and set about smothering them in cream. Its in a spray bottle so is pretty easy to get out, I found about 3 sprays covered my suns arm (he's 4 so they aren't that long).It smelt like sun cream but with a slightly more chemically smell than I'm used to which wasn't very nice. Now this claims to be invisible and I would say it is but it doesn't seem to spread very far and I think it's because of this. After rubbing it in my hands felt very greasy afterwards and I had to wash it off, not that it came off because it was quite waterproof which is another plus. It soaked into my both my sons skin pretty well and they didn't look too "shiny" like with some creams.
I re-applied it about 4 times (on both boys, me and my lovely hubby) during the day and we all stayed sun burn free, my older sun has very fair skin too so this is great as we usually use a higher factor on him. We did end up using a lot of the bottle between the 4 of us so I'd say its not very good value for money, you also can't really see through the bottle to see how much is left but I would say we would probably get about 3 days out worth for a family of 4.
Just in case anyone is allergic to any ingredients here a (long) list of what's in it.
Aqua,Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate ,Octocrylene ,Glycerin ,Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane ,Ethylhexyl Salicylate ,Alcohol Denat. ,Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine ,Sodium Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonate ,C18-36 Acid Triglyceride ,Ceteareth-20 ,Methylpropanediol ,Tocopheryl Acetate ,Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer ,VP/Hexadecene Copolymer ,Trisodium EDTA ,Phenoxyethanol ,Methylparaben ,Ethylparaben ,Limonene ,Linalool ,Benzyl Benzoate ,Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde ,Hexyl Cinnamal ,Benzyl Salicylate ,Butylphenyl Methylpropional ,Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone ,Eugenol ,Citronellol ,Coumarin ,Benzyl Alcohol ,Parfum
Would I buy this again? Only if I really had to, it offers good protection but I prefer the more traditional sun creams which are also better value and go further which is needed for a family of 4 with 2 very fair skinned members.
I have fairly pale skin which makes it easier for me to burn in the summer, even from the sun here in the UK. I bought this from the Co-op as it was on offer, still a bit costly at £7ish though.
--- Invisibility ---
I'm a guy (not saying this doesn't also apply to women) and the fact of walking around with smudges of white over me is very embarrassing, which is what led me to the 'invisible' protection from Nivea.
As far as the invisibility of the cream goes, I am completely satisfied; Once sprayed onto the skin it is 100% invisible, even if you don't rub it in, at most it looks a little shiny but once you wipe it around the area a bit to spread it out even the shininess disappears.
--- Application ---
The suncream is in the form of a spray, which I find is much more convenient - much preferred over the traditional creams. No more shaking old tubes to get the last droplets out, or squeezing the tube gently and loads coming out making a mess - the spray is simple and non-messy. Another advantage to it being a spray is that it seems to last longer; it is easier to cover an area of your body evenly without putting on more than you need. Although relative to that last point, it does state on the packaging to apply twice (apply, then wait for it to dry and apply again) before you go out in the sun, which I guess could mean you use just as much as the creams...
--- Protection ---
They come in a variety of strengths / SPF values. The one I've used is SPF30, which I applied in the morning of an extremely sunny day (for the UK at least!) and was out in the sun for the entire day, I didn't reapply at all and yet I stayed burn free!
As with most, it states to reapply if you get wet etc so not really suitable if swimming, but otherwise will protect you well.
--- Overall ---
Very good suncream / spray, would definitely recommend if you are prepared to pay an extra pound or two for one which takes far less time too apply and is far less messy, along with the benefit of not showing on your skin.
(Please note, I have also published this review on Ciao under the same username).
I have quite fair skin which burns fairly easily so I always ensure that I buy a good sun protection product to use when I am out and about in the sun. As I am pale, I don't like using white creams which make my skin look even more ghostly so I chose the Invisible Protection Transparent Spray by Nivea.
What does the product do?
The product offers immediate and effective protection from the sun. It protects the skin from both UVA and UVB sun rays to stop the skin burning and to protect it from becoming damaged by the sun. The product is waterproof, 100% invisible and has a non greasy formula. It claims that it will be easily absorbed and has a non sticky finish. I bought mine in a SPF 20 but other levels of protection are available.
How do you use the product?
The product should be shook well before application. You are directly to apply the product generously by spraying it all over the body before you go out in the sun. Once the product has dried, you are directed to apply it again. If applying the product to the face, you spray the product into your hands and then rub your hands over your face with your eyes closed.
Packaging and Price
The product comes in a clear bottle and you can see the apple juice coloured product inside. The bottle has some shiny blue coverage with a sunshine on it and some water droplets. There is some more information given about the product on the front and back of the bottle. The bottle has a yellow dispenser which you push down on in order to release the product and this is covered by a clear cap. The product normally costs around £14 for 200ml of the lotion but it is currently on offer for half price in Asda. It can be bought from stores such as Boots and Superdrug, large supermarkets and also from a range of online websites.
Application and Performance
You need to pump the bottles a fair few times in order to get the product started. When it is first released from the bottle, it has a really chemical aroma, a bit like hairspray which is strong and unpleasant. This dies down quickly to reveal a more holiday aroma that is typical of sun protection products. Quite a lot of the product comes out with each spritz and so you do get a good coverage. It has quite a good range on it too and the spray is powerful. It feels completely natural on the skin and doesn't irritate my skin or cause me to experience any discomfort. It doesn't make me feel sticky or unclean.
I have to disagree with the non greasy part and it makes my skin look very greasy and it makes me leave sticky prints everywhere. This doesn't bother me on holidays as everyone knows you are wearing sun lotion but at home, it may look like you hadn't bothered to wash in a while. It is quite oily and as such it makes your skin feel really hydrated and soft even when you come out of the sun. It is completely transparent as promised so it won't change the colour of your skin at all. As for the sun protection, it works really well and I have never burnt while wearing this. I must admit that I am a little obsessive with my sun cream application so I do go through a bottle in less than three days but even as I can't complain about the level of protection. It also allows you to tan a bit as it protects the skin.
This product is easy to use, comes out clear and protects the skin really well while allowing you to tan. It smells like holidays once the chemical smell has subsided and it leaves the skin hydrated and soft. If you catch it on offer then the price is really reasonable. The only drawback is that it's non greasy formula is actually quite greasy! Other than that, I am very happy with this product
A few weeks ago I found myself travelling to South Africa with work. As South Africa is in the southern hemisphere the country was in the middle of it's summer - quite a nice time to be visiting the country and escaping the icy cold weather we'd been experiencing in the UK! High up on my list of toiletries to take with me on the trip was sunscreen. Although I have Asian skin and although the pigmentation in my skin provides greater protection from the sun that for those with fairer skin it is still extremely important to protect it from harmful UV rays from the sun.
I've been using sun protection for several years now and have tried various brands. I generally prefer using oil/liquid based products as opposed to cream as I find the creams quite thick and difficult to blend. Over the last couple of years my sunscreen of choice has become Nivea Invisible Protection. This comes in various SPF factors and having been to South Africa previously I knew that the sun out there was particularly strong so I decided to go for a high SPF of 30. The product is really quite expensive, retailing at around £14.70, but I managed to get this on offer in Tesco for half that price, which is much better value for money.
The spray itself comes in a blue bottle with a yellow nozzle, which is covered by a transparent lid. There is a small clear section at the front of the bottle, which lets you see the product itself, which is also a golden yellow colour. The sides of the bottle are indented with 4 grooves, which makes the bottle easy to grip. According to the label at the front the spray is a 100% invisible, non-greasy formula, which provides immediate protection once applied and is also water resistant.
To apply, I simply remove the nozzle and squirt a bit onto my hands, before applying to my face, hands and arms. The spray comes out quite easily and has a runny consistency. I noticed immediately that this had quite a nice smell - it smells quite sweet but has some deep musky tones too. I would say that this scent would appeal to both men and women - an important consideration as the smell does linger for a while after being applied.
The sunscreen is really easy to blend in and doesn't feel at all greasy. It does leave a slight sheen on the skin but it really isn't that noticeable in my opinion. Once the product is dry a second layer should be applied. It should then be reapplied frequently throughout the day. I tended to use this every 2-3 hours when out and about, but in this case as I was working I spent quite a lot of my time indoors in which case I applied this less frequently. I also tended to wear a hat, sunglasses and longish sleeves and trousers when out and about to minimise exposure to the sun.
On a couple of days the sun was really strong, particularly when we decided to go up Table Mountain. There really is no hiding from the sun up there (!) but I am pleased to report that I did not burn at all having coated myself with this sunscreen prior to going up and reapplying once there.
Overall then I really am quite impressed with this sunscreen. It is easy to apply, blends in effortlessly without greasiness and provides great protection. It ticks all the boxes in terms of protection but it is in my opinion quite a pricey product. Still your health is not something you can put a price on and therefore this sunscreen comes with a high recommendation from me.
i picked up two of these sprays, SPF 20 and SPF 10 before my recent trip to sunnier climes.
- Price and Packaging -
The 200ml spray is quite expensive but I managed to get them a whole lot cheaper from Asda at just £5 and when compared to other High Street shops this was a definite bargain:
Boots - £14.79. Currently have a BOGOF offer on.
Tesco - £7
The spray comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a bright yellow push down nozzle from which the spray is dispensed along with a transparent clear lid.
- The 'Bumph' -
~ UVA/UVB protection system.
~ EU compliant
~ 100% invisible, non-greasy.
~ Gives immediate and effective protection.
~ Water resistant.
~ Dermatologically approved.
- My Experience -
This hasn't got the usual tempting, indulgent fragrance of other sun creams and sprays that I have used. It's quite a neutral smell but when applied to my face I definitely got a waft of the small amount of alcohol that's in the product.
It is very easy to apply and in my experience by far less sticky than the sun creams or oils I have used in the past. The downside may be that because it's transparent there are parts that you may 'miss' and therefore be prone to burning in the sun. To avoid this I sprayed it on each small area of my body and rubbed it in to the surrounding area.
It is definitely non-greasy and certainly gave me protection from the sun, not having one bit of skin burned but this could also have been due to the fact that I'd already had 10 days in the sun in April.
The 200ml bottle lasted two of us with liberal applications, 7 days and we even got the last dregs out of the bottle by unscrewing the nozzle at the top and pouring it onto the palm of my hand to apply it as once it gets to the end of the bottle as with most sprays, the liquid doesn't get squirted out. Another slight flaw in the spray is that unless it was held at a certain angle, even when half full, it didn't always spray out, usually having to be held upright which is fine if you have someone to apply it for you but if you need to apply it to your back etc by yourself then this can be a little irritating as you obviously have to hold it at different angles to spray those hard to reach places!
All in all, a very good protective sun spray at the £5 price tag that I paid for it. Non-greasy and protected my skin against the burn, having started on the SPF20 and then moving on to the SPF10 after the first week. Worth shopping around for as the RRP tag is a little steep as with so many sun creams at the moment. ..
It's summer!! We all love a bit of sunshine, although we all know the dangers of the sun and the importance of looking after our skin. Today, I will be reviewing suncream.
Nivea Sun Invisible Protection Spray is a suncream. It it currently available to buy from Boots for around £12, which is quite expensive, although there are often offers.
I first tried this spray last year as I was going on my cruise holiday (and first trip abroad).
First of all, the bottle is very attractive and I feel quite happy about bringing out this attractive bottle, as it looks quite expensive. The bottle has grips on it which means that it is easy to pick up (especially if you have wet hands from the pool etc).
The spray does have a very strong alcohol scent which is the one thing I dislike about this product as to me it makes me think that it is 'full of chemicals'. Although the alcohol smell soon fades after a while.
Applying the spray is simple; simply spray and rub in. The spray is quite watery to look at and quite runny. I hate applying the traditional white, thick suncream especially after I have just done my make up, as not only does it ruin my make up but it is messy and gets everywhere. However, this spray is great, it doesn't ruin my make-up and isn't sticky either!
When applying the spray, you don't need a lot of spray as a small amount seems to cover a large area. I would therefore say that this spray lasts a long time. I went away for two weeks and applied the cream 2-3 times per day, yet I still had around 1/3 of the bottle left when I get back.
One thing which I like about this spray is the fact that despite the fact that it is quite runny it does dry very quickly unlike a lot of normal creams which take a while to be absorbed into the skin.
While I was abroad, and used this spray around 2-3 per day, I didn't burn which was good! In fact I ended up with a nice golden tan which I was suprised at, as the weather was very hot. At home the other day, I wasn't wearing any sunscream, and I ended up badly burnt on my shoulders :(
The spray isn't at all greasy and doesn't leave you feeling sticky! You can't tell you are wearing it either which is an added bonus!!
Most of all, it works! :)
I have sensitive skin and some products aggravate it (causing spots and making my skin red), yet despite the amount of alchohol in this product I didn't suffer from any 'nastiness' from using this product.
If you are looking for sun protection, I would definetely recommend this spray!
Thanks for reading!
xd-o-n-z-x (also posted under xdonzx on ciao)
With the recent bout of nice sunny weather I knew it was time to get some sun protection. I normally buy creams or lotions to rub in but my mum recommended this one to me. I guessed it would be good because she suffers from a condition that means she burns virtually straight away and it can make her seriously ill. So I headed to my local Tesco and got myself some.
I bought a bottle of Nivea Invisible Protection Spray . Tesco are selling them at half price at the moment for £6.00 for 200ml's, you can also currently get them from Superdrug, they are full price but they are on a BOGOF, so they are both the same value for money it just boils down as to weather you want to lay out £6.00 or £12.00.
The sun protection comes in an amber coloured plastic bottle with a metallic blue label wrapped around it. It has Nivea Sun Invisible Protection Transparent Spray written on the front. Just below this the label is clear allowing you to see the liquid inside which of course looks like an amber coloured liquid but actually its clear. It is here where the factor is displayed. I bought SPF 50-High and this is displayed in large white numbers. The bottom of the label informs the customer that the spray is 100% invisible, non greasy, water proof and will give instant protection.
The bottle is quite chunky with grips down the sides so if you have wet hands this shouldn't slip from them. It has a clear lid which pulls on and off and a yellow pump action button which is always easy to press.
The back of the label gives instructions for use, a little bit of advise about being out in the sun and despite the sun protection being labelled as water proof advises you to re apply after you have been in water.
The liquid has the familiar Nivea fragrance but you can smell that it is sun protection as it has the smell that seems to be familiar to all brands.
You get quite a lot of liquid with each spray and it rubs in very quickly and easily. it is, as stated, totally invisible. Its non greasy and leaves no residue on your hands. I have used lotions in the past that leave my hands sticky and in need of a wash, there's no stickiness with this at all. The liquid just absorbs into my skin straight away and leaves it smooth and dry, absolutely no greasiness. When applying to your face Nivea advise spraying it into your hands first and then apply which is really just common sense.
I have used the Nivea Invisible Protection quite a lot and I'm pleased to say that I haven't had any problems with burning or redness. Its so quick and easy to apply and doesn't leave my skin feeling like its been coated in a sticky substance as another well known brand does. I find using a spray its easier to cover everywhere and there's less chance of missing a bit. I have had no problems with this staining any clothes or leaving greasy marks.
I would definitely recommend the Nivea Sun Spray, it offers excellent protection from the sun and is easy and clean to use. As I said I bought SPF 50 but it also available in SPF 10, 15, 20. 30 and 50+.
Its so important to use sun protection and Nivea have made it nice and easy with this one.
I went on holiday to Cuba in March and bought 2 bottles of sun spray, one SPF 20 and another SPF 15. The SPF 20 one was from the Nivea Sun Invisible range. It was on offer for £5.00 in my local Asda and I thought that as it was Nivea it would be likely to do a good job.
I used this spray for the first week of my holiday. After one day, the pump was getting jammed and it wouldn't spray on easily. I would have to repeatedly press down on the spray to get it to work. Also, I noticed that I could feel the sun burning into my back which I just thought to be normal as it was hot and a sun spray isn't going to stop you feeling hot. However, when I started using the other spray from a different range, I noticed straight away that the sun didn't feel as burning as with this spray and the new one was a lower sun protection factor! This spray has quite a strong smell to it which isn't that pleasant and it doesn't seem to be suitable for use on the beach as if the slightest little bit of sand blows into your beach bag it will clog up the spray head on this and stop it working properly. The spray also does not like being sprayed at any other angle rather than upright which is extremely irritating when you are trying to spray places like your legs and back.
Overall, it did its job and I didn't get burnt but I found my other spray (Garnier) to be much better, smelled slightly nicer also and the pump didn't get stuck! I didn't feel too put out as I only paid a fiver for my bottle but I would not recommend paying full whack for this (around £15!) as you can get much better even in a cheaper spray such as Malibu from Superdrug.
I purchase the SPF 30 (High) version of this product on holiday in Turkey last year as there was a limited selection available.
I have always been a fan of spray sun tan lotion as it is quick and easy to apply when you are wanting to get out into the sun!
Both my girlfriend and I used this product according to the instructions with regular top-ups. After the first day we couldn't believe how much we had burned so the next morning we purchased a traditional bottle of lotion.
We personally felt that this product attracted the sun to your skin more than protecting you against it, as it is an oil rather than a cream.
We also found out that because the product is 'invisible' it is impossible to see where you have already applied the product!
I have also noticed on the back of the bottle that this product is only rated with 3 UVA stars which is described as 'good'.
My personal advice - Nivea normally produce good sun protection but this really doesn't cut it.
I would personally go for a more traditional product/the other spray version that Nivea sell which isn't 'invisible'!
This sun spray comes in a bottle which fits nicely into the had, complete with grooves for grip along the side. The packaging is a nice blue plastic with a yellow lid and has a section which is transparent in order to see how much of the spray is left inside the bottle which is of course useful. There is a clear plastic cap on top of the bottle to stop leakage. This sun protection spray is available in SPF 10, 20 or 30 and comes in a 200ml bottle.
This spray claims to be '100% invisible and non-greasy'. There is an immediate problem caused by this 'invisibility' in the fact that this clear spray is quite hard to administer correctly if you are not entirely sure where you have or haven't sprayed it already. This aside, however, the spray is simply sprayed onto the skin and requires a little bit of rubbing in but absorbs much more quickly than the typical white cream sun lotion. I also found that the claims of non-greasiness are pleasantly correct, the spray can even be put onto your face (it is advised to spray into your hands and rub in rather than directly onto the face) and results in minimal 'greasiness' which is definitely a plus. The problem of white streaks across your skin that can be caused by sun cream is also avoided due to the transparency of the spray.
This sun protection also claims to be water resistant and on the whole i have found this to be true. It must be noted that the spray is not waterproof however, so does require re-application every so often if swimming out in the sun. On a recent holiday i spent a whole day in the blazing sun and didn't experience any sub-burn at all, i was using the SPF 30 and reapplied it once every couple of hours to be safe though.
The spray bottle works at all angles and can even be sprayed upside down if trying to apply it to your back, for example.
Another feature of this spray which must be mentioned is the smell. It has a lovely, quite caramel-ly smell and is the best smelling sun cream i have ever encountered!
Overall this is a very good suncream; it smells delicious, works well in terms of sun protection and doesn't make the skin greasy.
I have quite fair skin so no matter what time of the day it is I still need to apply sun protection. I wouldn't use this product at the beginning of my holiday, I would firstly use a higher factor cream for more protection and then towards the end work down to this lower factor spray. I don't think it works as well as creams but it still does provide some sun protection.
The spray is so easy to apply you simply spray on the area you need covering, the problem I have come across is as it is transparenet it's dificult to see where you have already applied so you could quite easy miss spots and be re applying on other areas!
The bottle says it is non greasy but every time I have put it on I have felt a bit oily after! And if it's gets on your hands then it's sometimes difficult to keep grip on the bottle to keep spraying!
I don't think it offers as good protection as sun cream but it's a very quick and convenient way to apply sun protection when you are out and about.
I have to say this is probably my favourite sunscreen that I have used. A lot of the time I would find them annoyingly greasy or oily, and even worse, they'd either get sand in them on the beach or make you so sticky you'd get covered in it yourself! It is a little expensive although it seems to last quite a lot longer than conventional creams, and also the factor of protection that it offers is high.
What I like about this 'Transparent Spray' is the fact that once it's rubbed in it feels like it is absorbed straight away and you can hardly feel it.
It is also water resistant, like it claims, to some extent, although I would recommend putting another coat on after swimming just to be safe.
The only downside I can think of is that often you need to spray it on your hand to rub it on your face or back, and because it is so quickly absorbed you can end up with a dry hand, although this is really just clutching at straws. Overall it is very reliable and a bit of a novelty, and don't lose the cap and have it spraying everywhere inside your bag!
Having left my daughters sun protection at her Nan's and not realising this until 5 mins before I had to leave to get her to school for a trip to the farm I prayed that my local co-op would not let me down and they didn't.
I noticed this on the shelf in factor 30 along with the normal sun cream and as it was buy one get one free I thought I would give it a go.
It cost me £10.99 for this bottle which is average price I think for a good sunscreen and as I was getting a second one for free a bargain really.
So having hurried to the school I sprayed my daughter all over with this protection, it is completely invisible which is good as that's what it is marketed as but for me I think I would prefer to see where I am applying the spray especially on my daughters fair skin but you can make out where the product has been just about by the small amount of moisture it leaves on the skin at first.
Its not greasy and is absorbed well and smells quite nice although when spraying it has a light chemical smell to it this disappears once its on the skin.
As for the protection I think it hold up well having used it this weekend on myself and my daughter and both of us not having the slightest bit of redness obviously means its working.
In future for my daughter I think I will stick to her normal lotion not because I have doubt in this product but just because I like to insure she has full coverage and with this I am left in a bit of doubt. For me though its perfect and I will be buying this again.
Whilst strolling around Boots looking for sun lotion, I came across this product: Nivea Sun Invisible Protection Transparent Spray. I wanted a transparent one, as I was fed up of walking around with white creamy stuff all over me when the sun lotion had refused to absorb into my skin. After reading the description, which stated it was "non-greasy" and "instantly absorbed", I bought two (it was on buy one get one free) of the low SPF, factor 10.
It is simple to use: you just spray it on your exposed skin, rub it in and make sure you don't miss any bits! However, don't spray it on your face as it will go in your eyes, which hurts! So spray it in your hand, then massage it into your face. One problem with it, as it is transparent, is you can't tell whether you have missed any areas of your skin, until it's too late!
As it says in the description, it does absorb instantly into the skin. You don't have to put much on to be protected. However, unlike it states, it does have a greasy feel to it.
It has a very pleasant smell (although, admittedly, you can smell the alcohol in it).
It retails at around £13 for a 200ml bottle, which, although quite expensive, does last a long time. Also, it's often on special offer - even better value!