“ Brand: Nivea / Sun / Type: After Sun / Subcategory: Lotion „
I went on holiday last month to Barbados, and whilst we brought quite a bit of suntan lotion to see us through my mum was actually the fully prepared person who brought with her some Nivea aftersun. Needless to say I think me and my daughter probably used this more than she did for the entire 10 days!
The Nivea after sun is recommended for use after sun exposure, and 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 and apply all over. It has ingredients with a combination of with Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and natural Avocado Oil.
Using the cream is simple and straightforward: apply after 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. We didn't really follow these to the T more just slapped it on after having an evening shower before going out for dinner and used it as a moisturiser which protected and soothed the skin all in one.
The cream itself is a slightly white-creamish liquid with a hint of a silver glimmer in it. It is not slimy or greasy, but is a bit sticky and clammy and I usually find I need to wash my hands afterwards as I don't like the feeling that lingers on. Nevertheless it absorbs in well, and does leave skin feeling refreshed and moisturised and best of all it protects from the sun and helps our suntan as we look golden brown and don't burn.
I really recommend Nivea after sun cream as it has protected our skin and neither of us have suffered with sunburn and it helped soothe peeling skin, which my daughter got a little bit on our return back to the UK. The lotion isn't a cheap one as it can probably be picked up for about £8 or £9 for s 200ml but I am sure my mum must have got it on offer for half price as no way she would have coughed up full whack for this! Despite the high price tag though I'd still use it next time I'm on holiday so it gets 5 stars from all of us!
I always use aftersun when I have been out in the sun even if I don't feel particularly burnt as I like to look after my skin. This makes me feel as though I am repairing my skin and putting some moisture back into it and think there is nothing nicer than having a shower and then applying some cool aftersun.
I love Nivea and have used many of their products for years including a variety of their sun creams and body creams. I have used this aftersun with Vitamin E previously and bought this 200ml bottle recently when I saw it for £4.48 in Superdrug which is less than half price as the full price is £8.99 which I think is quite pricey for aftersun if you pay the full price. They also do it in a 400ml size but I usually buy the smaller sizes as I find this size easier to take on holiday with me.
The bottle is a light blue colour and has the usual Nivea blue yellow and orange logo. It has a flip top and it is a plastic bottle which is firm but easy enough to squeeze the lotion out easily. It contains Vitamin E ,Provitamin B5 and Aloe vera which help to restore your skins natural moisture and is supposed to protect your skin against premature ageing, which sounds good to me! I would describe the smell as typically Nivea, a fresh cleansing smell which is suitable for men and women.
The lotion is quite creamy and thick which I like as it doesn't run off your hands when you are applying it but it does rub in to your skin easily and smoothly. I don't find that it is greasy at all and doesn't leave a film on the top of my skin like some other aftersun products I have used. As I said I will use aftersun after being out in the sunshine even if I haven't burnt but if I am a bit red and sore the aftersun does stop the sting straight away even if the soreness does come back after a while. Sometimes when this happens I will reapply another layer on the sore bits.
I read quite recently that if you put your aftersun in the fridge before you use it that it does feel lovely and soothing on your skin, and I tried it first with this aftersun and can say that it does honestly feel fantastic. I will have a shower and then lie on the bed with my undies or a towel wrapped round me and apply the cold aftersun and it feels so cooling and soothing. I make time to just lie there and let it soak in and have a chill for a while which I think is very important to do with my busy lifestyle.
I love this aftersun as I find it really does soothe and moisturise my skin after being out in the sun and stops the sting of sunburn. As long as I can get it on special offer I will continue to buy it as it is a good quality product and works well.
I must admit that sometimes, despite me best intentions, I can get a little sunburnt, it normally happens when I miss bits of my body or at the beginning of the summers so I always pick a bottle of this up and leave it at our static van, just in case.
The aftersun comes in a bottle that looks very similar to that of the standard Nivea flip top sun lotion except this bottle is a paler blue colour (I would describe as a baby blue). There are two different sizes available, 200ml which has a RRP of around £6 and 400m which retails for around £10, both prices I think are inline with other brands of aftersun. I will say that keep your eyes open for reductions, quite often throughout the summer, the Nivea sun range is subject to lots of promotions such as half price, 3 for 2 so I would always stock up then. I find the aftersun is widely available is most supermarkets, high street chemists and even shops such as Home Bargains, B&M etc.
I really like that the lotion contains Vitamin E and Aloe Vera, these are designed to sooth and repair my damaged skin. The lotion is white and of quite thick yet easy enough to rub in (the last thing you want to do on sore skin is have to rub too hard!) and I find it absorbs really easily and it doesn't leave my skin feeling oily or greasy like some creams can, like a lot of Nivea products, the cream does give my skins nice sheen, making it look in good condition.
As soon as I apply, I do find the cooling properties work quite well, it soothes my skin immediately and stops the burning sensation (there is nothing worse than that stinging hot feeling) and immediately after applying, my skin does feel a little better. Although the cream isn't a miracle worker and doesn't stop the burning fully, it helps to sooth. I like to keep mine in the fridge as I find that it just feels nicer when applying and soothes better too, I have done this for several years and never experienced and problems.
The lotion has a slight scented fragranced to it which I really like, I cant pick out exactly what it smells of, but it reminds me of holidays! The fragrance isn't too overpowering and doesn't clash with any of my perfumes and I would say it is quite a unisex aroma, my other half uses this when he catches the sun too much and doesn't complain he smells like a girl.
My mum always moans at me for buying aftersun as she says any moisturiser will do the same but I actually disagree, I am yet to find a cream that feels as nice and soothes as good as this one does.
Overall, I would recommend this and give the product 5 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.
I'm naturally red-haired and very pale and so decent sun protection is a necessity for me whenever I'm anywhere sunny. As well as using a good sun cream, I also find it important to have a good after sun cream, as this can really help to calm down my skin if it gets burnt or even pink from being out in the sun. I find myself using it so much in the summer months especially that I actually use it in lieu of traditional moisturiser most of the time. If I get a good after sun, I find that its moisturising properties give my face the soft and smooth effect that I am looking for and that further moisturising is not necessary. I have therefore been using this after sun a lot, recently, even though the sun has been rather sporadic this summer.
== Nivea After Sun ==
While I usually go for Boots Soltan range, as this is what I used to use a child and so choose it mainly out of habit, I recently decided to buy this one from Nivea as it was reasonably priced at Tesco, whereas Soltan is usually fairly expensive. The fact that this one states that it is moisturising was also a plus, considering that I mainly use it for the purpose of moisturising my face.
== What I Thought ==
I've been using this after sun both as my daily moisturiser as well as after periods in the sun for a couple of months now and have to say that I've been impressed by it. When my skin is a bit pink from being outside, I find that this lotion really helps to calm it down and get my skin back to its normal tone again. The fact that it contains aloe vera has undoubtedly something to do with this, as it's meant to be a good ingredient for sun-hit skin. In terms of it being a moisturiser, it is also effective and in general my face is lovely and smooth after I've used it (if I do say so myself). This product also lasts a very long time - I've been using it for at least six weeks and there still seems to be a good amount left in the bottle. Considering that I use it a few times per day, this is excellent value, and I imagine it would last for a very long time if you only used it as after sun on your face. Obviously, if you use it for your body as well, it will run out more quickly, but probably still last a decent length of time.
== Conclusion ==
This is a great moisturising after sun that I am very happy to have bought. It is also very reasonably priced, with Mysupermarket.com informing me that it costs £3.19 for 200ml at Superdrug, £3.24 at Boots or £4.00 at Asda. I highly recommend this after sun lotion, especially to people who get affected by the sun as much as I do.
Nivea After Sun Lotion Sensitive
Heading abroad this summer? No? Same. Time to leave the suncream, sunhats, water guns, paddling pools, after sunlotion all in the garage. Then we remember we live in England and although we like to think the weather will be miserable every summer it has that cheeky trick to sneak up on us (mainly during exam time as I'm sure every student will agree with me!). So you think you have one day of glorious weather and you go outside to make the most of it. A few hours later you realise you look like a lobster and the next day its gloriously sunny again. Well at least we can complain it's too hot as well! Enough of the story telling, a bit more about this product!
The lotion comes in a 200ml bottle which is a fairly plain bottle with not much writing on the front and a list of ingredients on the back. The lotion itself has a slight tinge of yellow to it, plain white would have probably looked nicer but it's not really that important. It is fairly thick like all after sun but unlike most does not take a fair amount of effort to rub in. This means application of the lotion is painless and easy. Unlike most sun creams and after lotions it's surprisingly not greasy so the worries of it going all over your clothes is not so bad. Also since it is easily absorbed by the skin less cream seems to transfer onto your clothes which is very useful. The lotion has a distinct smell which is quite nice, I would say rather fruity more than anything else. The after lotion is also suitable for sensitive skin which is great as at times my skin can become rather sensitive. I personally suffered no problems but you should always read the label just in case.
The bottle has a nozzle at the stop which you press down to get lotion. This allows easy use without getting too much cream, a problem I always seem to have and then have to wipe it on other people to get rid of it! I find it also keeps the bottle cleaner as well as the surrounding area. The lotion should be applied to everywhere on the body where you are burnt and I would advise places you think you may be burnt just in case. The product cools the skin making it feel far less painful. What the lotion actually does is desensitises the skin to the burning sensation so although the pain is still there in theory you can't feel it as much.
As soon as I applied the lotion onto my shoulders they felt soothed and cooler. The cream also works to moisturise to allow vital vitamins and rehydrate the skin. The pain was taken away and unless I pressed down onto the area it was pain free, I thought this was absolutely fantastic as I haven't yet used a product that works that well. I did not peel at all, my skin was restored to a suitable state after a couple of days. No peeling is a great advantage and shows how well the cream really works. Further to this the cream maintains your tan, probably through the fact it moisturises your skin so you get to keep your tan which for many will be a great benefit. So overall no pain, no peeling and you get to keep your tan!
My advice is don't get burnt. Everyone is aware of the health risks and we all know we should wear sun cream or keep ourselves covered if the sun is powerful enough. However everyone slips up occasionally so it's always handy to keep a bottle of this spare just in case. I definitely do not recommend thinking it's ok to get burnt and then use this every time because the more you use it the less it will work to desensitise the skin and eventually you will start to feel pain again. But if you do ever find yourself in a situation where you are burnt definitely grab a bottle of this. 200ml of this stuff costs just £4.99 at Boots and the 400ml is £7.99. The pricing for this product is about average but definitely worth it.
Thank you for reading.
NIVEA AFTER SUN SENSITIVE
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*Here's the science bit's already* - How many layers of skin does a human have? - Apparently the skin has 3 main layers of skin, they are as follows: 'epidermis,' 'dermis' and the third layer is a 'body layer' that is not exactly part of the make-up of skin, it is what 'we' know of as 'stretching, or elasticity'. - Altogether with all factors, there are 8 layers that we know of, and call 'skin.'
*Skin is the largest organ of the human body.*
You've woken up. Sun is pouring into the bedroom like in those 1980's Coca Cola adverts, sun kissing the torso, offering you its warm and friendly smile like a gorgeous Amsterdam prostitute coyly allowing you a glimpse of temptation, saying: "I'm out today, and I'm all yours to take, for as long as you want." Stop, think, not all is what you seem. The lovely invitation is too much for many mortal souls, who surrender their logic and skip innocently like a lamb in a sun trance. Unaware of what lays beneath the lovely rays that embraces the body with love. Sweat beads trickle teasingly down your neck, flirting with you, and with a mild warm wind whispering sweet nothings in you ear, laying there, letting it all happen to you, being seduced. Open your eyes! Stop, think, not all is what you seem. Protect yourself; you don't know where she's been!
We've all done it! Whether or not it's intentional, or on a beach; beside a pool, or just innocently being active outside in the garden, thinking your being 'healthy', the Sun has 'snake jungle book powers.' That sweeps logic aside and in turn just leaves its hot paws on you body without even a message, or a tender word saying, 'you were good! 'I'll call you!' I hope you had protection? Did I have protection? The seductive powers of the sun clears your short-term memory, like an aging politician working out his expenses. Does it matter? I'll be fine in a day or so. No-one got hurt, except for me! - But that doesn't count. It's happened before, apparently. I forgot to cover my ankles with factor 25 and she sun-kissed my ankles and toes between my Jesus scandals (had no socks on at the time) for hours, I didn't want her to stop, even when I went to play football her lips were locked smooching my ankle bone and toes, like a couple of lustful fourteen year olds trying to not get attached together by the 'his' and 'her' dental braces. It got so sore.
Luckily we live in a world that helps with these situations, regardless whether it was intentional or not. The benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists and been made available on the market since the birth of the sun. Yet, our species, often lapse in this form of activity, Hence, it isn't a big surprise when the typical British human, suddenly morphs into a 'red lobster,' - 'Nivea After Sun' - If you've not taken in what has been said before, Remember - 'Nivea After Sun.' (Originally branded, Nivea After Some Mother's Do Av Em!) - Does not lecture you by offloading skin cancer statistics on the plastic container nor tells you off, as the sixty year old nurse does while your one-night stand sheepishly asks for an emergency morning after pill. Nivea is far more 'sensitive' than that. Hence, why it's called 'sensitive,' according to my opinion; which you are reading, without 'any' other slightly connected material concerning 'skin cancer statistics' and the dreadful dangers of 'UV,' that is the seduction ingredient of 'sun rays.' Forgive me, but I couldn't off-load you to such boredom. Nivea is far too exciting! And doesn't contain any traces of 'sun!'
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. No-one understands it. Nivea AfterSun does! Because it nourishes the skin with moisturiser and replaces the youth back and adds skin elasticity. Eventually, sun worshippers get their just reward for over indulging on the UV rays by looking distinctly older than their age due to lack of moisturising. Even the Brook Shields of this world will have skin resembling a prune, if aftercare is not applied after a sun day roasting, over time. You youngsters wouldn't understand it now; but in twenty years time on a beech in Malibu, skin looking all prune like; you'll look on your decrepit digital camera and see what a beauty you once were, and wished you listened to Auntie Nivea. I did, but still the beauty faded, not that I ever claimed to have had any. What is wrong with prunes?
Gently press tip of index finger on top of nozzle and apply. A pleasant summer scent will whiff delicately with every squirt. Yellowy, white and rub slowly, without hast, all over your exposed areas after your sun seduction frenzy. Also, add if you had mild exposure and be generous to your skin. Pamper your largest organ and let it breathe in the cool sensitive cream; just as you would biting into a 'Magnum,' on a hot day; pure tranquillity. It is what your skin deserves and in return your skin will serve you well. Don't miss any exposed areas, what you deem to be unsavoury, such as your mid-drift. All unsavoury areas will remember it, and will stay unsavoury for years to come. Treat all areas with respect and cover accordingly. - A tingle will sometimes erupt on your skin and it will make you shiver with excitement. Nearly as good as the hours of sun seduction you've just encountered willingly or unwillingly. - The scent is nothing like passing a 'Lush Shop,' which makes you unable to smell anything for ten minutes prior going to near the doorways. AfterSun is more sensitive than that. It caresses the nostril hairs instead of ripping the follicle out, like an angry 'lady-man' Thai beautician, whenever a squirt is made.
*Price - 4.99 GBP at most chemists and shopping outlets - 200ml.
Ideally the product is marketed for people with sensitive skin, but even if you've elephant skin all leather in textured and called Keith Richard, Nivea AfterSun, wouldn't judge you. The experience was so good, I want a repeat performance.
Aloe Vera! - I've got my protection, but trust me on the After Sun
When your skin is sunburnt you need a specialist after sun treatment, and this product is wonderful. It does cool and soothe the skin, and you can apply heaps without it making the skin greasy, You can literally feel your skin drinking it in. The lotion contains Jojoba oil and vitamin E, and has a mild pleasant smell like normal Nivea cream. It comes in a large bottle, which lasts ages, even when you are applying the lotion after every shower, swim etc.