With a SPF of 30 and UVA and UVB protection , the Nivea Sun Protection is a safe bet for our Indian winters. Usually during summers a sunscreen with a higher SPF is preferable. UVB rays are those which cause sunburns and UVA rays cause long term skin damages (premature ageing, wrinkles, skin cancer). It has a rating of PA++ and the more + signs mean more protection from UVA rays. As far as I’ve read, this system was put in place by the Japanese and is not approved by the FDA. Sunscreens which have the word “broad spectrum” are the ones usually approved by the FDA.
What Nivea claims:
‘The Nivea Moisturizing Immediate Sun Protection’ has. impressed me in many ways. I have extremely dry skin and the moisturizers I buy are usually so heavy in terms of moisturization that it kind of leaves a greasy feeling which feels yuck and so do a few sunscreens. But this when blended does not leave a greasy feeling which is a huge plus. I usually apply this 15 minutes before leaving the house. It also has a fragrance which lasts for about 45 minutes after applying.
The sunscreen works because tanning has considerably reduced with regular usage and it has become a staple in my morning skincare routine.
Final Word: In an extremely vibrant blue and yellow packaging, comes a sunscreen which, although is difficult to blend and low SPF factor (low considering summers in India!), is worth the money for its non-stickiness and effectiveness. Overall, I would definitely repurchase it again, next winter. 😉