Nivea Sun Moisturising Sun Spray Review

If you have eczema or just sensitive skin I would highly recommend this sun cream...

Nivea Sun Moisturising Sun Spray

If, like me, you care about your skin (and your health) you'll know how important it is to use a good sunscreen. I've been lucky enough to go on a couple of lovely sunny holidays recently and wanted to find a sun cream that would not only not irritate my eczema, but keep both my boyfriend and me well protected. We both have very fair skin. My skin's not bad in the sun but I have no desire for a deep tan and Arron has red hair and burns very easily.

I chose Nivea Sun Moisturising Sun Spray for a few reasons. Firstly, although I don't normally use the range myself, Nivea are known for their skin care products. Secondly, the sun cream is moisturising - essential for my dry skin! And last but not least, the fact that it's a spray. I guess it's more like a milk than a sun cream. Throughout all of my eczema product reviews I have come to the conclusion that a loose, light lotion is much better than a thick cream because it's much easier to cover a large amount of skin with a more fluid consistency, and it takes much less rubbing in (the more you rub the more you can irritate your skin). The fact that it's a spray makes it even quicker and easier.

What was the sun cream like?

As hoped, the sun spray was very light and easy to apply. I was pleased to discover that it did not irritate my skin in the slightest (although I did not have any eczema outbreaks at the time) and it left me feeling moisturised.

You can see from this picture how light a sun tan lotion it is (although my arm looks weird!).

Was it an effective sunscreen?

I can safely say that this is a definitive yes!

Look how pale and pasty we are>

We used factor 30 for me and factor 50 for my sexy red headed fella and it kept us both well protected on our 2011 holiday in Perpignan, France and our 2012 holiday in Alicante in Spain. Although the sunscreen says it is water resistant we were careful to reapply it regularly. The fact that it's a liquid spray sunscreen has meant that it has lasted really well so it's really good value as well.

One day in France on the beach Arron missed a bit on his ankle/ lower leg - which just goes to show how effective it is. You can clearly see on this picture the bits that had the sun cream and the bits that didn't - ouch!

Remember kids - always wear sun cream!

The verdict

I would definitely recommend Nivea Moisturising Sun Spray - both for those with sensitive skin and/or very fair skin. It is easy to use, very effective as sun protection and seemingly kind to sensitive skin (from my experience). The product does contain perfume but it didn't irritate my skin. I must confess I do love the smell of sun cream as it reminds me of sunny holidays! It's really good value too and readily available in supermarkets
and chemists.

We carried the bottles around with us on holiday in this zip lock bag - really handy, and helps keep the sand out!

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  1. Your lucky to be able to use this Nivea always gives me a rash, it's a brand I avoid. The only high street one that works for me is Ambre Solaire



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