On the way to the grocery I saw selected Nivea products on sale. Since I'm on the lookout for a new moisturizer, particularly something with a higher SPF I decided to check it out.
In a sea of sunblocks, the words daily, refreshing, fluid and SPF 30 caught my attention. Priced at Php220, not bad I thought, but with a 50% discount...tempting. Truth be told, I'm not really a fan of Nivea, I find their products (the ones I've tried) a bit sticky and not really hiyang with me. I still needed a bit of convincing so I asked the sales assistant about the sale, he told me that Nivea has a new packaging and they had to get rid of the "old" products so they can order the ones with the new packaging. Fine! For Php110, sold!
According to Nivea:
- SPF 30
- Daily protection against sun induced skin damages
- Non-sticky and fast absorbing
- Highly effective UV protection
- Dermatologically proven
Nivea Sun Refreshing Fluid has a thinner texture compared to my (Pond's Anti-Aging) moisturizer, almost runny in fact, I think this is the fluid part of the name.
It's also lighter and not greasy at all.
Easily absorbed in a few minutes.
While I didn't experience anything refreshing, it definitely moisturized my skin without making it appear shiny or oily.
Downer though, I was kinda disappointed with the smell, it has this generic sunblock scent, the kind that reminds you of resort locker rooms. No biggie, I got over it after a couple of applications.
- Gentle for everyday use
- Higher SPF than my other moisturizer
- Very light and non-greasy on my skin
- Very affordable
- The generic sunblock smell
I've been using Nivea Sun Refreshing Fluid Protect for more than a week now and so far, I have no complaints. I like that it's light, non-greasy at all and has SPF 30 (higher than the moisturizer I'm using), you can never have too much SPF. It's in now a part of my daily morning ritual. Me Likey!
Repurchase? After a week, I bought the last box of Nivea Sun Refreshing Fluid on sale.