Aerosol sunscreen is becoming a more popular choice but in this NIVEA Cooling Sunscreen review I’m introducing you to a sunscreen feature you never knew you needed. It’s life changing and I love it, but does this one benefit counteract NIVEA’s Ultra Sport Protect Cooling Aerosol SPF50+ defects?
- The metal canister is fitted with a twist-lock aerosol misting head. The lock feature makes it pretty safe for throwing in your beach bag.
- The SPF50+ formula is broad spectrum so you get UVA and UVB protection. It’s also 4hr water resistant.
- I found the misting trigger requires a firm and steady press in order to obtain a decent spread of product. You also need to keep the can at least 6 inches away from your body, any closer and the product comes out like a clumpy form of foam. Short bursts also produce the white foamy substance.
- If you do get too much of the clumpy foam excreted it can clog the tip a little. When I was in a rush I’d often forget to wipe it clean afterwards, which resulted in a bit of caking that would impact misting the next time I used it.
- As soon as the product touches the skin it delivers a cooling sensation very similar to an after-sun cooling product. This is the heavenly feature I never knew I needed in sunscreen, until I used this product. During the hot summer days it has been a delight to use but the sensation is short lived, it’s pretty much only cooling while you’re spraying. On cold days it’s not a product I would reac h for though, too chilly!
- The product when applied properly needs little rubbing in, and it ‘dries’ quickly on the skin – I use the word ‘dries’ lightly an I explain why in the next point. However, if you end up with some of that foam I mentioned earlier, it needs to be rubbed in as it doesn’t really melt into the skin and it takes a little longer to dry down.
- This formula is touted as a “sport” sunscreen which in my experience means it has some level of water resistance, as this one does. Unfortunately I find sport formulas to be a little greasy and this one is no different. From the initial application it feels more like a dry oil – a never-quite-dry oily finish…. but not slimy. As time goes on though it does get greasier and I start leaving oily marks behind on any surface my skin makes contact with. When I’ve worked up a sweat while wearing this sunscreen it becomes slimy and it air drying is incredibly slow.
- My skin felt smooth and soft after using this product.
- It has a more-pleasant-but-still-strong sunscreen scent and it lingers for quite some time. For me, the scent isn’t offensive enough to stop me from using the product.
What NIVEA says ….
NIVEA Ultra Sport Cooling Sunscreen Pressurised Spray SPF50+ with its ease of use and sweat resistant formula, has been specifically designed for use when active.
Our high Performance, long-lasting sunscreen offers 4 hours of water resistant protection to keep up with you when are most active. The cooling, refreshing spray is immediately absorbed, touch dry and keeps your skin hydrated. It is also available in a pump, spray bottle.
With a very high SPF of 50+ Our cooling sunscreen spray offers ultra protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays. Vitamin E helps strengthen and moisturise your skin.
Australia $12.99 from Priceline, IGA, Chemist Warehouse & selected pharmacies
Does a cooling sunscreen sound appealing or off-putting to you? Let me know by commenting below!
Cruelty-free Certification/s: No
Company Statement: “Beiersdorf, the organisation behind the NIVEA brand, does not test on animals. As a global company, all our affiliates including Australia and New Zealand, are aligned on this stance. We believe animal testing is not required to prove the safety and effectiveness of our products.
In China, however, animal testing is mandated by law for the official registration and certification of the safety of certain product categories. In this case, the tests are conducted by local institutions authorised by the state not by the companies selling the product. Our goal is to convince these authorities that animal testing for cosmetic products is unnecessary and to advocate for the international acceptance of alternative testing methods.”
Source: Nivea Australia
Palm Oil-free: No (Nivea’s palm oil information)
Active Ingredients: Homosolate 60 mg/g, Butyl methoxybenzoylmethane 30 mg/g, Octocrylene 30 mg/g, Octyl salicylate 30 mg/g, Bemotrizinol 1.8 mg/g. Contains: Phenoxyethanol