Review: Nivea Protect and Refresh Invisible Cooling Mist
Here's a review on Nivea Protect and Refresh Invisible Cooling Mist
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Other Locations: Available in all leading drugstores and department stores
Alright, I have a confession to make: I usually skip applying sunblock on my body. Oh please don't hate me because I'm not being a true beauty blogger--I'm human and I do make mistakes sometimes! :D
Like most of you, I find most body sunblocks too heavy, sticky, and hot for regular use. I even had a sunblock freak accident, wherein the sunblock I had used gave me a ridiculous glowing purplish-white cast all over my body in photos! Que Horror! Good thing I came across Nivea's newest Protect and Refresh Invisible Cooling Mist, a very light and tolerable sunblock for mild to extreme sun exposure. This product will help me become more religious with my sunblock application!
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NIVEA PROTECT AND REFRESH COOLING MIST IN DETAIL
The product comes in a CFC- Free aerosol can. It only comes in one size and is a lil' bulky though. You can have one can for your office desk so you can replenish your sun protection easily and quickly at anytime of the day.
Alcohol Denat., Butane, Isobutane, Propane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Homosalate, Octocrylene, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Dibutyl Adipate, Glycerin, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine | Polysilicone-15, Menthol, Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer, Aqua, Linalool, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Alcohol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Eugenol, Citronellol, Coumarin, Parfum.
During the Nivea Summer Blast Event in Palawan, I had asked the kind peeps at Nivea regarding the main SPF content/s of this product as I don't see the usual ingredients such as Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Avobenzone, etc. on the list. Jon Lee of Nivea said that instead of the traditional SPF ingredients, this product contains newer (and perhaps cheaper) alternatives such as Benzoate, Salicylate, Homosalate, and anything that ends with the suffix -ate.
NIVEA PROTECT AND REFRESH COOLING MIST IN ACTION
The product is a sheer invisible mist with a watery consistency. If you spray it closely, you'll notice that it actually has a white tint, and the brilliant aerosol packaging just prevents it from being too concentrated and creating a white cast on your skin. It has Nivea's signature light floral scent that goes away after a few minutes and doesn't reek of that nasty classic sunblock smell. Drying time is pretty quick and even more so when you start rubbing it onto your body. After a few seconds, you'll start feeling a minty, tingling sensation that's so fresh and invigorating--to me, this is what makes the product so addicting!
It dries to a semi- matte finish with a hint of sheen--it's a great alternative to dry oils for the body: It lets you sport glowing skin with added sun protection to boot! This product is only water- resistant and if you sweat profusely, you may have to reapply this product again as I find that it has a tendency to come off with too much sweat. FYI, there are no waterproof sunblocks--you still have to reapply all sunblocks during wear, regardless of the brand. :) But at least this product's packaging lets you reapply sunblock with so much ease, and the consistency of the sunblock is absolutely non- messy. I'm practically using it everyday, especially during noontime, when the sun is high and shining mightily because the cooling effect refreshes me instantly! I recommend it this summer because this is the new way to wear sunblock! :)
Application Tip: Spray Nivea Protect and Refresh Cooling mist on a part of your body for 15 seconds to ensure that you get the right amount of sunblock to keep you thoroughly protected from UV rays.
NIVEA PROTECT AND REFRESH INVISIBLE COOLING MIST RATING
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