I don't usually put lotion when it's sunny because I hate the greasy feeling when I sweat. However, I walk a mile before I reach my work place which makes me to decide to apply lotion with SPF. I was using Nivea Extra Whitening Cell Repair & Protect body milk for a long while but I did not notice that it does not have SPF. It made me to decide to switch to a lotion with sun protection.
While strolling, I saw Nivea Extra White Firming Body Serum. It has SPF33, PA+++, UVA1, UVA2 and UVB. You already know that if the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is higher, the user is more protected. Now, let me tell you that SPF is only the measure of protection against UVB rays. UVB rays are usually the reason that makes our skin to get dark when we are exposed to the sun. However, UVA does not show any indication of harm to the skin but same like UVB, it also damage collagen fibers. It’s a good thing that this Nivea Extra White Firming Body Serum covers both UVA and UVB protection.
It also contains vitamin C and Q10. Camu camu is a super fruit that is high in vitamin C that helps to boost skin whitening while Q10, an antioxidant, boosts skin repair and reduces free radicals damage. Serum, as compare to lotion, has more concentrated formula than lotion. It is a perfect combination for skin care, isn’t?
Comparing to the usual Nivea lotions that comes in a bottle, the packaging of the Extra White Firming Body Serum comes in a squeezable tube. I got mine a 200 ml tube for P295. It’s a white creamy liquid in a floral scent that is thicker than the lotion. It feels sticky at first but when it sets in, you can feel that it already penetrated to the skin because the sticky feeling disappears.
Would I recommend it? Yes! You can feel that your skin is softer after applying. However, its main highlight that says, EXTRA WHITE, did not take effect on me. I just think that the color of my skin is still the same. So, I am recommending this despite of its whitening fail because it has more beneficial points to the skin like firming and sun protection which you cannot find in other brands. It’s good for daily use for people who get exposed to the sun for a short time. On the contrary, if your work requires longer sun exposure, I would still recommend an SPF and PA+++ lotion like Banana Boat, Beach Hut and among others.