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Non-greasy body lotions are a must, not only during Summers but also during monsoons.. ❤ They quench the skin’s thirst for hydration all the while not making it uncomfortable and hard for it to breathe.. ?
Today my review is about such a body lotion that comes with sun protection and whitening effects, from the house of a well known brand, NIVEA! ?

NIVEA BODY LOTION EXTRA WHITENING CELL REPAIR SPF 15

DESCRIPTION: Do you want a caring, extra whitening body lotion that also has sun protection factor?
Nivea extra whitening cell repair lotion with spf 15 has been specifically designed for the needs of asian skin. Formulated with super fruit extracts of camu camu and acerola cherry ,this lotion offers 50 times higher vitamin C*( in comparison to lemon extract), and helps to repair the years of dullness and damage on skin. The formula with spf 15 is free of paraben, mineral oil, colourants and bleaching, proven to protect the skin from sun effectively without leaving harmful residues.
Nivea extra whitening cell repair lotion with spf 15 helps repair: Accumulated dull damaged skin, dark spots, uneven skin tone, rough skin, flaky skin, cracked skin, itchy skin.

RESULTS: Your body skin is noticeably whiter and smoother with radiance within 14 days of regular use.

Skin compatibility Dermatologically tested.

INGREDIENTS: Aqua, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, glycerin, methylpropanediol, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, octocrylene, phenylbenzimidazole sulphonic acid, cetyl alcohol, dimethicone, glyceryl glucoside, glycyrrhiza glabra root extract, vutis vinifera seed oil, Malpighia glabra fruit juice, myrciaria dubia fruit juice, bisabolol, palmitic acid, stearic acid, myristic acid, arachidic acid, oleic acid, cetyl palmitate, glyceryl stearate, tapioca starch, sodium carbomer, trisodium EDTA, Sodium ascorbic phosphate, propylene glycol, citric acid, benzoic acid, trideceth-9, phenoxyethanol, parfum.

COST: 75ml for INR 95; 120ml for INR 150; 200ml for INR 259; 400ml for INR 375.

SHELF LIFE: 30 months.

MY TAKE ON THE PRODUCT:

The brand NIVEA has a vast range of body lotions catering to the need of every skin type.. This lotion from the brand is specifically formulated to tackle the Indian skin problems.. Like suntan, dullness, dark spots and more..

The lotion comes in a typical NIVEA packaging, that is, a dark blue cap and a white bottle.. The bottle I possess is a huge one of 400ml and has a pump dispenser, but there are smaller sizes available that are quite travel friendly.. ???

The NIVEA extra whitening lotion is white in colour and has a medium to runny consistency.. It has a pleasant, refreshing sweet smell that is mild enough not to bother the Sensitive noses.. ?

The lotion spreads easily on the skin and gets absorbed completely within a minute.. It doesn’t make the skin greasy even on the most humid days.. It keeps my normal to dry skin hydrated during the Summers and the monsoons..


But lacks to provide enough moisturisation to my skin that turns dry to extremely dry during the colder winter months and the skin feels stretchy and cracks even after applying the lotion generously…

According to me, It would suit all skin types during the Summers and monsoons and oily/combination skin might even find it apt to use during Winters.. ❤

Now, as far as the “Whitening and Smoothening” claims are concerned, I haven’t noticed any Whitening or Brightening of my tanned arms or legs even after months of use.. It does smoothen the texture of skin a little bit on prolonged use but apart from that, it hardly does anything noticeable..
Also, the SPF present is quite less to provide a decent sun protection and I have tanned quite a bit, even after wearing the lotion liberally on exposed parts of my body..

The extra whitening cell repair SPF lotion from NIVEA is just a regular, light body lotion with some added benefits of sun protection..

SUMMING UP PROS AND CONS:
PROS:

1. Affordable and easily available.
2. Travel friendly sizes available.
3. Non-greasy and easily absorbed.
4. SPF 15 Present.
5. Smoothens skin a bit with regular use.
6. Sans Paraben and SLS.

CONS:

1. Won’t suit normal to dry skin during Winters.
2. SPF present is too less to prevent skin from tanning.
3. Doesn’t live upto its “Whitening” claims.

RATING: 3.75/5

FINAL TAKE: It is a good, non-greasy, light, affordable body lotion that would go well for all skin types; but if you are expecting whitening benefits, it won’t live upto your expectations.

Hope It Helps! ❤