NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum Review + Giveaway
If you have been following my Instagram, you’ll realise I just came back from Boracay. The beaches are amazing and the skies were a brilliant blue. Since it was summer time, the sun was absolutely ablaze. I actively protected myself with sun block each time we were out. Moisturizing after showering was also a key part of my routine to protect and keep my skin hydrated in the heat.
When it comes to body lotions, my criteria is that the product MUST be lightweight and easily absorbed. More importantly, it should NOT leave any sticky residue after application on the skin.
I, thus, highly recommend the NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum because it meets all those above criterias!
Specifically, it is the perfect product for achieving even, beautiful skin. It
1) whitens 2) moisturizes 3) evens skin tone 4) and protects.
What you must know, is that it is the first ever body whitening serum with SPF25! For just S$10.90, you get a 200ml tube of the NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum with all the above benefits. It also comes with 95% pure Vitamin C that is the key to repairing accumulated sun-damaged skin cells. I will explain more about this in the later section.
I have written several times about the importance of having sun protection for your face, but realise most people, myself included, tend to neglect sun protection for the body! With anti-aging skincare, I keep at bay blemishes, freckles and uneven skin tone that reveal my true age. I work so hard to keep the skin on my face looking young, why let the rest of my body tell a different story?
Because I am *cough* pushing 30, I have a growing concern for my skin tone’s evenness. Repeated sun exposure naturally causes skin darkening in the most exposed parts of the body. For me, my arms are the darkest parts of my body; I wear loads of sleeveless tops. My legs come a close second. Comparing my limbs to the other parts of my body, it looks like I have 4 different limbs attached to a torso.
On top of that, clumsy me has had my fair share of battle scars resulting from falls, scratches and cuts. Even though the skin has healed, it unfortunately, sometimes leaves behind dark scars.
What I love about the NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum is how it does not leave your hands sticky and greasy after use. This gives me the freedom afterwards to use my laptop (like I am writing this review right now), or play with my phone without having to worry about finger and hand prints on the screen.
Massaging the serum onto my forearm, I find it is easily absorbed into the skin and leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft to the touch. I am also enveloped in a light floral-fruity fragrance that reminds me of delicate peaches as a result of generous application. Mmmm… Yum.
After a week of consistently applying the NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum, I was happy to find that the color of my arms had lightened and my normally dark scars on my legs had also faded in color. I’m half way to achieving flawless and perfect skin!
Incorporate the NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum into your daily beauty routine by using it after a shower. Simply massage the desired amount of serum onto the different parts of the body. I LOVE using the serum directly onto my skin after it has been scrubbed, cleansed and towel dried. Not only does this allow the luxurious serum to better penetrate the skin, it is a great companion for a body massage.
So why do I recommend and love the NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum? I’ve included some of the benefits in the list below.
Benefits of NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum
1) It is enriched with natural Vitamin C from Camu Camu
Although relatively unknown, Camu Camu has been included on many superfoods lists alongside powerhouses like Acai Berry, Royal Jelly, Coconut and Aloe Vera.
Found in the central and western Amazon basin in South America, studies show that Camu Camu berries contain between a 2-3 percent concentration of vitamin C (approximately 3000 milligrams per 100 grams of pulp), which is the highest known of any fruit excluding the Australian kakadu plum.
It would be great if we could consume it, but now you can apply it directly onto your skin to give it all that Vitamin C goodness.
2) The NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum contains 95% Pure Vitamin C to penetrate deeply to repair and restore accumulated sun-damaged skin cells! Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant that will help lighten skin. This improves the look of your skin in just 14 days.
3) With SPF 25, PA++, the NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum protects your skin from harmful sun rays. I always thought that applying sun block to the body was troublesome, but the quick absorption of the NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum makes it easy and very enjoyable! Yay to full body sun protection!
Aside from the 200ml sized NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum, there are also travel-sizes available in 30ML. They retail only at $2! These limited edition ones are available at Watsons and Guardian during certain months of the year. You’ll need to watch out in-stores.
75ML (worth $4.90) is also available as a FREE item in most of NIVEA body lotions banded packs which are available in most leading personal care stores and super/hypermarkets.
Now that you know the benefits of using the upgraded version of the NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum (it was previously only available in an SPF 22, it’s time to see if you’ve been paying attention. Haha.
S$50 worth of NIVEA products are up for grabs!
NIVEA Giveaway Mechanics
Question: Name the main ingredient in the NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum that gives you noticeably more radiant and fairer skin in 14 days.
Post your answer in the comment section below in this format:
NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum contains the powerful anti-oxidant, Vitamin C, that _____________ skin. This Vitamin C is derived from ______________ ______________, a natural fruit known for its high level of Vitamin C. The serum contains _____________% of this anti-oxidant.
If you need help, a lifeline or want to read more information about the NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum, you can also hop on over to the NIVEA Facebook page to browse the other complimentary NIVEA products!
Contest ends Wednesday, 28 May 2014 at 12 noon.
NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum (200ml) is now available at all personal care stores and supermarkets, including Watsons, Guardian, Cold Storage, NTUC FairPrice outlets and major retailers. Each tube retails for S$10.90. NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum also comes in 30ml (S$2) and 75ml (worth S$4.90).