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Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin

New NIVEA SUN Sensitive Protect SPF50

Broad spectrum protection for sensitive skin

NIVEA Sun Sensitive

See how a UV camera shows what the sun is really doing to our skin

NIVEA SUN SENSITIVE PROTECT
SOOTHES SENSITIVE SKIN

Nivea sun sensitive protect soothes sensitive skin

Sunscreen especially developed for sensitive skin

Keep skin reactions at bay

NIVEA SUN Sensitive Protect SPF50 range has been especially developed to help protect sensitive skin from UV damage.

The SPF50 formula with UVA and UVB protection, protects against skin ageing and sunburn and is dermatologically tested.

The non-greasy sunscreen formula helps to soothe and calm reactive skin with Aloe Vera and Chamomile. Plus, the fragrance free formula with moisturising Vitamin E helps protect and repair the skin by keeping it hydrated, resulting in it being less vulnerable to sun damage.

Ingredients

Learn more about our ingredients

Aloe Vera

aloe vera

Originally the aloe vera plant comes from the Arabian Peninsula. Meanwhile it is found in many regions, including the Mediterranean, Mexico and India. The aloe vera plant has been used medicinally for thousands of years to protect, heal and soothe the skin. The gel of the aloe vera plant provides the skin with moisture and protects it from drying out at the same time.

Chamomile

chamomile

As an ingredient, chamomile is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. It also has the ability to neutralise skin irritants.

Due to its gentle but effective healing properties; chamomile is especially suited for use and treatment of overly dry, tender and sensitive skin. It’s soothing, refreshing effects help to heal sensitive skin without irritating it.

Vitamin E

vitamin e

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that neutralises free radicals while providing a level of protection against negative external influences like the sun's harmful UV rays. Free radicals damage collagen and cause skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin E helps protect and repair the skin by keeping it hydrated and moisturised, resulting in it being less vulnerable to sun damage

UVA UVB Filters

UVA UVB Filters

Sunscreen protects your skin against damage caused by exposure to UV rays by means of UVA and UVB filters that absorb and reflect harmful UV light. When you apply sunscreen, the UV filters form a thin, protective barrier on the surface of your skin and essentially absorb the harmful UV radiation before it penetrates and damages your skin.

How much Sunscreen to apply?

Many Australians apply too little sunscreen before heading outdoors. Knowing how to apply sunscreen is crucial for ensuring your skin is properly protected to help prevent sun damage.

  • Firstly make sure you apply your sunscreen 20 minutes before going into the sun.
  • Secondly, use approximately 7 NIVEA measuring spoons or 35ml for a full body application to adequately protect your body from sun damage.

Remember to reapply sunscreen lotion every two hours, and immediately after sweating, swimming and towel drying off.

*7 NIVEA teaspoon/35ml recommended for an average adult

how much sunscreen to apply

Protect your Skin, Love the Beach

100% compliant with Hawaii Reef Bill

We know that reefs are suffering at the hands of global climate change due to rising ocean temperatures, as the stress of warm water causes corals to bleach. In addition, studies have shown that the UV filters Oxybenzone and Octinoxate can have a negative impact on coral reefs. As a result, the Hawaii Reef Bill proposes to ban the two UV filters Oxybenzone and Octinoxate from Jan 2021. The NIVEA SUN range is 100% compliant with the Hawaii Reef Bill.

Octinoxate is also known as Octyl Methoxycinnamate

Interview

On sun and sunscreen

A chat with Dr. Reto Peirano, Beiersdorf Laboratory Manager for NIVEA Sun

If there's one thing we all know, it's that we shouldn't spend a long time in the sun without sunscreen on. Why is that?

Well, as soon as the skin is exposed to UV rays, harmful substances like free radicals can be developed in cells and this can lead to short, and long-term damage to the skin. To avoid damage, skin possesses its own protective mechanisms which are activated immediately after sun exposure – such as the natural production of the brown pigment melanin, which surrounds the most important part of the cell’s nucleus, like a protective shield and absorbs harmful UV rays and fights free radicals. But melanin builds up very slowly and has a limited potential to work against the sun. That’s why we should certainly be using sunscreen as an additional layer of protection.

ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE. PROLONGED HIGH-RISK SUN EXPOSURE SHOULD BE AVOIDED. USE IN ACCORDANCE WITH DIRECTIONS IS REQUIRED FOR EFFECTIVE SUN PROTECTION.