I was fairly impressed after using Nivea Cell Repair & UV Protect Body “Lotion” that I reviewed here, but the primary issue was that it was not moisturizing enough for my supremely dry body skin. So when I happened to spot this “cream” variant at a grocery store, I popped it into my cart without a second thought hoping against hope that this would succeed at quenching my parched skin.
What the company claims:
Nivea Whitening Cell Repair & UV Protect is a light moisturising cream with 40 times more Vitamin C extracts from Acerola Cherry & Camu Camu extracts reinforced with UV filters to repair your dull damaged skin leaving it fair, soft and healthy.
- Camu Camu, that has skin whitening properties.
- Acerola cherry, which is an astringent and has antioxidant properties.
- Licorice, that reduces melanin production; and
- UV protection that prevents the skin from re-darkening.
- Skin compatibility Dermatologically approved.
Price & Quantity: This is available in 3 sizes:
- Rs.100 for 50ml
- Rs.170 for 100ml
- Rs. 265 for 200ml
Shelf life: 30 months from mfg date
It comes in a white, lightweight, plastic tub with a screw-top lid. It is very sturdy and will easily survive many falls. (No, I did not attempt to play football with this…although it doesn’t seem like a bad idea ) Once opened, there is a layer of sealed foil that keeps the product fresh inside. A peel-off sticker at the bottom reveals the ingredients list. The mfg and expiry dates are printed on this sticker as well. The packaging is very travel-friendly and you can easily pop this into your bag without worrying about it opening up and making a mess.
What I particularly love is the 3 size options available. The 50ml tub is so cute but I had to resist from picking it up and bought the 100ml variant instead since I knew I would end up liking this and would need a bigger tub. I hate it when brands sell only sell 250 to 300ml products and expect us to buy the entire thing without giving us an option of a trail size that would enable us to figure out whether the product suits us or not. Nivea gets full marks from me in this regard.
This smells exactly like the body lotion: a fruity-floral blend that’s very appealing. I adore the fragrance and don’t find it too strong or annoying at all.
Color & Consistency:
The cream is white in color and has a whipped yet creamy consistency that’s characteristic of Nivea Soft Crème. The fluffy texture simply melts onto skin and gets absorbed in a jiffy without leaving behind any sticky residue.
This is not moisturizing enough for very dry skin for does fare slightly better than the lotion variant. In winters, I found myself re-applying this often, and if I didn’t, I had to deal with itchy skin. In dry weather, it lasts for about 2 to 3 hours max. This may last longer on normal to oily skin. In summers, this is just perfect! It provides adequate level of hydration without being greasy. It is comfortable to wear and keeps skin supple for 5 hours atleast and does not feel sticky at all.
Now for the big question: Does this Repair and Protect as claimed? I was not looking to turn “white” but I do have uneven skin tone and was hoping this would help. With regular use, I could see that this did brighten my skin and it removed mild tan easily. It does not help with spots or blemishes but it doesn’t claim to do so either. It was when I was clicking swatch pictures for a review that I noticed the difference this made to the skin on my arms. My arms definitely looked brighter and more even-toned in the photos as compared to before.
What I like about Nivea Whitening Cell Repair & UV Protect Moisturizing Body Cream:
- Lightweight, sturdy, travel-friendly packaging.
- Lovely fruity-floral fragrance
- Whipped, fluffy consistency that blends easily
- Gets absorbed quickly without leaving any oily residue
- Non-greasy even when used in summers
- Feels lightweight
- Brightens and evens-out skin tone
- Removes mild tan
- Repairs and protects as claimed
- Safe for sensitive skin. Does not sting when used or broken or irritated skin
- Reasonably priced
What don’t I like about Nivea Whitening Cell Repair & UV Protect Moisturizing Body Cream:
- Not moisturizing enough for winters and those with very dry skin will require frequent re-application
- Some may find the tub packaging unhygienic (But I find that there is zero wastage of product and since I use this after a bath, my hands are anyway clean. So no issues there )
- Contains Silicone and Parabens
This is a nice, lightweight, non-greasy body cream that is perfect for summer. I say summer since this is too light for very dry or cold weather. This hydrates well without leaving any residue and repairs and brightens skin as claimed. This has UV protection and it does feel like I tan less with on but I don’t think this would be enough for a beach vacation or sunny outdoor activity particularly since the level of SPF is not mentioned. If you liked the Nivea Cell Repair Lotion, you’re sure to love this as well. I would highly recommend this if you are looking to even-out your skin tone without expecting dramatic results overnight. If you’re looking to turn stark white, I suggest you ensure your parents are Chinese in your next birth. Sorry, couldn’t help adding that No offence to anyone
Have you tried Nivea Whitening Cell Repair & UV Protect Moisturizing Body Cream?
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