Friday, February 20, 2015

Nivea Extra Whitening Skin Therapy Serum SPF33 PA+++

Nivea's Extra Whitening Skin Therapy Serum SPF33 PA+++ is absolutely brilliant. The silky body serum, fragranced with the beautifully fresh citrus scent is different than the usual body lotion due to a few reasons. Firstly, the serum formulation. Secondly, it provides UVA and UVB broad spectrum protection. To top it off, re-application throughout the day is not required. How awesome is that?!

Name: Nivea Extra Whitening Skin Therapy Serum SPF33 PA+++
Price: RM 19.90 for 180 ml
Made in: Thailand

The packaging tells you what it does, it infuses the skin with 95% pure Vitamin C derivative which provides 10× more whitening effect (than 4-Butylresorcinol) in order to repair dull and sun damaged skin, giving long lasting fairness as early as 14 days.

One of the draws, like I mentioned, was the serum texture. It spreads fairly easily despite what the thick texture may imply, and absorbs in a jiffy, leaving skin feeling smooth and supple. I am inordinately pleased with my find; something that does not leave my skin clammy in this hot and humid condition is a dream come true.

This is best applied immediately after a nice hot shower. The rate at which it sinks in increases after scrubbing down with an exfoliator or a loofah! Most days, my regimen looks something like this: Extra Whitening Skin Therapy Serum in the AM, Whitening Night Serum in the PM and In-shower Skin Conditioner as my ace for lazy days (we know often these days come by, haha!).

Now, it may offer SPF33 PA+++ protection but I am not recommending that you replace your actual sunscreen with the serum and wear it to the beach. It covers the bill for everyday use though for e.g. walking to a restaurant for lunch, making a coffee run or driving to an event after work.

And since I am an expert in all things related to brightening, I have a few words of wisdom to stuff down your throat. To be honest though, I am not - I was mocked by friends when I professed my love for Snow White (they said I was better off liking Jasmine). Nonetheless, you will still listen to me right?

Slather brightening products as if they were free.
Long sleeves, long everything is your best bet.
Bring an umbrella everywhere.
Consume sun-fighting superfoods such as tomatoes, carrots, spinach and watermelon.

The extremely helpful 14 days calender prepared by Nivea~

There you have it! If you are on the lookout for a body lotion that defends against sun rays then you may fancy a go at Nivea's Extra Whitening Skin Therapy Serum.

The full ingredient list for Extra Whitening Skin Therapy Serum SPF33 PA+++:
Aqua, Homosalate, Cyclomethicone, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Octocrylene, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Acrylamide/Ammonium Acrylate Copolymer, 4-Butylresorcinol, Carnitine, Aluminum Chlorohydrate, Glyceryl Glucoside, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Hydrolyzed Pearl, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Polyisobutene, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Trisodium EDTA, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Dimethiconol, Propylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Isostearate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Sodium Chloride, Glucose, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trideceth-9, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Parfum.

Disclosure: Press sample.


Gen-zel said...

I hoarded these together with other nivea lotions and products during their 50% off sale here! I super love how it feels when applied to my skin plus it has whitening effects. Kinda addicted to whitening products hehe