Nivea Sun Protect & Bronze Tan Activating Spray SPF20

Nivea - Sun Protect & Bronze Tan Activating Spray SPF20
Effectiveness
Efficacy
59 /100
Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

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Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
59 /100
Can work for:
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
WIMJ summary

This product offers broad spectrum sun protection, but it is weak. We recommend to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30.

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Suncream cares for and moisturises skin SPF 20 ."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin.

When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
LOW
meets threshold
Effectiveness
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (glycyrrhetinic acid) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
LOW
does not meet threshold
Effectiveness

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
homosalate
Effectiveness
Has skin benefit
octocrylene
Effectiveness
Has skin benefit
alcohol denat.
Effectiveness
does not have skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
A weak sunscreen that offers some protection against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB), but does not offer meaningful protection against protect against the most aging sun rays (UVA). It loses its effectiveness quickly when exposed to sunlight. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen. When used in low concentrations, helps to stabilize the product formulation
A weak sunscreen that protects against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB) and is somewhat effective against the UVA rays. It is quite stable and can help stabilize other, more vulnerable, sunscreen ingredients like Avobenzone. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen

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