NIVEA sun cream is reliable
Protection and care
All NIVEA SUN products have photostable, i.e. light-resistant protection. The skin’s natural protection against UV rays is maintained if you use the right sun cream, even in blazing sunshine.
As creams can rub off when they come into contact with sand, water, towels or sweat, you should reapply them every two hours.
Sun cream: how to apply it correctly
What does the sun protection factor (SPF) mean?
Sun cream should be waterproof
- After two 20-minute dips in the water, for example, the sun creams still maintain at least 50 per cent of their original sun protection factor.
- Our products labelled “extra waterproof” are twice as effective (4 x 20 min).
- The ‘extra long-lasting waterproof’ Swim & Play products for children provide at least 50% of the initial sun protection factor after 120 minutes’ bathing.
Applying sun cream correctly: here’s how to do it
- For 3-5-year olds, the dose required is a line of sun milk the length of one to one and half middle fingers (e.g. NIVEA Sun Kids Moisturising Sun Lotion) or 5 to 6 sprays of NIVEA Sun Spray.
- For 6-10-year olds a line the length of one and half to two middle fingers or 7-10 sprays of NIVEA Sun Spray (e.g. NIVEA Sun Kids Moisturising Sun Spray).
- For older children and adults a line of sun cream measuring in length from the wrist to the end of the middle finger or 15 sprays.