affordable sunscreen that we all need

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Regular readers of this blog know how I always go on about sunscreen, if you’re new here you can click here to read about my relationship with sunscreen. In a nutshell, sunscreen should be part of everyone’s daily skincare routine, it dosn’t matter if you’ll be going into the sun or not – just. apply. it! My favourite sunscreen of all time is the Eucerin Sun-Gel Cream Dry Touch but we all know that it’s not the most affordable sunscreen. So when I received the Nivea UV Face range, I immediately wanted to try it out and see how it compares.

Nivea UV Face Range

Nivea says: The NIVEA Sun UV Face Range offers light feeling UV sun protection for your face with a formulation to suit every individual’s unique requirements, including oily and blemish-prone skin.

I have been using these 2 products interchangeably for the past week as the last step in my morning skincare routine. I found that both products were super light in texture and were easily absorbed into the skin and most importantly did not leave my skin with an ashy/blue cast.

My skin was left with a healthy glow which it maintained throughout the day. On days when I wore makeup, the sunscreen played well with my face products. Both products have SPF50 which offers high protection against the sun. One of my favourite product offerings is that it provides immediate protection so you don’t have to wait 30 minutes before going into the sun.

affordable sunscreen for dark skin
Note: I can’t remember which swatch was which product. Both products have a similar texture

The Nivea UV Face range is priced at R130 (RSP as of October 2019) for a 50ml tube. This works out to R2.60 per ml as compared to Eucerin Sun-Gel Cream which is R4.40 per ml (currently sold for R220 at Dischem, it’s more expensive at Clicks).

I think these products are a great affordable sunscreen alternative to any of your higher cost faves. I will continue to use it, probably repurchase – I 100% recommend.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Sharon Wilkinson

    Sun education is key to people keeping safely protected from sun damage and skin cancer. This article is is a very good educational piece, and beautifully styled and shot too. Thank you.

    1. Lungi

      Thank you so much Sharon ❤️. Sun education is super important especially to people with dark skin tones

  2. Nomali

    I’m adding this to my list of potentials. I’m terrible about sunscreen, which we’ve spoken about before.

    1. Lungi

      This one is definitely worth a try

  3. Sanelisiwe Khambule

    really wanted to try this sunscreen but the “oil control” on the packaging threw me off a bit because I have dry skin… but I’ll give it a go.

    1. Lungi

      Try the q10 one and see how it goes. I’m sure it will work because it’s quite rich

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