NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum: Repair and Restore!

Saturday, 22 June 2013

When I was younger I was one of those who didn't really bother much about sun protection and making sure that my skin stays hydrated enough so as to prevent premature wrinkles and ageing. I thought I was just lucky that I could indulge in being extremely lazy about protecting the skin against the harmful effects of the sun, but it didn't strike me then that I was never exposed to the sun long enough for it to create an impact.

I used to work in the operations side of an F & B chain, and thus I started work only towards the late afternoon. The journey to work (in a cab) barely warmed my skin, and by the time I finish, it would be nearly dawn.

Pregnancy saw me being 'grounded' and keeping office hours, and this was when I really started to take notice of the effects of the sun. I would like to have toned arms, but I didn't like two-toned arms! Totally cool when we were in school, but when we have school going kids, that's a different story altogether. Furthermore, the air conditioned office really dries out the skin, and I found myself increasingly experiencing skin dryness and irritation. It doesn't help that I have extremely sensitive skin too.

The wicked witch, warts and all, has her appeal, but she obviously didn't invest in sun protection products. Snow White, on the other hand - is rumoured to have secret vials of it, made by the 7 dwarves!
I'm embarking on a 14-day intensive whitening treatment thanks to NIVEA. The new NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum (SPF25 PA++) promises to help repair skin discolouration due to exposure to the sun, while at the same time restoring supple and hydrated skin.

Let's see if this works. I dig snake skin, but I'm not too fond of zipbra preens, knowwhatImean?
I wasn't expecting to receive the product in a 'tube', since usually most 'serums' come in little vials of concentrate. Many people tend to think of whitening products as those which changes dark skin to make it visibly fairer, but this is a myth. What whitening products really does is to lighten skin pigmentation (due to ageing and exposure to the sun) to reveal more radiant skin.

Just like a majority of whitening serums and essences for the face, NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum is a 14-day intensive whitening treatment. It boasts a lightweight and deep absorption formula which comes with SPF25, for effective protection against sun damage, ensure effective skin hydration and prevent skin discolouration.

Just a little goes a long way!
N.B: Photos are non-edited to showcase actual product
I'm very sensitive to creams and moisturizers with a heavy, cloying scent which tends to 'override' any perfume I use, so I was pleasantly surprised that the formula has only a hint of sweetish fragrance, which fades off in about half an hour after it is applied. More like a lightweight moisturizer than a serum, it's not sticky, heavy or too overly creamy. I am particularly averse to products which leave a filmy residue on the skin, and this gets absorbed really well even as I massaged it in, so that's another plus point for me.

Packed with a variety of ingredients, the 'serum' helps to repair dull and damaged skin.

Camu Camu and Acerola are the 2 main ingredients in this serum, and are known for their high levels of Vitamin C. NIVEA adds in 95% of Vitamin C in the formula to aid in the restoration of sun damaged skin cells. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is key to the production of collagen, a protein that aids in the growth of cells and blood vessels and gives skin its firmness and strength. As an antioxidant, it slows the rate of unstable molecules that damage collagen and cause skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkles. Licorice Root reduces melanin production, which causes pigmentation.

Hydra IQ and Irish Moss (Red Seaweed) is infused in the formula to ensure that the skin is hydrated enough for it to glow and remain supple.

I'm going to diligently start to take better care for my skin now, especially because I want to age gracefully! Using a whitening product does not mean that we are partial to having fair skin - that's a common misconception that many people have as well. A whitening product ensures that any form of pigmentation (age spots) production, which is a natural by-product of ageing, is greatly reduced, and this in turn will reveal visibly fairer skin. Even though you may not feel the heat of the sun, it does not mean that we do not suffer the harmful effects of sun exposure.

Be sure to read my update in 14 days! At just $9.55, if this really delivers what it promises - it would really be truly worth its price.


Disclaimer: This is the first of two posts as part of a 14-day product experience trial, sponsored by NiveaSG. While I was compensated for this post, all opinions expressed here are my own.


  1. The 14-day intensive whitening treatment of NIVEA really works. The new NIVEA Body UV Whitening Serum (SPF25 PA++) kept it promises to help repair skin discolouration due to exposure to the sun, while at the same time restoring supple and hydrated skin. You can also visit this site for other UV

  2. Excuse me How do i use that serum? Do i need to use it after I apply body lotion or before?

  3. Hi Neardy,

    This is an all-in-one whitening serum AND body lotion. It not only protects your skin from the sun, it moisturises it, too - so you don't have to use any other lotion! :)



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