How does sunscreen work?

Discover the science behind your sunscreen

Learn all about SPF and how sunscreen works to protect your skin from sunburn. We also share some tips on how often to reapply sunscreen

The A - Z of sunscreen

From sprays and aerosols to water resistance - find out which is the best sunscreen for you and how often to reapply sunscreen

Which sunscreen format do you prefer?

There are four types of sunscreen format. The pump spray, trigger spray, lotion and aerosol. Which is your favorite?

The how and why of sunscreen

Now that we know all about the different types of sunscreen format, it’s time to find out exactly how sunscreen works on the skin.

What happens to your skin when you use sunscreen?

When you use sunscreen you are keeping your skin healthy, natural and beautiful. Sunscreen helps to protect against long-term skin damages like wrinkles, sunburn and reduces the risk of skin cancer.

Furthermore, sunscreen products like NIVEA Sun Protect & Refresh Cooling Sun Lotion SPF 50 do not only protect your skin from the sun, but also have a light hydrating formula with a pleasurable cooling effect that leaves your skin refreshed and silky.

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How does sunscreen work?

Sunscreen places a protective barrier between your skin and UV radiation from the sun. Most sunscreens contain mineral filters that reflect the UV light and chemical filters that absorb the light so that your skin doesn’t burn.


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