01.23.2013
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Nivea
A Kiss of Rejuvenation Q10+ Anti-Aging Lip Care SPF 4
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0.35 fl. oz. for $3.29
Category:Skin Care > Lip Products (Including Lip Exfoliators) > Lip Balm With Sunscreen
Last Updated:01.23.2013
Jar Packaging:False
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Tested on animals:Yes
Overview

Nivea added coenzyme Q10 to this lip balm with sunscreen, but don’t expect it to have much antiwrinkle benefit because it has an embarrassingly low SPF rating. Yes, avobenzone is on hand for UVA protection, but SPF 4 is cheating sun-exposed lips for no good reason. A cosmetic company offering this pathetic level of sun protection should be strung up by their claims. This lip balm with a shimmer finish is not recommended for daytime use, but is an OK option once the sun sets.

Claims

Enriched with Coenzyme Q10+ to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Visibly enhances the natural fullness of lips. Calendula extract and shea butter provide long-lasting moisturization. Helps protect your lips from the damaging effects of the sun.

Ingredients

Active: Octinoxate, Avobenzone, Other: Octyldodecanol, C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Glycerin, Bis Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Panthenol, Water, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil, Ubiquinone, C20-40 Alkyl Stearate, Beeswax, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Sulfate, Mica, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide

Brand Overview

Nivea At-A-Glance

Strengths: Budget-friendly; good makeup removers; a gentle scrub; some worthwhile lip balms.

Weaknesses: Several boring formulas; no products to treat breakouts or lighten skin discolorations; problematic toners; disappointing self-tanners; the anti-cellulite products are a joke.

Nivea is a globally known brand owned by Beiersdorf, the same company behind department-store brand La Prairie and drugstore mainstay Eucerin. Among those three brands, Nivea's product selection is the weakest (which isn't saying much, because none of these lines have much of anything to offer skin). For Nivea, uninspired formulas abound, presenting limited options unless you have normal to dry skin, and even those have exceptionally inelegant formulas. The enduring popularity of this line has more to do with advertising and perhaps tradition (it has been around a long time) than with what any researcher would consider state-of-the-art.

In mid-2010 Nivea re-launched most of their Visage (facial care) products on the web site drugstore.com. These products present a few well formulated, inexpensive options that are worth your attention.For more information about Nivea, owned by Beiersdorf, call (800) 227-4703 or visit www.nivea.com.

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