Review: Nivea Visage Sparkling White UV Blocker

*Disclosure: Product provided for review.

I received a whole gamut of Nivea products a few weeks ago, and from the lot, I found myself attracted to the Nivea Visage Sparkling White UV Blocker.

It's touted as an oil-free, water-based moisturizer with SPF 30 to help whiten and hydrate skin, leaving skin fair and radiant.

What I like about is that it comes in a pump bottle, negating any possibility of product contamination. Also, I've been using it for about 2 weeks now and I have noticed a significant lightening of my post-acne scars.

What I don't like about it though is that the lotion can feel sticky and heavy on skin. I try to minimize the tacky feeling by only using 1/3 or 1/4 of a pump to cover my face. Just to give you an idea how much one pump is, the left is one pump of moisturizer, while the right is about 1/4 of a pump.

Considering how little I apply on my face, I now wonder if I'm getting sufficient protection from UV rays. I remember in one event, a dermatologist said that we need about a teaspoon of sunblock for our face. But this time, to prevent the heavy, sticky feel, I have no choice but to use only about a coin sized amount. Although maybe I'm over stressing this because I normally don't stay out in the sun during the day, and the only significant sun exposure I get is when I walk to the canteen during lunch time, and even then, I use an umbrella.

To sum up, here are my pros and cons for the Nivea Visage Sparkling White UV Blocker:


  • easy to spread
  • SPF 30
  • lightens post-acne scars
  • pump bottle
  • did not break me out or cause irritations


  • feels heavy and sticky on skin
  • no oil control
  • strong floral smell

I would recommend this for those with dry skin, or if you're going somewhere cold, then this might prove to be a skin saver. But if you're also battling oily skin, it's probably best to skip this, unless for some reason you just like blotting your face several times a day. As for me, I'm holding on to my bottle because the hubs and I are going to Taiwan in November and so I'll be needing a more intense moisturizer to stave off the effects of the chilly autumn air.


*Nivea Visage Sparkling White UV Blocker 50ml has an SRP of Php400 and is available in department stores and groceries nationwide.


What sun blocker ingredient does it have? (e.g., zinc oxide, titanium dioxide)

Hi Rae,
I'm sorry but I already threw away the box, and there's no list of ingredients on the bottle  :(

hi, i am a indian thus my skin is brown. i don use make up at all.whenever i go out in the sun i first apply the uv blocker and then a facial powder. but at the end of the day, when i look @ myself in the mirror. my face looks darkened. even after washing my face with loreal facial foam, i look a bit darker then usual. what can i do.

To prevent your skin from darkening, you should probably change to a sunblock with higher SPF. You should also try using the whitening ranges from Pond's, Nivea or Olay. They're very popular here in the Philippines, although I'm not sure if the same product ranges are available in India.
Hope I was able to help! :)

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