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NIVEA SUN Protect & Moisturising SPF50+ 1L $15.30 ($13.77 S&S) + Delivery ($0 with Prime/ $39 Spend) @ Amazon AU

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Edit:1L bottle is out of stock BUT you can order
Edit2: 1L bottle back in stock from Jan 15, available to order now.

Seems like the best price since 2018 according to camelcamelcamel, even better with subscribe and save. My go-to sunscreen, would recommend!

Updated with table of other sunscreens on sale:

Product RRP Sale Price S&S
SPF50+ 1L $33.99 $15.30 $13.77
SPF50+ 400ml $20.99 $9.45 $8.51
SPF50+ 200ml $15.99 $7.20 $6.48
SPF50+ 100ml $10.99 $6.04 $4.46
SPF30 200ml $17.25 $7.76 $6.98
Price History at C CamelCamelCamel.

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  • any deals on handy ones

  • +2

    Bought some from the last nivea deal.
    Man this gear stings my eyes.

    • Ah nope then.

      The banana boat ones (black and orange) works amazing around the face. Never had eye stings.

      • never had eye stings on this one…

    • +1

      Wait, there's sunscrean that doesn't sting the eyes? Mind = blown!

      What brands? Confused by the comments here…

    • +12

      I wouldnt recommend putting it in your eyes

    • +1

      Try the Aldi sensitive sunscreen. It's so mild I use it on my lips too. It can be hard to get because it sells faster than their other types.

  • tried this one in smaller pack size.. found it too greasy.

    • Yeah I’ve found Woolies, coles, Big W, all doing mostly half price on sunscreens currently. And Amazon to match. So what’s a good non greasy one?

      • -2

        Yeah I'm sure it was cheaper at Coles - I picked up the 1L Banana Boat 50+ for $10

        • Previously? I'm seeing nowhere near that right now.

          • @eyebrows7: Yeah I checked the website and the sale must have ended - I believe this was Monday night. All the brands were on the end of an aisle all half price.

            • @Hinee: Nothing greater than 400ml online, I might pop instore this arvo…

        • almost certain this was for the 400ml as i got the 400ml for $10.50 (i.e. was not $10 for the 1L)

      • +1

        Banana Boat SPF 50+ Dry Balance is the best as it dries quickly and not greasy at all.

        • Also on sale at amazon- 175ml for $8.49/$7.64, might grab that one instead cheers

    • Yeah I've got the 1l of this currently. Both greasy and songs the eyes a bit.

      Will go back to banana boat next time i think. I'm sure they are all the same probably but the kids one was quite good. (What are they really changing between the formulations except maybe perfumes etc)

  • +1

    I've been using the Nutrogena ones of recent times.. seems to be a good all-round one for me.

    • +9

      Thanks, updated my order for 2x

    • +14

      This sunscreen doesn't even contain either of those filters

    • +12

      "Sun protection plus moisturizer to strengthen your skin's own defence system. Our NIVEA Sun Protect & Moisture Sunscreen Lotion SPF50+ contains strong UVA and UVB filters that shield the skin from sun damage. Formulated with rich moisturizers and Vitamin E it protects your skin from dehydration and ensures protection, because well cared for skin is less vulnerable to sun damage. Made in Australia for harsh Australian conditions. Coral Reef Safety We know that reefs are suffering at the hands of global climate change due to rising ocean temperatures, as the stress of warm water causes corals to bleach. In addition, studies have shown that the UV filters Oxybenzone and Octinoxate can have a negative impact on coral reefs. As a result, the Hawaii Reef Bill proposes to ban the two UV filters Oxybenzone and Octinoxate from Jan 2021. NIVEA SUN sunscreens do not contain these two UV filters"

  • Is there a difference between the branded ones and the store brand ones? Genuine question as I've only used Coles and Woolworths brands.

    • +1

      I found the Nivea one to be more pleasant on the skin compared to other brands such as Coles/Woolworths or even Banana Boat.

  • Cheers OP, ordered one using S+S.

  • +9

    TLDR:

    If you really want the best protection which can easily be sourced:

    For infants: Cetaphil Sun SPF 50+ Kids Lotion 150ml (about $12 for 150ml at Chemist Warehouse)
    For everyone else: La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Wet Skin SPF50+ (about $28 for 250ml at Chemist Warehouse)

    Yeah, on a cost per ml, its high.

    Extended:

    For anyone that is interested I've completed a bit of research into many of the filters (active ingredients) used in sunscreen. This has helped me determine which sunscreens are likely to hit their SPF targets.

    Using industry simulation tools, I was exploring the performance of sunscreens using the active ingredients on the packaging of sunscreens in the Australian market.

    Without getting into specifics, your Aldi, Coles, WW, Banana Boat, Cancer Council, Nivea products are all pretty much the same, ranging from SPF 22 to 32. It's a fairIy standard tried-and-test formulation. I modeled a few dozen. These are in-silico results (i.e. a computer simulation).

    But there a couple of standouts, Cetaphil Sun SPF 50+ Kids Lotion hitting 49.7, and several of the La Roche-Posay range clearing 50. La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Wet Skin SPF50+ hitting 53.

    A couple of interesting bits of info.

    Australia is more in line with the EU when it comes to what filters can be used in sunscreen (TGA). The US has not approved several filters.

    A product containing one of these filters was a hunch I might be onto something:

    • Methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol (Tinosorb M, Bisoctrizole) is a new generation filter that can be now used in its nano form. It’s a highly effective filter.
    • Drometrizole trisiloxane (Mexoryl XL) is one of the most effective filters of all wavelengths of ultraviolet light. Developed by L'Oréal and can only be used by their brands.

    Both don’t cause reef bleaching. It’s also interesting that both products I mentioned are made in the EU (France).

    If anyone wants I can run a product through the simulator to explore key characteristics of formulations.

    • Any suggestions for physical sunscreen? I think it offers better protection immediately but most leave a white cast.

      • +1

        I assume you mean titanium dioxide and zinc oxide based sunscreens. I have no idea and assume they all work pretty much the same.

        I'm not even sure i can model using those filter, the simulation is pretty much chemical sunscreen. I'll check, I'm curious myself.

        • Yes, I can model using titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. If you have a product in mind let me know, but I think they all leave a white cast.

          Also, if you are after physical sunscreen like properties, Methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol is both a filter and a screen. I.e. it absorbs UV (like a chemical filter) but also reflects and scatters it, (like physical blockers)…and no white cast.

          It's a pretty exceptional filter, its stable, compatabile to the point where it stabilisers other filters. It was approved in the EU in 2018, so there may be limited formulations using it.

          No reason why you couldn't use Cetaphil Sun SPF 50+ Kids Lotion as an adult. I did just last month for a summer holiday where we forgot the LRP Anthelios XL Wet Skin SPF50+ at home. The whole family used it, infants, kids, adults.

    • Any thoughts on Hamilton sunscreens?

      • +1

        I looked at them as well, pretty much like the others I mentioned.

        Here is: Hamilton Sun SPF 50+ Active Family Lotion 500ml

        Active Ingredients (UV Filters)

        BMDBM: 4% *
        EHS 5% *
        HMS 10%
        OCR: 8% *

        SPF Rating: 24.1

        Also contains several filters known to cause reef bleaching (see * above). Overall, avoid.

        TBH: Finding a suitable sunscreen from your local WW/Coles/Aldi or Chemist is very difficult, 90% of them are pretty much the same, differences would be what you can determine by your senses, how greasy, the smell, reactions to your skin, etc. There are a couple of standouts which I've mentioned before. These are the best.

        If you want to take away one thing, remember these two filters:

        • Methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol (aka. Tinosorb M, Bisoctrizole). Its a very new filter, its not common.
        • Drometrizole trisiloxane (Mexoryl XL), you may never see this, it's exclusive to L'Oréal brands.

        If that's too difficult, just get the two I mentioned and be done with it (as long as they play nice with your skin). It will save you weeks and weeks of research.

        • +2

          Thanks a lot for your response.

          I already tried the LRP sunscreen you mentioned, but I remember it leaving a white coating on the face and was greasy. I'll try the Cetaphil Kids Lotion.

          I noticed there's one for adults as well - Cetaphil Sun SPF 50+ Ultra Light Lotion - Is it not better than the kids lotion, for adults?

          • +2

            @Napisque: That's an interesting find, and its high even after doubling checking the model.

            SPF 61.8~64.3 (depending on the TiO2 they are using, so its basically two models)

            It does contain Titanium Dioxide (some people may not want a physical filter), and 0.1% of Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol.

            Hmmm, I might try this. At $12 for 100ml its up there, but if the LRP wasn't suitable (and you are not the only one to say its was greasy) , now you have another option.

            I'm very glad you told me about this. I'm not sure why I forgot about it, maybe it was the TiO2, or the cost per ml, but its something I may try. It may even be suitable under make-up. My wife already has quite a bit of suitable sunscreen for make-up, with and without tints, I'm not going there…she knows what she likes.

    • BTW: The highest I ever modelled was Skinstitut Age Defence SPF 50+. It's made in Australia and is a bit over 65 SPF.

      In fact its the only Australian Made sunscreen with Methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol (Tinosorb M, Bisoctrizole) that I'm aware of. It's a bloody good formulation if you know what's in there (I do), but costs a pretty penny.

      At ~$50 for 75ml with 2hrs of water resistance it may be unsuitable for you. I assume its for people that have had laser treatment and require the absolute best sun protection while their skin is recovering.

    • When I last had a mole check a bit over a year ago, the specialist said that Cetaphil Sun SPF 50+ Kids Lotion 150ml was the best sunscreen for both kids and adults (he was particularly a fan of its 'liposomal' nature).

      I see however that you suggest La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Wet Skin SPF50+ would be better for adults. Is this just because it has slightly higher SPF protection? I wonder if it was released after my check-up. What makes this unsuitable (or less suitable) for kids?

      Thanks!

      • +1

        I think at the time we choose the LRP for adults because it was on sale (it's rarely on sale), making it more economical then the Cetaphil Sun SPF 50+ Kids Lotion. Adults being larger then our kids we though this may suit us better from a value perspective. Cetaphil Sun SPF 50+ Kids Lotion being un-sented seems more suitable to the kids.

        TBH, both are good, and also add in Napisque find, Cetaphil Sun SPF 50+ Ultra Light Lotion to that list.

        All three are good, and it comes down to what you prefer, the smell, the application, the feel, and the price. All are great products and hopefully you find something that works for your skin.

    • Hi mrhugo,

      thank you for sharing this information with us!
      I was wondering whether you conducted any tests on organic products such as ethical zinc SPF50+, MOOGOO Clear Zinc, Little Innoscents Sun Lotion SPF and Endota Natural Clear Zinc SPF 50+? How did they fair?

  • +1

    1L is OOS :(

    • This is back in stock now!

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