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Skin Safety & Transparency



Responsible consumption, including the use of sustainable skincare, is becoming an important aspect in more people’s everyday lives. We welcome this increased focus on skincare products that are  not only effective and safe but also able to make you feel good about your purchase decision.

Researchers at NIVEA have spent more than 100 years unlocking the skin’s complex processes to develop skincare products that are trusted around the world. Because of this trust, we feel it is our responsibility to optimize our products to be more environmentally compatible and to work with resources more responsibly to counteract any negative impacts to the environment and preserve the health of our planet. Our goal is to create eco-friendly toiletries, cosmetic packaging, and eco-friendly beauty products.

NIVEA aims to design innovations that can be used safely, take the environment into consideration, and meet your high skincare expectations in the best possible way.

Understandably, you want to know what is in your favourite skincare products. But reading lists of ingredients, and researching whether they are made from synthetic, plant-based or animal-derived sources, can be difficult. At the same time, aspects such as vegan formulations and eco-friendly skincare ingredients are becoming more important for consumers purchasing cosmetic products.

This is why NIVEA always strives to provide consumers with honest and transparent information about the safety and environmental compatibility of our products. NIVEA  presents the product information related to sustainability both on the products themselves and online for convenient access.

An example of this transparency is the NIVEA Ingredients Glossary, which we have been publishing on local NIVEA websites since 2020. It provides simple yet detailed information on the nearly 600 ingredients we use in our product formulations.

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One Skin. One Planet. One Care.

We want to be 100 percent transparent and answer all your questions about sustainability  at NIVEA. If you could not find the answers you were looking for on this website, or are looking for more detailed information, please visit  the sustainability website of NIVEA’s parent company, Beiersdorf.