Creme FAQ

Questions About Crème and Soft?

Find the answers to your frequently asked questions here.

1. What skin types can NIVEA Soft and NIVEA Creme be used for? 

NIVEA Creme and NIVEA Soft are suitable for every skin type for care of the face, body and hands. Which of the products you choose will depend on your personal skincare needs: If your skin needs intensive, rich care, NIVEA Creme is the right choice, whereas NIVEA Soft provides your skin with refreshing moisture, is easily spread, and is ideal for putting cream on larger areas of the body. 

2. How do NIVEA Soft and NIVEA Creme differ? 

NIVEA Creme is a water-in-oil emulsion. That means it contains many water droplets embedded in oil. As a result, your skin first receives intensive care from the outer oil phase and then is supplied with moisture. In contrast, NIVEA Soft is an oil-in-water emulsion: Small oil droplets are embedded in water. Therefore first the outer water phase of NIVEA Soft absorbs quickly into the skin, making the skin feel refreshingly moist. Then fine oil droplets care for the skin. 

3. Why can NIVEA Creme be produced without preservatives? 

NIVEA Creme is a water-in -oil (W/O) emulsion, i.e. tiny water droplets “swimming” in an oil phase. Unlike an oil-in-water (O/W) emulsion, this type of emulsion water offers minimal moisture to microorganisms. Because it was possible to produce NIVEA Creme practically germ-free and with a uniform distribution of small emulsion droplets, many microorganisms introduced into the cream by the consumer can no longer survive and are eliminated. 

4. Can I use  NIVEA Creme on my baby/toddler if he/she has dry skin?

For babies with dry skin the use of NIVEA Creme is recommended. NIVEA Creme contains no preservatives or colorants and is suited to the specific needs of babies with dry, extra sensitive skin. 

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