Aloe vera comes from tropical Africa. It looks like a cactus, but botanists consider it a member of the desert lily family. It has been used to treat skin problems for over 3,000 years. Even Cleopatra used an aloe paste for skin care and beauty treatments.
The argan tree is one of the oldest trees in the world. Around 65 million years ago, it covered vast areas of North Africa and South Europe. Today it only grows in southwestern Morocco. Argan oil for the NIVEA Natural Balance care line is manufactured organically in Magador.
Burdock fruit extract
The roots, leaves and seeds of burdock have been used in natural medicine for centuries. Burdock fruit extract, which complements the recipes of the NIVEA Natural Balance Anti-wrinkle face care range, is grown organically in Saxony-Anhalt.
In the Middle Ages, it was indispensable in every monastery garden – and still, camomile is the most popular herb in Europe. A camomile tea can relax you and help with anxiety and stress. In the Natural Balance line organic camomile can be found in face cream for dry and sensitive skin.
Jojoba oil is extracted from the seeds of an evergreen shrub which thrives in the North American Sonoran Desert. When prepared gently, organic jojoba oil enriches products such as NIVEA Natural Balance Body Milk for dry skin.
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