NIVEA Skincare Ingredients 


People are always looking for the next best skincare ingredient and claims are always being made about the new ingredient that can ‘cure any skincare concern’. But how much truth is there behind these claims? The key is to understand what skin type you have and what you want to achieve with your skincare routine.

The best skincare ingredients are ones that compliment your skin and provide a specific benefit. These can range from ingredients that help to prevent acne, to ones that help to keep your skin moisturised. 

Read our skincare ingredient checker guide to understand the benefits of NIVEA’s key ingredients and how you can incorporate them into your skincare routine.

Skincare Ingredient Checker

We’ve created a skincare ingredient checker guide to provide you with extra information about the ingredients in our skincare products, which products to find them in and the benefits that they provide.



One of our most popular & best skincare ingredients is our patented Luminous630. A result of extensive research and development, our Luminous630 ingredient is our most effective at treating dark spots on the skin. Whether they’re caused by sun exposure, ageing or hormonal changes, Luminous630 helps to visibly reduce the appearance of dark spots in as little as 4 weeks.

This magical ingredient can be found in our Luminous630 range, which includes effective day & night creams, intense serum, a dark spot control SPF50 sun fluid, luxurious hand cream and energising eye cream. 

Discover the range and find the perfect product for reducing dark spots anywhere on the body.



Bakuchiol is relatively new amongst the best skincare ingredients, but it’s no less effective. Created as a plant-based alternative to retinol, bakuchiol is better suited for sensitive skin and pregnant women - and when sourced responsibly, it is also sustainable. At NIVEA we are committed to caring for our planet as well as our skincare, which is why we are invested in creating vegan-friendly, sustainable products, just like bakuchiol.

Similar to retinol, bakuchiol is an antioxidant, which means it offers the ability to combat wrinkles, alleviate acne and even skin tones - an impressive trifecta of benefits for your skin. Harnessing the power of bakuchiol is our Cellular Expert Lift range, which comes in the form of powerful day & night creams, as well as a sculpting face sheet mask to remodel, plump and smooth your face.

Explore our range and uncover the benefits of bakuchiol for yourself!



Coenzyme Q10 is a powerful antioxidant that is found in all the cells in your body. It is essential for energy production and helps to recharge and rejuvenate your skin, on a daily basis. 

As we age, our natural production of coenzyme Q10 decreases, leading to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, adding Q10 into your skincare routine can help to reverse this natural process, combating wrinkles. As an antioxidant, Q10 also fights off free radicals, which helps to repair your skins natural defence barrier, keeping your skin better protected against external aggressors. It also has the ability to enhance collagen production, which keeps your skin firmer and helps prevent signs of ageing. This plethora of benefits is why Q10 is one of the best skincare ingredients we offer!

Our NIVEA Q10 range is specially formulated to support the skin’s natural creation of Q10, combat the appearance of wrinkles and enhance collagen production. Our range includes a wide range of products, to suit your every Q10 need - from firming body lotions & recharging eye creams, to revitalising day & night creams.


Vitamin E

Used for over 50 years, vitamin E is very popular throughout the skincare market and is one of the most common skincare ingredients. It's a powerful antioxidant that can also be found in foods, such as; seafood, green vegetables, nuts, seeds and vegetable oils. 

Overexposure to the sun can reduce the levels of vitamin E in your skin, which kickstarts the early signs of skin ageing. By applying vitamin E skincare products, you can protect your skin from these early signs of ageing caused by damaging UV rays. Vitamin E is also an effective antioxidant, which fights external aggressors from causing spots, dryness and other impurities.

Explore our range of products containing vitamin E to understand why it’s considered one of the best skincare ingredients.


Vitamin C

Vitamin C is commonly known for being in fruits and vegetables, and most famously in acidic fruits like oranges. And just like it is in fruits and vegetables, vitamin C in skincare products is great for rejuvenating your skin and providing a healthy glow!

As a skincare ingredient, vitamin C helps to increase the production of collagen, the protein designed to keep your skin firm and elastic - combating wrinkles and preventing the early signs of ageing. It also provides your skin with a rejuvenating burst of energy, to alleviate tired and dull-looking skin. 

Our Q10 Energy range utilises the full power of vitamin C, with products ranging from an instance recharge sheet mask, fresh look eye cream, healthy glow day cream and firming body lotions. Explore the range to discover which products fit into your routine.


Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid has been used as one of the best skincare ingredients over the last 20 years. It is best known for its ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, by fighting off free radicals that are known to cause the early signs of ageing. But over the years, we’ve learnt that hyaluronic acid has even more benefits up its sleeve. 

Hyaluronic acid’s natural role in the body is to keep your skin hydrated by retaining moisture in your skin. Using it as a topical cream has the same effect, helping to give your skin a glowing finish and softer feel. Keeping your skin hydrated also combats dry skin and related skin concerns, such as eczema.

Browse our extensive range of products with hyaluronic acid to really understand why it is considered one of the best skincare ingredients. Ranging from effective serums, moisturising creams and micellar face wash.



Collagen is best known for its elastic properties that help to keep the skin in shape and firm. The amount of collagen in your skin reduces naturally as you age, which causes the fine lines and wrinkles we often see in mature skin. 

Collagen provides two main benefits; helping to maintain a youthful complexion and keeping your skin hydrated. By retaining the collagen lost as we age, it keeps your skin elastic and better able to combat wrinkles. Collagen also has the ability to hydrate your skin, which means it can perform to its best ability and better prevent any impurities.

Explore our range of products with collagen, to keep your skin hydrated and looking young!