ingredients

Our Ingredients & Formulations

SUSTAINABLE SKINCARE INGREDIENTS & FORMULATIONS

We want your skin to feel happy and healthy. As it connects us directly to nature, we are committed to making sure that our product formulations help your skin to thrive in a happy and healthy environment.

Discover how we are developing sustainable skincare by using ingredients of natural origin and biodegradable raw materials that are sourced responsibly.


Our Naturally Derived & Organic Ingredients

Sourcing ingredients from natural material is an important step away from a fossil-based economy. Whilst we aim to increase the amount of naturally derived skincare ingredients within our product formulas, we carefully evaluate their skincare performance, as well as their environmental impact.

Explore our NIVEA skincare products that contain up to 99 percent naturally derived ingredients.


Biodegradability

When developing our skincare formulas, we focus on biodegradability as one of our priorities. By using biodegradable ingredients, we make sure that the materials we use can return to nature without harming the environment.

Read more about our achievements and commitments to develop skincare products with biodegradable formulas.


Our Commitment to Zero Microplastics

Microplastics are a source of both soil and marine pollution around the world. As a leading skincare brand, we took action early on to stop using microplastics in our rinse-off products and promise to eliminate microplastics in all our products worldwide by the end of 2021.

Read more about our commitments to 100 percent microplastic-free skincare.


Our sustainable palm (kernel) oil

Due to its unique properties, palm (kernel) oil is a commonly used ingredient in skincare formulas. The main issue with palm oil is that often large areas of rainforest are destroyed to make room for oil palm plantations. At NIVEA, we are convinced that palm (kernel) oil must be obtained sustainably to protect rainforests from deforestation.

Discover how we promote sustainable palm (kernel) oil sourcing.


Nivea Skin Safety & Transparency

Skin Safety & TRANSPARENCY

At NIVEA, we strive to develop products that consider skin safety, the environment, and consumers’ high skincare expectations. To be transparent about our formulas and facilitate purchase decisions for sustainable skincare products, NIVEA provides simple yet detailed information on the nearly 600 ingredients we use.

Learn more and explore the NIVEA ingredient glossary.


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 all 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.