NIVEA Creme: New For Over A Century



More than just the results of over a century’s worth of research into skin go into every NIVEA Creme tin. They also contain the memories of so very many people for whom NIVEA is a part of everyday life.

NIVEA Creme belongs

We can still remember the days when you could find a tin in Granny’s bathroom. And remember that Mum always carried some in her handbag. The blue tin has become an integral part of life in many families across the generations – in 190 countries throughout the world in fact – and is more in demand now than ever.


Face care

NIVEA Creme for daily face care. The unrivalled skin care for every skin type.

Hand care

NIVEA Creme for your hands. The rich cream protects, nurtures and soothes dry and stressed hands.

Lip care

NIVEA Creme for your lips. Apply the cream at night before going to bed and it will nurture rough and cracked lips overnight.

Creme for red cheeks in winter

NIVEA Creme for red cheeks in winter. When it gets cold, the rich cream protects the skin on your cheeks.

Foot care

NIVEA Creme for your feet. Perfect for nurturing very dry body parts, such as elbows, knees and feet.

Nail care

NIVEA Creme for nail care. Apply the cream after a manicure and gently massage into your fingers and nails.
This is what NIVEA smells like

The discreet fragrance of bergamot and orange, combined with lavender, rose, lilac and lily-of-the-valley, is unforgettable.

Smell Of Nivea

Everything for a Great Cream Experience

In addition to Eucerit, NIVEA Creme also contained glycerin, water, a little citric acid and its fine scent. This effective formula has been carefully adapted and improved over the decades.

Mum And Baby

Creme That Caresses the Skin and Soul

If you want to do something really good for yourself and your skin, then this cream is a must-have. With its firm consistency, every moisturising moment is a moment of nurturing care for your body and soul. Applying this firm, rich mixture simply takes a little bit longer. Rubbing it in rapidly and roughly damages the skin. It is best to massage the cream into your skin with calm, even strokes. And give it time to absorb. Moisturising gives you a moment of pleasure in your everyday life. Take your time and celebrate yourself consciously: listen to your favourite song. Or enjoy a cup of a relaxing infused tea. Or take a few moments to relax with your eyes closed.

If you find that NIVEA Creme is too thick for you, we recommend trying the lighter NIVEA Soft.


It All Started With “Nix”
Before NIVEA Creme’s success story started, something else quite different had to be invented: Eucerit. Eucerit acts as an emulsifier and combines oil and water into an extremely fine, stable mixture.

Fortunately, Dr Isaac Lifschütz had developed this completely new emulsifier by 1911. Dermatologist Professor Paul Gerson Unna admired Dr Lifschütz’s specialist knowledge in this area and presented it to Dr Oscar Troplowitz, the chemist and co-founder of Beiersdorf, the manufacturers of NIVEA. He immediately recognised that the water-in-oil emulsion was the perfect basis for a cosmetic skin cream.

All they needed now was a name, NIVEA Creme.

With the cream’s snow-white colour, Dr Troplowitz landed on the name NIVEA. Which derives from the Latin word, “nix, nivis”, meaning snow

The Classic Creme For Your Skin Care


- The original moisturiser for the whole family.

Classic Creme


NIVEA Men Creme

NIVEA Men Creme - The non-greasy moisturiser made for men.

Nivea Men



NIVEA Soft - The highly refreshing moisturising creme for everyday use.

Nivea Soft


Since our company was founded, we have dedicated ourselves to caring for your skin. We continue to develop highly effective products that work in harmony with the skin’s own functions, meaning that your skin gets exactly what it needs.

Our Aim: Better Skin Care for Everyone

When NIVEA was first launched over 100 years ago, the entire research activity was done by just three people: Dr Oscar Troplowitz, Prof. Paul Gerson Unna and Dr Isaac Lifschütz. We now employ over 500 research and development employees to unlock the complex processes that take place in the different levels of the skin and to develop new, effective skin care products. Over the decades, we have developed many ground-breaking products such as our skin cream, body lotion, sun cream with SPF, a special men’s range, pump sprays, skin care for mature skin, anti-staining deodorant and even anti-ageing products with Q10!

International Renown

International Renown

Our skin research centre in Hamburg is one of the most important research centres in the world.

At Home In Hamburg

At Home In Hamburg

NIVEA Creme comes from Hamburg. Almost 8,000 tins an hour are filled with NIVEA Creme here.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.