NEW NIVEA BIODEGRADABLE FACE CLEANSING WIPES

NEW NIVEA BIODEGRADABLE FACE CLEANSING WIPES

Our face cleansing wipes are now better than ever! Same cleansing and make-up removal efficacy, but better for the planet – without compromise.

EASY TO USE, EFFICIENT, MORE SUSTAINABLE: BIODEGRADABLE WIPES

Our NIVEA face cleansing wipes have been a beauty favourite for over 20 years. Now, they’re even better with a new formulation for a superior cleansing experience that is gentle to your skin – and to the planet.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF OUR NEW BIODEGRADABLE FACE CLEANSING WIPES?

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF OUR NEW BIODEGRADABLE FACE CLEANSING WIPES?

For millions of women around the world, NIVEA face cleansing wipes will become synonymous with effective and convenient make-up removal that is kind to the planet. Here is why:

  • Up to 98% naturally derived ingredients
  • Packaging foil made of 45% repurposed material, excluding sealing label
  • Leaves skin thoroughly cleansed and refreshed

When to use Face Wipes?

NIVEA face cleansing wipes are extremely practical and convenient. For mornings, evenings or on the road – with cleansing wipes you are prepared for every situation.

  • As part of your every-day beauty routine to cleanse your face and remove make-up
  • On the go – in the car, on a train or plane, on vacation, on the way to the beach and more
  • After your workout routine or when visiting the gym
  • To refresh your face in the summer on hot days
  • To correct make-up mistakes during application and throughout the day
  • As a first cleanse, to remove stubborn make-up and SPF
  • Forgot to remove your make-up in the evening? Put some face wipes on your night table – so you can simply remove the make-up before bed.

WHEN TO USE FACE WIPES?


WHAT‘S NEW ABOUT NIVEA BIODEGRADABLE FACE CLEANSING WIPES?

No residues – on the skin and in nature, to continuously reduce our environmental impact. We strive to use renewable & eco-friendly resources in our products as much as possible.

Plant-based fiber tissue

Plant-based tissue

Now the NIVEA face cleansing wipes range has biodegradable 100% naturally derived plant fibre tissue, that does not contain any fossil-based synthetic fibres.

Microplastic-free formula

Microplastic-free formula

Neither the lotion’s formula nor the tissue consisting of plant-fibers require any microplastics at all.*

* Based on UNEP definition

More sustainable packaging

More sustainable packaging

45% of the packaging foil is made from repurposed material.**

** Scrap from foil production excl. sealing label


Why are the new wipes more sustainable
than the old ones?

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LOOK OUT FOR OUR NEW AND IMPROVED LOOK!

Check out the new formulations for a superior cleansing experience. Gentle to your skin - and to the planet! Swipe below to check out our new range of biodegradable facial wipes for all skin types.


INSIGHTFUL INTERVIEW WITH MAGALIE SIEKRO

We spoke to Magalie Siekro about the sustainability aspects of our new biodegradable face cleansing wipes.
Magalie Siekro, Junior Manager R&D NIVEA, BEIERSDORF

Magalie Siekro, Junior Manager R&D NIVEA, BEIERSDORF

Magalie Siekro answers the most important questions about our new biodegradable cleansing wipes.

Interview

Why did NIVEA decide to use natural origin fibres to make their face cleansing wipes biodegradable?

As we are committed to providing high-quality, trustworthy products and to continuously reducing our environmental impact, we are striving to use renewable resources as much as possible in our products. Nature matters to us, and caring for it is the commitment behind sustainability. Therefore, for the tissue of our NIVEA biodegradable face cleansing wipes we use viscose, which is made of renewable material.

How are the NIVEA face cleansing wipes delivering biodegradability?

The wipes are made from biodegradable fibres of natural origin. The material is biodegradable since it can decompose physically and biologically until it becomes carbon dioxide, biomass and water.

Does biodegradability mean the new wipes are compostable?

No, we want to emphasise not to dispose of the wipes in the compost. As the wipes are mostly dirty after usage and we can’t be sure if any microplastic or other raw materials which are not biodegradable are on the wipes, they should be disposed in the household bin.

Why is the packaging still made of plastic?

To ensure that wipes are kept moist and bacteria free, packaging them in a plastic foil is still the best solution. As a first step, the packing foil is improved and now made of 45% repurposed material. However, we are looking closely at more environmentally friendly alternatives.


FAQS ABOUT THE NEW NIVEA BIODEGRADABLE FACE CLEANSING WIPES

You have further questions about the cleansing wipes? Here are the answers!

FAQ1

Why can’t I recycle this product even though it is “natural”?

The product itself is not natural. The plant-based tissue and the microplastic free formula are naturally derived. The natural origin of the wipes is to differentiate them from the ones with fossil-based fibres. Currently there are no recycling streams for this type of material. That’s why these wipes have to be disposed of in traditional landfill.

But is the packaging recyclable?

No, there is no dedicated recycling system for foils yet, consumers should dispose the wipe packaging in the packaging waste collection.

Why do you still produce these environmentally bad wipes?

With the launch of entirely biodegradable / 100% plant-based tissue Facial Wipes, we are completely exchanging our current Wipes with the PET tissue and delisting them globally. NIVEA is working hard to offer the most sustainable packaging and formula with a goal to gradually switch to the most sustainable offer possible.

Why don’t you use sustainable packaging/content in all your products?

Immediate exchange of all products is not feasible due to the availability of materials (e.g. amount of post-consumer recycled content that is not available on the market) or because there is no more sustainable material available yet that keep product properties in terms of performance, preservation and hygiene.

FAQ2

Why can‘t the wipes be flushed down the toilet?

The wipes do not disintegrate immediately. That is why they should not be disposed of in the toilet, but in the household waste. Disposal via the toilet can lead to blockages in the sewage pipes.

Isn’t there another alternative for wipes?

In our NIVEA face cleansing portfolio we offer a variety of highly effective make-up removers and cleansing products.

Do these wipes contain Parabens?

No, the entire assortment is free from parabens.

How do you prevent the cloths from drying out?

To prevent drying out, you should close the moisture seal of the packaging well after each use.

Is it necessary to clean the skin after applying the wipes?

After using the wipes it is not necessary to wash your face with water or otherwise clean your skin.


MORE SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES FROM NIVEA

At NIVEA we always strive for improvement and take responsibility. This is why we have launched various sustainability initiatives – from products with natural ingredients to almost completely recyclable packaging.

How NIVEA touches the planet

We at NIVEA are determined to make a positive impact on the world. This is why we have set ourselves ambitious sustainability goals. Our research departments are constantly developing our product formulas and packaging to make our skin care products as good as possible while reducing their environmental impact.

 

In addition, we work closely with green initiatives and other partners to find new ways to positively impact our planet. Our goal is to develop skincare that is as gentle to the planet as it is to our skin. And we are happy to take up this challenge.

 

Learn more about our sustainability approach!

How NIVEA touches the planet

EXPLORE MORE SUSTAINABLE NIVEA RANGES

Naturally Good Range

From day cream to shower gel to body lotion: NIVEA Naturally Good products contain up to 99% naturally derived ingredients. True to its name, the range cares for the skin and respects the planet!

WONDERBAR

Our 1st ever certified natural product range. Each cleansing bar is free from plastic, 99% natural origin and vegan!


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