In researching whether or not Nivea products are vegan, I did find out that Beiersdorf does not test on animals, which is a good sign. However, many of the products still contain animal ingredients. It is best to check the ingredients on the package yourself.
The response to my email to the company is as follows:
Thank you for your E-mail about the ingredients used in NIVEA. We understand how important this information is for you.
Most of the ingredients used in Beiersdorf products are synthetic or plant derived. The following ingredients are animal derived:
Lanolin alcohol from sheep’s wool
Sodium tallowate from bovine (cow) fat
A listing of the ingredients used in our products can be found on our product packaging. We want to make sure you have the most current and correct information about the ingredients in our products. Because formulas change and someone may refer to outdated, incorrect information, we do not send out product ingredient lists.
If you have any other questions or comments, please call us at 1-800-227-4703. Our phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm EST.
We appreciate your interest in NIVEA.
There you have it. Check for those (easy to find) and avoid them. And feel free to contact them letting them know you want more vegan choices.