In our quest for an everyday moisturizer both men and women can use, Nivea for Men Advanced Whitening Oil 10X Control Moisturizer turned out to be a surprisingly acne-friendly product.
Even though it says Nivea for Men, there is no reason why women can’t use it. What’s more, it seems to be designed especially keeping acne prone skin in mind, with oil control and acne fighting ingredients built in.
The price of Nivea For Men Advanced Whitening 10X Oil Control Moisturizer is Rs. 99 for 15 ml and Rs. 190 for 40 ml.
Nivea for Men Advanced Whitening Oil Control Moisturiser, with its ultra-light texture, controls oiliness for up to 12 hours and eliminates acne causing bacteria upto 99%. The effective formula contains Whitanat Vita Complex Plus – a whitening vitamin complex with 10 nutrients, including Whitanat, that is proven to whiten dull and damaged skin and reduce the appearance of dark spots 10 times better than Vitamin C.
It also has UV protection sunscreen ingredients, but there is no SPF mentioned on the pack. If you are looking for a sunscreen SPF 30 + whitening moisturizer, check out Nivea Men Advanced Whitening Dark Spot Reduction Moisturiser SPF 30
aqua, cyclomethicone, alcohol denat., dicaprylyl carbonate, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, glycerin, methylmethacrylate crosspolymer, panthenol, glyceryl glucoside, 4-butylresorcinol, glycyrrizha glabra root extract, tocopheryl acetate, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, panax ginseng root extract, gingko biloba leaf extract, carnitine, magnesium chloride, aluminium chlorohydrate, propylene glycol, sodium acrylates / c 10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, polymethylsilsesquioxane, acrylamaide / ammonium acrylate crosspolymer, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, dimethiconol, trisodium EDTA, polyisobutane, polysorbate 20, sorbitan isostearate, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, perfum, CI 77891
Skingredients is a free, online tool that anyone can use to find out if a skin care or makeup product contains ingredients that can cause pimples. Let’s see what Skingredients had to say for Nivea for Men Advanced Whitening Oil Control Moisturiser.
Copy paste the above ingredient list in the Skingredients box.
Found 2 acne causing ingredients
Panthenol is mildly comedogenic
Sorbitan Isostearate is mildly comedogenic
Don’t be alarmed, because both are only mildly comedogenic ingredients, which means that unless your acne is severe, this moisturizer will not cause pimples.
What it means
According to Skingredients analysis, Nivea for Men Advanced Whitening Oil Control Moisturiser is pretty safe for acne prone skin.
In Acne Prone Skin Type terms, it is suitable for APST 1 and APST 2. It may not be suitable for highly acne prone skin of APST 3. Simply put, it is not for you if almost everything breaks you out.
Whether you are a guy or a girl, if you have been looking for a moisturizer that prevents a greasy look, try this one or its cousin, the Nivea Men Advanced Whitening Dark Spot Reduction Moisturiser SPF 30.
Update: the ammonium chlorohydrate ingredient of this moisturizer (see comments) has put a question mark on the comedogenicity of this product. There is no research data showing this ingredient is pore-clogging, but it might as well be, since it is used in anti-perspirants. The Dark Spot Reduction SPF 30 version does not contain this ingredient, so that one is a safer option.
Update 2: Aluminium compounds work in anti-perspirants by way of reacting with sweat and sweat gland fibres. This way, they form physical plugs to block the sweat. Theoretically, aluminium hydrochloride used in this product can block pores and cause pimples. Skingredients database has been updated to mark aluminium hydrochloride and its synonyms as comedogenic based on this reasoning.