Thursday, May 19, 2011

Company News: Happy 100th Birthday NIVEA!

When I heard that NIVEA was turning 100 this year, I couldn't believe it. It's one of those brands I always saw growing up and always took for granted.

To celebrate this huge milestone, I'm learning more about NIVEA and hope to share some really cool product news and reviews with you soon, but in the meantime, here are some fun facts about NIVEA and their flagshop product, the NIVEA Creme:

- NIVEA Creme was introduced in 1911 and became the first stable skin cream based on a water-in-oil emulsion thanks to an invention by Dr. Isaac Lifchultz - a chemist who originally developed the emulsifier, Eucerit, for medical uses

- the name NIVEA means 'the snow white one' and is derived from the Latin word nix, nivis (meaning snow)

- the Creme's blue tin was introduced in 1925

- In 1936 NIVEA scientists conducted in-depth research into the effects of the sun's rays on the skin and develop the first sunscreen products, NIVEA Nut Oil and Ultra Oil

- every year more than 100 million tins of classic NIVEA Creme are sold in over 200 countries around the world

- if you lined up all the tins of NIVEA that have been sold up to the present day, they would almost reach the moon! In fact, the blue tin was the first skin cream to enter orbit in the year 1983 - on board the Space Shuttle Challenger

Check out this extremely cool and interesting timeline of the NIVEA history.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Whoa - 100 years old? that's pretty cool. Thanks for sharing the history! =)

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