At NIVEA, we are obsessed with skin and we always look at skin biology to understand how to fulfill our consumer’s needs.
When approaching dark and uneven tone, we did the same: we know that marks are the result of melanin imbalance. So we looked more closely at the root cause for marks: the enzyme responsible for melanin production.
It took us 10 years of research to find the breakthrough ingredient LUMINOUS630
. First, we recreated the human enzyme that produces melanin in our lab, on which we tested more than 50.000 molecules. After multiple optimization rounds, the molecule number 630 was the most successful one in balancing the pigmentation, and therefore reducing spots! 630 was our lucky number, we wanted to keep it in the name. That’s how our breakthrough ingredient LUMINOUS630