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NIVEA SCANDAL ✨

Hey picky squad, hope y’all doing great πŸ’• Have you heard about the scandal regarding the Nivea Kids Protect & Care Sunscreen spf 50+ ? It failed protection tests conducted by a respected, independent third party testing lab and the brand response to the whole situation was shady to say at least πŸ˜ͺ A lot of people, especially here in Europe, reach for Nivea products since they are generally nicely formulated and very affordable. After the failed independent tests, Nivea released a statement and they said they don’t recognise the independent testing and their own supposed tests did well (but were NOT released to the public 😳) They showed a lot of disrespect for the consumers since people have reached out for refunds but Nivea has declined saying that ,,what they sold is what was delivered to the consumer”. 😬
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lusitania

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Unfortunately it's not uncommon for sunscreens to fail their independent testing these days, so I can understand that part, but their response sounds completely unacceptable. Transparency around sunscreen is so important nowadays. I hope they back up their claims with real info soon!
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Alexandra3

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Yup transparency is key ✨
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Yourskintellectual

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They will probably cover this up soon with a release of some bio organic reef safe baby seal hugging greenwashing line with spf100 and all will be forgotten πŸ˜…
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Alexandra3

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🀣 🀣 very possible
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Wow. Nivea's professionalism is πŸ‘ŒπŸ» It's sad because Nivea is a brand that is available in a lot of drugstores and to some that brand is what they could afford. I really can't support a brand that won't admit their mistakes πŸ˜“
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I agree with you
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I've heard about it, but also Garnier failed this test and we have to mention - the products that failed were two sunscreens for kids. You can find more about this issue on which.co.uk I checked the website and it's like a consumer association, the thing is that they didn't mention the lab - while Purito tests were made in Poland and Germany, they tested in one lab from what I figured out so I would suspect that they might not get fully accurate information. And yes, they say they are independent, but it's not like you can base all informations on one research - lots of labs right now have long queue since Kbeauty (and not only Kbeauty) brands started to test their sunscreens in few labs instead of using just one lab. So I would be neutral if it comes to this. We also don't know if this is an issue only for UK or EU and other countries too since ingredients can be different for each country.
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Alexandra3

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you’re so right!! there is still a lot of info we dont know thanks for telling me all this !!
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Oh my! πŸ˜” Nivea is a well known drugstore brand, practically worldwide πŸ—ΊοΈ They really should have given a better response. I hope they have a better service recovery, moving forward. I'm following you on IG. I'd appreciate if you followed me too πŸ’• @blueskies8whiteclouds
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Of course πŸ’•
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