Eucerin is known for pigment control products and it looks like this brand should be too
The Eucerin anti pigment and the Nivea products that are highly similar
A lot of people are curious about Eucerin anti pigment products. It’s a brand that is known for it’s pigment products although they may not be the most well known brand out there. But if we listen closely to the chatter in our community, and we certainly do, Eucerin has a great reputation for these types of products. We’ll take real people recommendations over influencer hype any day.
I would say that sun damage, showing up as dark spots or aging spots, is one of the biggest skin concerns we see voiced in our community. I know for me personally, keeping new sun spots at bay is definitely one of my main skin concerns. There are actually several Eucerin products that are targeted to address pigment issues like hyperpigmentation and sun spots. Read on to discover 2 Eucerin alternatives discovered by SKINSKOOL’s ingredient-list similarity tracker.
A Eucerin pigment control serum potential alternative with a price advantage
First up, let’s talk about the Eucerin anti pigment dual serum potential alternative that has a price advantage. In doing research for a member of our private Facebook group to help her find an alternative for Eucerin Even Pigment Perfect Dual Serum, we honed in on the fact that it contains a "patented" ingredient called isobutylamido thiazolyl resorcinol (sometimes called Thiamidol). Eucerin claims (via initial studies) that Thiamidol targets pigmentation as well as the proven ingredient hydroquinone but with fewer side effects. We popped “isobutylamido thiazolyl resorcinol” into our SKINSKOOL backend database and we discovered that in addition to Eucerin products, a number of Nivea products use this ingredient as well.
What's the reason? Both Nivea and Eucerin brands are owned by the same parent company, Germany based Beiersdorf.
Back to the results. So we knew that Thiamidol was also used in Nivea products. We popped the Eucerin Pigment Control serum specifically into the SKINSKOOL ingredient-list similarity tracker and we made an amazing discovery. We found a 96 pts Match Score ingredient-list potential alternative as against the Even Pigment serum. Now as you will remember, our algorithm does a full INCI list tracking to find products that contain similar ingredients to the target product. In this case, turns out that the Nivea Cellular Luminous 630 Anti-dark Spot Serum contains many of the same ingredients contained in the Eucerin Even Pigment Perfect Dual Serum.
Ingredient list similarity
Here are the ingredients of Eucerin Even Pigment Dual Serum according to the brand website: Aqua, Alcohol Denat, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Octocrylene, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Distarch Phosphate, Methylpropanediol, Isobutylamido Thiazolyl Resorcinol, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycyrrhiza Inflata Root Extract, Tocopherol, Glucosylrutin, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Dimethicone, Isoquercitrin, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Trisodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum
And here are the ingredients of Nivea Cellular Luminous 630 Anti-dark Spot Serum: Aqua, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Cocoglycerides, Distarch Phosphate, Butylene Glycol, Methylpropanediol, Tapioca Starch, Isobutylamido Thiazolyl Resorcinol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Trisodium EDTA, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum
Let's compare Eucerin Pigment Control vs. Nivea Cellular Luminous 630
As a preface to any potential alternative we discuss, we always point out that ingredient concentrations, quality, processing and formulation techniques is not something we can know. We only point out when an ingredient list has similarities with another ingredient list and then it’s up to the user to discern in real life comparisons.
Without knowing specific ingredient concentrations or processing techniques, and focusing only on the ingredient lists alone, let's Compare the Eucerin product vs. the Nivea product:
- Both are anti-dark spot serums that also claim to target re-appearance of spots
- Both contain the patented skin brightening ingredient "Isobutylamido Thiazolyl Resorcinol" – Both contain the other main active ingredient Sodium Hyaluronate
- Both contain additional ingredients like glycerin, sodium ascorbyl phosphate (vit C derivative) and phenoxyethanol as preservative
- And again, both these brands are owned by Beiersdorf
Is there a price advantage?
We have found that most of the time there is a significant price advantage since Nivea products are eligible for coupons and extra deals at the drugstores. But ultimately the price advantage or if there is one depends on where you are situated in the world.
A Eucerin Pigment Control Sun Fluid potential alternative with a price advantage
So the other bestselling Eucerin product people talk a lot about is the Eucerin Sun Fluid Pigment Control SPF 50+ which is essentially a sunscreen that is pitched as also specifically preventing sun spots. Sounds like a winning combination for anyone worried about sun spots. Given my main skin concerns, I’d definitely use it. This product also contains the aforementioned patented ingredient Isobutylamido Thiazolyl Resorcinal which seems to be common amongst the Eucerin pigment series product line.
So when we put this product into the SKINSKOOL ingredient-list similarity tracker and it analyzes the 39,000 ingredient lists in the database to see what products contain a number of similar ingredients, it identifies a certain Nivea product as an 88 pts Match Score ingredient-list potential alternative. The Nivea UV Face Specialist Dark Spot Control SPF 50 Sun Fluid contains many of the ingredients that are in the Eucerin Sun Fluid.
Let’s take a closer look at the ingredient list similarity
These are the ingredients in the Eucerin Sun Fluid Pigment Control SPF 50+:
Aqua, Alcohol Denat, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate-Dicaprate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Homosalate, Octocrylene, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Tapioca Starch, Isobutylamido Thiazolyl Resorcinol, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Glycyrrhiza Inflata Root Extract, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Glucosylrutin, Isoquercitrin, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Glyceryl Stearate, Carbomer, Acrylates-C10-30-Alkyl-Acrylate-Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Dimethicone, Trisodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum
The main ingredient call-out ingredients from Eucerin are Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Glycyrrhiza Inflata Root Extract and the patented Isobutylamido Thiazolyl Resorcinol.
Here are the ingredients of the Nivea UV Face Specialist Dark Spot Control SPF 50 Sun Fluid:
Aqua, Homosalate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Alcohol Denat., Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Dimethicone, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Silica, Tapioca Starch, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Isobutylamido Thiazolyl Resorcinol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Methylpropanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Sulfate, Trisodium EDTA, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Parfum, CI 15985, CI 16035
The main ingredient call-out from Nivea is the patented Isobutylamido Thiazolyl Resorcinol.
Let's compare Eucerin Pigment Control Sun Fluid vs Nivea Sun Dark Spot Control Sun Fluid
Without knowing specific ingredient concentrations or processing techniques, and focusing only on the ingredient lists alone, let’s compare the Eucerin product vs. the Nivea product:
- Both are everyday sunscreens that specifically also claim to prevent sun-induced dark spots and hyperpigmentation
- Both contain the same UV sun filters and have an SPF of 50
- Both contain the patented ingredient Isobutylamido Thiazolyl Resorcinol that is claimed to reduce dark spots and prevent their re-appearance
- The Eucerin Sun Fluid contains the extra call outs Glycyrrhetinic Acid and Glycyrrhiza Inflata Root Extract but these have the main benefit of being antioxidants so we don’t think they really effect the main claims of the product which is to prevent sun spots
- Both brands are owned by Beiersdorf, as previously mentioned above
Is there a price difference?
This really again depends on your geographical location but we think mostly we’ve been seeing that the MSRP price is very similar, it’s just that as mentioned above, Nivea is often discounted so you can usually get it on sale at a better price.
So there you have it, another amazing discovery using SKINSKOOL's ingredient-list similarity tracker. Find your own similar ingredient list potential alternatives here.
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