Feel like a new person: exfoliators remove small dried scales, stimulate blood circulation and help against skin impurities. Afterwards, the skin is furthermore a lot more receptive for other skincare products. And best of all: with an extensive exfoliating treatment, even rough and dry patches of skin become tender and soft. In natural cosmetics, this all happens without microplastics!
Did you know that our skin renews itself about every four weeks? Every day, millions of dead skin cells are shed and grow anew. You can support this cell renewal process – with exfoliators! These beauty treatments for face and body turn dull and dry skin into a radiant and supple complexion in the twinkling of an eye.
Wondering how it works? Just rub gently. For example with salt, sugar or coffee as an ingredient in DIY recipes. In natural cosmetics, there are tiny exfoliating granules in the form of ground kernels and minerals or wax pearls. In conventional cosmetics, however, the granules are often made from plastics…
Microplastics: tiny troublemakers
When exfoliating products are applied, polyethylene particles with a diameter of less than 5 mm are directly flushed into our waste water. Unfortunately, these particles are so small that sewage treatment plants cannot filter them out of the water. Thus, microplastic particles do not only contaminate our rivers, lakes and oceans, they have already found their way into our food chain with the help of bound toxic pollutants.
Natural exfoliation – without plastics!
Microplastics rightly have a very bad reputation. That’s why you should count on harmless alternatives: it is guaranteed that in certified natural cosmetics, such as BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE, there are no microplastics! Instead, our products contain ground apricot kernels or volcanic sand:
Our BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE Natural Freshness Gentle Exfoliating Cream is a gentle facial exfoliator. With its natural cleansing granules, it frees the skin from dead skin cells, cleanses deeply and refines the skin’s texture. In addition to our cork oak extract*, ground apricot kernels and apricot kernel oil are used which make your complexion appear refreshingly soft and fresh. Shea butter strengthens the lipid barrier and the red algae Irish Moss strengthens the skin’s protective barriers.
The exfoliating cream is suitable for normal to dry skin, mature skin and combination skin. Simply apply 1-2 times per week after cleansing on the damp skin and massage gently. Rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Our BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE Natural Shapes Exfoliating Body Scrub is just what your body (and your feet) need! The gentle but effective body exfoliator will make your skin look radiant, fresh and supple in the twinkling of an eye. In addition to our cork oak extract*, the exfoliator contains valuable plant-based oils and cranberry seeds, which smooth and clear your skin. Jojoba and macadamia oil protect the skin against drying out and leave the skin feeling velvety smooth. Another secret of the formulation: fine volcanic sand. It cleans intensively, refines the skin’s texture and will give you a balanced complexion.
Our Body Scrub is suitable for every skin type. Simply massage into the damp skin 1-2 times per week, just like the facial exfoliating cream. Rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water.
*Our products contain cork oak extract in varying concentrations. Its effectiveness was proven in scientific and clinical studies. For further information, please visit: www.birkenstock.com.