Natural, well-tolerated and sustainable: natural cosmetics offer many good reasons to avoid chemical ingredients. But are the products effective? Can organic beauty products really reduce wrinkles, hydrate the skin and visibly improve your complexion?
Firmer skin with hyaluronic acid! In anti-aging care products, this ingredient has already become indispensable. But what’s behind this substance? And what are its properties? Here, you can learn why this substance is indispensable for our skin and what makes the substance so effective.
Forever and always. That’s a promise which cosmetic products simply can’t keep: no formulation can be used indefinitely. Preservation is necessary in order to maintain the quality and efficacy of the raw materials contained in a product. But did you know that parabens, for example, do not only keep germs at bay but also come with questionable disadvantages?
Constant reapplying and potential for addiction: lip care does not exactly have the best reputation. However, side effects such as these are merely due to conventional formulations and the real care effect falls by the wayside. Lips need care – that’s a fact. We will tell you, what exactly your lips need.
We cannot imagine cosmetics without them: oils. They are part of almost every formulation and serve as a basis as well as a nourishing ingredient for the skin. But not every oil is the same… While mineral oil is a typical ingredient in conventional cosmetics, natural cosmetic products contain a whole variety of plant-based oils. We will tell you all about the ups and downs.
For quite a few people, it is still the epitome of a good cleansing product: creamy lather. However, the lather does not necessarily mean that the product is effective. Surfactants – that’s the professional term for these detergent substances – can form small or large amounts of lather. They can be of natural origin or be produced chemically. What do you think: do they all have a clean slate?
Cooling ingredients are a real treat for body and soul. Right at the top of the list: menthol. As an ingredient in cosmetics, it does not only result in a pleasantly refreshing effect. We proudly present the star of our BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE Cooling Foot Cream and explain how it unfolds its natural cooling effect.
Green and good? Unfortunately, it is not always easy to recognize genuine natural cosmetics. So-called greenwashing is particularly misleading: conventional products evoke environmentally friendly imagery in order to appear especially sustainable and natural, even though they are purely synthetic in most cases. So what should you do if you’re not an expert on ingredients and INCI declarations? You’re in luck, because you can usually identify natural beauty products by means of corresponding seals. One of these seals is the COSMOS certification which you can find on BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE products.
One of the special characteristics of the evergreen cork oak, which is mostly native to the Mediterranean area, is its unique bark which regenerates itself. There’s no other material which comes close to the flame-retardant, water-repellent and insulating cork – and that’s a good thing too.
Only nature is able to create something that is as perfect and complete as the cork oak. It is an ecological miracle from the roots right up to the treetop, with every part holding a benefit for the environment. One of its many talents is that it can bind large quantities of CO2.