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Certified natural cosmetics

Developed and produced in Germany using the finest natural ingredients and certified in accordance with stringent natural cosmetic standards. BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE is based on an innovative active ingredient concept that maintains your skin’s health while additionally caring for it and having a targeted effect. We have intentionally avoided using chemicals in our highly effective formulas, which are subject to regular quality testing. Their effectiveness and skin tolerance are scientifically confirmed by independent institutes.

FROM FOOTBED TO NATURAL COSTMETICS

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As the inventor of the footbed, BIRKENSTOCK promotes the well-being of feet. Alongside healthy walking, standing and running, skin care also has a considerable influence on our well-being. Via the skin – which is the largest human organ – ingredients of skincare and cleansing products are directly absorbed. Using certified natural cosmetics is a form of prevention and care for your personal health and therefore plays a part in people’s allround well-being.

All BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE products are based on highly effective, natural active ingredients, bear the BDIH COSMOS NATURAL certification mark for certified natural cosmetics, and are subject to extremely stringent testing criteria. They protect, maintain, and regenerate our skin – without any chemicals. Every day. From head to toe.

THE POWER OF THE CORK OAK

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The cork oak is at the heart of BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE. As with the original BIRKENSTOCK footbed, it supplies the essential element. While our company has been working with cork as a raw material with great success for more than 240 years, it was only recently that cosmetics industry scientists discovered the remarkable anti-aging effect of the extract taken from the bark of the cork oak.

As regards this characteristic, great importance is attached to the substance suberin with its special net surface structure: it is responsible for the cork’s special elasticity and is proven to have a smoothing effect in our products – when applied regularly, the skin becomes visibly smoother. The multi-active cork oak complex which was especially developed for the brand is a 100% natural, active organic lipid complex which is obtained from the extraction from the cork oak as well as coconut oil. It stimulates cell renewal, strengthens the skin’s protective barrier and increases the skin’s moisture level.
 

ENVIRONMENTALLY VALUABLE

Studies suggest that the cork oak has been around for some 60 million years. Natural and cultivated populations of the evergreen tree only exist to the west of the Mediterranean, primarily in Portugal. Cork is a renewable resource. When a cork oak is around 25 years old, it is ready to be peeled for the first time. For use in cosmetics products, though, they are not peeled until they reach about 43 years, as older cork is especially rich in nutrients. From this point onward, the trees can be peeled at intervals of nine years for about a century and a half. Cork oak forests make a valuable contribution to the protection of biodiversity and constitute a safe habitat for many animal species. Cork oak populations also act as an essential lung for the planet, as they are able to absorb a great deal of carbon dioxide, thereby helping to combat global warming. For BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE, it is important that the cork oak plantations are managed in an environmentally responsible manner. Their long-term protection and consistent preservation are a top priority.

OUR ACTIVE INGREDIENT CONCEPT

The BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE active ingredient concept revolves around the cork oak. It has been proven that the substance which gives the natural resource cork its special elasticity has, when used in the cosmetics industry, an anti-aging effect. On the basis of these findings, a multi-active cork oak complex was developed exclusively for BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE. It stimulates cell renewal, strengthens the skin’s protective barrier and thus improves the skin’s ability to retain moisture.

CARE SYSTEM

The innovative BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE care system consists of highly effective products with unique active ingredient concepts derived from cork oak extract. All the products are certified in accordance with the international BDIH COSMOS NATURAL standard. Their functionality, effect, and fragrance are harmoniously designed in a way that allows the separate products and entire series to be individually combined.

AUTHENTIC BIRKENSTOCK QUALITY

BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE stands for certified natural cosmetics – made using the very best natural ingredients with proven benefits and a polished packaging concept. All the products bear the BDIH COSMOS NATURAL certification mark for certified natural cosmetics and are thus subject to extremely stringent testing criteria. The COSMOS quality mark is an international standard for natural cosmetics that represents the world’s largest system for certifying natural and organic cosmetics. Under this standard, only ingredients that are made from renewable resources and are environmentally friendly are allowed. Chemicals? Absolutely not! But that’s not all ...

  • NATURAL INGREDIENTS
    In order to obtain the BDIH COSMOS NATURAL seal, a product must meet strict
    regulatory standards when it comes to its raw materials and manufacturing process.
     
  • NO PARAFFINS
    Paraffins are petroleum distillates. They can form a film on your skin that inhibits the
    skin’s ability to breathe.
     
  • NO SILICONES
    Like paraffins, silicones create a film on skin and hair which can clog the surface. In addition, silicones are not biodegradable.
     
  • NO PARABENS
    Parabens are petrochemical preservatives that in principle may not be used in certified natural cosmetics due to their risk potential.
     
  • NO SYNTHETIC SCENTS AND COLORANTS
    As things stand, there has been little research into the effects of synthetic fragrances and dyes. As they have the potential to be allergenic, they are not used in natural cosmetics.
     
  • NO PEGs
    Polyethylene glycols are water-soluble, petrochemical molecular compounds which do not feature in certified natural cosmetics due to their high risk potential.
     
  • NO ANIMAL TESTING
    No animal testing was conducted by us or carried out on our behalf during the development, production, and assessment of our products.
     
  • NO RAW MATERIALS DERIVED FROM DEAD ANIMALS
    The use of materials from dead animals is not permitted. Only materials produced by animals, such as milk or honey, are permitted.
     
  • VEGAN
    All BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE products are vegan and therefore free from any animal-based ingredients.
     
  • NO GENETIC ENGINEERING
    The use of raw ingredients from genetically modified crops/materials is strictly prohibited in certified natural cosmetics.
     
  • DERMATOLOGICALLY TESTED
    All BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE formulas have been dermatologically tested to ensure that they are skin-friendly.
     
  • RECYCLING AND RESOURCES
    BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE goes easy on the earth’s resources: renewable materials, such as natural cork, recyclable packaging and an innovative refill system are used for these products.

*These results were proven in a scientific study.