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BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL CARE

Developed and produced in Germany using the finest natural ingredients and certified in accordance with stringent natural cosmetic standards. BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL CARE represents health, outstanding quality and a conscious lifestyle.

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FROM FOOTBED TO NATURAL COSTMETICS

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Is it possible to transfer the legendary comfort of our footbed to a line of cosmetics? Yes, it is! BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL CARE represents health, outstanding quality and a conscious lifestyle. While conventional cosmetics usually contain irritating or harmful substances, select ingredients and unique combinations of active substances with proven benefits form the basis of this innovative and certified care system.

 

All BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL CARE products in the closely coordinated six care lines are certified natural cosmetics that are made in Germany. They have been certified in accordance with the COSMOS NATURAL standard by BDIH and are subject to the strictest testing criteria. All of these products protect, maintain and regenerate your skin without any chemicals – just the pure power of nature. Every day. From head to toe.

CORK – THE MAIN INGREDIENT

Cork oak extract is at the heart of BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL CARE. As with the original BIRKENSTOCK shoe footbed, it is the principal raw material of the product range. The cork used in all our products is obtained from the cortex layer of the cork oak tree. Cork is a renewable raw material. No trees have to be felled to extract it. After careful harvesting the cork layer renews itself. The tree is not damaged at all.

While BIRKENSTOCK has been working with cork for more than 240 years, cosmetic scientists discovered the highly effective anti-aging effect of cork extract. An integral element present in cork is suberin, which gives cork a special elasticity and has a proven lifting effect in BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL CARE products. The formula developed on the basis of these research results contains carefully selected natural ingredients such as arctic moss, argan oil, baobab, moringa, aloe vera, jojoba, babassu, elderberry and botanical hyaluron.

THE POWER OF THE CORK OAK

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The main ingredient in BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL CARE products is suberin: As the most important component of the cell walls, suberin is what gives cork its special elasticity, and it is also what makes our BIRKENSTOCK cork-latex footbed so unique. The suberin in our high-quality natural cosmetics has a proven lifting effect. Alongside cork oak extract, the active substances system based on these research results comprises other highly effective ingredients such as arctic moss, argan oil, baobab, moringa, elderberry and botanical hyaluronic acid.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

The formula’s main active ingredient is CORK OAK. The extract used in BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL CARE is derived from the bark layer of the cork oak. The suberin it contains has a special net surface structure. The valuable ingredients of the cork oak extract are thereby evenly distributed and transported into the skin. They can fully release their synergetic effect there with other ingredients. The result: With regular use skin benefits from a visible and deep conditioning effect.

SPECIALIZED CARE

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

AUTHENTIC BIRKENSTOCK QUALITY

BIRKENSTOCK represents health and high-quality products that do what they promise. We maintain this focus with BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL CARE. All of our products have the BDIH COSMOS NATURAL seal for certified natural cosmetics and are thus subject to the most stringent testing criteria. The new COSMOS quality seal 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 receive the BDIH COSMOS NATURAL seal, a product must use certain organic quality ingredients (in accordance with controlled organic cultivation), incorporate certain production methods for raw materials and forgo the use of petrochemical ingredients entirely.

  • Ecological raw materials: Naturalness and sustainability are very important values to us. That’s why all of the ingredients we use come from natural sources.

  • No paraffins: Paraffins are petroleum distillates. They form a film on your skin that acts as a seal. This traps moisture and causes the upper layer of skin, known as the stratum corneum, to swell, making your skin rough.

  • No silicone: Like paraffins, silicone creates a film on skin and hair, clogging the surface. It only seems to help maintain your skin In addition, the “softeners” are not biologically degradable.

  • No parabens:Parabens are chemical preservatives with an estrogen-like effect that, in certain concentrations, can affect the hormone system. They have a high risk potential and are suspected carcinogens.

  • No synthetics scents or dyes:Little research has been conducted on the effects of synthetic scents. However, it is suspected that they expand in the body, where they affect the hormonal balance and may even cause cancer. Synthetic dyes are considered allergens and may be carcinogens.

  • No PEGs: Polyethylene glycols are chemical water-soluble molecule compounds that make skin porous to harmful substances, attack the sebum film and can dry skin.

  • No gene technology: The use of materials from genetically modified plants and raw materials is generally not allowed in certified natural cosmetics.

  • No animal testing: No animal testing was conducted by us or carried out on our behalf during the development, production and assessment of these products.

  • No 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: Many BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL CARE products are vegan and avoid the use of any animal-based ingredients entirely.

  • Dermatologically tested: All formulas have been dermatologically tested to ensure that they are skin-friendly.

  • Proven effective: The effectiveness of the ingredients has been documented and proven in various scientific studies.

  • Recycling and resources: BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL CARE conserves the earth’s resources: Renewable materials, such as natural cork, and sustainable, recyclable packaging are used for these products. And an innovative refill system reduces waste: Sturdy bottles with airless dispensers and cork bottoms contain refillable cartridges. When a product is empty, simply purchase an environmentally friendly refill and place it in the original container.

    This saves resources – and shows how intelligent and uncomplicated sustainability can be.

*These results were proven in a scientific study.