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BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL CARE

Developed and produced in Germany using the best natural raw materials and certified according to a strict international standard for natural cosmetics. BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL CARE products feature an innovative active ingredient concept, that satisfiess your skin’s care needs and takes visible effect.

Our highly effective formulas avoid the use of irritating or even chemical substances and are subject to regular quality testing. Effectiveness and skin tolerance have been proven by independent institutions.

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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? The answer is yes! BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL CARE is synonymous with health and top quality. While conventional cosmetics may contain irritating or even harmful substances, our innovative skincare line uses selected plant extracts and unique combinations of active substances with proven benefits.

All BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL CARE products are based on highly effective natural active ingredients, have the BDIH COSMOS NATURAL quality seal, and are therefore subject to the strictest testing criteria. They protect, nourish, 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 CARE. As with the original BIRKENSTOCK footbed, it is the central element. While the company has been working with cork as a raw material with great success for more than 240 years, scientists of the cosmetics industry have only recently discovered the remarkable anti-aging effects of the extract sourced from the bark layer of the cork oak.

The substance suberin is important in this context, as it gives cork exceptional elasticity, which is also what makes the BIRKENSTOCK cork and latex footbed so unique. Suberin has a proven skin-smoothing effect. The multi-active cork oak complex developed as a result reduces skin redness, stimulates collagen formation, and is effective against free radicals.

ENVIRONMENTALLY VALUABLE

Studies have shown that cork oak has existed for some 60 million years. Natural and cultivated tree populations grow in the western Mediterranean, primarily in Portugal. Trees are first peeled once they are about 25 years old. For cosmetic applications, though, the first harvest is made only from the age of about 43 years old, as older cork is particularly 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 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 CARE, it is important that the cork oak plantations are managed in an environmentally responsible manner, thus affording them long-term protection.

OUR ACTIVE INGREDIENT CONCEPT

The central element of the BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL CARE active ingredient concept is cork oak. Using the outer bark layer, a highly effective multi-active ingredient complex is developed that encourages collagen formation, reduces skin redness, and effectively combats free radicals. The skin is also visibly pampered deep down by other ingredients which are carefully coordinated with the formulas.

CARE SYSTEM

The innovative BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL 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 products and series to be individually combined.

AUTHENTIC BIRKENSTOCK QUALITY

BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL CARE stands for certified natural cosmetics – made using the very best natural ingredients with proven benefits and a polished packaging concept. All the products have the BDIH COSMOS NATURAL quality seal and are thus subject to the strictest testing criteria. The COSMOS quality mark is an international standard for natural cosmetics that represents the world’s largest certification system for natural and organic cosmetics. It only allows ingredients that are extracted from renewable resources and manufactured in an environmentally friendly way. Chemicals? Absolutely not! But that’s not all...

  • NATURAL INGREDIENTS
    To meet the BDIH COSMOS NATURAL standard, a product has to fulfill stringent regulatory requirements concerning the selection of natural raw materials and the manufacturing processes.

  • NO PARAFFINS
    Paraffins are petroleum distillates. They may form a sealing film on your skin that inhibits the skin’s ability to breathe.

  • NO SILICONES
    Like paraffins, silicones create a film on skin and hair, that may seal 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
    The effects of synthetic fragrances and colorants have not yet been researched in depth. As they may bear a high allergenic potential, they are not used in natural cosmetics.

  • NO PEGs
    Polyethylene glycols are water-soluble, petrochemical molecular compounds, that in principle may not be used in certified natural cosmetics due to their high risk potential.

  • NO ANIMAL TESTING
    Animal testing may not be carried out or commissioned either in the development or testing phase of products.

  • NO RAW MATERIALS DERIVED FROM DEAD ANIMALS
    The use of raw materials from dead animals is not permitted. Only certain substances produced by animals, such as milk and honey, are allowed.

  • VEGAN
    All the BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL CARE products are vegan and are therefore free from any animal-based ingredients.

  • NO GENETIC ENGINEERING
    The use of raw materials from genetically modified plants/raw materials is strictly prohibited in certified natural cosmetics.

  • DERMATOLOGICALLY TESTED
    All BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL CARE formulas have been dermatologically tested for skin compatibility.

  • RECYCLING AND RESOURCES
    BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL CARE conserves the earth’s resources: renewable resources such as natural cork and recyclable bottles and tubes are used for the products. Secondary packaging is avoided as far as possible. In addition, an innovative refill system reduces waste: the sturdy bottles with airless dispensers are fitted with replaceable 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.