Basics


We have decided to work with sustainable plant raw materials because we assume that living processes can only be accompanied and supported with living, natural raw materials that are processed as little as possible...more

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That is why we believe that there are some things to know about ingredients in cosmetics:                 

                           Something about allergies

One tries again and again to attribute the responsibility to natural products that allergic diseases occur more often and that it is better to prefer e.g. synthetic raw materials.
In the case of chemical products manufactured in the laboratory, the ingredients are known and tested before they come onto the market and thus one is protected from surprises with regard to allergies.
We don't have the words. Everyone has to work out his or her own attitude to this.

Here's what we'll say:
Dead substances (mainly synthetic substances of any kind) cannot accompany or support living processes...

 

Synthetic fragrances can be allergic or even worse - cell-destroying and/or tumor-forming.

Among many others, for example, there are polycyclic musk compounds, which are contained as a cheap fragrance in a really alarmingly high number of cosmetics, soaps, detergents and so on.

These compounds are deposited in the human adipose tissue, thus reaching the internal organs and to our knowledge what exactly they do besides allergies is still largely unknown. These substances and many other synthetic substances degrade only insufficiently or not at all in nature.
Natural raw materials can also cause allergies. In fact, in theory everyone can react allergically to any substance in the world. A considerate and conscious handling of natural raw materials and especially natural fragrances is therefore absolutely necessary.

From our experience, however, we can say that in the 15 years in which we have naturally produced perfumed products, we have never been aware of a case in which someone has shown an allergic reaction to one of our products, with one exception:
A customer with a cruciferous allergy known to her used a camomile product manufactured by us and reacted to it with a rash, which quickly returned to normal after discontinuation of the product.
Our long-standing customers confirm the very good compatibility and quality of our products time and again.


 

 

                       

                          Alcohol is not just alcohol

Unfortunately, anyone who believes that alcohol is alcohol is wrong. It's like having a good wine and a wine of inferior quality, that's what you taste.
This is the same with the frequent use of alcohol in cosmetics, you can feel it.
Of course, differences in the quality of ingredients have a great influence on the products and here on the skin.

The quality and purity of the alcohol used are decisive for the effect on the skin. In order to avoid the drinking alcohol tax, denatured, i.e. undrinkable denatured alcohol (INCI "alcohol denat") is usually used in cosmetic products.
The so-called denaturation occurs by means of additives containing phthalates, which are suspected of damaging the genetic material, triggering allergies, impairing the natural protective mechanisms of the skin and being hormonally effective. The chemical softeners, which are both water and fat soluble, are absorbed through the skin. They enter the blood and can not only damage the skin in frequent contact, but can even make it diabetic or infertile.

The names on the list of ingredients (INCI: International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) are: Diethyl phthalate and dimethyl phthalate (abbreviations: DEP and DMP). You also often find the names: Alcohol denat. or SD Alcohol as an abbreviation for denatured alcohol (usually denatured with phthalates).
That is why bio-alcohol is absolutely at the top of the list in comparison with other preservatives. Synthetic preservatives do not evaporate and can influence the hormonal balance in the body. For this reason, they are associated with breast cancer and the increasing incidence of thyroid diseases.
Bio-alcohol has the lowest potential to cause irritations of the skin and thus also puts acids, salts and benzyl alcohol far behind as preservatives for corresponding cosmetics. It is important to mention here that a wealth of experience gained with bio-alcohol over many years confirms its safety and compatibility time and again.

 

 

What does not belong in cosmetics, yet is in it and what

 

(therefore) the industry does not tell us
 


1. Parabens
Parabens are synthetic preservatives. They act against germs and prevent cosmetics from decomposing quickly. The cosmetics industry uses methyl and ethyl paraben, butyl and propyl paraben, isopropyl, isobutyl, pentyl, benzyl and phenyl paraben.


2. PEG´s - Polyethylene glycol
are innocent wash-active substances and emulsifiers and give shampoos, liquid soaps and shower gels a clean image. However, there is more appearance than being at work here, because they make the skin permeable to harmful substances, to which they open the doors to your skin functions clandestinely and quite incidentally during care. PEGs (polyethylene glycols) act as emulsifiers, i.e. they combine water with oil and thus improve the consistency of cosmetic products. The industry also uses them as binders and plasticizers. PEGs are obtained from crude oil. Ethylene oxide is the starting material for polyethylene glycol, it is better known as the basic material for antifreeze (ethylene glycol). The advantage for manufacturers: PEGs are cheap and can be produced individually for the corresponding product. In the list of ingredients they are listed as PEG-8, PEG-15 and under other digits.


The risks of PEG and parabens:
PEGs have fallen into disrepute because of their starting material ethylene oxide, which is considered carcinogenic.
What is certain is that glycols make the skin permeable and thus weaken its protective barrier. This makes sense when it comes to supplying the skin with active substances - however, pollutants also enter our system more quickly in this way.

Parabens can cause allergies. In addition, they are chemicals that act on hormones.
There are indications that the preservatives are related to:
    - poor sperm quality
    - testicular cancer
    - breast cancer


One study had already suggested a link between the substances and breast cancer more

3. Paraffin
is a waste product of the oil industry. The product is extremely inexpensive and very versatile and therefore so popular.   The fossil fuel oil is used to produce paraffin. Paraffin is not good for your health. During combustion - e.g. in candles with paraffin wax - toxic gases are emitted which are said to cause cancer.

Paraffin in cosmetics:
Paraffin is a petroleum distillate and therefore provides the necessary fat content for cosmetic products such as face cream, body lotion, lip care (almost all cosmetic products in the industry that contain fat contain paraffin) at particularly low cost. However, the effect of paraffin on the skin is questionable. Paraffin has the reputation that it prevents the fat layer of the skin from breathing, dries it out, promotes the formation of wrinkles and deposits itself in the internal organs. The chemical industry and dermatologists, of course, have not found any harmful effects on paraffin. They praise the unlimited shelf life, the good tolerability and the low price.

What therefore absolutely does not belong in cosmetics:
    - synthetic scents
    - synthetic foaming agents
    - synthetic colourings
    - parabens
    - paraffins
    - PEGs
    - microplasty

What therefore absolutely does not belong in cosmetics:

       - synthetic scents
       - synthetic foaming agents
       - synthetic colourings
       - parabens
       - paraffins
       - PEGs
       - microplasty