To maintain the BDIH COSMOS NATURAL standard, a product must comply with the strict regulatory requirements regarding the selection of natural raw materials and manufacturing processes.
NO ANIMAL TESTING
Animal testing may not be carried out or commissioned either in the development or testing phase of products.
Many BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL CARE products are vegan and no animal-based ingredients are used.
ECOLOGICAL RAW MATERIALS
Being natural and sustainable are values that are close to our heart. Therefore, all ingredients that we use are of natural origin.
Paraffins are petroleum distillates. They may form a sealing film on the skin that may have an impact on the breathability of the skin.
Like paraffin, silicone forms a film over the skin and hair, that may seal the surface. In addition, silicones are not biodegradable.
Parabens are petrochemical preservatives, that in principle may not be used in 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 to some extent, they are not used in natural cosmetics in principle.
Polyethylene glycols are petrochemical soluble molecule connections, that in principle may not be used in natural cosmetics due to their risk potential.
NO GENETIC ENGINEERING
The use of raw materials from genetically modified plants / raw materials is not permitted in certified natural cosmetics.
NO RAW MATERIALS OBTAINED FROM DEAD ANIMALS
The use of raw materials sourced from vertebrates is not permitted. Only certain animal-based products such as milk or honey are permitted.
All formulas have been dermatologically tested to ensure they are safe to use on your skin.
PROVEN TO BE EFFECTIVE
The effectiveness of the active ingredients has been documented and verified by means of scientific studies.
RECYCLING AND RESOURCES
BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL CARE protects the earth’s natural resources: Renewable raw materials such as natural cork as well as recyclable packaging and an innovative refill system are used.
THE INTELLIGENT REFILL SYSTEM
UNSCREW, TAKE OUT, EXCHANGE, READY.
Natural cosmetics are always committed to being responsible. Therefore, for BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL CARE: there are no compromises when it comes to matters of quality and sustainability.
Featuring quality materials, the innovative packaging is made in Europe. Their design is as unique as their content. They come equipped with an intelligent refill system. The stable bottles with airless dispensers and cork floor include exchangeable cartridges. If a product is empty, a refill version can simply be purchased and exchanged in the original container. This saves on packaging, protects natural resources and shows how straightforward sustainability can be.
OUR BEAUY HERO
THE POWER OF CORK OAK
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.