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Cosmetics Cork Oak

When it comes to our skincare we rely on the power of the cork oak! The cork oak as an ingredient in beauty products?

When it comes to our skincare we rely on the power of the cork oak! The cork oak as an ingredient in beauty products?

Sure, because the extract from the bark of the cork oak has a highly effective anti-ageing effect which we want to use to our advantage. Thus, the cork oak is a valuable raw material for our BIRKENSTOCK footbeds as well as for your daily skincare routine.

The cork oak has the incredible ability to constantly renew its bark. In our skincare products, this results in an improvement of the skin’s own regeneration and a visibly smoother skin texture.

The cork oak extract, which has especially been developed for BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE, is a real all-rounder and anti-ageing hero! When applied regularly, scientific studies have confirmed several beneficial effects!

Sure, because the extract from the bark of the cork oak has a highly effective anti-ageing effect which we want to use to our advantage. Thus, the cork oak is a valuable raw material for our BIRKENSTOCK footbeds as well as for your daily skincare routine.

The cork oak has the incredible ability to constantly renew its bark. In our skincare products, this results in an improvement of the skin’s own regeneration and a visibly smoother skin texture.

The cork oak extract, which has especially been developed for BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE, is a real all-rounder and anti-ageing hero! When applied regularly, scientific studies have confirmed several beneficial effects!

Cosmetics Cork Oak
For example: For example:

• intensive moisturising

• reduction of skin roughness

• smoother skin, reduction of the first signs of wrinkles

• strengthening of the skin’s barrier

• strengthening of the skin’s protective functions

• intensive moisturising

• reduction of skin roughness

• smoother skin, reduction of the first signs of wrinkles

• strengthening of the skin’s barrier

• strengthening of the skin’s protective functions

Cosmetics Cork Oak
Cork: a renewable resource Cork: a renewable resource

No tree has to be chopped down for our active ingredients: the cork oak is gently peeled at regular intervals without the tree or the environment being harmed in the process. For us at BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE, it is of utmost importance to manage the cork oak forests in an ecologically responsible way – and thus to protect them and to ensure their preservation. Furthermore, cork is 100% recyclable.

No tree has to be chopped down for our active ingredients: the cork oak is gently peeled at regular intervals without the tree or the environment being harmed in the process. For us at BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE, it is of utmost importance to manage the cork oak forests in an ecologically responsible way – and thus to protect them and to ensure their preservation. Furthermore, cork is 100% recyclable.

Cosmetics Cork Oak
The cork oak – ecological aspects The cork oak – ecological aspects

According to scientific studies, cork oaks have been around for more than 60 million years and a tree can live for up to 250 years. Natural and cultivated forests of the evergreen deciduous tree only exist in the western Mediterranean region, mainly in Portugal.

Cork oaks are peeled for the first time after 25 years. When the cork is used in cosmetic products, the first peeling even only takes place after 43 years since older cork is particularly rich in nutrients. From this point on, the trees can be peeled every nine years over a period of one and a half centuries. This process guarantees extraordinary quality and sustainable cultivation.

Cork oak forests are a unique ecosystem and habitat for many different animal species. They also absorb large quantities of CO2. In addition, cork is flame retardant, which is why cork oak forests act as a natural protection against fire and help protect the soil by regulating the water balance.

According to scientific studies, cork oaks have been around for more than 60 million years and a tree can live for up to 250 years. Natural and cultivated forests of the evergreen deciduous tree only exist in the western Mediterranean region, mainly in Portugal.

Cork oaks are peeled for the first time after 25 years. When the cork is used in cosmetic products, the first peeling even only takes place after 43 years since older cork is particularly rich in nutrients. From this point on, the trees can be peeled every nine years over a period of one and a half centuries. This process guarantees extraordinary quality and sustainable cultivation.

Cork oak forests are a unique ecosystem and habitat for many different animal species. They also absorb large quantities of CO2. In addition, cork is flame retardant, which is why cork oak forests act as a natural protection against fire and help protect the soil by regulating the water balance.