Natural cosmetics and our skin
A strong team
The skin is a mirror to our soul. It reveals how we live, how we feel and how we care for ourselves. And it is constantly changing, as it is influenced by a number of factors.
BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE
BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE helps keep your skin happy and healthy thanks to real natural cosmetics that meet the highest quality standards. With selected plant-based ingredients, such as skin-firming cork oak extract, and innovative active ingredient concepts that not only keep your skin healthy, but at the same time fulfill your skincare needs and have a targeted effect. Our active ingredients and formulas undergo the strictest quality tests. Effectiveness and dermatological compatibility have been scientifically confirmed by independent institutions.
A WONDER OF NATURE
The epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin and is subdivided into several interlocking layers. It serves as a protective cover and represents the direct connection between us and our environment. Targeted skincare can improve its condition.
Our products aim to preserve the skin’s youthful freshness and vigor. They intensively moisturize the skin and stimulate its water binding capacity. For instance, it has been shown that regular use of the Moisturizing Foot Balm increases skin hydration by 86%.
HOW DO NATURAL COSMETICS WORK?
- Support the skin to regulate the oil and moisture balance and restore the natural protective functions
- The skin is free of harmful or irritating chemical substances
- The complexion looks pure and clear with a natural glow
- Natural cosmetics make the skin receptive to targeted skincare, tailored to individual care needs
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
The central pillar of the BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE active ingredient concept is a multi-active cork oak complex.
The cork oak extract, exclusively developed for BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE, is a 100% natural, active bio-lipid complex, that is made by extracting cork oak and coconut oil. The raw materials are sustainably sourced. The effects of the complex have been proven through clinical studies.
The cork oak extract was tested in various scientific studies prior to its inclusion in skincare products. The testing stage evaluated its impact on connective cell tissue, or dermal fibroblasts (in vitro), as well as the effect of product use on the skin (in vivo). All of the results confirmed a positive anti-aging effect. Furthermore, it was proven to increase skin hydration, strengthening the skin’s protective barrier and improving skin smoothness.
SKIN MOISTURE CONTENT
Improves skin hydration, which strengthens skin and helps it appear smoother.
PROTECTIVE SKIN BARRIER
Stimulates cell renewal and strengthens the skin’s protective functions.
The positive effect on klotho, the anti-aging gene, visibly minimizes wrinkles and helps with uneven skin texture, making skin smoother.
REDUCED SECRETION OF THE INFLAMMATORY SUBSTANCE TNF-α
This study was performed with human epithelial cells (ARPE-19). After adding an inflammatory agent, the cells were treated with 1%, 2%, or 3% multi-active cork oak extract. The result shows a dose-dependent reduction of TNF-α (-44% at 1%, -68% at 3%).
2. INCREASE OF COLLAGEN CONTENT
REDUCTION OF SKIN REDNESS
A clinical study of 20 subjects aged 30 to 50 years with sensitive skin and mild rosacea showed: Using a cream containing 0.5% cork oak extract over a period of 28 days twice daily reduces the amount of hemoglobin – and redness – by 59% compared to a placebo cream. At the same time, the collagen content can increase, which significantly improves the structure of the connective tissue.
3. PREVENTION AND REDUCTION OF SKIN REDNESS
MULTI-ACTIVE CORK OAK EXTRACT
Helps the skin respond better to inflammation that can be caused by UV rays. After only three applications, skin redness is reduced by as much as 70%.
PREVENTION OF SKIN REDNESS
Twice-daily use of a cream containing 5% cork oak extract reduces redness three times more than placebo in just 11 days.
REDUCTION OF SKIN REDNESS
Immediate treatment of skin redness for three consecutive days with a cream containing 5% multi-active cork oak extract results in six times more reduction in redness compared to a placebo cream.