The Specifics of Bionome Skincare
BeauCaire® is of a completely different quality to other so-called “organic” cosmetics. Some “organic” cosmetics contain certain chemical preservatives and not all natural substances are good for and compatible with the skin. We consistently capitalize on the knowledge of dermatologists and allergologists around compatibility of cosmetic ingredients and are always mindful of the ethical aspects of environmental and animal protection. The quality standards mentioned above have been conceptualized in accordance with “Bionomy” (the science of the laws of life) to create the concept of “bionome skincare”. The following explains it in detail:
- Optimal compatibility through consistent application of dermatological and allergological knowledge in the choice of compatible ingredients.
- A targeted selection of ingredients whose positive effects have been accurately described and substantiated and therefore of benefit to your skin.
- Harmony between skincare and the structure and metabolism of the skin through the utilization of skin-related ingredients and substances which exist by nature in our skin and organisms.
- Environmentally friendly through avoidance of unnecessary packaging waste.
- Animal-friendly through eschewal of animal substances.
Give up mineral oils – for the sake of your skin
Mineral oils and paraffin wax are very cheap and can therefore considerably reduce the cost of manufacturing skincare products. However in high concentrations it can build up an impermeable film on the surface of the skin and therefore impair or even obstruct the replenishment of the skin’s lipid barrier. This disruption of the skin’s physiology can lead to an itchy, dried-out skin; even after use of a product containing mineral oils is discontinued for a given period of time and replaced by a high-quality product containing natural plant oils. Therefore BeauCaire® chooses to forgo the low-priced mineral oils.
Naturalness through skin-related lipids
Through the utilization of plant-based lipids, which also occur as important building-blocks in human skin, we are guaranteed strong compatibility and a high level of naturalness.
The multilamellar liposomes developed by BeauCaire® are comprised of these very same lipids. Simply put, you are caring for your skin with “skin”. Could there be anything more natural for your skin? Multilamellar liposomes are not only extraordinary active ingredients but also excipients e.g. they transport skin-friendly and protective vitamins to the skin.
Especially important is also the enormous improvement in the skin’s moisture content in only a matter of days through the use of multilamellar liposomes. Even a short exposure to a few characteristics of the active profile of multi-lamellar liposomes suggests their ingenious properties and shows their importance for optimal skincare.
Responsibility towards environment, animals and people
The rational development of a product also requires that expensive, extravagant containers and packaging be done away with. They are of no consequence to the condition of the skin and are an unnecessary burden on the environment.
Cosmetics should not only be environmentally friendly and benefit the user by being optimally compatible and effective, but also consider the needs of our fellow creatures. Animal ingredients in cosmetic products derive predominantly from waste from slaughterhouses and from animals who have suffered their whole lives in “factory farms” where animals are intensively mass-farmed. Just like other animal conservationists we consider factory farming a terrible form of animal cruelty and therefore have nothing to do with animal ingredients. On ethical grounds we also object to the killing of animals on principle, because as our fellow creatures they have a right to life and deserve to be treated with integrity. Please consider that as a rule no old or sick animals are slaughtered, but almost invariably animals which are in the prime of their lives or even still babies (calves, piglets etc) whose short lives after the separation from their mothers were a living nightmare.
Conclusion: Concentrating on the essentials
Concentrating on the fundamentals is a priority at BeauCaire®: Compatibility with and effectiveness on the skin as well as consideration for the wellbeing of animals and the environment. In addition to skincare without animal substances we naturally also recommend a healthy vegetarian diet for the nourishment of your skin and the wellbeing of our fellow creatures.
Consumer protection: Recognising cosmetic ingredients
For the protection of consumers it is a legal requirement that the ingredients in cosmetic products are identified on the packaging (INCI Declaration). But not much is known about what is hidden behind these (often Latin) terms. For this reason we have put together for you a list of frequently used chemical preservatives, perfumes and petroleum-based products/mineral oils.
Chemical preservatives: Benzoic Acid, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben,
Propylparaben, Triclosan, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Diazolidinyl Urea, Chlorhexidin, Methylisothiazolinon, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Dibromodicyanobutan, Sorbic Acid, DMDM Hydantoin, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Phenoxyethanol, Chlormethylisothiazolinon, Bronopol, Quarternium 115, Iodpropinylbutylcarbamat. Please note: “nature-related” preservatives are chemical preservatives.
Petroleum-based products/Mineral oils: Mineral Oil, Petrolatum (Vaseline), Paraffinum-Liquidum, Paraffinum-Subliquidum, Cera Microcristallina, Microcrystalline Wax, Ozokerit, Ceresin.
If you would like further information about the advantages and disadvantages of individual cosmetic ingredients we recommend the following literature, in particular the “Blue List” handed out for specialists classifies cosmetic ingredients according to the “potential allergic threat” they pose. The “Blue List” is written by the following authors: Dr. H.P. Fiedler, Wiesbaden; Prof. Dr. H. Ippen, Göttingen; Prof. Dr. F.H. Kemper, Münster; Prof. Dr. Dr. N.-P. Lüpke, Osnabrück; Prof. Dr. K.H. Schulz, Hamburg; Dr. W. Umbach, Düsseldorf.
An informative reference book for specialists and consumers without specialized knowledge is also the book “Die Bewertung kosmetischer Inhaltsstoffe anhand der INCI-Bezeichnungen” (A review of cosmetic ingredients based on INCI identification) mentioned by Dr. Ernst W. Henrich und Dr. Thomas Baumann. It serves to evaluate cosmetic products with regards to compatibility, allergic hazardousness and effectiveness. Furthermore a distinction is made between plant and animal ingredients to enable animal-friendly consumers and vegetarians to make the right product choices.
We guarantee you that in our products there are no chemical preservatives, no perfumes and no mineral oils and/or paraffin from petroleum.