Historically the word ‘spa’ is derived from the Latin “sana per aquam” meaning health through water. Since then the term also pertains to the use of oils, essentials oils, mudpacks, sea salt, algae etc., everything which enhances health and well-being. Today SPA is also a synonym used for heath farms, day spas and cosmetic institutes. Wellness treatments are carried out in cosmetic institutes with special SPA products. Beauty care at home should be tied in with these treatments in order to achieve lasting success.
According to the Duden German dictionary “bionomy” is the “science of the laws of life”. These laws are the qualitative basis for the development of all DR. BAUMANN COSMETIC products, as well as the bionome SPA line. Besides well-being and relaxation the bionome SPA products also ensure optimal and healthy skincare. Therefore all ingredients are selected based on strict dermatological and allergological criteria and thought has been given to our environment.
The goals of bionome beauty care are:
- Optimal compatibility through application of dermatological and allergological knowledge in the selection of ingredients.
- A targeted range of ingredients whose effectiveness has been specified and proven and which are therefore beneficial to the skin.
- A harmony between the ingredients and the physiology and anatomy of the skin. This is achieved when as many ingredients as possible are endemic to the skin and body, meaning the substances occur naturally in the composition of the skin. SkinIdent®, our cutting-edge product line, is comprised exclusively of ingredients and vitamins endemic to the skin.
- Environmentally friendly: doing away with unnecessary waste such as outer packaging.
- Animal-friendly: no use of animal substances.
Well-being and relaxation at the institute in conjunction with daily beauty care at home
Treatments at the cosmetic institute and/or a wellness spa with bionome SPA products from DR. BAUMANN COSMETIC revitalize body and soul. Your skin is also visibly fresher and more youthful-looking.
This wonderful source of well-being and beauty should also be continued at home by nourishing and pampering yourself daily with DR. BAUMANN COSMETIC bionome beauty care products. Even the best professional treatment lasting a few hours cannot possibly replace a good home skincare routine over weeks, months and years and cannot repair damage done through skincare mistakes. Therefore you should have professional treatments in conjunction with a healthy bionome skincare routine at home. That way you will achieve well-being and optimal results for your skin.
The importance of nutrition for health, beauty and well-being
A healthy diet is of utmost importance for a beautiful skin and for the health and well-being of the body and soul. A large number of human illnesses, especially cancer and cardiovascular disease, can be avoided through preventative measures such as a healthy diet, having adequate exercise and not smoking.
The importance of a healthy diet for a beautiful skin cannot be stressed enough. Many scientific studies have shown that a vegetarian diet is healthier. This is stated in a 2003 policy document published by the ADA (American Dietetic Association) and the DC (Dieticians of Canada) on the health benefits of vegetarian and vegan diets. Many of the most renowned dieticians in the USA and Canada are members of these associations. The ADA alone has around 70 000 members. In this official policy document it states:
“Well planned vegan and other forms of vegetarian diets are appropriate for all phases of the life-cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, early and later childhood and adolescence. Vegetarian diets offer a range of benefits.”
“It is the position of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the Dieticians of Canada (DC) that a sensible, well-planned vegetarian diet is conductive to good health and suitable for meeting nutritional needs, as well as a being a healthy way of preventing and treating certain illnesses.”
“It is the responsibility of dieticians to support and strengthen interest in vegetarian diets.”
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.
Perfumes: Perfume, Fragrance.
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.