Birkenstock Skincare Has Arrived

Birkenstock Skincare

We know what you're thinking: a footwear brand launching skincare? How does that work, exactly? But hear us out. Is it possible to transfer the legendary comfort of original footbed to a line of cosmetics? The answer is yes!

While conventional cosmetics may contain irritating or even harmful substances, their innovative skincare line uses selected plant extracts and unique combinations of active substances with proven benefits. And what is the wonder ingredient which sets this line apart from the rest? Cork, of course. All Birkenstock products are based on highly effective natural active ingredients, have the BDIH COSMOS NATURAL quality seal, and are therefore subject to the strictest testing criteria. They protect, nourish, and regenerate our skin – without any chemicals.

“As the inventor of the footbed, we have a particularly close connection to personal well-being. Alongside healthy walking, standing, running, and resting, skin care has a considerable influence on our well-being. The cosmetics industry offers countless products in this area. Unfortunately, however, many of these contain chemical ingredients that can irritate or even damage the skin. This prompted us to start thinking about a healthy product concept in this segment. The result is Birkenstock Natural Care—genuine natural cosmetics without the use of chemicals,” Oliver Reichert, CEO of the Birkenstock Group, said in a release.

THE POWER OF THE CORK OAK

Cork

The cork oak is at the heart of Birkenstock Natural Skin Care. As with the original Birkenstock footbed, it is the central element. While the company has been working with cork as a raw material with great success for more than 240 years, scientists of the cosmetics industry have only recently discovered the remarkable anti-aging effects of the extract sourced from the bark layer of the cork oak.

“While we were doing our research regarding a healthy product concept in the skin care segment, we realised that scientists in the cosmetics industry had discovered the highly effective anti-aging effect of suberin, a remarkable substance which is contained in cork oak extract,” Birkenstock CEO Oliver Reichert told WWD.

The substance suberin is important in this context, as it gives cork exceptional elasticity, which is also what makes the Birkenstock cork and latex footbed so unique. Suberin has a proven skin-smoothing effect. The multi-active cork oak complex developed as a result reduces skin redness, stimulates collagen formation, and is effective against free radicals.

AUTHENTIC BIRKENSTOCK QUALITY

Birkenstock

Birkenstock Natural Skin Care stands for certified natural cosmetics – made using the very best natural ingredients with proven benefits and a polished packaging concept. All the products have the BDIH COSMOS NATURAL quality seal. The COSMOS quality mark is an international standard for natural cosmetics that represents the world’s largest certification system for natural and organic cosmetics. It only allows ingredients that are extracted from renewable resources and manufactured in an environmentally friendly way. 

  • NATURAL INGREDIENTS
    To meet the BDIH COSMOS NATURAL standard, a product has to fulfill stringent regulatory requirements concerning the selection of natural raw materials and the manufacturing processes.

  • NO PARAFFINS
    Paraffins are petroleum distillates. They may form a sealing film on your skin that inhibits the skin’s ability to breathe.

  • NO SILICONES
    Like paraffins, silicones create a film on skin and hair, that may seal the surface. In addition, silicones are not biodegradable.

  • NO PARABENS
    Parabens are petrochemical preservatives that in principle may not be used in certified 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, they are not used in natural cosmetics.

  • NO PEGs
    Polyethylene glycols are water-soluble, petrochemical molecular compounds, that in principle may not be used in certified natural cosmetics due to their high risk potential.

  • NO ANIMAL TESTING
    Animal testing may not be carried out or commissioned either in the development or testing phase of products.

  • NO RAW MATERIALS DERIVED FROM DEAD ANIMALS
    The use of raw materials from dead animals is not permitted. Only certain substances produced by animals, such as milk and honey, are allowed.

  • VEGAN
    All the BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE products are vegan and are therefore free from any animal-based ingredients.

  • NO GENETIC ENGINEERING
    The use of raw materials from genetically modified plants/raw materials is strictly prohibited in certified natural cosmetics.

  • DERMATOLOGICALLY TESTED
    All BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE formulas have been dermatologically tested for skin compatibility.

  • RECYCLING AND RESOURCES
    BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE conserves the earth’s resources: renewable resources such as natural cork and recyclable bottles and tubes are used for the products. Secondary packaging is avoided as far as possible. In addition, an innovative refill system reduces waste: the sturdy bottles with airless dispensers are fitted with replaceable cartridges. When a product is empty, simply purchase an environmentally friendly refill and place it in the original container. This saves resources – and shows how intelligent and uncomplicated sustainability can be.

THE RANGE

Nourishing Leg & Foot Oil, $54

Birkenstock Nourishing Leg & Foot Oil

The nourishing rich oil protects and cares for stressed feet and legs. Apart from cork oak extract, the product contains elderberry oil, which improves skin elasticity and makes the skin supple. For skin that feels soft and smooth.

Moisturising Foot Balm, $30

Birkenstock Moisturising Foot Balm

Soothing Foot Balm for stressed feet. Apart from cork oak extract, the product contains avocado oil, which cares for the skin intensively and promotes cell regeneration. It is absorbed into the skin quickly and makes it supple.

Moisturising Hand & Nail Cream, $30

Birkenstock Moisturising Hand & Nail Cream

Intensively moisturising hand and nail care absorbs quickly and easily. Apart from cork oak extract, the product contains hydrating jojoba oil, which provides effective protection against dry skin and strengthens the skin’s natural barrier.

Cooling Foot Cream, $30

Birkenstock Cooling Foot Cream

This intensively cooling foot cream moisturises and refreshes tired feet. Apart from cork oak extract, the product contains revitalising menthol taken from peppermint, which has a toning and moisturising effect.

Shop Now >

Birkenstock Skincare

We know what you're thinking: a footwear brand launching skincare? How does that work, exactly? But hear us out. Is it possible to transfer the legendary comfort of original footbed to a line of cosmetics? The answer is yes!

While conventional cosmetics may contain irritating or even harmful substances, their innovative skincare line uses selected plant extracts and unique combinations of active substances with proven benefits. And what is the wonder ingredient which sets this line apart from the rest? Cork, of course. All Birkenstock products are based on highly effective natural active ingredients, have the BDIH COSMOS NATURAL quality seal, and are therefore subject to the strictest testing criteria. They protect, nourish, and regenerate our skin – without any chemicals.

“As the inventor of the footbed, we have a particularly close connection to personal well-being. Alongside healthy walking, standing, running, and resting, skin care has a considerable influence on our well-being. The cosmetics industry offers countless products in this area. Unfortunately, however, many of these contain chemical ingredients that can irritate or even damage the skin. This prompted us to start thinking about a healthy product concept in this segment. The result is Birkenstock Natural Care—genuine natural cosmetics without the use of chemicals,” Oliver Reichert, CEO of the Birkenstock Group, said in a release.

THE POWER OF THE CORK OAK

Cork

The cork oak is at the heart of Birkenstock Natural Skin Care. As with the original Birkenstock footbed, it is the central element. While the company has been working with cork as a raw material with great success for more than 240 years, scientists of the cosmetics industry have only recently discovered the remarkable anti-aging effects of the extract sourced from the bark layer of the cork oak.

“While we were doing our research regarding a healthy product concept in the skin care segment, we realised that scientists in the cosmetics industry had discovered the highly effective anti-aging effect of suberin, a remarkable substance which is contained in cork oak extract,” Birkenstock CEO Oliver Reichert told WWD.

The substance suberin is important in this context, as it gives cork exceptional elasticity, which is also what makes the Birkenstock cork and latex footbed so unique. Suberin has a proven skin-smoothing effect. The multi-active cork oak complex developed as a result reduces skin redness, stimulates collagen formation, and is effective against free radicals.

AUTHENTIC BIRKENSTOCK QUALITY

Birkenstock

Birkenstock Natural Skin Care stands for certified natural cosmetics – made using the very best natural ingredients with proven benefits and a polished packaging concept. All the products have the BDIH COSMOS NATURAL quality seal. The COSMOS quality mark is an international standard for natural cosmetics that represents the world’s largest certification system for natural and organic cosmetics. It only allows ingredients that are extracted from renewable resources and manufactured in an environmentally friendly way. 

  • NATURAL INGREDIENTS
    To meet the BDIH COSMOS NATURAL standard, a product has to fulfill stringent regulatory requirements concerning the selection of natural raw materials and the manufacturing processes.

  • NO PARAFFINS
    Paraffins are petroleum distillates. They may form a sealing film on your skin that inhibits the skin’s ability to breathe.

  • NO SILICONES
    Like paraffins, silicones create a film on skin and hair, that may seal the surface. In addition, silicones are not biodegradable.

  • NO PARABENS
    Parabens are petrochemical preservatives that in principle may not be used in certified 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, they are not used in natural cosmetics.

  • NO PEGs
    Polyethylene glycols are water-soluble, petrochemical molecular compounds, that in principle may not be used in certified natural cosmetics due to their high risk potential.

  • NO ANIMAL TESTING
    Animal testing may not be carried out or commissioned either in the development or testing phase of products.

  • NO RAW MATERIALS DERIVED FROM DEAD ANIMALS
    The use of raw materials from dead animals is not permitted. Only certain substances produced by animals, such as milk and honey, are allowed.

  • VEGAN
    All the BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE products are vegan and are therefore free from any animal-based ingredients.

  • NO GENETIC ENGINEERING
    The use of raw materials from genetically modified plants/raw materials is strictly prohibited in certified natural cosmetics.

  • DERMATOLOGICALLY TESTED
    All BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE formulas have been dermatologically tested for skin compatibility.

  • RECYCLING AND RESOURCES
    BIRKENSTOCK NATURAL SKIN CARE conserves the earth’s resources: renewable resources such as natural cork and recyclable bottles and tubes are used for the products. Secondary packaging is avoided as far as possible. In addition, an innovative refill system reduces waste: the sturdy bottles with airless dispensers are fitted with replaceable cartridges. When a product is empty, simply purchase an environmentally friendly refill and place it in the original container. This saves resources – and shows how intelligent and uncomplicated sustainability can be.

THE RANGE

Nourishing Leg & Foot Oil, $54

Birkenstock Nourishing Leg & Foot Oil

The nourishing rich oil protects and cares for stressed feet and legs. Apart from cork oak extract, the product contains elderberry oil, which improves skin elasticity and makes the skin supple. For skin that feels soft and smooth.

Moisturising Foot Balm, $30

Birkenstock Moisturising Foot Balm

Soothing Foot Balm for stressed feet. Apart from cork oak extract, the product contains avocado oil, which cares for the skin intensively and promotes cell regeneration. It is absorbed into the skin quickly and makes it supple.

Moisturising Hand & Nail Cream, $30

Birkenstock Moisturising Hand & Nail Cream

Intensively moisturising hand and nail care absorbs quickly and easily. Apart from cork oak extract, the product contains hydrating jojoba oil, which provides effective protection against dry skin and strengthens the skin’s natural barrier.

Cooling Foot Cream, $30

Birkenstock Cooling Foot Cream

This intensively cooling foot cream moisturises and refreshes tired feet. Apart from cork oak extract, the product contains revitalising menthol taken from peppermint, which has a toning and moisturising effect.

Shop Now >

Birkenstock Skincare Has Arrived

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