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Facial Care at Greenpicks

Healthy facial care– less is more!

Every day the face is exposed to wind and weather. But not only rough winds, sweat and environmental pollution can damage the facial skin. UV radiation, which accelerates skin aging, is particularly harmful. Natural cosmetics tuned to the skin type support healthy facial care.

Face care tuned to the skin type

Do you have dry or oily skin? Does the facial skin tend to scaling or do spots break out? Is the skin reddened? – Once you have determined your skin type, natural cosmetics and organic cosmetics offer the appropriate facial care for the different skin types. Growing older the skin needs different active ingredients. The choice of a young woman will be different than that of a woman in the menopause or an older lady over 70 years. And last but not least, the nutrition also influences the complexion.

Natural facial care with natural cosmetics & organic cosmetics

The ingredients of organic cosmetics and natural cosmetics differ from conventional facial care cosmetics. While conventional cosmetics are more of a chemical cocktail that can contain traces from nature, natural cosmetics are based on herbal ingredients. In organic certified face care, the ingredients are even from certified organic farming and/or from wild harvesting.

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The INCI information on the packaging provides details about the nourishing ingredients. Vegan facial care can be easily recognized by the Peta approved vegan seal and the Vegan Trademark. According to particularly strict guidelines the seals "rabbit with the protective hand" from the German Animal Welfare Association and the international logo Leaping Bunny from the Cruelty Free International & CCIC (Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics) vegan cosmetics excludes any ingredients from animals. Animal components and animal testing are prohibited in the entire manufacturing process right up to the final cosmetic product.

Organic seals and test marks for natural cosmetics offer additional security. Controlled natural cosmetics according to the guidelines of the BDIH only allow raw materials from plant products and mineral substances. They are committed to animal welfare and prohibit the use of organic synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, silicones, paraffins and other petroleum products.

The biodynamic Demeter natural cosmetics have a high standard. Worldwide Demeter's cosmetic guidelines find recognition. Demeter natural cosmetics require a raw material of 90 percent for herbal ingredients. Further processing takes place without chemical-synthetic additives. Not only that, the orange Demeter trademark guarantees high quality, but also the transparent declaration on the face care products.

Eco-friendly face cosmetics according to the Ecocert standard differentiate between the organic cosmetic seal and the natural cosmetic seal. In the recipe for organic cosmetics, at least 95% of all herbal ingredients and at least 10% of all ingredients by weight must come from certified organic cultivation. For natural cosmetics, it is at least 50% of all plantal ingredients and at least 5% of all ingredients by weight from certified organic farming.

In summary, it can be said that natural cosmetics and facial care products gently care for the skin, meet ethical requirements and also treat the environment gently. Compliance with ecological and social standards is just as much a part of organic cosmetics as the protection of people who are involved in the production process.

Natural cosmetics for sensitive facial skin, dry and oily skin and combination skin

Particularly sensitive skin reacts to external stimuli such as sun, heat, cold and stress, but also to synthetic ingredients in conventional care products. Natural, soothing, anti-inflammatory active agents soothe irritated, itchy and reddened skin. A sufficient amount of fat and moisture reduces the feeling of tension and strengthens the skin's functions. What counts as a recommendation for sensitive skin is also advantageous for dry and oily skin as well as combination skin. No skin type has to be exposed to artificial substances and animal ingredients, because the range of bio-certified facial care and natural cosmetics offers the best care for any type of skin.

Organic face care with natural raw materials

In organic face care, the effectiveness is based on natural extracts from herbs, plants, flowers or roots that come from certified organic farming or from wild harvesting. Aloe vera, algae, argan oil, jojoba oil, carrot oil, coconut oil, almond oil, moringa oil and olive oil are not only pure natural active ingredients, but also particularly popular substances in organic facial care. Each of these raw materials offers different effects – from disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, soothing, calming to mineralizing. Provided with vitamins, proteins, minerals and antioxidants, natural facial care helps with dryness, itching and sunburn.

Both natural cosmetics and vegan face care do without silicones, chemical additives and mineral oils. This does not only benefit the skin, but also the environment, which cannot biodegrade these synthetic polymers and additives. Mineral oil-free facial care products are based on vegetable fats and oils such as olive oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil or beeswax – also an ecological alternative for cosmetics without palm oil.

Low waste facial care without plastic

Face creams, cleansing milk, make-up remover pads, lip care – all of this has to be packaged somehow in order to reach the consumer unscathed. Since littering and microplastics are a problem of the 21st century, recyclable cardboard, glass or recyclate envelops the valuable facial care products.
Because without packaging it doesn't work (yet). If you get by with water, soap, baking soda, cider vinegar, honey, vegetable oil and sea salt (for peeling), with these ingredients you have an inexpensive and reduced-packaging facial care.

Avoidance of plastic is also possible with beauty accessories. Sustainable facial care accessories no longer have to be made of plastic. Wood, stainless steel, bioplastic and natural bristles are just a few of the recyclable materials from which cosmetic accessories can be made. Discover at Greenpicks, natural sponges for facial cleaning, tweezers, make-up brushes made from olive wood and facial massage rollers made from beech wood.

Natural cosmetics & organic facial care improve the ecological footprint

On the one hand organic facial care and natural cosmetics improve the complexion and on the other hand the personal life cycle assessment. Wash, clean, cream – rely on thorough and natural facial care and discover sustainable alternatives for skin type-appropriate care.

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