Does your care routine so that you apply any product for the skin anyway? Then it is time that you take 5 minutes for this text, because: label fraud and incorrect use make sure that you damage your skin.
With our new e-book, we have published a comprehensive guide so that you have all the information you need on skin care in your hand. And because your skin health is important to us, we are giving you the e-book:
In the publication on the subject of men's skin, we also talk about a subject that many have little or no knowledge of:
Skin care can make you sick if you use the wrong care products.
Good cosmetic products aim to take care of the body. This absolutely presupposes that pharmacologists and toxicologists supervise the formulation of care products: they take responsibility for ensuring that personal care is effective and good for the skin.
Choosing the right care products is a challenge, especially for men. Men's skin needs different care than women's skin - at the same time the range of recommended men's cosmetics is comparatively small.
In addition, there is a real problem in the cosmetics industry: Unfortunately, it all too often uses ingredients that can be cancer-promoting, damage the skin, have hormonal effects and / or pollute the environment.
The solution: You have to clearly ask which products you are using!
These ingredients for skin care are taboo:
Stay away from cosmetics that contain one of the following ingredients (INCI name):
- Silicones: Dimethicone, Methicone, Polysiloxane or Cyclomethicone (e.g. Cyclohexasiloxane)
- Parabens: methyl paraben, ethyl paraben, propyl paraben, butyl paraben, isopropyl paraben, isobutyl paraben
- Mineral oils: Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Paraffinum Liquidum, Paraffinum Subliquidum, Cera Microcristallina, Microcrystalline Wax, Ozokerit, Ceresin, Vaseline, Paraffin Wax, Paraffin Oil etc.
- Alcohols: diethyl phthalate (DEP) and dimethyl phthalate (DMP), ethanol, alcohol, alcohol denat., Ethyl alcohol, methanol, isopropyl alcohol, SD alcohol, benzyl alcohol
- PEG derivatives and PEG emulsifiers: PEG, Ceteareth-8, polyethylene glycol
- Other substances of concern: butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), sodium lauryl sulfate, nitrosamine sources, diethanolamine (DEA), triethanolamine (TEA) and polycyanoacrylates, trisodium EDTA as well as microplastics such as acrylates / C30-10 and acrylate crosspolymer
We also believe that good skin care should also be justifiable for the world around us.
Therefore, check whether the manufacturers also do without animal testing and do not use plastic in their cosmetics. Some creams and facial cleaners use microplastics and are therefore harmful to the environment:
The plastic reaches the oceans where fish take it up. This harms the ecosystem and later on ourselves if the fish filled with plastic end up on our plate. With your purchase decision you have a say in this matter.
You should avoid the following substances in plastic-free cosmetics:
- Acrylate copolymer (AC)
- Acrylate cross polymer (ACS)
- Polyamides (PA, nylon)
- Polyacrylates (PA)
- Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) polyquaternium (PQ)
- Polyethylene (PE)
- Polyethylene glycol (PEG)
- Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Polypropylene (PP)
- Polypropylene glycol (PPG)
- Polystyrene (PS)
- Polyurethane (PUR)
How do you best check your cosmetics for questionable ingredients?
The bad news: The list of questionable ingredients is long. The good thing : You can check your product very easily: At www.codecheck.info you enter the name of a care product and know whether it is good for you or not. Codecheck is also available as an app.
Designed for good and healthy skin care: The sober care products at a glance
We believe that good, well-tolerated cosmetics for men are based on a powerful recipe, safe ingredients and the best from nature and science.
That is why we develop our products in our laboratory according to scientific standards for the special needs of male skin. In addition, we stay away from substances that are harmful or unnecessary and whose fate on the skin is unknown.
Facial care: Hydra Defense Cream
For every day and all skin types: The Hydra Defense Cream optimally regenerates, protects and hydrates the facial skin. It is a light and mattifying anti-aging face cream that forms a natural, antibacterial protective barrier and supplies the skin with valuable vitamins and nutrients as well as moisturizing agents.
Try it out here
Cleaning: Gentle Facial Cleanser
The Gentle Facial Cleanser is a mild, low-tenside facial cleanser with a 3-in-1 formulation. It intensively cleanses the face with kaolin mud and activated carbon without drying out the skin. The contained red algae extract provides moisture care and soothed skin. Recommended for all skin types.
Try it out here
Anti-aging: timeshift serum
Reduces the visible depth of wrinkles by up to 45 percent! The Timeshift Serum is an effective, gentle and needle-free alternative to botox: its recipe uses the wrinkle killer acetyl hexapeptide, maintains with aloe vera and green tea and provides a pleasant freshness when applied with mint. Suitable for immediate, temporary wrinkle correction even with damaged or aged facial skin!
Shave: Aftershave Repair Fluid and Beard Oil No. 1
Say goodbye to shaving-related irritations, pimples and redness. With the After Shave Repair Fluid you give your skin the ultimate intensive care for sensitive skin. Its formula has been scientifically tested and has it all: it inhibits inflammation with babassu oil, relieves irritation with nurturing witch hazel and provides your skin with moisture and vitamins. A well-groomed beard should be fun and look gorgeous, not itchy and tugging. For this he needs valuable oils every day - and that's exactly what Beard Oil No. 1: It encloses the whisker, makes it supple and noticeably increases combability.
Test the aftershave repair fluid here - and here for Beard Oil No. 1
Hair: Daily shampoo and follicle conditioner
Hair care and an exceptionally good hair loss cure require caffeine as an ingredient and strong teamwork: the Daily Revival Shampoo combats the haircut at the root with the innovative Sandalore principle, which reduces hair loss by 17.4% and the lifespan of the hair by 30 % increases. The Follicle Treatment Conditioner strengthens the hair follicles and nourishes the scalp with raspberry ketone and horsetail extract
Test the Daily Revival Shampoo and the Follicle Treatment Conditioner in a combination package
Then there is only one question: How do you use good care products so that they are good for you and your skin?
A simple grooming routine for men: top maintenance in 5 steps in 15 minutes
Step 1: the shower (approx. 10 minutes)
The shower is about cleaning the body and, if possible, maintaining the body's own skin barrier - otherwise you risk dry skin and wrinkles. The water temperature should therefore be lukewarm rather than hot, you should use soap sparingly and spend no more than 5 minutes under the water. Use a mild, moisturizing facial cleanser for the face, because this is where the skin is particularly sensitive.
Take a soft towel that you use to dab rather than rub dry. This way you don't rub the skin barrier. If you are using a hair dryer, set it to a low temperature and keep it at a distance. This way you won't dry out your hair and skin excessively.
Step 2: the shave (optional approx. 10 minutes)
The wet shave should be thorough and should not irritate the skin if possible. That is why it is good if you took a shower before shaving: your whiskers are already soaked and the shave is easier. Otherwise, place a warm towel on your face for two minutes to prepare the whiskers.
Prepare your face with shaving foam or soap and shaving brush. Make sure (!) That the razor blade is really sharp and that you shave without pressure and with the direction of growth. After shaving, wash off the last remaining soap with cold water and use a nourishing, moisturizing aftershave. Because: after shaving, your skin needs nutrients to be able to regenerate itself!
Step 3: face care (less than 5 minutes)
Moisturizing the face is about more than just looking fresh and getting rid of dark circles. By providing your skin with moisture and important nutrients, you arm yourself for the environmental impacts of everyday life and keep it young for longer.
You apply the face cream to your cheeks, forehead and eye area with gentle circular movements. A small amount is enough to plump up the skin and ensure a clear complexion. To reduce and prevent wrinkles, apply an anti-wrinkle serum with peptides.
Step 4: deodorant and perfume (a few seconds)
Your deodorant should maintain 24 hours and do without aluminum - regardless of whether you use a spray or roll-on. If you use perfume, use it sparingly: Apply it on the chest and possibly on the hair - this is how it can best develop its effect.
Step 5: the home stretch (optional)
The last scrutinizing look: do you need hair styling? Are your fingernails clean and short? Do hairs peek out of your nose?
Finished! Now you are well cared for a perfect day!
Skin care and skin care products are a science in themselves. But that doesn't mean that you must have made it unnecessarily complicated: In our e-guide on skin care and skin health, we have put together all the important information and tips for you.
You will see: Young, healthy and beautiful skin is not that difficult in practice!
You can easily get the download link using the small form at the beginning of the article.
Stay healthy and #staysober