Fight not the symptoms, but the cause.
Right from the start, our research focused on finding and combining the most suitable herbal ingredients. Solid scientific studies have shown that microscopic inflammatory processes in the skin lead to the programmed death of collagen-producing cells and of capillary cells. The continuous loss of these cells leads in the last step to the loss of firming skin connective tissue and to visible skin aging. It was therefore our goal to cure the microscopic inflammation that was continually caused by various everyday disorders and to initiate the reconstruction of healthy skin.
We were the first to recognize that only a few vegetable oils have the potential to remedy fundamental disorders in cell metabolism and growth. Only specially designed cellular test systems show the great potential of the active ingredient oils used in our products. The active ingredients transported by these vegetable oils are a large number of low-molecular substances that efficiently block the programmed loss of skin cells. They are powerful antioxidants and normalize cell communication in the skin. We research, develop and produce exclusively in Germany.
Laboratory director Professor Dr. Michael Schirner
Prof. Dr. received his doctorate in pharmacology and toxicology. Schirner in 1990 in the field of cardiovascular pharmacology and in 2000 received his habilitation in the field of pharmacology at the Free University of Berlin in the field of antimetastatic agents.
In 1990 he started his career in experimental tumor research at Schering AG and was responsible for several drug discovery programs up to clinical phase 1. For his research work he received the Research Award of the Free University of Berlin in 1996 and worked as a visiting scientist at the Harvard Medical School in the field of tumor angiogenesis research. Prof. Schirner has been Head of Research & Development at sober since 2015.
Prof. Dr. Michael Schirner is the author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and book contributions and the applicant for over 170 patents.
Avoid the mistakes of conventional cosmetics
It is downright cynical that many chemical-based cosmetic products, mixed with synthetic preservatives and questionable skin-active substances, could actually contribute to aging of the skin instead of preventing it.
Our body rejects many artificial ingredients that are not part of the body. Regardless of whether a reaction becomes visible or not: each of these reactions is toxic. Some of the resulting toxins are stored in fat cells, while others can trigger an uncontrolled reaction in the skin.
One of the side effects is the production of free radicals. Studies have now shown that free radicals can increase the signs of aging and dry skin and can lead to fine lines and wrinkles. The chemicals used for this are potentially carcinogenic, i.e. carcinogenic.
Our products are free of harmful chemicals and preservatives and not only fight free radicals with rich, biological, antioxidative agents, but also minimize the production of free radicals, because the ingredients we use are not rejected by the body. Our products and their ingredients are not tested on animals.
Less fat, more moisture - Developed for different skin types.
Every skin needs its individual care. Thanks to the generous use of strong moisturizers and a reduction in fat content, we optimally serve the needs of men's skin - or rather oily skin - with the Hydra Defense Cream. Our Clean Care formulas are rounded off by a targeted selection of high-quality base oils that are suitable for face care. These are particularly suitable for strengthening the antibacterial protection of the skin. In the long term, they give the skin a natural resistance that supports the skin's regeneration process.
Under the direction and supervision of the renowned pharmaceutical and toxicologist Professor Dr. Over the course of several years, we developed Michael Schirner uniquely effective care formulations that care, regenerate and protect at the same time. We believe in skin that should look good in every situation in life.
Powerful care with scientific formulation
We have set ourselves the goal of developing a care range with highly potent active ingredients that is optimized for the special features of every skin.
Our research led to the discovery that in some cases there is a difference between biological and synthetic ingredients: Independent laboratories have examined the antioxidative advantages of both classes of substances and found that biological agents not only contain a higher proportion of essential fatty and amino acids, but also one have a higher number of antioxidants and vitamins as well as mineral salts. These essential nutrients are critical for the optimal functioning of your skin cells and their repair mechanisms. This is one of the findings that we take into account in all of our products, since only an optimum of the biological ingredients can also lead to an optimum of care effectiveness.
Clean Care: 100% free of pollutants
We generally do not use any harmful carcinogenic, toxic skin-altering or, from our point of view, harmful ingredients in all products, which are often used in conventional cosmetics, but which you will unfortunately find in most drugstores, supermarkets or even in luxury care products for women and men. None of our products contain petrochemicals, artificial fragrances, silicones, synthetic colors, PEG-based polymers, sodium lauryl sulfate, nitrosamine sources, parabens, glycols, paraffins, diethanolamine (DEA), triethanolamine (TEA) and no polycyanoacrylates. No products or their ingredients are tested on animals in accordance with EU legislation. Unless at the expense of their effectiveness, all of our products are vegan.
Optimal effectiveness of all our care products with a balanced lifestyle and sporting activities.
A man's skin is genetically different
Due to the hormone testosterone, men's skin has different properties than women's skin. Up to 20% more thickness and a higher proportion of collagen and fat are the main differences, which ensure that the skin makes its own demands and therefore requires special care. Skin care products for women are characterized by a high proportion of fats ("rich" care), while men's skin tends to be impure and has a greasy effect due to the fact that it produces twice as much sebum and larger pores, which would be promoted by such products.
If muscle loss, dark circles and a pale complexion appear later in men than in women, then there are more pronounced and more visible signs of skin aging which require strong anti-aging components.
In our multifunctional products , which are also tailored to special needs, high-quality and rich ingredients care for the skin and provide it with the necessary minerals and vitamins. This alleviates signs of external environmental influences, stress and aging.