Frequently Asked Questions
We regularly receive questions from clients.
Below you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions.
QUESTION: The hallmark of Dr. Baumann SkinIdent is “bionome quality”. What does this actually mean?
Answer: According to the Duden dictionary bionomy is the “science of the laws of life”. From this we have derived the term “bionome quality” to clarify the particular quality of our skincare products. It should be in harmony with the skin and consider the needs of the environment and animals. What it really means is that the products exhibit the following characteristics: free from chemical preservatives, perfume-free, with lipids (multilamellar liposomes) which occur naturally in the skin, with valuable natural oils, free from mineral oils, free from animal ingredients and without outer packaging.
QUESTION: Why do you not use preservatives and perfume? There are plenty of people who can tolerate these substances.
Answer: The statistical surveys on allergies best inform one on the most common allergy triggers in cosmetics. These are perfumes and chemical preservatives, which can be confirmed by Dermatological or Allergological textbooks. It is completely unreasonable to suggest that these substances are safe because they can be tolerated for a period of time. Anyone who believes such a thing doesn’t know much about allergies. Before an allergy reflects on the skin there is first a sensitization process which has to pass which takes at least 5 days, but can take many years. This risk can only be reduced if one does not use dangerous allergens.
QUESTION: You use “multilamellar liposomes” in your products. What is special about them?
Answer: Multilamellar liposomes consist of the same lipids of which the skin is composed. Thereby, under normal circumstances, an allergic reaction is excluded. It is impossible to imagine a more natural skincare. But multilamellar liposomes also have a number of other benefits: they greatly increase the skin’s moisture content, resulting in a clearly smoother and more beautiful skin. They transport important active ingredients such as skin-friendly vitamins deep into the skin so that they can deploy their effect in the right places. Together with evening primrose oil and tea tree oil, multilamellar liposomes have a really wonderful effect on impure skin with blemishes.
QUESTION: Why are your products environmentally friendly?
Answer: Where ever possible we do not use excessive packaging such as outer wrappings. These have nothing to do with the effectiveness and compatibility of the skincare products. That is what it comes down to.
QUESTION: You have no animal ingredients in your products? Why?
Answer: Animal ingredients have no advantage over plant substances. These ingredients originate, just as meat on a plate, from living creatures, which are just as conscious as we humans are. To use animal ingredients in cosmetic products and to eat meat, animals must be slaughtered. And slaughter means suffering and death for these animals. Whoever views video recordings of animal farming, animal transport and abattoirs can hardly use these ingredients in products or eat meat, and if he does, he has no compassion. As Arthur Schopenhauer said: “compassion is the basis of all morality”. And in this he expressly included animals! Another note on caviar: the sturgeon’s belly is slit open while it is still alive, in order to retrieve the eggs from its body!
QUESTION: Is Dr. Baumann SkinIdent engaged in animal protection in any other way?
Answer: Yes, we support many animal protection organisations which fight against animal experimentation, hunting, bullfighting, the use of fur etc. We are one of the main sponsors of Peta, the largest animal rights organisation in the world.
QUESTION: What innovation can be expected from Dr. Baumann SkinIdent in the near future?
Answer: In 2003 we had a sensational breakthrough in product development with the SkinIdent line. These are skincare products which can not cause allergic skin reactions, as they contain exclusively active ingredients and vitamins which occur naturally in the body.