Natrue certified natural cosmetics from Oceanwell
[In collaboration with Oceanwell ] What sounds far-fetched at first glance belongs closer together than we think. The sea holds many valuable substances for the protection of our skin. At the same time, it needs our protection. The maritime natural cosmetics brand Oceanwell, developed by marine biologists from Kiel, vgives shape to this idea in a modern and sustainable way.
The NATRUE certified natural cosmetics from Oceanwell with highly concentrated marine active ingredients, effectiveness linked to sustainability, protection of the oceans: this is what the natural cosmetics brand Oceanwell stands for.
In the following interview, Dr. Inez Linke reveals why Oceanwell has a Natural cosmetics seal is a natural part of the concept.
Interview with Dr. Inez Linke on natural cosmetics certification
What motivated you to have your products certified as natural cosmetics or organic cosmetics?
"Since we developed Oceanwell on the basis of sustainably cultivated seaweed, it was very important for us that the formulas conform to natural cosmetics. However, the term "natural cosmetics" is not protected. However, customers want to be sure that they are applying only natural substances to their skin - their largest organ. Certified natural cosmetics provide this security."
What values do you associate with certification?
"A natural cosmetics seal guarantees controlled quality and the exclusion of potentially irritating ingredients. In addition, the seals are increasingly interested in it, To create transparency And also to include the 'trappings' - for example, the packaging and the social aspects."
Since when have you been certified with whom?
"We chose the NATRUE seal from the beginning and were among the first certified products with Oceanwell. This seal convinced us because it offered the strictest criteria and is international."
Have your expectations been fulfilled?
"Since the launch of Oceanwell 11 years ago, the natural cosmetics market has steadily grown in importance. The three major seals have done a lot of work to increase awareness. However, there are still quite a few customers who ask whether our products contain parabens, silicones or other non-natural ingredients."
What do you wish for the future?
Oceanwell certified natural cosmetics "Care Now!" - the intelligent combination of innovative skin care and environmental commitment
Special active ingredients from the sea and sustainably cultivated algae are the heart of the Oceanwell brand. In the in-house, certified organic sea farm the Baltic Sea's resident Brown alga Saccharina latissima cultivated, also known as Sugar kelp. The valuable bioactive ingredients of this Laminaria algaesuch as polyphenols and vitamins, are gently extracted. The methods for this were developed by the marine biologists themselves. The brown algae provides a cocktail of highly efficient active ingredients, which fully unfolds its effect in the natural cosmetics of Oceanwell. Supported by high-quality, natural raw materials such as Jojoba, aloe vera and shea butter, it stimulates the regenerative powers of the skin. At the same time, the effect of environmental influences is balanced.
The active ingredient complex of the Laminaria algae forms together with fermented algae active ingredients and natural seawater form the basis of all Oceanwell skin care lines.
Oceanwell certified natural cosmetics Basic Line
The Basic.Line by Oceanwell offers uncomplicated system care for all skin needs. The natural ocean freshness allows even sensitive skin to breathe anew every day.
The basic line includes a mild cleansing milk, a refreshing cleansing gel, a gentle Cleansing foam and a clarifying peel. The extra moisture is provided by the marine tonic, a cell-activating marine gel and a restorative algae active ingredient concentrate. Moisturizing cream, care cream, eye cream, as well as a care lotion, a care oil and a hand & nail cream offer a variety of combinations for all skin care needs.
Since 2020, the Palmaria oil the Basic Line. It combines the deeply effective oil extract of the Palmaria red algae with noble vegetable oils from Hemp, Grape seed and Rosehips. The Immortelle - the immortal - gives this special Gesichtspflegeöl balancing regeneration. A boon for soothing irritated and blemished skin. Pure luxury for demanding skin.
The power of the sea and the natural care ingredients in the Basic Line support and protect the skin individually.
Certified natural cosmetics from Oceanwell: Biomarine Cellsupport
The balancing care line from Oceanwell without added fragrances is fFor sensitive, irritated and problematic skin a blessing. Natural Sea water and a special Laminaria complex strengthen the skin barrier and provide lasting protection. The Cellsupport line can also be used as therapy-accompanying care for neurodermatitis and Psoriasis can be used. Depending on the skin's needs, the individual care can be combined from the following products: a gentle cleansing gel, a restructuring oil, a fine lotion, a moisturizing cream and a rich nourishing cream.
Certified natural cosmetics from Oceanwell: OceanCollagen ProAge
The highly pure, oceanic collagen makes this zcertified luxury natural cosmetics line unique. Important minerals and efficient moisturizers meet the special demands of skin in need of regeneration, which has become more mature and richer in experience over time. The gentle cleansing cream is perfectly complemented by a protective serum, a cell booster elixir and a regenerating intensive cream. This face cream won the SPA Diamond in 2012.The basic idea behind the ProAge line is also to combine all products in such a way that they optimally meet the current skin needs.
For beauty salons Oceanwell offers the Professional line. With your purchase of Oceanwell products, you are supporting this dedicated brand and helping to protect the climate and the oceans. "Care Now!" gives expression to the essence of the natural cosmetics brand: as the intelligent combination of innovative skin care and environmental commitment. And not only that. Care Now! is also a call to action for marine conservation with conscious purchasing decisions - and to care now.
"Oceanwell Healthfood" - for beauty from within
The first product of the Healthfood line "my Skin-Shield" from the Baltic Sea coast completes the care of the skin from the outside with intensive Nutrient supply from the inside. The bursting with vitamins Coastal green cabbage from Dithmarschen, vitamin E-rich rapeseed oil from the Baltic Sea coast and valuable sea buckthorn from Altai together provide skin protection and beauty from the inside. The oil extraction process to use the valuable plant substances is also special! The innovative way of extraction Sync by honeybunny without any solvents out. Environmental friendliness guaranteed!
Packaging of Oceanwell's certified natural cosmetics - no more glass, but 100% recyclable airless dispensers
The Oceanwell natural cosmetic products complement their high quality with convincingly sustainable packaging. The Airless dispensers made of polypropylene (PP), for example, are 100% recyclable. They are lighter than the glass bottles and jars used to date. The lower weight alone saves 80% CO2 during transport. As a special extra, the airless dispensers allow 98% residual emptying. The "airless" system also protects the product from the ingress of air and germs. Oceanwell focuses on sustainability in all company structures, from the cultivation and extraction of the marine active ingredients, the formulations, the production to the packaging and the entire environmental management of the company.
oceanBASIS, the company behind Oceanwell, is part of the Bio2Pack" network. Together with research institutes, the plastics processing industry and users (e.g. cosmetics manufacturers), new and practicable sustainable ideas for packaging solutions are developed here. oceanBASIS is also part of the "Blue Bioplastics" working group of the "Biomarine" network, which is supported by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. This working group aims to identify ways of processing renewable raw materials from the sea into environmentally friendly bioplastic materials. oceanBASIS has been a member of the "Gemeinwohl Ökonomie e.V." association since this year.
The "Protect the Ocean" initiative
"Protect the Ocean" was launched by Oceanwell in 2015 as a long-term campaign to protect the oceans. Ten cents of every Oceanwell product sold goes to the "Protect the Ocean" projects.
Project 01: Protection project for sea turtles in West Africa
The first project was in Côte d'Ivoire for the protection of sea turtles in the Ivory Coast launched. Its ambitious mission is to protect, preserve and develop the 14,000 km coastline from Mauritania to South Africa for the benefit of the population.
Together with the association CEM (Conservation des Espèces Marines) Oceanwell works on the Raising awareness and activating the local population for the protection measures. The focus is on showing people alternatives to survival by not collecting turtle eggs or killing the animals.
Oceanwell Fund are also used to finance alternative livelihood projects. These include, for example, a motor-driven cassava crusher that helps a women's project to increase sales. Oceanwell also funds the equipping of a 16-member "beach brigade" to protect the turtles with torches, tents and other tools.
The participation in this project will be continuously expanded and will continue to grow together with the Oceanwell brand.
Project 02: Recovery of ghost nets from the Baltic Sea
As part of the campaign "Protect the ocean" Oceanwell certified natural cosmetics supports since 2020 the non-profit environmental protection association "One Earth - One Ocean e.V." (OEOO) by the Recovery of abandoned fishing nets in the Baltic Sea. For example, the marine explorers made their way with the waste collection ship "SeaCow" the OEOO on a "maritime litter collection" mission. The salvage work planned for the next few years will also be continuously supported with funds from the Oceanwell campaign.
The Protection of marine ecosystems through the collection and recycling of environmentally hazardous ghost nets is the focus of this project. It is estimated that around 10,000 fishing nets are lost in the Baltic Sea every year. In rare cases of luck, the nets overgrow and become a new habitat for some marine life. But very often they turn into a death trap. Over time, the abandoned nets break down into microplastic particles. The OEOO will assess the nets whose position is known. If they are considered dangerous for the environment, they will be recovered.
The Scientific Diving Association e.V. Kiel (SDA) has set up a reporting portal to help locate ghost nets. This allows water sports enthusiasts and fishermen to report easily detectable nets and their position.
The marine scientists at Oceanwell are delighted to be able to use the funds from their natural cosmetics brand Oceanwell to support an important project right on their doorstep.
oceanBASIS - Oceanwell certified natural cosmetics
The certified maritime natural cosmetics brand Oceanwell was founded in 2008 by oceanBASIS GmbH. The experienced marine biologists at oceanBASIS are experts in marine natural substances. They research, develop and market oceanic active ingredients for medical, food, wellness and cosmetic products. Oceanwell's awards include "TOP Product of Vivaness", the "Green Giraffe" for far-sighted business practices, the BSB Innovation Award, and the SPA Diamond.