Our Social Engagement

Effective care from Börlind is fair

Our environmental responsibility starts in our own front yard, but it certainly doesn’t stop there by a long shot. By systematically purchasing botanical raw materials, for example, we support numerous projects with ecological cultivation methods and environmental projects worldwide. We understand this as our contribution toward the protection of the earth and a world that also affords a life worth living to future generations. Sustainability is more than just a fad to us – it has been part of our company philosophy from the very beginning.

This is why, when selecting our suppliers, we not only pay attention to ecologically and ethically sound substances, but also to fair working conditions, fair pay, and a zero-tolerance attitude to child labor. Learn more about our socio-environmental projects around the world here!

Aloe Vera from Guatemala

The aloe vera we use in many of our products grows in Guatemala. This plant contains a gel that not only offers anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties, but also helps to stimulate the immune system. The plants are sourced exclusively from certified organic cultivation sites. The project ensures farmers from the Guastatoya region can sell their harvest and has already created 250 jobs with fair pay. In return, we can enjoy pure, high-quality, organic aloe vera.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Aloe vera from Guatemala

Aloe Vera from Guatemala

The aloe vera we use in many of our products grows in Guatemala. This plant contains a gel that not only offers anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties, but also helps to stimulate the immune system. The plants are sourced exclusively from certified organic cultivation sites. The project ensures farmers from the Guastatoya region can sell their harvest and has already created 250 jobs with fair pay. In return, we can enjoy pure, high-quality, organic aloe vera.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Aloe vera from Guatemala

Aloe Vera from Guatemala

The aloe vera we use in many of our products grows in Guatemala. This plant contains a gel that not only offers anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties, but also helps to stimulate the immune system. The plants are sourced exclusively from certified organic cultivation sites. The project ensures farmers from the Guastatoya region can sell their harvest and has already created 250 jobs with fair pay. In return, we can enjoy pure, high-quality, organic aloe vera.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Aloe vera from Guatemala
ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Jojoba oil from Namibia

Jojoba oil from Namibia

Since 2017, we have been supporting the “Jojoba for Namibia” project as an official partner. The aim of the project is to support the cultivation of jojoba and production of the natural oil in Namibia. As this plant grows naturally in desert environments, it is particularly easy to care for. Jojoba oil offers reliable protection against moisture loss, absorbs quickly into the skin, and is rich in both vitamin E and pro-vitamin A. As a regular buyer of high-quality oil, this project allows us to provide local people with a secure income. The aim is to cultivate a total of 50 hectares of jojoba with 45,000 plants by 2022. This will offer direct support to around 60 people by providing them with a steady income.

Jojoba oil from Namibia

Since 2017, we have been supporting the “Jojoba for Namibia” project as an official partner. The aim of the project is to support the cultivation of jojoba and production of the natural oil in Namibia. As this plant grows naturally in desert environments, it is particularly easy to care for. Jojoba oil offers reliable protection against moisture loss, absorbs quickly into the skin, and is rich in both vitamin E and pro-vitamin A. As a regular buyer of high-quality oil, this project allows us to provide local people with a secure income. The aim is to cultivate a total of 50 hectares of jojoba with 45,000 plants by 2022. This will offer direct support to around 60 people by providing them with a steady income.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Jojoba oil from Namibia

Jojoba oil from Namibia

Since 2017, we have been supporting the “Jojoba for Namibia” project as an official partner. The aim of the project is to support the cultivation of jojoba and production of the natural oil in Namibia. As this plant grows naturally in desert environments, it is particularly easy to care for. Jojoba oil offers reliable protection against moisture loss, absorbs quickly into the skin, and is rich in both vitamin E and pro-vitamin A. As a regular buyer of high-quality oil, this project allows us to provide local people with a secure income. The aim is to cultivate a total of 50 hectares of jojoba with 45,000 plants by 2022. This will offer direct support to around 60 people by providing them with a steady income.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Jojoba oil from Namibia

Jojoba bush patron

We are supporting Farmer Rosa with setting up her own jojoba plantation as part of the “Jojoba for Namibia” initiative. This involves us providing the initial investment to build the plantation, supporting the construction of an irrigation system, and funding 1,000 jojoba bushes. In the first three years while the jojoba bushes are growing, we will also guarantee Rosa and her employees a fair level of remuneration for the cultivation and care of the plants. We then buy the high-quality jojoba oil at above-market prices to use in many of our products.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Jojoba bush patron

Jojoba bush patron

We are supporting Farmer Rosa with setting up her own jojoba plantation as part of the “Jojoba for Namibia” initiative. This involves us providing the initial investment to build the plantation, supporting the construction of an irrigation system, and funding 1,000 jojoba bushes. In the first three years while the jojoba bushes are growing, we will also guarantee Rosa and her employees a fair level of remuneration for the cultivation and care of the plants. We then buy the high-quality jojoba oil at above-market prices to use in many of our products.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Jojoba bush patron

Jojoba bush patron

We are supporting Farmer Rosa with setting up her own jojoba plantation as part of the “Jojoba for Namibia” initiative. This involves us providing the initial investment to build the plantation, supporting the construction of an irrigation system, and funding 1,000 jojoba bushes. In the first three years while the jojoba bushes are growing, we will also guarantee Rosa and her employees a fair level of remuneration for the cultivation and care of the plants. We then buy the high-quality jojoba oil at above-market prices to use in many of our products.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Jojoba bush patron
ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Himalayan cherry oil from Nepal

Himalayan cherry oil from Nepal

We discovered the Himalayan wild cherry, dhatelo, on the roof of the world and now use it in our natural cosmetics. Old cloister books from Nepal describe the dhatelo wild cherry as being particularly good for the skin. The almost black dhatelo fruit grow at an altitude of around 4,000 meters in Humla, a region in northwestern Nepal. Börlind founded a rural women’s project there that we continue to support to give the local women an income for the first time. They gather and process the rose cherries whose oil we use in our products. This is how we support the women with their livelihoods and contribute toward the education of their children.

Himalayan cherry oil from Nepal

We discovered the Himalayan wild cherry, dhatelo, on the roof of the world and now use it in our natural cosmetics. Old cloister books from Nepal describe the dhatelo wild cherry as being particularly good for the skin. The almost black dhatelo fruit grow at an altitude of around 4,000 meters in Humla, a region in northwestern Nepal. Börlind founded a rural women’s project there that we continue to support to give the local women an income for the first time. They gather and process the rose cherries whose oil we use in our products. This is how we support the women with their livelihoods and contribute toward the education of their children.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Himalayan cherry oil from Nepal

Himalayan cherry oil from Nepal

We discovered the Himalayan wild cherry, dhatelo, on the roof of the world and now use it in our natural cosmetics. Old cloister books from Nepal describe the dhatelo wild cherry as being particularly good for the skin. The almost black dhatelo fruit grow at an altitude of around 4,000 meters in Humla, a region in northwestern Nepal. Börlind founded a rural women’s project there that we continue to support to give the local women an income for the first time. They gather and process the rose cherries whose oil we use in our products. This is how we support the women with their livelihoods and contribute toward the education of their children.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Himalayan cherry oil from Nepal

!Nara oil from Africa

Deep in the Namib-Naukluft Park, right at the heart of the Namib Desert in Namibia, Africa, is where a particularly rare plant known as !Nara grows. It is so rare, in fact, that it only grows in a very specific part of the desert. Since the Topnaar people are indigenous to this region, they are the only ones allowed to harvest and process the rare melon-like !Nara fruit. We support the Topnaar by providing the appropriate equipment to ensure the precious fruit is processed correctly. We also purchase an exclusive quantity of 250 liters of oil each year at an above-market price. This ensures their families can enjoy fair living conditions.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - !Nara oil from Africa

!Nara oil from Africa

Deep in the Namib-Naukluft Park, right at the heart of the Namib Desert in Namibia, Africa, is where a particularly rare plant known as !Nara grows. It is so rare, in fact, that it only grows in a very specific part of the desert. Since the Topnaar people are indigenous to this region, they are the only ones allowed to harvest and process the rare melon-like !Nara fruit. We support the Topnaar by providing the appropriate equipment to ensure the precious fruit is processed correctly. We also purchase an exclusive quantity of 250 liters of oil each year at an above-market price. This ensures their families can enjoy fair living conditions.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - !Nara oil from Africa

!Nara oil from Africa

Deep in the Namib-Naukluft Park, right at the heart of the Namib Desert in Namibia, Africa, is where a particularly rare plant known as !Nara grows. It is so rare, in fact, that it only grows in a very specific part of the desert. Since the Topnaar people are indigenous to this region, they are the only ones allowed to harvest and process the rare melon-like !Nara fruit. We support the Topnaar by providing the appropriate equipment to ensure the precious fruit is processed correctly. We also purchase an exclusive quantity of 250 liters of oil each year at an above-market price. This ensures their families can enjoy fair living conditions.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - !Nara oil from Africa

“Social responsibility knows no bounds.”

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Algae from Brittany

Algae from Brittany

We have been using algae in our products since 1988, with much of it native to northern Brittany in the department of Finistère. This is home to one of the largest algae areas in Europe, which incidentally is also a recognized UNESCO biosphere reserve. To this day, the traditional profession of algae fishery – also known as Goémonier – is still held in this region. These people harvest around 70,000 tons of algae a year. One kilogram of algae includes amino acids, mineral salts, and trace elements from around 100,000 liters of seawater. By buying our algae from Brittany, we are contributing to the preservation of the landscape as well as other ecosystem functions.

Algae from Brittany

We have been using algae in our products since 1988, with much of it native to northern Brittany in the department of Finistère. This is home to one of the largest algae areas in Europe, which incidentally is also a recognized UNESCO biosphere reserve. To this day, the traditional profession of algae fishery – also known as Goémonier – is still held in this region. These people harvest around 70,000 tons of algae a year. One kilogram of algae includes amino acids, mineral salts, and trace elements from around 100,000 liters of seawater. By buying our algae from Brittany, we are contributing to the preservation of the landscape as well as other ecosystem functions.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Algae from Brittany

Algae from Brittany

We have been using algae in our products since 1988, with much of it native to northern Brittany in the department of Finistère. This is home to one of the largest algae areas in Europe, which incidentally is also a recognized UNESCO biosphere reserve. To this day, the traditional profession of algae fishery – also known as Goémonier – is still held in this region. These people harvest around 70,000 tons of algae a year. One kilogram of algae includes amino acids, mineral salts, and trace elements from around 100,000 liters of seawater. By buying our algae from Brittany, we are contributing to the preservation of the landscape as well as other ecosystem functions.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Algae from Brittany

Torch lily in France

The certified organic torch lily fields span approximately 3 hectares in total in Sérigan du Comtat in the Provençal region of Vaucluse. Hervé Mermin is the only torch lily grower in the world. This makes the raw material incredibly rare since only limited quantities are available. In fact, around 2,000 blooms have to be pressed by hand to product a single liter of nectar.

The enzyme-rich torch lily nectar provides the skin with a high-energy nutrient solution that provides nourishing and protective effects. What’s more, its composition of amino acids, minerals, and fatty acids even offers an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect while strengthening the skin’s natural barrier and protecting against free radicals.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Torch lily in France

Torch lily in France

The certified organic torch lily fields span approximately 3 hectares in total in Sérigan du Comtat in the Provençal region of Vaucluse. Hervé Mermin is the only torch lily grower in the world. This makes the raw material incredibly rare since only limited quantities are available. In fact, around 2,000 blooms have to be pressed by hand to product a single liter of nectar.

The enzyme-rich torch lily nectar provides the skin with a high-energy nutrient solution that provides nourishing and protective effects. What’s more, its composition of amino acids, minerals, and fatty acids even offers an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect while strengthening the skin’s natural barrier and protecting against free radicals.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Torch lily in France

Torch lily in France

The certified organic torch lily fields span approximately 3 hectares in total in Sérigan du Comtat in the Provençal region of Vaucluse. Hervé Mermin is the only torch lily grower in the world. This makes the raw material incredibly rare since only limited quantities are available. In fact, around 2,000 blooms have to be pressed by hand to product a single liter of nectar.

The enzyme-rich torch lily nectar provides the skin with a high-energy nutrient solution that provides nourishing and protective effects. What’s more, its composition of amino acids, minerals, and fatty acids even offers an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect while strengthening the skin’s natural barrier and protecting against free radicals.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Torch lily in France
ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Ximenia oil from Africa

Ximenia oil from Africa

Cold-pressed ximenia oil resulting from controlled wild collection processes has proven its worth on dry skin in particular by supporting the skin’s natural barrier and preventing moisture loss. Its high proportion of unsaturated fatty acids means it also has an anti-inflammatory effect and calms the skin.

Purchasing this oil allows us to support the “PhytoTrade Africa” project, which provides funding for local organic cultivation sites in eight African states. This supports local farmers and communities by making it possible to build new schools or buy new school uniforms.

Ximenia oil from Africa

Cold-pressed ximenia oil resulting from controlled wild collection processes has proven its worth on dry skin in particular by supporting the skin’s natural barrier and preventing moisture loss. Its high proportion of unsaturated fatty acids means it also has an anti-inflammatory effect and calms the skin.

Purchasing this oil allows us to support the “PhytoTrade Africa” project, which provides funding for local organic cultivation sites in eight African states. This supports local farmers and communities by making it possible to build new schools or buy new school uniforms.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Ximenia oil from Africa

Ximenia oil from Africa

Cold-pressed ximenia oil resulting from controlled wild collection processes has proven its worth on dry skin in particular by supporting the skin’s natural barrier and preventing moisture loss. Its high proportion of unsaturated fatty acids means it also has an anti-inflammatory effect and calms the skin.

Purchasing this oil allows us to support the “PhytoTrade Africa” project, which provides funding for local organic cultivation sites in eight African states. This supports local farmers and communities by making it possible to build new schools or buy new school uniforms.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Ximenia oil from Africa

Cupuaçu butter from Brazil

Buying cupuaçu butter allows us to support the Crodamazon project in the Brazilian rainforest. The ability to gather from the cupuaçu tree provides local communities with an opportunity to establish economic independence.

Cupuaçu butter is particularly popular on account of its high proportion of phytosterols, vitamin E, and its pleasant fragrance. It also gives our products a silky-soft consistency.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Cupuaçu butter from Brazil

Cupuaçu butter from Brazil

Buying cupuaçu butter allows us to support the Crodamazon project in the Brazilian rainforest. The ability to gather from the cupuaçu tree provides local communities with an opportunity to establish economic independence.

Cupuaçu butter is particularly popular on account of its high proportion of phytosterols, vitamin E, and its pleasant fragrance. It also gives our products a silky-soft consistency.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Cupuaçu butter from Brazil

Cupuaçu butter from Brazil

Buying cupuaçu butter allows us to support the Crodamazon project in the Brazilian rainforest. The ability to gather from the cupuaçu tree provides local communities with an opportunity to establish economic independence.

Cupuaçu butter is particularly popular on account of its high proportion of phytosterols, vitamin E, and its pleasant fragrance. It also gives our products a silky-soft consistency.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Cupuaçu butter from Brazil
ANNEMARIE BRÖLIND - Avocado and sesame oil from Kenya

Avocado and sesame oil from Kenya

The KOOFA (Kenyan Organic Oil Farmers Association) Kenya project, which takes place high up in the mountains of Mount Kenya, supports 250 farmers through their training on the cultivation and processing of organic resources. The plant-based raw materials are carefully processed under strict conditions before being purchased on fair terms. This ensures an essential part of the value chain is kept within the respective countries, where it can serve to benefit the local people. Both the cultivation and trade are certified and checked at regular intervals by the independent bodies of Soil Association and Fair for Life.

Avocado and sesame oil from Kenya

The KOOFA (Kenyan Organic Oil Farmers Association) Kenya project, which takes place high up in the mountains of Mount Kenya, supports 250 farmers through their training on the cultivation and processing of organic resources. The plant-based raw materials are carefully processed under strict conditions before being purchased on fair terms. This ensures an essential part of the value chain is kept within the respective countries, where it can serve to benefit the local people. Both the cultivation and trade are certified and checked at regular intervals by the independent bodies of Soil Association and Fair for Life.

ANNEMARIE BRÖLIND - Avocado and sesame oil from Kenya

Avocado and sesame oil from Kenya

The KOOFA (Kenyan Organic Oil Farmers Association) Kenya project, which takes place high up in the mountains of Mount Kenya, supports 250 farmers through their training on the cultivation and processing of organic resources. The plant-based raw materials are carefully processed under strict conditions before being purchased on fair terms. This ensures an essential part of the value chain is kept within the respective countries, where it can serve to benefit the local people. Both the cultivation and trade are certified and checked at regular intervals by the independent bodies of Soil Association and Fair for Life.

ANNEMARIE BRÖLIND - Avocado and sesame oil from Kenya

Training opportunities in Bangladesh

Our social commitment does not always revolve around extracting raw materials for our products. Take Bangladesh, for example. For many children, simply making their way to school every day poses a problem. Great distances and a lack of transportation often prevent children from going to school regularly. It is therefore important for children and young people to be able to stay in hostels near their schools on weeknights.

Once we were aware of this situation, we decided to donate the money required to build a “Boys’ Hostel” This makes it possible for young people from the entire region to go to school now.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Boys Hostel in Bangladesh

Training opportunities in Bangladesh

Our social commitment does not always revolve around extracting raw materials for our products. Take Bangladesh, for example. For many children, simply making their way to school every day poses a problem. Great distances and a lack of transportation often prevent children from going to school regularly. It is therefore important for children and young people to be able to stay in hostels near their schools on weeknights.

Once we were aware of this situation, we decided to donate the money required to build a “Boys’ Hostel” This makes it possible for young people from the entire region to go to school now.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Boys Hostel in Bangladesh

Training opportunities in Bangladesh

Our social commitment does not always revolve around extracting raw materials for our products. Take Bangladesh, for example. For many children, simply making their way to school every day poses a problem. Great distances and a lack of transportation often prevent children from going to school regularly. It is therefore important for children and young people to be able to stay in hostels near their schools on weeknights.

Once we were aware of this situation, we decided to donate the money required to build a “Boys’ Hostel” This makes it possible for young people from the entire region to go to school now.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Boys Hostel in Bangladesh

Learn more about our approach to sustainability

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Environmental Contribution

What measures do we take to minimize our environmental footprint on the earth?

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Recycling

How are our products and packaging materials recycled?

Learn more about our sustainable recycling.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Environmental Contribution

What measures do we take to minimize our environmental footprint on the earth?

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND - Recycling

How are our products and packaging materials recycled?

Learn more about our sustainable recycling.

ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND stands for cosmetics with proven efficacy, which we develop from singular raw materials through innovative sustainable action.

 

  • With plant Extracts
    from certified organic farming (kbA)
  • Own deep spring water
  • Verträglichkeit und Wirkung durch moderne analytische Methoden wissenschaftlich bestätigt.confirmed efficacy
  • Free of animal extracts

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