June 2015: Statement about animal testing
The German cosmetics industry stopped animal testing of finished cosmetic products voluntarily in 1989. Since September 2004, this testing has been prohibited throughout the EU. It is also prohibited to market cosmetic products if they have been tested on animals in the European Union.
February 2015: Statement about microplastics
"Microplastics" is the term given to plastic particles between five micrometers and a maximum of five millimeters in size. In the cosmetics industry, microplastics are often used as exfoliating agents, fillers or binders.
November 2014: Statement about the shelf life of natural cosmetics
The EU Cosmetics Regulation stipulates that unopened cosmetics must have a minimum shelf life of 30 months. If this is not the case, a best-before date must be given. This guideline applies to both natural and conventional cosmetics.
August 2014: Statement about certified natural cosmetics
The term “natural cosmetics” is not legally protected. Manufacturers of natural cosmetics therefore make use of seals such as BDIH, NaTrue, Ecocert etc., which confirm, in accordance with their guidelines, that products are free of petroleum derivatives, PEGs, silicones and parabens. This, of course, applies to the products of Börlind GmbH as well.
August 2014: Statement about aluminum
Aluminum is the third most abundant element in the earth’s crust and it is impossible to avoid contact with aluminum minerals. Human beings absorb aluminum primarily from foodstuffs and drinking water.
December 2013: Statement about talcum
Talc is a natural, frequently occurring mineral that is mostly used in powdered form, known as talcum. Since it is very soft and water-repellent, it is very versatile.