OUR INGREDIENTS

Honesty - a word that is very important to us - that's why we are very open about our ingredients and want to provide as much information as possible. On this page you will find a list of all our ingredients. Behind each technical term you will find a short profile and, for some raw materials, a note where we ourselves still see potential for improvement.

WHERE DOES PUREBEE SOURCE THE RAW MATERIALS?

A

Alcohol

Short description: Alcohol

Effect: Solvent for the propolis

Origin: Vegetable

Origin: Europe

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Comment: Learn more in the blog at https://pure-bee.de/blogs/news/alkohole-in-der-kosmetik

Aqua

Short description: Water

Origin: Europe

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Ascorbyl Palmitate

Short description: Stable + fat-soluble vitamin C derivative. In chemistry, a derivative is basically a variant or derivative of a substance with a similar chemical structure.

Effect: Antioxidant and radiance-enhancing (Stimulates collagen synthesis, protects against free radicals and thus against oxidative damage and can reduce pigment spots)

Origin: Vegetable derived from RSPO certified oil palm and corn

Origin: China

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: Yes, RSPO certified

Comment: Unfortunately, there is still no palm oil-free alternative to an oil-soluble vitamin C derivative. However, we make sure that all palm oil used in vitamin C is RSPO-certified.

B

benzyl benzoate

Short description: Natural component of ylang-ylang oil

Effect: Gives natural scent

Origin: Vegetable (component of ylang-ylang oil)

Origin: Indonesia

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Brassica Campestris Seed Oil

Short description: rapeseed oil

Effect: Nourishing care for sensitive, brittle, chapped skin

Origin: Vegetable, from rapeseed

Origin: Germany

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

C

Cananga Odorata Flower Oil

Short description: Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Effect: Stimulating oil with an oriental scent

Origin: Plant-based, made from ylang-ylang flowers

Origin: Indonesia

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride

Short description: neutral oil

Effect: Nourishing and strengthens the skin barrier

Origin: Vegetable, made from rapeseed oil and coconut oil

Origin: Europe

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Comment: We deliberately use the palm oil-free alternative to conventional neutral oil

Cera flava

Short description: Beeswax

Effect: Protects and moisturizes the skin

Origin: Animal, produced by bees

Origin: Germany + China

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Comment: Even if the origin and regionality are very important to us, what counts for us is the quality and that the wax is free of pesticides and heavy metals. Unfortunately, German beeswax often does not meet these requirements and we have to resort to goods from China. Pesticide pollution in particular causes us problems here. Unfortunately, the beekeepers can do little about this either, that is more due to agriculture in general. Unfortunately, Chinese beeswax often surpasses European beeswax in quality

Chromium Oxide Green Iron Oxide (CI 77288)

Short description: Green pigment

Effect: CI 77288, also known as Chromium Oxide, is a green mineral-derived pigment that we use to color our soaps

Origin: mineral

Origin: Spain

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Citral

Short description: Natural component of some essential oils

Effect: Gives natural scent

Origin: Vegetable

Origin: See individual essential oils

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Citronellol

Short description: Natural component of some essential oils

Effect: Gives natural scent

Origin: Vegetable

Origin: See individual essential oils

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil

Short description: Orange essential oil

Effect: Anti-inflammatory and astringent (contracting) effect. The scent of the essential orange oil spreads a feeling of spaciousness and leads to deep relaxation.

Origin: Plant-based from orange peel

Origin: Brazil

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Coco glucoside

Short description: Mild sugar surfactant

Effect: Provides a mild cleansing

Origin: Plant-based from coconut/palm kernel oil

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: Yes, RSPO certified

Comment: Unfortunately, there is currently no satisfactory palm oil-free alternative, but we are still working on finding one

Cocos nucifera fruit

Short description: shredded coconut

Effect: Nurturing and ensures suppleness, gentle peeling function in the body scrub

Origin: Vegetable from the coconut (Cocos nucifera L.)

Origin: Philippines

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Cocos nucifera milk powder

Short description: coconut milk powder

Effect: Nourishing and provides suppleness

Origin: Vegetable, obtained from the coconut (Cocos nucifera L.)

Origin: Philippines

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Cocos Nucifera Oil

Short description: coconut oil

Effect: Nourishing and provides suppleness

Origin: Vegetable, obtained from the coconut (Cocos nucifera L.)

Origin: Europe

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Cymbopogon Flexuosus Herb Oil

Short description: Lemongrass essential oil

Effect: Fresh citrus scent that has an invigorating effect on our psyche

Origin: Vegetable, made from lemongrass

Origin: India

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

E

Eugenol

Short description: Natural component of some essential oils

Effect: Gives natural scent

Origin: Vegetable

Origin: see individual essential oils

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

G

Geraniol

Short description: Natural component of some essential oils

Effect: Gives natural scent

Origin: Vegetable

Origin: see individual essential oils

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

glycerin XNUMX%

Short description: Herbal moisturizer

Effect: moisturizing

Origin: Vegetable, obtained mainly from rapeseed, soya and corn

Origin: India

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Note: We only use palm oil-free glycerine

I

Iron Oxides (CI 77491)

Short description: Red pigment

Effect: CI 77419 is a red mineral-derived pigment that we use to color our soaps

Origin: Mineral

Origin: Spain

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

L

Lavandula Angustifolia Oil

Short description: Lavender essential oil

Effect: Lavender oil has many uses. It can relax and also stimulate, refresh and soothe. It has an antiseptic, pain-relieving and blood circulation-promoting effect

Origin: Vegetable, made from lavender flowers

Origin: France

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Limonene

Short description: Natural component of some essential oils

Effect: Gives natural scent

Origin: Vegetable

Origin: see individual essential oils

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Linalool

Short description: Natural component of some essential oils

Effect: Gives natural scent

Origin: Vegetable

Origin: see individual essential oils

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

M

Mangifera Indica Seed Butter

Short description: Mango Butter

Effect: Nurturing and protective

Origin: Plant-based, from the seeds of the mango fruit (Mangifera indica)

Origin: Italy

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Mel

Short description: Honey

Effect: Honey has a clarifying effect on the skin. It opens the pores and makes it easy to remove blockages. Honey is particularly good for dry skin as it is also described as a humectant that attracts and locks in moisture.

Origin: Animal, produced by bees

Origin: Waghausel (Baden-Wuerttemberg) Germany

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Note: 100% of the honey currently used comes from the small beekeeping that Linda and her father run together

Mentha Spicata Crispa Herb Oil

Short description: Spearmint essential oil

Effect: Spearmint oil has a circulation-enhancing, antiseptic and antispasmodic effect

Origin: Plant-based from spearmint

Origin: China

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Mica (CI 77019)

Short description: glitter pigment

Effect: Mica is a glittering and shimmering pigment derived from naturally occurring minerals. We use it in our soap for a nice shimmer

Origin: Mineral

Origin: Spain

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

N

Natural Aroma

Short description: Flavors made from natural raw materials

Effect: Adds fragrance to our body scrubs in a natural way, especially with fruits where it is not possible to produce essential oils

Origin: Vegetable and/or biotechnological

Origin: Europe

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

O

Olea Europaea Fruit Oil

Short description: olive oil

Effect: Nourishing and provides suppleness

Origin: Vegetable from olives (Olea europaea L.)

Origin: Spain

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

P

Pelargonium Graveolens Oils

Short description: Geranium essential oil

Effect: Has an antibacterial effect and has a pleasant floral scent

Origin: Plant-based from the flowers of the "graveolens" geranium

Origin: Egypt

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Persea Freesima Oil

Short description: Avocado Oil

Effect: Protects the skin and stimulates cell production

Origin: Plant-based from the flesh of the avocado

Origin: Kenya

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Polyglyceryl-4 oleates

Short description: Vegetable emulsifier

Effect: stabilizing

Origin: Plant-based from glycerin (from rapeseed and sunflower oil) and oleic acid from olive oil

Origin: Europe

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Propolis Cera

Short description: Propolis

Effect: Propolis is rich in organic compounds such as caffeic acid and long-chain wax esters. It contains minerals such as magnesium, calcium and zinc for a well-groomed skin. But one of the most important benefits is its antioxidant properties

Origin: Animal, produced by bees

Origin: Waghäusel (Baden-Württemberg) Germany and Europe

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Prunus Amygdalus (Sweet Almond) Oil

Short description: Sweet Almond Oil

Effect: care and softness

Origin: Vegetable (Prunus dulcis; almond tree)

Origin: Italy

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil

Short description: Apricot Kernel Oil

Effect: Nourishing and provides suppleness

Origin: Plant-based from the kernels of the apricot (Prunus armeniaca)

Origin: Turkey

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Prunus cerasus fruit powder

Short description: sour cherry powder

Effect: Cherries are a good source of vitamins A, B, C and E and give the body scrub a great color and scent

Origin: Plant-based from the fruit of the sour cherry

Origin: Poland

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

R

Ricinus Communis Seed Oil

Short description: castor oil

Effect: Protects the skin and improves elasticity

Origin: Vegetable from the seeds of the castor tree

Origin: India

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Rosa Damascena Flower Oil

Short description: Rose essential oil

Effect: The sensual scent of the essential rose oil has a positive effect on mental well-being and regulates the natural balance of the skin

Origin: Vegetable from the rose petals

Origin: Turkey

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil

Short description: Rosemary essential oil

Effect: Rosemary oil has a clarifying effect and has antibacterial properties

Origin: Vegetable from rosemary needles

Origin: Tunisia

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Royal Jelly

Short description: Royal jelly

Effect: Royal jelly is one of nature's most nourishing raw materials, packed with 134 nutrients, including 17 amino acids and vitamins A, C, D and K as well as several B vitamins

Origin: Animal, produced by bees

Origin: China

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Comment: Even if the origin and regionality are very important to us, what counts for us is the quality and that the royal jelly is free of pesticides and heavy metals. Unfortunately, German royal jelly often does not meet these requirements and we have to resort to goods from China. Pesticide pollution in particular causes us problems here. Unfortunately, the beekeepers can do little about this either, that is more due to agriculture in general. Unfortunately, the quality of Chinese royal jelly often exceeds that of the European ones, and European ones are also not available in the required quantities.

S

Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil

Short description: Jojoba Oil

Effect: Nourishing and provides suppleness

Origin: Vegetable (Simmondsia chinensis; Jojoba)

Origin: Israel

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Sodium hyaluronate

Short description: hyaluronic acid

Effect: Provides moisture and elasticity

Origin: Biotechnological (fermentation by bacteria). Fermentation is generally understood to be the conversion of organic substances by microorganisms or enzymes. The starting material for the fermentation is wheat, which is grown in China, and molasses. Molasses is a by-product of sugar production

Origin: China

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Comment: We use hyaluronic acid in different molecular sizes. You can always find more information about this under the respective products

Sodium Hydroxide

Short description: Base for saponification/caustic soda

Effect: Stabilizes the pH value

Origin: Mineral

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Squalane

Short description: Squalane oil - skin's own oil

Effect: Has a nourishing effect and ensures suppleness

Origin: Vegetable from olives (Olea europaea)

Origin: Portugal

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Comment: The squalene is extracted from the olives and converted to squalane through hydrogenation.

sucrose laurate

Short description: Sugar surfactant

Effect: Provides a mild cleansing

Origin: Vegetable (from sugar cane, sugar beet, palm kernel oil and coconut oil)

Origin: Japan

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: Yes, RSPO certified

T

Tin Oxide (CI 77861)

Short description: Titanium dioxide

Effect: UV filter of mineral origin Protects against UVA and UVB rays. We use it as a white pigment in our soaps.

Origin: Mineral

Origin: Spain

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Comment: According to the Cosmetics Ordinance, our titanium oxide does not have to be declared as nano due to its size.

Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

Short description: white pigment

Effect: Titanium Dioxide is a white mineral-derived pigment that we use to color our soaps

Origin: Mineral Spain

Origin: Spain

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

Tocopherol

Short description: Vitamin E

Effect: antioxidant

Origin: Vegetable (from soy)

Origin: China

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No

U

Ultramarine Violet (CI 77007)

Short description: violet pigment

Effect: CI 77007 is a purple mineral-derived pigment that we use to color our soaps

Origin: Mineral

Origin: France

Classification: Natural cosmetics compliant

Palm oil: No