With celebrities dropping skincare and makeup lines by the minute, a fresh celebrity-backed beauty line is hardly rare these days. What is astonishing, however, is that Birkenstock – yes, Birkenstock, the brand famous for its super-comfy dad sandals – just launched a natural skincare line in the UAE. Sure, the sandal brand is expanding its horizons by diving into the seemingly unconnected skincare realm, but it is staying true to its identity nevertheless. The German brand’s skincare range has the same raw material at its heart as its legendary comfortable sandal bed – natural cork.
How Does Cork Fit Into Skincare?
The Birkenstock skincare line has cork – or, to be precise, the extract obtained from the outer layer of the cork oak bark – at its very core. Now, cork is a renewable natural resource that can be obtained without chopping down trees. Once extracted from the bark, the cork layer regenerates itself without harming the oak in any way. So, how does this fascinating natural resource fit into skincare?
Cork extract, when infused into skincare, has proven to display anti-aging properties. The Birkenstock skincare range harnesses the power of an exclusively developed multi-active cork oak complex that helps stimulate cell renewal and strengthens the skin’s protective barrier, thus enhancing its ability to store moisture. As its name suggests, Birkenstock’s natural skincare line is sans chemicals and formulated using nourishing plant-based products. Not only is the skincare range vegan, but it’s also cruelty-free, with no tests conducted on animals. The products are wrapped in recyclable packaging, and the brand even promises to skip outer packaging wherever possible.
What Does Birkenstock's Natural Skincare Range Encompass?
Birkenstock’s premiere skincare range is comprised of hand and foot care products. A moisturizing foot balm, a cooling foot cream, a nourishing leg and foot oil, and a moisturizing hand and nail cream created from the innovative cork oak complex mark Birkenstock’s skincare debut.
A complete face care range is also set to land in the region in the near future.
Ready to pamper your hands and feet? The skincare range is available across Birkenstock stores in the UAE. Prefer to shop online? Shop the products here.