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18 October 2011

Weekly Promotion - Dr Baumann goes Pink - Week: 3

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WEEKLY PROMOTION                                                                17 - 23 OCTOBER 2011Big picProduct options

The Pink Ribbon has become the international symbol for breast cancer awareness.  It has helped to raise consumer consciousness about the issues of breast Cancer all over the world and to send a pink message of hope and support to cancer sufferers and survivors.

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Stephnie-Anne Dickinson

Dr Baumann National Education Manager




Color Me Beautiful?

Chemical Dyes have found a wide variety of uses in the cosmetic industry, be it in hair dyes, lipsticks, creams or shampoo.

Several thousand dyes and pigments, (both organic and inorganic compounds) are used as colorants in consumer products.  Many colorants have indeed been considered as mutagenic and mutagens are typically also carcinogens.  Many dyes are also considered to be skin irritant-causing allergic reactions and dermatitis.  Until today 29 pigments used in cosmetics are inorganic and therefore pose a risk to ensuring safe, healthy skincare and make-up.  The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics found that a significant proportion of lipstick manufactured in the United States contain surprisingly high levels of lead.  According to new product tests, 61 percent of brand-name lipsticks tested, contained detectable levels of lead, which can be toxic if ingested.  This is also true of many European cosmetic companies.

Downright Ugly:

Even a minuscule amount of lead is a big problem, says Campaign for Safe Cosmetics spokeswoman Stacy Malkan:  “What the companies will often say is, ‘There’s a little toxin in one product and you can’t say it causes harm,’” She says: “But none of us uses just one product.” Lead is a neurotoxin that accumulates in the body over time, which is why tiny amounts ingested regularly (or in the case of lipstick, multiple times per day) could be hazardous.

In eye-area cosmetics, the FDA allows mercury if no other effective preservative is available.  The concentration can be up to 65 parts per million.  That may not sound like much, but the presence of mercury in any amount worries most people and it should.  “It’s a potent neurotoxin that can cause brain damage in developing foetuses”, Malkan says.

Other shocking revelations:

  • The FDA grants approval to some lead-containing colorants used in most lipsticks.
  • Mercury compounds are readily absorbed through the skin on topical application and tend to accumulate in the body.  
  • They may cause allergic reactions, skin irritation, or neurotoxic manifestations.  
  • They are used in some eye products.  
  • It is a medically recognized fact that our body absorbs significant amounts of what we put on our skin. 
  • Yet, one third of all personal care products contain one or more ingredients classified as possible human carcinogens.  
  • Women are unknowingly exposing themselves to some 100 chemicals every morning when applying make up and skincare. 
  • In fact, many lipsticks, creams, eye shadows, foundations, nail polish and perfumes have been regularly found to contain toxic chemicals known to cause infertility and cancer.

Coal tar:

  • Used as an artificial coloring.  Found in blushers, eyeliners and mascaras.
  • In sensitive people it can trigger nausea, headaches, mood swings and has produced cancer in animal experiments.

Para-phenylenediamine (PPD):

  • Used in dark hair dyes and some temporary tattoos are linked to a higher incidence of bladder cancer, scalp conditions and skin allergies.

The issue, of course, is that it’s hard to know.  Beauty products and treatments don’t have to get FDA or related institutions approval before hitting store shelves; the FDA mandates such approval only for color additives in cosmetics.  Sure, most people probably would agree that you shouldn’t eat your lipstick or put mascara on a baby.  But beyond that, the definition of “dangerous” comes down to different people’s ideas about the effects of accumulated toxins.  How much is too much?  If experts can’t agree, consumers can’t be confident either.  John Bailey, chief scientist for the Personal Care Products Council.

Your responsibility to yourself your family and your friends.  Enjoy skincare and make-up without dangerous chemical colorants.

Alternative Skincare and Make-up: Dr Baumann Bionome make-up and skincare created perfectly safe care for the whole family.  Chemical ingredients whether in make-up of skincare must be avoided especially when one has healthy alternatives.

 Think Pink, Think healthy for you and your family.


APPLICATION TIPS: Broken Capillaries

  • Broken capillaries are very prominent, as blood shows through it.  They are weak and therefore transparent.  The skin appears red in areas with broken capillaries.
  • Home Care Advice:  Avoid spicy foods, Do not splash the skin with too hot, or too cold water, Avoid alcohol and smoking, Avoid harsh skincare products.
  • Tips to alleviate the redness:
  • Cleanse the skin gently, morning and evening, with the Dr Baumann Cleansing Milk.  Always cleanse twice to ensure all dirt and make-up has been removed.
  • Apply the Chamomile MultiActive Liposome, morning and evening, onto the entire face and neck.  The Liposomes carries active ingredients deeper into the skin.  The chamomile will calm and soothe any sensitivity.
  • Apply 4 drops of the Horse Chestnut Ampoule onto the areas with broken capillaries.  The Horse Chestnut will constrict the capillaries, easing redness.  Apply morning and evening.
  • Finish with the Sensitive Cream for Normal to Dry skin, morning and evening.  This cream contains Jojoba Oil which is excellent to prevent any further irritation or sensitivity.

Horse Chestnut Ampoule

(Horse chestnut ampoules)

Together with the other valuable ingredients, horse chestnut regulates the skin’s blood circulation and strengthens the walls of the peripheral blood vessels. This can visibly diminish redness e.g. around the cheek or nose area, and work against the progression of couperose. Therefore this product is definitely recommended for couperose and couperose-prone skin.

7 ml ampoule                  Price
Art.-No. 1048                    R 299.00

INCI declaration (ingredients): Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Urea, Alcohol, Aesculus Hippocastanum Extract(and)Butylene Glycol(and)Glycerol, Panthenol, Sodium Lactate, Hyaluronic Acid, Allantoin

 Horse chestnut amp

Sensitive Normal and Dry skin

A particularly compatible, light cream with jojoba oil, vitamin E, vitamin A, provitamin B5, urea and lactic acid. In the development of the Sensitive products particularly compatible ingredients were used in order to minimize the risk of an incompatibility reaction. 

30 ml jar                  Price
Art.-No. 1033            R 549.00

INCI declaration (ingredients): Aqua, Simmondsia Californica Oil, Butylene Glycol, Stearyl Alcohol, Sucrose Stearate, Urea, Panthenol,  D-alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Lactate, D-mixed-Tocopherols, Xanthan Gum

 Sens cream

Hand Cream

Hands cared for with DR. BAUMANN are more attractive and simply more beautiful! The DR. BAUMANN Hand Cream protects stressed skin against drying cleansing substances and prevents premature ageing. It is immediately absorbed so directly after application you can hold paper without leaving an oily residue behind.

75 ml bottle              Price
Art.-No. 1027             R 228.00

INCI declaration (ingredients): Aqua, Butylene Glycole, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Urea, Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, D-alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Cetyl Palmitate, Stearate, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Lactate,  D-mixed-Tocopherols, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Ormensis Multicaulis Oil

 Hand cream


APPLICATION TIPS: Treating Dry skin

  • Dry skin looks papery and, as a result, older.  It is uncomfortable as the skin feels tight and pulls.
  • Here are some dry skin strategies: After cleansing, pat your face dry and immediately apply moisturizer.  Double moisturize in particularly dry patches. 
  • Avoid harsh toners with alcohol that may dry the skin even more.
  • Take Essential Fatty Acids to help nourish the skin from within.
  • Boost the humidity levels of your home and office.
  • Make sure to drink a lot of water to hydrate the skin from within.
  • Cleanse the skin twice, morning and evening, first with the Dr Baumann Cleansing Milk to remove make-up, dirt and pollution from the surface of the skin.  Follow with the SkinIdent Facial Cleanser to ensure a super clean skin.  The Facial Cleanser will leave the skin clean without the stripped, tight feeling.
  • Apply the MultiActive Liposome Light onto a cleansed skin, morning and evening.  The Liposomes carries essential active ingredients deeper into the skin.
  • Follow with the Essential Care for dry skin.  Use the cream morning and evening to deeply moisturize the skin.

Cleansing Milk

A mild emulsion free of mineral oil which gently but thoroughly cleanses the skin without drying. Suitable for all skin types. Thanks to its good compatibility with the eyes it makes an exceptional eye makeup remover.

Tip for the gentlemen:Ideal for use as a skin-friendly shaving cream before a wet shave. Use the Cleansing Milk to soften the beard for 5-10 minutes.

200 ml bottle                   Price
Art.-No. 1019                    R 247.00

75 ml bottle (travel size)  Price
Art.-No. 1919                    R 133.00

INCI declaration (ingredients): Aqua, Ethyl Hexyl Cocoate, Butylene Glycol, Ceteareth-20, Urea, Stearyl Alcohol, D,L-alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Carbomer

Cleansing milk
Facial Cleanser

Extremely mild surfactants based on body identical substances ensure a protecting cleansing of the face with a simultaneous cleansing and treating action due to body identical lipids. After using this Facial Cleanser, remove with Facial Tonic or Facial Tonic Special.
200 ml bottle                  Price
Art.-No. 9031                   R 349.00
75 ml bottle (travel size) Price
Art.-No. 9931                   R 179.00

INCI declaration (ingredients): Aqua, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Glycerol, Urea, Cocoglucosides(and) Glyceryloleate, Sodium Lactate, Hyaluronic Acid.

Skinident facial cleanser

Liposome MultiActive Light

The same ingredients and effect as the Liposome MultiActive with Ceramide, but also contains considerably less oil and fewer liposomes. This is ideal for oily skin, warm weather and to accustom the skin to the use of multilamellar liposomes.

30 ml bottle              Price
Art.-No. 1070             R 798.00

INCI declaration (ingredients): Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Urea, Simmondsia Californica Oil, D-alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Oenothera Biennis Oil, Lecithin, D-mixed-Tocopherols, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Carbomer, Allantoin, Retinyl Palmitate, Hyaluronic Acid

Liposome Light

 Esssential Care for Dry Skin

Essential care for dry skin

30 ml jar              Price
Art.-No. 3037        R 883.00

INCI declaration (ingredients): Aqua, Prunus Armeniaca Oil, Simmondsia Californica Oil, Butylene Glycol, Urea, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Stearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methyl Glucose Distearate, D-alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Lactate, Allantoin, D-mixed-Tocopherols, Citrus Limonum Oil, Limonene, Citral, Vanilla

Essential care



  • The temptation with oily and problematic skin is to strip away oil almost as fast as it is produced.  But what happens then is that oil production whirrs into overdrive, producing even more oil to replace what you’ve swiped away.
  • Rebalance your skin by following this advice:  De-stress, as stress can be a big trigger factor with oily and problem skins.
  • Give up harsh, alcohol toners.
  • Avoid touching, picking or scratching the skin.  Scarring and further infection may be a result.
  • Eat fresh fruit and vegetables and drink a lot of water to detoxify the body.
  • Cleanse the skin twice, morning and evening, using the Dr Baumann Cleansing Gel.  Splash off with warm water. 
  • Exfoliate the skin once or twice a week, concentrating on congested areas, for example the nose, chin and forehead.  Do not scrub the skin, but gently use the fingertips to roll the granules over the skin.
  • Apply a Liposome of your choice, preferably the Active Care Lotion which contains Tea Tree to dry the oil and eliminate bacteria in the skin.  Use morning and evening on a cleansed skin.
  • Follow with the Multi Vitamin Lotion, morning and evening.  The light textured lotion will not leave an oily residue on the skin.

Peeling Medium

Massaging with gentle exfoliating particles stimulate blood circulation without damaging the skin. The exfoliation of dead skin cells prevents blackheads and impurities and improves the effectiveness of skincare products.

75 ml bottle              Price
Art.-No. 1938             R 339.00

INCI declaration (ingredients): Aqua, Ethyl Hexyl Cocoate, Butylene Glycol, Sucrose Cocoate, Polyethylene, Ceteareth-20, Stearyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine

Peeling medium

Multi Vitamin Lotion

A special product with vitamins and herbal extracts for normal to dry skin prone to impurities.

75 ml bottle              Price
Art.-No. 1913             R 339.00

INCI declaration (ingredients): Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Urea, D-alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Oenothera Biennis Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Methyl Glucose Distearate, Sorbitol, Thymus Vulgaris Exract, Chamomilla Recutita Extrakt, Salvia Officinalis Extrakt, DL-alpha-Tocopheryl Nicotinate, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, D-mixed Tocopherols, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Carbomer, Beta-Carotin

Multi vit lotion


APPLICATION TIPS: Hyper Pigmentation

  • The truth about pigmentation is that it is no easy problem to fix.  Depending on what causes the pigmentation, any lightening treatment is a lifelong commitment, and an extremely slow process.
  • Pigmentation is caused by a number of factors, for example, hormonal imbalances, medication and even the contraceptive pill.  Sometimes, just by eliminating, or changing medication, pigmentation may be alleviated.
  • Pigmentation is not only aggravated by the sun, but also by heat and stress levels
  • Here are some Pigmentation strategies:
  • Cleanse the skin twice, morning and evening, using the Dr Baumann Cleansing Milk.  Rinse with warm water, or use a sponge or muslin cloth for gentle exfoliation.
  • Apply the Liposome MultiActive E+C.  The Liposomes will carry active ingredients deeper into the skin to treat.  The Vitamin C will achieve a gentle lightening effect.
  • Apply the Intensive Color Light onto the face and neck.  Due to the mineral pigments, dark areas on the skin will be masked, leaving a fresh, even appearance.

Liposome MultiActive E+C

Contains the same ingredients as the Liposome MultiActive Chamomile, but instead of chamomile it contains particularly high concentrations of vitamins E + C. These vitamins protect the skin from environmental stressors such as UV-rays.

30 ml bottle              Price
Art.-No. 1076             R 874.00

INCI declaration (ingredients): Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Simmondsia Californica Oil, D-alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Urea, Oenothera Biennis Oil, Lecithin, D-mixed-Tocopherols, Panthenol, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Carbomer, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Retinyl Palmitate, Hyaluronic Acid, Allantoin

Liposome E+C

Intensive Color Light

Contains the same active ingredients and valuable oils as the Intensive for normal and combination skin (see facial care products). The addition of mineral pigments gives the skin a fresh and even appearance. 

30 ml jar                  Price
Art.-No. 1009            R 549.00

INCI declaration (ingredients): Aqua, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Butylene Glycol, Simmondsia Californica Oil, Urea, Polyglyceryl-3 Methyl Glucose Distearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Sucrose Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Panthenol, D-alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, D-mixed-Tocopherols, Retinyl Palmitate, Allantoin, Sodium Lactate, Xanthan Gum, (+/-)Titan Dioxide C.I.77891, Iron Oxides C.I.77491, C.I.77492, C.I.77499

Intensive color light


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