5 posts categorized "Food and Drink"

01 August 2012


Naturally, the longer you live the longer and more time you have to earn money. This is a super interesting TED VIDEO that shares the research about the factors that contribute to a healthy living beyond 100 and still be fully active and vital. 

The word “Retirement” is a total strange vocabulary for people who have a great sense of purpose, those ones, not only live longer, but, continue to develop their businesses and their social contribution while adding tens of years and millions of dollars to their investment portfolio. 

According to the research there are 9 factors that have the greatest impact on vitality and longevity: Those 9 factors are divided into 4 categories as displayed below. I absolutely recommend to view the video and learn how to gain tens of healthy year and extend your capacity to become a MULTI MILLIONAIRE still in this LIFETIME. 


Move naturally: Physical activity 

Right view of life: Living with a sense of purpose 

Eat wisely: Plant base dies 

The way to connect: Belong to the right  tribe /People


03 October 2011

Weekly Promotion - Dr Baumann goes Pink

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Weekly Promotion                                                                3 - 9 October 2011

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Stephnie-Anne Dickinson

Dr Baumann National Education Manager

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.  It is also a reminder for the world to keep working on a cure for this devastating disease.  Breast Cancer affects not only the women who have it, but their families as well.

Dr Baumann cosmetics have been carrying the flag for safe skincare and healthy living for over 20 years  in Europe, and over the past two years in North America educating women about the need for safe, healthy skincare and recommending that women and their families actively avoid cosmetic ingredients that may cause breast cancer, other forms of cancer or sin diseases.

Many women pay little attention to the connection between skincare and breast cancer or the general hormonal disturbances that can result from certain ingredients present in ones beauty products.  We believe that education is everything and strive to inform our customers and the consumers at large about what they should be looking out for to ensure that they and their families keep skin safe. 

Shocking Information

  • Chemicals from deodorants and other cosmetics can build up in the body.  British researchers amongst others have found traces of chemicals called parabens in tissue taken from women with breast cancer.  Writing in the the Journal of Applied Toxicology they say that they found traces of parabens in every sample.  
  • Their tests suggested that chemicals had seeped into the tissue after having been applied to the skin - Dr Phillipa Darbre says that this demonstrates that if people are exposed to these chemicals, then the chemicals will accumulate in their bodies.  As a result of this research and other scientists worldwide have called for the use of Parabens in cosmetic products to be re- considered.  
  • Dr Darbre further said that there may be good reason for people to be concerned about the findings “Their detection in human breast tumors is of concern since parabens have been shown to be able to mimic the action of the female hormone oestrogen, “ she said.  “Oestrogen can drive the growth of human breast tumors.  It would therefore seem especially prudent to consider whether parabens should continue to be used in such a wide range of cosmetics applied to the breast area including deodorants.”  
  • The toxicity problems with parabens have been known for some time as can be easily seen from this transcript from  If you would like more in depth factual information on the toxic effects of many common chemicals this is a very good site to visit.
  • In late 1998 John Sumpter’s group at Brunel University, UK, published a paper identifying parabens as oestrogen mimics (Routledge et al., 1998).  
  • The authors’ state: “Given their use in a wide range of commercially available topical preparations, it is suggested that the safety in use of these chemicals should be reassessed, with particular attention being paid to estimation of the actual levels of systemic exposure of humans exposed to these chemicals.  
  • The acquisition of such data is a prerequisite to the derivation of reliable estimates of the possible human risk of exposure to parabens.”

What should we avoid?

Well, for a start, all products that contain chemical preservatives such as parabens.

What are Parabens?

  • Parabens are a group of compounds widely used as anti-microbial preservatives in food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetic products, including underarm deodorants.  
  • Parabens are absorbed through intact skin and from the gastrointestinal tract and blood.  Measurable concentrations of six different parabens have been identified in biopsy samples from breast tumours.
  • The particular parabens were found in relative concentrations that closely parallel their use in the synthesis of cosmetic products.  Parabens have also been found in almost all urine samples examined State of the Evidence 2008.  The presence of the parabens can cause an imbalance of the Endocrine system.

What can you do?

As one does not necessarily have the time to rush around checking every cream, cleanser and shampoo, take a short cut and head directly to the no risk zone.  Choose Dr Baumann Bionome Products for you and your family, because all Bionome Products are:

Free of Chemical Preservatives (including Parabens)

Free of Mineral oils

Free of Colorants

Free of Fragrance

Free of Chemical Sunscreens

Free of Oxygen

Free of animal derivatives

And you can start your whole family on safe skincare - baby too!

Please go for a screening mammography and clinical breast examination, and for women 29 years of age and younger, a breast self examination.

Dr Baumann will be offering promotional gifts of paraben-free products and advice on healthy safe Bionome Skincare.


APPLICATION TIPS: You are Gorgeous, Lovely and Beautiful!

  • Do yourself, and your health a favor by choosing cosmetics free of harmful ingredients.  Keep your body healthy, inside and out, to prevent toxic build-up which may lead to cancer or other diseases.
  • Choose these products:
  • The Sensitive for Normal and Dry Skin contains skin compatible ingredients to nourish, and treat the facial skin without harmful chemicals.  See your skin transform, using this skin friendly product!  Apply, morning and evening, onto the face, neck and decollete that has been cleansed with a suitable Dr Baumann Cleanser.
  • Be kind to your hands, or they will reveal your real age!  Apply the Dr Baumann Hand Cream regularly onto clean hands. No sticky feel or residue, just healthy nourished skin!
  • Prevention is better than cure!  Use the Dr Baumann Deo Mild with Manuka, Tea Tree and Lavender as a Deodorant every day and prevent the possibility of toxic build-up which may lead to breast cancer!  

Sensitive for 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

Sensitive 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

Deo Mild

(With manuka, tea tree oil and lavender)

Contains the same ingredients as Deo extra mild with the addition of manuka, tea tree and lavender oils, which are particularly effective against troublesome body odour.

100 ml bottle                  Price
Art.-No. 1074                   R 228.00

INCI declaration (ingredients): Aqua, Aluminium Lactate, Butylene Glycol, Triethyl Citrate, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucosides, Farnesol, Salvia Officinalis Extrakt, Lavandual Angustifolia Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia Oil, Leptospermum Scoparium Oil

Deo mild


APPLICATION TIPS: Beauty begins with great skin!

  • So: it’s time to de-clutter that bathroom shelf and get back to (brilliant) basics!  Establish an “easy as A-B-C” regime that you’ll love - and so will your complexion.  Read and follow these tips so that at every age, you really can love the skin you’re in..........
  • Cleansing is an essential step in brilliant skin.  Cleanse twice, morning and evening, with a suitable Dr Baumann Cleanser.
  • Follow with the, Ultimate Skin fixer, Liposome Multi Active Light.  This Skincare Innovation is perfect for ultimate hydration, anti-aging and transportation of nutrients deeper into the skin!
  • Dab small amounts of Eye Gel onto the orbital bone of the eye area.  The Eye Gel contains Ceramides to protect the skin from environmental damage.  
  • Follow with small amounts of Eye Cream onto the orbital bone of the eye area.  The Eye Cream contains Jojoba Oil to prevent any moisture loss.  The Eye Gel and Eye Cream should be used together for optimal results.
  • Apply a small amount of Intensive Color Light onto the rest of the face and neck, for a flawless, porcelain appearance!
  • Repeat this regime every day for a beautiful, healthy glowing skin!

Liposome Multi Active 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

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

Eye Gel

A non-oily gel with ceramides, hyaluronic acid and vitamin E which deeply moisturizes the skin around the eyes. Recommended for loss of elasticity. The non-oily consistency makes it an idea base for long-lasting eye makeup.

Practical tip: The combined application of both eye care products (first the gel, and then the cream) has shown to be particularly effective. 

7 ml ampoule              Price
Art.-No. 1059                R 189.00

INCI declaration (ingredients): Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Urea, Panthenol, D-alpha-Tocopherylacetate, Glycolipids, Glycosphingolipids, Polysorbate 20, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Carbomer, Allantoin, Hyaluronic Acid

Eye gel

Eye Cream

A special cream for the skin around the eyes.

A rich cream with jojoba oil, vitamin E, vitamin A and provitamin B5 for nourishing the delicate and dry skin in the eye area, to work against the formation of fine lines.

Practical tip: The combined application of both eye care products (first the gel, and then the cream) has shown to be particularly effective.

7 ml ampoule              Price
Art.-No. 1052                R 189.00

INCI declaration (ingredients): Aqua, Simmondsia Californica Oil, Butylene Glycol, Urea, Panthenol, Cethyl Dimethicon Copolyol, D-alpha -Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydroxyoctacosanyl Hydroxystearate, Sodium-Lactate, Retinyl Palmitate, D-mixed-Tocopherols, Allantoin, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Chloride

Eye cream



APPLICATION TIPS: Good things for Active Outdoors Skin.

  • Not only is being active outdoors good for the health of your body, but also good for the health of your skin.  With more exercise, comes deeper breathing, that supplies the skin with oxygen, but nobody likes the sun damage that goes with it!  Always apply a Dr Baumann Sunblock, even in cloudy weather, and follow these steps to prevent pre-mature aging!
  • Cleanse the skin twice, morning and evening, using a suitable Dr Baumann Cleanser.
  • Apply the Dr Baumann Liposome Multi Active Vitamin E+C onto a cleansed skin, morning and evening.  The Vitamin E and Vitamin C acts as anti-oxidants, preventing free radical damage from sun exposure and pollution.  Instant hydration and transportation of Vitamins deeper into the skin are more functions of this brilliant product!
  • Dab small amounts of the Dr Baumann Eye Cream on the orbital bone of the eyes.  The Eye Cream contains Jojoba oil to prevent moisture loss, and fine lines from forming.
  • Apply the Intensive Lotion onto the face, neck and decollete, this lotion contains all the oils necessary for a healthy, nourished skin, without the oily residue!
  • Always end the regime with a suitable Dr Baumann Sunblock!

Liposome Multi Active Vitamin 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 Lotion

The fluid texture and the proportion of evening primrose oil makes this an ideal alternative for intensive care of dry, fragile facial skin when other creams are too paste-like, or for particularly intensive nourishment of dry skin on the body. Best suited for facial and body massage.

75 ml bottle              Price
Art.-No. 1912             R 494.00

INCI declaration (ingredients): Aqua, Ethyl Hexyl Cocoate, Oenothera Biennis Oil, Butylene Glycol, Urea, Hydroxyoctacosanyl Hydroxystearate, Cethyl Dimethicon Copolyol, Panthenol, D-mixed-Tocopherols, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Lactate, Sodium-Ascorbyl Phosphate, Ormensis Multicaulis Oil

Intensive lotion


APPLICATION TIPS: Date-night countdown.

  • We’d love an hour, or two, to get ready for a date, soaking in a hot bath, filled with rose petals.  The reality is that we can usually grab five minutes while your date waits outside! So here I bring you quick treats for a date-perfect look, faster than you can say “fairy godmother”.......
  • After a quick shower, apply the Essential care cream for normal skin, oily skin or dry skin onto the face, neck and decollete.  This Cream will visibly leave the skin looking fresher and more youthful.
  • Apply the Rose, Orange or Citrus-Vanilla Body Lotion onto the entire body.  Not only will your skin glow and be velvety smooth, but the essential oils leave a natural perfume on the skin.  So no need for heavy perfumes!
  • Spritz the Rose, Orange or Citrus-Vanilla Body Tonic throughout the night to freshen up and cool your body down.  Also excellent to spray onto tired, aching feet caused by your sexy stilletto’s!

Essential Care for Normal skin, Oily Skin or Dry skin

30 ml jar                  Price
Art.-No. 3036            R 883.00

INCI declaration (ingredients): Aqua, Prunus Armeniaca Oil, Butylene Glycol, Simmondsia Californica Oil, 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, Limonene, Citral, Vanilla

Essential cream

Rose Body Tonic

With natural rose oil

200 ml bottle              Price
Art.-No. 3007               R 513.00

INCI declaration (ingredients):

Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucosides, Rose Oil, Citronellol, Geraniol

Rose body tonic

Rose Body Lotion

Body Lotion with rose oil

200 ml bottle              Price
Art.-No. 3050               R 513.00

INCI declaration (ingredients):

Aqua, Prunus Armeniaca Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Oil , Simmondsia Californica Oil, Butylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-3 Methyl Glucose Distearate, Urea, Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Glyceryl Stearate, D-alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, D-mixed-Tocopherols, Sodium Lactate, Xanthan Gum, Rose Oil, Citronellol, Geraniol, Citral, Linalool, Eugenol

Rose body lotion

10 June 2011

Just Juicy

have you ever wondered what exactly does it mean to be healthy? or do you consider your life style to be okay? How much stress do you encounter daily? what is your physical, mental and emotional states like! Are you happy? 

 all of these questions and statements are directly linked to your health and show up on your skin so the next time you are standing in-front of and looking into the mirror, your image is reflected back, what is your reflection telling you about your health, and what do you intend to do about it?

 we need to be aware of what we are putting into and onto our bodies, as well as is it a safe and healthy option that is concerned with people, animals and the environment. when taking supplements where is the source of these ingredients and how safe and clear of toxins are these ingredients, how free range is free range, as food that you eat becomes the fuel to sustain your body which provides you with the energy you need to function daily. therefore it is important understand the absolute basics when it comes to nutrients and foodstuffs in general

  1.  water - the body uses water 24 hours per day and is made up of between 50 to 55 percent of water so it important to replace water daily, that is why drinking 8 glasses of water a day is essential.
  2. carbohydrates - the energy source to your body. as carbohydrates keep the body´s systems going it is essential t replace carbohydrates as they power your brain, heart, internal organs and muscles
  3. proteins - this is the building blocks to your body and provide the structure to your body tissues and transportation of essential elements in the blood stream
  4. fats - store the energy and the main function of fat is the energy production for a healthy body and not to just make one gain a few pounds or kilograms. fats are essential in keeping ones heart healthy such as omega 3 fatty acids and may help fight against some cancers
  5. vitamins - vitamins help regulate the functions of the body and supplements help replace the vitamin s that are lacking to keep ones body healthy
  6. minerals - minerals are important to regulate the body functions and help to form the structures of a healthy body


so by knowing what the body needs you can maintain your health for longer, start by reading and understanding the labels on all the items that you purchase. here are two important posters of information on labels and their meaning or download them directly from:

  Download ES_Poster1whats in a label Download ES_Poster5know the label

or start today by purchasing the dr baumann supplements and skincare that provides you with the safer and healthier alternatives as they adhere strictly to the bionome quality 

bionome means more than natural and more than organic

 so lets take a look at what natural and organic means:

natural - produced by nature

organic - Organic refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed.  It includes a system of production, processing, distribution and sales that assures consumers that the products maintain the organic integrity that begins on the place of origin / source.

  Bionome logo

what does bionome quality stand for or encompass:

 Bionome priciples

Free of oxygen

free of mineral oils

free of fragrance 

free of colorants and chemical dxes

free of chemical preservatives and parabens

free of chemical sunscreens


Bionome standards




harmony with skin and environment

skin compatibility  or skin identical


Bionome criteria

skin friendly vitamins

pure plant oils

skin endemic active ingredients

highly effective multi lamellar liposomes

plus all bionome standards

make sure your choices of products hold up to these bionome qualities to ensure safe and healthy skin and body and make the smart choice and start today with safe and healthy alternatives to supplements, skincare and food choices. do not just accept what the producers are telling you, find out and demand safe and healthy products and foodstuffs. after all it is YOUR Health we are speaking about.


Bionome greetings, 

Dr Baumann Promotion 

Just Juicy

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dates available: for the week of  13 - 19 June 2011


to eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art - la Rochefoucauld

to maintain ones health one needs to eat a balance diet to ensure you have a healthy body, mind and emotional state. when you have a healthy nutritional diet it is reflected through the skin like a mirror for all the world to see. in todays society we need to carefully reflect on the choices we make when it comes to choosing and purchasing food items, toiletries and especially supplements and safe healthy skincare. with this weeks amazing Dr Baumann offers you can make the right choices on both supplements and skincare


This weeks Irresistible offers

with a purchase of the dr baumann OMEGA capsules 400pcs valued at R608.00 you will receive a dr baumann facial tonic lotion 75ml, free of charge valued at R169

with a purchase of the dr baumann GREEN TEA FOOD SUPPLEMENTS valued at R1,026.00 you will receive a dr baumann body lotion super 75ml, free of charge valued at R220

with a purchase of the dr baumann NUTRITION SUPPLEMENT valued at R608.00 you will receive a dr baumann cleansing milk 75ml, free of charge valued at R133

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be sure to visit the webpages for more articles on parabens, chemical sunscreens and more. stand up for change and be the difference, be the leader for others to follow. become indispensable.

Elements of interest

 5 Main benefits for you (us) to be aware of:

  •  Experimental benefits - the willingness to try trusted and safe skincare products. To trust our therapist that they are providing with a satisfaction guarantee treatments and products of high quality, safe and healthy with proven results. 
  •  Psychological benefit - Trust that we will be part of a larger community with the same values and principles of caring is sharing, and improve what we desire for ourselves when visiting our salons/spas.    
  •  Interactive benefit - relationship improved between you and your therapists, knowing they will only use the best ´Bionome´treatments and products. 
  •  Social benefit - sense of community to which one belongs with a sense of value (VIP status). Our Salons and Spas are doing the right thing by purchasing the right deals for us (you).   Create the right environment for satisfaction and fantasy experiences.
  • Abstract benefit - achieving our dreams and expected outcomes, a sense of  accomplishment, and most importantly giving us the results that we are looking and hoping for. 


Michelle Walter

National Sales and Marketing ManagerSouth Africa

Tel: + 27 11 262 5003       Mobile: + 27 72 346 2291







21 April 2011

Are you BIONOME!

Bionome greetings,


having just placed the Dr Baumann Bionome promotion for next week: Bionome Week 25 - 30 April 2011 , i thought that i should clarify the meaning of Bionome as it is something unique and more than mere natural or organic.

i suppose i should start by looking at what is natural and what is organic exactly, as so many of the south african magazines (longevity, intelligent health, natural medicine, psychologies, and so on) are publishing articles about natural, organic and green. 

*natural* means that ingredients are derived and produced by nature this means it is not artificial as it is found in plants or elements from the earth, however a product labeled as ´natural´may still contain 

  • pesticides
  • herbicides
  • toxic heavy metals
  • trace amounts of PCBs
  • toxic fluoride
  • hidden MSG
  • high-temperature cooking byproducts
  • synthetic chemical vitamins
  • other non-natural substances


this is due to the fact that these natural items may come into contact with chemicals and other growth inducing elements. only a small percentage of natural ingredients needs to be present for the claim to be ´natural´. now i do not know if you are anything like me, but i want all natural without the side effects state above. 

while *organic* means that during the growth process it remains free of chemical or artificial pesticides and artificial growth hormone stimulants, fertilizers, antibiotics, additives derived from chemicals, so it is vital that you check the ´source´ of the item or ingredient to be sure that no chemicals have been introduced during the life span of the item or product. see

and no it is not enough for products to contain anything less than 100% organic or naturally derived and yes i am well aware that sometimes natural can be harmful so what then is the solution. the ingredients must be made in laboratories that are then identical to the skins natural structure or composition if it is to be added into products. 

how can we be clear if it is in reality a true natural or organic product, well there are organizations such as:


these association logos are increasing being put on products that are being imported into south africa, but what about locally? well we have a few organizations to name but a few: (Africa's Farms Certified Organic) and (bio Dynamic certification authority- which is not ready yet as they will get back to you on the certification requirements?), now is it really organic and is it trustworthy?

to be totally and absolutely honest, i much prefer the Bionome standards, criteria and principles found in all Dr Baumann product lines. that is why i joined Dr Baumnn in the first place as my values are their values and their values are my values, what an amazing fit and that i am so honored to be part of this Bionome company: Dr Baumann. 

at Dr Baumann we consider ourselves to be more than natural and more than organic as we guarantee skin compatible and skinIdentical ingredients that are safe and healthy for the skin as we work closely with the *blue list* (drawn up by scientist, dermatologists, etc) of ingredients considered safe and healthy in cosmetics. over and above this we are also Bionome.

so what is Bionome you wonder... it is more than natural, more than organic it is ...

“Bionomy” is the science of the laws of life. These laws are the basis of the development and production of the Dr Baumann skincare products. This means that we must take into account the metabolic processes in the human body and skin, as well as concern ourselves with environmental aspects.  

Bionome logo

Bionome principles                                            Bionome Standards                           Bionome Criteria

  • NO chemicals,                                       - Tolerance                                   - skin friendly vitamins
  • No mineral oils,                                      - effectiveness                             - pure plant oils
  • No preservatives,                                  - balance                                      - skin-endemic active
  • No colorants or  fragrances,                 - harmony with skin                                        ingredients
  • No parabens                                           & environment                             - Highly effective Multi- 
  • Free of animal derivative ingredients    - skin compatibility                          Lamellar liposomes  
  • No useless outer packaging                - skin identical products               - plus all bionome 
  • Receive instead safe and healthy                                                                        standards


we have to meet all these criteria in all that we do and create. this means that, this crucial criteria for what is known as dermatological-based skincare ensures that focus in its entirety is on compatibility; Effectiveness and  has Ethical commitment to animal and environmental protection


in reality we are the only company that has skin identical ingredients thus we can treat skin with skin 

the rest of our ingredients in the beaucaire, bionome spa, Dr Baumann and make up lines are all skin compatible ingredients therefor we have no allergies or problems.  


however we are cautious when starting new consumers on the Dr Baumann lines as we have to overcome what has been used on the skin in the past, and do inform consumers they may have a 2-10 day period where the skin is adjusting to safe, healthy and compatible or skinidentical ingredients to let the skin focus on its own functions and not in overcoming hurdles from unsafe or unhealthy ingredients. the result as you will find is remarkable,  so no i do not always rely and trust logo´s and what they should be representing i trust Bionome! 

How about You, are you Bionome!

for more, please read one of my previous blogs (march 17, 2011) on passionate plea to be earth aware at under *blog  and remember Earth day 2011, which is tomorrow 22 April, make everyday earth day and leave a living legacy of a healthy earth for all.

how fitting is earth day to falls on good friday this year as this is when we really and truly received life. so live and be earth aware!


blessings and happy bionome greetings 

Michelle Walter

National Sales and Marketing ManagerSouth Africa

Tel: + 27 11 262 5003       Mobile: + 27 72 346 2291



13 April 2011

The effects of allergies and why they are on the rise globally.

we all want perfect skin that is in balance and one which radiates good health. what happens when things are out of balance and why is it that it remains in a state of inbalance for longer. we see the rise of allergies at an alarming rate which is a world wide epidemic. why is this and what can we do to change these circumstances. after doing much research i have come to the conclusion we are at fault. as we demand quicker easier lifestyles we tend to open ourselves up to more sensitization of our bodies and lifestyles. just think of all the products we use daily, what do they contain and how does it affect us directly. now i know each manufacturer or brand if you will states they are safe, yet we do not just use their product alone, it becomes accumulative with everything we touch, apply or ingest not to mention come into brief contact with, is it a wonder that allergies are on the increase.

Have you ever experienced bouts of sneezing while walking through a field, garden or just on hot summer days, rash on the skin when you ate that fish or vomiting when you consumed eggs? If the answer is yes, then you are suffering from Allergy. In other words an allergy is known as Hypersensitivity or hypersensitive reaction.

i know as an asthma sufferer all my life that allergies are truly irritating and frustrating, and may even effect ones health so here is a closer look at what allergies are. 

so what actually is an allergy.

 the term allergy describes a bad reaction that the body develops to substances we place on the skin or into the body as well as elements from the environment. most substances are not harmful and do not have any effect on people unless the substance is subject to a reaction developed as a danger to the body.  these substances trigger a reaction called an allergen, 

When Histamine is released

Mast cells release histamine when an allergen is encountered. The histamine response can produce sneezing, itching, hives and watery eyes.

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Antigens are large molecules (usually proteins) on the surface of cells, viruses, fungi, bacteria, and some non-living substances such as toxins, chemicals, drugs, and foreign particles. The immune system recognizes antigens and produces antibodies that destroy substances containing antigens.


environmental - dust, pollen, pets, mould. 

food allergens -  nuts, fruits, shellfish 

Lesser known allergens - latex and cosmetics.

allergic disorders - asthma, eczema, hay fever

 An allergy develops when the body’s immune system reacts to an allergen as though it is a threat, like an infection. It produces antibodies to fight off the allergen, in a reaction called the immune response. 

The next time a person comes into contact with the allergen, the body "remembers" the previous exposure and produces more of the antibodies. This causes the release of chemicals in the body that lead to an allergic reaction


sneezing, wheezing, coughing,  running nose, sinus pain, itching - eyes, lips, throught and palate, skin, redness, skin rashes - hives nettle rash type appearance, swelling, shortness of breath, sickness, vimiting, diarrhoea and sensitization

Sensitization is the process where by the immune system goes through in order to recognize and memorize an allergen and then make antibodies against it.

The time taken to become sensitized to an allergen varies from days to years. Some people stop in the sensitization phase, experiencing symptoms but never fully developing an allergy, whereas others have a manifestation of a reaction given by the body´s immune system against the allergen which leads to injury within the body.

 Read more at Suite101: Allergy - What It Is: The Causes and Effects of an Allergic Response

allergies and cosmetics

 Certain ingredients used in cosmetics, such as fragrances and preservatives, can act as antigens, substances that trigger an allergic reaction.

there are two reactions that might happen  when we come into contact with  cosmetics: irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis.

Terms we need to understand 

Contact dermatitis - a condition marked by areas of inflammation (redness, itching and swelling) that form after a substance comes into contact with your skin.

Irritant contact dermatitis: This is more common than allergic contact dermatitis and can occur in anyone. It develops when an irritating or harsh substance actually damages the skin. Irritant contact dermatitis usually begins as patches of itchy, scaly skin or a red rash, but can develop into blisters that ooze, especially if the skin is further irritated from scratching.The face, lips, eyes, ears, and neck are the most common sites for cosmetic allergies, although reactions may appear anywhere on the body.

Preservatives and fragrances are often named as the no.1 allergy triggers in the industry. 

Unscented or fragrance free - products labeled "unscented" or "fragrance free" may still contain small amounts of fragrances needed to cover the odor of other chemical ingredients. "Natural" generally means that the product includes ingredients extracted from plants or animal products rather than ingredients produced chemically.

Your skin might get a little red and sore at first. But then the problem could get a lot worse. You need to be careful about the products you use on your skin.

Alcohol Free: The product does not contain ethyl alcohol. The product may contain other alcohols.Fragrance Free: The product has no odor. But fragrances may be used to hide the smell of chemicals.

Natural: The product is made from plants or animals. There is no proof that natural products are better for the skin than other products.

 "hypoallergenic," - there are no regulations or standards for the use of this term. "Hypoallergenic" suggests that a product is less likely than another, similar product to cause an allergic reaction, but manufacturers are not required to prove this claim. 

Noncomodogenic: The product does not contain anything that can clog pores and lead to acne.

Cruelty Free: "Cruelty free" claims no animals were hurt in making this product. But most products have been tested on animals at some point. Look for "no new animal testing."

Shelf Life (Expiration Date): These dates are only a rule of thumb. Products must be stored and handled the right way. If not, they may expire long before the date shown.

Are labels important?
Absolutely!  Why. A label tells you:

  • what's in the jar
  • how to use the product safel.
  • if a product that claims to work better is any different from others.

Reasons for allergies on the rise globally are as follows

Global warming
The rise in carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and warming global temperatures could also be contributing to the allergy increase.

antibacterial products make us too clean 

we are just too dirty - all the smog and pollution in the air 

the mystery remains as it could be one or a combination of all of the triggers off the allergens. 

so next time you put something into your body or apply it onto your body think about is the item or foodstuffs, products, and so on safe and healthy for my body or will it create an allergy now or in the future. so if you are applying products be it grooming or cosmetic make sure they are Bionome!

that is free of:

  • chemical presevatives - parabens
  • chemical dyes - colorants
  • chemical sunscreens - omc
  • fragrances
  • oxygen
  • mineral oils
  • and no useless packaging to harm the environment and animals alike

so start today and become aware of why allergies are on the rise dramatically and what we need to do to slow it down.


here are a few sources that you may find interesting to read:

webMD - cosmetic allergies, pubmed health

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so till next time many bionome greetings


Michelle Walter

Dr Baumann South Africa

sales and marketing manager

Tel: + 27 11 262 5003       Mobile: + 27 72 346 2291





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