The natural care concept from cobicos
100% purely natural products - nature's luxury
cobicos focuses on high-quality serums and a small range of multifunctional high-end products.
When developing the products, Birgit Corall completely dispenses with synthetic substances and artificial preservatives. All cobicos products are BDIH or BDIH COSMOS certified. Products may not be tested on animals.
All products are 100% free of
• mineral oils
The majority of our products are manufactured in an owner-managed company near Munich. The company meets all guidelines to be allowed to produce certified natural cosmetics. My raw materials and packaging are also stored there. The two cleaning products are produced in a family business with organic certification in Austria, near Innsbruck.
Natural cosmetics with immediate effect
"I founded cobicos back then because many of our beauticians and end customers kept asking about natural products with an immediate effect ."
Birgit Corall was quickly faced with the problem that the usual ingredients for the effect in natural cosmetics are forbidden. The solution then was to drastically increase the drug concentration.
cobicos also uses other active ingredients such as hibiscus extract or Smithsonite crystal according to the principle: "as much as possible" . Birgit Corall is always on the lookout for new active ingredients such as Akoobo from an African root or recycled totarol from the New Zealand giant, the totara tree.
Upcycle - Recycle - Recircle
Whether it's newspaper pencils as a souvenir or the reuse of boxes and bubble wrap from the neighboring grocery stores and heating installers to ship the product: Birgit Corall loves and lives sustainability .
In order to use fewer resources , she simply fills her products in larger quantities. Instead of 30 ml day cream, cobicos products are then available in a 50 ml version: "The larger the product, the less surface area and the longer it takes until I need new packaging."
But it is not just the size that matters to the hearty founder: "When I develop a deodorant, I also want the roller to work properly and that there is nothing left in the dispenser that I cannot use!"
Environmentally friendly - sustainable - reduction of plastic
When it comes to cosmetics, however, the packaging has to do an incredible amount more: it has to be hygienic, stable, leak-proof and ideally also light and pretty.
The packaging of our products is therefore made of either recycled/recyclable plastic, glass or ocean waste plastic - with the new airless dispensers of the Sunny Day, Perfect Day and the Luxury Night Cream it is 50 percent.
OWP—Ocean Waste Plastic
OWP is collected from the sea and rivers by fishermen in Indonesia. The plastic waste is sorted, cleaned, granulated and used to manufacture new plastic items. With our order of 5,000 OWP plastic dispensers, 128 kg of plastic are collected. This corresponds, for example: 128,000 pieces of straw or 5,800 x 500 ml drinking bottles for water. In this way, Birgit Corall supports the reduction of global plastic waste.
The OWP dispensers are from cobicos
• without plasticizers
• no microplastics
It is becoming increasingly common to hear that sea creatures are dying because they eat plastic floating in the sea and are starving as a result. But that's not all: via the food chain, the microplastics will end up on our plates at some point. By using OWP, cobicos makes a meaningful contribution to environmental protection .
Labels awarded the 2019 environmental prize
But that's not all: the icing on the cake of the nature-loving brand are the new labels, which have been awarded the 2019 environmental prize.
They consist of 100% post-consumer waste and post-industrial waste!
The products from cobicos not only protect the skin, but also the environment.
Since 2017, Braille for the severely visually impaired has also been integrated on all product labels.