Frequently asked questions
QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS
Does TAUTROPFEN make genuinely natural cosmetics?
Yes. While “natural cosmetics” and “natural ingredients” are advertised by many providers on the market, these terms are often misleading. You can only be sure that natural cosmetics are genuine if they are certified. During the certification process, stringent controls are carried out by independent institutes to make sure the raw materials and production methods meet the strict requirements. If natural cosmetics don’t have the necessary certification, they aren’t allowed to be sold at health food shops and organic shops such as Alnatura and Denn’s. If you want to make sure that skincare products are genuinely natural cosmetics, you should always check the packaging for certifications and seals.
What certification does TAUTROPFEN have?
TAUTROPFEN is certified by the International Cosmetic and Device Association for small and medium-sized enterprises (ICADA). The ICADA team is directed by the person who established the first global standard for organic and natural cosmetics. More information can be found on the ICADA website (www.icada.eu).
Where does TAUTROPFEN source the raw materials for its products?
The 100% natural face and body care products from TAUTROPFEN are made using only the finest raw materials from the world of plants, containing high-quality, natural ingredients that are ideally sourced from wild collections or controlled, organic agriculture and Demeter-certified farms. Our main priority is to ensure the purity and effectiveness of our natural skincare products, which are also free from parabens, PEG, silicones, microplastics, mineral oil and synthetic fragrances. TAUTROPFEN also supports various sustainability projects around the world.
Are TAUTROPFEN products vegan?
Most TAUTROPFEN products are vegan. Our vegan products are labelled accordingly. Some TAUTROPFEN products are not vegan. This is the case when beeswax or honey are used as ingredients.
Are TAUTROPFEN products tested on animals?
Absolutely not! All TAUTROPFEN products are made in Germany. Animal testing for cosmetics has been strictly prohibited in the EU since 2004. Ever since TAUTROPFEN was founded in 1980, however, the company has opted against animal testing – so before animal testing was voluntarily abolished within the German cosmetics industry and well before animal testing was subsequently banned in the EU. This won’t change in the future either.
How long do TAUTROPFEN products keep once opened?
Each product contains a small symbol of a glass with a number inside. This indicates how many months the product is safe to use once opened.
How should I store my TAUTROPFEN products?
TAUTROPFEN products are formulated in such a way that they can be stored at room temperature. It is generally advisable to store skincare products in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
Where can I buy TAUTROPFEN products?
TAUTROPFEN products are available in organic supermarkets, health food shops and selected drugstores (e.g. Müller). They can also be ordered through our online shop. You can use our practical store finder to find a retail partner in your area.
Why should I switch to natural cosmetics?
There are many reasons to switch from conventional to natural cosmetics. On the one hand, there are several benefits for your skin, because certified natural cosmetics contain 100% natural ingredients – the use of silicones and parabens (plastics and preservatives) is forbidden. Although mineral oil is often used in conventional cosmetics, it’s suspected of being a carcinogen and is equally forbidden. As no artificial fragrances or colourants are used in natural cosmetics, it’s also a sensible choice for people with allergies. What’s more, natural cosmetics contain a higher percentage of organic ingredients. The rich, precious plant-based oils in natural cosmetics nourish and regenerate the skin to restore its natural balance.
On the other hand, natural cosmetic products are better for the environment, because environmentally friendly packaging is used much more often. The production process is sustainable and the working conditions are fair. It’s also important to note that animal testing is prohibited. All certified natural cosmetics are also free from microplastics, which are a major cause of water pollution.
QUESTIONS ABOUT SKIN TYPE
How do I find out my skin type?
We’ve developed a tool to analyse your skin type. We ask various questions about the condition of your skin and, based on the results, we can recommend the best range of products for you. You can analyse your skin type here. If you would rather get some personal advice, we recommend using our store finder/a> to find a retail partner in your area.
I have skin problems (e.g. pigmentation disorder, acne, rosacea, neurodermatitis, allergies) – what would you recommend?
If you have a skin disease, we would advise you to first consult a doctor or dermatologist to discuss suitable products and treatments. TAUTROPFEN products are generally suitable for sensitive and delicate skin.
I have very sensitive skin – what range would you recommend?
For sensitive and easily irritated skin, we recommend the “Rose Soothing Solutions” range. The ingredients in the gentle formula can have a soothing effect on the skin.
I have very dry skin – what range would you recommend?
For dry or moderately dry skin, we recommend either “Sanddorn Nourishing Solutions” or “Hyaluron Pro Youth Solutions”. Both ranges are moisturising. The Sanddorn range is also rich and uplifting. The hyaluronan range has an additional soothing effect on the skin.
I have combination skin – what range would you recommend?
We would recommend a skincare routine consisting of “Algae Balance Solutions” in combination with “Hyaluron Pro Youth Solutions”. The algae range is free from oils and gives the skin the balance it needs, while the hyaluron range moisturises and soothes the skin.
When should I start using the hyaluron range?
We recommend using the hyaluron range when you reach the age of 25 to proactively combat the first signs of ageing.
When should I start using the amaranth range?
We would generally recommend using the amaranth range when you turn 30, but you also have to consider your lifestyle and the condition of your skin. If you spend a lot of time travelling or flying, for example, your skin will be exposed to lots of environmental factors and dry air. If this is the case, we would recommend using the amaranth range before you turn 30.
QUESTIONS ABOUT GENERAL SKINCARE
Should I follow a special skincare routine at night?
In principle, all TAUTROPFEN products can be used both day and night. However, you should always consider your skin type. We recommend using our tool to find out your skin type.
Why do you recommend using an eye cream?
The skin around the eyes is thinner and drier than other areas. A good eye cream targets exactly the right areas, leaving them nice and moisturised. By gently patting around the eyes, you can make sure the cream is properly absorbed and help prevent bags and puffiness.
Is a serum enough for my skin?
As serums don’t usually contain lipid-replenishing substances, they shouldn’t be used as a substitute for creams – unless you have very oily skin. A serum is the basis for a good skincare routine, helping other care products unleash their true potential. TAUTROPFEN products are even more effective when used in combination!
The consistency of the face creams is too thick for my liking – is there an alternative?
The face creams in almost all our series are also available as emulsions. An emulsion is just as rich as a cream, but its consistency is smoother and lighter.
Can I combine TAUTROPFEN ranges?
Absolutely! But if you have sensitive, delicate or dry skin, it’s important that you follow the right skincare routine.
Is there a special skincare range for men?
The hyaluron, sanddorn and algae ranges are suitable for both men and women.