Brand Impression: i+m naturkosmetik

i+m naturkosmetik berlin

 

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  • Website: http://www.iumn.de/en/
  • Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/imnaturkosmetik/
  • The company’s been founded in 1978 by Inge Stamm and her friend and colleague Monika Berg, thus giving it the name i + m (which outlasted Monika’s leaving after 9 years). As a delivery nurse, trained as a chemist, Inge started questioning the cosmetics use with new-borns. She noticed how the standard baby creams would leave the babies’ skin irritated, so she started making small portions of a natural formula she developed herself. By request, she created more and more products beyond baby diaper cream. The subsequent success of the mild, effective, and affordable care products has let i + m Naturkosmetik constantly grow over the years. The former two-women-show in a kitchen is today a modern company with a high-tech lab in Berlin, a manufacturing plant in nearby Brandenburg, and distribution set in seven countries, including Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Ukraine and Japan.

    (Nath Fedorova, Source)

So far I have only tried their Berlin line and I do quite like it. I like the rather herb-rich smell to it, though I could imagine that not everyone will be too keen on it. It is quite common with natural products though due to their ingredients and I personally don’t mind at all. Talking about ingredients, I had a look at the German website Codecheck, which gives you some indications how safe the ingredients are and all three products were having very good ratings. The hand cream is nice but not as moisturising as I personally would like it. I do have rather dry hands though and need a lotion that sinks in quickly and is very hydrating. That being said it is still a good hand cream. The body lotion is a bit on the thicker side and, I know I am repeating myself, I personally like very light lotions that are absorbed super quickly. The body lotion does need a bit of work to be spread evenly and to sink in, but is very moisturising. I have no complaints about the shower gel at all.

Overall, i+m naturkosmetik is on the pricier end and as far as I know not available in the UK, you can order from their website however. I am tempted to try other products by the brand to see if they suit my needs better, because I am certainly a fan of their concept and ingredients.

More information:

Ingredients:

Bodylotion [Codecheck]:  AQUA, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT* (Aloe vera*), OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL* (Olive*), GLYCINE SOJA OIL*, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE (plant wax), SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL* (Jojoba*), GLYCERIN* (plant-based*), CETYL ALCOHOL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER* (Shea Butter*), ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL* (Argan*), HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL (Olive wax), XANTHAN GUM, DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA ROOT EXTRACT* (Carottes*), STEARYL ALCOHOL, TOCOPHEROL (Vitamin E), PARFUM**, ISOAMYL LAURATE, SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE, ALCOHOL DENAT.*, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT* (Calendula*), ECHINACEA PURPUREA EXTRACT* (Coneflower*), ARNICA MONTANA EXTRACT* (Arnica*), ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT* (*Milfoil), SODIUM PHYTATE, CITRIC ACID, CITRAL**, LIMONENE**, LINALOOL**

Shower gel [Codecheck]:

AQUA, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, CAPRYLYL/CAPRYL GLUCOSIDE, LAURYL GLUCOSIDE, COCO-GLUCOSIDE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER* (Shea Butter*), ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL* (Argan*), GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, XANTHAN GUM, OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL* (Olive*), DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA ROOT EXTRACT* (Karotte*), GLYCERIN* (pflanzlich*), PCA GLYCERYL OLEATE, SQUALANE (aus Olivenöl), ALCOHOL DENAT.*, TOCOPHEROL (Vitamin E), ECHINACEA PURPUREA EXTRACT* (Echinacea*), CITRIC ACID (Zitronensäure), PARFUM**, SODIUM PHYTATE, CITRAL**, LIMONENE**, LINALOOL**

Handcream [Codecheck]:

AQUA, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT* (Aloe vera*), OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL* (Olive*), GLYCINE SOJA OIL*, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE (plant wax), SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL* (Jojoba*), GLYCERIN* (pflanzlich*), CETYL ALCOHOL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER* (Shea Butter*), ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL* (Argan*), HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL (Olivenwachs), XANTHAN GUM, DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA ROOT EXTRACT* (Karotte*), STEARYL ALCOHOL, TOCOPHEROL (Vitamin E), PARFUM**, ISOAMYL LAURATE, SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE, ALCOHOL DENAT.*, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT* (Ringelblume*), ECHINACEA PURPUREA EXTRACT* (Sonnenhut*), ARNICA MONTANA EXTRACT* (Arnika*), ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT* (*Schafgarbe), SODIUM PHYTATE, CITRIC ACID, CITRAL**, LIMONENE**, LINALOOL**

(*) product of organic agriculture
(**) component of natural essential oils

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