What does the order of the ingredients in the INCI list say?
  • The International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) is an international guideline for the correct declaration of ingredients in cosmetics. The ingredients are listed by weight in descending order. This applies to all ingredients that each make up more than 1% of the content. Ingredients that are less than 1% do not need to be listed in that order.

  • The order in which they are listed can give the misleading impression that one ingredient has a particularly high proportion and another only a very small effect on the respective product. In fact, that is not the case at all!
  • Even a main active ingredient does not have to be at the top of the INCI list, as some active ingredients are so efficient and concentrated that they achieve the greatest possible effect even in small doses. A higher proportion would then not improve the effectiveness of the formulation, and in some cases would even make it worse.
  • Also, just because an ingredient is listed first doesn't automatically mean that that ingredient is in a disproportionate amount in the product. On the one hand, the gradations are in grams. On the other hand, for example, the ingredients of plant origin together can make up a higher proportion than an ingredient that is mentioned first, such as water.

So it's not about cheap ingredients that are simply sold at high prices, but really a high-quality product with sustainable and high-quality ingredients.

Why are there no product samples?
  • There are two main reasons for this: Firstly, we are a small family business. Samples are very expensive to produce, so unfortunately it doesn't pay off for us. In addition, 85% of the samples are simply thrown away. Since sustainability is very important to us, we do not want to produce additional packaging waste. When we last visited the trade fair, however, we asked about biodegradable samples of packaging. Maybe that would be a compromise.
What makes the packaging (the airless dispenser) so special?
  • From the beginning it was important to us that we work fairly, sustainably and with the highest quality. When developing the cream, we used only the best quality ingredients. That's why our high-quality cream also deserves this high-quality airless dispenser.

  • Here are the advantages in detail:
  • It protects the cream from external influences such as light and air. There is no oxidation, so no germs can multiply, as with other pump dispensers. The cream has a long shelf life even without artificial additives.
  • It is leak-proof and guarantees an extremely high residual emptying rate of 98.9%.
  • The dispenser contains no propellant gas and works completely under vacuum. This makes 360° use possible.
Does Sequoia Skin test on animals or are its ingredients tested on animals?

Animal testing for cosmetics and care products is banned in Germany: in 2004 animal testing for cosmetic products was banned throughout the EU and in 2009 also for ingredients in cosmetics. Since March 2009, it has even been banned in the EU to sell cosmetic products that have been tested on animals.

However, even outside of the law, we would never make a product that is tested on animals.

Is Sequoia Skin vegan?

Yes! Vegan cosmetics are free from animal extracts from dead animals (such as carmine) and products of animal origin, such as beeswax or honey. 

Vegan also means that the cleaning agents used to clean the production machines before a new product is made are also vegan. 

Does Sequoia Skin use parabens in its products?

We made a conscious decision not to use parabens in our product formulations. Parabens have long served as preservatives in cosmetics, but have come under fire in recent years for being hormonally active.

Does Sequoia Skin use mineral oil in its products?

We made a conscious decision not to use parabens in our product formulations. Parabens have long served as preservatives in cosmetics, but have come under fire in recent years for being hormonally active.

Do Sequoia Skin products contain microplastics?

Carbomer as an ingredient in creams and medical gels is not considered microplastic and is well tolerated. Preparations for the treatment of eye diseases in particular benefit from the positive properties of carbomer.

Do the Sequoia Skin day creams contain a sun protection factor?

Our Lux Day day cream contains a small amount of the natural UVA and UVB filter titanium dioxide. Especially in natural cosmetics, this is used as a light protection filter, as it is of mineral origin and therefore not chemical. It is one of the most important ingredients in cosmetics for people with sensitive skin. The reason for this is very simple: titanium dioxide is inert. This means that it does not react with other ingredients and can therefore be used in products that are used on sensitive parts of the body, such as around the eyes or mouth, with a significantly reduced risk of allergic reactions.

Are sequoia trees being felled for Sequoia Skin?

No! We only take what the tree gives us voluntarily. Fallen bark and cones.

How long-lasting are Sequoia Skin products?

Our products are very productive. Normally, one stroke from the airless dispenser is sufficient for one application. If you use a day and a night cream, the application time is about 4 months.

Can I also use a night cream during the day?

Of course, you can also use the night cream during the day. This makes sense for very dry skin or for those who like it a little richer. But be careful: The night cream does not contain any titanium dioxide (natural UVA and UVB filter). That's why it's important to apply sunscreen.

Can't find what you're looking for?

Send us an email to tell us what's up and someone from our Customer Service team will get back to you as soon as possible. Be sure to include your order number (if you have one).

Please email us at tanja.kindler@sequoia-skin.com

Other inquiries? Let's chat.