Skin care to protect against cold and sunburn

When the temperature drops, our skin needs a lot of support.  The same goes for sun protection – which we can provide by taking good care of it, for example by using skin and body care products with the Allergy Seal of Quality. In winter, both the air inside and outside is particularly dry, and this deprives the skin of moisture.  Although it is cold, the sun is strong and when there is snow on the ground, the sun's rays are reflected and the amount of radiation that hits the skin increases. So choose the right sunscreen for winter sports too.

Our skin is never more stressed than during the cold season Our blood circulation is worse, and, on top of that, our skin winds down its "self-protection programme" – that is, the production of fat – just during the cold time of year, of all seasons. Our sebaceous glands practically stop working from a temperature of just eight degrees. The skin, which is the largest organ in the body, then quite literally gets irritated in response, quickly becoming dry, red and flaky. All skin types need a higher oil content in winter. It is advisable to pay attention to ingredients that are tolerated well. You can do this, for example, with certified products for skin and body care which do not contain any of the 26 allergy-causing compounds, and which usually refrain from using fragrances and dyes. The criteria for the certification of cosmetics as well as a list of ingredients that are permitted only to a limited extent, can be found here.



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Well protected on the sunny side

As good as the sun is for our souls, its rays get under our skin. You can only protect yourself from sunburn if you apply enough sunscreen. If you also have sensitive skin, prone to allergies, it is best to use products with the Allergy Seal of Quality, without perfume, fragrances and without the 26 allergenic compounds. Learn more

A new ice age

A summer without ice cream? Unthinkable! Even if you have a milk allergy or lactose intolerance, there's no need to give up ice cream. From creamy chocolate to exotic mango-passion fruit, there are plenty of lactose-and milk-free ice creams with teh Allergy Seal of Quality to choose from. Let yourself be tempted and discover your new favourites. Treat yourself to the carefree pleasure of ice cream this summer!

Are all cosmetics with the Allergy Seal of Quality fragrance-free?

Products certified with the Allergy Seal of Quality do not necessarily have to be fragrance-free. The claim "without perfume/without fragrances" is not tested as standard, in contrary to the 26 allergenic compounds. There are also certified cosmetics that are also fragrance-free. If this claim is on the packaging of the product, it has also been tested by us. Download the criteria for the certification of cosmetics.