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Norz Liquid Body Cleanser "Burnt Pine" and "Cardamom

Posted on October 12 2020

Two new bathroom accessories that do so much more than just clean the body. The tart and the warm sister wrap me in a wonderful scent, so I promptly want to extend my shower a little bit longer. Moreover, the Bodycleanser are full of useful and caring ingredients. They clean on a vegetable basis with sugar surfactants from coconut as well as the multi-talent activated carbon powder and care with various high-quality oils from almond, sesame and cardamom. They will not disappear from my shower.

Norz - a family history

Hannah Bednorz is the founder of Norz. Her great-grandfather had already produced and distributed cosmetics. In reference to and appreciation of this prehistory, the name "Norz" was created as part of the family name.

The company's self-declared aim is to create uncompromising natural cosmetics consisting of only a few carefully selected ingredients. In order to avoid "excessive marketing and a non-transparent distribution network", the products are only available directly from the manufacturer.

What I also particularly like is that the products are packed in stylish glass bottles and are produced and filled in Germany. Which company still does this today against the background of simplified logistics and an easily achievable cost reduction through globalization. Here it pays off that the company does without the marketing and distribution costs and therefore - in monetary terms - has the air to support and use a domestic economy.

Best natural raw materials

Hannah Bednorz is the founder of Norz. Her great-grandfather had already produced and distributed cosmetics. In reference to and appreciation of this prehistory, the name "Norz" was created as part of the family name.

The company's self-declared aim is to create uncompromising natural cosmetics consisting of only a few carefully selected ingredients. In order to avoid "excessive marketing and a non-transparent distribution network", the products are only available directly from the manufacturer.

What I particularly like is that the products are produced and bottled in Germany. Which company still does this today against the background of simplified logistics and an easily achievable cost reduction due to globalization. Here it pays off that the company does without marketing and distribution costs and therefore - in monetary terms - has the air to support and use a domestic economy.

Scent experience and care in one

One cleans with activated charcoal and cares for my skin with sunflower, almond and sesame oil, the other cares for my skin with sugar surfactants from coconut, rose water and especially cardamom oil. I'll let that work for now...

Both do incredibly well and not only something for my senses but also for the health of my skin. The Bodycleanser are of rather liquid consistency. This takes some getting used to, but leads to the fact that emulsifiers are not used. This also fulfils the promise to create products "from only a few carefully selected ingredients". I think it's really good, and honestly I wouldn't have thought that the shower care market still had a need for news - wrong thought.

My personal highlight is the Burnt Pine Cleanser. Although I also found the colour (green-grey) a bit unusual at first, the fragrance caught me from the first moment on. I love this woody-fresh note, which immediately affects my senses and says "Relax, come down". Really great. However, many of the ladies to whom I introduced both cleaners for a trial-smell were more taken with the cardamom variant. Tastes are different and it shows: you should try both to discover your personal favourite.

Conclusion: Both cleaners convince me all along the line. Design, scent, ingredients, everything is great. Only the very fluid consistency takes some getting used to because the cleaner spreads very quickly. I pump several times because I can't get enough of the scent. As a hand cleanser, the products are far too good for me because I can't really enjoy the scent. That is why they are only used in the shower. Let's hope that Norz will quickly expand the product family and bring the next great products onto the market.

CONTENTS MATERIALS

Ingregients Cardamom Burnt Pine Effect/purpose
Aqua Water Water
Coco-glucosides Sugar Surfactants Mild, washing-active substance/surfactant, also suitable for sensitive skin
Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil Sunflower oil Light, mildly caring oil, due to the tocopherol content it has an anti-inflammatory effect, promotes the skin's ability to absorb and counteracts the oxidation of skin lipids. (see Olionatura.de) Due to its high content of linoleic acid and vitamin E (tocopherol) it is said to help in wound healing, to have an antibacterial effect and to help the skin regenerate. (see utopia.de)
Glycerine Glycerine, sugar alcohol Glycerol is a polyvalent alcohol and a natural component of fats and oils and of human metabolism, but is also often produced synthetically. The glycerol which is mostly available as 86% aqueous solution has a disinfecting effect and is one of the oldest skin moisturizers. Pure glycerol irritates the skin, even an addition of more than 30 % dries the skin out as glycerol is water-attracting like all polyalcohols and in dry ambient air it extracts moisture from the skin. (Cf. Glauninger, Angelika. cosmetics: ingredients and recipes)
Magnesium Aluminium Silicates Silicic acid Silicic acid Thickening agent, stabilizing agent
Salvia Lavandulaefolia Leaf Oil Sage oil Sage contains essential oils like camphor, cineol and thujone as well as the triterpene (lipid) urolic acid. The latter has proven to be particularly valuable in the diet, as it counteracts muscle wasting, is said to help reduce body fat and lower blood sugar levels.
Xanthan Gum xanthan gum xanthan gum Xanthan gum (E 415) is a high molecular weight additive produced by bacteria or, in other words, a vegan fermentation product based on natural microorganisms. It is obtained from sugar-containing substrates with the aid of xanthomonas bacteria and is used, among other things, as a thickening and gelling agent.
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil Almond oil Very well tolerated, even by sensitive skin, low content of saturated fatty acids, non-comedogenic, penetrates very deeply into the stratum corneum, i.e. the horny layer of the skin, where it is distributed in the intercellular spaces between the horny cells. Due to its specific kinken structure of the oleic acid which shows to be very flexible and space-filling and allows an easy passage through the barrier layer of the cornea, almond oil is considered an excellent booster for active agents. (see Heike Käser "Natural cosmetic active agents")
Charcoal Powder Powdered activated carbon Removes toxins from the skin, draws talc from the pores, has an antibacterial effect, absorbs dirt particles up to 200 times its own weight. Activated carbon consists mainly of wood, peat, brown coal, black coal, fruit stones such as olive stones and other carbonaceous materials that are burned in a vacuum. (see kosmetik-transparent.at)
Panthenol Dexpanthenol Dexpanthenol A relevant component of coenzyme A and thus involved in regenerative metabolic processes of the skin, its effect only develops when it is converted into pantothenic acid. Then it has a moisture-binding, anti-inflammatory, regenerating and wound healing effect. It has been proven to strengthen the barrier function of the skin and promotes the formation of new cells. That is why it is also used for skin injuries and sunburn. Blood circulation is reduced, skin redness subsides and itching is also reduced. (Cf. Heike Käser, "Natural cosmetic raw materials")
Elettaria Cardamomum Oil Cardamom oil antiseptic, antibacterial, fungicidal and antiviral effect
Sodium Benzoate Sodium benzoate, sodium salt of benzoic acid Sodium benzoate, sodium salt of benzoic acid Preservative, inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi; in nature benzoic acid is found in various fruits, honey and dairy products (see Heike Käser, Naturkosmetische Rohstoffe)
Sesame Indicum Seed Oil Sesame Oil Nourishing, protects the skin barrier (ATTENTION, can be allergenic, cross-reactions with certain nuts or soya)
Disodium cocoyl glutamate Disodium cocoyl glutamate Disodium cocoyl glutamate Preservative, inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi; in nature benzoic acid is found in various fruits, honey and dairy products (see Heike Käser, Naturkosmetische Rohstoffe)
glyceryl oleate glyceryl oleate Glycerol ester, emulsifier of vegetable origin, it is a mixture of glycerol and an oleic acid, usually obtained from palm or coconut oil, has the typical properties of glycerol, i.e. skin caring, moisture-binding etc.
Abies Sibirica (Needle) Oil Oil from the needles and branches of the Siberian fir Essential oil, fragrance
Potassium Sorbates Potassium sorbate, potassium salt of sorbic acid Potassium sorbate, potassium salt of sorbic acid Preservative, occurs for example in the fruit of the rowan tree (see creamsofthestoneage.com)
Rosa Damascena Flower Water Hydrolate of the Damascena Rose Distillate from the blossoms of the Damascene Rose, skin caring and fragrant (see cosmeticanalysis.com)
Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate Mild surfactant, excellent skin and mucous membrane compatibility, the glutamate is a condensation product of the fatty acids of coconut oil and the amino acid extracted from fermented sugar (see aliacura.de)
Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate Stabilizer, vegetable chelating agent or complexing agent, sodium salt of glutamic acid or monosodium glutamate, provides stability of the product, glutamate can be derived from algae, but more often from sugar-containing substances, such as sugar beet or corn
Linalool Linalool Linalool Fragrance
Limonene Limonene Limonene Fragrance
citric acid Citric acid Citric acid Balances the PH value, is obtained from citrus fruits
Sodium Hydroxide Sodium hydroxide Sodium hydroxide Stabilises the pH value in cosmetic products, is obtained from sodium chloride (common salt)
Eugenol Eugenol Fragrance
Hydrogenated Vegetable Glycerides Citrates Hydrogenated vegetable glyceride citrate Hardened vegetable oil fatty acids, combination of glycerine with vegetable fatty acids and citric acid and treated with hydrogen, emulsifier and stabiliser/preservative (stabilises the shelf life of products) (cf. haut.de)
tocopherol vitamin E Binds moisture, has a cell renewing and anti-inflammatory effect

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