FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION (FAQ)
Yes. At DÉBUT COPENHAGEN SKINCARE we are extremely proud to have all our products designed and produced in a small local factory in Western Jutland.
With over 50 years of experience and a team of professional and skilled experts, only products of the highest quality are delivered, which guarantees that our products are the best in their segment.
This is a question that comes up quite often, and the short answer is “no”. DÉBUT COPENHAGEN SKINCARE has made an active decision not to be organic, as products with organic ingredients can be just as allergenic as products without organic ingredients.
Sadly, many believe that the way to avoid developing skin allergies is to stay away from products that are not clean, natural or organic.
With artificially produced ingredients there is far more control and precision with what the individual substances are made of because it is developed in a lab.
Where the term “natural ingredients” is often about the source of the ingredients, the term “organic” is about whether the plants, which the ingredients are extracted from, are cultivated organically. According to Astma-Allergi Danmark (a Danish patient association focused on asthma and allergies), there is no correlation between how the ingredients are cultivated and their effect on our skin.
Allergenic perfume substances are the aromatic single substances which a skincare product can consist of. Perfume substances, ethereal oils, and plant extracts can have an allergenic effect.
In these cases, it is referred to as perfume allergies.
There are 26 potentially allergenic perfume substances, which according to requirements from the EU need to be disclosed on the label if they can be found in a specific product.
There does not exist a single substance in nature that cannot potentially cause an allergic reaction, and it is thus possible to get an allergic reaction from anything the body identifies as a foreign substance, including dust, nuts, pollen, fruit, plants, grass, and perfume substances.
However, the risk of an allergic reaction to the products from DÉBUT COPENHAGEN SKINCARE is very small.
If you suspect you are hypersensitive to one of our products or an ingredient in our products, we strongly suggest you take a patch test before further use of our products.
At DÉBUT COPENHAGEN SKINCARE we have chosen not to have facial scrubs (mechanical scrubs) of the simple reason that mechanical exfoliation does far more damage to the skin than what is the actual purpose with these products.
With scrubs like these, an abrasive agent, consisting of sugar, salt, coffee grounds or almond flakes, is used. Even though it may feel like it effectively cleanses the skin, this type of scrub is very tough on the skin. With a mechanical exfoliation, the skin is irritated more than you would expect. When this method is used, there is a risk of causing a lot of microscopical tears in the skin’s surface (epidermis), which at worst can do more harm than good.
Yes. All of our products can more or less be used by everyone, regardless of age. However, we do not recommend that children under the age of 12 use the following products, as their skin does not require the same type of skincare as teenagers and adults:
Herbal facial toner
Gentle Facial Cleanser
AHA/BHA Facial Peeling
Stem Cell Facial Serum
Refreshing Eye Cream
A serum is a concentrated skincare product which purpose is to go deeper into the skin and add active ingredients, which day and night creams cannot do.
Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) is a mild water-soluble fruit acid that acts exfoliating and removes dead skin cells in the top layer of the skin (epidermis), which gives a smoother and fresher skin.
AHA fruit acid stimulates cellular production and the skin’s own production of collagen and elastin, by which wrinkles are reduced.
Salicylic acid (BHA) is a very mild and effective irritant acid.
With antibacterial and fat-soluble properties, the BHA acid penetrates deeper into the skin’s layer (dermis), by which dead skin cells, sebum, pores, and dirt is dissolved and cleansed deeply. Thus BHA has an efficient effect on acne, enlarged pores, and blackheads.
Début comes from the French word “débuter”, which means “start” or “new beginning”. Thus the name DÉBUT COPENHAGEN, as it tells of our new beginnings and our company’s location.
It is not unusual for pregnant or breastfeeding women to react to ethereal oils in skincare products. Because of all the changes taking place in your body when you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should speak with your physician before using ethereal oils.
DÉBUT COPENHAGEN SKINCARE thus leaves it to the individual consumer whether they want to use one of our products or not.
A skintonic is often called a toner. There is no great difference between the two things or their effects.