Which products are available?
The Waterless range covers complete body care with three highly effective core products: Shampoo, Conditioner and Face & Body Wash. All products are purely natural cosmetics, 100% vegan and are handmade in Germany.
Why are there only three products?
With Waterless we focus on minimalism instead of mass consumption and reduction instead of abundance. Three simple, highly effective core products without unnecessary packaging, synthetics or frills. With this minimalist range, we want to make a stand against the unnecessary excess on the cosmetics shelf - because less is more in personal care too.
Is your Waterless care climate neutral?
Yes, since March 2020 our Waterless care series is CO2-neutral. Like this it protects not only our climate, but also our water. Whether Shampoo, Conditioner, Face & Body Wash, Supersize or Travel Minis - together with ClimatePartner we guarantee the climate neutrality of all our Waterless bars. How? By planting trees and protecting forests from deforestation in Brasilia as well as with our new project TREE FOR DROP. Because trees make an enormous contribution to sustainable water and climate protection.
Why are the products soap-free and what distinguishes them from classic body and hair soaps?
Our Waterless products differ from commercially available soaps because they are based on a soap-free formulation. In combination with high-quality and rehydrating oils, they ensure that the skin dries out less after use and is additionally cared for.
For which hair type is the shampoo suitable?
The soap-free shampoo is suitable for all hair types.
For which hair type is the conditioner suitable?
The soap-free conditioner is suitable for all hair types.
For which skin type is the Face & Body Wash suitable?
The soap-free Face & Body Wash is suitable for all skin types.
USE & PERFORMANCE
What is the best way to use Face & Body Wash?
For ideal use, foam the shampoo with your hands and a little water, gently apply to your body or face, massage in with your hands and then rinse.
What is the best way to use the shampoo?
Moisten the hair and the shampoo with a little water. Briefly rub the shampoo in your hands to foam it up and then apply in circular movements to the scalp and hair. Then massage in with your hands and spread evenly. Rinse the hair with water. For additional care, we recommend the appropriate Waterless Conditioner.
Note: The transition from conventional hair care to natural cosmetics is a process that can take several hair washes depending on the hair structure.
What is the best way to use the conditioner?
Moisten the conditioner with a little water. Rub the bar in your hand so the conditioner foams up and spread through the hair and scalp. Rinse the hair with water after a short time. For ideal care, we recommend application with the appropriate Waterless Shampoo.
What do I have to consider when switching to natural cosmetics hair care?
Switching from conventional hair care to natural cosmetics requires a little patience and is a process that can take up to 6-8 hair washes depending on the hair structure. The silicones frequently used in conventional hair care can often only be completely removed from the hair after several hair washes.
What is the best way to foam the products?
In general, natural cosmetic products foam less than conventional products because they do not contain any chemical surfactants. But don't worry: they still clean effectively. In fact, the foam does not correlate in any way whatsoever with the cleaning effect of the products. However, out of habit, our body is expecting "more foam". With the right technique, the bar can be foamed up well. To do this, the bar must be moistened briefly, foamed in the hands and finally applied directly to the hair or skin. In general, the greater the friction and the rougher the surface, the greater the foam formation.
How do I increase the yield of my product?
To increase the yield, allow to dry well after use and do not store on a damp surface.
Are the products multifunctional?
Yes, for example the shampoo can also be used to clean the body.
What do I have to consider with regard to hygiene? Can the products be contaminated?
Due to their water-free formulation and special protective preservation, our products are harmless with regard to possible contamination. Nevertheless, the products should dry well after each use and should not be stored on a damp surface.
INGREDIENTS & SHELF-LIFE
Which ingredients are used for the products?
For all Waterless formulations, we use only pure, high-quality natural ingredients. All our ingredients are of 100% natural origin (according to ISO 16128) and have been selected based on these criteria. Of course, we do not use synthetic ingredients, parabens, paraffins and ingredients based on mineral oil. All products are vegan and are handmade in Germany.
Are the ingredients biodegradable?
Yes, all the ingredients of our Waterless products are biodegradable.
Are the products vegan?
All our Waterless products are absolutely vegan and 100% animal free.
Do the products contain perfume oils or essential oils? Do they have a fragrance?
In all Waterless products, we deliberately avoid the use of synthetic perfume oils. Nevertheless, all products have a subtle fragrance: shampoo and conditioner contain high-quality essential bergamot oil. Our Face & Body Wash, on the other hand, is completely free of perfume oil and does not contain any essential oil, but thanks to the coconut oil used, it produces a pleasantly light coconut scent.
How long do Waterless products last?
After the first use, all products have a shelf life of up to six months.
Where are the products manufactured?
All Waterless products are handmade in Germany.
How are the products manufactured and how does the manufacturing process differ from that of commercially available soaps?
Our cleaning bars contain high-quality fats and oils that care for the skin and hair during cleaning. In comparison to a commercial soap, there is no saponification with a caustic solution during the production of the products. The raw materials for our pieces are mixed by hand and then pressed into moulds.
SUSTAINABILITY & WATER
What does Waterless mean?
At Waterless, we completely dispense with the use of water as an ingredient in order to protect our valuable resource. The removal of water is not only good for our environment and the carbon footprint, but above all for body care: While liquid cosmetics often contain up to 80% water, natural cosmetic products contain the pure, concentrated form of the natural ingredients. Waterless thus becomes a rich, resource-saving alternative to liquid cosmetic products.
What are the advantages of waterless bar soaps?
By dispensing with water as an ingredient and using a solid bar form, Waterless is much more resource-concious and environmentally friendly than liquid cosmetic products. Liquid cosmetics often contain up to 80% water and often use plastic packaging to optimally protect the product. Waterless not only reduces packaging waste significantly, but is also lower in weight, which leads to CO2 savings during transport. Additionally, bars are considered more economical and thus offer a rich, long-lasting alternative to liquid cosmetics.
Do I need water to use the products?
All waterless products from STOP THE WATER WHILE USING ME! require water for application. With our products, however, we encourage responsible handling during use. In concrete terms, water is needed in the application to initially supply the hair or body with moisture, to moisten and foam the bar and then to wash it out without leaving any residue. Therefore, we recommend turning off the water during the preparation and application time of the shampoo and conditioner, and also keeping the overall shower time to a minimum.
STORAGE & TRANSPORT
What is the best way to store the products?
For ideal storage, the products should be able to dry well after use. Therefore, we recommend a soap dish with an appropriate drain or a tray with a grid to allow the water to drain off easily. As an alternative, the drugstore also offers soap nets that can be placed in the shower.
Are the products also suitable for travelling?
Yes, our waterless products can be used without any problems on the road and are particularly hand-luggage-friendly thanks to their solid consistency. For travel we recommend transport in a soap box or in wax paper. As a space-saving alternative, smaller pieces can also be cut from the bars at home before travelling.
What is the best way to transport the bars?
Before transport we recommend letting the Waterless products dry well or to dry them with a cloth so that the product does not smear. For longer or more frequent transport, we recommend packing the products in a soap box, cloth or wax paper.
Will a portion of the sales revenue be donated?
Yes, by purchasing our Waterless products, everyone automatically supports our GOOD WATER PROJECTS initiative, which was founded in 2014. A portion of the sales revenue will be donated to our existing drinking water projects in Kenya, Tanzania and Madagascar.
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