Troostwijk Auction manilulates auctions

It is a pity. Troostwijk is a big player in auctions of industrial products. But as shown at the French company, they manipulate the auctions after starting. We observe an compressor, which started with 50 EUR. But 4 days later – we don’t trust our eyes – they start with 250 EUR. Of course, Troostwijk earns more money with a higher price, but this change is criminal. But when they change starting fees, what is during the auction? There are members of the company who bid also on a product?

We have asked the company in French and also the headquater in Amsterdam, if this is normal, but we get no answer. Our trust in Troostwijk is lapsed.

Propolis Bio Ointment against cracked skin and lips

Propolis Bio SalbeIn cooperation with Pur Alp GmbH, a specialist for bee products from Oberstdorf, Propolis Bio Ointment has been developed.

Propolis is a natural antibiotic of the bee colonies to protect their beehives against bacteria, virus and fungi. In contrast to medical antibiotics the composition of propolis changes permanently. This is an advantage for the bees, because the vermins can’t change their behavior and the bee hive is protected against them.  The production of propolis by an apiarist is an expensive procedere. To be sure, that propolis is active Pur alp has developed a special procedure to produce it. For the Propolis Bio Ointment only propolis from the Allgäu is used.

Propolis Bio Salbe is an excellent product against cracked skin and lips, special in winter time. The ointment is from natural bee wax and olive oil from controlled biological cultivation. It cares the skin and make it smooth. Additional propolis, calendula oil and St. John’s wort oil protect the skin and support the natural process of skin regeneration. Propolis Bio Ointment is Bioland certified.

But not only health persons have problems with their skin. Just the process of cell division at diabetic people is faster and causes hornification, special at feet. Propolis Bio Ointment soften the hornification and cares the skin.

Parabenes in men cosmetics

A study from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, found that sperm counts among western men have more than halved in 40 years – and the reasons are unclear. Now a research in Poland found that men using parabens in grooming products were more likely to have abnormally-shaped sperm and sperm that does not move as well as it should.

They tested the preservatives butylparaben, ethylparaben, isobutylparaben, methylparaben and propylparaben, which has been used in the past in cosmetic products. They also found out that butylparabene was also linked to greater chances of DNA damage in the sperm.

In regulation (EU) 1004/2014 from 18. September 2014 the concentration of butylparabene and propylparabene is limited to 0,19 % total amount of bouth parabenes. Isopropyparabene is prohibited and the limits of ethylparabene and methylparabene are not changed.

But anyway butylparabene and propylparabene are further potential risk in meaning of the commission.




Desiccator manufactured from polycarbonate. Label: Nalgene. Transparent, ligthweight, unbreakable and evacuatable. With plug, keeps 0,95 bar under pressure about 24 h. With silcon ring, no lubricating neccessary. Inclusive 230 mm platter with enamel coating. Max. high over the platter is 195 mm. Little damage because of hot jar.

∅ outer: 280 mm

∅ inner: 251 mm

Price 99,00 EUR incl. VAT (83,20 EUR without VAT), shippingcosts depend from country, in EU 18,00 EUR

German GmbH with carry-forward to sell

This company is over 10 years old and should be sold.

The company dealed at online-retailer. The company has no liabitities. There are two selling options:

  1. Buying the GmbH
  2. Buying the GmbH and the online-retail business with own online-shop and take over the stock. Also buying an customer base of nearly 2,500 customers.

Request to Fekunda.

first own cosmetic line

Fekunda proudly presents its first own cosmetic line. It start with the label Dr. Lanfermann. the first new products are high efficient products for hair care. TRIPLEX Base protects the hair during chemical processes like bleaching or dying. But this product reacts also as intensive care of stressed hair. TRIPLEX Shine bring back shiny hair. All products are available for hairdresser and also for home application.

Several hairdressers has tested the products and they are excited. TRIPLEX – the better one.

Methylisothiazolinon from 12.02.2017 forbidden

With the Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1198 from 22. July 2016 the commission has forbidden the usage of methylisothiazolinon in all cosmetic leave-on products starting 12. February 2017.

The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has tested methylisothiazolinon since end of 2013. The SCCS came to the conclusion that the usage of 100 ppm methylisothiazolinon in cosmetic products is not safe for the consumer. For leave-on cosmetic products (including ‘wet  wipes’), no safe concentrations of methylisothiazolinone for induction of contact allergy or  elicitation have been adequately demonstrated.

To avoid further more allergic reactions they banned methylisothiazolinon in leave-on products. At 12. February 2017 only cosmetic products which comply with the regulation shall be placed and made available in the Union market.

Leave-on products: body lotions, skin care products, styling products, etc

Leave-off products: shampoos, conditioner, etc


Is certified natural cosmetics better?

Before answering this question I’ve another question: Do you get better products from those companies having a certified quality system acc. ISO 9001?

Certifications are expensive. But what is the benefit? Of course the marketing is focussed on a special customer group. But certification in cosmetics is not harmonized. This is the biggest problem. Each certifier has it’s own rules. But all these rules allow only the usage of rawmaterials. Main rawmaterials are natural products like oils and extracted naturals. The reason is, that all people think, that natural products are harmless, are green.

In 2015 the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) investigated herbages like rosemary, dill, oregano and chive. In 6,5 – 9,0 % of the samples the limet of pesticides is exceeded. These results are for food, but what are the results for cosmetic rawmaterials? All certifier seem to be uninterested in pesticides. Only one time a get a laboratory result of pesticides from a lot of beewax.

Next problem are allergenic reactions. Herbal extracted are very prone. But from the certifier no tests are requested.

I think there is still a lot to be done.