One thing is certain for us: not only today, but also in the future, we are fully focused on the topic of lip care. Our vision is for Hipi Faible to become synonymous with lip care in the natural cosmetics sector. We use only the highest quality ingredients and sensible packaging. In addition to a high quality product, it is very important to us to look at all issues from the ethical side as well.
Most people will probably associate Hipi Faible with the 68 hippie. This little "misunderstanding" does not bother us at all. However, "Hipi" is not derived from the '68 hippie, but is a term from the language of the New Zealand natives - the Maori - and means "sheep". We want the name to illustrate how much we value our main ingredient - wool wax - and its caring and wound-healing properties.
For us, sustainability is just as important as a good product. However, we do not approach this topic dogmatically at all, but concern ourselves in detail with the ingredients and packaging materials we want to use. This means, for example, that although the Hipis are not vegan, we do take great care to ensure that our wool wax comes from organic sheep farming and that the animals have a good life. When choosing packaging materials, it is especially important to us that the materials are easy to recycle.
We only use natural raw materials for our Hipis and, if possible, in organic quality. We do not use mineral oil-based or synthetic ingredients at all. This is not to say that natural ingredients are always the better alternative. But we think that natural cosmetics are the right way to go - also with regard to the environment. However, we do not rule out the possibility of using an ingredient that is not in conformity with natural cosmetics. However, this ingredient must have a special effect that cannot be achieved with natural cosmetic raw materials.
For us, the primary packaging must first and foremost be sensible, fit for purpose and allow for easy recycling. We chose airless pump dispensers because they are very convenient to dispense and can be almost completely emptied of residue. They are also very hygienic, as no oxygen gets to the product, thus avoiding oxidation. The dispensers are made of plastic, but are very easy to recycle. So far, unfortunately, there is no other useful material for these airless dispensers. However, we are of course always keeping our eyes open and will be on the case immediately if there is a more sustainable solution.
NEW since end of 2020: Our Hipis in the tube! Here we have chosen hygienic tubes made of easily recyclable aluminum, which are provided with a protective membrane at the opening. Before the first use you have to pierce this membrane with the upside down lid. The advantage of the aluminum tube, besides the good recyclability, is the fact that no air gets inside and it can be very well "folded" to get the maximum out. The aluminum tubes, like all our products and packaging, are made in Germany.
When it comes to the outer packaging, it is important to us to make it as small and light as possible. The highest premise is again easy recycling. In the case of our small aluminum jars, we have developed an outer packaging that is not only small and light, but also does not have to end up directly in the trash. Since it forms a second skin, you can use the tin as a protective cover in your handbag - so the dispenser always stays clean. And even if the lip care is used up, you can continue to use the tin - there are no limits to your creativity (e.g. for small change, Q-tips, ...).
NEW since the end of 2020: Our Hipis in the tube! The tubes are packed in a small matching folding paper box, which is only as big as it needs to be. The folding boxes, like all our products and packaging, are made in Germany.
We also made sure to be as sustainable as possible when shipping the Hipis. We do not use any plastic-based products for shipping. The shipping boxes are made of cardboard, of course, and the tape is made of paper, which is always moistened before it is applied. For protection inside, we use small compostable chips made of corn starch and a sheet of tissue paper when necessary. We have reduced the size of the shipping box to a minimum. It now meets the minimum dimensions required by parcel services.
Our most important ingredient is wool wax. It is usually contained in the formulas to about 80% and has softening as well as wound-healing properties - perfect for the care of the lips! It is not without reason that lanolin is used in many baby products such as wound ointments, healing wool or even nipple ointments for nursing mothers.
Our lanolin is the only organically certified lanolin in the world, something we are particularly proud of. The quality is so high that allergy risk is minimal. This is because the free lanolin alcohols have been reduced to a minimum. We also always ensure that our other ingredients are of the highest quality and, where possible, we use organic quality here too.
The topic of fragrances in cosmetics is currently on everyone's lips. We have decided to offer products with fragrances as well as without. In most cases, fragrances do not have skin-care properties, and they are not needed for this purpose in our lip care either. However, fragrances have the ability to influence mood and are therefore used in aromatherapy. Since the lips are anatomically very close to the nose, our fragrances cause a pleasant sensation. We use only natural fragrances of high quality and always below the permitted use concentrations, but would like to emphasize here that fragrances are also often potent allergens. Here, everyone must decide for themselves whether a great scent is important to them and test whether the product is well tolerated. Of course, the allergenic fragrances are listed in our ingredient statement at the end.
MADE IN GERMANY
The Hipis are produced near Koblenz. But also with our packaging, e.g. the pump dispenser or the aluminum jars, we rely on quality "Made in Germany". The raw materials usually do not come from Germany, as the desired qualities are often not available here. Our organic wool wax, for example, comes from Patagonia in the south of Argentina, but is processed again in Germany.
It is important for us that we are always available for you. Therefore, we offer you to contact us through any channel. This can be by phone, email, WhatsApp, SMS or Instagram. There are no opening hours - we will always get back to you as soon as possible. Of course, we are also happy if you simply want to share your experiences with the Hipis, perhaps have ideas for new ingredients or of course suggestions for improvement. Again, just call or contact us as you like.
So far the Hipis are almost only available online. We already cooperate with a few local retailers. We are always interested in adding new retailers. If you are interested in offering the Hipis in your stores, please contact us.
We are already working with bloggers, as this is a very good way for us to become better known. However, it is very important to us that their values match ours. If you think you would be a good fit for us, feel free to contact us! Maybe we can work together.
We decided not to offer discount codes, because we believe that the price-performance ratio of Hipis is very well chosen. While the prices are a bit above average for natural cosmetic lip balms, we also focus on the highest qualities in ingredients and packaging. The Hipis last about twice as long as a standard twist stick. On very special occasions, there may also be certain offers, but this will be very limited. We would like to make these offers available to everyone - so you won't need a discount code.
Julia is passionate about medicine, has a PhD in dermatology and has been working in different specialties for several years. Her mother, father and sister are all pharmacists, so it was clear very early in her life that she wanted to pursue a career in this field. Peter has a degree in business administration and after traveling the world following his studies, he worked as a supply chain manager for one of the large manufacturers of hygiene articles. With Hipi Faible it was time to join forces and create something of their own. It is important to both of them to bring good and honest, but also innovative and natural products to the market, which their consumers can trust 100%. Hipi Faible and AOXITY GmbH, respectively, were founded by the two of them together at the beginning of 2018. The development of the first products took a good year, so that by the end of 2018 the market entry was achieved.