Category Archives: Codex Beauty

Codex Give-Away – Superfood – Dutch Healthcare Workers

Een baan in de gezondheidszorg is intensief. En de afgelopen maanden heeft Covid-19 er nog een flinke schep bovenop gedaan. Voor alle mensen die zich elke dag inzetten om voor ons te zorgen als we ziek zijn, stroopte Codex Beauty founder Barbara Paldus haar mouwen op. Het resultaat? Een wereldwijde giveaway campagne. Vanuit Holistik dragen Karlijn en Evelyn graag een aan steentje bij om de campagne in Nederland kracht bij te zetten. Speciaal voor alle artsen en verpleegkundigen die de afgelopen maanden zo hebben moeten bikkelen.

What is ‘MASKNE’ ?

In an effort to keep ourselves and loved ones safe, we must wear masks.  Unfortunately, safety comes at a cost when it comes to the skin on our face. Long-term mask wearing results in your face being exposed to both sweat and trapped moist air caused by breathing both of which lead to bacterial buildup on the skin, together with the constant friction that is applied on those areas of the face that are in contact with the mask. Over prolonged periods of time, the encapsulation of moisture and bacteria on the surface of the skin by the mask, coupled with its constant rubbing of the skin’s surface, creates the perfect storm for facial skin problems

Supporting your Skin Microbiome

The skin microbiome, aka the skin flora, refers to the collection of trillions of microorganisms that live on our skin. These microorganisms are comprised of about 1,000 species of bacteria and up to 80 species of fungi. Because many of these same microorganisms also reside in a person’s gut, researchers believe that the gut and skin microbiomes are biologically linked.

Superfood Hands – Codex Beauty

What does frequent sanitization do to our hands? In an effort to stay safe during these trying times, we find ourselves constantly sanitizing our hands with alcohol-based, antimicrobial products without realizing the impact they have on our hands. The alcohol in these products is meant to facilitate rapid drying of the product from the surface of the hands. Unfortunately, this rapid drying feature also leaves one’s skin extremely dehydrated causing it to crack, flake and feel itchy.

4 Surprising Facts About Face Oils

Herbalist and Bia Master Formulator, Tracey Ryan, happens to be obsessed with oils. But, she says, “I have noticed that some people are hesitant to use them in their skincare routine because either they have oily skin or are unsure how oils can benefit their skin.” Even in today’s world, where many of us are well-versed in skincare ingredients and rituals, certain myths and misconceptions persist about these botanical elixirs. Here, Ryan sets the record straight on what facials can—and can’t—do your skin. Read on, you might be surprised!

Rewriting the Rules of Clean Beauty – Codex Beauty patents edible personal care preservation system


In july 2020, Codex Beauty announced the issuance of two US patents for two different ingredient technologies and that one of those is now available to other skin care, hair care, and personal care brand. Naturally-derived composition is said to be ideal for baby care goods, which can accidentally be ingested.