What does BINU mean?

“BINU” is Korean word for soap.

Where are BINU soaps produced?

Our soaps come from a small manufactory in South Korea in the middle of bamboo forests. Here, the soaps are handmade by a small team under fair conditions in a cold process, dried and then shipped environmental friendly. Further information and photos can be found here.

How do I use the facial soap?

BINU soaps for the face are used like normal soaps. First you make rich foam and wash with the foam the face and neck. Afterwards, the soap must be rinsed thoroughly, preferably with lukewarm water. Then continue with tonic, serum or cream. We recommend the natural cosmetics line SanDaWha.

Are BINU products fully biodegradable?

Yes, because BINU soaps are made solely from natural ingredients. The alkalis used for the production are completely saponified. Therefore, the soaps are biodegradable. The packaging is completely recyclable.

Are BINU soaps tested on animals?

We are against animal testing. Our soaps developed and made cruelty-free.

Are BINU soaps vegan?

Our Bamboo Charcoal Facial Soap and Red Ginseng Facial Soap are vegan, the Bamboo Facial Soap contains honey, the Calendula Facial Soap contain goat milk.

How big are the soaps?

The size of our natural soaps are approximately 7 x 7 x 2 cm. However, it may come to slight deviations, since the soaps are handmade.

Why is bamboo good for the skin?

In Asia, bamboo has been valued as a medicine for millennia. Why the plant is also interesting for cosmetic purposes, you can find  here.

How do I know my skin type?

Your own skin type can vary depending on the season and in the course of your life. The best way is to determine your own skin appearance using the following attributes:

  • Normal skin: 

    fine-pored, insensitive, flawless

  • Dry skin: 

    fine-pored, low-fat/ low-moisture level, skin tension, early wrinkling

  • Oily/ impure skin: 

    large pores, greasy, impurities

  • Mixed skin: 

    large pores, unclean T-zone, fast greasing, dry cheeks
  • Mature skin: 

  • thin skin, decreasing elasticity, partially dry

  • Sensitive skin: 

    thin skin, scaly, red, spotty - this skin type reacts very strongly to new products.

Tip: First test the product in the bend of your arm, where the skin is thinner, and wait to see how the skin reacts to it.

What is the expiration date of the soap?

Soaps as solids usually have no expiration date. After opening the packaging, we recommend to use BINU facial soaps within 12 months. Unopened, BINU soap is stable for more than 30 months.

Are BINU soaps antibacterial?

BINU Facial Soaps have a slightly alkaline pH between 8 and 9. Bacteria can not multiply in this range. It is important that the soap remains dry and rinsed with clear water after usage. If bar soap becomes liquid or soggy, it loses its valuable antibacterial properties.

Where can I purchase BINU soaps?

Our high-quality soaps are available exclusively in our online shop and at retailors in Germany and Europe.