plan b: Naturally beautiful – cosmetics rethought

Cream, deodorant, lipstick: hardly anything comes closer to us. This is one of the reasons why consumers increasingly value natural ingredients, less packaging and fair production conditions.

Our cosmetics often contain controversial mineral oils or aluminium salts. They are packaged in disposable plastic. Good reasons to look for alternatives. For example, a deodorant that is 100 per cent natural and without waste. Good for consumers and the environment.

Fewer and fewer consumers want to put just anything on their skin. Instead, less chemicals and plastic in the bathroom. Marina Zubrod, who founded Matica in 2019, is also aware of this. That’s Croatian for queen bee. The name says it all, because the basis of all Matica products is beeswax. “I had major skin problems myself a few years ago, that’s when I started looking into the ingredients in my skincare products and wasn’t exactly “amused”.” The start was brilliant. Within the first six months, the company went through the roof so much that Marina Zubrod’s husband Jan quit his job and joined her company full-time. Marina provides the ideas, Jan tries to put them into practice in their own small laboratory. Their latest idea: a 100 per cent natural roll-on deodorant that still works and comes in refillable packaging. Can it work?

Broadcast date:13. Februar 2021 um 17.35 Uhr im ZDF
Written and directed by:Anna Renk, Timm Kröger, Kimberly Budinsky
Camera:René Munder, Moritz Schwarz, Olof von Gawinski, Wolfgang Seehofer
Editor:Ramon Urselmann
Editorial advisor:Annette Hoth, Christian Dezer (ZDF)
Production:Alex Busch, Christin Gumpert, Marius Meckl
Executive producer:Anna Grün
Producer:Jasmin Gravenhorst
Filming location:Deutschland, Österreich, Kenia