Our founders - Dr Mariano and Loredana Spiezia - revolutionised the beauty movement in Britain following their move to the UK in 1998, by creating the first ever 100% organic, waterless skincare brand in the country.
All skin types, whether dry, normal or oily, need hydration; effective hydration is vital to keep the skin healthy, supple and youthful, and oils have proven for centuries to be the best possible moisturiser for all skin types. Our water free formulas mimic the composition of the skin’s natural sebum, allowing each ingredient to work on and with the skin, which results in highly effective and quickly absorbed products.
Unlike creams, oil based products provide a protective barrier which helps to lock in water, keeping the skin hydrated for longer. You can read more about our recent Product Efficacy Study here >>
While it's true that our bodies need water, skincare products do not. The skin is impermeable, meaning it cannot absorb water – the main ingredient often found skincare.
Unlike water based creams and lotions, oil-based beauty products require no chemical additives or preservatives. And despite the common misconception that oil-based products shouldn't be used on oily skin, they can infact help to regulate & balance the overproduction of oil.
Our raw ingredients - flowers, herbs, stems and roots - are infused in organic, cold pressed oils such as olive, jojoba, coconut - for over a month, before being pressed and filtered by hand. The final touch is the addition of essential oils or beeswax (and our bespoke enhancing techniques) nothing else. Transparency is key to be brand to trust.
We advocated ‘clean beauty’ from the outset, long before this term turned into a ‘buzz word’. And as such, we were the first and remain the only UK beauty brand to receive the Cosmos Organic Certification throughout our whole range of skin and haircare products.