About each brand
Arise Swiss Alpine Cosmetic is a family owned business and known on the Swiss market for over 40 years. All products highlight the Edelweiss flower as their Alpine gem ingredient and are free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, artificial colorings and chemical fragrances. Absolutely no animal testing.
EQ is a unique line from France. The founder is a passionate world traveler and life-long surfer who respects the environment and marine life.
EQ offers certified organic cosmetics from EcoCert, labeled by Cosmebio and created from scientific research. All products are free from parabens, petroleum, pesticides and phthalates from synthetic fragrances. Only pure, powerful, eco-friendly ingredients and absolutely no animal testing. EQ stands for Equilibrium which signifies balance. Sun care products from EQ are coral reef safe.
La Fare 1789 is a family business founded in 2014 and is located in the sunny Mediterranean region known as Haute-Provence. La Fare is also the name of their Provencal farmhouse which was built over two centuries ago, in 1789, the year of the French Revolution. Love of life and passion for their work while using ingredients from their organically sustained gardens, La Fare 1789 En Provence endeavors to make a positive and ethical impact in the world of cosmetics.
The products and packaging from La Fare 1789 honors a historical past using replicas of ink wells and antique bottles for their product range. Similar jars and bottles were once found in the basement of the farmhouse, thus keeping history alive. Moreover, the products are developed with three times as many organic ingredients than what is normally required by Ecocert. For La Fare, nothing is more important than having respect for the body and for nature.
It is in this magical place, Haute-Provence, that the team for La Fare create, develop, and manufacture organic beauty treasures. All products are EcoCert certified and labeled by Cosmebio. Made in France.
Oppidum artisan made skin care was founded by two Frenchmen located in the Southwest of France in 2017. One is a researcher, passionate about archives and old books and history. The other is an engineer with his head focused on projects and his feet on the ground. Christophe Fargier and Jean-Christophe Gaven are impassioned and determined to design cosmetic creations entirely dedicated to the respect and well-being of the skin using natural raw materials. They devoted more than 5 years to researching, testing and developing formulas using precious ingredients.
Interestingly, Oppidum is a Latin word meaning a main settlement during the time of Ancient Rome where goods were produced and traded. Oppidum design and create their products in a small village in France that dates back to an ancient town and forest. Thoughtfully made soaps, oils and balms are handcrafted with raw ingredients and based on ancestral and state-of-the-art methods, a merging of old and new. Quality standards of using certified organic ingredients and master craftsmanship are essential to their vision. Moreover, they offer a visit to their workshop where one can observe traditional methods of soap-making. All their soaps are hand cut with a sculptor's tool.
We love the gorgeous texture of the balms, immediate comfort and hydration from their wonderful oils and the modern soap reinvented to cleanse, nourish and repair. Oppidum is a zero-waste company that chooses to use glass, wood and paper, all recyclable or reusable jars and dispensers. They are so lovely you may end up keeping them for another use!
All products are cruelty free, PETA approved. Certified organic by COSMECERT and labeled by Slow Cosmetique. Oppidum is also a member of New SoapMakers. The Association of Soapmakers (ADNS) is an international network of eco-responsible soapmakers specializing in the production of cold soaps.
Artisan made Ernest Ernest is a French slow beauty cosmetic brand from Marseille. Created by a husband and wife team, this gorgeous line stays true with it's commitment to green beauty principles and conscious living. Presenting a minimalist approach, we love the simplicity of this slow beauty line.
Maurine Pelissier and Arnaud Saint Martin share the same ethical, ecological and sustainable values and have established a healthy alternative for consumers concerned about their well being and the planet. Beautifully made, all products are 100% natural from active, raw materials with organic standards and are packaged in glass containers. Each product is hand made in small quantities and produced using local partnerships located in their Provence region.
Maurine and Arnaud oppose cosmetic greenwashing and provide transparency and pristine compositions, selecting only natural ingredients loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Ingredients are carefully selected for their concentration and synergy to the entire formula.
Ernest Ernest's range of beauty products are elegantly and sustainably packaged without any plastic overwrap supporting the zero waste movement. Their choice of glass bottles and jars are classically presented and are perfect for repurposing or reusing. All products have proudly earned the Slow Cosmetique label.
Bioflore has been committed for over 25 years to work in harmony with plants, seasons and nature's bounty. This innovative small company from Belgium has a team of herbalists that carefully researches natural ingredients and ensures a network of loyal plant producers. Being eco-conscious and sustainable is very important to the company's vision.