We always look at the whole picture

Discover the story behind our ingredients: where they come from, why we use them and how they care for your skin.

The stories behind our ingredients

Visit Ingredient Glossary

Visit our Ingredient Glossary for descriptions of all our raw materials.

Nurturing plants from our garden

The plant garden behind our office in Eckwälden, Germany forms the heart of our company. Within an area of 11 acres, we grow approximately 150 different nurturing plants using biodynamic methods. We cultivate our own seeds and tend to the seedlings that grow from them.

See our biodynamic Herb Garden

Sustainable partnerships around the world

As much as possible, we obtain our raw materials from certified organic or biodynamic sources. We have strong partnerships with many suppliers, including a shea butter cultivation project in Burkina Faso, castor oil producers in India and rose gardens in Turkey and Afghanistan, where we work with the World Hunger Organization to help support 700 farmers who grow roses using organic methods rather than cultivate opium.

Learn about our cultivation Projects

Sustainable harvesting in the wild

Some plants flourish more successfully in their natural habitat than in a garden. Eyebright is one such plant.

We therefore commission a wild collector to harvest this plant at an altitude of 1,200 meters in the southern Vosges Mountains of France – with a permit from the appropriate environmental authorities, of course. This process is conducted with extreme care: we never harvest an entire meadow and we regularly pick the plants from different places. This maintains a natural stock while also giving us enough eyebright to make Eye Revive, Eyeliners and Mascaras.