Research

Seeing nature through different eyes.

We are dedicated plant nerds. Nature is our muse, our teacher, our role model. We give our plants time to develop naturally, because we want to understand nature’s secrets. And we give ourselves time to use this knowledge to create true certified natural skin care. Marek Bunse, a phytochemist and one of our researchers, shares a different view of research and skin care.

We see the connections between skin care, science and nature.

We could use a variety of synthetic substances in our products, but we make a conscious choice to use natural substances. Because, in my opinion, nature can meet almost all our skin’s needs. For us, skin care and science go hand in hand. One of our research areas is nurturing plant components, which we then integrate into a cream or lotion, for example. This way, we develop skin care products that not only address superficial appearance, but also support the skin’s own powers of renewal.

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Our skin care does not overwhelm the skin; it gives it support.

One of my colleagues put it well: Our skin care supports the skin to get moving again, to become active. We support the skin in finding its own balance. The overarching theme of my doctoral thesis, for example, is rose plants. All roses are high in tannins. These tannins have properties that help the plant protect itself. We can use this knowledge in skin care by investigating whether these tannins can also help skin rediscover a healthy balance.

 

Research and science take time. So we give ourselves that time.

We cannot produce results overnight. Our highly sensitive analytical equipment is specially adapted to each plant, each substance profile, each new raw material. We try things and learn from our failures until we have methods that deliver results. In addition to state-of-the-art technology, this requires a great deal of curiosity, humility and patience. At the end of the day, we researchers are also problem solvers. We have to prove efficacy or work out the combination of ingredients that delivers the best results. This way, we end up creating products that have longevity. Because that, too, is sustainability.

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