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Known for its legendary watchmaking, its mountain landscapes and its chocolate, Switzerland is not to be outdone when it comes to beauty. Forget the complex formulas and extended components, there is a question of mono-ingredients, local sectors, targeted research and transparency. Between scientific prowess, ethical production and "Made in Switzerland" know-how zoom on these local cosmetics which appeal beyond the Swiss borders ...
With the boom in treatment tourism as a source of inspirationAnd registering in the tradition of the Alpine myth, it is at the Clinique du well-being Mirabeau in Montreux thatThe story begins.In the 1950sfirst elixirs of beauty saw the light of day, prepared parThe grandmother of the founder of Alpeor, Alexandre Flueckiger, and his sister.The brand has now changed well, while keeping its identity and its love for local plants.
The Alpeor laboratory? An alpine garden, located in Champex in Switzerland,where more than 4000 rare plant species coexists.With for creed "Exploiting all the intelligence of nature "The brand develops highly active cosmetics while ensuring precise traceability and natural production.The flagship care: the gold serum of the Alps.True vegetable botox, this product at the cutting edge of technology is propelled by the precious active ingredients of the rhodiola rosea and the pistachio for a unique sensory experience.
A social and local dimension, a fresh and refined universe, A passion for textures and smells ... This presents this brand of cosmetic products wellCompletely "handmade" in Switzerland (canton of Vaud, Henniez ...)
In the program ? Unisex products likeFace lotions with a willow bark, birch leaf, aloe vera, targeted solid shampoo, concentrate of apricot oil cream ... and all at just prices.Good point: part of their production is carried outWithin a social mission which employs people excluded from the labor market.A great approach.
Created byAnju Rapal, Environmental activist, the brand proclaims itself "the most citizen brand in the world" and offers ever more ethical products. It is through education initiatives, reforestation projects but above all working hands in hands with Indian farmers that she supports the local population. His mission ? Combine the therapeutic virtues of Swiss plants with the benefits of Himalayan plants from organic farms. The result ? High -end, organic and fair products suitable for ever more demanding customers.
Subtile sillages, rated fragrances, amber scent…. Welcome In the olfactory universe of Mizensir. Create in 1999 by the Master Perfumer Alberto Morillas, this brand of scented candles seduces the most informed. It is at La Pallanterie, a stone's throw from Geneva, in a human -sized workshop where 8 employees work that magic operates. Wax, scent, cotton wick, glass containers ... Each candle is a unique hand elaborated by hand while respecting an artisanal protocol. Mizensit is also high perfumery and more personal creations with a line of unique fragrances signed by a large "nose". Today led by her daughter Véronique Morillas, the house remains a family company that focuses on its know-how and craftsmanship.
Despite a Resolutely French name This is a Swiss brand. It is in the heart of the Bains district in Geneva, a cultural place combining art and innovation and in a UNESPACE dedicated to the brand, that Rivoli care products are presented. With a scientific approach to beauty, the Founders Peter and Kuno Schweikert claim a rigorous and 100% vegan manufacturing process - the brand also has the Vegan Society label, a guarantee of respect for the environment, the Hamais and the animals. Here no ingredient, by-product or even animal derivative. Balanced emulsions, detox or anti-pollution treatments, it is a whole range responsible for the skin and nature that has been designed and unveiled in 2012.
A childhood rocked by traditional care, a love of organic and natural ... It is by these values that the Sodina brand was born in Geneva in 2016. Beyond the cosmetics it is the "well being" which is to Honor with a full range of care, teas, infusions, food supplements, and natural oils. At Sodina, packaging is considerably reduced and bulk is the standard. Most ? The possibility of creating your own products according to our needs: shampoo, soap, mask ... Green DIY is in the spotlight. All from organic farming and at adjusted prices, so that vegan beauty is accessible to as many people as possible.
It is animated by a natural approach and confronted with skin problems recurring from her son that the designer founded the Cocooning -Bio Cosmetics brand in 2005. Like a homecoming, Cocooning always places nature at the heart of the process.
Selection and quality of the raw materials, respect for ancestral methods, vegan, we discover with joy Savrette soaps made in Switzerland, Verbena roommates, and other green elixirs.
Presented in recyclable packaging to attractive designs, it is a real philosophy.
Should we still present it?
Leader W brand WEleda is an example in terms of sustainable development.It was at the heart of Arlesheim and Schwäbisch-Gmünd, small Swiss and German villages, that Weleda chose to be born and developed in 1921.Through products "in accordance with humans and nature" the brand develops in parallel of natural and organic cosmetics, homeopathy as well as phytotherapy for a global vision of beauty. Biodynamic garden, responsible and ethical production ... everything is here focused on nature. Latest novelty? An anti-imperfection range with a holistic smell for a 3-stroke beauty ritual, 100% green!
Writing: Juliette Weiss
Juliette Weiss is Brand Consultant and independent journalist. She worked in the most prestigious publishing houses such as the Condé Nast & Vogue. His favorite areas: fashion & beauty!
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