OUR TASK TO CREATE CLEAN AND EFFECTIVE SKINCARE, CAREFULLY BALANCED TO DELIVER THE DESIRED EFFECT, IS NEVER EASY, BUT WE DO NOT COMPROMISE ON OUR QUALITY.
WE COMBINE NATURALLY OCCURRING ACTIVES AND AROMAS INTO SENSORIAL-RICH PRODUCTS FREE FROM HARMFUL COMPOUNDS.
CROTON LECHLERI RESIN EXTRACT (DRAGON'S BLOOD)
EXTRACTED IN FRANCE
Dragon’s Blood extract is a natural resin from the Croton Lechleri tree that contributes to the reparation and regeneration of the tissues.
RICH IN: phenolic content that demonstrates antioxidant and antimicrobial activity.
PRUNUS DOMESTICA SEED OIL (ENTE PLUM)
COLD-PRESSED AND HARVESTED IN LOT-ET-GARONNE, AGEN, FRANCE
Our Ente plum, the first signature ingredient of Phaedra Botanicals, yields an unforgettable aroma of almonds and fresh marzipan upon jar opening. We source the ingredient with care in southwestern France.
Here, in the geographically protected region of Lot-et-Garonne, Agen, French connoisseurs cultivate trees using centuries-long expertise.
No fruit gets collected unless fully ripe. Before harvest, our experts use the Brix degree to determine fruit maturity that subsequently guarantees the highest amount of nutrients within our cold-pressed oil, each of which gets measured in every fresh batch to ensure effectiveness.
RICH IN: antioxidants, naturally occurring full-spectrum vitamin E, fatty acids, polyphenols, and antiaging compounds, such as bioflavonoid Rutin.
Certified by AB Agriculture Biologique (Institut de Recherche de l’Agriculture Biologique).
Our Ente plum oil is subjected to extensive laboratory tests that guarantee its high quality and absence of toxic compounds, such as heavy metals, phthalates, mycotoxins, pesticides, and other harmful compounds.
GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT (GINKGO BILOBA)
CULTIVATED AND SLOWLY INFUSED IN FRANCE
Our French connoisseurs slowly infuse the entire plants of Ginkgo Biloba in hydro-glycerine solution at room temperature without using ethanol and other solvents. Careful filtration follows prolonged maceration.
Ginkgo Biloba offers significant antiaging effects for the skin, forming an essential part of our antiaging complex.
RICH IN: flavonoids, terpene trilactones, proanthocyanidins, organic acids, and other compounds. While flavonoids contribute to the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity of the ginkgo extract, terpene trilactones improve blood microcirculation and have neuroprotective effects.
UTILIZED CHIEFLY IN OUR PROLONGED MACERATIONS OF BOTANICALS IN FRANCE
Glycerin is an effective moisturizer derived from vegetable sources, and it is essential to the prolonged maceration of our French organic extracts and various botanicals. It substitutes rushed methods with the use of ethanol. In our macerations, we do not speed the process, leaving the plant in the glycerin-rich solution without using solvents.
Our glycerine is vegetable-derived, free from synthetics, and petroleum-free.
VITIS VINIFERA LEAF EXTRACT (GRAPEVINE)
CULTIVATED IN AND SLOWLY INFUSED IN FRANCE
French connoisseurs slowly infuse our grape extract from the leaves of organic French red grapevine. This process is done in hydro-glycerin solution at room temperature without using ethanol or solvents.
RICH IN: plant actives, such as phenolic compounds, e.g., flavonoids — one of the most potent phytonutrients. They contain organic phenolic acids and are one of the wealthiest fruits for their polyphenol content.
Certified by ECOCERT/COSMOS
CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT (GREEN TEA EXTRACT)
CULTIVATED IN CHINA • EXTRACTED IN FRANCE
Our organic green tea extract offers toning, anti-aging, free radical scavenging, cell regenerative, and protective effects on the skin. It constricts the blood vessels and helps to reduce inflammation and puffiness, and provides potent antioxidant properties and acts as a barrier against external pollutants.
We obtain the extract by a prolonged maceration of organic leaves in the hydro-glycerine solution at room temperature and without using ethanol and other solvents.
RICH IN: polyphenols, alkaloids (caffeine), minerals (Al, F), Vitamin B and C, flavonoids (catechins), and tannins.
Certified by ECOCERT/COSMOS.
CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF WATER (GREEN TEA WATER)
CULTIVATED IN CHINA • SLOWLY DISTILLED IN OCCITANIE, FRANCE
We selected our organic green tea water for its broad-spectrum benefits for the skin. It calms irritation and redness while reducing swelling, and it helps to calm down the skin after sunburn.
Our green tea water is slowly steam-distilled without using ethanol or other solvents.
RICH IN: flavonol glycosides (kaempferol, myricetin, and quercetin), catechins (flavonol), and phenolic compounds, such as gallic acid—GA, p-coumaric acid, and caffeic acid. It also contains amino acids and theanine, along with beneficial mineral elements. Their skin impact is extensive, including antioxidant, photoprotective, and microcirculation boosting properties.
Certified by ECOCERT/COSMOS and AB Agriculture biologique.
CAMELLIA SINENSIS OIL (GREEN TEA OIL)
GREEN TEA CULTIVATED ORGANICALLY IN CHINA
Rich in omegas and polyphenols, our certified organic Camellia Oil has potent anti-aging and antioxidative properties for the skin while moisturizing and replenishing moisture.
Our organic Camellia oil is cold-pressed.
RICH IN: polyphenols, omegas, and flavonoids.
Certified by ECOCERT/COSMOS.
EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT (HORSETAIL)
CULTIVATED AND EXTRACTED IN FRANCE
Horsetail has amazing anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, and sebum-regulating properties; it heals the skin and prevents the formation of acne.
We obtain our extract through prolonged maceration of the entire plant in a hydro-glycerine solution at room temperature without using solvents.
RICH IN: vitamin C, phenolic acids, and flavonoids. These compounds provide the extract with potent antioxidant activity.
HYALURONIC ACID (LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT)
Our hyaluronic acid is obtained from plant resources through fermentation using biotechnology. It provides a lasting moisture effect, excellent absorption, and permeability and delivers rapid hydration. It effectively helps to prevent skin moisture evaporation.
HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL
PREPARED IN JAPAN
Our castor oil derivative provides a glossy finish and deeply hydrates. This high-viscosity oil provides rich texture to all our glosses.
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL (JOJOBA)
INFUSED IN GERMANY
Our organic jojoba oil provides a foundation for our Provitamin A Complex. Jojoba oil acts against transepidermal water loss, increasing moisture retention and yielding nourished and moisturized skin. It takes 10 years for the jojoba tree to come into harvest, but it can then bear fruit for another 100 years.
We obtain our jojoba oil from cold-pressing fresh organic jojoba seeds with ensuing filtration. Jojoba comprises almost 98% pure waxes (mainly wax esters, few fatty acids), sterols, and vitamins with few triglyceride esters; it is known as a liquid wax rather than oil.
It acts against acne and provides anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity.
RICH IN: vitamin D and its derivatives, vitamin E (α, γ, and δ tocopherol), and other fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin A.
Certified by Ecocert/Cosmos.
CITRUS LIMON FRUIT EXTRACT (LEMON EXTRACT)
As part of our AHA fruit acid blend, lemon boosts collagen production and offers a whitening effect.
MELISSA OFFICINALIS FLOWER/LEAF/STEM WATER (LEMON BALM WATER)
CULTIVATED AND SLOWLY DISTILLED IN OCCITANIE, FRANCE
Native to the Mediterranean region, our lemon balm has remarkable skin properties. It is a potent antioxidant and prevents oxidative stress in the skin. It cleanses pores, calms down irritation, and fights various skin diseases.
RICH IN: flavonoids, such as quercitrin, rhamnocitrin, luteolin, and polyphenolic compounds (rosmarinic acid, caffeic acid, and protocatechuic acid). They have antimicrobial activity.
Certified by ECOCERT/COSMOS and AB Agriculture biologique.
GLYCYRRHIZA URALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT (LICORICE)
CULTIVATED AND SLOWLY EXTRACTED WITH NATURAL CARBON DIOXIDE IN GERMANY
Our licorice CO2 extract offers antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiaging, and regenerative properties and prevents the formation of acne while assisting in transdermal delivery of active ingredients.
Obtained by supercritical fruit extraction with natural carbon dioxide, it represents our only extract where a small amount of ethanol is introduced during the extraction. The extract is infused in our Caprylic/Capric triglyceride.
RICH IN: medium-chain triglyceride oil (50%) and polyphenolic compounds. Our Licorice extract also contains more than 8,5% isoflavanes, like licoricidin and licorisoflavan A, which prevent UVA-induced photoaging of human dermal fibroblasts.
PREPARED IN GERMANY
Our cruelty-free, non-GMO, preservative-free, vegan hydrolyzed lecithin (lysolecithin) has one fatty acid replaced by OH-group. What difference does it make from standard lecithin? It results in better emulsifying and dispersion properties in aqueous media represented by organic plant waters in our serums: green tea water in Hana Defies Time Phytotherapy Serum, Bitter Orange/Neroli flower water in our Sappho’s Brightening Serum, and Lemon Balm in our Transcendent The Lotion.
Our lysolecithin is obtained from non-GMO soy.
SCHIZANDRA SPHENANTHERA FRUIT EXTRACT (MAGNOLIA BERRY/SCHISSANDRA)
Magnolia berry, also known as Schisandra, has anti-inflammatory properties and prevents oxidative cell damage. It soothes the skin and combats aging.
We obtain our magnolia berry through supercritical fluid extraction with natural carbon dioxide without solvents.
RICH IN: lignans of dibenzo[a,c]cyklooctadiene type, organic acids, and major lignans (schizandrin, deoxyschizandrin, gomisin A, gomisin N, gamma-schizandrin, wuweizisu C); these decrease acne-related inflammation and UVB-induced photoaging.
MANGIFERA INDICA SEED BUTTER (MANGO)
CULTIVATED AND RESPONSIBLY SOURCED IN INDIA • COLD-PRESSED IN DENMARK
We cold-pressed our mango butter fresh for each batch. It locks in moisture deep within the skin, making skin dewy while reducing the degeneration of skin cells and restoring flexibility. It helps to repair the skin’s natural barrier without clogging the pores.
RICH IN: vitamins A, K, C, E, B1, B2, B6, B12, and carotenoids. Together, they play an essential role in collagen formation and restoration of healthy skin.
Certified by Ecocert/Cosmos.
SCLEROCARYA BIRREA SEED OIL (MARULA)
CULTIVATED IN AFRICA • COLD-PRESSED IN DENMARK
Wildharvested African Marula fruit of the African Savanna tree, Sclerocarya birreahas, has nutritious and protein-rich seeds. Traditionally, these seeds get opened with different techniques in Africa. On a sandy coastal plain of the Ingavuma district in South Africa, locals crack the nut against a stone slab. In contrast, in parts of Namibia, locals crack the marula nut against an ax blade using a block of hardwood (e.g., Terminalia sericea).
Whatever the method used, hand extraction has to be skilled since the shells are tough, and the kernels must remain whole.
It is a deeply moisturizing and nourishing oil that prevents transepidermal water loss, increasing moisture retention.
RICH IN: fatty acids.
LIMANTHES ALBA SEED OIL (MEADOWFOAM)
Our meadowfoam oil is obtained from patent-protected white meadowfoam seed grown in sustainable and bee-friendly crops in Canada.
Our meadowfoam has exceptional moisture-retaining properties, which is why we use it in our Gentle Cleansing Gel and Gentle Cleansing Oil. It protects the skin from drying, leaving it silky smooth.
RICH IN: fatty acids that keep the skin smooth and prevent moisture loss in the skin.
TANACETUM ANNUUM FLOWER OIL (MORROCAN CHAMOMILE)
CULTIVATED IN MORROCO
Morrocan chamomile or Blue Tansy is the only essential oil we utilize in one of our products. Phaedra Botanicals does not use essential oils, giving preference to slowly steam-distilled aromas obtained from botanicals and plants that lack many of the allergens present in essential oils.
Morrocan chamomile is anti-inflammatory and has calming properties. It soothes skin prone to redness, eczema, and other skin conditions.