Naturopathica is a company I was excited to learn about because of how unique their products are, in the sense that they contain some interesting, quality ingredients and product names. Here is a bit about the Naturopathica Holistic Health brand:
“Nearly two decades ago, clinical esthetician, aromatherapist and herbalist Barbara Close realized that clients at her healing Arts Center & Spa struggled to find the ideal anti-aging skin care solution – products that delivered real results and were safe enough even for sensitized skin.
Our Founder & CEO Barbara Close:
‘I founded my healing arts center over 15 years ago, with the goal to help people attain optimal well-being. I soon realized, however, that my challenge is to educate people about healthy skin care in a world where the beauty industry is surrounded with hype and misinformation. Not only are many “natural” product lines filled with synthetic ingredients, but many of these ingredients are leading allergens and irritants, making the term “skin care” a complete paradox.
My experience is that consumers want safe skin care that really works. Whatever your concern, as a clinical esthetician and product formulator I strive to create authentic tools that deliver results.
Of course as an aromatherapist and herbalist, I want our products to provide a sensorial experience as well. We seek to buy our raw materials in small batches from artisans, herbalists and local farmers, many of whom I know by name. I invite you to twist open one of our signature blue bottles and enjoy the aromatic power of our premium botanical ingredients.’
— Naturopathica Founder, Barbara Close.
CERTIFIED NATURAL AND ORGANIC WITH ECOCERT
Our products are audited and accredited by Ecocert, one of the oldest and largest natural and organic cosmetic certification bodies.
Our products comprise the best innovations in science and natural ingredients that deliver visible results. That’s why some of our skin care products use clean cosmeceuticals such as vitamins and antioxidants for real and lasting effects.
DERMATOLOGIST & CLINICALLY TESTED
All of our products are allergy tested to ensure that they are free of any harmful ingredients. Of course, they are never tested on animals.
OUR GREEN COMMITMENT
From our packaging to our company culture, we are dedicated to sustainability. Our custom blue bottles and tubes are made from 100% post-consumer PET plastic from recycled containers. We endeavor to use minimal outer packaging with recycled paper content.
MADE IN THE U.S.A.
We are committed to supporting small, local farms in the U.S.A. All Naturopathica products are manufactured domestically.”
“Formulated for dull or congested skin, this refining mask exfoliates with pumpkin enzymes to promote a clear and radiant complexion.
INGREDIENTS/INCI: Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin), Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Wine, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Ferment Extract, Lactic Acid (L), Glycerin, Aqua/Water/Eau, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Bark Extract, Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Hydrastis Canadensis (Golden Seal) Root Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Ginger Oil, Potassium Sorbate.”
My Description & Thoughts:
This product had me at pumpkin. I love the aroma and texture of pumpkin–sounds perfect for a skin treatment. It is easy to apply to skin and has a soothing characteristic about it. Some of my favorite masks/peels are those that don’t leave my skin begging for moisture. This is one of those great ones that replenishes and clears my skin without stripping it of too much hydration. It smells good enough to eat! This brand is obviously ingredient conscious and includes components in their skin care products that are truly beneficial.
“A powerful antioxidant blend of Vitamins A, C and E is combined with Kudzu to help reduce the visible signs of aging.
INGREDIENTS/INCI: Water/Aqua/Eau, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Squalane, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Ascorbic Acid Polypeptide, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Beta Glucan, Glycoproteins, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Nut Butter, Superoxide Dismutase, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Sclerotium Gum, Pueraria Lobata Symbiosome Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Bud/Petals Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Blood Orange) Peel Oil, Tilia Cordata (Linden) Flower/Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, P-Anisic Acid.”
My Description & Thoughts:
The weight of this Vitamin C complex is absolutely ideal for a post-cleansing product. I applied this promptly after washing my face and felt like it added just the right amount of moisture back into my skin without leaving it goopy or oily feeling. It smells fresh and slightly citrusy and leaves an enjoyable, energizing scent on your face. Clean, nourishing ingredient list like all of Naturopathica’s products. Great skin treatment here that could serve as a moisturizer or light/medium strength serum.
“A powerful combination of protective and corrective antioxidants that help restore softer, smoother, more radiant-looking skin. Echinacea boosts new collagen synthesis to firm, rejuvenate and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Butterfly Bush protects the skin, preventing premature aging from harmful UVs and pollutants. Ecocert-certified organic.
Ingredients/INCI: Water/Aqua/Eau, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Glycerin, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Buddleja Davidii Meristem Cell Culture, Echinacea Angustrifolia Meristem Cell Culture, Rosa Mosqueta (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Aleurites Moluccana (Kendi) Seed Oil, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Pulp Oil*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Extract*, Sambucus Canadensis (Elder) Flower Extract*, Chitin, Beta Glucan, Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Flower Oil*, Helichrysum Italicum (Helichrysum) Flower Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower/Leaf Oil*, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Oil, Tanacetum Annuum (Tanacetum Annuum) Flower Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Amorphophallus Konjac Root Powder, Pullulan, Sclerotium Gum, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, P-Anisic Acid
* Ingredients issued from Organic Agriculture
100% of the total of the ingredients are of natural origin
11.18 % of the total ingredients proceed from Organic Farming.”
My Description & Thoughts:
Naturopathica is making it feel like you’re applying the “pure essence of plants” to your face with this product. Even though it is made with several great ingredients, it feels and smells like a simple concoction that doesn’t give off much of an aroma–just lots of fresh, airy goodness.
Overall, very impressed with this skin care line and their artistry in creating organic, plant based, nourishing skin products.
*These complimentary products have been generously provided to me for the purpose of trying them in order to write a review on my experience.