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We create products with clinically proven actives in cosmetically elegant formulas that are fragrance (artificial or natural), colorant and drying alcohol-free. We aim to minimize all helpers and fillers, while we also avoid using common allergens and plant extracts, which sound good but are scientifically questionable for the skin (such as most essential oils, lavender or citrus extracts). We also do not use controversial ingredients (you know, like parabens, sulphates or mineral oil) to give you total peace of mind, although we also have to honestly tell you we do not think that these are toxic ingredients and we do not believe in fearmongering. Our philosophy is based more on maximizing what is good for the skin and minimizing everything else. Most of our products are Malassezia-safe and with only one exception, they are also vegan. We are 100% cruelty-free.
🧮known amount of actives
We like science, we like numbers and we like actives that have a decent amount of research proving that they are good for the skin. We also like transparency and believe in smart beauty geeks who read ingredient lists and want to know the exact amount of the main actives. More is not always better but knowing the amount in the right context definitely helps to make smart, informed product decisions, and we are happy to help you with that whenever possible for gorgeous results.
efficiency without the price tag🏷️
We create efficient, high quality products at awesome value for money. Two things help us with this: we are a mostly direct to consumer brand, and while we have local partners in several countries, we currently do not work with big retailers needing huge margins. We also have our own development & manufacturing that enables us not only to have full control over our formulations, but to create products more cost-efficiently than having to go to third party contract manufacturers, which is the usual way for most indie brands. Effective skincare doesn’t always have to break the bank, but don’t just take our word for it, we all know that the proof is in the pudding.
💛 kindness is gorgeous - If you are still reading, thank you! Here is a bonus info only for the special beauty geeks who got this far. Since the beginning of our brand, we have been committed to play our small part in contributing to a better world & better health by supporting GiveWell.org with 1€ per full-size G&G exfoliant sold. We are super happy having donated €31 367 in the last year alone.💛