L'Erbolario – for beauty that doesn't cost the earth
L’Erbolario strongly believe that beauty must always be distinguished by an ethical profile. Here are the principles which have been a guiding light to our business for over thirty years.
We started with a dream: to make beauty an accessible commodity for everyone. We are proud to be able to say that, in more than thirty years of work, we have never stopped dreaming. We have always, and continue to, formulate high performance products. Today, as they always have, our phytocosmetics contain very high percentages of plant-derived functional substances. Today, as we always have, we offer cosmetics at excellent value for money.
We have never tested our finished cosmetic products on animals, not even during those years, thankfully far in the past, when it was widespread. Since 1998, with unwavering commitment, we have adhered to the International Ban Animal Testing Standard The formulations of our cosmetics contain raw materials that have been proven to be harmless and well tolerated, and therefore do not require any further testing. In particular, as required by the Standard, we have not used tested raw materials since adhering to it.
We like to be clear, always. For us, transparency begins with the single product, on the package of which we provide a long series of information which we consider essential. For us, transparency also means clear intentions: we have built company environmental and social profiles, which we like to mention in every catalogue, in every brochure, always providing the details to track down the Official Certifications that the company has obtained.
We love Beauty, including the beauty of the planet! For years we have implemented every means necessary to prevent, reduce and, whenever possible, eliminate every form of pollution or unjustified consumption of a resource deriving from our work. All of our phytocosmetics are formulated and prepared in Lodi, at our production site, equipped with its Environmental Management System (UNI EN ISO 14001 certification, cert. no. 497 – 2002-AE-MIL-SIN- CERT DNV) and all of our farming activities are certified by ICEA (Istituto per la Certificazione Etica Ambientale – Institute for Ethical Environmental Certification). This is because, ever since our company was founded, we have been committed to setting up our production activities based on the principles of sustainable development.
Our cosmetics are produced in a production site where more than 150 people work in a healthy, calm, pleasant and stimulating environment, with friendly and transparent relationships. Everyone at L’Erbolario knows that they are sharing a safe workplace, that they are being treated equally, that they are not being discriminated against in any way and that the quality of their work is appreciated.
We often enjoy setting off from our beautiful land to discover other places, near and far. We travel the world searching for our raw materials. Our travels have taken us to Guatemala and Morocco, to gather Aloe leaves and draw Argan oil, we have been to Africa, irresistibly attracted by the impressive Baobab and Kigelia trees, and we have stayed on the Maluku islands where beautiful women with their ebony locks passed their beauty secrets onto us.
…that are “local” in every step of production
Every phase of our activity, from formulation to quality control, from the preparation of semi-processed products to packaging, has always been carried out at our production site in Lodi: we have not outsourced any phase of production to third countries, least of all to nations where the human and basic rights of workers are violated. Our phytocosmetics are proud to say that they are 100% MADE IN ITALY!
- Kalpesh Pancholi