Thinking local and acting for sustainable beauty
With climate change and environmental degradation, consumption patterns evolve. Some were forgotten for a while, through the reign of globalisation. They gain new momentum as economic and ecological crises get worse.
This is the case of locavorism, a movement which give priority to local consumption. At Gattefossé, local commitment has always been at the centre of the philosophy.
Gattefossé was founded in 1880 by Louis Gattefossé and established in Lyon, in the Auvergne Rhone-Alpes region of France. From the very beginning, the business has always taken into account sustainability of resources and their growing conditions. The sourcing of raw materials as well as traceability were major concerns.
Year after year, close relationships with partners have been built in order to guarantee the origin of the raw materials. Today, the support to producers and priority to local feedstocks are firmly anchored in the company’s CSR policy.
A French supply chain has been enriched over the years and durable relationships have been created. Gattefossé's network is made of local partners, passionate farmers and harvesters committed to the respect of nature and biodiversity.
Four regional treasures
Four active ingredients were born from this regional supply chain.
In the preserved environment of Ardèche (less than 200km from Gattefossé manufacturing site), we collect Horse Chestnut flowers used in our award-winning anti-wrinkles active, Gatuline® Link n Lift. A unique phytochemical signature is obtained thanks to the patented green extraction technology NaDES and contributes to the rapid and visible smoothing efficacy of the ingredient.
Beech tree buds entering in the composition of Gattefossé's historical Gatuline® RC Bio are also harvested in this protected area of Ardèche, far from towns and industries. Taking advantage of the rich active molecules content hidden in the buds, Gatuline® RC Bio is a multi-pronged approach to skin ageing, providing moisture and skin smoothing properties.
Gatuline® Skin-Repair AF is an organic certified active, extracted from the flowering aerial parts of Cotton Thistle. The plant grows at the heart of France, in a farm managed following principles of an ecological farming method called “conservation agriculture”. Gatuline® Skin-Repair AF helps the skin resolve inflammation and prevents inflamm’aging. Better armed to combat inflammation, the skin regenerates more efficiently.
Finally, one step ahead local sourcing, Gatuline® Age Defense NP is born from an original idea to recycle a by-product from local agriculture. The ingredient is extracted from wasted solid residues obtained after the pressing of walnut oil, an emblematic handicraft of the Isère district (less than 100 km from Gattefossé manufacturing site). A superfood ingredient, walnuts thus provide all their scavenging and energizing molecules to the skin.
If you want to explore more our locally sourced active ingredients, do not hesitate to contact your local sales representative.