Back in the 1960s, Marion Delbôve was inspired by pharmacopoeias and herbalism books in developing her formulas; an ardent believer in the acknowledged power of medicinal plants in healing and skincare through the centuries. Today, we remain true to her legacy, and continue to use medicinal plants and techniques with a proven track record in phytotherapy. In 2018, we celebrated 50 years of natural, vegan, animal cruelty-free skincare products.
Each Delbôve product is made from a combination of medicinal plants recommended for treating a specific problem. Each product is packed full of different plants, with active ingredients accounting for a very high percentage of the overall formula. In comparison to standard creams, our formulas have a very low water content.
Combining the natural powers of medicinal plants and rigorously applied scientific expertise, Delbôve uses mother tinctures to retain a maximum of therapeutic properties in its unique formulas. These natural plant extracts have a proven capacity to get to work under the surface of the skin, offering targeted action for issues related to sensitivity and cutaneous ageing. These exceptional ingredients result in spectacular transformations that our customers notice in their skin over time.
NATURAL - AND ALIVE!
The sheer diversity and wealth of the natural world are central to Delbôve's products. The natural cycle of the seasons means that botanical resources can differ depending on the time of year. As a result, your favourite products may vary in colour or appearance, but their effectiveness remains completely unaltered. Embrace it as a happy surprise, an uplifting reminder of the beauty of living nature, and proof that we don't try to iron out variations through artificial means!
YOU WILL NOT FIND:
Animal-derived or animal cruelty-sourced ingredients :
Ethanolamines (MEA/DEA/TEA, ammonia derivatives)
Borage oil : emollient, hydrates.
Camphor: aromatic organic compound derived from the camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora), muscle relaxant.
Fucocert : protects and moisturises the skin.
Green clay : source of minerals and trace-elements.
Hydroxyprolisilane : activates cell regeneration and firms the skin.
Jojoba oil : emollient, softens, moisturises.
Menthol : anti-inflammatory, creates a feeling of freshness.
Panthenol : component of vitamin B5, it promotes the synthesis of fatty acids and protects cells.
Persea gratissima (avocado) : much appreciated by dry skins, its virgin oil, 100% natural and cold-pressed from the first pressing, is in vitamines A,B,D et E and essential fatty acids that nourishes the skin, moisturises it and softens it.
Symphitum officinale (comfrey) : regenerates skin tissue – derivative of its root, the allantoïnehas healing, soothing and regenerative properties, tightens pores and regulates the secretionof serum, eliminates dead cells and stimulates cellular regeneration ; its also a moisterising and softening ingredient.
Tocopheryl acetate : derivative of vitamin E, it’s an anti-free radicals and anti-inflammatory.
Valeriana officinalis : antioxidant, moisturising, relaxing.
Wheatgerm oil : rich in vitamin E and anti-free radicals, it moisturises and is an emollient.