”We use upcycling during the making to eliminate waste; the broken shells of kernels are cleaned and micronized to provide scrub for other cosmetic companies.”
The founder of Phaedra Botanicals researched the blue waters of the Aegean Sea for many years. She fell in love with the sea in her early childhood, and eventually became a maritime archaeologist in the Mediterranean. When she founded Phaedra Botanicals, she swore to never use anything from the ocean or any ingredient treated with pollutants that cause toxicity in pollinating insects.
Phaedra Botanicals currently offer one product: a bioactive plum oil serum, the so-called EX PRŪNĪS Antioxidant Treatment Oil made from the kernels of organic Ente plums cold-pressed through a slow method in southwestern France. We use upcycling during the making to eliminate waste; the broken shells of kernels are cleaned and micronized to provide scrub for other cosmetic companies.
Our reason to offer one product at the moment is to stay focused and guarantee the highest possible quality. Each of our batches is kept small for freshness and analyzed for its active ingredient while being strictly controlled for external contaminants (e.g. heavy metals).
Ente plums, from which our EX PRŪNĪS is made, offer broad-spectrum antioxidants. They provide the skin with naturally present full-spectrum vitamin E, as well as antioxidative phenolic acids and rutin (the new fountain of youth). These are not only beneficial for the skin but also prevent oxidation of the oil itself, thus allowing us to keep the oil unadulterated and without preservatives. The most characteristic feature of our EX PRŪNĪS is its signature aroma that resembles marzipan and almonds.
Upcycling & Sustainibility
Upcycling during the production to eliminate waste and a selection of responsible resources that do not impact the environment with toxic compounds such as pesticides are the driving forces behind our company.
A meticulous selection of natural elements that have high antioxidant levels and sensory richness allows us to keep our products 100% untouched. We do not fill our products with any additives, fillers or essential oils and yet they offer sensory richness.
As a small company, we focus on the pristine, avoiding any massive production, thus delivering the ingredient to you in its most potent form: fresh. Each of our small batches goes through an analysis of active ingredients and strict control undesirable contaminants to secure the highest quality.