Farm to face skincare products for women is the upcoming wave of interest for those looking for the best, purest, all natural products. For us, farm to face and farm sourced is nothing new. We coined the phrase Farm-Sourced® which means we invented the approach of bringing organic healthy botanicals to the ingredients of our skin care line. The basic definition of Farm-Sourced® is to refer to a botanical that is as close to its earthly source as possible, and not altered in a laboratory to mimic a nutrient. Cruelty-free beauty skincare products – we’ve been the leader in cruelty free beauty products for decades. We are pathfinders, not followers, and cruelty free is naturally an critical facet of our healthy, healing philosophy.
Clean beauty skincare products and brands, we could also say, is our original intention when we first started Benedetta. We’re clean, pure botanical, healthy through all stages of formulation. Vegan, cruelty free skincare products define our line and bring you the best vegan face and body care available. All our products are cruelty free, of course. All our products are vegan, except for two which use bee propolis. Chemical free women’s skincare products is the natural corollary to healthy skin care. How do chemicals help or heal skin? They don’t. Clean beauty skincare that’s vegan does.
Our Farm-Sourced® ethic represents a standard of excellence requiring ingredients to be intentionally cultivated on a farm, ecologically harvested in the wild, or found in the sea. We do our best to acquire directly from farms as they are extremely dear to us, and allow for mutually beneficial and sustainable partnerships. With the clean, organic cosmetic industry trend in full swing, it is key for us to maintain relationships with our farmers to assure availability, especially during a poor yield year.
Below, we have listed some of many alliances we have formed across the globe over the course of our 25 years in business, all of which are ecologically harvested and Farm-Sourced® distributors, and additionally some also Certified Organic and Biodynamic farms:
Insisting on Farm-Sourced® ingredients means working with nature. When procuring materials, we consider the climate and season they are grown in, as this can cause the nature of the botanical to shift. Seasonal changes can result in the slight variance of a formula’s aroma and color, often positively - the quality of our formulas always comes first.
We monitor our sourcing carefully and do our best to get information and gas chromatographs to gauge changes in a raw material. Poor climate conditions such as drought, excessive rain, or high temperatures can create a shortage, often resulting in extreme price hikes on our raw materials.
At the beginning of summer, Benedetta procures many of our ingredients from farmers and producers we have a direct relationship with. We also work with numerous distributors that work directly with farmers and can provide us with production dates, batch tests, and documentation of certified organic status.
Additionally, conscious and careful processing of the plant material, in accordance with energetic principles, is critical to keeping the plant viable and active. Once received in our warehouse, ingredients are stored in a climate controlled environment and housed in glass, stainless steel or coated aluminum for optimal endurance and viability.
*The distributors we work with distribute for multiple smaller family-owned farms who cannot afford to distribute themselves