Certified Organic Ingredients

Not just certified organic skin care ingredients – vital and strong as well.

You may think that the term ‘certified organic’ automatically denotes superior quality.

It doesn’t.

‘Certified organic’ simply means that no synthetic chemicals are used in the soil.

It's not widely realised, but no organic (or natural) certification requires proof of the quality of ingredients used.

To us at Simplicité though, the highest quality of our herbal extracts (and other ingredients used) is paramount.

Too often, natural skin care, certified organic skin care and organic skin care is made from factory made (in China usually) 'plant' extract powders or liquids and other ingredients that are not fresh, are not high quality and so are of absolutely no benefit to skin.

By contrast, David Lyons, respected naturopath for more than 35 years and Simplicité formulator, is meticulously discerning when he chooses his ingredients.

“It's a given, says David, “that we source certified organic herbs (typically Australian Certified Organic) as well as those that are picked in the wild (wildcrafted). But we have another, higher standard to meet than just certified organic—the strength and vitality of these herbs."

"We go to a great deal of trouble to find medicinal quality, high activity herbs from trusted Australian suppliers or from overseas when necessary.”

Our Australian main herb supplier is passionately committed to producing the medicinal quality, certified organic herbs we use from their Maldon herb farm and network of dedicated certified organic growers throughout Eastern Australia.

Most crops are produced throughout Victoria, however the 30 certified organic growers cover from northern Queensland to Southern Tasmania. This is because each climate provides the best conditions for a different selection of herbs to thrive, for example Lemongrass in the North, Chamomile in the South and Hypericum/St John's Herb in Central Victoria.

Most growers select eight to 10 medicinal herbs which suit their operation best – these may be flower, leaf, berry or root crops.

David decocts these strong and vital herbs to make his signature potent, concentrated plant extracts that define Simplicité products. He teams these with high-activity, practitioner-quality aromatherapy essences and Australian bush flower essences.

What's the point of skin care - in this case, organic skin care, natural skin care, certified organic anything - unless the products work?

To 'work' means to nourish, enrich, soothe and protect skin.

This can only happen if the skin care products are nutrient rich and brimming with antioxidants, essential fatty acids and soluble vitamins.

And that's certainly Simplicité.