Made from Nature + Designed by Science
"While studying the aging process as a means for cancer-fighting therapies, molecular geneticist Dr. Andrea Alimonti identified a handful of plant extracts that prolong the lifespan of human cells. In other words, he found the key to natural substances that slow the aging process."
Bottega Organica Founder, Dr. Andrea Alimonti
Behind the Brand: Bottega Organica Skincare
This week we sit down with Bottega Organica for our "Behind the Brand" interview. In this feature, we discuss how this brand creates premium organic skincare products backed by they're founders expertise as a research scientist. When it comes to effective luxury, look no further than Bottega Organica's skincare line. Let's take a look inside...
Bottega Organica takes research to a new level, combining anti-aging studies with 100% natural and organic ingredients. The results are a revolutionary skincare line that's driven by hand crafted formulas made to nurture and support the skin while extending youthfulness. While many skincare companies claim to offer natural products, the reality is that the overwhelming majority of skincare products are loaded with synthetic compounds. Day after day, synthetic preservatives, emulsifiers and fragrances penetrate the skin, reach the bloodstream and spread throughout the body with harmful effects.This is why we use pure extra-virgin olive oil from our Ligurian farm as the base for most of our products because it is the single most effective natural carrier for anti-aging plant extracts. Our olive oil is pure, natural and obtained only through same day cold-pressing of hand-picked organically-grown olives. From our 500-year-old Italian farm, we proudly stand behind the whole production process, ensuring proper handling at every step of the way, unlike many unscrupulous olive oil producers.
"Our products contain the purest ingredients from our farm in Liguria, Italy."
We farm many acres of pristine, uncontaminated land in the coastal regions of Liguria, Italy where precious herbs and fruits with anti-aging properties grow wild and are cultivated without pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, following a family tradition of many generations. In our Ligurian farm situated in the hills that surround the medieval town of Pieve di Teco, we grow organic Salvia Haenkei and other powerful medicinal herbs and olive trees and channel their rejuvenating powers into 100% natural and pure formulas.
Here olives are handpicked and cold-pressed on the same day to create the luxurious golden base enriched with the rejuvenating powers of prawn sage. Our signature floral mists and pure essential oils, use steam extraction from select plants, rich in anti-aging hydro-soluble molecules for increased effectiveness.
Our Commitment to Nature
- Thoroughly tested under strict safety parameters with no animal testing.
- All skincare oils, serums, and mists are 100% vegan; balms contain humanely harvested organic beeswax.
- 100% organic, no exceptions. No synthetic ingredients ever: no preservatives, fragrances, dyes or petroleum derivatives of any kind.
- All paper packaging is made with upcycled orange peel printed with vegetable soy ink; all containers are made of naturally violet glass.
- We only use certified organic ingredients and ingredients produced on our organic farms in Liguria,grown without pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. Only 100% organically grown and processed ingredients.
How was Bottega Organica created?
"Bottega Organica was born from the scientific research of Dr. Andrea Alimonti, a world-renowned molecular geneticist. After years of research in the field of senescence, in December 2016 Dr. Alimonti published in the scientific journal 'Aging' his discoveries on Salvia Haenkei, the key ingredient present in all Bottega Organica products. Dr. Alimonti demonstrated how the extracts of this particular and very special sage of South American origin slows skin aging by 50%."
Where does Bottega Organica come from?"We are based in the historical town of Pieve di Teco in Liguira. We are from Liguria, Italy, you can find pictures of our 500-year-old organic family farm on instagram and on our website. On this farm we produce our olive oil and we harvest Salvia Haenkei, a unique species of Salvia with rejuvenating power."
What is the Bottega Orgainca mission?
"Our mission, the one for which Bottega Organica is born, is the slowing down of cellular senescence, the rejuvenation of the skin with 100% natural and organic ingredients. We know we can do this thanks to original scientific research that is making an important contribution to the quality of of our life."
What experience do you want people to have with Bottega Organica skincare products?"At Bottega Organica, we want our customers to realize they've started an important detoxification path from synthetic preservatives and additives and should feel in a certain sense part of a more complete and profound way of life that respects the natural cycle."
What personal beauty tips can you share with the audience?
"For all Oils, both facial and body, the best thing is to use them on dampened skin, immediately after a shower or after washing your face. Generally, less product will be used and the oil will be absorbed faster into your skin without leaving a greasy sensation, instead a feel of amazing elasticity."
What is a Bottega Organica skincare ritual?
"Bottega Organica products are very versatile and allow you to create personalIzed skincare rituals. My current ritual is simple and effective. In the winter after a shower I spread on the whole body with Bottega Organica - Contour Body Balm rich in peppermint and chili pepper. The feeling of immediate rejuvenation is exceptional. In the summer I prefer a Bottega Organica Dual Action Oil Mist: Vitalize Body Oil (Lavender) or Repose Body Oil (Orange), both leave you intensely fresh.For the face, I always start with Cleanse Face Oil for cleaning, also ideal for waterproof makeup. Elevate Face Oil + Calm Face Mist to nourish and refresh. Once or twice a week I use the Refine Face Scrub which helps me, especially for the forehead and nose. Maybe twice per month, I use the Restore Face Mask, more suitable for dry skin, but it's so relaxing that I use it as an occasional cuddle. Most importantly, a Bottega Organica Lip Balm is always in my bag: I prefer the Refresh Lip Balm in summer and our Soothe Lip Balm in winter."
What challenges have you experienced while developing Bottega Organica products?
"We worked really hard to ensure that the rejuvenating powers of our products could be delivered naturally following strict 100% organic regulations. All Bottega Organica products are 100% certified organic, no exception!"
What do you love about clean beauty products?
"Over 60% of what we put on our skin every day penetrates the bloodstream. Our products are 100% natural and certified organic: we do not use pesticides or synthetic additives or preservatives. With Bottega Organica, the rejuvenating properties of the plants in our skincare line are delivered in a totally healthy manner!"