Etymologie, Natural Beauty With Ethical Skincare By Contributing Editor, Tova Bonem
Étymologie is a sustainable lifestyle brand on a mission to use science, ancient knowledge, and an ethical, innovative approach to develop natural, vegan skincare products delivering lasting visible results for beauty, the planet, and its people.
The name Étymologie stems from the Ancient Greek “etumon” meaning “true” and referring to origins of meaning. “At Étymologie, we believe that innovative chemistry, transparently and sustainably sourced natural ingredients, and inclusivity on a fundamental level can all work together to bring out natural beauty so people look and feel their best.”
Founder, Raquela is passionate about biochemistry and how botanical extracts interact with health and overall well-being. She started Étymologie while completing her MSc. in Food Science at McGill University in Montréal, and has developed a line of natural skincare products that are safe, sustainable, and effective, and 100% plant-based.
Today the brand offers a line of four products to help customers highlight their natural beauty.
Active Clay Cleanser
Featuring French pink clay, ylang-ylang essential oil, and the antioxidant-rich Moringa seed oil, this smooth, non-foaming cleanser provides luxurious cleanse without stripping the skin of its moisture.
Hydrating Floral Elixir
Composed of hydroscopic hibiscus extract, healing Kigelia extract, natural exfoliation- stimulating caviar lime extract, and other star ingredients this next-generation elixir brightens and hydrates the skin.
Antioxidant Daily Defense Serum
A shield against the harmful effects of pollution and UV radiation, this serum protects and nourishes the skin and promotes collagen production in a joint effort between mongongo, baobab, prickly pear, and Neroli essential oils and more.
100% cold-pressed Moringa seed oil makes this a powerful moisturizer packs a punch for hair, skin, and nails with its richness in vitamins and antioxidants. Artisan women in developing countries benefit from sales as a portion of revenues go to the Montreal NGO Artistri Sud.