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Founded by Anke & Isabel with the help of Anke’s dad - who has been in the business of organic plant extracts and oils for more than 30 years. CÎME, a line of high quality and certified organic beauty products was born from an inspired trekking trip in the Himalaya. A journey of wellness developed in Belgium began from there.
The goal at Ann Wellness is to be a source of quality products, no matter where they are made, and introduce them to you. I chose to spend a year figuring out a way to bring CÎME to Ann Wellness patrons because of their high performance products that allow you to make a conscious decision about the way you care for your skin, your health and our planet.
CÎME’s philosophy towards ingredients match perfectly with ours at Ann Wellness. CÎME is a Natural – Vegan - Cruelty Free brand and do not use synthetic ingredients such as parabens, phenoxyethanol, synthetic perfumes and propylene glycol, as well as meeting the high standard of a certified organic brand. CÎME has been granted the ECOCERT or COSMOS label by the independent certification body ECOCERT Greenlife.
In my opinion, this is one of the most natural brands and have the best ingredients on earth! Why?
The power of the Himalayas for a better result in skincare
The active ingredients we use in our products come from plants that grow in clean and crisp mountain air at high altitude in the Himalayas. At a height of over 3.000 meters wild roses, sea buckthorn berries, edelweiss flowers and a myriad of other precious plants have adapted to survive in harsh conditions, withstanding extreme cold, severe wind and intense sunlight.
This results in a unique intensity and an exceptionally high potency of actives in the Himalayan plant extracts and oils – the basis of our organic skincare products – making them more effective than comparable ingredients grown and harvested at low altitude.
Originating from the mountainous regions, sea buckthorn has been used for over 1,000 years in Tibetan medicine to treat burns and skin injuries. The pulp and seeds of this orange berry contain over 40 amino acids, vitamins A, B-1, B-2, B12, C (7 times as much as a lemon) and E as well as essential fatty acids Omega 3, 6 & 9.
And it's a rich source of Omega-7, a precious essential fatty acid vital to collagen production and skin regeneration.
Growing at high altitudes, this plant has developed several defense mechanisms to survive extreme cold and intense sunlight. We draw inspiration from its natural coping mechanisms and use it for its natural protection against UV radiation and dehydration.
The medicinal value of the Edelweiss flower has been recognized for hundreds of years. The precious Edelweiss extract contains powerful antioxidants with the ability to protect the skin against external stress and nurture and regenerate skin cells.
Apricot is an important component in tradional Chinese medicine for its pharmaceutical properties. The oil - cold-pressed from apricot kernels - is rich in essential fatty acids such as Oleic & Linoleic acid as well as Vitamin A & E. It maintains skin elasticity and clarity and has excellent moisturizing properties for prematurely aged, dry or sensitive skin. Apricot kernel oil is known to penetrate your skin without leaving an oily feel on top of
The botanical name of daisies is bellis perennis, which means eternal beauty. Daisy extract indeed has a beneficial effect on the skin: scientific research shows that it brightens the skin, counteracts age spots and balances hyperpigmentation.
With its uplifting, refreshing and tension relieving aroma, this oil helps to revive your senses after a hard day’s work. Its toning properties help revitalize your skin and boost your complexion.
Essential oil of rose (one drop contains the equivalent of about fifty rose flowers) is known to be one of the most valuable ingredients in natural skin care. It is an efficient ingredient in countering the ageing process of the skin. It purifies, revitalizes and softens the skin, and is also known for its anti-inflammatory and calming properties that help treat redness.
Chamomile is grown at lower altitudes in Nepal, and its precious essential oil is well appreciated for its calming, soothing and skin regenerating properties (for example in case of irritated skin, cracked skin and scars).