A collection of 6 remedies that renew the value of herbal remedies by focusing on 4 Alpine plants. Project developed in close collaboration with Valais-based Phytosphere Swiss Lab and PhytoArk, partner institutions that study and develop the extracts of local flora and specialise in cosmetic development.

Each remedy brings out specific curative properties of one of four Alpine plants studied and extracted by the partner institutions: Alchemilla Vulgaris (Lady’s Mantle), Rhododendron Ferrugineum (Alpenrose), Vitis Vinifera (Grapevine), and Rhodiola Rosea (Roseroot).

PhytoArk/Phytosphere Swiss Lab team:
Sarah Schneider, Project Leader in Phyto-Inspired Cosmetology
Geneviève Marie-Sainte, Engineer in Cosmetic Formulation

Photography by Jagoda Wisniewska

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03_Alchemille Tape
Fruit tape for period pain
Dehydrated apple-pear strip infused with the extract of Alchemilla Vulgaris (Lady’s Mantle)

 

04_Alchemille Patch
Soothing Patch for Cuts and Scrapes
Extract of Alchemilla Vulgaris gelatinised with agar agar

 

05_Rhododendron_Mask
Solid Face Mask
Compressed block of clay powder, apricot oil, and solidified Rhododendron extract.

 

06_Grapevine_Sponge
Moisturising eye sponge
Recycled synthetic sponge impregnated with Vitis Vinifera-based beauty water, dehydrated for prolonged use.

 

07_Rhodiola Bar
Extreme dryness butter bar
Sectioned bar composed of beeswax and natural butters, infused with the liposoluble extract of Rhodiola Rosea.

 

08_Rhodiola Candy
Stress Relief Candy
Glucose and sugar-based hard candy, made with the water-soluble extract of Rhodiola Rosea.

 

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Photograph taken at Phytosphere Swiss Lab by Isabelle Stauffer

 

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Photograph taken at Phytosphere Swiss Lab by Isabelle Stauffer