coeur de beauté stands for high-quality and vegan natural cosmetics made in Berlin
“Like most women, I was looking for “the” right cream for a long time. It should be vegan and definitely not tested on animals. I no longer wanted to put parabens, fragrances and other unnecessary chemical additives on my sensitive skin. The solution was obvious: I tested the wonderful effects of precious oils from our own factory on my skin. The idea of our own cosmetics line was born.”
Sabine Stempfhuber, founder and management
I was a classic perfumery customer until the age of 30, only then did I start to take a closer look. The more I dealt with conventional cosmetics, the less it was an option for me, be it in terms of the ingredients or the issue of animal testing. So I switched my skin care to natural cosmetics and tried a lot of things. But my skin rebelled because it couldn't cope with the variety of essential oils. And upon closer inspection, the frequent use of refined oils didn't seem right to me either. There had to be a better way.
Manufactured by heart
The oil factory has been part of our owner-managed family business since 2013. Before that, my husband Frank and I worked in management consulting and controlling. Berlin meant a new start for us - first with herbs, then with the oil mill and finally with cosmetics: in 2017 I discovered the added value of our products for the skin. It was pure food grade apricot kernel oil, which I initially used as a body oil. The oil comes from the kernel, more precisely from the heart of the apricot. This is how we came up with the name of our brand: coeur de beauté - “Heart of Beauty”.
I was fascinated by the topic of oils and their effect on the skin. From then on I studied it extensively and applied it in a variety of ways. This is how natural oils became the heart of our organic care - and they are still the basis of all our recipes today. All other ingredients that we do not produce ourselves are sourced in Germany.
I developed our first products, facial care oils and body butters, entirely myself. Only when it came to producing the creams did we look for an experienced producer. The other products were created together with him in the laboratory.
Effective, minimalist, tolerable
Basically, we prefer to choose raw materials for which there is already evidence of their effectiveness on the skin, such as hyaluronic acid, hemp oil or niacinamide. There is no need to conduct your own research - for us that is also a form of sustainability.
We have set ourselves the goal of developing products with high effectiveness and as few ingredients as possible. We succeed in this, for example, thanks to the cold-pressed organic oils, which already have an effect due to their natural composition. Active ingredients must first be added to refined or mineral oils. We can do without that. The situation is similar with fragrances: Since we do not scent most of our products, the recipes do not require any additional emulsifiers.
The high level of tolerability of our low-irritation formulations is particularly important to us. The following applies to our range: few or no fragrances, no alcohol and, for example, no retinol. There are great alternatives that are also suitable for very sensitive skin. One of our favorites is mat bean extract, a highly effective natural raw material that stimulates collagen production without irritating the complexion. The only exception is the blue series, which was created based on our first hand cream with the scent of citrus and thyme. Our customers loved the natural perfume so much that we developed further products with it upon request. However, only natural essential oils are used here, which we dose carefully.