Our Story

The trigger…

Several years ago I was working as a researcher at the lab of ecotoxicology at the University of Antwerp. I did research on toxic compounds in the environment and the damage they can cause to our health. During that period, I also met other scientists that investigated toxic compounds in cosmetics. This triggered my interest to know more about the traditional cosmetics that many of us has been using for many years. I realised quite quickly that there are indeed cosmetic ingredients that are potential cause of skin problems….

 

The Science…

Natural cosmetics are not something new. During ages people have been preparing their own skin care products using compounds they found in nature. After the war, many new synthetic cosmetic ingredients were discovered which allowed the develoment of more elegant and refined products. Nowadays, many people worry about the quality of these ‘synthetic’ cosmetics. People regained interest in the natural brands and scientific research not only led to the discovery of new, very interesting plant extracts, but also provided proof about the safety and skin health improving effects of these extracts. These new compounds allow development of a new generation of efficient working natural cosmetics.

 

Our company…

My experience as scientist helped me to start up the development of my own brand of natural skin care products. I followed courses and collected advise from other experienced formulators. It has been an incredibly fascinating journey and at the same time a roaler coaster of consecutive difficulties and learning moments that finally led to the development of a complete line of soft, skin friendly and beneficial products for skin and body. We, my husband and I, decided to start a company. Working out a business plan, installing a lab, first steps in marketing, development of a website, choosing a logo, strategic planning… all these steps wee needed to bring our products to you. We are now very proud to present you our portfolio of Enfleur Pure natural products.

 

Marleen Maras en Geert Lion