LA FERVANCE is re-defining luxury clean beauty.
LA FERVANCE raises the bar of luxury and clean beauty with its ethical, sustainable approach, without compromising on proven efficiency and the exquisite sensorial experience.
Made in France and Certified COSMOS. Dermatologically and Clinically Tested.
What sets LA FERVANCE apart from every other skincare brand?
LA FERVANCE is an independent original and authentic Australian-French company – experts in sustainable luxury beauty. The founder of LA FERVANCE, Melissa Obeid, has directed and overseen every aspect of the product profile, performance, ingredient provenance, packaging and testing.
Created in an exceptional association with France’s most accomplished cosmetic scientists and state of the art laboratories – stemming from the globally esteemed Cosmetic Valley. LA FERVANCE is ‘Made in France’ in accordance with the most stringent global regulations for the production of prestige, sustainable luxury beauty. For LA FERVANCE product efficiency, safety, rigorous procedures and regulatory compliance are all absolute priorities.
Founder Bio- Melissa Obeid
Melissa’s love affair with France was ignited whilst studying at The Paris Fashion Institute in the 90’s. She worked with the biggest names in the fashion world extending these experiences to senior fashion roles back in Australia, followed by a stellar career in high-level arts management. Melissa’s passion for clean beauty led her to initiate the development and commercialisation of a suite of Australian Made, 100% natural beauty products created under Proprietary brands sold nationwide. This was an Australian first.
“Whilst obtaining a 99.9% natural formulation is a positive achievement, my mind immediately went to ‘what will it take to make it 100%’? Achieving this was a huge challenge, but it was
worth every second.” – Melissa
During this time Melissa recognised a void for impeccably presented, high-performance, 100% natural skincare products developed within an eco-friendly framework.
“There can be no ambiguity with COSMOS certification, as they oversee every minute detail of the entire cycle of creation and production, ensuring it adheres to their standards for excellence in natural and ethical product development and packaging.” – Melissa
Seeking absolute perfection, Melissa relocated to France with her husband and children to collaborate with the global leaders in cosmetic science. Calling on their knowledge and experience in active ingredients of 100% natural origin and 100% natural skin care for clean beauty. These experts were excitedly drawn to the integrity of the project and Melissa’s sheer determination to make it succeed. After three years of intense research, development and extensive testing, LA FERVANCE was born.
“Perfection is our benchmark. We strive for nothing less than the best within every aspect of the LA FERVANCE brand offering. Of course, this is constantly evolving with new discoveries and innovation – hence our best must always be better.” – Melissa
Ingredients and Products
LA FERVANCE formulations are perfectly balanced and entirely original. A complex 100% preservative system to ensure the stability of their active formulations, is designed to successfully streamline the daily ritual, eliminating the need for an excessive number of products.
LA FERVANCE was inspired not only by the Napoleonic expedition to ‘Terre Napoleon’ in 1800, returning three years later with over 200,000 Australian flora and fauna, but also the strong ties which our brand founder, Melissa Obeid, has with both her beloved country of birth and France, where she now lives with her family.
“LA FERVANCE will resonate with those seeking authenticity, integrity and real results.” – Melissa
Eclat Extraordinaire Key Natural Ingredients
“With an influx of self-professed natural beauty brands on the market, I urge the clean beauty consumer to look beyond the marketing spiel and investigate the fine print ingredients listing for themselves. They may be surprised at what they discover.”- Melissa
Mountain Harvest™ AF is a bioactive complex derived from 3 mountain herbs and spices native to Australia, Aniseed Myrtle Leaf, Mountain Pepper Leaf and Wild Rosella Flower. It is the solution for optimal skin protection and regeneration. This unique botanical combination will protect against the harmful effects of free radicals, soothe and rejuvenate the skin.
Aniseed Myrtle (or Licorice Myrtle) is an Australian native mountain rainforest tree. It yields fragrant leaves with a rich aniseed aroma. Aniseed Myrtle and Mountain Pepper Leaf are both a good source of antioxidant compounds, lutein, folate, vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin A. Rich in minerals like zinc, magnesium and calcium which are required for collagen synthesis and self-repair of DNA.
Mountain Pepper is native to mountainous South Eastern lands of Australia. It is a hardy species, tolerating cold winter temperatures and surviving on rocky and exposed windy sites. Mountain Pepper leaf contains an active molecule called Polygodial which is associated with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activities.
Wild Rosella is native to the mountains of far Northern Australia. Wild Rosella plant is known for its medicinal virtue. The heated leaves were traditionally applied to sores, wounds and ulcers to speed up healing. Wild Rosella contains proteins, carbohydrates, anthocyanins, AHAs (citric acid & malic acid), hibiscus acid and vitamin C.
Conflict-Free 23K Gold Dust
What is conflict free gold and why is it important? The Conflict-Free Gold Standard provides a mechanism by which gold producers can assess and provide assurance that their gold has been extracted in a manner that does not cause, support or benefit unlawful armed conflict or contribute to serious human rights abuses or breaches of international humanitarian law.
What does the La Fervance Conflict free Gold do for the Skin? LA FERVANCE fine gold dust penetrates through the pores, draining lymph nodes and helps to eliminate impurities. Moreover, gold activates a process of cell regeneration, it stimulates the production of elastin and collagen and helps the bloods circulation. With continued use the skin becomes more and more toned and the complexion appears warmer and more even toned. Gold’s detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties along with its ‘insulation’ capacity help the skin to fight toxins, enhancing the gold’s supposed anti-aging effect.
Kakadu Plum Extract is an amazing source of Vitamin C and Vitamin C is essential for glowing skin; it firms’ skin, helps fade dark spots, can help fade acne scarring, and improves the way skin responds to UV light.
Kakadu plums have been used by AUSTRALIAN local Aboriginal tribes as medicine for 1000’s of years—and it’s especially known as a traditional antibiotic and anti-inflammatory remedy. When applied to skin, it can reduce swelling, redness and even help rid bacterially induced acne, making it a natural acne-fighter. Kakadu Plum is loaded with antioxidants, which help protect your skin from environmental damage, like UV damage and pollution while being rich in additional lesser-known antioxidants like Gallic acid (good for restoring the skin’s natural barrier) and Ellagic acid (helps restore elasticity to skin).
Hyaluronic Acid: LA FERVANCE use double strength Hyaluronic Acid derived from 100% pure HA sources (High and Low molecular weights). A vital naturally occurring substance that’s part of skin’s youth-supporting matrix working to keep every aspect of skin stable, safeguarded, and constantly renewed.
The science-based magic lies in hyaluronic acid’s ability to replenish a LOT of moisture. One gram (or 0.03 oz.) of hyaluronic acid can hold up to six litres of water. What’s even more impressive is that hyaluronic acid can do this for skin without tipping the scales and giving skin too much water. It also revitalizes skin’s outer surface layers, so they look and feel softer, smoother and radiantly hydrated. This instantly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Australian Wattle (Mimosa) is a good all-rounder for most skin types. This hard-working skin ingredient helps to revive dull skin and is particularly beneficial to oily and sensitive skins or those with irritation. One of the oil’s key constituents Lupeol has been shown to have anti-inflammatory action, while high in polyphenols concentration providing strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and healing effects for sensitive skin care and irritated skin.
Pure seawater and blood plasma have almost identical chemical compositions of mineral and trace elements. Because of this, some of the amazing benefits that pure sea water can have on your skin include refining of the skin pores, soaking up excess oils, diminishing scars, fighting off acne-causing bacteria, and reducing inflammation.
Pure sea water is rich in skin-healing minerals. Magnesium, calcium, and potassium help to absorb toxins in the body and promote the healing process making it a miracle worker for acne and infections. Additionally, sulphur in sea salt water is a natural antiseptic.
Bee Propolis is the focus of many scientific research projects surrounding it’s healing properties especially on our immune system. As an antimicrobial, preliminary scientific studies show that some types of propolis have invitro antibacterial properties and anti-fungal activity and that is why it may be very effective when fighting acne.
Propolis is also known in science as an antioxidant, an emollient and is being studied for skin cancer treatment and cancer prevention. At LA FERVANCE the innovative process of propolis keeps up to 98% of its natural features and uses its properties to naturally restore and maintain skin structure. Propolis will assist in balancing, healing and soothing problematic skin as it accelerates the rate of cell growth and decongests pores. Propolis protects against bacteria and functions as a great anti-inflammatory agent.
Buriti oil is a rich source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that converts Vitamin A playing a large role in overall skin health. Also rich in unsaturated fatty acids, vital in keeping the skin hydrated and plump. Buriti oil is known for its cooling, soothing and reviving properties, while Vitamin C helps to protect from premature aging.
Jojoba has been grown in the dry inland regions of Australia for many years. Jojoba oil is a humectant, this means that it works to seal your skin with a protective barrier to keep it from losing moisture.
Jojoba oil encourages your skin cells to bind together after they’ve been separated by a scratch or cut. With a composition close to that our sebum, Jojoba oil balances the skin while the high concentrations of gadoleic acid calms and soothes the skin, encourages the skin cells to heal making it effective in treating acne and acne scarring.
Baobab pulp gel boasts the highest antioxidant content of all superfoods per serving (even surpassing goji berries and matcha) ideal in fighting free radical damage. Baobab’s moisturising benefits help to alleviate irritation from common skin conditions. Baobab naturally has anti-inflammatory properties and can reduce redness, itchiness, and dryness. Rich in vitamin C to boost collagen and a high level of omega fatty acids making Baobab an ideal ingredient for radiant, youthful-looking skin.
All-Natural Sugar-Esters Basis: Sugar esters are non-ionic, PEG-free emulsifiers. Ultra-mild and highly pure, they present an excellent tolerance with even the most sensitive skins. Strong water binders, sugar esters embellish and visibly moisturize the skin, to give a natural beautiful glow.
All- natural Pearly Pigments provide an advanced skin feel and tone for extra glowing skin.
L’EXPEDITION 1800 All-Natural COSMOS Fragrance
LA FERVANCE collaborated with a unique Cosmos Certified All Natural Parfumery in the Perfume Capital of the world, Grasse. The brief was simple, to design the most amazing Cosmos Fragrances to entice the senses. The result, a warm and woody grounded fragrance that soothes the soul and creates a sense of well-being.
Sustainably Sourced Natural Ingredients
The ingredients in every LA FERVANCE product are traceable and of 100% natural origins, and all ingredients are sustainably-sourced and COSMOS-certified for sustainability. All products are free from propylene glycol and micro beads, and they do not use any harsh chemicals. They are also microplastic-free, and their organic ingredients are certified by ECOCERT. All of their ingredients are traceable, and they offer their community the opportunity to understand where each ingredient comes from and what its purpose is.
All of LA FERVANCE packaging is 100% recyclable and COSMOS-certified, using glass primary packaging and FSC-accredited, fine Italian made papers for their cartons. All of the glass used in their product packaging is recyclable and they are investigating a refill program to enable consumers to purchase product refills for their existing jars and bottles instead of purchasing replacement products in brand new packaging.
LA FERVANCE uses European made glass packaging wherever possible and is deeply committed to reducing the amount of plastic found in waterways. They intend to work with companies which remove plastic from the oceans and are also committed to preserving forests and halting land degradation and biodiversity loss. The use of French and European made packaging and many key ingredients minimizes the impact of transporting goods to their production facilities in France.
Fair Pay and Labour
Made in France, LA FERVANCE abides by European laws that govern health and safety and work closely with their suppliers to ensure they do as well. As such, many of their suppliers have won multiple awards for corporate responsibility, sustainability, welfare and innovation. As LA FERVANCE is a female-led business, they have an equal pay policy, and gender equality is an integral part of their company ethos.
Along with their own commitments to protecting the environment, LA FERVANCE does, and will continue to work only with suppliers who operate in a sustainable and environmentally safe way. They have developed water-free products which will be released in 2020 and continue to encourage this type of innovation, both within their own company and with their suppliers. They are working to reduce waste across their business model and minimise their water usage, too. All of the employees throughout their supply chain are educated on these policies via a video tutorial.
As a woman and a mother, the plight of poor and disadvantaged children is crucial to Melissa’s being, particularly after the global pandemic of Covid-19, which is why FERVANCE has partnered with the Save the Children fund, given their enormous respect for the work this organisation carries out to eradicate the suffering of children around the world.