For Deeper Beauty
Naturopathica was founded on the belief that herbalism, naturopathic medicine, and holistic wellness should be coupled with cutting edge science to offer deeper beauty to all. To address concerns, we consider the skin itself but also understand it as a reflection of the body’s interior health. With our herbal remedies, tinctures, aromatherapies, and highly efficient topical treatments, we improve skin’s function and appearance at a deeper, more efficacious level.
DO NO HARM
We never use toxic ingredients that could be detrimental to the health of the individual or our planet. We exclude irritating ingredients associated with low-grade chronic inflammation.
The Healing Power of Nature
We believe that the body has an innate ability to heal itself.
We focus on preventing imbalances with a good skin care regimen instead of treating symptoms.
Treat the Cause: Holistic Approach
We believe in a holistic approach to skin health and well-being, understanding that the skin reflects the body’s interior health.
Clean and Effective
Our products use safe and sustainable ingredients in clean bases that support skin’s natural function. Our actives are proven safe and effective, often developed using the latest advances in green technology.
Our Planet and Its Inhabitants
Our ingredients are sustainably and responsibly sourced. Our workers and those of our vendors are paid fair, life-enhancing wages. Everything that we pack, ship and print is made from glass or recycled material whenever possible. We love animals and never test on them. We are proud to be Leaping Bunny certified cruelty free.
Made in the USA and Community Focused
We are proud to manufacture our products in the United States. We support groups who share our values, including the American Botanical Council, the Green Spa Network and local non-profit organizations.
INGREDIENTS WITH INTENT
We rigorously vet every ingredient we use in our formulas. Each ingredient is measured for its efficacy, sourcing, and environmental impact. Our formulas all work in harmony with the skin’s natural function so we can deliver noticeable results without irritation or discomfort. At minimum, we never use:
- Animal-derived ingredients (Lanolin, Musk, Collagen, Squalene)
- Endocrine disruptors (Formaldehyde, Synthetic Fragrance, Parabens)
- Petroleum-derived ingredients
- Any other potentially toxic or known irritants
Several of our products have been certified by Ecocert and carry its seal. This seal ensures that the product has gone through a rigorous review process, including an audit of all raw materials, formulas, and labels. It also guarantees that:
- All ingredients are derived from renewable resources and manufactured with environmentally friendly processes
- A minimum of 50% of a product’s natural ingredients have been certified organic
Inspired by childhood visits to apothecaries with her aunt in France, Barbara embarked on an exploration of natural healing at an early age. Barbara now holds a Master’s degree in Therapeutic Herbalism and credentials in esthetics, advanced massage and aromatherapy. Her expertise was tested when her mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. During that difficult time, Barbara used lemon balm tea to ease her mother’s anxiety, her own calendula cream to soothe her mother’s sensitized skin, and peppermint aromatherapy to quell her mother’s nausea.
Birth of a Brand
In 1995 Barbara opened Naturopathica Healing Arts Center & Spa in East Hampton to share her discoveries with a wider audience. Today, Barbara is regarded as a pioneer in the wellness movement and the leader in holistic skin care. Today, Naturopathica Holistic Health features a robust collection of skin and well-being products, three celebrated flagship spas in Manhattan and East Hampton, and an impressive roster of Spa Partners across the country, including Miraval, The Lake Austin Spa Resort, The Spa at Terranea, and Heyday Spas across the country.
Author and Speaker
From the beginning, Barbara sought to demonstrate the connection between inner wellness and outer beauty. To share her vast knowledge, Barbara has authored three books: Well Being (2000), Pure Skin: Holistic Beauty Basics (2005) and The Naturopathica Effect: A Holistic Approach to Skin Health (2018). Barbara is also a popular speaker and panelist at private and public events across the country, leveraging her knowledge as an esthetician, aromatherapist, and master herbalist to educate her listeners and readers on the benefits of her holistic approach to beauty.
The essence of beauty lies within. When we feel our best, we look our best.