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Discover the Difference Nature Makes – Our Mission for a traditional apothecary for modern times.
We devote our energy and our competencies solely to one business: design, formulation and production of 100% natural and organic skin care based on traditional and ancient apothecary formulas and research results of modern cosmetic science and principles of herbal formulation in cosmetics and skin care products.
We believe that everyone should age gracefully and wisely with 100% natural skin care products as our ancestors without using harmful chemicals.
Dr. Isidor Apothecary has set itself the mission of offering all women and men the best 100% natural and organic skin care products with quality, efficacy and safety.
We strive to preserve forgotten but healthy and effective apothecary formulas in skin care, cosmetics and cosmeceuticals based on 100% natural ingredients of what Mother Nature can offer to humans.
The traditional and ancient apothecary and perfumery art meet the modern cosmetic science and principles of herbal formulary at Dr. Isidor Apothecary and Perfumery
The practice of herbal skin treatment has very ancient origins. According to scientific literature and resources, the earliest report about the use of medical and sacred herbs, plants, lichens, algae, mushrooms dates back to 8000 – 5000 B.C. in Asia and 3000 -2000 B.C. in the Mediterranean region of the southern part of Europe including countries such as Morocco, Tunis, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Balkan peninsula, France, Spain and Portugal. Importantly, historical findings testify to the occurrence of cosmetics and skin care formulas in Babylonian and Jewish societies and communities of antiquity.
The ancient Egyptians were masters of cosmetics, as evidenced by formulations described in the Smith’s papyrus (approx. 1650 B.C.) and in the Eber’s papyrus (approx. 1550 B.C.). However, they used ancient Babylonian and Assyrian formulation for their remedies, cosmetics, and perfumes – aromatics. Many ingredients were imported from distant region and properly used in their formulas. Cosmetics and skin care formulas and perfumery were also commonplace in the ancient Greece and in the Roman Empire as make-up, skin care products and perfumes. However, a number of archeological records and findings show that the technology of cosmetics in ancient civilizations was somehow very similar to that of our times regarding herbal principles in the formulation of cosmetics, skin care products (toiletries) and cosmeceuticals.
Dr. Isidor Apothecary and Perfumery is dedicated to preserve original formulations for decades of research, collection, but slightly modified and accommodated for modern times and skin care needs of people of the 21st century.
Based on ancient traditional formulas, Dr. Isidor Apothecary and Perfumery specializes in all natural and organic perfume oils, Eau de Parfum formulas from 14th as well as apothecary products including complete facial, hand/body skin care and hair care. Each formula is handcrafted and made up of artisanal concentrate blends of organic carrier and pure therapeutic grade of essential oils, extracts of herbs, fruits, vegetables, algae, lichens, mushrooms and resins. Almost all herbs and plants used in our formulation are organically grown near the Appalachian Mountains of Northern Georgia. We never use any herbicides, pesticides, or chemicals. All other herbs and seeds are ordered from organic-certified vendors. Herbs at the Dr. Isidor Apothecary and Perfumery are harvested at proper times in accordance with the lunar and astrological calendar, taking seriously into considerations seasonal variations of the quality of the natural ingredients and all formulas follow the same principle.
Dr. Isidor Apothecary and Perfumery workshop utilizes principles of spagyrics in apothecary products, skin care products and hair care products. Spagyrics is a branch of medicinal alchemy that enhances the “healing” properties already existing in plants and herbs. Developed by Paracelsus in the early 16th century, spagyrics is a holistic therapy that promotes healing at all levels of the human being – body, soul, and spirit. Spagyric essences harness the dynamic life force in plants that triggers recovery from the energetic imbalance of illness or homeostasis imbalance including the skin. The harmonizing and balancing qualities of spagyric essences differ from other plant remedies and aromatherapy oils because they not only include the plant’s energetic information but also incorporate the salt of the plant, from which all toxic matter has been purged. The preparation of this alchemical medicine makes it possible to capture the full therapeutic spectrum of plants.
Despite the fact that Dr. Isidor Apothecary produces ancient and traditional formulas of toiletries and skin care products we strictly follow the principles of modern cosmetic science and new results in research of natural and organic herbal formulation in cosmetics, cosmeceuticals and skin care products.
Simply Dr. Isidor Apothecary is traditional apothecary and perfumery for our modern times and 21st century lifestyle.
Our motto is “Age gracefully and wisely with 100% natural and organic skin care formulas as our ancestors”. We believe that natural skin care products can do that for you, keep your skin homeostasis and skin physiology in balance and to provide your facial, hand/body skin and hair with proper everyday care.
Some of Dr. Isidor Apothecary products and formulas might have cosmeceutical effects (potential “healing” effects), however that was not our intention and mission; they are formulated not to treat your dermatological conditions, but to provide your facial and hand/body skin and hair with proper everyday care and maintain your skin homeostasis and normal physiological processes.
Each formula is the complete and multicomponent product, designed by using proper vehicles, surfactants, emollients, thickening agents, penetration enhancer agents and pure natural preservatives rich with antimicrobial and antioxidants properties (proprietary blend designed by Dr. Isidor Apothecary).
These facts will provide your skin with proper care, reveal brighter skin, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to restore your skin’s youthful complexion, will nourish your skin, properly hydrate, and importantly provide your skin with natural antioxidants to fight against free-radicals. Our formulas are designed to promote the natural beauty of healthy luminous skin. It is never too early or too late to have a nice, healthy, radiant and amazing skin. Use the natural products as our ancestors to renew and fortify your skin. They did not know about phthalate and parabens, they used botanicals and what Mother Nature offered to them.
We are dedicated to offer you the best possible 100% natural and organic skin care products for everyday use and treatment of your facial, hand /body skin and hair. Our production scale is always kept on the level of small production to preserve freshness and effectiveness of all ingredients in formulas.
Our products are not distributed by the big retail stores because real 100% natural and organic products cannot stay on the shelves several years despite the facts that our natural preservatives are effective.
Calendula officinalis (Herman A., et al., 2013) has three times stronger preservative properties than methylparaben. The cosmetic industry is trying to adapt to the needs and demands of consumers seeking to limit the use of preservatives such as paraben and develop preservative-free or self-preserving cosmetics. We do not use paraben and any other chemicals in our skin care products, they are really 100% natural and organic.