About Us

Arboretum Natural Cosmetics is a home-based manufacturing of hand made natural skin care products. The products are developed by Olga Goldberger, molecular biologist with many years of experience in the research labs within Harvard Medical School. Here in Arboretum Skincare we believe that for a successful skin care product three conditions need to be met:

1. We are proud of the selection of the best ingredients we can find - organic herbal extracts, organic shea butter, therapeutic quality essential oils. We also believe in combining natural ingredients with the latest scientific advancements. We specifically believe that ingredients for skin care need to be chosen to benefit mitochondria as these cellular organelles are tightly connected to human aging. Mitochondria are organelles where cellular respiration takes place generating adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a vital energy resource for most of cellular processes. Cellular respiration is also a source of damaging reactive oxygen species (ROS). It is thought that accumulation of ROS damage and resultant mutations of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) leads to programmed cell death and plays a role in many diseases like Parkinson’s, Diabetes and also aging. They also lead to characteristic signs of aging and UV-induced skin damage, e.g. loss of skin elasticity, wrinkles and tissue loss. So we believe that skin-care products should contain powerful antioxidant agents and other actives to prevent skin damage (e.g. Niacinamide, Coenzyme Q10, DMAE and complex skin care ingredients like Pepha-Tight, Pantrofina, Malt Secrets, and Celligent) and other ingredients enhancing skin barrier function. We believe that these combinations will give our clients the products with the best natural base, yet powerful enough to make a speedy difference in their looks.

2. Second condition of a successful skin-care product is it's delivery to the skin. The best ingredients would be of a little use for you if they cannot get deep into your skin. For this reason we use liposomes derived from soy phospholipids - it is an advanced delivery system for deeper skin penetration. It means also you need just a little of the product to get the benefits for your skin, they will be absorbed easily. 

Phospholipids in our formulations serve not only as delivery vehicle but also as sole emulsifier. We do not use any chemical emulsifiers that are so common in the skin care industry (like Stearic acid, Polysorbates, Glycerin stearate, etc.) which can cause skin irritations. That’s why Arboretum products are suitable for sensitive skin and for skin suffering from rosacea.

3. The third condition depends on you - yes, it is important HOW you use a cream to make it the best for your skin. First of all, you need to make sure your skin is clean and warm: clean it with cleanser and wash off with luke-warm water, then tone with a toner or make a 3 minute lotion mask using Herbal Liposomal Toner on a piece of wet double cheese cloth.This technique was developed by Chizu Saeki and described in her book “The Japanese Skincare Revolution”. Watch the technique

4. Arboretum Skincare doesn’t use harmful chemical preservatives. We use natural preservative- NataPresTM –it is an all-natural compound with effective preservative properties, based on the synergy exhibited by multiple plant extracts. It is a combination of radish root ferment and honeysuckle and aspen bark extracts.

Always apply serum first, then the cream, using gentle upward strokes. Make sure to use a mask at least once a week!

Return Policy:

Returns are fully refunded on orders placed within 30 days or less.

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