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At Philosophia Botanica, our sustainability journey begins with natural, environmentally friendly and responsibly sourced ingredients. This involves using natural and organic ingredients, employing eco-friendly manufacturing processes, and implementing sustainable packaging solutions, in order to create a balance between our products and environmental consciousness.

Philosophia Botanica embodies the fusion of botanical wisdom, adaptogenic herbs and the concept of regenerative beauty with products inspired by the aromas of the Ligurian Macchia Mediterranea and the southern African fynbos, combining only the best botanicals with powerful natural active ingredients. We deliberately chose plants that we knew had skincare benefits but were also in abundant enough supply to ensure that we would always have sufficient quantities for the collection. They are picked at the right moment in the Western Cape and the Macchia Mediterranea. Extra care is taken to remove only a few plants, flowers, or branches, so plenty remains to continue the supply.


Each source promotes traditional plant-based knowledge, represents an inspiring story of organic agriculture, sustainability, economic upliftment, and wherever possible the preservation of botanical culture. ​


We also believe that botanical treasures like essential oils and flower essences can have a significant positive influence on our mental, physical and soul wellness as well as on the economic health of small communities throughout the world.



We believe  in the power of nature to heal and nourish the skin. Our products are made with the finest botanical ingredients, carefully selected for their effectiveness and purity. We understand that true beauty comes from within, which is why we offer a holistic approach to skincare that addresses both internal and external factors.


With Philosophia, you can achieve healthy, radiant skin that glows from the inside out.

We believe in the power of vitamins, adaptogenic herbs, antioxidants, active ingredients and targeted supplements to create meaningful results at a cellular level. 

Our skin is a complex ecosystem with a delicate balance, hence why we

embrace a simplified approach to skincare, focusing on feeding the skin, hydration, and targeted actives. Skin issues happen for many reasons, and we believe that excessive product use, over-exfoliating, layering too many products, or using skincare products containing alcohol, fragrances, or harsh chemicals can strip our skin from its natural oils, and disrupt this balance.


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Philosophia Botanica Portofino

We mindfully infuse adaptogenic herbs, powerful actives and botanical plants that grow wild under the warm Mediterranean sunshine.


They are picked at the right moment in the Liguria Macchia Mediterranea, native home of our Founder and in the Western Cape. Extra care is taken to remove only a few plants, flowers, or branches, so plenty remains to continue the supply.

There is such a strong connection and synergy between the wilderness of the Mediterranean Maqui and the souther African Finbos regions.

At Philosophia Botanica we invite you to experience the essence of Liguria through our collection of locally grown botanicals. Nestled between the hills of Portofino and Nervi, the region boasts a variety of aromatic herbs and flowers, including roses, iris, sage, juniper, lemons and lavender to mention a few.


Discover the unique botanical herbs and fragrances of our region and immerse yourself in the wild beauty and natural diversity found in the area’s nature reserve, ‘Parco Naturale Regionale di Portofino.’ 

Our Ligurian botanical laboratory is opening soon! Stay tuned as we reveal our latest skin-food range rooted in the heart of the Portofino region, and the Macchia Mediterranea.


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We invite you to discover Philosophia Botanica Masterclasses and exclusive events.

Our Founder has captured the essence of thousands of years of Chinese wisdom and eastern philosophies into gentle yet powerful self-care rituals. 

We invite you to join us and to take away simple yet powerful practices to transform your daily routines into nourishing rituals. We invite you to pause, slow down, restore and reconnect with your beautiful self at one of our exclusive international Masterclasses.



Adaptogen Skincare

Our adaptogen skincare line is rooted in Chinese medicine and designed to nourish and protect your skin. Our products are infused with adaptogens, which are known for their skin-toning properties. Adaptogens help reduce the effects of stress on the skin, delivering nutritive benefits that help keep your skin healthy and balanced. Our philosophy is rooted in TCM, and we believe that our products offer both preventative and protective qualities for your skin.

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We believe that good skin comes from within, which is why we've introduced adaptogens and medicinal mushrooms such as Reishi and Lion's Mane to our range. Adaptogens are powerful herbs that normalize the adrenal system and help to reduce the effects of stress on the body. 

These incredible herbs can help the skin by regulating the adrenal system and promoting a healthy response to stress.  Try our range of adaptogenic herbs today and give your skin the care it deserves. Discover the benefits of Philosophia Botanica’s powerful blend of antioxidant-packed adaptogenic herbs: Shizandra Berry, the ‘Five Flavour Berry’, Centella Asiatica, Rodhiola, Ashwaganda to mention a few.

Ready to infuse adaptogens into your skin and body care? Not to mention adding it to your coffee, smoothy or plant based evening drink?

Our carefully curated lineup includes a wide range of adaptogenic herbs that help reduce fatigue and the toxic effects of stress. These herbs regulate the body and deliver the nutrients and protection your skin needs to thrive. Feel the stress melting away and enjoy the newfound radiance of your skin.

If, like most of us, you’re feeling stressed—and your skin is showing it—adaptogens could be the answer.


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Philosophia Botanica Regenerative Beauty



Regenerative Beauty. The process of repairing , replacing or regenerating something. The being of growing or being restored again.

Regenerative beauty and wellness, extending the principles of regenerative travel to personal well-being, emphasise holistic practices beyond conventional wellness approaches by emphasizing a mindful and comprehensive approach to wellness that actively contributes to collective restoration and positive transformation.

Our Regenerative Beauty rituals integrate sustainability, Chinese medicine, TCM-based culinary experiences, adaptogenic skin-food nutrition, and wellness masterclasses.

In regenerative wellness, the goal is not merely the absence of illness but the active promotion of vitality and resilience. The idea is to create a holistic and sustainable foundation for well-being that supports individuals in thriving rather than merely surviving.




Neroli, by far our favourite botanical fragrance that you will find in most of our formulations.

Neroli is a fragrant member of the citrus essential oils family and is derived from the orange blossom of the bitter orange tree. 

It is extracted through steam distillation, which uses steam to distil the oil from the orange blossoms. It takes one thousand kilograms of hand-picked flowers to produce just a kilogram of neroli essential oil. 

According to tales of legend, Neroli is named after a 16th-century Princess, Anna Maria de la Tremoille, Princess of Nerola, Italy, who was known for her love of the orange blossom aroma. Legend tells us that she used the flowers and oil to add aroma to her bathwater, though to have given rise to the term “neroli water”.


Packed with skin-firming and brightening Vitamin C. In addition to helping firm and brighten skin tone, the high Vitamin C in neroli encourages collagen production, which helps to regenerate skin cells and tighten skin.

In aromatherapy, Neroli essential oil is considered a powerful tool for uplifting the spirit and promoting emotional well-being. Its gentle yet potent nature can help in times of darkness, mistrust, or deep depression, bringing light and clarity to the mind and heart



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