Étymologie skincare was founded and created by Raquela Cheesmond. Her inspiration and passion for sustainability, green beauty and science all started while studying biochemistry and food science at McGill University in Montreal.

“As a scientist I’m passionate about using research to create effective products made up of ingredients that do not irritate the skin and are safe for the environment.

The well-being of our planet is very important to me, which is why I try to make sustainable choices on a daily basis and support companies that share these values.  It’s also why sustainability is a key driver behind Etymologie, from the natural and organic ingredients we source to the infinitely recyclable glass bottles and carbon neutral packaging we use.

I have launched Étymologie’s first products to be suitable for all skin-types and gentle enough to use daily, even on sensitive skin.”


We named the brand Étymologie because in the same way you can trace the etymology of a word back to its origin, we can trace our products back to the fields, orchards and laboratories who helped create them.

Sustainable beauty made in Canada 🍁

Étymologie is formulated in Montreal and manufactured in Rocky Mountain hugged Calgary, Alberta.

We take a gentle approach and use oil as the base of our targeted serums to buffer the delivery of powerful active ingredients, so you get all the skin benefits, without the irritation. Étymologie is using probiotic technology to develop serums that target specific skin conditions in a gentle, yet highly effective manner, that doesn’t cause irritation. We are also developing products with probiotic preservation systems.

Étymologie is a high-performance natural skincare line developed to give you results you can see and maintain at home. Made with sustainably sourced organic plant oils to nourish and moisturise the skin, and innovative research-backed active ingredients like vitamin C and probiotics our products have a large impact on your skin, not the planet.