Our Promise

Efficacious formulas for beautifully healthy skin.

certified organic & UPCYCLED ingredients.

We choose EcoCert certified organic ingredients whenever possible because they are produced according to the highest standards for sustainable agriculture. Organic agriculture allows for water conservation, requires less energy, and prevents soil erosion, which protects local biodiversity, and results in safer, greener products.

Proprietary Formulations.

We formulate, own and test each and every one of our formulas. We control every part of the process, that’s why we can confidently back up all of our claims and stand by each of our products.

CLINICAL ACTIVES & INNOVATIVE BOTANICALS

We formulate at the intersection of science and nature by combining clinically proven ingredients such as Vitamin C and Salicylic acid, with innovative botanicals like Bakuchiol, Kigelia, Caviar Lime, Kakadu Plum and Devil’s Claw.

PETA-CERTIFIED VEGAN AND CRUELTY FREE.

As passionate animal lovers and advocates for animal welfare, we see absolutely no valid reason to test our products on or use any ingredients derived from animals. We are proudly PETA-certified vegan and cruelty-free.

ECO-FRIENDLY PACKAGING.

We package our products in infinitely recyclable glass bottles and 100% recyclable boxes made of FSC-Certified paper. Packaging is not just a minor detail for us, it’s an opportunity to bring you genuinely sustainable products.

ETHICALLY SOURCED AND TRACEABLE MATERIALS.

The same way you can trace the etymology of a word back to its origin, we can trace the ingredients within our products back to the fields and laboratories that helped create them.

Our Story

Étymologie’s products harness the power of unique botanical oils & extracts, and clinically proven active ingredients to yield transformative results on the skin. Our products are manufactured in energy-efficient Canadian facilities, packed in infinitely recyclable glass containers and shipped in eco-friendly packaging. 

 

Étymologie began in the labs at McGill University in Montreal, where Raquela was finishing her MSc,  studying cosmetic chemistry and formulation in Milan, from world-renowned cosmetic chemist Dr Luigi Rigano.

 

Raquela began formulating her own products to effectively, yet gently treat her sensitive, acne-prone skin experiencing the first sign of aging. Many acne products on the market are targeted at teenagers and dry out and irritate the skin. Raquela sought out to create elegant, highly efficacious formulas that simultaneously treat the skin with active ingredients and replenish the skin skin barrier with nutrient rich plant oils and extracts. 

 

We hope you enjoy discovering our unique formulas and join Étymologie on its journey to inspire sustainable beauty.

EcoCert certified organic ingredients.

We choose EcoCert certified organic ingredients whenever possible because they are produced according to the highest standards for sustainable agriculture. Organic agriculture allows for water conservation, requires less energy, and prevents soil erosion, which protects local biodiversity, and results in safer, greener products.

Proprietary Formulations.

We formulate, own and test each and every one of our formulas. We control every part of the process, that’s why we can confidently back up all of our claims and stand by each of our products.

FREE OF SYNTHETIC ingredients.

We believe every ingredient in a formula should serve a purpose that directly benefits the skin or helps stabilize and preserve the formula. Fragrance ingredients are completely unnecessary and serve no purpose in improving the quality of the skin, so we choose not to use them.

PETA-CERTIFIED VEGAN AND CRUELTY FREE.

As passionate animal lovers and advocates for animal welfare, we see absolutely no valid reason to test our products on or use any ingredients derived from animals. We are proudly PETA-certified vegan and cruelty-free.

ECO-FRIENDLY PACKAGING.

We package our products in infinitely recyclable glass bottles and 100% recyclable boxes made of FSC-Certified paper. Packaging is not just a minor detail for us, it’s an opportunity to bring you genuinely sustainable products.

ETHICALLY SOURCED AND TRACEABLE MATERIALS.

The same way you can trace the etymology of a word back to its origin, we can trace the ingredients within our products back to the fields and laboratories that helped create them.

OUR VALUES

OUR PROMISE

We believe you don’t have to sacrifice your beliefs to have science-based and results-driven natural skincare. Our products are the best of both worlds – they have long-lasting results and are kind to the planet.

To us, honest communication and accountability are the key to building long-lasting relationships with our clients. You can find a full list of science-based ingredients on each product page, in addition to a blurb about why we’ve decided to include these actives in our formulas. Furthermore, we have spent years deep-diving into the sustainable beauty industry and we are more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Shoot us an email at [email protected]etymologie.ca.

Being a female-led company, we are passionate about empowering women. We support Artistri Sud in their mission to empower women in developing countries through entrepreneurship.

We are a natural skincare brand founded by scientists. We understand that there are a lot of misconceptions regarding chemicals in skincare products, but chemistry is part of our everyday life – and an important one at that. We are committed to using safe, ethically and sustainably sourced scientific actives, as long as they adhere to our skin and environmental safety standards.

We don’t believe in fear mongering. Instead of building endless lists vilifying ingredients, we choose to focus on educating our audience on the actives used in our formulas and the reasoning behind them.

OUR VALUES

OUR PROMISE

We believe you don’t have to sacrifice your beliefs to have science-based and results-driven natural skincare. Our products are the best of both worlds – they have long-lasting results and are kind to the planet.

To us, honest communication and accountability are the key to building long-lasting relationships with our clients. You can find a full list of science-based ingredients on each product page, in addition to a blurb about why we’ve decided to include these actives in our formulas. Furthermore, we have spent years deep-diving into the sustainable beauty industry and we are more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Shoot us an email at [email protected].

Being a female-led company, we are passionate about empowering women. We support Artistri Sud in their mission to empower women in developing countries through entrepreneurship.

We are a natural skincare brand founded by scientists. We understand that there are a lot of misconceptions regarding chemicals in skincare products, but chemistry is part of our everyday life – and an important one at that. We are committed to using safe, ethically and sustainably sourced scientific actives, as long as they adhere to our skin and environmental safety standards.

We don’t believe in fear mongering. Instead of building endless lists vilifying ingredients, we choose to focus on educating our audience on the actives used in our formulas and the reasoning behind them.