why Étymologie? 


We are passionate about using science to create products that deliver results without compromising on your health or that of the planet. We combine safe, scientifically proven ingredients such as Vitamin C and Vegan Hyaluronic Acid with organic certified oils and extracts to create products that are powerful, safe and effective.


We are developing a range of targeted treatment serums and oils that address specific skin needs and can be combined together to create customized skin solutions for your unique skin type. For the sensitive skin types, we take a gentle approach and offer oil based targeted serums to buffer the delivery of powerful active ingredients, so you get all the skin benefits, without the irritation – check out our 15% Concentrated Vitamin C ester serum!


Our stance on the “Natural vs. Synthetic” debate is that there is so much misinformation and too many marketing tactics designed to scare consumers and that is not what we’re about. We believe safe, ethically and sustainably sourced scientific actives have a place in skincare, and we aren’t afraid to use them, as long as they adhere to our skin and environmental safety standards. We believe in total and complete transparency and do not hide anything from our customers. 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. Try our scientifically formulated, sustainable skincare now!

Botanical extracts + Clinically proven ingredients

We are passionate about science and nature and formulate our products to incorporate the best of both worlds. We combine unique plant oils and extracts with scientifically proven actives, such as:

  • Vitamin C Ester
  • Niacinamide
  • Bakuchiol 
  • Salicylic Acid 


Our formulas are completely free of synthetic fragrances. 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 no to use them.

We use organic essential oils in two of our products (our Active Clay Cleanser and our Probiotic Vitamin C Serum) for their skin and aromatherapy benefits. We make sure to formulate with less than 0.6% total concentration of essential oils across the board, because while essential oils do have skin benefits they can be irritating if used at high concentrations. 


We are a proudly Canadian company and won’t compromise our values and quality standards to save a few dollars. Our products are designed, tested and manufactured in Canada. 

We try and source local ingredients from North America and we use EcoCert Certified Organic certified plant oils and extracts whereever possible. Our products contain 100% natural/natural derived ingredients, and between 57% and 100% organic ingredients across our formulas.