Switzerland, situated between France, Germany and Italy, benefits from the influence of all three cultures on its renowned skincare products and routines. The tiny town of Fleurier, in the French-speaking part of Western Switzerland, is famous the world over for its centuries old exacting haute horlogerie** watchmaking companies like Parmigiani, Bovet and Chopard. Fleurier is also home to PHYTO5 skincare’s Suisse Romande* manufacturing facility, Laboratoire Gibro, S. A.
The Fleurier name itself roughly means "Flowering Village," entirely apropos for a factory like Laboratoire Gibro which creates skincare products largely made from the essential oils of flowers. The factory is deliberately located very close to the Swiss Jura mountains*** near Neuchâtel and considering its rich history, it’s no wonder we say that Fleurier is ground zero for "Swiss-Made."
In the clean natural environment of this village and following extremely high European-regulated quality standards and procedures befitting the region and which honor the sanctity of the planet, Gibro, S. A. has also earned coveted Ecocert and Cosmebio ecological and organic certifications (according to ECOCERT Standard).
PHYTO5 skincare is entirely produced in this uniquely situated factory in the district of Vals-de-Travers where the gorges of Poëta-Raisse, the grottos of Môtiers and the Gorges de l'Areuse are each an expression of the sheer power and purity of spring water endlessly flowing century after century carving narrow passages through the rocks. It is this water that is used in all three lines of PHYTO5 skincare (Five Element, Swiss Line–traditional phytoceutical skincare, Ageless La Cure).
Because the 'aqua' (water) in all PHYTO5 skincare comes directly from the sub-Alpine Swiss Jura mountains, we can say that its vibrational frequency is higher**** than the frequency in cosmetics manufactured near big cities using water that has been insulted from being forced through impersonal, transport piping networks. Before the water is added to a skincare formulation, Laboratoire Gibro additionally runs the water through high tech filters to "extra-purify" the water. Other skincare lines certainly purify their water, too, but because of their water source, it is probably is devoid of vital energy and beneficial vibration. All the purification equipment in a modern skincare lab located in an urban setting will never equate with the energetic purity of Swiss mountain water.
And vital energy and really important to us, because The New York Times recently reported something we at PHYTO5 have known all along:
“… the cosmetics regulatory system in the U. S. operates in complete contrast to a number of substantial rounds of regulations imposed on cosmetics manufacturers in the European Union (E. U.) in the last 15 years.”
In addition, the Swiss government plays a proactive ongoing role of factory supervision for Swiss-based manufacturers. This double layer of Swiss and European regulation and supervision provides a substantial level of protection for the American consumer who buys authentic Swiss-made skincare.
Keeping in mind that the skin absorbs much of what we put on it and what comes into its vicinity, and since the U. S. is largely unwilling to ensure that our skincare products are actually and totally safe for our health, it makes complete sense to buy 100% Swiss-made skincare such as PHYTO5 which has been subjected to a double layer of Swiss and European regulation and supervision.
Beware of companies using the Swiss flag in their branding or catch phrases and titles using the word “Swiss.” In many cases, these products are merely Swiss-inspired or only a small percentage of the product is actually coming from Switzerland.
* French-speaking part of Western Switzerland; as opposed to Suisse Alémanique, the German-speaking part of Central Switzerland
** High art of watchmaking
*** The Jura Mountains are a sub-alpine mountain range located north of the Western Alps, mainly following the course of the France–Switzerland border. The Jura separates the Rhine and Rhône basins, forming part of the watershed of each. The name "Jura" is derived from juria, a Latinized form of the Celtic stem jor- meaning “forest.” The mountain range gives its name to the Jurassic period of the geologic timescale from about 208 million to 146 million years ago. The Swiss Jura is one of the three distinct geographical regions of Switzerland, the others being the Swiss plateau and the Swiss Alps. In Switzerland, the range covers the western border with France.
**** "...We strenuously observed crystals of tap water, river water, and lake water. From the tap water we could not get any beautiful ones [crystals denoting high vibration] from rivers and lakes near big cities ... however from the water from rivers and lakes where water is kept pristine from development, we could observe beautiful crystals with each one having its own uniqueness". --Masaru Emoto, (1943–2014), Japanese author, researcher, photographer, and entrepreneur who proved human consciousness has an effect on the molecular structure of water.
The Editorial Board. “Cosmetics Safety Needs a Makeover.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 9 Feb. 2019, www.nytimes.com/2019/02/09/opinion/cosmetics-safety-makeup.html.