PHYTO5 Swiss-made skincare is unique among all skincare products globally because for us skincare is so much more than a topical product designed to make skin softer, more toned and more beautiful. For us, skincare is all of that and MORE. Our whole philosophy is that since skin is a major organ of the physical body, skincare products must work at the most holistic, healthy and vitality-supporting level. PHYTO5 skincare is holistic because it doesn't look at skin conditions and body shapes in isolation but instead treats the skin within the wholeness of the being or person receiving treatment or benefit of the skincare. In the formulation of our skincare products and in the treatments offered by PHYTO5 skincare professionals, we also very holistically consider the relationship between all beings and the rest of the universe. This is how PHYTO5 skincare is HOLISTIC.
This holistic consideration starts by recognizing that 1) our being is not simply body and mind, and 2) the body is not simply vital matter (skin, muscles, bones, organs), it is also largely unseen vital energy.
Our holistic approach to skincare recognizes that each one of us is affected by the state of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Our relationship to others and to our environment needs balance and harmony to avoid the tensions and aggressions that impair our ability to protect ourselves from or fight back against physical and emotional attacks be they from other beings (road rage being a good example), pathogens, and/or pollutants.
Based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the PHYTO5 method takes into consideration:
- the cycles of nature, particularly, the day–night cycle (resulting from the Earth’s rotation around the sun);
- the yearly seasonal cycle (the five energetic seasons resulting from the effect of the apparent annual movement of the sun over the earth);
- the life cycle (the duration of plus or minus 15 to 18 years which we spend in each one of the five elements of TCM).
Each cycle defined by astronomical laws affects all lives on earth. They affect our amount of sleep, our diet, our emotions and even our relationship with others.
- To learn more about these cycles, read Staying Healthy with the Seasons by Dr. Elson M. Haas concerning the importance of adapting our diet to the five energetic seasons of Chinese medicine.
- Refer to our May 2, 2017 blog post on how to enhance your wei chi to increase your well-being and also download our white paper on the topic of wei chi concerning the role our emotions play in the quality of our immune system and vital energy balance.
- Also check out our blog post on the life cycle (the five phases of life) according to TCM’s 5–Element Theory here.
How PHYTO5 Skincare Is ENERGETIC
The fundamental idea of PHYTO5 is that each one of us is not only physically unique but also unique in the other dimensions of ourselves: mental, psychological, emotional, and spiritual. Furthermore, we each carry our own unique set of environmental and lifestyle idiosyncracies. Nevertheless, we are all subjected to the forces of nature and of our lifespan.
The TCM view is that the overwhelming force of nature affecting all life on earth is what they call chi. Chi is well translated as vital energy. Chi is involved in the energy of the seasons as it regulates the life and physiological functions of plants, animals and humans. Our health and well-being directly depend on the quality and flow of our vital energy.
Vital energy balance is the leitmotiv of all energetic treatments be they a medical or a spa treatment. Consequently, the mission of the five element line of PHYTO5 skincare is to balance vital energy as a by-product of the topical application of the skincare. In this respect, PHYTO5 is also unique because it is highly successful in this mission in very large part because of our proprietary blends of high grade essential oils that deliver specific energy balancing properties and results.
These essential oil blends respect the formulation principles of the 5–Element Theory of TCM (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water). All the products of each of the five element lines incorporate the balancing blend of essential oils in various levels of concentration according to their function, the five energetic serums (Phyt’Ethers) being the most potent balancing tool of each elemental line.
Since 2017, the formulations of all energetic facial and body products have been enhanced whereby their vibrational potency has been raised to reach the quantum level. At the quantum level, the products not only balance vital energy improving our physical condition, but they also balance our emotions to foster happiness and well-being.
- To learn more, please refer to our blog post on the Beauty of Emotions treatment, the quantum concept and PHYTO5 quantum products.
How PHYTO5 Skincare Is NATURAL
To make PHYTO5 products energetic it stands to reason that its ingredients must be of natural origin for the simple reason that the only alternative to natural ingredients is synthetic ingredients which, by definition, have no vital energy.
How PHYTO5 Skincare Is LEADER
From its premise over 40 years ago, PHYTO5 was among the few skincare companies relying on non-synthetic ingredients and one of even fewer relying on natural essential oils as their “active” ingredients. Over the years, we have steadily improved our formulations and increased our products’ potency.
PHYTO5’s five energetic skincare lines are unique both for their premise and for the expansive content of the lines for face, scalp and body, but it is really for the products’ results that the energetic lines are unique.
Spa Management Magazine’s October 2010 issue refers to PHYTO5 as “The World Leader in Energetic, Natural, and Holistic Skincare.”
We can safely say this is even more so since the introduction of our new generation quantum level of PHYTO5 energetic skincare lines in late 2017.
Haas, Elson M. Staying Healthy with the Seasons. Berkeley: Celestial Arts, 2003. Print.