made from nature
At Bottega Organica we achieved something novel and powerfully different: we created botanical formulas scientifically proven to maintain the youthful appearance of human skin, yet also 100% pure and natural. Our research and development team formulates optimal levels of Natural Inhibitors of Senescence with active carriers, such as pure organic extra-virgin olive oil, organic botanical serum and distilled spring water.
Our 100% natural
We use pure extra-virgin olive oil from our Ligurian farm as the base for most of our products because it is the single most effective natural carrier for anti-aging plant extracts (learn some extra-virgin olive oil facts here). Our olive oil is pure and natural and contains powerful youth-preserving ingredients such as alpha-tocopherol, polyphenols and oleocanthal. The best olive oil is obtained only through same day cold-pressing of handpicked organically-grown olives, otherwise many of its benefits are lost. We proudly stand behind the whole production process ensuring proper handling at every step of the way, unlike many unscrupulous olive oil producers.
Clean. Pure. 100% natural
While many skincare companies claim to offer natural products, the reality is that the overwhelming majority of skincare products are loaded with synthetic compounds. Day after day, synthetic preservatives, emulsifiers and fragrances penetrate the skin, reach the bloodstream and spread throughout the body with harmful effects. This is why we rely on the simplicity and safety of pure olive oil, organic vegan serum and spring water extraction.
Our products contain the purest ingredients from our farms in Liguria and upstate New York
We farm several acres of pristine, uncontaminated land in the coastal regions of Liguria, Italy, and upstate NY where rare herbs and fruits with anti-aging properties grow wild and are cultivated without pesticides and chemical fertilizers, following a family tradition of many generations.
In our Ligurian farm, situated in the hills that surround the medieval town of Pieve di Teco, we grow medicinal herbs and olive trees and then instill their rejuvenating powers into 100% pure formulas. Here, olives are handpicked and cold-pressed on the same day to create the luxurious golden base enriched with prawn sage for all our skincare oils, balms and scrubs. In our farm we now harvest from the largest field of prawn sage in the world. For our signature floral mists and pure essential oils, we use steam extraction from plants rich in anti-aging molecules.
In addition to the Ligurian farm, Bottega Organica also runs Nettleton farm. Located in the pristine Spencertown Hills of Columbia County, New York, this 80-acre farm is naturally rich in vital anti-aging plants, including wild carrots, sage, coneflower, and yarrow. Mary Ahern, the operating partner heading Bottega Organica's product formulation in New York, is fully dedicated to the purity of all ingredients and uses only natural methods to extract unique qualities from each plant. All plants are wildcrafted or organically grown and then processed in accordance with 100% natural and traditional methods directly onsite, in the farm’s apothecary.
Our commitment to nature
- No synthetic ingredients ever: no preservatives, fragrances, dyes or petroleum derivatives of any kind
- All skincare oils, serums, and mists are 100% vegan
- Thoroughly tested under strict safety parameters with no animal testing
- We use only certified organic ingredients and ingredients produced in our farms in Liguria and upstate NY from wild plants and plants cultivated without pesticides or synthetic fertilizers: only 100% organically grown and processed ingredients
- All paper packaging is recycled, plant-derived and printed with vegetable ink
- Our New York store is entirely built with reclaimed materials including wood for furniture, flooring and shelves, concrete counters and organic fabrics, made by Recycled Brooklyn