Phibio, 100% organic hair care
Phibio focuses on natural compositions to ensure the high quality of its care. Some of the ingredients used are produced in phibio’s own farm. An ethical and sustainable approach to hair care is paramount at phibio. The company builds on two pillars: old recipes and new extraction technologies.
The history of phibio goes back to the late 1970s, when Marlies Daldoul, a young German beautician, started to develop her own natural beauty products due to scarcity of resources in Tunisia at that time. Salah Louhichi, a biologist and naturopath, teamed up with her and added his experience along with a farm he had been developing since he was young. This combination of efforts saw MD Naturkosmetik enjoy great success in Tunisia, where its products are widely used and greatly appreciated. Currently, the youngest son, Youssef Louhichi, is continuing the adventure.
Phibio Switzerland was created as an extension of the idea of joining forces. The aim is to provide best quality natural products, combined with state of the art technology and scientific knowledge.
Khaled Louhichi and Dr. Marcin Brynda decided to combine their respective expertise to take cosmetic production to a new level, carrying on the ideas and passion of Salah Louhichi.
In 2014, Louhichi Salah, Louhichi Khaled and Dr. Marcin Brynda set up phibio in Geneva, Switzerland. The company’s aim is to continue product development with Swiss quality standards and using organic ingredients. With this in mind, phibio partnered with Saponlabs, a cosmetic research laboratory in Warsaw, Poland, led by Prof. Kamil Wojciechowski.
Natural ingredients are paramount to ensure the high quality of phibio products. To achieve this high standard, some of the ingredients are produced on their own farm, others are sourced within a trusted network of suppliers who defend the same ethical standards and the belief that the closer one is to a natural production process, the better the curative components of herbs, fruits, and vegetables. The phibio farm is small but it allows to ensure that the entire production process can be controlled.
Phibio focuses on methods that extract the active substances in an optimal way and replace, where possible, the chemical components with natural substitutes. Depending on the type of product, this can be 100% effective. In some cases regulations and conservation characteristics do not allow it. In these cases, phibio aims to use their own resources and to work with different research teams and laboratories to develop state of the art substitutes that can be used in their products.
It is a family tradition to make sure that phibio continuously develops new products in line with the needs of their customers. The company aims to continue this tradition and to make sure that they create innovative and healthy products. Over the last couple of years, they have planted more than 1000 grenadine trees on the farm because they believe in the fascinating characteristics of these fruits and are developing a series of beauty and health products containing grenadine extract. All the products I got to test are 100% organic, vegan and cruelty-free.
The Anti-Dry Hair Lotion is made from 100% natural and certified organic essential oils. It is high in natural anti-oxidants and protects from free radicals and harmful UV rays. This lotion will nourish and regenerate your hair and scalp and help you regain soft, supple, nourished and shiny hair.
The Lotion Against Hair Loss is formulated to reinforce and nourish your scalp and hair. With its unique blend of pure botanicals, it stimulates hair growth and prevents further hair loss. The unique formula targets hair loss of all causes such as stress, general scalp-related issues, external aggressors, such as harsh chemicals, and mechanical stressors of the hair. Only the purest essential oils are used, no extracts or substitutes: organic grape seed oil, rosemary and lemon peel essential oil, rose geranium essential oil, ginger root, and organic juniper wood essential oil…
The phibio Anti-Dandruff Lotion is formulated to soothe and rebalance itchy, flaky scalps and eliminate dandruff. The unique formula targets dandruff of all causes such as stress, shifts in weather and general scalp-related issues. It contains organic patchouli oil, clary sage and rosemary essential oils, organic lavender and tea tree essential oil as well as bergamot.
With this trio, you have the basics to treat the most common hair care challenges. A novelty in the portfolio: scented candles! You can find more information on www.phi.bio