l'Elixir des Glaciers commits to save the bees

A worldwide program designed to support bees at all stages of their ecosystem.

Since the creation of the Essence of Bees Collection, an exceptional skincare collection derived from the treasures of the beehive, l'Elixir des Glaciers has been committed to the protection of bees. 

From sponsoring Swiss beehives that produce a portion of the honey used in our skincare products, this commitment was extended worldwide through four associative partnerships.

The goal: to act at all levels of the bee ecosystem.

Our pledge to the precious honeybee 

A worldwide support program

 

l’Elixir des Glaciers has been working in partnership with Stéphanie Vuadens, Swiss beekeeper and “Arches des Abeilles” founder since 2017, collaborating to creating 20 Geneva-based hives, whose ingredients constitute the very heart of our exceptional Essence of Bees collection.

Expanding beyond Switzerland's borders

In 2023, l'Elixir des Glaciers is extending its support program to 3 new non-profit associations focused on protecting bees and their ecosystem. To support these complementary projects, l'Elixir des Glaciers donates part of the proceeds from the Essence of Bees* collection sales:

  • €20 per Essence of Bees product purchased
  • €1,000 per limited-edition artistic box set purchased
  • 100% of limited-edition bracelets sales only available in our exclusive boutiques La Maison Valmont

*In accordance with the limit of donation agreed with each partner association.

Educating younger generations

FONDATION ARCHE DES ABEILLES, Switzerland

 

Created by Stéphanie Vuadens to protect bees and educate youth and adults on the essential role our little furry friends fulfill worldwide, the foundation focuses on three interrelated activities: reintroduce and nurture beehives, plant flowers for all pollinating insects and create educational awareness programs for students.

 

l'Elixir des Glaciers supports the foundation's educational mission. Thanks to its donations, the foundation has already trained nearly 2,000 students, more than 99% of its annual target. l'Elixir des Glaciers is also supporting the creation of an interactive book for children, immersing them in the life of the beehive, which will be available from September 2024. 

Monitoring the environment to better protect it

BEELIFE, Europe

Based in Brussels and active throughout Europe via a network spanning 11 countries, this NGO is devoted to improving the environment of pollinating insects, particularly bees. It focuses on regulations governing the use and impact of pesticides and seeks to shape the future of the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), advocating in favor of more sustainable agricultural practices for greater biodiversity. 

 

l'Elixir des Glaciers supports BeeLife's research and data centralization activities. Thanks to donations, the association has been able to improve the quality of its beekeeping partnerships, share several scientific publications and support the bee cause at awareness-raising events.

Sharing beekeeper savoir-faire

BEEKEEPERS FOUNDATION, Middle East

 

This non-profit association helps professional and amateur beekeepers share their expertise and raise awareness about the importance of bees. Its core objectives include promoting beekeeping best practices, providing educational support to beekeepers based in the United Arab Emirates and campaigning for “protected status” of the endangered Arabian Dwarf honeybee.

 

l'Elixir des Glaciers provides educational support for rural women beekeepers in the Middle East. Thanks to these funds, the foundation has set up the "Nahala" initiative: a rich program of beekeeping courses given to a selection of 15 women to prepare them to become the beekeeping trainers of tomorrow.

Innovating through research

POLLINATOR PARTNERSHIP, North America

 

One of the largest non-profit organizations dedicated solely to the protection of pollinator health and habitat through conservation, education and cutting-edge research initiatives in North America and worldwide.

 

l'Elixir des Glaciers supports research to preserve pollinators in North America. This partnership funds projects focused on improving the health of key pollinators such as honeybees, bumblebees and butterflies. l'Elixir des Glaciers provides real support to researchers who are doing their utmost to raise public awareness of these essential species.

Cutting-edge technology and ancestral savoir-faire

The story begins in Geneva. A fascinating encounter with Swiss beekeepers, driven by a passion for their craft, leading to a long-term partnership, Valmont Group’s commitment to the protection of bees and a new collection - The Essence of Bees.

 

Using state-of-the-art cellular cosmetic technologies, l’Elixir des Glaciers translates age-old knowledge of the nutritional and medicinal properties of beehive produce into majestic treatments to coddle and care for dry, maturing skin. A unique fusion of apiculture, science and sensorial opulence. A tribute to the nobility of nature’s guardians, biodiversity, scientific expertise and luxury craftsmanship… Quintessentially Swiss. 


The Essence of Bees collection brings rare treasures of Swiss beehives to the rescue of dry skin.

Sophie Vann Guillon

CEO of Valmont

“Fully aware of the need to preserve honeybees’ fragile ecosystem, today our historic commitment to protecting our foraging friends extends across borders.”

Essence of Bee Complex – Skincare science revealed

Behind every truly efficacious skincare formula lies innovative scientific excellence and a profound understanding of the skin. Discover l’Elixir des Glaciers Essence of Bees complex, where precious treasures from Swiss beehives are potentialized to take dry skin from needy to beatific.

The Essence of Bees Collection

Premium Swiss skincare to nourish, smooth and rejuvenate even the driest skin.

Introducing Essence of Bees, l’Elixir des Glaciers’ exclusive skincare collection that brings rare treasures of Swiss beehives to the rescue of dry skin. 

 

Three exquisitely textured concentrates of scientific and sensorial prowess deliver the “Essence of Bees Complex” deep into the skin for immediate, lasting nourishment and radiant, young-looking skin. 

Huile Majestueuse
Nourishing face oil
$700
Crème De Masque Majestueuse
Nourishing face care
$700
Sérum Majestueux Vos Yeux
Lifting eye serum
$580

Composed of moisturizing honey, cleansing propolis and restorative royal jelly, this groundbreaking complex is obtained through a patented, environmentally friendly extraction process where Rosa Moschata oil, a natural solvent and active ingredient in its own right, replaces synthetic alternatives.

 

The precious riches of the hive maintain the entirety of their beneficial properties, optimizing effectiveness for a choice routine of infinite finesse, designed to beautify your skin and uphold our commitment towards the protection of bees.

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Bee is for beauty, especially your skin’s.

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* Within the agreed donation limits per partner association, period: September 2023 - August 2024