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.
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 and bioavailability for a choice routine of infinite finesse, designed to beautify your skin and uphold our commitment towards the protection of bees.
Our pledge to the precious honeybee
A concrete commitment through financial support
Valmont 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 the Essence of Bees complex.
In 2023, this partnership and Valmont Group's support was extended to include 3 additional non-profit organizations, carefully chosen to cover all key aspects of the preservation of bees and their ecosystems worldwide. To seal our commitment, a portion of the proceeds from the Essence of Bees Collection sales are donated* to help finance four distinct projects, led by our partners, towards the protection of bees and their ecosystems:
- €20 per Essence of Bees product purchased
- €1,000 per limited-edition artistic box set*
- 100% of limited-edition bracelet sales *
* Please note that these products are exclusively available in a selection of our physical stores and not available for online purchase.
FONDATION ARCHES 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 is participating in the Arche des Abeilles’ project to develop an educational apiary in Geneva and is also helping create an interactive e-book about bees for children.
Monitoring the environment
In partnership with this Brussels-based NGO, l’Elixir des Glaciers has pledged support to a honeybee biomonitoring project located in the Piedmont region of Italy.
The project focuses on gathering and analyzing bee population and activity data in order to increase our understanding of human impact on bee environments and make recommendations for positive change.
POLLINATOR PARTNERSHIP, NORTH AMERICA
Innovating through research
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.
In partnership with the Pollinator Partnership, l’Elixir des Glaciers helps fund grants for research in favor of biodiversity in North America.
BEEKEEPER FOUNDATION, MIDDLE EAST
Sharing beekeeper savoir-faire
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 is supporting the Beekeepers Foundation’s project to pass on beekeeping savoir-faire to women in rural areas of the Middle East.
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.
Love is in the air
Sophie Vann Guillon
CEO of Valmont
“With Essence of Bees, I am offering treasures from our Swiss beehives to nourish even the driest skins. 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.
* Within the agreed donation limits per partner association, period: September 2023 - August 2024