THE FUTURE OF BEAUTY IS REGENERATIVE
Regenerative beauty builds on the concept of regenerative agriculture, going beyond the beauty industry's greenwashed standards of 'clean' and 'sustainable' by taking a broader, holistic view.
For us, regeneration is not just about repairing but vastly improving the sum of all parts of our ecosystems.
On La Furtuna Estate where our skincare ingredients are grown, that means implementing farming practices that drive long-term results so that people, animals, and the land can thrive. For skin, that means taking a radically different approach that is ANTI-anti-aging and instead advocating for and addressing all areas of wellness that improve longevity.
WHAT IS REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE?
Regenerative agriculture is one of the world's best solutions to counter the effects of the climate crisis by harnessing farming practices that improve soil and water while reversing––not simply reducing––carbon emissions.
At its core, regenerative agriculture is farming in harmony with nature. Dynamic land-management systems go beyond sourcing quality organic ingredients, they address whole environments by connecting the dots between climate change, food scarcity, generational poverty, physical health, global well-being, mental health, and social inequality.
Our 800+ acre organic farm incorporates permaculture and preservation practices, including seed and plant species conservation, plant communities, and animal migration, to increase food production, sustainable employment opportunities, and the economic vitality of our community.
HOW IT WORKS:
- Reverses Climate Change
- Nurtures Biodiversity
- Feeds The World
- Improves Wellness & Nutrition
- Preserves Traditional Knowledge
- Revitalizes Local Economies
- Restores Grasslands & Yields
FORAGING A NEW WAY FORWARD
"We're committed to using our business as a force for social and environmental change to impact overall health. For the sake of our planet and products, we seamlessly braid innovative technologies with centuries-old practices to yield the highest quality results. Our regenerative beauty approach isn't simply about not doing further harm. It's about radical improvement. When you improve farming and sourcing systems, and when you can improve biodiversity, you improve the performance of skin care and our industry's crucial role in the global wellness crisis.” - Agatha Relota Luczo & Kim Walls
SOME OF OUR REGENERATIVE FARMING PRACTICES:
Harvesting is done by hand with great attention paid to preserving the plant itself and the plants of the community. During a harvest, plants are not damaged, and roots are not eradicated, so these botanicals can continue to live naturally at their highest potency. A lot of work on the farm is done by hand, from foraging to planting which strengthens the plants, and the workforce.
The land and the surrounding hundred miles is 100% free of pesticides. We reuse the processing waste from the mill as a fertilizer. Our ground olives are a soil conditioner, and a key part of the agronomic utilization of vegetation water and pomace. The land has not been touched for more than 400 years, so the growing plants are exceptionally nutritious.
We recognize the importance of crop diversification and the demand for sustainable farming that respects the natural ecosystem and protects plant biodiversity. Climate change is a major factor in biodiversity loss, so we follow key guidelines for crop diversity to mitigate the effects of climate change and loss of biodiversity.
Our estate is located within the Monti Sicani Biological Preserve. We preserve ancient varietals and uphold traditional practices passed down through generations of Sicilian artisans. Our relationship with the Biopreserve is symbiotic. Our farm contributes to the energy and biodiversity of the preserve, while the preserve enhances the fruits of our farm.
MINDFUL JOB CREATION
Our farm has brought economic vitality to an area needing sustained employment. Historically, Sicily has faced challenging financial hardship as one of Italy's poorest states with the highest unemployment rate. La Furtuna Estate provides consistent employment for direct employees who work to preserve the land and create the highest quality products for which we are known and loved.
Learn more about our dynamic & holistic estate approach here
HOW DOES REGENERATIVE BEAUTY HELP MY SKIN?
“A regenerative approach to life radiates through every aspect of our operation, culminating in our approach to skincare. When we think about our skin exclusively as a surface area and not as part of the more extensive system of the body, we're limiting our potential to improve longevity. We think about the skin as a whole environment, nourishing it mindfully and externally through our nutrient-packed, Wildly Potent ingredients and internally by educating about other factors that affect the skin, like Chrononutrition, whole plant nutrition, and intentional mindfulness for overall improved health, you can see and feel the difference” -Kim Walls, co-founder & CEO of Furtuna Skin.
YOUR SKIN IS AN ECOSYSTEM
“When we think about our skin exclusively as a surface area and not as part of the more extensive system of the body, we're limiting our potential to improve longevity. At Furtuna Skin, we think about the skin as a whole environment, nourishing it mindfully and externally through our nutrient-packed, Wildly Potent ingredients and internally by educating about other factors that affect the skin, like Chrononutrition, whole plant nutrition, and intentional mindfulness for overall improved health, you can see and feel the difference.”
WE USE BIO-SCIENCE TO IMPROVE LONGEVITY
We know skin regeneration is possible. Our mindful approach to skincare rituals and formulas are backed by years of research that have proven to biohack the genetics of aging skin. We combine this wisdom with unparalleled nutrients responsible for longevity, preservation and protection of the genetics responsible for skin health.
40% OF AGING IS ATTRIBUTED TO FACTORS LIKE POLLUTION & UV EXPOSURE. 60% IS GENETIC.
We show you how to regenerate your skin, and provide you with the holistic tools to be successful.
PROTECTING POTENCY TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE
From soil and foraging to extraction and packaging, every single step of our process has been crafted to protect plant potency so you see results, immediately.
Italy’s “survivalist” botanicals overcome extreme environmental conditions, becoming stronger in the process. Through natural adaptation, they boast supercharged levels of nutrients which we foster through careful, sustainable farming practices. The range of products within Furtuna Skin contain ingredients with powerful anti-inflammatories to calm and soothe skin, antimicrobials to cleanse and balance, antioxidants to protect from free radicals and reduce oxidative stress, essential vitamins and minerals to heal and strengthen the skin’s immunity, phenols and ceramides to fortify the skin’s barrier, maintain moisture and control hyperpigmentation by impeding excessive melanin synthesis and collagen production stimulants like hyaluronic acid.We leverage the highest quality bioactive ingredients in EVOO that research shows will create genomic stability, modulate DNA methylation, preserve stemcell function, support mitochondria, protect intercellular communication pathways, and defend against extrinsic aging factors to keep your skin beautiful and enhance its health. Learn more here.
Using energies of sound and low temperatures to preserve the full potency of nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids, phenols, our exclusive extraction method results in higher concentrations of bioactives for more effective products.To make our formulas, we use our efficient yet gentle Soundbath™ Solving the age-old problem of providing consistency and potency of our formulas, this pioneering process protects ingredients from overprocessing damage and eliminates the need for harsh solvents. Learn more about it here.
Optimal Nutrients + Natural Functions = Transformed Skin. Beloved by nutritionists, holistic specialists, and biochemists alike, Chrononutrition™ strategically times the delivery of the right nutrients, vitamins, minerals, proteins, and antioxidants at the perfect time synchronized to our body’s 24 hour biological clock/ When nutrient delivery is coordinated with the body’s natural functions (Day: protect / Night: repair), skin regeneration is amplified. Learn more about it here.
POTENT DELIVERY SYSTEMS
Our one-of-a-kind, certified organic Olive Oil and Olive Leaf Water are the formulaic bases that hold the oil-soluble and water-soluble nutrients from our Extremophyte™ plants. The result is our high-performance skincare vitamin complexes that drive unparalleled results within our clean, topical skincare formulas.
Telomeres are insulating covers at the ends of your DNA strands that deteriorate with age and are a genetic biomarker of the aging process. Longer telomeres lead to longevity and the preservation and protection of the genetics responsible for skin health. Our formulas defend against the three causes of extrinsic (non-genetic) skin aging: free radicals, damaged telomeres, and high-levels of AhR activation. Your genes control skin hydration, skin elasticity, and your skin’s ability to protect against oxidative damage. Lengthening telomeres allows the regeneration of those genes, which results in healthier, more beautiful skin.
STRESS REDUCING RITUALS
We intentionally built-in aromatic, calming magnolia oil to envelop your skin, preserving hydration and signaling your body to produce melanin, which enhances sleep depth and productivity to elongate telomeres. Incorporating our facial massage techniques into application rituals and layering because reduced stress protects telomeres.
“We source in a way that respects the natural ecosystem and protects potency. Our plants grow wild on their own, unassisted by man, untainted by chemicals, fortified solely by nature. Left to fend for themselves, they build resilience and strength in their natural communities because this enables them to produce intense concentrations of nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants. Many times more powerful than their cultivated counterparts, our wild botanicals boast some of the highest nutrient and antioxidant levels and yield potent bioactives for our high performance products.” -Agatha Relota Luczo
Our regenerative beauty approach isn't simply about not doing further harm. It's about radical improvement in all areas. Brands have the power and responsibility to be a solution for our impact. That success begins with this dynamic and holistic approach. We are endlessly grateful to have your support in what we truly believe is the future of beauty and business.