THE LAND

On the sunny Mediterranean island of Sicily, nestled between the towering mountains of Monte Barraù and Monte Castro, sits a lush, vibrant land where the herbs, flowers, waters, and earth have remarkable powers. This luxuriant botanical wonderland is called La Furtuna Estate, a family-owned, organic, and sustainable farm estate that holds a treasure trove of more than 12,000 olive trees (some of which are from 300 to over 1,000 years old), 500-plus unique plants (10% of which are medicinal wild herbs), and archeological remains from 2000 B.C. Here, the pure spring waters flow through the mountain slopes, nourishing the organic farmland with a reservoir of nutrients. Diverse soil compositions of clay, limestone, and sandstone imbue the plants with a unique mineral complexity. The land has been untouched for more than 400 years, so the plants that grow here are exceptionally rich in nutrition. As guardians of this breathtaking, biodiverse natural kingdom, we distill the life force of our plants into efficacious products for men, women, and children.

THE PLANTS

Steve and Agatha Luczo rediscovered this amazing land, regaining ownership of a family property that had been lost generations ago. Under their visionary stewardship, a world-renowned botanist was brought on to oversee the farm and unlock the secret powers of its plants. He discovered why these plants have been able to withstand the test of time and survive the extreme conditions that have affected Sicily for centuries. Grown on fertile, lush soil that has been untouched for 400 years, fed by mineral spring waters, and strengthened by their own plant communities, these botanicals are optimized for performance. Over time, they evolved into Extremophyte™ plants, wildly potent botanicals that thrive where others cannot. We harvest these plants in diverse communities to honor the natural ecosystem. With the help of our botanist, we are able to understand the secret language of our plants and tap into their powers for skin. We learned that plants work as a team, forming synergies and sharing strategies to protect and support one another. They function best as part of a diverse community, so we make sure to grow and harvest them collectively.

THE HISTORY

La Furtuna Estate holds thousands of years of history and heritage, shaped by a fusion of cultures — from Phoenicians and Greeks to Spaniards and Romans. Our first archaeological project was made possible by La Furtuna Foundation and led by a team of Italian archeologists. They discovered traces of human occupation dating to the Bronze Age (1800-1200 B.C.) and artifacts from the Copper Age (around 2500 B.C.). They also found remains of a settlement with buildings from Antiquity (500-300 B.C.) to the Early Middle Ages (700-1100 A.D.). We will continue to explore the hidden treasures of our land in hopes of discovering even older remains and remain committed to donating all findings to the Italian people.

THE CONSERVATION

Seventy percent of our estate falls within the Monti Sicani Biological Preserve, which is part of the Natura 2000 Network spanning central western Sicily. A strictly protected haven for rare, threatened, and valuable species, it is a resting and breeding place for a myriad of different plants, birds (including cliff-dwelling falcons), and other wildlife. This expansive bioreserve is designed to preserve Sicily’s biological history, ensuring the survival of its uniquely diverse flora and fauna. It conserves the genetic diversity of over 500 flora, 10% of which are medicinal herbs that flourish in our fields — and all of which are sustainably farmed. 


La Furtuna has established an herbarium collection on the Estate to conserve local wild species and ancient heirloom varietals. To document their color, form, and DNA heritage, plant specimens are carefully dried, mounted on sheets, and categorized for scientific study. Heirloom seeds are saved and archived to pass on to future generations. Vulnerable species such as the rare Helichrysum rupestre are maintained to preserve Sicily’s genetic diversity. Through other conservation techniques, disappearing species such as the Biancolilla centinara olive tree have been revitalized and now thrive on our farm.

Soundbath™ Extraction Method

To make our formulas, we use our efficient yet gentle Soundbath™ Extraction Method to capture the bioactives inside our botanicals — solving the age-old problem of providing consistency and potency of our formulas. This pioneering process protects the benefit ingredients from overprocessing damage and eliminates the need for harsh solvents. It utilizes the energies of sound and low temperatures to preserve the full potency of nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids, phenols, and aromatic essences contained inside the ingredients. The resulting Soundbath™ infusion is packed with concentrations of bioactives for a more effective product.

Extremophyte™

Extremophyte™ plants are “survivalist” botanicals that overcame harsh and extreme environmental conditions — such as severe winds, heat, snow, volcanic eruptions, and droughts — and became stronger in the process. Through natural adaptation, they evolved into wildly potent Extremophyte™ plants, boasting superpowers and supercharged nutrients. With our innovative methods, we are able to harness their nutritional powers.

Exclusive Bioactive

Bioactives have the power to transform skin on a profound level. All of our products contain bioactives from our wildly potent ingredients. Some are so rare to the industry that they’re found only in our skincare. Our Exclusive Bioactives are ethically sourced, unique natural ingredients that drive results. A bioactive is considered exclusive to Furtuna Skin by virtue of one of these qualities: its debut in skincare; its limited availability and our exclusive access to it; or its unparalleled Extremophyte™ potency that can’t be reproduced.

SOURCED WITH RESPECT

We source in a sustainable way that respects the natural ecosystem and protects biodiversity. We take only what we need — just enough so that the plants can continue to flourish. We never use endangered species or deplete natural resources. We never damage the environment or leave a trace.

Wild-Foraged

Wild-foraging is the ancient practice of gathering plants in their natural habitat. The botanicals 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. Many can’t be cultivated and some, like the Anchusa azurea flower, are so rare, they’re exclusive to our skincare. In harmony with nature, we seasonally forage these Extremophyte™ plants 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 products. Thanks to our private expansive natural landscape, we have access to a breathtaking cornucopia of wild-foraged plants with specific skincare benefits and rich medicinal histories. Because of the unmatched diversity of our wild botanicals and the vastness of our estate, we are able to offer wild ingredients on a much larger scale than other skincare companies.

ORGANIC

Our organic plant ingredients come from a pristine farmland unadulterated by chemicals, untouched for more than 400 years. Our ingredients have been grown with no pesticides used within 100 miles. Our clean, safe formulas are COSMOS organic-certified and made to the highest standards of purity.

PLANT COMMUNITIES

Many plant communities within our farm are rare and specific to the estate. Taking the rhythms of nature into account, influenced by the Earth — soil, weather, sun, moon, and stars — our plant communities contain a collection of species that coexist due to their characteristics and environmental requirements. We harvest these plants in diverse communities to honor the natural ecosystem. Grown on fertile, lush soil that has been untouched for 400 years and fed by mineral spring waters, these communities work as a team, forming synergies and sharing strategies to protect and support one another for optimal potency and performance.

Heirloom Botanicals

All of the cultivated plants on our estate are considered “heirlooms.” Their flowers are nurtured through open pollination and the seeds passed down through multiple generations. Considered to be of superior nutritional quality, these heritage Extremophyte™ plants are some of nature’s most powerful and colorful varieties, loaded with phytonutrients and antioxidants. La Furtuna cultivates heirloom plants exclusively to preserve their unique genetic legacy and to protect Sicily’s biodiversity for future generations.

INTERLOCKING DELIVERY SYSTEM

To ensure that skin gets complete, balanced nutrition, we created an interlocking approach that reunites oil and water components through science and skincare rituals. Our interlocking delivery system allows these transformative products to work in synergy to provide a full scope of whole-plant nutrition.

FURTUNA SKIN PILLARS

When you’re building a skincare routine with multiple steps, the best way to decide which products to use is to think in terms of pillars. Pillars represent the fundamental needs of skin that must be met by every great skincare routine — prepare, treat, hydrate, and enrich — to provide professional-caliber results. 

PREPARE

Prepare and restore skin to its natural pH state for maximum benefits from our treatments. Create a fresh and smooth palette to prep skin for the rest of the skincare regimen. 

TREAT

Treat specific skin concerns and achieve transformative results from our potent and safe formulas. Once treated, skin has the ability to lock in and maintain essential nutrients from our highly concentrated natural and organic ingredients.

HYDRATE

Hydrate skin to replenish its water supply and help it retain new moisture. Hydration is fundamental to skin’s vitality because well-hydrated skin remains more even, supple, and plump. 

ENRICH

Enrich skin by providing a layer of moisturizing, reparative, and protective nutrients. Reduce skin’s stress and fatigue by improving its overall health and complexion.

BALANCES

Balances and brings off-kilter skin back into a healthy balance on every level. Our formulas adjust pH to preserve skin’s natural acid mantle while balancing both moisture and antioxidant levels to optimize the performance of skin.

BRIGHTENS

Brightens and illuminates dull, drab, fatigued skin to restore its vibrant glow. We formulate with powerful botanicals that have a natural brightening effect because they contain nutrients and vitamins that enhance skin’s glow of vitality.

CALMS

Calms and soothes sensitivity, minimizing skin discomfort. Our restorative botanicals have calming bio-compounds that comfort troubled skin. You will instantly feel its soothing effect.

CLARIFIES

Clarifies and helps clear clogged pores and congestion-causing bacteria to prevent blemishes. Our high-performance botanicals clarify skin to prepare it to lock in the utmost benefits from our formulas.

DEPUFFS

Depuffs and minimizes the appearance of puffiness and bags, which build up due to lack of sleep, stagnant circulation, fatigue, and salt intake. Known for their soothing and abilities, our ancient medicinal plants support skin’s natural ability to reduce the look of puffiness.

EVENS TONE

Evens tone and minimizes uneven texture, ruddiness, and prominent pores. Uneven tone can be caused by skin fatigue, pollutants, nutritional imbalances, and stress. Our botanicals restore skin to optimal condition with a balanced range of vitamins, minerals, and omega fatty acids. As skin is more nourished and oxygenated, it becomes more even toned.

FIRMS

Firms to help restore resilience, suppleness, and bounce to skin that’s lost its spring. Any massage technique, used in combination with our botanical actives that contain plant collagen and fatty acids, can help skin become firmer and more resilient.

LIFTS

Lifts and restores youthful definition and tautness to slack skin. Our wildly potent active plant ingredients support skin’s natural collagen and elastin to enhance skin’s density and improve the look of facial contours.

MATTIFIES

Mattifies to prevent shine caused by excessive oil levels. Our botanicals act as natural mattifiers to reduce excess sebum and avert shine.

MOISTURIZES

Moisturizes and replenishes skin’s water supply and retains that new moisture. To moisturize any skin type and rescue dry, dehydrated skin, we use botanicals chosen for their moisture-boosting abilities: naturally hydrating emollients like olive oil seal the skin while humectants like hyaluronic acid or glycerin draw water to skin and lock that moisture in.

NOURISHES

Nourishes and provides a complete balanced diet for skin with a variety of bioabsorbable vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids. Our nutrient-dense botanicals fill in vitamin gaps, supplying the full scope of daily requirements to ensure skin is well-nourished.

PLUMPS

Plumps and fills in lines and creases with moisture to re-volumize skin and restore the plumped-up appearance of youth. For healthy-looking fullness, we blend moisturizing organic olive oil with botanical extracts and oils and other skin-plumping ingredients, such as plant-based hyaluronic acid and polysaccharide alternatives.

PROTECTS

Protects skin against damage and dehydration from atmospheric stress, extreme weather, and even late-night indulgence. It shields your youth against the inevitability of time. Our wild-foraged plants contain powerful antioxidants that defend against free radical oxidation and other environmental aggressors.

PURIFIES

Purifies and counteracts impurities that skin comes into contact with, such as pollutants, toxins, and debris. We formulate with ancient, potent medicinal plants known for their history and ability to detoxify the skin surface and pores.

REFRESHES

Refreshes and invigorates skin to give it a fresh start. Our revitalizing botanicals breathe new life into skin, leaving it feeling refreshed, clean, and ready for treatment. 

REPAIRS

Repairs to help mend surface damage and rebuild skin’s protective moisture barrier. Over time, as skin becomes more vulnerable, the barrier is easily damaged, causing water loss and a slowdown in skin renewal. Our botanicals contain fortifying phytoceramides and nutrients that help improve skin’s surface damage, restore the moisture barrier, and support the natural repair processes.

SMOOTHS

Smooths the appearance of imperfections as it softens rough, patchy texture. Our formulas enhance the smooth look and soft feel of skin with phytonutrients that perfect the complexion canvas.

Longevità Naturale™ Preservative System

Longevità Naturale™ Preservative System is our proprietary natural blend of wild-foraged botanicals from the same plant community, such as poppy, chicory, and nettle. Not only do these plants prolong the shelf life of our products, but they also extend the vitality and resilience of skin. 

Splendore Anchusa™ Complex

Splendore Anchusa™ Complex is a powerful wild-foraged complex that drives formula performance to leave skin glowing, resilient, and replenished. The medicinal flower Anchusa azurea is a star ingredient that imbues the complex with protective antioxidant powers. Anchusa is accompanied by our other botanical dynamos: collagen-supporting chicory, Vitamin E-packed asparagus, hydrating beets, and moisture barrier-boosting mallow.

360° Exposome Defense™ Complex

360° Exposome Defense™ Complex provides the next level of protection you need to face the harsh realities of our digital world. Exposome is a term from environmental health studies, defined as the cumulative effect of everyday exposures over a lifetime. Our multi-filtering complex protects skin against exposure to digital blue light from computers and cell phones, UV radiation, free radicals, and urban air pollution. The proprietary blend combines the powerful anti-blue light botanical calendula flower with other wildly potent, antioxidant-rich plants such as grape vine, dog rose, and poppy.

Wild-Foraged Replenishing Complex

Ancient medicinal flowers power our intensive soothing complex, resuscitating a depleted complexion and restoring skin’s radiant glow. Foraged in their natural habitat and fortified by nature, not man, these wild Extremophyte™ plants tend to be stronger and more potent. Loaded with nutrients, phytoceramides, and antioxidants, our unique ingredient combination helps repair skin’s natural moisture barrier. Sourced with respect, our potent blend features wild organic botanicals from our Sicilian Estate such as calamint, hawthorn, dandelion, carrot, and bristly oxtongue.

Organic Olive Leaf Water

The leaves of our mighty olive trees are rich in protective antioxidants like oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol that carry over into our Olive Leaf Water. To make our exclusive plant water, we prune the olive leaves and submerge them in hydroglycerin for a quick extraction of phenolic content via our Soundbath™ Extraction Method. We use the olive leaf infusion that we extracted for the water phase instead of plain water because it amplifies the nutrients available for skin. Our special olive leaf water protects, soothes, and replenishes skin with moisture.

Organic Olive Oil

Harvested from mighty olive trees on our estate, our exclusive single-origin, extra virgin olive oil has won awards around the world and has earned organic certification from the USDA and Bioagricert (Italy), so you know it’s the highest quality you can find. Packed with phenolic antioxidants, Vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids, our nourishing olive oil protects against a range of free radical effects, rejuvenates fatigued skin, and moisturizes skin without clogging pores.

Wild Organic Anchusa Azurea

The wild-foraged star of our Splendore Anchusa™ Complex. Revered throughout history for its medicinal benefits, the vibrant blue Anchusa azurea flower is now making its big debut in skincare. Our Exclusive Bioactive ingredient is a powerful antioxidant and protectant. It shields skin against environmental stress with the highest antioxidant activity of any wild edible Mediterranean plant. Packed with Vitamins B, C, and E, phenols, flavonoids, and fatty acids, it helps soothe skin and blur imperfections, restoring stressed skin with balanced nutrition inspired by the healthy Mediterranean diet.

WILD ORGANIC CHICORY

One of the oldest recorded herbaceous plants. High in antioxidants, vitamins, and beta carotene, chicory is coveted for its instant visible skin-lifting effect and for supporting skin’s natural collagen synthesis.

WILD ORGANIC HORSETAIL

A botanical workhorse that helps firm skin with a slight tightening effect, supports skin’s natural collagen synthesis, and is full of antioxidant benefits.

WILD ORGANIC BEET

An antimicrobial botanical with hydrating powers. Teeming with 80 different phytonutrients — including Vitamin C, B9 folate, plus antioxidants — it helps nourish and replenish skin’s moisture as it protects against oxidative stress.

WILD ORGANIC MALLOW

A soothing nourisher that helps moisturize and support skin’s natural moisture barrier. It is rich in phenols, Vitamins C and E, and the minerals copper and zinc.

WILD ORGANIC WHITE NETTLE

A legendary vitality enhancer that soothes and revives tired, fatigued skin as it helps visibly tone and refine pores.

WILD ORGANIC NETTLE LEAF

Nutrient-dense nettle leaf packs a skincare punch. A beauty battalion of anti-aging phytochemicals, Vitamins A, B, C, and K, as well as minerals and the antioxidant quercetin all help prevent free radical damage and collagen breakdown while replenishing skin’s moisture barrier.

WILD ORGANIC MILK THISTLE

A skin-soothing and protective antioxidant from the daisy family. Loaded with linoleic fatty acids, it helps improve the natural moisture barrier as it relieves and calms skin.

WILD ORGANIC BLACKTHORN

A Vitamin E-packed soother known to help maintain supple skin resilience. It boasts one of the highest phenolic levels among our estate plants. Our A-lister is also known for its amazing soothing properties.

WILD ORGANIC ASPARAGUS

A medicinal plant used for centuries. Rich in the antioxidant alphabet — Vitamins A, B9, C, E, and K1 — this nutrient-dense replenisher helps improve skin’s softness and suppleness as it helps purify and protect against environmental damage.

WILD ORGANIC NIGELLA SATIVA

A turbo-charged skin revitalizer. Filled with vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids, our highly nutritive medicinal plant helps fortify skin, helps reduce the appearance of puffiness, and fights free radical damage.

WILD ORGANIC CALENDULA

A powerful digital defender, our golden-hued bloom contains lutein, a carotenoid that helps to filter blue light. Our benefit-packed botanical gives skin the nutrition it needs to radiate the glow of vitality.

WILD ORGANIC POPPY

Red combats blue. The bright red poppy helps quench free radicals and protect against blue light with lutein. The natural antioxidant is also known to be soothing, nourishing, and firming to skin.

WILD ORGANIC GRAPE VINE

Nature’s youth savior shields against free radicals as it soothes skin. It contains the anti-aging antioxidant resveratrol, which is loaded with longevity nutrients for radiant, resilient skin.

WILD ORGANIC DOG ROSE

A wildly potent medicinal flower that helps prevent damage before it happens with one of the highest antioxidant levels on our estate. Our luxurious nourisher boosts skin’s clarity and moisture with Vitamins A and E, as well as omega fatty acids.

WILD ORGANIC BORAGE

The guardian of complexion vitality. Borage seed oil is loaded with antioxidants to protect skin against light waves. It also contains gamma linolenic essential fatty acids to soothe dry skin.

ORGANIC BLACKBERRY

A phenolic-packed superfruit, blackberry boasts a diverse array of antioxidants plus Vitamin E to shield skin against a range of environmental exposures.

WILD ORGANIC CARROT

An excellent skin rejuvenator known for its regenerating powers. Rich in Vitamins A, B, and C and beta carotene, wild carrot helps soothe, protect, and nourish skin.

WILD ORGANIC CALAMINT

A minty aromatic medicinal herb containing menthol for soothing relief. Our ancient botanical provides three-way protection against free radicals, environmental aggressors and impurities to keep skin radiant.

WILD ORGANIC DANDELION

A nutritional goldmine for skin with Vitamins A, C, and K, plus effective antioxidants from beta carotene and phenols. Our fluffy yellow flower helps soothe stressed skin, boosts hydration, supports skin’s natural collagen production, and protects against environmental damage.

WILD ORGANIC HAWTHORN

Functional food, superfruit, symbol of longevity, and a legendary mender of broken hearts. Our powerful medicinal plant is prized for its antioxidant activity and Vitamin C, a vital molecule that helps facilitate skin’s natural regeneration process.

WILD ORGANIC ST. JOHN’S WORT

The happiness herb for skin and moods beset by the blues. Its soothing benefits support skin’s replenishing process while naturally hydrating oils leave the face dewy smooth.

WILD ORGANIC BRISTLY OXTONGUE

Known for its prickly leaves and yellow flowers, this bitter-tasting plant has been traditionally used as topical medication for skin. 

ORGANIC KOKUM BUTTER

A reparative butter that envelops skin in moisture. Its soothing nourishment works wonders on dehydrated, discomforted skin. It absorbs quickly to protect against dryness and oxidative stress and restore the vibrant look of radiant skin.

ORGANIC MAGNOLIA OIL

Symbol of new beginnings. Moisturizing magnolia oil soothes and nourishes skin to leave it even and luminous. Its soft aromatic heart calms stressed minds as its soothing properties help relieve skin.

VITAMIN C CONCENTRATE

C is for collagen. Oil-soluble C, a highly stable derivative of Vitamin C, supports skin’s natural collagen synthesis to help brighten and even tone. A vital antioxidant to improve skin’s radiance, Vitamin C guards against UV-induced skin damage.

SPIRULINA CONCENTRATE

A sea of nourishment for skin. Brimming with nutrients, vitamins, amino acids, and the powerful antioxidant phycocyanin, blue-green microalgae helps fend off free radicals and purify skin.