Our company is "Slow Cosmetique" certified
Comme Avant MAKES ITS PRODUCTS IN MARSEILLE USING only TRADITIONAL METHODS
Our handcrafted and natural products are manufactured in our workshop, in the heart of Marseille.
To offer you safe, synthetic-free products, we have selected naturally occurring, fragrance-free ingredients that are dye and additive-free. We chose this stance because we now know for a fact that many and most industrial cosmetic companies put harmful, toxic, and unnecessary chemicals, additives, and dyes in their products without you even knowing about it. We stand against industrial manufacturers and their products full of chemicals, each one more harmful and toxic than the last.
This is how our philosophy came to be: "to recreate ancestral products" that were easy and efficient, used for generations by our ancestors.
A great gift box to discover our range of products
A gift box created specially for you and your loved ones so you can try out our products! With this gift box, worth over €50, you will be able to introduce our hand-crafted and natural cosmetics to your friends and family.
A great gift idea for someone special or just a clever way to discover our products at a lower cost. From our natural olive oil soap, to our powder deodorant and Miswak toothpaste, to the soap flakes to make your homemade laundry mix, all these products come in a nice organic cotton pouch, woven and printed in France, in the Vosges.
A soap made using traditional Marseille methods
Our handmade soap, made with 100% organic olive oil, was the first product we made. This natural soap is made using a cold saponification process, suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive ones (children, babies, skins problems, etc.).
Not only suitable for personal hygiene purposes (body, face, hair) it can also be used for housekeeping (laundry, dishes, floors, etc.), making it an all round practical product, cost-effective, and entirely natural.
Our soap is palm oil-free and fully biodegradable. It contains 7% emulsion content (oil that is known as "unsaponified") making it very mild and giving it a powerful moisturising effect.
A gentle shampoo bar for your hair
Choose our natural Argan Oil and Rhassoul shampoo bar for a new healthy and eco-friendly hair care routine. Our shampoo bar is family-friendly and suitable for every hair type.
Our shampoo consists of a natural surfactant (SLMI) derived from coconuts, and can be used frequently, although its cleansing and cleaning power allows you to leave longer gaps between washes.
Our natural shampoo is free of silicone, sulphate, and paraben, and has no perfumes or essential oils.
A toothpaste made using traditional Middle Eastern methods
Learn more about our powdered toothpaste, it will definitely change your teeth brushing habits! Add a bit of water and powder on your toothbrush and you'll discover a new kind of toothpaste, completely natural and sodium fluoride-free.
A natural toothpaste that cleans your teeth perfectly while protecting your gums. Our toothpaste is in a recyclable plastic pot which can be reused thanks to our refills available in kraft paper bags.
Our Miswak toothpaste is very mild and ensures a long-lasting fresh breath. For centuries, miswak powder has been known for its unique properties that favour dental hygiene. It is for this reason we have chosen it as our main ingredient.
A deodorant that keeps perspiration under control and eliminates odours
Learn more about our natural powdered deodorant made from orris roots (Iris Florentina flower). We have selected natural ingredients that are free of paraben, alcohol, aluminum, and salt in order to offer you a handcrafted deodorant that respects your skin and allows your body to function naturally.
One of the key ingredients in our deodorant is powdered iris roots. Iris is well known for protecting skin, eliminating bacteria, and keeping perspiration under control.
Your natural powdered deodorant will last for two months in its recyclable plastic roll-on packaging. We also offer refills so that you can reuse the roll-on for as long as you like.
A natural soothing and moisturising cream bar made from Shea Butter
Our solid natural cream can be used all over the body and is suitable for all skin types. Made in our workshop in Marseille, it contains four ingredients.
The shea butter and olive oil provide quality skin care. Discover the many different ways our balm-like cream can be used.
When in contact with body heat, the moisturiser will melt slightly and allow you to rub it on the desired area.
Available in different formats (50g, 150g, or 300g). Choose whichever size is the most suitable for your needs. Enjoy a natural moisturiser delivered without unnecessary packaging in a "zero waste" outlook.
A handmade production
All our products are handcrafted and made daily, in small quantities to offer safe and high-quality products.
We make sure to carefully check each and every product we send you, paying particular attention to their packaging and labelling. We don't have or use any giant industrial machines, and most of our work is carried out by hand, piece by piece.
Whenever possible, we try to select French artisans to deliver our raw materials and production supplies.
100% natural cosmetics
We strive to create natural cosmetics with simple and clearly understandable ingredients so you can be assured that you’re using safe products for your family’s skin and yours.
We don’t add any preservatives, dyes, or fragrances to our cosmetics. We prefer natural ingredients because we believe it is vital for Humans and Earth to limit to a maximum our use of harmful chemical substances.
We want to go back to basics without living in the past. Doing things « like in the old days » - following the old ways - but living in the present: that's our goal!
A family business that's close to you
We have a small and family team. When we started, we were only 4 and now we are 20 answering your messages, preparing your orders, and making your olive oil soaps, powder toothpastes, and all our other products.
We are proud to be able to offer 100% natural cosmetics and we put our hearts in the making, labelling, and packing of our products.
We are always glad to receive your (positive!) feedback every day and to read your comments and emails. We will continue proposing new ideas to transform your daily life.
We ship all over the world. Delivery is free for most European countries and has a relatively low shipping fee for the rest of the world. Of course, for environmental and economical reasons, we can only encourage you to combine your orders by buying the various products you need in one go. This will also limit the energy consumption involved in our shipments.
We ship your orders within one to two days, after which they are delivered by Colissimo in France, and then to your local post office within 5-6 days. Your order will, therefore, reach you within an average of seven working days from approval (if we don't have too many orders to deal with).
We believe that transparency is one of the key foundations of our business. We want to offer cosmetics that are 100% natural and, to ensure that you can put your trust in us, we don’t keep anything hidden from you. Thus, you’ll find a detailed list of our products' ingredients, information about where the ingredients and packaging come from, and photos of our day-to-day operations in our workshop and offices that are regularly posted on social media.
The environment at the heart of our commitment
Our approach - offering wholesome, healthy, pure cosmetics - is, of course, followed by an environmentally friendly outlook. As such, we are constantly seeking ways to reduce our ecological impact and always trying to find ways to reduce our waste in our manufacturing process, in the raw materials used, and in our product packaging. That’s why you won't find an invoice or delivery note in your package, and all the packaging that we do send is recyclable or biodegradable.
Made in France, always
Our premises are located in Marseille, in the city's oldest neighborhood, the Panier. We manufacture all our cosmetics ourselves and handle both packaging and shipping as well. We prioritise French suppliers for all our raw materials and manufacturing supplies. Of course, it's not always easy to achieve this goal, but we do our best to use products that are "made in France" whenever possible or at most from neighboring European countries.