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 wholesome, synthetic-free products, we have selected naturally occurring, fragrance free ingredients that are dye-free and additive free.We chose this stance because we know now 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 that are full of chemicals, each one more harmeful and toxic than the last.
This is how our outlook and philosophy came to be: to recreate the most efficient and celebrated products - those used by our ancestors since time immemorial.
Soap made using traditional Marseille methods
Our handmade soap, made with 100% organic olive oil, was the first product that we made. This natural soap is made using a cold saponification process, suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin and can also be used on baby and children’s skin.
Suitable for personal hygiene purposes (body, face, hair) and for housekeeping (laundry, dishes, and floors), making it an all round practical product with low overall costs and pure, natural origins.
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 moisturizing 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 suitable for the whole family and every hair type due to its 100% natural ingredients.
The shampoo consists of a natural surfactant (SLMI) derived from coconuts (around 35%), our shampoo bar is non-irritating and can be used frequently, although its cleansing and cleaning power allows you to leave longer gaps between washes.
Our natural shampoo is silicone free, sulphate free, paraben free, has no perfumes or essential oils. It’s perfect for sensitive scalps due the soothing properties of rhassoul.
Toothpaste made using traditional Middle Eastern methods
Learn more about our powdered toothpaste, it will definitely change your old teeth brushing habits! Add a little water and a little bit of the powder on your toothbrush, and you'll discover a new kind of toothpaste that’s completely natural, fluoride free, and contains no synthetic ingredients.
A natural toothpaste that perfectly cleans your teeth and protects your gums without being harmful to your health.
Our Miswak toothpaste is very mild and does not attack the enamel of your teeth, while also ensuring long-lasting fresh breath. Miswak powder, the main ingredient in our toothpaste recipe, has been known for its unique properties that favor dental hygiene.
A deodorant that keeps perspiration under control and eliminates odors
Learn more about our natural, powdered deodorant made from the root of the Iris Florentina flower. We have selected natural ingredients that are paraben free, alcohol free, aluminum and salt free for our handcrafted deodorant.It will take care of your skin and allow your body to function naturally.
One of the key ingredients in our deodorant is powdered iris root. 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 moisturizing 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 that are all certified for their natural origin and without pesticides.
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 moisturizer will melt slightly and allow you to rub it on the desired patch of your skin.
Available in different formats (50g, 150g or 300g).Choose what suits your needs best.Enjoy a natural moisturizer delivered without unnecessary packaging in a "zero waste" outlook
Lovely little gift box to discover our product range
We’ve created especially for you and your loved ones a lovely little gift box that's worth 50€ , so you can check out our range of star products !
A great gift idea for someone special or just a clever way to discover our products at a lower cost , you’ll definetly love it. 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.
Handmade and artisanal
All our products are handcrafted , made day by day to offer high-quality, wholesome products.
We make sure to carefully check each and every product we send you, paying particular attention to their packaging and labeling. 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, clearly understandable ingredients so that you can be confident in using our products that are safe for your skin and your family.
We prefer natural , pure ingredients because we believe it’s vital that humans, for earths sake and our own health ,use the smallest amount of chemicals possible
We don't add any preservatives, dyes or fragrances to our cosmetics. 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 are a thriving , close-knitted and family-sized team and businsess. There were only two of us at the beginning to assemble your orders , make the soaps , toothpastes and powders and all the other products - but now we’re four !We are proud to offer 100% natural cosmetics and we put our heart and soul into making, labeling, and packing our products.
We are delighted to receive your (thankfully positive) feedback each day and to read your comments and emails. And, of course, we continuously look for new natural and eco-friendly products that will change (and even revolutionize) your daily routine!
Marie - Sophie - Silvin - Nil
We ship all over the world, with a relatively low shipping fee (starting at 3,50€) which means that you can enjoy our products without having to pay crazy delivery charges. Of course, for environmental and economical reasons, we can only encourage you to combine your orders by buying the various products you need together. 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 business 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 the ingredients in all our products, info 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 is at the heart of our commitment
Our modus operandi - 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, our manufacturing process, 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 prioritize 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.