Balade en Provence makes premium solid skin and hair care bars that are 'Nasty-Free' - Truly natural, good for the body, consume less energy to make and packaged in 100% compostable cartons using vegetable ink.
When working on our first skincare products four years ago, we were surprised to discover that most shampoos and shower gels contain over 80% of water, often much more.
Trucks, boats, planes carrying water-based products packed in plastic bottles, this did not make sense to us. Plus, since bacteria strive in water, this forces laboratories to add chemicals into their formulas. We decided to change the way we think about beauty.
Our products are the result of personal frustration over the waste of energy, unnecessary pollution, chemical formulations, and a determination to make a positive impact not only to our skin, to our mind, but also our planet. We do not sell water or plastic, we provide 100% goodness from ethically sourced organic and vegan ingredients!
BALADE EN PROVENCE means a 'walk in Provence'. We are lucky to be here and we want our products to take you to the fields of Provence, to our village, Opio and the fragrance houses of Grasse, to enjoy the ethically-sourced natural ingredients and scent of the region.
Artisan Handmade In France
All our solid skin and hair care products are handmade by artisans using the cold process and take a long time to make. We do not heat the oils and let the bars rest on wooden shelves for 30 days. This slow process is needed for the oils to blend together and make such nourishing bars.
Our solid bar is not any usual soap... We harvest the best of nature and do not use ingredients that we believe can be harmful to our health or the environment. We source almost everything locally in France.
Our Products Are Nasty Free
- No Sulphates (Sodium lauryl sulfate, Ammonium lauryl sulfate, or other funny names some brands use).
- No Parabens - No preservatives,
- No phenoxyethanol,
- No endocrine disruptor (BHA, Butylparaben, Propylparaben and salts, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Triclosan, Benzophenone-1, Benzophenone-3, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Cyclomethicone, BHT),
- No allergens (Methylisothiazolinone-MIT, Methylchloroisothiazolinone-MCIT, P-Phenylenediamine…)
Balade en Provence beauty bars are super sensorial. We use fragrances and oils to create the most amazing scents. Even our un-fragranced bars smell delightful, and this only comes from the quality of the oils we use.
At the heart of the Balade en Provence products is our high-quality shea butter. Ethically sourced outside France, shea butter is a one-of-a-kind ingredient, with soothing, moisturising and skin protecting benefits.
Balade en Provence beauty bars are certified Vegan by The Vegan Society & certified Organic by BIO Earth Durable. The Vegan Society logo certifies that:
- The manufacture and development of our products did not involve the use of any animal product, by-product or derivative.
- It also attests that we did not conduct any testing on animals.
BIO Earth Durable, a French certification, one of the few certifications that does not charge us commissions when we sell, and really cares about the ingredients we use.
Zero Waste Packaging
Balade en Provence bars are all packed in 100% compostable and recyclable. We use vegetable ink on our certified compostable carton, printed in France. Natural brown is actually needed for a productive compost!
The finishing touch, which consists in packing our bars into individual cartons is completed in a center for people with disabilities located near us. Let's make sure we do whatever we can to protect our amazing planet.