FROM THE HEART
OUR FOUNDERS’ STORY
Our background as children was rooted in clean living and alternative medicine. I can remember our father, a professor of environmental science, having shelves and shelves of herbs and supplements in his office, and our being aware of all their healing attributes.
Ralph and I spent many of our formative years between North America, Europe and Australia. The one thing that was a constant, wherever we lived, was a focus on wellness and a healthy lifestyle. Wherever we found ourselves in the world, our father planted an organic vegetable garden, prepared healthy and clean foods, and looked to natural medicine for healing first.
We learned a lot from our father, but, maybe most importantly, we learned to respect the environment and the benefits of aligning ourselves with nature as much as possible. Our early lessons of respect for the environment helped guide and inspire us when we started Luzern. We felt from the start of the company that to properly use the beautiful Swiss actives we had found, we would need to omit ingredients that would be toxic or harmful in any way. We were also very concerned about the negative impact of packaging in the skin care and beauty industry.
We use sustainable glass and recyclable aluminum in the great majority of our products, and this year we are very excited to introduce our new cleanser tubes made from 100 percent biodegradable sugarcane.
When Ralph and I graduated from university and we decided we wanted to start a company together, we noticed that natural skincare tended not to be luxurious or results-driven, and luxury and results-driven skincare tended to be full of toxic and synthetic ingredients. We felt we could create something better.