Ciel d’Azur was born in 1991 from a craft industry producing fragrances in the Alpes Maritimes, some of which, like the Plantes à brûler are more relevant than ever.
In fact, unlike most products of this type which pose a problem, they completely satisfy the recent regulations concerning the criteria of the non-emission of toxic gases from fragrance products, since they are entirely composed of wild aromatic plants and natural resins.
The 1994 move to the Luberon near a rare clay quarry (the Montmorillonite) gave the craftsman the opportunity to develop a complete range of products with medicinal clay and organic extracts, well ahead of his time, since the labels for organic cosmetics did not exist back then. Even if we were already working on the development of specifications particularly with Nature & Progrès.
We are still producing this range of clay products under the label known as « Cosmébio » which makes it possible tho value this approach towards Organics.
In 1998, the passion for the use of local natural raw materials prompted Michel Touveron to develop a range of « beauty masks for walls », wall waxes tinged with the famous Ocres of Luberon. This activity has grown strongly on the export side and we have filed a patent.
Business went unchanged until 2003, after years of success our production was the subject of considerable plagiarism and this pushed Michel Touveron to abandon their work in order to develop a full range of Aloe Vera products, which at the time were not known in France.
France had fallen significantly behind in the knowledge of Aloe Vera, to the point that no scientific publication in our language had been published.
The gap in time has now been reduced thanks to Dr. Morin’s thesis published on October 27th, 2008, and Dr. Michayewicz’s thesis published in 2013. We thank them for their comprehensive work in French.
So far most of the many clinical studies were conducted in the USA, Japan, South Africa, Italy and mainly in the English language.
A great deal has happened since then and Aloe Vera is now beginning to make a name for itself in our country. We have become the leader and sole manufacturer of Aloe Vera products in France and we control its production from its cultivation to the finished product.