Immunocologie was founded by Karen Ballou, who has more than 30 years of experience as a beauty executive. After being diagnosed with and surviving cancer, she yearned for a natural, nourishing, and effective skincare solution. Immunocologie is the culmination of Karen’s quest to create an incomparable clean line that nourishes skin from the outside in.
Health & Wellness Driven
Bourne out of the Founder’s experience with cancer, Immunocologie prioritizes health and wellness. Karen spent her entire career in the personal care industry, working as an esthetician and building brands. It wasn’t until her experience with cancer where she truly questioned all of the toxic ingredients that people put on their skin, while unbeknownst to them these ingredients are not only harmful to skin health but could have a negative effect on their body as a whole.
Karen is deeply passionate about skincare, and she has made it her mission to educate people on the potential harm caused by artificial and toxic ingredients as well as the benefits of using natural, plant-based ingredients to nourish the skin.
The plant and mineral-based products are meticulously crafted from ethically sourced, sustainable ingredients from around the globe. They are free of artificial ingredients, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, mineral oil, formaldehyde, fragrance, and color. With Immunocologie, all skin types are safely and effectively nourished and balanced, resulting in healthy, bright, radiant skin. Immunocologie is a lifestyle brand for all humanity that empowers the skin’s barrier to function at its healthiest.
Sustainability & Social Impact
Sustainability and social responsibility are a fundamental part of Immunocologie’s DNA. There is, and has always been, integrity behind the brand.
Each of their ingredients are sourced in accordance with the Fair Trade Act and the Nagoya Protocol, an international framework that sets some of the highest standards for sustainable and socially equitable business practices. For example, in Burkina Faso, where three primary ingredients are sourced, 150 tons of fruit are harvested every 18 months. This is offset by Immunocologie replanting the same amount between harvests. Water and natural resources are managed and co-owned by the local communities.
Scholarships, grants, school supplies, and higher education opportunities are provided to the families of the farmers. When the program was initiated in 2011, just six students were enrolled in local schools. Now, more than 2,000 students have been enrolled in education.
Packaging & Formulation
Immunocologie’s custom violet glass bottles protect products from damaging light, which preserves ingredients naturally, helping to eliminate unnecessary waste while also preserving the smell, color, and bio-energy of their products.
The formulations were thoughtfully crafted in Europe, but have recently moved production to an organic lab in Maryland to support US-based business and decrease their carbon footprint.
All boxes and shipping materials are made from recycled materials.
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