A pioneer in clean high performing lipstick, Gabriela couldn't find 100% clean luxury lip care that exceeded her standards of quality, efficacy, and sustainability.
A 2017 visit to Herboristerie de la Place Clichy in Paris would unfold into a two years worldwide search for the right combination of ingredients sourced from the best suppliers in the world. A long way from their native homes in Sydney and Mexico City, the two founders grew up worlds apart but with the same family ethos. Lipstick was like bread and milk – an everyday essential.
By 2019 Gabriela’s promise had become reality. The team’s female chemist had achieved a clean beauty coup d'etat: Mānuka honey rich goodness synthesized with a tsunami of clean ingredients. Three essential colors and one sensational lip balm able to be mixed into hundreds of color combinations, now the envy of large beauty brands for sheer simplicity. And that sleek packaging? Crafted from recycled aluminum.
28 ingredients. 11 countries. 4 essential products. 1 award-winning formula.
Madame Gabriela avoids using plastics, using blue-beauty approved 100% post-consumer recycled inks and packaging. They are also certified cruelty-free and passionately support their community.
Mānuka Honey can shut down the inflammatory cascade that degrades skin; it stops enzymes called cathepsins from destroying collagen; and it has peptides that help cells release a molecule called NADPH, which boosts energy in the cells, a type of energy that, like everything else, slows down with age.
Madame Gabriela doesn't just promise effective ingredients in her cellular beauty focused ingredients list, she can prove it. That starts with the right people and location. Madame Gabriela's family of beekeepers place their hives in a beautifully remote corner of New Zealand's North Island, with each perfect batch the result of the unique terroir of this area. All that honeybee foraging results in a Mānuka honey that is rich, raw, unpasteurized, non-GMO verified, Halal, Kosher, gluten-free and certified organic. Before leaving for Los Angeles, it is independently tested and certified in New Zealand using the Unique Mānuka Factor (UMF™) grading system, which verifies it for quality, purity and authenticity. To be considered potent enough to be therapeutic, Mānuka honey needs a minimum rating of UMF 10, while Madame Gabriela's honey boasts a rating of UMF 15+.
Each precious batch of this authentic New Zealand Mānuka honey is minimally processed and delivered by hand to Madame Gabriela's state-of-the-art facility in California. It’s gently warmed, filtered and added to 26 clean and organic ingredients.