Since ever, women have known how to maintain their beauty with herb essences, herb juices and herb lotions and that “there is a cure for everything” as an old saying goes. Most of the time, it is difficult to draw the line between cosmetics and medicine. So, there are various phenomena of the skin that may be attributed to both disciplines without hesitation.
The first essences for health, nursing and beauty care originate from the plant kingdom and up to nowadays it has been demonstrated to be true that well-known medical plants have their absolute cosmetic effects, too.
Regarding formulations in herb books of the 16th and 17th century, it was always referred to the knowledge and experience of famous ancient medicine experts (Hippocrates, Plinius, Galenus). Already in those days, the different ingredients from the plant kingdom already obtained acceptance. Today, in the 21st century, a lot of this knowledge is scientifically proven.
In our today’s technical times, it’s symptomatic to go back again to natural herbal ingredients as nature is granting us an abundant supply. So, herbalism (cloistral medicine, phytotherapy) which is the basis of current modern medicine and still applied in medicine and pharmacy was discovered again in the aromatherapy.
From the beginning on, the company Speil has been specialized in natural products, such as essential oils and herb essentials and in the long run developed cosmetic products for optimum personal care.