In the heart of wine estates, which boast exceptional terroirs between the Drôme and the Ardèche, we breed our “Gros Gris” snails.
Our renowned snail breeder, Patrice Lambert, began research his snail farm in 1989.
In 2007, the breeder became France’s leading certified “Gros Gris” snail producer in organic agriculture.
In 2010, he began researches in harvesting snail filtrate for the cosmetics industry.
In 2013, he was made “Knight of the French Order of Agriculture”.
Our Helix Aspersa Maxima (Gros Gris) are bred with the greatest respect for the well-being of the animal by following the organic agriculture regulations. They live outdoors on bed of radishes, clover and bay leaves.
Snail filtrate harvesting is conducted in our laboratory in the breeding area, in accordance with a developed, patented principle which eliminates stress for the animal. This guarantees the best quality active ingredient.
During harvesting periods, our snail filtrate undergoes a purification and concentration process.
The concentrated extract of snail filtrate is obtained during a controlled, certified process which fully respects the well-being of the animal, and is an example of organic agriculture (the harvesting process is controlled by Ecocert twice a year).
Situated in the Pays de la Loire region, it enjoys a privileged position within the valley. Enjoying a mild climate, it has become France’s leading region for the production of medicinal plants. With more than 100 plants having therapeutic properties (the majority of which have been grown here for more than a century), our cosmetics laboratory harvests a range of flower extracts and various plants here with local producers to ensure the traceability of raw materials.
Our laboratory is ISO 22716 certified, demonstrating compliance with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices). Our manufacturing site is inspected by ECOCERT and declared to the ANSM (French National Agency for Medicine and Health Product Safety).
Member of the «One Voice» and «PETA» associations, we therefore assure that our products are not tested on animals.
Our Quality Control Department conducts microbiological and stability testing of raw materials in bulk and finished products in real time. At the same time, an independent laboratory assesses our entire range by means of challenge-tests, toxicology tests and objectification of demands.
Constantly developing, our researchers are at the forefront of the latest innovations in order to offer you products of the highest quality. They work closely with universities, technical centers and local extractors, and all their work is dictated by innovation and performance.
Manufacturer of a Cosmetic of Excellence, Made In France, our laboratory has been committed to the production and certification of organic cosmetics for many years in order to guarantee exceptional products.