In 1983, a scientist by the name of Dr. Jurgen Klein founded a skincare line with his horticulturist wife Ulrike. Together, they turned their experiences with age-old techniques like homeopathy, aromatherapy and alchemy (using herbal extracts) into a modern, professional venture they could believe in.

The result: Jurlique, a line of holistic, plant-based skin care products, sourced largely from the company’s biodynamic and organic farms in South Australia. The company plans to introduce a new product collection, packaged in beautifully decorated boxes made from 80 percent post-consumer recycled fiber. The purifying mists, creams and cleansers contain floral waters that energize skin even as they hydrate. Nature, it’s a beautiful thing.

Story by Jessica Tzerman. This article originally appeared in Plenty in August 2007. This story was added to MNN.com in September 2009.

Copyright Environ Press 2007