Our Philosophy

From the fields of sun-drenched Sicily, straight to your skin.

The Irene Forte approach is synonymous with the very best that breathtaking Sicily has to offer, distilling the benefits of the Mediterranean diet into sustainable, natural skincare that nourishes the skin from the outside in. 

We Grow Our Own

We are passionate about provenance. Each product in the line is created with ingredients grown on the organic farm at Rocco Forte Hotels’ Verdura Resort in Sicily, allowing us access to unrivalled provenance and quality.

We take ingredients like organic olive oil, floral hibiscus, fragrant lavender and herbal rosemary and blend them with icy fresh mineral water from Sicily’s mountainous Madonie Regional Natural Park.

The Mediterranean Diet For Your Skin 

The Mediterranean diet is widely considered the cleanest, healthiest and most balanced in the world and is the inspiration for our products. Far from faddy trends, the diet is enjoyed by those who want to benefit from increased longevity and the wonders of a diet rich in healthy oils, and unprocessed goodness.

In the same way that the Mediterranean diet promotes good health from the inside out, Irene found the nutrient-dense ingredients to be deeply beneficial when applied topically; supplying the skin with a wealth of vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants to help enrich, rejuvenate and protect.

Nature Shaped By Science  

Our formulations are as delicious as they sound, but it’s research carried out by EffegiLab in Trento with globally renowned Doctor Francesca Ferri that elevates them to Spa Grade skincare solutions that really make a difference.

Working with her team of biologists and pharmacologists, her philosophy is the development of performance natural formulas that are exceptionally skin-friendly and clean.

We use more than 75 of the most effective natural and biomimetic ingredients. We know that many highly effective natural ingredients can also cause skin irritation. Experience gained from over 35 years of research and development has allowed us to deliver natural remedies in ways that enhance their potency whilst minimising their ability to cause unwanted side effects. 

Doctor Ferri’s continuing research means we are able to constantly evolve, using ingredients at the most efficacious levels and pushing the boundaries of performance naturals.

As Considered As It's Beautiful 

We believe our ethics are as important as the products themselves. 

Our commitment to sustainability is demonstrated in full here, but in short we ensure that every single stage of our manufacturing, development, distribution and even recycling process is considered for its impact on the planet, the user and the Sicilian community in which it originates.

We are vegan-friendly and in line with our commitment to sustainable skin-friendly formulae we only use what is necessary and use naturally derived alternatives to petrochemicals, synthetic colours, harsh surfactants and preservatives. 

Our products are lightly fragranced with beautiful scents, specially formulated and screened to avoid the most common fragrance allergens. 

Learn more about the Mediterranean Diet and Sicilian Skincare through our blog.