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 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.

Performance Naturals With Science In Mind 

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 free from pollutants.

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 

With recyclable glass, 100% recycled paper, vegetable and soya-based inks, Irene Forte Skincare is fully sustainable in its lifecycle, without ever compromising on beauty.

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, as well as free from skin-harming parabens, paraffin, colourants, sulfates and abrasive fragrances.  We also do not include essential oils, as whilst they have many benefits, they are also highly allergenic for many skins, which we are committed to avoiding in our formulations.

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