About 8 years ago I had the honour and pleasure of meeting Dr Mariano Spiezia, whilst I was visiting England. I instantly fell in love with Dr Spiezia’s integrity and product range and loved every moment of indulging in his luxurious organic Inlight products. Back then it was extremely rare for a skin care range to be 100% organic and deliver outstanding results. But it’s not so different nowadays with all the green washing and compromises brands make to maximise profits via inferior ingredient selection and manufacturing choices. This is where Inlight is a shining star. The incredible attention to detail that goes in to each Inlight product, 100% organic ingredient selection, and manufacturing processes that enhance the botanical nutrients all lead to one thing … providing us with the finest organic skincare that re-attunes the skin to harmony, health and beauty.
Recently, when making the decision to expand our skin care collection at Be Naturallyou I revisited Inlight to gift my skin a supercharged dose of their Inlight organic botanicals, and I am even more in love than before. My skin is blemish-free, baby soft and glowing with health after 5 weeks of daily Inlight skincare use. And I am convinced that my fine lines have softened so much so that I don’t notice them as much as I used to.
What an absolute joy it is, for us to be Australia’s stockist for Inlight Artisan Luxury Skincare, and to be able to share with you Dr Spiezia’s thoughts, in his own words, on why he chooses organic …
As a way of life, organic is nothing new. Before modern farming techniques, it’s how we all used to live. I love nature and my life and business goals have always been to link tradition with a modern, open minded, and scientific approach.
This has lead me to explore the connection between soil and the environment; pollution with diseases; processed food and their influence on human behaviour, and the impact of intense farming on the sustainability of our Planet.
After many years of practice the answer become clear: the organic way is the only one that protects both Planet and the living creatures who live on it. The organic way was, at least in the beginning, a philosophy more than a business and to me this was the right approach because it had a larger picture including ethical choices, animal welfare, peace and social implications.
Ghandi was a great inspiration for me and for many in his “organic” way of living and my first inspiration. He said: We have to be the change we want to make.
At home I have always made a conscious effort to buy sustainable organic food to support my body and the planet. When I started researching ingredients for my skin care range back in 1999 I knew I had to have the finest and 100% organic ingredients which needed to be certified organic both to guarantee the maximum quality and the integrity of my business.
Back then there was such confusion between the so called natural ingredients and natural products. Many cosmetic companies were just misleading people calling natural and organic, something which was not natural and organic at all, creating uncertainty and luck of trust in the entire sector. Unfortunately this can still happen today unless a product is certified by a recognised body.
Dr Spiezia’s skincare (Spiezia Organic Care) became the first to receive 100% organic certification in the UK back in 2001.
After a long research on certification bodies I was struck by the integrity of the Soil Association and its history. We approached them asking to certify our range but at that time there were no health & beauty standards! The idea was exciting all around and after a long and collaborative conversation, a full thorough inspection and lots of paperwork we had the Soil Association organic certification for all our skincare range: the first in the UK. To this day I feel this was a huge achievements which turned out to be the start of a great organic movement. The funny thing was that, because all our ingredients were food grade our first official certification was according to food standards! a real ‘food for the skin’ was recognised. With Soil Association approval we felt that people were assured of the best quality ingredients and products, and also that the planet resources were taken in the right sustainable consideration.
We have kept this promise through the years and the Inlight brand was first receive The Soil Association COSMOS certification back in 2014.
Since then we have been more and more conscientious with regard to how and where to source our ingredients and who is behind the suppliers we are in touch with. In our vision and mission the way people approach business and resources must be ethical and in line with our principles. Business must not be only about money, but also the way they are run and the ethos driving the companies.
This is why we decided to get to know them better to ensure their integrity, by visiting them and creating a personal relationship. This approach is clearly shared by the Soil Association: A network between people on the same wavelength and similar vision is powerful and can do a lot for changing environmental policies and expanding narrow and limited visions. A spiritual Master I met said: with a small match you can light a big fire.”
I always believed in the power of a good, honest and unselfish idea involving not only money, but people’s inner aspirations and souls as well. Through a business or a product an idea can go along way, transferring the goodness, the energy and a positive belief to help to create a better world.
This is why I have chosen organic.
FURTHER READING ABOUT NATURAL BEAUTY, DR MARIANO SPIEZIA
Dr Mariano Spiezia graduated in Medicine and Surgery in Italy in the early 1980s, and has since worked on combining orthodox medicine with the extraordinary power of nature. Medical herbalist and skin expert at The Walsingham Natural Health Centre in Truro, Mariano has been considered the father of the organic beauty movement in Britain and was voted one of the top 25 “Who’s who in natural beauty” in 2012, 2013, 2015 and again in 2016.
Mariano possesses a love and profound knowledge and curiosity for the kingdom of plants that makes him a charismatic and compelling innovator. Today he meticulously researches and formulates extraordinary 100% organic skincare elixirs and effective, healing skin balms based on a perfect synergy of chemistry and medical herbalism, with one very important X-factor, and the one ingredient that money cannot buy – a sheer, exuberant delight for life.
Dr Spiezia says:
“The vision and understanding of life and how it works is rapidly changing according to the new perspectives brought about by the laws of Quantum Physics. It is more and more evident that matter is “alive” and that it responds to our influences”.
For years Dr Spiezia has studied these connections with the idea of empowering the ingredients he uses with a higher frequency to gain a positive resonance on people’s skin and overall health. The result of this research is the Bio-lipophilic Matrix®, which is now at the core of each individual Inlight skincare product.
The Bio-lipophilic Matrix® consists of a specific blend of pure organic, cold-pressed oils selected for their high bio-chemical affinity to the lipidic human skin layer. Prior to production, they are energised by Dr Spiezia’s bespoke techniques which combine ancient traditions with modern science. These techniques heighten the oils’ vital force and help re-attune the skin to harmony, health and beauty. This enhanced blend of oils forms the heart of every Inlight product.
The idea is simple – To deliver the purest, most natural nutrients in a form the skin instantly recognises. The plant complex is packed with skin rejuvenating EFAs, ceramides, enzymes, minerals and vitamins designed to deliver a dynamic burst of nutrition and highly effective nourishment, regeneration and de-toxification in one go.