Altilis Beauty® is disrupting the cosmetics industry through the sourcing of effective, innovative and environmentally responsible ingredients. Our thoughtfully crafted skincare line, consisting of three skincare essentials is formulated with breadfruit and other tropical botanicals for a complete system of antioxidant, protective and aging-preventative compounds to achieve healthy, youthful skin.
Our commitment to you for every product purchased is the gift of transparency of the traceability of our ingredients, the ethical conditions in which the business operates as well as our continuous efforts to preserve our global environment.
Altilis Beauty® is partnering with small, local companies in Apia, Samoa to create unique breadfruit ingredients for cosmetic products. Every Samoan family has breadfruit trees and has uses for almost all of the different parts of the tree. The wood is used for building and carving. The latex is used as a glue and to prevent fungal infections. The flowers are soaked in coconut milk and honey and eaten as a sweet treat. Our partnership is providing income generation opportunities and encouraging replanting of the trees. The lack of a continuous market has seen many families remove trees and we are encouraging replanting as well as pruning before the cyclone season to avoid damage to the trees. Breadfruit trees benefit families and communities with sustainable food security and conservation of traditional knowledge.
Company founder Kenna Whitnell first began experimenting with ingredients and formulations as a teenager searching for a natural solution for acne and dry and sensitive skin.
Her search led her to breadfruit, incredibly rich in unique and powerful phytochemicals with antioxidant, soothing and protective benefits for the skin. The compounds scavenge free radicals that damage and age skin, provide anti-inflammatory and UVB-protective properties and replenish the skin’s natural protective barrier for a glowing complexion.
Now a fourth-year biochemistry student at the University of Guelph, Kenna has developed a process to extract the active compounds from breadfruit flowers and has formulated a cleanser, serum and moisturizer for a simple, all natural three-step skincare routine. The InforEssense product line, launched December 2017, also feature other natural, beneficial ingredients like Gotu Kola, Honeybush, Aloe Vera and Trans-Resveratrol for additional rejuvenating effects.
Kenna sources breadfruit directly from microfarmers in Samoa, increasing the value of an important food crop and providing important economic, social and environmental benefits to their communities.
“Breadfruit has never been used before in skin care and it’s really rewarding hearing customers’ stories about the difference it is making,” she says.
We strive to provide the best quality products by operating through our core values:
We do not believe in using plants for marketing purposes. We use high amounts of active ingredients for ultimate skin health and aging prevention.
All Altilis Beauty® products are formulated based on scientific evidence and traditional knowledge. Active ingredients are used at their most effective concentrations to achieve maximum skin benefits, while still being gentle and mild on sensitive skin.
Innovation & Sustainability
The cosmetics industry is heavily saturated with products containing raw and botanical materials that are sourced unsustainably.
Altilis Beauty® is actively seeking renewable and sustainable source material. Examples include using raw materials extracted from plants that are solving hunger in the tropics, like breadfruit.
Adulteration of botanical materials is a large issue in the cosmetics industry. Often materials that are less available are adulterated. These products are often diluted with more inexpensive oils.
We are proud of our process and want to share every aspect along the way from sourcing our plant materials from farmers, making our own raw materials from renewable sources, production in our facility in Cambridge, ON and packaging of the products.