Santa Maria Novella
The Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella was established in Florence in 1221 by Dominican monks who cultivated medicinal herbs in their gardens and used them to prepare balms, ointments and pomades for their convent's infirmary.
In 1612 Fra' Angiolo Marchissi opened the Pharmacy to the public and shortly after the Granduke of Tuscany bestowed upon it the tittle of his Royal Highness' Foundry (Fonderia di Sua Altezza Reale ). In the 18th century fame of the products and formulas developed by the apothecary fathers reached as far as Russia, the Indies and China. In 1866, after state confiscation of church assets, management of the enterprise passed for the first time to a layman, Cesare Augosto Stefani, nephew of the last monastic director.
Today, after 400 years of uninterrupted business, tradition is perpetuated and renewed by continuing use of the finest raw materials and by by following the artisanal procedures established by the Dominican monks.
Acqua di Fior d'Arancio - Orange Blossom Water
Orange blossoms from the sun-soaked orchards of Sicily make this invigorating water a treatment for purifying and toning the skin.
The Dominican Friars used this water centuries ago to obtain relief from the common cold by soaking a clean wash cloth and placing on chest or nose. Today, add a splash to your bath to soothe tired muscles or apply a touch to your body or to linens as a refreshing fragrance.
Use orange water if you have combination or oily skin to wipe away any residue from make-up removal or extra sunscreen on face.
Acqua di Rose - Rose Water
One of Santa Maria Novella's Signature products.
An original recipe, this refreshing alcohol-free potion famous for its antiseptic, purifying and anti-oxidant properties, reduces puffiness under the eyes, protects the skin against aggressive environmental elements and relieves tired, aching muscles in the bath.
Rose water is a natural moisturizer and has a claming effect after periods of exposure to the sun. Splash on abundantly. Use for temporary relief from migraines by soaking a clean wash cloth in rose water and placing it over eyes and nose - breathe in vapors. Use rose water to wipe away any residue from make-up removal or extra sunscreen on face.
Acqua Soave - Skin Tonic 8.4oz
This slightly alcoholic product with its hydrating, softening (contains castor oil) and astringent properties, should be used to keep skin healthy and clear.
May also be used as an astringent after shaving (men or women). Especially good for those who engage in sports to re-hydrate the skin. For normal skin types.
Aetas Salubrious Collection - Day Nonox Cream 1.7oz
A face cream made with milk thistle, which is moisturizing and antioxidant. It firms and protects the skin, restoring its vitality. With daily use it reduces oxidative stress caused by exposure to the elements (sun, wind, cold, smog).
Apply morning and evening as an integral part of an anti-age beauty treatment.
Paraben free. Warning: do not use on open wounds. For external use only. Discontinue use if irritation or redness develops. Keep out of reach of children. 50ml
Aetas Salubrious Collection - Night Cream 1.7oz
A beauty treatment made with noni extract and coralline algae that replenishes and regulates sebum. Used once a day, this readily absorbed cream softens and moisturizes the skin. It is recommended for dry skin and skin irritated by the elements, and as a co-adjuvant treatment in atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.
Paraben free. Warning: do not use on open wounds. For external use only. Discontinue use if irritation or redness develops. Keep out of reach of children.
Aetas Salubrious Collection - Regenerative Serum 1.7oz
A refreshing anti-age serum made from apple stem cell extract. It smoothes and brightens the skin, minimizing the effects of time. Use daily as a regenerating treatment to reduce puffy eyes, lines and wrinkles.
Paraben free. Warning: do not use on open wounds. For external use only. Discontinue use if irritation or redness develops. Keep out of reach of children
Alba di Seoul - Acqua di Colonia
A cologne created in honor of the city of Seoul. Its bouquet of fresh green and crisp top notes introduces an intense heart characterized by Korean pine and lead woody oriental base notes. An artwork by photo Korean artist Bae Bie of a conifer forest decorates the box, emphasizing the soul of Alba di Seoul.
Aloe Gel Viso Corpo - Aloe Gel for Face and Body 8.4oz
A paraben-free gel based on the Aloe Vera plant extract.
It is emollient and moisturizing, ideal even for delicate and sensitive facial skin and for skin subject to irritation or reddening.
Perfect for after-sun exposure.
Balsamo Per Capelli - Hair Conditioner 3.3oz
This unique after shampoo hair conditioner reinforces the protein strand of each hair shaft with its wheat bran lipids and increases elasticity and tensile strength with added caramel sugar.
Use as follows:
- For dry hair: leave the product in your hair for at least 5 minutes, then rinse
- For oily hair: comb the conditioner in and rinse it immediately
- For normal hair: leave the product on for about 3 minutes then rinse
For a more intensive treatment, or for very dry and fragile hair, use the Santa Maria Novella Honey Cream.
Cala Rossa - Acqua di Colonia
Candela Profumata al Melograno - Pomegranate Candle
Carta d'Armenia - Armenian Burning Paper (Box of 18)
Famous throughout Europe, these amazing papers, which are exactly as they were in the 16th century, remove odors from any space with their frankincense and myrrh scent. Simply take one paper, fold into an accordion shape and light one end, then, blow out flame.
You will see that the paper reacts like incense and because of the accordion fold you should be able to stand it on its side.
Burn for approximately 5 minutes to remove odors (staleness, dampness or mold, cooking odors). You will smell the fragrance as well as the slight scent of burning paper. Always place on a glass or ceramic surface (Plate or bowl) to burn. Will cause ash which is easily washed off. Can also be used as scented papers placed directly in drawers or closets. 18 scented papers per box.
Citta di Kyoto - Acqua di Colonia
Crema al Miele - Honey Hair Conditioner 3.3oz
This immensely rich honey cream is for extremely fine and fragile and very dry hair. Its main ingredient is 100% natural, organic honey from the beehives of Santa Maria Novella. Honey protects, revitalizes and gives tensile strength to fine, fragile, dry, or color treated hair.
For best results apply to wet hair (or dry, clean hair for a truly intensive therapy treatment), massage in well and leave for 5-10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Repeat three times per week for very damaged hair or once a week for normal hair.
Crema al Polline 1.7oz
A regenerating cream, coadjuvant in the prevention of wrinkles. Its formula, paraben free, has a base of pollen and extra-virgin olive oil and it helps to maintain skin tone and elasticity.
Instructions: massage into the face and neck until completely absorbed. Included in the package is a handy little spoon to take cream from the jar.
Crema Calendula - Calendula Face Cream 3.3oz
A nourishing, emollient and moisturizing cream, for all skin types. Recommended for sensitive and delicate skin. Its formula, paraben free and enriched with calendula extract and sweet almond oil, prevents irritation and protects the skin delicately.
Instructions: massage gently on the skin several times a day.
Crema da Barba - Shaving Cream 7.4oz
Crema F - Nourishing Night Cream 1.6oz
Crema Idrasol - Idrasol Body Cream 8.4oz
This ultra-hydrating cream was originally invented to relieve the effects of severe burns. Formulated with carrot, rose and orange flower extracts, silk proteins and coco butter it is perfect for after sun or those who suffer from extremely dry skin or the beginning stages of eczema.
The rich, super- hydrating cream refreshes and re-establishes the lipid balance of your skin. Use after shower or bath for best results.
Crema Pedestre - Foot Cream 3.4oz
Thanks to the ingredients of menthol, camphor and bitter almond oil, this cream refreshes, rests, decongests and reactivates circulation, eliminating the sense of fatigue and heaviness. It softens feet and prevents calluses. Use every day for best results. Also perfect after a pedicure.
Crema per le Mani - Hand Cream 3.3oz
This hand cream is considered to be the best in the world. Because it softens, heals, moisturizes and provides a thin layer of protection that lasts for several hours all without any greasy sensation whatsoever.
Non-oily and rapidly absorbent, this formula containing cocoa butter, essential oil of Sicilian lemon peel, virgin beeswax containing high amounts of propolis and sweet almond oil, is quickly absorbed into the skin for immediate relief. Ideal for all skin types. It is limited and
Crema Pre-Dopo Barba - Before & After Shave Cream 3.3oz
This rich dual-purpose cream is uniquely formulated for use as a pre-shave moisturizer and after-shave balm.
Lightly scented with the clean essence of pomegranate, this cream is a time-honored recipe of natural borage and oenothera oils, anti-oxidant vitamin E, sweet almond oil and calendula blossoms grown specially for Santa Maria Novella.
Ideal for dry or sensitive skin, this rich cream leaves skin soft and irritation free. Apply as a pre-shave before applying shave cream, and after as a shave balm.
Crema Prottetiva - Protective Body Cream for Babies 8.45oz
An emollient and restoring cream rich in rice starch allergen-free. It helps prevent reddening and diaper rash. Neutral scent. Instructions: apply where prone to reddening or irritation from diaper rash, sun or wind.