Ciel d’Azur was born in 1984 from a craft activity of scent manufacturing in the Alpes Maritimes, some of which, such as Burning Plants, are more relevant than ever.
Indeed, unlike most of the problematic products of this type (incense), the Burning Plants fully comply with the recent regulations concerning the non-emission of toxic gases from fragrance products, as they are entirely composed of wild aromatic plants and natural resins.
The relocation in 1994 to the Luberon region near a rare clay quarry (Montmorillonite), gave the craftsman the opportunity to develop a complete range of products with medicinal clay and organic extracts, and this, well in advance of his time. At the time, label for organic cosmetics did not exist, even though we were working on the development of a set of specifications, particularly with Nature & progrès.
We still manufacture this clay range under the now famous label “Cosmebio” which allows us to promote this approach towards organic methods.
In 1998, Michel Touveron’s passion for the use of local natural raw materials led him to develop a range of “beauty masks for walls”, wall waxes tinted with the famous Luberon Ochres. This activity has developed strongly in export and has been the subject of a patent application.
And this until 2003 when, after years of success, the production was the subject of countless copies.
These plagiarism led Michel Touveron to stop producing wall waxes and to develop a complete range of products made with Aloe vera, a plant practically unknown in France at that time.
Move to Mane (Alpes de Haute Provence) in the heart of a green building without greenhouse gas emissions. The Pur’Aloé range became the main activity of Ciel d’Azur, which was renamed Ciel d’Azur Labs.
This building is equipped with the latest standards in force both for cosmetics (GMP standard) and food (HACCP products of aloe cures). In July 2014, it received the “Silver” level of “Mediterranean Sustainable Building” from the Mediterranean Sustainable Buildings Association for the Design and Realization phases. The building was then awarded the Gold Medal for the Operating Phase in 2017.
Until then, France had been so far behind in its knowledge of Aloe Vera that practically no scientific publications in our language had ever been published. This delay has now been made up thanks to the theses of Dr. Morin published in October 2008 and Dr. Michayewicz published in 2013. We thank them for their exhaustive work in French.
“So the water has flowed under the bridge” and now aloe vera is very well known in our country. We are the leader and the only manufacturer of Aloe products in France, controlling its production from cultivation to finished products.