Creating La Formulatrice
Living the dream of being a natural & organic skincare formulator, I am half french, half Canadian, a mom, a wanderlust kind of girl, a massage therapist, and a mosaïc artist. Formulating natural and organic skincare has become a huge passion and part of my life , starting as my 3 kids are grown and flying off, giving me time to develop a hobby which started off by a fluke!! While travelling in Israel, a friend gave me some basic ingredients like coconut oil & shea butter that she used to make her own creams. I naively thought why not, I can try this too, sounds like fun! She convinced me it’s safer and more beneficial than store bought cosmetics. Little did I know what I was getting into, the world of natural formulation, botanical research, bits of chemistry, green beauty, creating my own skincare for me and my family, well…..no regrets and loving every natural bit of this exciting and fascinating journey!
After 3 years of studying the science of natural skinare formulation, and with that diploma under my belt, I started my skincare business and teaching natural formulation.
I am Caroline, AKA La Formulatrice, and have been living in Bordeaux for the last 23 years.
I am originally from Toronto, Canada. After living in Singapore, staying in that super modern paradise for 7 years, we then moved to France to my now hometown of beautiful Bordeaux.
I am now a serious cosmetic formulator creating all types of high end skin care products. I give workshops where I put all my heart and energy into teaching others to create amazing, luxurious and innovative skincare formulas that are sustainable, organic, and beneficial to your skin. I offer my services as a formulator to those looking for private label formulations, and over the last year I have created many formulas and offer them in the form of on- line courses.
I aim to teach serious students, spa owners, and brand creators how to make their own lovely high end natural skincare. who are looking for innovative and luxurious formulas to add to the products they are selling, all over the world.
I love to travel and hunt down different botanicals from all over the world, local markets , herbal shops, and bazaars. I’m fascinated with nature and all it gives us. Simple flowers, seeds, fruits, nuts, can be transformed naturally into gorgeous as well as extremely potent skincare. Floral waters, herbal extracts, exotic butters, essential oils, plant based oils, fruits & vegetables, herbal glycerites and oil macerates, are the bases of my products. Natural colorings like alkanet root, spirulina, blue chamomile, or turmeric, are what I work with to give my cosmetics a touch of botanical beauty. Learn to make some yourself by joining my workshops in Bordeaux or my online courses. I am constantly researching and developing new products so follow me to see what’s new in Ayanah Skincare , and I thank you simply for loving what’s natural and being here on my site !!
Caroline Chaya Engel