we live life through our senses
OF THE EARTH . EVOCATIVE . UNIVERSAL .
LA-EVA stems from a spirit of joie de vivre, builds on artisan roots, and sits naturally within the sustainability movement.
LA-EVA comes together where the senses meet skincare. Where luxury is aligned with simplicity.
And where body & mind are treated as one.
We are inspired by the idea of synaesthesia (from the ancient greek σùν, syn – ‘together’ and αіσθησις, aisthesis – ‘sensation’), bringing together ingredients, properties, textures and scents to create products with harmony and purpose. We look to the arts for inspiration on beauty.
We believe that simplicity is a luxury and endorse a less-is-more outlook that filters into our products. We view the skin of our face, hands and bodies as one organ, creating a gentle range for multipurpose, universal use.
We see ethical integrity as an essential ingredient in the creation of wellbeing products and strive to meet the highest of ethical standards without compromising on function.
And, we love scent. We are inspired by the connection between the olfactory system and our emotions. We see scent as a simple gateway to beautiful feelings and associations in every day rituals of self-care .
We celebrate the simple, precious offerings of our natural world.
The LA-EVA capsule range is Vegan skincare and certified to the highest natural and organic standards. Our products come presented in amber glass apothecary bottles and all our packaging in made or sourced using the most sustainable materials we can lay our hands on.
Whilst all our ideas and creations are born within our artisan studio, nowadays our products are made on a farm in the UK, allowing for safety and scaleability. Our manufacturers are an extended part of the LA-EVA team, and together we ensure that the care and attention to detail nurtured at the studio is upheld in the production process.
Against a backdrop of increasing awareness about the disastrous environmental impact of single use plastics and other waste, we are committed to the cause of refilling and reusing and are one of the first UK-based brands to offer a refill service.
Our Vegan skincare range is certified organic and vegan and all our products are accredited by the Leaping Bunny programme. Certifications are independent and rigorous processes, and involve a review of the entire manufacturing process including sourcing of ingredients, formulation procedures and premises.
Being certified by the Soil Association guarantees:
The Vegan Society created and defined the word ‘vegan’ in 1944 and since 1990 has been helping businesses demonstrate that their products meet this definition. The Vegan Trademark is used on labels worldwide as the authentic standard for products free from animal ingredients and animal testing.
We believe that cosmetics and personal care products should be cruelty free and are proud to be Leaping Bunny approved. A global programme, Leaping Bunny requires cruelty-free standards over and above legal requirements. All of our products are approved under the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny programme, the internationally recognisable gold standard for cruelty free products. We adhere to a fixed cut-off date policy and proactively monitor our suppliers to ensure that our products continue to adhere to the Leaping Bunny criteria. Our supplier monitoring system is also independently audited.
We are inspired by beauty with depth and meaning. We collaborate with artists and makers who lend their essence, ethos and aesthetic to our units of wellbeing, bringing to life the idea that beauty and can be found in everyday objects of use and simple moments of self care.
Fragrance plays a central role in our products and philosophy. Creatively, we continue to build upon our artisan roots and the early days when traditional soap-making provided a unique medium for exploring complex palettes of scent and the potential of natural raw ingredients. We use perfumery principles in working on our blends at our studio, seeking to create evocative, rich fragrances whilst tapping into the therapeutic properties of each individual element that we use. Our scents have become one of the key defining features of the LA-EVA experience. Our scent blends have come together as incarnations of memories and sentiments. Notes harnessed, recomposed and bottled, offering a scent scape to everyday self care rituals.
The sense of freedom and earthly belonging. A remote mediterranean island baking in the sun. Backdrop of the sky and the sea. Hot sand underfoot. Fire pits in the evening hours and the blond hue of dried herbs in the air.
In the bottle, woody, smoky vetiver fuses with the bright aroma of chamomile blue and lavender. A scent that soothes and grounds, offering peace and clarity.
Available in wash and lotion for face, hands and body.
Late autumn. Looking out from a window high above, nestled within turrets and minarets. Dusky crimson palette and birds swirling in the air. Cardamom coffees and apple teas. Orange blossom syrup and romance.
In the bottle, the gentle hue of rose geranium and citrus notes of petitgrain, fuses with warm clove. A transporting, regenerating scent that strokes and awakens the senses.
Available in wash and lotion for face, hands and body.
The imagined state. Lazy starts and slow motion. Draped white linen all around and a gentle breeze. Cinema screens projecting hazy images under the stars. Flowers and herbs exhaling their heady aromas into the night.
In the bottle, ethereal jasmine binds with the green hue of thyme and warming black pepper. A luxurious, elevating blend offering purity and gentle allure.
Available in oil for face, hands and body.
Life immersed, enhanced. Pots and pans. Kitchen tables. Market stalls. Elements stacked, thrown together, lined up, each worthy of attention in its own right. The exotic and the every day. Warmth and fulfilment.
In the bottle, vitalising ginger blends with amber tones of patchouli and the warming aroma of cinnamon leaf. An enchanting scent that energises and stimulates the senses.
Available in shampoo and conditioner.