Born in Ardèche
As the brand has grown, so has our eco-factory. And we have YOU to thank for this – you and all the men and women who have shaped the brand through their passion and enthusiasm since 1983.
Covering a surface area of almost five hectares, the Melvita eco-factory symbolizes our values of respect, benevolence and authenticity, and our determination to protect the wonderful nature around this site.
In the Ardèche, man and nature live together in harmony.
✦ The region is ranked no. 1 for the protection of its biodiversity* and known for its leading role in organic farming**
✦ Home to over 23,000 plant species
✦ A listed nature reserve, rich in exceptional fauna and flora
* Source: Vigie Nature 2013
** Source: La Vie study, November 2014
Melvita is created by Bernard Chevilliat, a beekeeper and biologist.
(Based on the Latin words ‘Mel’ for honey, and ‘Vita’ for life.).
Melvita draws up its "Charte Nature" guidelines. Launch of the first skincare range with honey: Apicosma.
The first Melvita store opens in France.
Melvita obtains the ECOCERT* ecological and organic certification.
Melvita opens its first store abroad. Since then, Melvita has opened over 50 stores throughout the world.
Melvita is the no. 1 organic beauty brand in France in terms of reputation*. Our customers recognize both our expertise and our commitment to producing high-quality organic products.
* among consumers using organic products for less than two years.
Source: Cosmébio; study conducted by Bioalaune in 2015.
Today, Melvita offers over 180 organic beauty products and 10 patents have been applied for in France.
We develop our formulas from our organic plant oils, floral waters and honeys. Every day, we strive to further improve them, to create the organic products of tomorrow.