Claret Ash Farm is a fully certified organic garden. No pesticides or herbicides of any kind are used. Jan Sarre-Smith follows Rudolf Steiner’s biodynamic principles of gardening. She works in harmony with the rhythms of nature to cultivate rich soil and grow strong, potent plants.
Janesce products contain up to 70% more plant actives than many other botanical ranges.
Plant actives are extracted from plants in the onsite lab at Claret Ash Farm. They are left to mature for years at a time, like a fine wine.
There are no nasties in Janesce products. Plant extracts provide the active ingredients in each product. Moisturisers feature quality plant oils and shea butter. Waxes are plant-based, derived from coconut oil.
The natural alcohol used in some Janesce products is sourced from fermented grapes. It is used at incredibly low levels (less than 1%) to aid the penetration of plant actives into the skin. It has no negative effects on the skin.
We believe in treating all living beings with respect. None of our products are tested on animals. The honey used in some Janesce Skincare products is ethically sourced from happy bees. Silk-proteins used in several products are also ethically sourced.
Jan believes the plants at Claret Ash Farm are her friends and she does all she can to encourage them to flourish. Each day, Jan has a ritual of walking around the garden to check on the wellbeing of the plants. She chats to them as she goes, stopping to enjoy the fragrance of a bloom or to pluck a weed from the ground. At harvesting time, Jan always makes sure she thanks the flowers for their gifts before she picks them.
Jan believes that this loving way of working with plants maximises the healing potential of the botanical extracts, providing powerful plant therapy for the skin.