DISCOVER CORPUS NATURALS
CORPUS IS MADE FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T WANT TO SACRIFICE QUALITY
FOR THE SAKE OF GOING NATURAL. THEIR PROPRIETARY VEGAN-PLANT BASED
FORMULATIONS ARE DESIGNED TO BE BOTH PURPOSEFUL, AND ELICIT HAPPINESS.
CORPUS Naturals was founded in 2018 by J.P. Mastey, a skincare expert with over
15 years experience. Long interested in natural products, Mastey nevertheless struggled
to find products that performed to high standards. After many years of experimentation,
he was able to create an effective, natural formula with no compromises.
Natural body care formulations
“Natural deodorant was one of those products I felt passionate about, and I got close several times, but close was not good enough” says Mastey. Newfound techniques, persistence, and inspiration all came together and CORPUS was created.
Natural body care formulations have been around for a while, but most haven’t kept up with the recent advances in natural chemistry. This meant people who valued “natural” had to settle for products that did not work, and scents they did not love.
Refined and Redesigned
CORPUS has refined and redesigned what a natural formula can be. The result is body care that goes above and beyond what you may have come to expect from “natural.” Every aspect of the product – from its formula to its packaging to manufacturing – is highly considered; using renewable hydroelectric and solar energy. CORPUS did this out of a sense of responsibility and dedication to being able to trace every step in the production process.
Being “made in California” means they are closer to the process and can be involved in a way that wouldn’t be possible without local vendors. CORPUS is committed to transparency at every level and work only partners and manufacturers who share the same values. Working with manufacturers in their local community has the added environmental benefit of a reduced carbon footprint because the product travels less.
WHAT IS 'NATURAL'?
You may be asking what does Natural really mean? It’s a great question but met with varying definitions causing great skepticism, and abuse. Unfortunately the FDA does not regulate the term “natural”, and this leaves consumers questioning how a company defines the term.
Advances in natural and plant-based chemistry have made it possible to create highly effective personal care products without the use of potentially harmful chemicals. CORPUS product formulations are vegan, and cruelty-free, including parabens, aluminium, talc, baking soda, petroleum based propylene glycol and synthetic fragrance. All of the ingredients are either plant or mineral derived.
At CORPUS they see it like this: if a product is derived from a natural source and has been minimally processed, they call it completely-naturally-derived. Now just about anything that goes into a product has gone through some form of processing to be extracted from its natural source, thus the use of the term “derived”. CORPUS has gone to great lengths to make sure that each and every ingredient used in their formulations passes the CORPUS standard of what they define as natural.
Now keep in mind that just because an ingredient might sound like a synthetic chemical, i.e. Sorbitan Oleate Decylglucoside Crosspolymer, but it’s actually a PEG-free, non-ionic fragrance stabilizer made from 100% bio-based raw materials. Doing your own quick Internet search of ingredients goes a long way in product education.
PUSHING THE LIMITS OF NATURAL FRAGRANCE
We live in an industry of “off the shelf," white-label repurposed products that marketers whip into something special. Nothing was off the shelf when it came to one of Corpus’s most distinctive attributes. It was no easy feat to create a natural fragrance that meets the expectations of fine fragrance. Natural perfumery could be compared to the modern vegan chef who transforms the constraints on ingredients into convincing and satisfying substitutes. Only with a great amount of research, development, creativity, and experience can you compete with the expectations set by conventional chemistry.
CORPUS builds natural with the traditional fragrance architecture of a base, middle and top note. The typical Musk and Aldehyde notes that are used in perfumery are only available in synthetic forms. This presented a major challenge, but they pushed their chemist to go above and beyond and stretch the possibilities of the palette of natural notes at our disposal.
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