energy and matterEnergetic skincare is based on the principle that the human body is made up of both matter (solids and fluids) and energy – intangible but essential ‘vital energy’. This is the fundamental philosophy of Eastern energy medicines and our holistic and energetic approach to beauty and wellness relies on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in particular.

When the flow of vital energy within the body is blocked, disrupted or out of balance, it can affect the physical body. And the skin, which reflects the internal state of the body, will present with a wide range of aesthetic conditions.

Energy balancing and the removal of blockages are therefore an essential part of our beauty and wellness treatments.

We have two key ways of working with vital energy, restoring and strengthening its flow:

  1. By harnessing the power of natural essential oils, using our own proprietary, synergistic, potent blends
  2. Through the use of chromatherapy – our award-winning, full-spectrum light therapy machine based on cutting edge Western technology

While other skincare brands work only with matter (products) on matter (skin), we work with both matter (products) and energy (light therapy and essential oils) on matter (skin) and energy (vital energy).

PHYTO5 skincare is therefore active at 3 levels:

  1. Active natural products acting on the skin (including essential oils, clays, algae, minerals, vitamins)
  2. Energetic drainage of the 5 fluids (70% of the body is fluid).
  3. Light and colors acting on vital energy at the organic and hormonal level.

Woman on beachIn addition to the basic principle of the body being made up of both matter and energy, TCM encompasses two other core energetic principles:

  1. That the world and everything in it contains two broad energies called the yin and the yang – which are both complementary and interrelated. Yin equates to characteristics such as inner, dense, cold, and feminine and yang to the opposite outer, light, warm, and masculine. Whilst yin and yang are constantly shifting, a complementary balance of the two creates harmony and well-being.
  2. That there is a set of energies causing, and therefore related to, the changing seasons. The ancient Chinese therefore subdivided yin and yang into five phases or ‘elements’ called Wood (Spring), Fire (Summer), Earth, Metal (Autumn), and Water (Winter) – four seasons each interspersed with a transitional energy (Earth) ... because in nature change is gradual and seasons cannot change immediately from one to another as if at the flick of a switch.

Our PHYTO5 products and treatments are formulated and designed to take account of and work with all these aspects of energy – which is why we say that ‘beauty is health made visible’.

"Your body is a field of energy, information, and intelligence, capable of
perpetual healing, renewal and transformation."

Deepak Chopra, from his book ‘Grow Younger, Live Longer’