alkmene® has been developing trusted care products that contain extracts and oils of selected traditional plants for almost 50 years. Generations before us knew about nature's powers. alkmene® draws on this knowledge in two different ranges:
alkmene® - With Australian Tea Tree Oil
Our highly effective ® formulations combine selected care ingredients with pharmaceutical-quality Australian tea tree oil, the unique power of which has been handed down for centuries.
alkmene® - With the power of traditional plants
The effective formulations of these products combine selected care ingredients with a traditional plant in organic quality, whose activeness and tolerability have been known for generations.
The careful use of natural resources is particularly important to us. That's why we use packaging made of recycled material for all our products of the range alkmene® With the power of traditional plants. All bottles are made of 100% recycled material, for the tubes we use 60% recycled material.
No harmful ingredients
We deliberately refrain from using parabens, silicones and mineral oil in all our alkmene formulations. Instead, we use alternative raw materials such as vegetable-based oils, which are just as skin-friendly and well tolerated. Our recipes from the range alkmene® With the power of traditional plants also dispense with Sodium Lauryl Sulfates (SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulfates (SLES) and PEGs.
In order for our traditional plants in the care products alkmene® With the power of traditional plants to develop their full effect, we only use oils and extracts from carefully selected plants that are organically grown. Since plants are grown according to biological guidelines, free of genetic engineering and synthetic pesticides, we can guarantee the best quality from selected traditional plants.
PHARMACEUTICAL-QUALITY TEA TREE OIL
alkmene® products contain certified, pharmaceutical-quality Australian tea tree oil. This means that the cineole content is less than 4% and the terpinen-4-ol content is more than 39%.
Made in Germany
The stringent quality standards in Germany mean that you know you are buying high-quality products. Every alkmene® product is not only developed in our own laboratory by experienced experts, but also produced at two regional locations – in Siegelsbach and in Hüffenhardt near Heilbronn, Southern Germany.
We love animals
Feeling good starts with a good conscious. We believe that good body care products and cosmetics do not have to be developed at the expense of animals. Since production is located in Germany, by law none of our products and ingredients are tested on animals. Find out more here.
Our alkmene® products* are exclusively vegan. To ensure this, the raw materials of our suppliers are tested upon the vegan society criteria.
We use select essential oils in some of our products. These essences, that are often obtained from plants in a distillation process, are used in natural medicine for aromatherapy and even for health purposes. They can have a positive impact on a person's well-being, their mood and their health.
CLIMATE NEUTRAL COMPANY
The careful use of natural resources is particularly important to us. That is why we are committed to sustainability goals that go far beyond the legal requirements and regulations. Since 2017, our company is even 100% climate neutral.
"alkmene" is an Ancient Greek term and means "strength". You may have already heard it in history class because this is the name of the mother of Hercules, the most famous warrior and demigod in Greek mythology. For the ancient poet Hesiod, alkmene embodies unmatched beauty and extraordinary intelligence. We want to unite these properties in our brand – with the intelligent interaction of the best ingredients for your beauty.
Yes, you read that correctly! Thanks to its unique bottle, an alkmene® bath essence was displayed in the MoMa in New York in the 1970s. The packaging in the form of an apothecary-style bottle with a canvas label was extremely innovative for that time. The fascinating design received the honour of being featured in the "Graphis Annual 73/74", a renowned annual book for communication design.
We hope that we have aged gracefully. Did you know that alkmene® is 50 years old? As such, we are a brand with a long tradition and this is something of which we are very proud. All of our products are developed and produced in the family company that is now in its third generation. Not only has our employee number grown to around 700 strong, our experience and expertise in body care has grown as well. This is reflected not least in the modern formulas of our products.
We rely on the breadth of knowledge that our mothers and grandmothers have been passing down for generations. We also use the traditional doctrine of the theologian and botanist Hieronymus Bock (from 1577) as well as the Benedictine and healer Hildegard von Bingen. Of course, we focus not just on traditional knowledge, but also look to the future of modern and environmentally friendly research into body care. Here, we can always rely on the skills of our own experts. They work for alkmene® to develop the best formulas and recipes with the power of traditional plants.