Our laboratory

We are our own manufacturer which allows us to ensure the quality of our products, to offer you the best of nature.

Sowé Botanic Lab, manufacturer

We have our own manufacturing laboratory, incubated at the Faculty of Sciences in Lisbon, as part of the Teclabs programme. This allows us to control the quality, environmental friendliness and origin of the products from A to Z.

At Sowé, we formulate our formulas and develop our products, where the oils are precisely blended, filled and packaged in accordance with the ISO 22716 guidelines on good manufacturing practice for cosmetic products.

Our suppliers

Our suppliers are carefully selected to ensure that we have the best possible 100% organic and certified, non-GMO, vegan and cold-pressed plant-based oils, as we are committed to quality, safety and sustainability. You can find more information about all our ingredients in our Library.

We also maintain a close relationship with our suppliers to understand the extraction processes and to ensure that we have the best possible ingredients, obtained through sustainable and fair processes.

Commitment to quality

The products are laboratory tested to ensure stability and quality for each production batch. All our oils are dermatologically tested, in an external laboratory, to suit all skin types. With Sowé, you can have peace of mind knowing that we are taking care of you!

If you have any questions or need information about our laboratory and production, you can contact our R&D Manager at alison@sowelab.com.

Our story

Sowé was born from the fusion of two worlds - the French heritage of botanical beauty and the rapidly evolving Portuguese biotechnology.

Our vision

Thien Doan and Loic Steinbach are two French entrepreneurs who moved to Lisbon to create a brand that reflects their personality.

Driven by the desire to create a brand that resembles them and seduced by the idea of offering exceptional products of plant origin with powerful active ingredients, they decided to create more than a brand, a state of mind: Sowé for Soul & Wellness.

Loïc

Not far from Paris, Loïc grew up on the edge of a forest. A forest in which he often ventures, alone, with his family, with friends. A forest that quickly became a haven of peace, far from the tumult of the city.

One day, he fell in love with Montreal and settled there to develop a French cosmetics brand with great success. And then one day, Portugal became his new home and his new wonderland. The sea, the mountains, the sun.... Si senhor!

Thien

From a very early age, his mother taught him to love nature, to listen to it, to smell it, to taste it, to respect it, to observe it. When he grew up, he went to business school, joined a large group (marketing director of Orange Dominicana), and then set up his own business, founding start-ups, guided by an entrepreneurial passion that has followed him since he was a child.

Thien clearly likes movement. And the stamps on his passport can testify to that. With a two-year trip by camper van from Canada to Tierra del Fuego among his assets, he shows his curiosity as much through his travels as through his professional projects.

Our mission

To help you feel good about yourself. More than a brand, Sowé represents a state of mind: what we call Soul & Wellness (So-We).

Simplicity

We offer simple formulas of 100% natural origin with ingredients from organic farming. All our products are based on three pillars:
plant-based oil, essential oil and cannabidiol. That's it! No unnecessary ingredients, no solvents, no artificial preservatives!

Because there are so many products on the market, it is sometimes difficult to find your way around. To make your life easier, we have set up a test that will allow you to know the ideal L'huile précieuse for your skin. In addition, we have created a concentration calculator of L'huile CBD to meet your needs. 

Transparency

We are our own manufacturer which allows us to ensure the quality of our products, to offer you the best of nature. We invite you to visit Our Laboratory page to find out more.

We communicate continuously and transparently with our customers. This is why we have set up a newsletter to keep track of all the news concerning Sowé.

Efficiency

We do our best to limit waste and travel as much as possible, which is why we choose materials that allow us to meet our commitments.

Our cardboard boxes are locally produced and recyclable. Our containers are mainly made of glass and come from France, Portugal, Italy or Germany. Our labels are made in Portugal from vegetable fibres. Our ink is water-based. Finally, we pack the products with hemp fibres which are biodegradable, compostable and above all reusable! You can use these germination mats (yes, that's right!) for fast-growing crops.