about us

APSARA TALE

Once upon a forest, deep in the Cardamoms mountain, a magical and distant place where animals fill the space and trees measure the time…

Today, it is the cradle and the very essence of APSARA. It’s here, in harmony with the Nature, that we produce our virgin oils and that we compose our cares with essential oils rigorously selected through out the world.

Behind each of our oils, there is a story, an origin and a “terroir“. Along with countless hours of work, tons of passion and the approach of a demanding producer with an inherited know-how.

About us

Apsara tale

Once upon a forest, deep in the Cardamoms mountain, a magical and distant place where animals fill the space and trees measure the time…

Today, it is the cradle and the very essence of APSARA. It’s here, in harmony with the Nature, that we produce our virgin oils and that we compose our cares with essential oils rigorously selected through out the world.

Behind each of our oils, there is a story, an origin and a “terroir“. Along with countless hours of work, tons of passion and the approach of a demanding producer with an inherited know-how.

the Apsara culture

Our STORY

Our culture

In Cambodian culture, the Apsara are celestial dancers of great beauty and symbol of the pleasure of the senses and the spirit. For us, they perfectly reflect the sensoriality of our body and face care. From seeds, to extraction, to harvest, all stages are natural, made without chemicals and environmentally friendly.

Our world

We benefit from a unique and extremely rich and diverse natural environment for our oil therapy products and niche perfumes. Our laboratory is located in Chi Phat, a friendly community-based ecotourism village at the doors of the relatively isolated Cardamom mountains. It’s the most unexplored ecoregion in Southeast Asia. We work exclusively with the locals in order to produce what counts among the most beautiful oils and scents in the world.

Our founder

Lana Velasque made an early choice to write her own story. Passionate about cosmetics and natural essences, she founded Lana’ture in 2007. This first company offered natural ingredients for homemade cosmetics creators, and aromatherapy advices. This perpetual quest for raw materials comes from her years in Madagascar and Grasse, where she learned to recognize plants, fragrances and blends; a know-how now at the service of APSARA.

the Apsara culture

Our STORY

Our culture

In Cambodian culture, the Apsara are celestial dancers of great beauty and symbol of the pleasure of the senses and the spirit. For us, they perfectly reflect the sensoriality of our body and face care. From seeds, to extraction, to harvest, all stages are natural, made without chemicals and environmentally friendly.

Our world

We benefit from a unique and extremely rich and diverse natural environment for our oil therapy products and niche perfumes. Our laboratory is located in Chi Phat, a friendly community-based ecotourism village at the doors of the relatively isolated Cardamom mountains. It’s the most unexplored ecoregion in Southeast Asia. We work exclusively with the locals in order to produce what counts among the most beautiful oils and scents in the world.

Our founder

Lana Velasque made an early choice to write her own story. Passionate about cosmetics and natural essences, she founded Lana’ture in 2007. This first company offered natural ingredients for homemade cosmetics creators, and aromatherapy advices. This perpetual quest for raw materials comes from her years in Madagascar and Grasse, where she learned to recognize plants, fragrances and blends; a know-how now at the service of APSARA.

OUR SAVOIR-FAIRE

We produce our own 100% natural oils using our very own hibiscus flowers, Moringa, loofah sponge, and seeds. We then combine those oils with essential oils carefully selected from all over the planet and with our perfume composition from Grasse.

Cold pressure

In addition, all our oils are obtained through cold pressure. We reduced and minimized the heat throughout the batching of the raw material and make sure that the temperature do not exceed 40 ° C maximum. This way, our oils retain all their flavors, aromas, and nutritional values.

For any request about our naturals cosmetics formulas, please contact us.

Mechanical extraction

Mechanical extraction is how things were done for centuries. We use an expeller press to give pressure on vegetables, nuts and seeds in order to cause the oil to run. This process relies on pressure only, therefore we do not use any chemicals. Our virgin oils are 100% chemical-free and natural.

OUR SAVOIR-FAIRE

We produce our own 100% natural oils using our very own hibiscus flowers, Moringa, loofah sponge, and seeds. We then combine those oils with essential oils carefully selected from all over the planet and with our perfume composition from Grasse.

Mechanical extraction

Mechanical extraction is how things were done for centuries. We use an expeller press to give pressure on vegetables, nuts and seeds in order to cause the oil to run. This process relies on pressure only, therefore we do not use any chemicals. Our virgin oils are 100% chemical-free and natural.

Cold pressure

In addition, all our oils are obtained through cold pressure. We reduced and minimized the heat throughout the batching of the raw material and make sure that the temperature do not exceed 40 ° C maximum. This way, our oils retain all their flavors, aromas, and nutritional values.

For any request about our naturals cosmetics formulas, please contact us.

Authenticity, Excellence, Harmony

Our commitments

Stick to our core values

Authenticity, Excellence & Harmony are our most important and respected values. Not a single decision nor a single step in make without ensuring that those deeply-rooted principles are applied:

Preserve the environment

We are fully committed to limit our impact on the environment by collecting the raw materials in a responsible manner and by involving the locals. We follow the basic rule of not taking more than nature can offer nor replace.

Care for the skin

We are absolutely confident of the provenance of all of our ingredients. We produce our oils and carefully choose our essential oils worldwide in order to offer you a comprehensive range of products suitable for all skin types.

Simplicity is nature’s first step, and the last of art.

-Philip James Bailey

about us

Meet the team

Lana Velasque

CHEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Originally from Grasse (the world capital of perfumes), she’s very well-experienced in the production of essential oils, scents, perfumes, and cosmetics. She’s an expert in aromatherapy and natural ingredients.

Gladys Lida

MARKETING DIRECTOR

Passionate about wellness and cosmetics, she had been making her own for quite a long time before joining Apsara. She has a wide breadth of knowledge going from Marketing to International Business and the desire to exceed.

Louis-felix Communeau

FRENCH EXPANSION SUPERVISOR

This young entrepreneur is in charge of the Europe area. Business developer consultant, he has experience working for luxury brand and provides our French teams with all the knowledge and tools required.

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