Antioxidant-rich grape seed extracts
The noted French-made skincare products are natural and luxurious. Originating in Bordeaux, the brand uses grape seed extracts to create its proprietary formulas made with antioxidant benefits. They are free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, mineral oils, sodium laureth sulfate, synthetic coloring agents and animal-based ingredients (except honey and beeswax).
‘The quality of the products is in line with what is found in the world’s finest spas and hotels, all created with the health of people and the planet in mind,’ said Toni Neumeister, Crystal’s SVP hotel operations.
Beginning this spring aboard the sister ships of Crystal River Cruises, refillable bottles of Caudalie shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion will be placed in every suite, followed in the summer aboard Crystal Esprit and in the fall on Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity. The amenties will be aboard expedition ship Crystal Endeavor at its launch.
‘We are extremely excited for the Caudalie brand to be part of the Crystal family. Both brands are synonymous with quality, excellence and guest satisfaction,’ said Bertrand Thomas, who founded the Caudalie brand with his wife Mathilde.
Caudalie’s eco-friendly packaging is made with plant-based plastics and/or recycled paper whenever possible. The brand is a member of the ‘1% for the Planet’ social movement and donates 1% of its global turnover to ecological and environmental protection and reforestation projects.
Crystal will continue to supply ETRO bathrobes and slippers.
Additional sustainable amenities
In addition to the new bathroom shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion, Crystal has reimagined other amenities with consideration for sustainability. Disposable shower caps made with biodegradable corn will be placed in bathrooms, while non-plastic cotton swabs are currently being sourced.
Shoe cloths in stateroom closets are made of responsibly farmed cotton and accompany the reusable fabric laundry and dry-cleaning bags Crystal introduced years ago. Single-use plastic sewing kits will be replaced with fully stocked sewing baskets crafted from wood upon request.