Our history


Melvita is created by Bernard Chevilliat, a beekeeper and biologist.

(Based on the Latin words ‘Mel’ for honey, and ‘Vita’ for life.)


Melvita draws up its "Charte Nature" guidelines. Launch of the first skincare range with honey: Apicosma.


The first Melvita store opens in France


Melvita obtains the ECOCERT* ecological and organic certification


Melvita opens its first store abroad. Since then, Melvita has opened over 50 stores throughout the world.


Our eco-factory obtained ISO 14001 certification in 2013.

This international standard sets specific requirements aimed at controlling the environmental impacts of companies' activities. 


Melvita is the no. 1 organic beauty brand in France in terms of reputation*. Our customers recognize both our expertise and our commitment to producing high-quality organic products.

* among consumers using organic products for less than two years.

Source: Cosmébio; study conducted by Bioalaune in 2015. 

Today, Melvita offers over 180 organic beauty products and 10 patents have been applied for in France

We develop our formulas from our organic plant oils, floral waters and honeys. Every day, we strive to further improve them, to create the organic products of tomorrow. 

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From Paris to the south of France, our products are designed, developed and manufactured by people who are passionate about beauty and nature.
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Visit our factory

Melvita invites you to come and discover its historic production site in Lagorce, surrounded by wild nature.

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Made in France

  • Strongly anchored in the French Ardèche region.
  • French know-how.
  • A vision of beauty à la française.
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