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THE FOUNDER - Karmen Novak

 "For me, skincare is not just about beauty, it's about being well. Skincare is just a part of the whole wellness experience and general wellbeing."

I’m Karmen Novak, an art lover, science enthusiast, skincare formulator and founder of Flower and Spice.

Though I’ve always loved the outdoors and the sense of calm that would wash over me when I am surrounded by nature, my daily lifestyle hasn't always conducive to health or relaxation. Working in fashion, video production and marketing for nearly 15 years left me feeling depleted: mentally, from working with brands I no longer believed in; physically, from a hectic schedule that demanded still more of my time and spiritually, from being disconnected from my own health, life balance and benefits to the earth.

My Journey to Flower and Spice
I decided to stop working in the stressful environment I had known for the last decade and a half and to forge a new path that included a passion of mine from a young age: a calm, green lifestyle, surrounded by nature. I love cooking and working with spices gave me an idea that lead me to this path. 

After studying organic skincare science I fell deeply in love with natural skincare and its overwhelming benefits. I saw firsthand the soft, glowing, calm skin that was a result of using only natural and organic ingredients. This passion led me to start experimenting with different botanicals to develop truly natural products that not only transport the senses through scent and texture but powerfully nourish and care for the skin.

Why Spices?

While formulating products I was thinking "If spices are so powerful when we eat them, so healthy and nourishing for the body, what they could do for the skin?" I started to research and realized the spices can be a very powerful active ingredient and can have amazing benefits for the skin!

Unlike herbs, which are mostly green parts of the plant, spices mostly come from roots and seeds, representing the powerful core of the plant. Packed with multiple beneficial volatile compounds, vitamins, minerals, and lipids, spices became our leading active ingredient that addresses many different skin concerns. They have a very multitasking and versatile aptitude, plus add a deep and sensual aroma. I decided to combine beautiful and gentle flowers with spices, and so Flower and Spice, modern apothecary was created!

My Vision
Flower and Spice began as—and remains—a labor of love for the human body and the planet. I created each formula from the beginning to the end to ensure the highest level of efficacy and well-being. I will continue to evolve along with Flower and Spice and bring nature back into your daily life. This is my promise to you.

My Star
Midnight Beauty was the inspiration for launching Flower and Spice. While studying organic science, I began experimenting with different oils on my skin, creating one particular blend which I fell in love with due to its gentle, natural scent. However, what I found even more captivating than the way it smelled, was how it improved the look and feel of my skin! After years of using all sorts of products, I finally discovered the secret to waking up with a petal soft, deeply hydrated and smooth complexion. I knew then that this blend was the start of something special—and that I wanted to share this Midnight Beauty with you. 


Oil bottle and flowers on table

Studies and Expertise: 
- Diploma in Organic Skincare Formulation
- Advanced Diploma in Organic Cosmetic Science
- Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy 



Imagine walking through a colourful Parisian flower market; inhaling the soothing fragrance of petals in the balmy air. Or strolling through bustling Indian spice stalls among saturated shades of saffron, turmeric, and indigo and allowing your eyes to absorb these brilliant hues. Invite nature’s abundance to sustain you.

Listen to Your Skin

Nature is what you are craving: from lush greens that nourish your body to the peace of mind, you feel when you’re outdoors, you recognize a shift in perspective when you connect with the natural world. Trust your instincts. Follow this path to where informed modern science and the wisdom of ancient apothecary masters meet to create the most effective skincare to care for your skin and elevate your mood.

Select Your Skincare Ritual

You can achieve beautiful skin—soft, glowing, deeply nourished—with the Flower and Spice skincare ritual. Crafted with the highest quality, natural and organic ingredients, these formulations blend intoxicating florals and clean botanical essences with therapeutic spices sourced from 45 countries throughout the world.

Trust the Restorative Power of Nature

Tens of thousands of flowers and nuts are harvested, then pressed and ground to extract precious oils and essences that end up in our precious jars and bottles. And, because we know that your body doesn’t need any artificial components, we use only harmless natural ingredients.

Each Flower and Spice creation is dermatologically tested and flawlessly blended with the utmost precision in the high-end Swiss natural cosmetic laboratories. Every product meets the highest physical, chemical, and microbiological quality standards. 

Delight in Flower and Spice

As you indulge in these captivating blends of flowers and spices, allow the stresses of your day to melt away. Inhale the expertly blended, gently lingering aromas; lose yourself in this sublime ritual of self-care. From our pure formulations to our recyclable packaging, allow Flower and Spice to nurture your skin—and the planet.