Combining natural ingredients with advanced science to harness the true power of nature
Originating from the beautiful coastal town Vila Nova De Milfontes in Portugal.
We believe in the simplicity of nature and the benefits that each plant can bring to our products. In our state of the art laboratory at Vila Nova de Milfontes in Portugal, we combine purely natural ingredients with advanced science to harness the true power of nature. Here, through relentless research, combined experience plus trial and error, we have created our remarkable skincare collection.
Our mission is to create an authentic and transparent natural skincare line that delivers visible results whilst using sustainable ingredients.
Meet Catarina Barbosa
As an honours degree holder in chemical engineering with a passion for cosmetics, I got deeper and deeper into cosmetics formulation. I was and am still curious about how they are created and the type of ingredients used in cosmetics development.
My ambition to become a professional skincare formulator began when I decided to educate myself more about the benefits of natural and botanical ingredients in the skincare range I wanted to create.
Alongside my passion, my determination, perfection, attention to detail and chasing my dream led me to gain tremendous experience and knowledge to become a successful professional in the cosmetics sector.
Catarina Barbosa Skincare began with a goal by developing bespoke high-quality products that would make my customers feel inspired, comfortable and confident.
As I developed Catarina Barbosa Skincare, I began with a promise to inspire women across the planet in their day-to-day lives, their sacrifices, their contribution and most importantly to honour them for all they all have been doing. Catarina Barbosa Skincare is truly a tribute to the greatest Portuguese women and the women we all are.
Within Catarina Barbosa Skincare you can find high quality, natural ingredients thoughtfully selected for efficacy and results.
Bakuchiol (natural retinol)
Bakuchiol is the first natural alternative to Retinol, without having any of the negatives associates with retinol. Showed significant improvenment in lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, elasticity, firmness and overall reduction in photo-damage without usual retinol-associated undesirable effects. Find it within Amália.
For example, Argan Oil sinks into the skin incredibly fast leaving no greasy after feel and the skin feels exceptionally soft and elegant. It adds radiance to the skin. Benefits include moisturising parched skin while the high level of Omega 6 helps to preserve the integrity of the skin’s cells. Find Argan Oil within Amália.
Pineapple and Papaya Enzymes
Papain is a great enzyme found in papaya that is known to lighten red marks and scars due to acne, reduce redness and work on the surface of the skin to lock in moisture. Another very beneficial enzyme for the skin comes from pineapple and is known as bromelain. Bromelain can reverse free radical damage, smooth and even out skin texture and dissolve dead skin cells! Find within Florbela.
Dry, irritated and sensitive skin often lack ceramides and as a result, the skins protective barrier is compromised. By adding ceramides to the skin, the skin’s barrier is strengthened. Benefits include increasing moisture and hydrating the skin, reducing dryness, lines and wrinkles. Find within Maria
Edelweiss, for example is a plant extract whose constituents are capable of providing antioxidant and skin-soothing benefit for skin. Edelweiss contains lignans, one of the constituents that have a natural skin-calming benefit. It is anti-inflammatory and delivers a moisture boost. Find it within Amália.
Plus…Vitamins, Prebiotics and Fermented Ingredients
“Discovering Catarina Barbosa is like stumbling on skincare gold – in the form of Florbela Enzyme Mask. Hello brighter, softer, radiant skin.”
Q&A: THE HERO PRODUCTS
Q. Which mask is a Beauty Shortlist Awards Winner?
You’re thinking of Florbela! This enzyme mask features a striking gold colour, and is a completely unique gelée texture that transforms into a creamy milk upon contact with water. It gently exfoliates the skin leaving it exceptionally soft, while refining pores, improving texture and boosting radiance. It’s also a luxurious mask to apply with a sensual, sophisticated scent for a moment of total relaxation.
Q. Which serum won Editor’s Choice at 2022 Beauty Shortlist Awards?
That’s Maria – and it was also a Finalist at the Global Beauty Awards 2022! Maria is a luxurious, exceptionally hydrating face serum with a gel-light texture and heavenly scent of Neroli. We love it because it’s fast absorbing but contains high performance active ingredients like Vegetable Ceramides, Vegetable Collagen, Prebiotics and Glycogen. Maria leaves the complexion brighter with an improved texture, while helping support your skin’s microbiome for nourished, hydrated and super soft skin.
“The best facial oil I ever used. I love it.”
Amália is Catarina Barbosa’s intensive facial oil, and receives countless reviews like this! It’s suitable for oily, dry and mature skin, and is packed with the most precious oils from nature – think Prickly Pear Oil, Argan Oil and Rosehip Oil to name a few. Amália will revitalise the complexion, helping to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, replenish moisture balance and protect against free radicals. With a gorgeous scent of Bergamot and Red Mandarin, this rich, nourishing facial oil also features Bakuchiol – nature’s alternative to retinol for the ultimate well ageing ritual.
Everything we do is with integrity – from mindful sourcing, to extensive quality testing, to providing information so you can make the best choice for your skin.
We believe in the simplicity of nature and the benefits that each plant can bring to our products.
Our formulas go exactly where they’re needed to fully revitalise and hydrate the skin.
Everyone deserves a great skin and our ingredients are exclusively chosen based on their individual properties also resulting in effectiveness to improve your skin.
Our passion is to provide the highest level of pure plant-based beauty products.
No outsourcing. All of our products are individually handmade onsite at Vila Nova de Milfontes and assigned their own batch numbers, guaranteeing the utmost transparency, traceability and integrity.
The Reviews Are In
“100% The Best Mask” Florbela
“The texture and smell…is simply amazing. I immediately felt the touch on the face, a pleasant and relaxing experience and above all you feel that work is being done while feeling pleasure. I really recommend!!!!” – Karenica, September 2022
“My Newest Favourite” Eunice
“I was so lucky to receive a sample of Eunice and now I’m hooked to the third product from Catarina! I used Toners before and thought, this one couldn’t be any different. But it is! It gives an extra boost of moisture to the skin and I have the impression, that my skin absorbs the following products better. Also it reduces redness and signs of dry and stressed skin. In addition – I absolutely love the smell!” – Alexandra, April 2022
“The best” Maria
“The best hydrating serum I have ever used” – Marie Simon, December 2022
Amalia oil is the most complete beauty product I have ever used. Texture, fragrance and outstanding results. Leaves skin looking & feeling nourished from the inside out. I am amazed.” – Adriana, August 2021