What is Biodynamic Skincare? Everything You Need to Know About Maison Made

Maison Made Biodynamic® Skincare recently went through a gorgeous rebrand, so when founder Adrien de Bontin reached out and asked if wanted to try their products, I jumped at the chance! A little bit about the brand according to their website:

Maison/Made is a house of beauty, a skincare atelier dedicated to quality and sustainability. A pursuit to provide elegance to the skin through superior raw Biodynamic® plant material.

Biodynamic® is not only the most difficult regenerative agricultural certification to achieve, but also the most sustainable method of producing the highest quality plant material.

Maison Made is the product of power pair Carolina (chief formulator) and Adrien (chief farmer). With careful attention paid to the soil, the seeding, plant care and harvesting, drying and storage, formulation, production, and packaging, Carolina and Adrien didn’t simply create products—they delivered a truly enchanting sensorial experience with Maison Made. You can read more about their history, values, and commitment to biodynamic cultivation on their website.

Maison Made bottles on glass table with calendula petals strewn about

The Experience

They were kind enough to send me three products from their line: the Restorative Cleansing Oil, the Lemon Balm Hydrosol, and the Rejuvenating Facial Oil. All three products came packaged in a beautiful branded box made from 100% PCW (post-consumer waste) recycled paper with vegetable-based inks. When you open the box, you’re met with a lovely waft of calendula petals nested gingerly amongst the skincare treasures. Each product comes in stunning amber glass bottles and is protected by an additional cylindrical, whimsically decorated cardboard casing. The calendula flower packing serves multiple purposes: as a filler to protects bottles during transit and as beautiful facial steam or herbal bath. I think they would make a beautiful tea, as well (hint, hint)! A thoughtful hand-written note mindfully sealed with wax was the swoon-worthy cherry on top. To say every detail was well-thought-out would be an understatement.

I’ve been using these products almost exclusively for the past month and am excited to share my thoughts below.

Maison Collection Rituel de Maison Biodynamic® Restorative Cleansing Oil

Amber brown bottle of Maison Made Facial Cleansing Oil on table with calendula petals


If you love traditional oil cleansers, you’ll love this cleanser. While I generally prefer emulsifying cleansers (my face just can’t take the abrasion of a washcloth), I wanted to give this a chance; I’m so glad I did! This oil has a moderate viscosity, which is perfect for removing stubborn makeup. I’ll admit that I wasn’t sure what to think the first time I tried it. After multiple uses, however, my skin seemed to really love it. I didn’t break out, nor did I get any reaction (dermatitis, etc.). I will mention that this product has essential oils, and I understand and respect that they can be sensitive to some folks. While I’m not sensitive to them myself, and love their aromatherapy benefits, I also prefer to use them only in moderation.

Scent Profile:

Sweet (but not saccharin) notes of vanilla and ylang ylang are most prominent for me. The scent envelopes you in a warm hug.


Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil, Sesamum indicum (Sesame) seed oil, Sambucus nigra (Elderberry) oil, Persea gratissima (Avocado) oil, Ricinus communis (Castor) oil, Fragaria ananassa (Strawberry) seed oil, Salvia hispanica (Chia) seed oil, Oryza sativa (Rice Bran) seed oil, Borago officinalis (Borage) seed oil, Moringa oleifera (Moringa) seed oil, Pongamia glabra (Karanja) oil, Pistacia vera (Pistachio) seed oil, Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) fruit/seed oil, Gnaphalium Leontopodium (Edelweiss) flower extract, Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla) fruit extract, Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm) Extract, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) Extract, Arctium lappa (Burdock) Extract, Avena sativa (Oatstraw) Extract, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) Extract, Stellaria media (Chickweed) Extract, Galium aparine (Cleavers) extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) herb oil, Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) flower oil, Curcuma xanthorrhiza (Turmeric) root extract, Rosmarinus officinalis verbenone (Rosemary) leaf oil, Linalool*, Limonene*, Benzyl Benzoate* – Naturally occurring in essential oils*


$60.00 for 50ml

Verdant Collection Lemon Balm Hydrosol


Hydrosols are my absolute weakness, and Adrien and Caroline picked the perfect hydrosol for my troubled skin. My dehydrated, acne-prone oily-combo skin tends to favor single-ingredient formulations, and this Lemon Balm Hydrosol is no exception.

I love growing lemon balm in my own garden and often dry the leaves for tea. Made from steam distilling the lemon balm plant, this hydrosol is fresh, hydrating, and calming. The spray bottle emits a fine, even mist; I keep reaching for it throughout the day. I’m eager to try the other hydrosols in their collection.

Scent Profile:

Fresh, delicate lemony scent that effortlessly transports you to the French countryside.


Biodynamic® Melissa officinalis steam-distilled hydrolat


$30.00 USD for 50ml

Maison Collection Extrait de Maison Biodynamic® Rejuvenating Face Oil


I’ve been giving my skin a break from facial oils this year, so I’ve been using this product solely for facial massage (as opposed to everyday use). The oil glides beautifully when I use it with tools like a gua sha or kansa wand. It’s not heavy and sinks into the skin quickly. Given the quality of this product (and it’s price point), I’m saving it for times when I need a little extra self-care. Similar to the cleansing oil, this too includes essential oils; just a note to those who look at that. Overall, if you love luxury facial oils, this should be on your list!

Scent Profile:

Earthy, herbal, and soothing: a healing aromatherapy experience


Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil, Sambucus nigra (Elderberry) oil, Physalis peruviana (Goldenberry) seed oil, Persea gratissima (Avocado) oil, Punica granatum (Pomegranate) seed oil, Sesamum indicum (Sesame) seed oil, Juglans regia (Walnut) oil, Salvia hispanica (Chia) seed oil, Borago officinalis (Borage) seed oil, Caryodendron orinocense (Cacay) nut oil, Avena sativa (Oat) Oil, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) seed oil, Macadamia ternifolia nut oil, Moringa oleifera seed oil, Medicago sativa (Alfalfa) seed extract, Squalane, Cannabis sativa (Hemp) seed oil, Cylindrotheca Fusiformis (Algae) extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) fruit/seed oil, Gnaphalium leontopodium (Edelweiss) extract, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil, Bisabolol, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Ubiquinone, Calendula Officinalis extract, Symphytum officinale (Comfrey) extract, Avena sativa (Oatstraw) extract, Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm) extract, Urtica dioica (Nettle) extract, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) extract, Sambucus nigra (Elderflower) extract, Trifolium pratense (Red Clover) extract, Plantago major (Plantain) extract, Achillea millefolium (Yarrow) extract, Althea officinalis (Marshmallow) extract, Citrus x aurantium L. (Neroli) flower oil, Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange) peel oil, Lavandula angustifolia flower oil, Curcuma xanthorrhiza root extract, Helichrysum italicum flower oil, Rosmarinus officinalis Leaf extract, Rosa centifolia flower extract, Linalool*, Limonene*, Geraniol*, Citronellol*, Farnesol* – Naturally occurring in essential oils*


$165 USD for 30ml

I’m blown away by Maison Made. Their high-quality products and the ethos with which Adrien and Carolina run their businesses is bar none. This is very much a luxury skincare line, and its price points reflect that. While I think the prices do indeed reflect the quality of the products, I’ll be saving my purchases of Maison Made for special occasions like birthdays. I’m thankful that I had the chance to try this beautiful line. If you’re looking to support a small, ethically-run business that makes phenomenal skincare, Maison Made might be for you.

p.s. I don’t know about you, but this brand makes me want to plan a trip to Burgundy soon! Anyone with me?

FTC: This is not a sponsored post. Maison Made provided these products in exchange for an honest review. There are affiliate links in this post. If you choose to use them, thank you! Commissions earned from affiliate links help to with the costs of maintaining this website.

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