“Catarina Barbosa Skincare” originates from a beautiful coastal town called Vila Nova De Milfontes in the Vicentine Coastline in Odemira-Portugal. Named for its unique tradition, Vila Nova de Milfontes is in existence well over a century. Vila Nova de Milfontes is popular not only for its coastal beauty but, also for its moderate weather with abundant sun all around the year. Europe’s cleanest river with an estuary is pure bliss to witness and to top it all, an impeccable gastronomic culture with fresh seafood in abundance.
At “Catarina Barbosa Skincare”, we use the finest quality green products that are developed to improve your skin. Ingredients are decided for all our beauty lines by spending several hours of research on the elements that are a perfect blend to its premium 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 remarkably skincare collection.
All of our products are individually handmade onsite and assigned their own batch numbers, guaranteeing the utmost transparency, traceability and integrity.
Our mission is to create an authentic and transparent natural skincare line that delivers visible results whilst using sustainable ingredients.
- 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 effectiveness to improve your skin.
- Our passion is to provide the highest level of pure plant-based beauty products.
What sets us apart?
- Products Inspired by Great Portuguese Women
- Our products are for women who make their well-being a priority.
- We are a brand that strives for the innovation of cosmetics, combining science and natural ingredients.
- Everything we do depends on the quality of our products, so transparency is a key part of our brand's DNA.
- Our products are made for those who expect the best and want the most results from their skincare.
- No outsourcing. We do it all ourselves in our lab in Vila Nova de Milfontes.
Discover our luxury skincare line inspired by
Great Portuguese Women
Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo
Inspired by Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo who was not only Portugal's sole female prime minister bust also the only second woman to be prime minister of any European country.
With a distinction in Chemical engineering, Maria De Lourdes Pintasilgo did enormous work for women's rights, her main achievements includes some success in narrowing the yawning gap between believers and unbelievers in Portugal.
Photography by Fotocollectie Anefo
Amália Rodrigues was known as the "Queen of Fado" and was most influential in popularizing the fado worldwide.
She showed her love for singing at a very early stage and in 1935 she was appointed soloist to sing "Fado Alcântara" on the occasion of the Popular Saints festivities.
Her interest for erudite poetry was another novelty and Amália Rodrigues is an indisputable figure in the History of Fado and is, therefore, a key reference in the permanent exhibition of Museu do Fado.
Carolina Beatriz Ângelo
Photography restored by João Pena Fonseca for Guarda City Museum
Inspired by the “Great Carolina Beatriz Ângelo” who was a medical surgeon and a gynecologist. She was the first woman to practice surgery at the São José Hospital, in Lisbon.
A republican and suffragist, she defended divorce, the education of children, and equal pay.
She was the first woman to vote in Portugal, in 1911. She founded the Portuguese Association of Feminist “Propaganda with” Ana de Castro Osório in 1911, one of the many groups she participated in to promote the rights of women and children in Portuguese society.
She said – “I would demand all the measures I believe necessary to change the depressing status of women.”
Photography by: https://www.escritas.org/pt/florbela-espanca
Florbela Espanca is one of Portugal’s most known and loved poets. Florbela began writing poetry – mostly sonnets – and still impress us today – because of the unusual intensity of feeling they express.
She was little understood by contemporary critics, who characterized her style as “feminine” and “narcissistic,” usually conflating the two terms. However, she was well ahead of her time as a voice calling for freedom of gender and mind.
Simone de Oliveira
Photography by: https://www.escritas.org/pt/florbela-espanca
Simone de Oliveira has been singing and enchanting for 63 years. Adored by the Portuguese, personality never lacked. A temperament marked, unmistakably, by excess: excess talent, desire, excess of expression and passion.
Of her it can be said what very few have said: she IS one of those people larger than life.
MEET THE FOUNDER
(CEO and Certified Skincare Formulator)
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 create and the type of ingredients was used in their cosmetics development.
My ambition to become a successful 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. Meanwhile, I had an opportunity to add another feather to my hat by enrolling myself at the 1st accredited organic school – “International Organic Skincare Entrepreneur Program” from Formula Botanica.
"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 my brand “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” premium line of cosmetics are truly a tribute to the Greatest Portuguese Women and the women we all are.
I surely believe that you will enjoy my products as much as I do and feel free to explore and choose the products from my skincare line here.