“Vanderohe is my ode to Mother Nature and to a gentler, more mindful form of self-care; to understanding our bodily needs and responding to them in a nurturing way; to taking a step back from the internal stresses and looking up and around us. It is a creation from the very depths of my maternal, protective being and it is a return to cherishing the Earth’s very real and powerful medicine: plants.”
Olivia Thorpe, Founder, Vanderohe
The story of Vanderohe is a tale of trust and transparency, born out of founder Olivia Thorpe’s dedication to integrity. After graduating from Oxford University then pursuing a successful career in finance, Olivia’s path took a different turn following a move from London to Singapore. Feeling frustrated by the lack of creativity in her current vocation, Olivia launched an online beauty publication, Vanderohe. It was also at this time that she developed severe allergic dermatitis. With her skin raw and resistant to treatment, she embarked on a healing quest inspired by the natural brands she had written about for her site. After two years of meticulous research into the chemistry of organic plant oils, and pregnant with her second child, her hypersensitive nose led her to create an oil blend that healed her condition where all else had failed. Vanderohe No.1 Nourishing Face Serum was launched in 2017, securing six leading awards in its first year -- from British Vogue to Harper’s Bazaar Singapore - laying the foundation for expanding the range in 2018 with four further award-winning products. The brand has quickly gone from strength to strength and received emphatic praise from respected influencers, celebrities and the world’s top beauty press. At the heart of all that Olivia does is a dedication to quality and integrity. Vanderohe uses only organic or wild-harvested plant oils grown in native soils, 100% cotton and forest-friendly packaging, and donates a proportion of profits to Marine Savers, a leading marine conservation team. Olivia now resides in London with her husband and their three young children and is committed to keeping sustainability and trust at the core of her brand.