Stephane Andrieux offers handmade soaps completely natural and healthy for your body and the environment with his brand Dermolia!
After years of searching for the perfect soap, Stephane Andrieux decided to make his own. A soap that obtained all of the natural ingredients he was looking for. From real Catalonia olives to local swiss honey, Stephane’s soaps leave your skin unbearably soft and healthy. We caught up with Stephane Andrieux to learn a bit more about what makes him tick…
GG: What, or who, inspired you to enter the field of work you are in now?
Stephane: Life, my love for soaps, and the fact that I could not find on the market any respectful olive oil soap maker. I had to build what I wanted.
GG: Tell us about your latest projects…what are you working on at the moment?
- A new product, the luxury soap for everyone, affordable.
- Selling the olive oil I’m using in small format but also in 5 litres containers. This one should be ready soon because the olives are getting pressed right now.
- Washing powder which will also be done with an organic olive oil.
- Creating a solid shampoo line under a Zürich famous hairdresser’s brand name, Asalea Santamaría. The shampoo leaves a perfect soft and smooth hair with no conditioner.
- In around 3 years I’d love to launch a hot sauce company. I love making good and natural hot sauces like they know how to do in Mexico.
GG: Tell us something most people don’t know about you?
Stephane: I hate when my ears are hot. Seems stupid but I’ve hated it ever since I was a kid. It’s the only thing I hate, apart from the metal hangers I receive from the dry cleaner! 😉
GG: What are some favorite beauty products you cannot live without?
Stephane: To be honest, a real organic olive oil soap like I make. That’s why I did it because I could not find it on the market.
GG: Tell us about you out on the town…any favorite restaurants or boutiques that we should check out?
Stephane: My favorite bar: “Bar Enge,” I feel at home there and always welcomed. It is the only bar in Zürich serving Pilsner Urquell, my favorite beer. For a boutique, it is Obbjekt.
GG: Favorite restaurant/cafe in Zurich?
Stephane: The Muggenbühl, traditional and international cuisine at prices that are fair for Zürich.
GG: How do you keep organized?
Stephane: Hard to tell, Am I? 😉 I make handwritten lists on a notebook and cross when the action is done.
GG: What is your favorite inspirational quote?
Stephane: “Der Weg hört nie auf!” (The way has no end).
GG: Favorite blogger to follow: food/fashion/news?
Stephane: Best traditional Mexican recipes ever and who I find super nice and funny. I learned a lot about Mexican cuisine thanks to her.
GG: What advice would you give to your younger self?
Stephane: Do not try to do everything on your own. It’s ok to ask for help!