Apiderma, containing the traditional secret of more than 1000 years of ‘Saint Giovanni Evangelista’ monastery pharmacy that is the oldest in Europe locating in Parma, the center of medieval academics and art, is a monastery cosmetic.
Saint Giovanni Evangelista Monastery is one of the oldest and the most important Benedict Monastery. It was founded in AD 980, boasting its history of more than a thousand years. The pharmacy was born together with the monastery, and from then on, various products and medicine based on nature was researched and a systematic preparation existed for the beauty and health of the human body by monks. Only the monks of this monastery were able to use the traditional methods of the pharmacy and even now, the monks of Benedict use the exact same know-how to exclusively manufacture natural cosmetics, Apiderma. It is mainly distributed within the entire Benedict Monastery of Italy. Since the secret method is a result of systematic research through bee keeping and medicinal herb cultivating by the monks themselves, it gently soothes even the sensitive skin with its eco-friendly and pure ingredients.