ABOUT MADAME LEMY
Madame Lemy is an all-natural, vegan and cruelty-free, limited ingredient beauty brand. We specialize in chemical-free and aluminum-free powder deodorants. Unlike most conventional deodorants, Madame Lemy gives consumers an effective everyday product in high-end luxury packaging, inspired by the style of the 1920s.
When creating Madame Lemy, we knew we did not want to contribute waste to landfills, so we limit the use of plastics in our packaging. Our company is committed to maintaining a low carbon footprint by using materials made from recycled paper.
Our packaging is designed to be reusable and refillable after the product runs out. With this, we hope to lower our impact on the environment and inspire other companies to limit their use of plastic packaging.
Our mission at Madame Lemy is to provide a safe and effective alternative to heavy chemical deodorants with the hope of making a positive impact on the health of consumers looking for a truly all-natural way of controlling odor and wetness.
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
Holly Eve has has worked as a makeup artist in film, television, and print for many years, from runway shows in New York City to film sets in Los Angeles. In that time she's seen every fad in dieting, skin care, and workout routines, as well as the continued growth in demand for all-natural products and transparency with ingredients.
Several years ago, she began her journey of searching for an all-natural, effective deodorant. This search began after a close friend was diagnosed with stage four metastatic breast cancer at 30 years old. She felt her diagnosis was directly connected to the chemicals we interact with on a daily basis, such as deodorants and antiperspirants with aluminum.
Around that same time, Holly developed health problems from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), which prompted her to make positive changes in the everyday products that she used. Part of healing PCOS for her was eliminating chemicals that disrupt normal hormonal function.
Holly then began researching the effects of chemicals found in antiperspirants–products that we've all been using forever–, and she was shocked to discover the chemicals she had been exposing her body to.
There are countless studies linking antiperspirants and deodorants to breast cancer, but only a handful of chemicals are banned from being used in beauty products in the United States.
After years of searching and dozens of failed products later, Holly discovered the simple yet powerful use of lemons for deodorant. Realizing it was not practical to cut up lemons on a daily basis to deodorize, she figured out a way to turn lemons into powder. With the help of her then neighbor Jeremy Clayre, an Oxford-trained chemist, they perfected the formula that today is Madame Lemy.
"Our mission at Madame Lemy is dedicated to my dear friend Stefanie LaRue. After 12 years of bravely fighting, she lost her battle to breast cancer. She inspired me in more ways than I can count. I hope I can pass that inspiration on."