For those of us who like our beauty products with provenance, look no further than Florentine pharmacy Santa Maria Novella, with its unrivaled heritage and a holistic offering that borders on the holy. Founded by Dominican monks in 1221, it is one of the oldest pharmacies in the world and has catered for the famous and infamous alike, creating a signature scent for none other than Catherine de’Medici. Today, Santa Maria Novella is still steeped in tradition but blends age old recipes with innovative new lines that tackle modern day problems. Join Schön!’s Beauty Editor Emma White Turle on a fascinating journey into Santa Maria’s past, present and future.
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