Who we are

Acla [swiss-romansh for: alpine hut] is a company founded by Raphaela, Florian, Boris and Kris in Zurich, Switzerland with a mission to create essential personal care products you can truly trust in. 

After years of individually using different shampoo bars, we were left with the feeling that no product available could satisfy our needs. There was always some component missing to make it a personal favourite, so we decided to make our own. We’ve come a long way and our research helped us define what we were after: simple natural products for everyone made with the best ingredients at the highest standards. Good for you and our planet.

At Acla, we’re worrying about your beauty routine, so you can take it easy.

Questions & answers

WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND ACLA?

We’re a company founded by four friends in Zurich, Switzerland, with a mission to create essential personal care products you can truly trust in. Acla originally means «alpine hut» in swiss-romansh, or as we say in swiss-german: «Maiensäss».

WHERE IS IT MADE?

Each product is designed, formulated and produced in Zurich, Switzerland.

IS ACLA VEGAN?

Yes. Our products do not contain animal byproducts.

IS ACLA TESTED ON ANIMALS?

No. Acla is cruelty-free.

HOW DO I USE THE SHAMPOO BAR?

Wet your hair and slide our bar from root to tip 3-4 times until it foams. Alternatively, you can create foam by rubbing it between your hands. You will see that it only takes a little for a clean result. Put the bar down, rinse and you’re all done.

DOES THE SHAMPOO BAR FOAM?

Yes. Apply our shampoo bar directly to your wet hair or rub it between your hands, massage into your scalp until it foams.

IS THE SHAMPOO BAR NATURAL?

Yes. All of our ingredients are naturally derived, e.g. from shea nuts, broccoli seeds or coconuts. We also use a blend of organic essential oils to give it its distinct scent.

DOES ACLA USE ANY PRESERVATIVES?

For its longevity our shampoo bar contains the preservative Biogard 221, allowed by Ecocert and COSMOS.

HOW LONG DOES A SHAMPOO BAR LAST?

It depends on the length and thickness of your hair and how often you wash. We say that our Acla shampoo bar lasts at least as long as two 300ml bottles.

HOW DO I STORE THE BAR?

The same way you'd store a soap bar – dry and away from direct water. We’ve designed a special travel case, the Acla Home, that also functions perfectly as storage in your shower. In addition we’ve created a limited edition of the Acla Clay Tray with our friends at LEHMAG. It's a very special little home for your bar.

IS THE PACKAGING RECYCLABLE?

Yes, the eco-friendly packaging is 100% recyclable. And our shipping materials are recyclable as well.

HOW DO I TRAVEL WITH ACLA?

Our shampoo bar is the perfect travel companion. Lightweight, compact and no hold-ups through security. We’ve designed a special travel case, the Acla Home, that also functions perfectly as storage in your shower.

Imprint

Code: Joachim Hummel
3D Visual: Builders Club
Photography: Studio Siebrecht

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