our story

biophile™ is born out of a passion to push against convention and - with scientific rigor, creativity and imagination - pioneers a new generation of beauty that is cleaner, more effective and more symbiotic with our bodies and the environment.

Unlike anything on the market, biophile™ merges the power of bio-fermentation and nature to create sustainable, pro-biome skincare that works. 

Our breakthrough formulas are made with the help of microorganisms (bacteria, yeast, algae). Whether that be our Biotic Broths™ or other actives we add to our formulas, these ingredients are more bio-compatible, potent and sustainable.

Our promise to you is beyond-clean formulas that work with your own biology to reveal your healthiest skin possible. Safe, sustainable and highly effective skincare is at the core of what we do. Our products are made in small batches with the highest purity and integrity.

The Founders

Ours is a story of unity, diversity, and revolution. 

Alison - a maverick creative scientist, an award-winning clean beauty pioneer, and the personification of a biophile - a true lover of life and living things.

Grace - a fierce, intelligent African American woman, seasoned corporate businesswoman and a creative force of momentum and positivity in both life and business. 

From the moment Alison and Grace were introduced, they learned that while their differences were vast, they shared a common passion for wellness and their diversity was the making of incredible synergy. 

Like biophile’s formulations, Alison and Grace’s superpowers and diverse cultural viewpoints and backgrounds combine to create a potent, synergistic and highly efficacious team. 

Together, they amplified Alison’s dream of developing a proprietary and revolutionary skincare brand with the launch of biophile - skincare for all skin types and humans from all walks of life. 

Alison Cutlan is the award-winning scientist behind biophile’s pioneering formulations and co-founder of the brand. A passionate scientist and creative, she is an industry expert in green chemistry, natural and biology-based innovations in beauty and personal care. Known for her ability to develop unique, advanced products with artistry and scientific rigor, her work in product development and innovation spans close to 20 years, including work with global brands like Kiehls and indie beauty alike.

Today, Alison is reinventing skincare with biophile, a pro-biome skincare line that marks a new generation of advanced, sustainable, clean beauty formulated to transform skin through living micro-organisms and fermented “Biotic Broths™”. 

 Launched in November 2019, biophile has already gotten nods from the industry; biophile’s bio-shroom rejuvenating serum was named “Best Face Serum” by Indie Beauty in January 2020. A true lover of life and living things, Alison can be found creating new formulations in the biophile lab in Brooklyn or cruising Upstate New York on her motorcycle. 

The biophile™ lab is located near the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY, a waterway so challenged by industrial pollution it became a superfund site in 2010.

To us, its a daily reminder of the perils toxic manufacturing has on our ecosystems and a driving force to be part of the sustainable solution.

There is a deep need to create in a new, sustainable way. Utilizing the power of biology, it is our mission to create a new generation of skincare that is symbiotic with our bodies and the environment.