Crme Ancienne is proven to provide instant, long-lasting hydration.* Inspired by the worlds first cream, each jar is hand-blended in a monastery to preserve its natural ingredients and rich history. Crme Ancienne contains such fragile ingredients that each must be poured in a particular sequence at a determined temperaturerequirements that can only be met by hand. Fresh turned to a monastery to hand-blend each jar because monks are an important part of the creams heritage. Historically, if a formula was not produced by a monk, it was considered witchcraft. Without them, the original formula would not exist today.*in vivo.