It all starts in Comporta...
The story of Oryza Lab begins in Comporta, a timeless little corner of paradise located in Alentejo, a hundred kilometers south of Lisbon. A wild landmark with a bohemian spirit long kept secret by its regulars and much appreciated for its tranquility and relaxed lifestyle. An ideal parenthesis for city dwellers wishing to reconnect with nature and fully savor the present moment.
Born in Portugal.
Made in France.
In the middle of white sand dunes bordered by the ocean, umbrella pines and verdant rice fields is the Quinta da Comporta hotel, designed by the Portuguese architect Miguel Cancio Martins. Miguel has transformed old agricultural buildings linked to the cultivation of rice into an exceptional place that brings together all the codes of nonchalant chic.
It was in Comporta, during a dinner with a mutual friend, that he met Marianne, a French expert in the development of cosmetic treatments who had fallen in love with the region and its way of life. This place far from the beaten track, in perfect harmony with nature, allows him to disconnect from the Parisian tumult.
Together, they imagine Oryza Lab, a brand of authentic and scientific, which combines the cultural heritage of Comporta with French cosmetic know-how. Rice, a precious resource of the region, is at the heart of the formulation.
A story of rice.
Since 1925, the rice fields of Comporta have shaped and colored the landscape. They are an integral part of the region's history.
Thus, Oryza Lab and its Rice Therapy come to life in the hotel's magnificent Spa overlooking the rice fields - Oryza Spa - where rice-based treatments have become a matter of course.
Rich in essential vitamins and minerals, the grain of rice contains wonderful properties for the skin, which were just waiting to be exploited.