Saint Charles Pharmacy
The Saint Charles Pharmacy in Vienna has been located at Gumpendorfer Straße 30 in Vienna's Mariahilf district since the beginning of the 20th century. The remarkable interior, which is even mentioned in international travel guides, is evidence of this. Since 2006, the pharmacy has been called "Saint Charles". Mag. pharm. Alexander Ehrmann, founder of Saint Charles, is already carrying on his family's tradition in the sixth generation.
In addition to the full range of pharmacy-standard medicines, we offer an extensive repertoire of natural remedies, over 300 products of our own brand Saint Charles as well as international brands for body care such as Aesop and Malin & Goetz.
Our clear focus lies on Traditional European Medicine. We deal intensively with the ancient knowledge of the scholars of antiquity and later scientists such as Paracelsus and focus on the interaction of body, mind and soul. Herbal medicine, with a focus on spagyric, phyto- and gemmotherapy, forms the basis of an extensive product range. Everything is based on our motto: "Right to the roots"!
"All the knowledge of this world that we humans possess on earth comes only from the light of nature. This light reaches from the visible to the invisible and is as wonderful here as there. In the light of nature the invisible is visible." (Paracelsus)
Founder Saint Charles Vienna
Pharmacist alexander Ehrmann
"At Saint Charles, we are extensively involved in Traditional European Medicine. The herbs we find under our noses keep our bodies, minds and spirits in balance. We use them to make natural remedies and cosmetics, and to eat."
SAINT CHARLES Apothecary WORLD
The Saint Charles Apothecary World in Vienna consists of different institutions: The Saint Charles Pharmacy, the Saint Charles Cosmothecary natural cosmetics shop, the Saint Charles Hideaway cosmetics studio, the Saint Charles Complementary centre for well-being and the Saint Charles Alimentary natural cuisine.
Saint Charles Cosmothecary
The Saint Charles Cosmothecary is the "sister" of the Saint Charles Pharmacy and is located directly opposite at Gumpendorfer Straße 33. On almost 100 m2 we have realised a very clear and concise natural cosmetics concept. Here, natural cosmetics for hair, skin and body are offered at the highest level. The selected producers and suppliers must meet the highest ecological and ethical criteria on the one hand, and their products must be of outstanding, purely organic quality on the other. Our experienced Beauty Experts offer the best, individual advice for your very personal skin beauty.
NATURAL COSMETICS FOR HAIR, SKIN & BODY
In addition to our own brand Herbal Apothecary Facecare, we exclusively carry the lines Team Dr. Joseph, Esse Organic Skincare, REN Skincare, The Organic Pharmacy, as well as the organic make-up line RMS Beauty from Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Hauschka, Weleda, Less is More, John Masters Organic Beauty, Innersense and Nailberry, as well as Santa Verde, round off the range. Meanwhile, we are also happy about an increasing number of Austrian brands from special manufactories: Die Nikolai, max and me, Lederhaas Organic Skincare and Alma.
Saint Charles Hideaway
Attached to the Saint Charles Cosmothecary you will find our little hideaway, the Saint Charles Hideaway. This is where "beauty" is applied. The treatments at the Saint Charles Hideaway are based on a lifestyle focus on health and sustainability. In our cosmetic and full body treatments, we therefore deliberately avoid the use of conventional, chemical cosmetic products and only use products of outstanding purely organic quality.
RELAXING TIME OUT
Our commercially certified beauticians Diana Gajic (certified Dr. Hauschka Esthetician, right) and Beatrice Solymosi (certified Dr. Hauschka Esthetician, left) take care of your pampering and relaxing time-out.
According to your individual skin needs and wishes, you can choose from a variety of treatments with top natural cosmetic brands: Team Dr. Joseph, The Organic Pharmacy, Esse, Dr. Hauschka, REN, Max and me, the Nikolai, Siriderma and of course Saint Charles.
For all treatments, we are of course happy to issue gift vouchers.
Saint Charles Complementary
As versatile as the human being is, so interdisciplinary is the offer of Saint Charles Complementary, our Holistic Centre for Health. The term complementary is derived from the Latin word 'complementum' and refers to an interdisciplinary range of methods and practices from Traditional European and Chinese Medicine (TEM and TCM), mindfulness practices (meditation, Qigong , yoga) and the field of psychotherapy that complement conventional medicine.
Our programme consists of holistic courses, individual sessions and workshops. Visitors of the Complementary have the unique opportunity of a spiritual and physical self-experience with high potential for personal development.
Saint Charles Alimentary
In our Saint Charles Alimentary, innovative, changing food concepts are realised in the smallest of spaces. Loosely based on Paracelsus: "Man is what he eats". The focus lies on regional, fresh ingredients from sustainable sources that are freshly processed.
Currently, we are testing a "Sandwich Development Lab" together with "XO Beef". In cooperation with star chef Valentin Kalteis, we have set out to make new sandwich ideas palatable to the Viennese. While we have also realised vegan concepts in the past, XO Beef now works with exceptional beef specialities from a handful of selected farmers with special and fair animal husbandry.