About our company

Company information

BIOLA Organic Cosmetics Ltd.


  • Address: H-6000 Kecskemét, Szivárvány St 8 (Products cannot be purchased at this address.)

  • Premises: H-6000 Kecskemét, Matkói St 24
  • Phone: +36 76 508 011 / Fax: +36 76 508 012
  • Mobile phone: +36 20 313 4699
  • E-mail: info(at)biola.hu
  • Trade reg. number : 03-09-115021
  • VAT number: 14038675-2-03

  • Customer service:
    Weekdays: 8am-3pm phone: +36 20 313 4699 and 3pm-6pm: +36 20 337 1952
    e-mail: ugyfelszolgalat(at)biola.hu
    fax: +36 76 508 012

    Info for beauticians:
    e-mail: info(at)biola.hu


Area representative



Advantages



Why is it worth choosing the products of BIOLA Cosmetics Ltd ?


  • Verified organic cosmetic products are manufactured for all types of skin care.
  • Our products are affordable; complex bioactive agents ensure successfully beautifying skin care.
  • 12 months warranty is guaranteed despite not using synthetic preservatives.
  • Natural substances are used in large quantities to support skin metabolism.
  • A wide range of natural and organic products are available for all types of skin care.
  • We produce high quality products of complex efficiency.
  • The company is a Hungarian family business.
  • The only organic cosmetic product family for face and body care verified by BIOKONTROLL (HU-ÖKO-01).
  • Environmentally friendly manufacturing processes at a manufacturing facility over 1.200 m2.
  • Over 25 years of experience in manufacturing agents and in product development.

In accordance with the general European norms our natural and organic products do not contain any of the following substances:


  • Paraffin oil and paraffin derivatives
  • Ethoxylated emulsifiers in cosmetic creams and body lotions to produce emulsions
  • Sodium lauryl sulphate (S.L.S.)
  • Synthetic colouring agents
  • Synthetic fragrances
  • Paraben preservatives
  • Isothiazolin based preservatives
  • Propylene glycol and butylene glycol as hydrating agents
  • Petrochemical/mineral oil industry agents
  • Synthetic compounds with aluminium content
  • Fluorid and triclosan in oral hygienic products
  • Glycerin of animal origin
  • Ingredients of animal origin
  • Redundant fillers and additives
  • No testing on animals
  • Application of GMO-free ingredients
  • No ionizing radiation for preservation
  • No paraffin oil, no propylene glycol or any other synthetic solvents are applied to extraction processes
  • The vast majority of the products are 100% VEGAN

Information


BIOLA – Company presentation

About our company

Our company, BIOLA Organic Cosmetics Ltd was registered in a short name as the legal successor of BIOLA Natural Cosmetics Ltd on 18 July 2011 by the Company Registry of County Bács-Kiskun.

The legal predecessor of the BIOLA Natural Cosmetics Ltd was called BIOMED Unlimited Partnership which was completely reformed on 20 November 2007 as the legal successor under the name BIOLA Natural Cosmetics Ltd.

The company predominantly focuses on producing cosmetic and body care articles.

The manager of the company is Dr. Viola Gyovai, accredited biologist, Candidate of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

BIOMED Unlimited Partnership (not identical with the currently existing BIOMED Ltd) started its operation as a company focusing on developing agents, microbiological starter cultures and cosmetics.

· One of the first products was the patented nutrient supplement tablet containing inactivated yeast with high concentration of vitamin B and trace elements. This product contains the necessary agents and vitamins for beautiful skin and hair. The operation has been extended by the development of 8 further nutrient supplement products made for external customers.

· Another field of development was the result of licensing and distributing of two detergent concentrates, two universal detergents, a gentle and an environmentally friendly insecticide.

· For external contractors, we developed 62 different cosmetics during the past decades. These products are as follows: shower gels, aromatherapy cream-bubble baths, herbal shampoos, massage oils, body care emulsions, massage creams with thermal water, high quality face creams, hair care products, body care products for men, herbal gels, anti-cellulite multifunctional gels, herpes creams with thermal water among others. Their majority are still in distribution/circulation.

· The fourth field of development was organised around the main activity of the company which concentrates on the development of cosmetics for our own production and distribution. Starting from 2005, we marketed professional natural cosmetics in the Hungarian and international markets.

In 2006, BIOLA initiated the certification of organic cosmetics for professional and home use.

In 2009, we started producing biodynamic cosmetics with Demeter certificate; among others you can find the EVERYOUNG Biodynamic Skin Care product family.

The Dr. BIOLA product family appeared in the market in 2013, which are dermatologically tested and developed for highly sensitive skin.

WHAT PRODUCTS DO WE PRODUCE?

· Face and body care product families for all skin types, all for home use: BIOLA, Naturissimo and EVERYOUNG Biodynamic Skin Care

· Professional products: BIOLA and Naturissimo professional product families.

· SPA products: professional natural and organic products with individual recommendations for face and body treatments as well as home products for retail.

AWARDS FOR INNOVATION

In 2008, the University of Texas at Austin [IC2 Institute] and ValDeal Inc. organised a competition. Dr. Viola Gyovai was selected amongst the 28 most promising intellectual works for developing the first Hungarian organic cosmetic product family.

BIOLA Organic Cosmetics Ltd. received the Award for Innovation from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of County Bács-Kiskun.

Description of products’ advantages

WHY ARE OUR PRODUCTS UNIQUE?

a. During the past 12 years we have marketed 120 natural cosmetics for face and body care under the brand name NATURISSIMO for home and professional use. Besides, we produce 38 different natural and organic cosmetic products exclusively for export. Based on the COSMOS regulations our natural cosmetic products are made of two organic ingredients each. They were successfully tested and as a result beauticians and customers devoted to healthy beauty care have been using them with great satisfaction.

b. Our company is unique and the only one among the Hungarian producers who has certified face and body care organic cosmetic products. The certificate was given by the BIOKONTROLL Hungária Nonprofit Ltd. Due to the strict Hungarian regulations, the vast majority of these organic cosmetics contain over 90% herbal ingredients from organic farms, while the proportion of the bathing products range over 70% of ecological content. Beyond the control of the herbal ingredients from organic farms, the certification keeps a close eye on the production technology considering herbal ingredients, conformity of the producing lab, receipts, quality and packaging of the finished products.

We have developed over 240 organic cosmetics and have had them certified by BIOKONTROLL Hungária Nonprofit Ltd under tight control. Some of the products are marketed under the name BIOLA for home and professional use in Europe while others are distributed under individual brand names in the North-American market.

c. Starting in August 2009, a number of our organic products which contain biodynamic ingredients received the certificate by DEMETER International e.V. These products are currently in the highest level of health security product category and they are highlighted with the DEMETER logo on the front side of their packaging. For the remaining relevant products on the back of the packaging we are entitled to mark the ones that originate from biodynamic agricultural production. Up to 2009 we introduced 38 different biodynamic cosmetic products in the Hungarian and international market and received the Demeter certificate.

To ensure the quality controls of the ingredients from organic and biodynamic farms, we are in tight contact and long-term cooperation with many outstanding Hungarian and foreign producers of herbal ingredients of excellent quality and with devoted organic farmers who are concerned about environmental friendly farming and live and work accordingly.

d. The Dr. BIOLA product family is highly recommended for highly sensitive skin care. Our products for babies and some of the facial products are tested by the Department of Dermatology and Allergology at University of Szeged. These products are marked by a “dermatologically tested” sign

Commerce and Acknowledgements

The commercial network of our company has been developing dynamically; we are currently exporting products to seven countries besides Canada and the USA. Meeting the international requirements, the quality of our company is guaranteed by the MSZ EN ISO 9001:2009 quality management system. Our products for babies and some of our facial products are tested by the Department of Dermatology and Allergology at the University of Szeged. These products are marked by the “dermatologically tested” sign.

Since 2010, we have been taking part in the annual BIOFACH/VIVANESS trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany which is Europe’s largest natural and organic cosmetics trade fair. We were also invited to the SPATEC Europe conference in Budapest in 2011. There was a conference held in Marbella in 2012 for wellness and spa managers where the business partners acknowledged with great satisfaction the contents and packaging of our products. In autumn 2012 we successfully represented our company at the Trends of Beauty fair in Vienna, at the Natural Products Scandinavia fair in Malmö Sweden and at the Beauty Forum fair in Munich in Germany.

BIOLA for the Environment

We produce natural, organic and Demeter-quality products using carefully selected ingredients by applying environmental friendly technologies at a manufacturing site of over 1,200 m2. Furthermore, we pay attention to the packaging materials as well; they have to be as environmental friendly as possible in order to protect our environment, preserve clean air and water, last but not least to maintain the soil’s productivity. During production we concentrate on environmental management. In our production hall we apply environmentally friendly disinfection and cleaning detergents. In our two production units we employ 26 colleagues for producing our products, working on the development of high-quality products and keeping regular contact with customers. We inform our customers about our products in professional journals like BIOTREND (BIOINFO), SZÉPÍTÉSZ (THE BEAUTIFYER), HEALTH&BEAUTY and others, as well as in TV advertisements.

Taking the latest research developments in traditional medical herbs, plants and dermatology into account, our company supplies products to beautify our business partners and their salon guests in a healthy and natural way. The majority of the applied herbal ingredients originate from certified organic farms, which in case of our organic cosmetics are certified by either Biokontroll Hungária Nonprofit Ltd (HU-ÖKO-01), or ECOCERT or DEMETER International e.V. We also regularly check that our herbal ingredient suppliers produce our herbal materials according to the regulations by using environmentally friendly technologies.

For professional use

Our professional natural cosmetic product family offers efficient and complete treatment programmes for all skin types and help beauticians’ work. Our certified professional organic cosmetics were a big success in the organic anti-ageing lifting treatments. They ensure long-term lifting with essential nutrients and stimulate the natural lifting processes of the skin’s natural structure. Including brightening treatments, the carefully selected agent groups make the treatments and skin conditioning successful.

We train and also certify beauticians who provide facial and body treatments so that they can accomplish their work using our latest knowledge.

Treatment programmes are presented through training; we also consult with professional management in order to achieve the most efficient and economic treatment offers. However, nothing can be more important than the beautician who takes individual sensitivity into account, e.g. having sensitive skin or allergic reaction. Since our peelings can only act for a short period, it is important that after defining the skin type on certain areas of the face e.g. on the cheeks you monitor the skin exfoliation process. It is also possible that you need to rinse off the peeling at the earliest time given. In Budapest and in the country we organise free presentations quarterly for beauticians to inform them about our latest products.

In case of carefully complying with the instructions, treatment time, after session rinse for tonics and masks we can guarantee that the accomplished treatments in beauty shops will give spectacular results by effectively treating all skin types.

Spa and Wellness

In addition to natural and organic cosmetics we also produce special bathing products for spa and wellness departments. Among others, we can offer products for individual treatment programmes specially tailored for customer demands. There is a great variety of natural and organic products for home use for those hotel guests and family members who prefer healthy body hygiene and beauty care. We have selected a smaller group of products that are likely to be best sellers from autumn. These products can be successfully offered by shop assistants trained for their advantages. We are available for a free 2-3 hour course to enhance retail turnover and to offer the most careful service to customers.

Our Mission – Company Philosophy

We beautify naturally. Combining the most modern dermatological and herbal scientific result as well as that of traditional medicine we aim to achieve the fresh and silky skin feeling with the help of bioactive complex agents of herbal origin. We strive for supporting the long term and healthy way of beautifying by natural metabolisms, detoxifying and regenerating processes of the skin.

During product development when selecting available agents we aim at minimising health risks by taking into account the dermatological and toxicological experiences.

We consider that these goals are achievable by taking into consideration the emerging international conditions and guidelines in natural and organic cosmetics. In line with this, apart from the quality of the raw materials, the manufacturing processes, packaging materials and the ready-made products are strictly regulated and controlled by independent certifying organisations.

In order to achieve this, we develop and produce products for supporting a healthy lifestyle. One of our aims is to support regional organic farming of herbal plantations by placing them orders so we can claim that the majority of the applied ingredients of herbal and medical plants come from Hungarian certified organic farms.

Our products cover a wide range of facial and skin care cosmetics for all skin types which are affordable for both home and professional users. These complex and outstandingly effective products help beauticians’ work and home skin care.

The vast array of individual formulae and the use of domestic herbs, fruits, vegetables and flowers make it possible to offer diverse and high quality facial and body treatments.

We bring natural luxury skin care to our customers at a reasonable price including natural, organic and biodynamic cosmetics.

References

The majority of our products are produced with regard to BDIH regulations (Bundesverband deutscher Industrie- und Handelsunternehmen), which is a generally accepted and professionally acknowledged organisation in Europe. Based on dermatological, toxicological and health risk analysis, in our natural and organic cosmetics we do not apply any prohibited or not recommended agents. Furthermore, we do not implement banned processes like gamma radiation, and do not use ingredients originating from genetically modified organisms, e.g. corn germs. We do not test our products on animals since we only use materials that have been implemented for decades and which are of high purity and are healthy.

Instead of animal fat and protein obtained from dead animals we use herbal agents like shea butter in our natural and organic cosmetics.

Based on and in line with the relevant Hungarian regulations on cosmetic of BIOKONTROLL Hungária Nonprofit Ltd we developed the BIOLA organic cosmetics product family in 2005 and had them certified in autumn 2006. They are made of certified organic ingredients for facial and body skin care. According to the effective Hungarian regulations we apply as much as 18 times more organic certified agents than it is specified in the ECOCERT guidelines as the Hungarian legislation is stricter. Each organic cosmetics product has to be certified; what’s more, the adherence to regulations is regularly controlled. For this reason, every organic product bears the logo of Biokontroll Hungária. You can find our continuously expanding range of products and the certification of our manufacturing plant on our web site.


Background of Hungarian and international certifications What makes BIOLA organic?

Organic cosmetics always have to be certified. The annual certification proves and the name of the certifying organisation and/or its logo, ID-number and the separate marking of the ecological ingredients in the INCI list all show to the customers that they hold a controlled organic product in their hand. The harmonisation of the conditions of European organisations in the field of certification of natural and organic cosmetics has already started. Two large organisations have been formed: COSMOS STANDARD and NaTrue Organisation.
In accordance with the criterion of the international certifying organisations, all ORGANIC/BIO/ECOLOGICAL cosmetics have to be certified. This refers to ingredients, composition, manufacturing technology, layout of the manufacturing site, stock register, storing circumstances for both the ingredients and ready products. Packaging and labelling among others have to correspond to the regulations of the certifying organisations regarding bio/organic/ecological cosmetics. All requirements for dealing with prohibited materials and processes have to be met. (It means that none of the cosmetics becomes an organic cosmetic product just because it contains some organic ingredients!)
Here you are the most important of these criteria:

  • The proportion of the agricultural ingredients (like vegetable waxes, fats, oils, juices, extracts, essential oils, etc) should be between 10% and 90 % (depending on the conditions) after extracting the added water and mineral substances. At the Hungarian BIOKONTROLL for example, this proportion has to reach at least 90% of the agricultural ingredients belonging to the ecological category. If the proportion of the calculated agricultural substance is between 50% and 90% it can still be a certified organic cosmetic product but the preceeding bio/organic/ecological prefix is not allowed to be used in the name of the product.
  • The proportion of the ecological ingredients compared to the agricultural ones is stricter in ecological or organic cosmetics. One basic criterion is the definition of the proportion of ecological and agricultural ingredients. The ecological ingredients have to be over 95% which means they have to originate from certified ecological agriculture.
  • Ingredients that must not be used in the production of organic cosmetics are as follows: the regulations generally prohibit the use of derivatives of mineral oil like paraffin oil and its synthetic ingredients, synthetic colouring agents, synthetic sunscreens, animal fats and glycerine, aluminium salts, carbomers, concealed substances and synthetic preservatives among others.
  • Prohibited procedures for producing organic cosmetics:
    • Extraction of agents by using synthetic organic solvents (e.g. hexane, propylene-glycol, butylene-glycol)
    • Ionizing radiation for sterilization in order to label the products with “It contains no preservatives”
  • Packaging of organic cosmetics into plastic materials which contain chlorine (e.g. PVC)

Innovation

Dr. Viola Gyovai, accredited biologist [Candidate of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences] works on product development in the company with a team of 5 researchers. Agent and product development is based on 25 years of experience; the latest international toxicological and dermatological results are applied in our products. Besides the development of new products, our activities include the extension of our existing product families. The main activity of the former company focused on research development but the commitment to innovation remained a defining task despite the growth of the company.

We are able to implement on-site complex development and quality management tasks; we also have our own microbiological lab. Some of our products are dermatologically examined by the Department of Dermatology and Allergology at University of Szeged.

The NATURISSIMO PROFESSIONAL products contain agents which originate from organic cell cultures generated by the “STEM CELLS” biotechnological method. During the „IN VIVO” and „IN VITRO” rejuvenating and intensive skin restructuring tests our products containing agents that support collagen and biosynthesis have proved to be extremely successful. At the Health&Beauty fair in November 2013, we presented the YUCCA TIME DEFENCE treatment where we used these products with the above mentioned agents.

We have developed the ORGANIC PROFESSIONAL products using ARONIA for our anti-ageing facial treatment programme. These products are extremely rich in antioxidant flavonoids. A relevant presentation of these products was held in the Health&Beauty 2013 autumn fair in Budapest.

Awards for innovation

In 2008, the University of Texas at Austin [IC2 Institute] and ValDeal Inc. organised a competition. Dr. Viola Gyovai was selected amongst the 28 most promising intellectual works for developing the first Hungarian organic face and body care cosmetic product family.



BIOLA Organic Cosmetics Ltd. received the Award for Innovation from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry County Bács-Kiskun in 2012 for developing world-class natural and organic cosmetics by using Hungarian herbs.



What are we working on now?

At present, we are developing a product family for sensitive skin named Dr.BIOLA ORGANIC SKIN CARE. The dermatological testing of the majority of the products has already finished; they were carried out in the laboratory of the Department of Dermatology and Allergology at the University of Szeged.








Certificates

Timeline


1990

Founding BIOMED Unlimited Partnership

1990

BIOMED Unlimited Partnership (not identical with the currently existing BIOMED Ltd) started its operation as a company focusing on developing agents, microbiological starter cultures and cosmetics. One of the first products was the patented nutrient supplement tablet containing inactivated yeast with high concentration of vitamin B and trace elements. This product contains the necessary agents and vitamins for beautiful skin and hair. The operation has been extended by the development of 8 further nutrient supplement products made for external customers. .


2005

Professional product

2005

We introduced professional natural cosmetic products to the Hungarian and international markets.


2006

Biokontrol Certificate

2006

Our organic facial and body care product family was the first in Hungary to be certified by Biokontrol, HU-ÖKO-01.






2007

Transformation BIOLA Natural Cosmetics Ltd

2007

On 20 November 2007 BIOLA Natural Cosmetics Ltd was founded to become the legal successor of BIOMED Unlimited Partnership. During the same year, we also had several new organic and professional cosmetics certified.


2008

Award for Innovation

2008

In 2008, the University of Texas at Austin [IC2 Institute] and ValDeal Inc. organised a competition. Dr. Viola Gyovai was selected amongst the 28 most promising intellectual works for developing the first Hungarian organic cosmetic product family.

We produce natural, organic and Demeter-quality products using carefully selected ingredients by applying environmental friendly technologies at a manufacturing site of over 1,200 m2. Furthermore, we pay attention to the packaging materials as well; they have to be as environmental friendly as possible in order to protect our environment, preserve clean air and water, last but not least to maintain the soil’s productivity. During production we concentrate on environmental management. In our production hall we apply environmentally friendly disinfection and cleaning detergents.


2009

Demeter certificate

2009

Starting in August 2009, a number of our organic products which contain biodynamic ingredients received the certificate by DEMETER International e.V. These products are currently in the highest level of health security product category and they are highlighted with the DEMETER logo on the front side of their packaging. For the remaining relevant products on the back of the packaging we are entitled to mark the ones that originate from biodynamic agricultural production. Up to 2009 we introduced 38 different biodynamic cosmetic products in the Hungarian and international market and received the Demeter certificate.


2010

BIOFACH/VIVANESS

2010

Since 2010, we have been taking part in the annual BIOFACH/VIVANESS trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany which is Europe’s largest natural and organic cosmetics trade fair. We were also invited to the SPATEC Europe conference in Budapest in 2011. There was a conference held in Marbella in 2012 for wellness and spa managers where the business partners acknowledged with great satisfaction the contents and packaging of our products. In autumn 2012 we successfully represented our company at the Trends of Beauty fair in Vienna, at the Natural Products Scandinavia fair in Malmö Sweden and at the Beauty Forum fair in Munich in Germany.


2011

Founding BIOLA Organic Cosmetics Ltd

2011

On 18 July 2011, the Company Registry of County Bács-Kiskun registered BIOLA Organic Cosmetics Ltd as the legal successor of BIOLA Natural Cosmetics Ltd.

We have developed over 240 organic cosmetics and have had them certified by BIOKONTROLL Hungária Nonprofit Ltd under tight control. Some of the products are marketed under the name BIOLA for home and professional use in Europe while others are distributed under individual brand names in the North-American market. The product family certified by Demeter International e.V. was extended under the brand name EVERYOUNG Biodynamic Skin Care.


2012

Award for Innovation

2012

BIOLA Organic Cosmetics Ltd. received the Award for Innovation from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry County Bács-Kiskun.

During the past 12 years we have marketed 120 natural cosmetics for face and body bare for home and professional use. Besides, we produce 38 different natural and organic cosmetic products exclusively for export. Based on the COSMOS regulations our natural cosmetic products are made of two organic ingredients each. They were successfully tested and as a result beauticians and customers devoted to healthy beauty care have been using them with great satisfaction.


2013

Dr. BIOLA product family

2013

In 2013 we marketed the Dr. BIOLA product family, which is dermatologically tested and developed for highly sensitive skin.

The appearance of the Dr. BIOLA product family is highly recommended for highly sensitive skin. They are dermatologically tested and they consist of organic and natural cosmetics. In autumn further luxury skin care products became available containing BIOLA wheat germ. These are vitalising and rejuvenating skin care products rich in bioactive agents.



Events and Trainings

BIOLA have always paid attention to deliver and present professional knowledge. We are constantly present in many Hungarian and foreign fairs and events. Besides, we also concentrate on training of beauticians and other dermatological experts since they can only use our products by receiving the latest information.

We also focus on training of our beauticians and business partners who retail our organic products since we are aware how important the received information is to make successful recommendations and use our products appropriately.