Kosmea is an Australian natural skincare company and an international success story, founded on the healing properties of certified organic rose hip oil.
From the earliest days the company and its products have been developed with a strong vision, determination and commitment to integrity.
Certified organic rose hip oil and its unique ability to nourish and balance all skin types is the foundation of Kosmea Australia.
In 1993, I discovered the unique qualities of rose hip oil when mixing ingredients for a home-made face mask. I had always enjoyed making my own skincare concoctions with natural ingredients including avocado, brewer’s yeast, yoghurt and herbs. A new recipe that I wanted to try included rose hips, so I headed to a rose farm where the owners were happy for me to pick some rose hips and also gave me an article about rose hip oil’s nourishing and healing qualities. Crammed with essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants, I learnt that rose hip oil was ideal for dry, scarred, sensitive and sun-damaged skin. I was intrigued.
I was impressed with the results that rose hip had on my skin. I couldn’t think of any other product that was completely natural and affordable, and could be used for a baby’s nappy rash, a teenager’s pimples, sun damaged skin of any age, or a grandmother’s dry, sensitive skin. Surely other people would share my enthusiasm when they tried it and saw the results for themselves. And they did.
I was driven by my vision to create the leading natural skincare company in the world.
I would do this by changing the way people thought about skincare: instead of using chemicals as a band-aid solution to skin problems, I wanted people to start questioning the ingredients in their skincare products and to start caring for their skin by bringing it back into balance. This vision is reflected in the name I chose for the company: the word ‘Kosmea’ comes from the Ancient Greek meaning to harmonise and bring into balance.
I am dedicated to changing the way people treat their skin. Kosmea was one of the first skincare companies to challenge conventional skincare manufacturing by avoiding the use of harmful synthetic ingredients, and I will never compromise on that principle. Our skin is a living organ and we should nourish it with ingredients that we recognise and would be prepared to eat!