THE IDEAS ARE CREATED IN ZURICH, THE PRODUCTS IN THE SWISS MOUNTAIN REGIONS
BIOKOSMA is synonymous with Swiss quality, and that fact is very important to us. The ingredients we use and their procurement process are subject to stringent quality requirements. Ever since BIOKOSMA was founded in 1935, it has adhered to its philosophy of using only carefully selected phyto ingredients. To this day, all our products are developed and produced in Switzerland, in Toggenburg and Jura. We thus support Swiss industry and also protect the environment with our short transport routes.
Switzerland's flora is a rich source of high-quality active ingredients for natural cosmetics. For our newly developed care product lines, we use high-quality recipes with organic plants from Switzerland. These are processed gently in accordance with the latest findings, observing strict ecological criteria.
We source the majority of our organic plant extracts from Botanica. This Swiss company has been certified as organic in accordance with the Swiss Organic Farming Ordinance since November 2014. What is more, sustainable activity is maintained in all processes at Botanica. The sustainable approach is based on CSE (Certified Sustainable Enterprise) certification. We therefore know that the plant extracts we use come from long-standing suppliers from different regions in Switzerland and that no protected wild plants are used for our extracts.
We are Swiss Made through and through. But why are our products labelled "Munich"? According to Art. 9 of the Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA) Ordinance on Cosmetics (VKos, SR 817.023.31) and/or Art. 4 of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009, a cosmetic product has to be labelled with information including the name and address of the manufacturer, importer or merchant or the responsible person. Therefore, the name and address of the responsible company in Switzerland, Melisana AG, Zurich, and also the responsible company in the EU zone, Biokosma GmbH, Munich, are stated on BIOKOSMA cosmetic products that are marketed not only in Switzerland but also on the other side of the border in the EU. Part of the reason is that Melisana AG is a company domiciled in Switzerland, and Switzerland is not an EU member state.