Nivea, Lybar , Indulona, Astrid, Dermacol or Schwarzkopf. Legendary cosmetic brands have been providing luxurious care for your face, body and hair for decades. Maybe even thanks to a long tradition we like to return to them. We were able to find out interesting information that will surely surprise you!
The Dermacol brand was founded in 1966 in Barrandov studios. Dermatologists from Institute of Medical Cosmetics and film make-up professionals combined their strengths and together with the support of cosmetician Olga Knoblochová invented a cover makeup for people suffering from skin problems. Make-up Cover has soon become a blockbuster and helper of women around the world and even film studios in Hollywood bought its licence! Soon the brand expanded with other caregiving cosmetics and today also offers luxury perfumes.
Nivea will celebrate 107 years on the market this year in December. In 1911, pharmacist and visionary businessman Oscar Troplowitz , chemist Isaac Lifschütz and dermatologist Paul Gerson Unna joined their skills and knowledge. The brand has had a clear vision from the beginning- Nivea will be a reliable, inexpensive, but high quality skin care cream, suitable for everyone. And the brand sticks to its credo that has guaranteed success to this day.
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Everything started in 1847 when František Prochaska opened a soap shop and a small soap factory in Prague Celetná Street – yes, this was when Astrid's history began to be written. After the expansion of production, a hundred years later, the brand introduced its two slogans: "One hundred Years of Tradition and Quality" and "One hundred Years of Beautiful Women with Astrid Cosmetics".
The immortal brand Indulona was developed in the time of industrialization, as a protection against drying and irritation of the skin. The brand got its name many years later and in the 1950s, it was still popularly called a ‘miracle cream’.
Lybar and Schwarzkopf became the necessary helpers in the area of luxury hair care for women. German brand Schwarzkopf has been working with hair cosmetics since 1898. You too probably have it on your shelves in the bathroom, and if not, you will definitely find it on your mum’s shelf.
Lybar hair lacquer took care of the helmet-like hairstyle, which would survive even a hurricane. The brand celebrated its achievement mainly in socialism and during 1966-1992 it sold incredible 100 million pieces, and that's a big number!