If you haven't heard of Kosmea yet, you've been missing out! This amazing South Australian, family-owned company led the innovation of Rose Hip Oil almost 20 years ago when it bottled the incredible ingredient to share the healing properties with others. They were successful at putting the miracle ingredient on the map in a premium range of natural skincare products.
Kosmea began in 1993 when founder Marie Jenkins was experimenting with rose hips in a facial mask. She was blown away by the results this ingredient demonstrated. Her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for the product pushed her to showcase rose hip oil as a powerful ingredient in her own skincare line.
“I believed in my idea of taking rose hip oil to the Australian market; when no one else was selling rose hip oil in Australia. I had three small children and no spare money. I wanted to buy one drum of rose hip oil and 4000 bottles (the minimum order) to fill with the oil. Much to the dismay of my husband and children, I sold the family car to raise the capital I needed,” said Marie.
Marie founded Kosmea, personally bottled the rose hip oil and began taking them around to sell to health food stores in South Australia. Marie’s product was instantly a winner. She sold her goal of 4000 bottles in six months and proved that her dream could become a reality – she hasn’t looked back. Her three children grew up with Rose Hip Oil and today help run the successful business.
Proving the family has heart as well as brains, they choose to ethically source their key ingredient. Kosmea’s Rose Hip Oil is sourced in the Malulti Mountains of Lesotho in South Africa, which helps to provide a sustainable income for an otherwise impoverished community.
In addition to Rose Hip Oil, Kosmea uses all-natural ingredients (including some that are certified organic) such as calendula oil, lavender oil, shea butter, avocado and other Australian-native plants and minerals. These ingredients are chosen for their antioxidant and soothing powers. It is simply, ‘skincare as nature intended.’
The newest product to be released by Kosmea is their Radiance 24/7 Youth Boost. Formulated as an age-fighting alternative to Kosmea’s Certified 100% Organic Rosehip Oil, the Youth Boost harnesses the power of the best oils that nature has to offer and is a sure to be an everyday essential in your anti-ageing arsenal.
Kosmea products do not contain: mineral oils, artificial colours, petrochemicals, artificial fragrances, or sodium lauryl sulphates. They are not tested on animals and their packaging is recyclable.
Kosmea is available at their new store at 71 Glen Osmond Road, Eastwood SA or nationally at David Jones, selected Pharmacies and Health Food Stores.