Beauty is our passion.
BABOR is our love.
The history of BABOR began in 1956. What is now a modern brand that has conquered the hearts of all those seeking to do more for their skin began as a vision of a daring scientist. In a kitchen in Cologne.
BABOR was founded by the chemist Dr. Michael Babor. He developed HY-OIL, which cleanses the skin with natural oils, and laid the foundation for countless award-winning skincare innovations. The pharmacist Dr. Leo Vossen acquired the beauty start-up and brought the company to Aachen. The Vossen family turned the scientist's idea into a worldwide brand.
To this day, the family-owned company and well-founded scientific research are part of the BABOR DNA. The icon in the BABOR range is the ampoule. Each filigree, glass ampoule contains exactly the perfect dose of the active ingredient, so that even 2 milliliters have an immediately visible effect.
Facts & Figures
The company is managed by the three managing directors Michael Schummert, Horst Robertz and Stefan Kehr. Michael Schummert is spokesman of the management board and responsible for Marketing and Sales. Horst Robertz is responsible for Research, Procurement and Production, while Stefan Kehr is responsible for Finance and Human Resources.
The company is headed by the third generation of the owner family: Dr. Martin Grablowitz (Chairman of the Board of Directors) and Isabel Bonacker (Member of the Board of Directors and Brand Ambassador) are the grandchildren of Dr. Leo Vossen, who founded the company.
The success story continues: After the largest investment in the company's history, BABOR has just moved into a new headquarters. The modern office and logistics building is a clear commitment to the Aachen location and to quality made in Germany.
450 employees work at the company headquarters. And there are more than 600 around the world. BABOR is also represented by distributors in more than 70 countries and has subsidiaries in Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Singapore, Canada and the USA.
60+ years of industry expertise.
The foundation of Dr. Babor GmbH in Cologne in 1956 marked the start of a new era in institute cosmetics – the revolution of beauty.
High Tech Beauty
The very latest device technology now intensifies the effect of a treatment. The result is an extraordinary beauty experience that combines precision results with an intense "pampering factor". Precisely: The art of precision skincare.
A new millennium and a new era! BABOR gets fresh! A new brand identity presents sophisticated products and institutes.
BABOR is represented in more and more countries and enters the SPA business of the international luxury class. Today, for instance, guests can enjoy an exclusive BABOR treatment at Al Maha Dubai.
Training for success
With international partners and subsidiaries, BABOR enters the global stage. The opening of our own training center is yet a further milestone.
BABOR is growing. Therefore a new home is needed. The company moves from a small building to today's headquarters and remains true to its quality.
The era of the super powers is also the era of the super series. At BABOR, this means system skincare is naturally tailored to the specific skin type.
A star is born
The chemist Dr. Michael Babor develops HY-ÖL, a unique cleansing agent that is still the bestseller to this day.