cosnova brands

Welcome to our world!

As a global family business, we have been shaping the international cosmetics market for 20 years. Meanwhile, our cosmetics products are available in around 80 countries around the world – in addition to the European market and the USA, they are now also available in South America, the Middle East, Asia, Oceania and Africa.

We develop new products for our essence and CATRICE brands at top speed. Every year, 50 % of the standard range is exchanged. In addition, we highlight various trend topics with monthly Limited Editions of both brands. We produce locally: 90 % of all cosnova products are manufactured in Europe.

With essence and CATRICE, cosnova is listed with PETA Germany as well as PETA international.

essence – pink & proud!

essence makes beauty fun! A huge selection of products, amazing colours and the latest trends for unlimited looks and styles – that’s what we call PINK.

Great performance, professional textures and easy to use products - for the price you always love – that’s what makes us PROUD.

essence cares. And we mean it.
Animal welfare, nature and our planet are the most important to us. We have never carried out any testing on animals, which is prohibited by EU law. Animals shouldn’t suffer for our love of make-up! That is why our products are cruelty free!

From 2021 on, we now produce 100% of our products with only vegan ingredients*. We do this using research on plant-based and synthetic ingredients, to give you the same performance that you love.

We only collaborate with partners & suppliers that we trust. 82% of our products are manufactured in Europe. All production processes fulfill international quality requirements and, most importantly, our own high standards.

essence means fun for all – PINK & PROUD, no exceptions!

*100% of essence products have been developed to contain only vegan ingredients. As we make this transition, you can check to make sure your product contains only vegan ingredients via the vegan icon on the back. (since 09/2021)


essence in numbers

No. 1

Europe’s No. 1 cosmetics brand (in units)

80 countries

Distributed in around 80 countries


Point of Sales worldwide

CATRICE. Passionate about make-up.

We are CATRICE. We develop make-up with all our hearts. Trends are our passion. High quality standards spur us on. For you.

We love to create and inspire you. Every face is our canvas.

We want the most beautiful colours with the best, safest ingredients for you. That's what we are working on.

We believe that make-up makes you happy. And we are only truly happy when we are not harming any living creature on this earth. That's what we're committed to.


CATRICE in numbers


CATRICE is distributed in 61 countries

95 %

Over 95 % of our products come from Europe

99 %

of our products are vegan

40 %

Nearly 40 % of our products meet our clean beauty standards

100 %

100 % cruelty free – from the start

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