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 brands essence and Catrice 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. cosnova has never conducted or commissioned animal testing in its history and, together with essence and Catrice, is listed with PETA Germany and PETA International.

The entire product range of the brands essence and Catrice is 100% free of microplastic particles.

Make beauty fun! 

A casual and experimental approach to using gorgeous, multi-faceted cosmetics is an integral part of the essence brand philosophy. At essence, we celebrate individual beauty – unconditionally!

essence is pink, essence is proud – the brand wants to convey to the younger generation that they are beautiful, unique and wonderful, no matter what others might say.

essence is convinced that make-up should be fun, but not at the expense of nature and its resources. That is why the initiative “essence cares” was established some time ago, with the aim of continuously improving the sustainability and quality of our products



essence in numbers

No. 1

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

90 countries

Distributed in around 90 countries


Point of Sales worldwide

It's not magic. It's makeup!

With its products, Catrice adds little highlights to your everyday life, makes it more beautiful and helps you discover yourself in a whole new way.

In addition to the standard range, which offers a perfect selection for the daily make-up routine to suit each individual taste, Catrice is popular with many consumers for its LIMITED EDITIONS.

With the ever-growing Clean Beauty range, the brand also offers products that meet particularly strict standards: The Clean Beauty products contain a minimum of 75% natural ingredients, have the shortest possible INCI lists and do not contain parabens, PEGs, silicones, microplastic particles, minerals or raw materials of exotic origin.


CATRICE in numbers


CATRICE is distributed in 80 countries

90 %

Over 90 % of our products come from Europe

100 %

100% of CATRICE products are exclusively made using vegan ingredients.

40 %

Nearly 40 % of our products meet our clean beauty standards

100 %

100 % cruelty free – from the start