15 Jan From miracle wound curing balm to an entire herbal beauty range: The story behind Dr Konopka
Roots and origins
Growing a brand
In 1931 Dr Konopka opened his own pharmacy in Tallinn, where he began to sell medicines, creams and soaps based on the herbs he sourced and studied. The natural oils for hair were very popular, in particular, No. 37 against dandruff or oil No. 52 for dry hair. Later, these oils would be included in the shampoos. His products and creams were highly regarded, in particular, the wound healing cream. This one was so popular that he would deliver it by truck to neighbouring towns. It is said his products only made their way onto pharmacy shelves once his wife approved of their efficacy.
But has it maintained it’s natural status?
Dr Konopka’s range has international certificates of conformity to the highest standards of natural and organic cosmetics including the Cosmos Natural and Cosmos Organic status (certified by BDIH, Germany) with each product containing at least 98% natural ingredients. None of the products are tested on animals and also don’t include ingredients of animal origin, as evidenced by the Vegan sign on the packaging.
How is this range different from other plant-based brands?
The product’s uniqueness is thanks to the intelligent combination of the different plant components and extracts used in his recipes, with some ingredients being rather unusual. Among the rarest ingredients in his products are the Northern berries, sea buckthorn and cloudberry. Both are extremely rich in vitamins as well as macro- and microelements.
It is in its very essence a natural herbal cosmetics and vegetable oils range, the quality and purity of which is confirmed by the main European Ekosertifikat Cosmos Standard.