Cheeky grey strands run through the brown hair, deep laugh lines cuddle around the eyes. The epicurean nose pokes itself curiously into the air. She likes to laugh. And when she does, charming dimples bore into her cheeks. Left one, right two. Nobody would think that the second one was once a dog bite. A hole in the cheek of a three-year-old child who left an unsightly scar. But the scar set the course for the extraordinary life of Martina Gebhardt.
Not a cosmetic operation, but an ointment made of wool wax, administered by a paediatrician, later reduced the scar. Martina's acne also improved. This made the then 17-year-old, who grew up in Großhesselohe near Munich, curious. She developed a sage and thyme ointment that finally turned the unsightly dog bite on her face into a dimple and made the acne disappear. Now friends also wanted to use Martina's cosmetics. So Martina Gebhardt spent many a quiet hour in the kitchen at the age of 19 and mixed ointments together, which were then tested in the circle of friends.
In the meantime the small "cosmetic smithy" has become a production company that bears the name of the boss. The company also received a boost during the time when Chernobyl unsettled people, organic shops sprouted up out of the ground and the eco-movement raised awareness of environmentally friendly living and business. The interest in Martina Gebhardt's cosmetic products was great. So the studied architect decided at the age of 25 years for her cosmetics. Employees were hired and a production facility with a herb garden was built.
The company grew step by step.
Since 1994, the cosmetics business has been housed in an over 800-year-old farm in the Bavarian town of Rott. This was rebuilt and restored with great attention to detail. Five years later, the company MG Produktions GmbH was founded. The 7000 sqm large property is located in the foothills of the Alps not far from the Ammersee. About 30 employees work there together, producing, packaging and distributing more than 140 cosmetic products.
Martina Gebhardt's products were developed in such a way that nothing but ingredients are contained that could harm people or the environment. 100% natural are the raw materials for creams, lotions and sprays, more than 95% of which come from Demeter or controlled organic cultivation. Everything synthetic is just as taboo as ingredients that have been tested on animals.
Martina Gebhardt's wealth of knowledge also includes spagyric. This is an alchemical method in which high-quality essences are distilled from plants and natural salts are dissolved from their ashes. In this ancient method only the purest is extracted to create a purifying process. This holistic healing process promotes the balance of the skin.
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