Ilcsi Beautifying Herbs Ltd. is one of Hungary’s most well-known family owned businesses. Our professional natural cosmetics with high phytocontent are not made of extracts. We use plants harvested on an organic plantation, used exclusively by us and certified by Hungária Öko-Garancia (is the subsidiary company of Austria Bio Garantie) , or whole plants or parts of them collected from their natural habitat.
The quality and reliability of our natural cosmetics is monitored and certified by the German BDIH Association.
OUR MORE THAN 60-YEAR-OLD HERITAGE
Our natural cosmetics are named after Aunt Ilcsi, who as a master beauty therapist laid the foundations of our enterprise in 1958. She travelled the world and was invited to 23 cosmetic world congresses; the trainings of this expert with holistic knowledge, solutions built on heritage, however forward-looking were a decisive experience for successive generations of cosmeticians thus serving as a solid foundation for our outstanding professional relationship with training institutes and cosmeticians for several decades. Today Aunt Ilcsi is much more to us than the collection of her unforgettable values. We build our work and our creations solely on the principles laid down by her: the belief that in nature there is a solution to every skin problem, and everyone deserves to have customized help with their “various cosmetic distresses”.
KNOWLEDGE THROUGH GENERATIONS
However our story did not only begin more than half a century ago. Aunt Ilcsi was an enthusiastic collector of herbs and flowers, she spent her childhood in her grandparents’ village where she also mastered a verbally transferred knowledge that relies on the experiences of generations of “herbalist women” and healers. Thereby created the basis of our current formulas, and on the other hand, creating the philosophy that knowledge is infinite – and every bit of experience we add to it matters. The story did not end: we continue to verify, extend, and develop this knowledge with our daily experiences!
Aunt Ilcsi, step-by-step built the company with persistent work, in the last 35 years with her son and mentee, Ferenc Molnár and now this company is managed as a family enterprise with his expert support and management. The responsibility is huge, since we are responsible for a heritage bearing the name of our mother, grandmother, and for the existence of a natural cosmetic brand that is trustworthy and present on the international stage as well. However the reward which comes with this is also sizable. Our shared interest, responsibility and work brings us closer even within the family, so taking part in the daily operative work, development, manufacturing, company management and contact with professionals does not feel like a burden, because this is the only way we can guarantee the quality that has been an attribute to the name Ilcsi for sixty years.
We display our “receptura” (recipe, formula) numbers on the packaging – renewed in 2017 - of our natural cosmetics. These numbers refer to recipes, with their help we categorize the products according to their natural ingredients, original proportions, blending and processing methods. In other words, every formula number refers to a unique inimitable recipe from Aunt Ilcsi’s own “big book”. Our product palette allows us to offer custom-fit, personalized treatments and at the moment includes nearly 160 products, therefore it is easier for our guests as well to use these recipe numbers – they can refer to their frequently used or favourite products by these numbers too.
We are proud to create value while honestly being committed to all things that matter to us. We take inspiration from pure source only, this is the only way we can be truly authentic. We are committed to the protection of natural treasures and support the nature conservation activities of WWF Hungary and the Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society.