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The Story of RefectoCil​​

Our story begins with Josef Gschwentner, who opened his „Studio“ hairdressing salon in Vienna in 1930. From the very start, he strived to offer only the best products to his customers and developed his own hair dyeing and care products which clearly stood apart from other products on the market due to their effectiveness and intensity. Motivated by his products’ great success and the high demand from competitors, he also began producing for other hairdressers and thus laid the foundation for Gschwentner Haarkosmetik. The company grew and made a name for itself even beyond Austria’s borders as a producer and supplier of professional hairdressing products. The company founder’s ingenuity and decisiveness set a new business in motion in 1950.

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RefectoCil, a professional hair dye for eyebrows and eyelashes, was developed and launched by Gschwentner itself. Over the next decades, the colour range was expanded to comprise 8 shades, Blonde Brow and in 2015 included the innovative RefectoCil Sensitive range, which was specially developed for sensitive customers. Other new products such as Eyelash Curl and Brow Styling Strips conquered the international market. The continuous expansion of our products and their adaptations in the care segment and in the accessories sector, which are required for the treatments, strengthened the brand further and contributed to making RefectoCil the perfect system for professional eye styling worldwide. When developing our products, we rely on our experience and intensive cooperation with our worldwide partners and customers.

RefectoCil is launching two new top products in 2018, which enable even more individual and comprehensive service in the field of eyelash and eyebrow styling: Eyelash Lifting and Lash- & Brow Booster. Today, the RefectoCil brand is the unequivocal world market leader in this segment and is represented in more than 65 countries across 5 continents. The brand reflects the highest quality in products, the best dyeing results and continuous product innovation, proven by millions of successful treatments. All our products are developed and produced in Leopoldsdorf, Austria and are certified according to IFS-HPC, K-GMP ISO 22716, Natrue, Vegan Society





Our performance claim is about the excellent development of our organization, structures and processes. Moreover, we also strive for excellence in social matters, in people-oriented leadership, in developing our staff’s personalities and in our relationships with our partners and customers.

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RefectoCil is represented in more than 70 countries across 5 continents
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