| About Logona
The story of LOGONA is closely associated with the rise of the German natural marketplace, where the company today serves as a leading supplier of natural personal care products.
During the 1970s, a wave of environmental consciousness and activism rolled through Europe, giving life to many alternative enterprises and political groupings. Organic agriculture, renewable energy and environmental responsibility became the watchwords of this movement. In 1975 in Hanover, Germany, a group of friends opened a shop featuring the few available products that fit the values of this new, green alternative movement. To expand their store's selection, this "Lorien Goods" group began to import products, and then to wholesale these products to other stores. In 1977, they tried their hand at manu�fac�turing simple bodycare products, and the LOGONA idea was born.
Bodycare products manufactured and packaged from a broad ecological standpoint resonated with a growing number of consumers. The product line has steadily expanded over the years to meet growing consumer interest. Today, over 200 natural personal care and cosmetic products carry the LOGONA label.
Strict ingredient quality standards have always been fundamentally important to LOGONA product formulation and manufacturing. LOGONA products utilize the highest quality, natural raw materials, such as premium vegetable oils and waxes, herbal extracts and essential oils derived from organic agriculture and wildcrafting.
Aside from rigorous ingredient standards, LOGONA products must also conform to industry leading ecological standards regarding minimal resource consumption during manufacturing, and minimal and recyclable packaging for the finished products.
Quality creates Trust
Manufacturing personal care products without synthetic preservatives requires especially careful procedures to handle both raw materials and finished products. Only the slightest contamination can ruin an entire production run. LOGONA utilizes GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), the pharmaceutical production standard, to guide its manufacturing. In spring of 1999, LOGONA successfully completed an "Environmental Audit" of its entire operation, conducted under mandate of the German federal government.
Over 25 Years Expertise with Natural Personal Care
Despite its steady growth, LOGONA has remained true to its founding principles. Many personnel from those early days still work with the company today. The collectively organized LOGONA employs more than 150 full time employees, and places special emphasis on social responsibility and fairness towards employees and community.
LOGONA product quality standards have continually improved to correspond with advances in manufacturing know-how and more rigorous ingredient standards. For example, every LOGONA product complies with the stringent BDIH ingredient criteria as a certified natural product, and carries the BDIH Seal of Approval.
No advance in product quality, however, has come at the cost of the company's steadfast commitment to environmental responsibility. The goal to make quality personal care products with minimal impact on the planet and its resources remains foremost.
We oppose animal testing!
Logona products contain trusted, traditional, plant-based ingredients recognized for generations as completely safe for the intended use by humans. Testing takes place exclusively on human volunteers. These tests accompany every Logona product, starting with self-testing by research and development staff members, continuing with similar staff testing during the microbiological stability trial period, and finally culminating with rigorous, scientific testing on paid volunteers under independent, dermatological supervision. Only after a product has successfully passed each of these phases can it be introduced to the marketplace.
Respect for people, animals, and environment is the basis of our ethical self-image. For this reason we are actively engaged in the movement to validate alternative test methods, which do not utilize animals. We strongly believe that animal testing belongs to the past.