Journey

History

2004
Aromatica is established

When people weren’t aware of the harmful ingredients, AROMATICA was established with the goal to produce safe cosmetics that are good for the skin and the environment. AROMATICA designed glass containers for sustainability.

Develops mineral oil-free, silicon-free massage oil

2005
Develops paraben-free and silicon-free rose skincare

2006
Establishes its own R&D Center
Develops silicon-free, sulfate-free shampoo
Develops synthetic fragrance-free facial mist

2007
Acquires a patent for natural preservative
(Patent No. 10-0723906)
Acquires ISO2001:2000 Certification
INNOBIZ Certification

2009
No More Plastic bags!

To reduce the plastic pollution, AROMATICA replaces all of its plastic bags with recyclable paper bags.

2010
Launched the first Korean physical sunscreen

AROMATICA takes an initiative in creative safe sunscreen excluding harmful chemical UV blocking ingredients: Oxybenzone and Octinoxate. The hormone disrupting ingredients cause skin irritation and allergic reactions.

Develops PEG-free, Phenoxyethanol-free Aloe Vera Gel
Lists all ingredients on EWG Skin Deep

2011
Selected as EWG
“Safe Cosmetics Champion”

Title is awarded only to brands, disclosing all ingredients and data that meet standards.

Acquires ECOCERT certification for “Organic Cosmetic Production Facility”

2012
Good Manufacturing Practice(GMP)

Certificate Acquires ISO- GMP 22716. Demonstrated satisfactory compliance to produce quality first.

2014
Launches Korea’s first
silicon-free sunscreen

The new product was a hot trend as silicone oil was replaced with natural plant-based oils, such as coconut oil and argan oil. It prevented skin irritation and the block of skin breathing.

 

2015
Registered as Vegan Society Partner
Registers sunscreen product line in US FDA OTC
33 ingredients certified by EWG Verified

2016
Discontinued shrink wrap packaging

To reduce carbon emissions, AROMATICA discontinued using plastic packaging and polypropene labeling EWG’s approval of best sunscreen.

Develops vegan, fragrance-free feminine wash

2018
Zero Oxybenzon, Octinoxate campaign

Oxybenzone and Octinoxate are found to cause significant harmful in the marine ecosystem. AROMATICA actively participated in the campaign proposed by the Korean Federation on Environmental Movement.

Rebranding
Launches a new product line: LIVELY
Wins the Hwahae Beauty Awards for shampoo, hair mist, feminine wash, and body cream

2019
Rosemary Scalp Scaling Shampoo refill release

To reduce plastic waste, Aromatica released rosemary shampoo refills of 900ml. An act for a more sustainable alternative.

Eco-friendly Smart Factory

Eco-friendly Smart Factory reduces energy consumption by more than 90% by recollecting heat emission from the manufacturing process.

Joined United Nations Global Compact

UN Global Compact is the world's largest corporate sustainability and citizenship initiative. We are aligning the Ten Principles derived from Human Rights, Labour, Environment, and Anti-Corruption in our operations and strategies to take actions that advance sustainability and corporate social responsibilities.

     

Awards

COSMOPROF
Awards 2018

Natural & Organic Finalist
Orange Cleansing Sherbet
OLIVE YOUNG Health &
Beauty Awards 2018

No.1 Best-seller Shampoo
Rosemary Scalp Scaling Shampoo
HWAHAE Best of Beauty Awards 2018
Best Shampoo
Rosemary Scalp Scaling Shampoo
HWAHAE Best of Beauty Awards 2018
Best Hair Mist
Rosemary Root Enhancer
HWAHAE Best of Beauty Awards 2018
Best Body Cream | Gel Cream
Organic Aloe Vera Gel
HWAHAE Best of Beauty Awards 2018
Best Feminine Wash
Pure & Soft Feminine Wash
CLEO Clear Skin Awards 2018
Best Eye Cream & Best Emulsion
Rose Absolute Eye Cream & Tea Tree Balancing Emulsion
Get it Beauty Bulabel 2018
Best Soothing
Gel Cream
Organic Aloe Vera Gel
ALLURE Best of beauty
Editor’s Pick 2016
Rosemary Scalp Scaling Shampoo
ALLURE Best of Beauty
Editor’s Pick 2015
Geranium Castile Soap
GLOW PICK Consumer
Beauty Award 2016

Best Soothing Gel
Organic Aloe Vera Gel
GLOW PICK Consumer
Beauty Award 2015

Best Soothing Gel
Organic Aloe Vera Gel
Get it Beauty 2015
Top Sunscreen
Natural Tinted Sun Cream
EWG Guide to Sunscreen
Calendula NON-NANO UV Protection Unscented