Some milestones in the history of Santaverde

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1985

Sabine Beer and her husband buy the Finca Verde in Estepona, Andalusia (Spain) as a private holiday home on the Costa del Sol.

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1986

A Texan neighbour gives Sabine Beer a fresh Aloe vera leaf as an insider's tip to use on her inflamed, dehydrated skin. The effect of fresh Aloe vera impresses Sabine Beer so much that when she returns to Germany, she only uses Aloe vera cosmetics. However, she is disappointed with the products available on the market, or rather the strongly diluted Aloe vera powder they contain.

The idea of making cosmetics from the fresh pure gel of the Aloe vera plant is born.

The start of her own controlled organic cultivation of Aloe vera plants: First, 4,000 Aloe baby plants are planted on the two-hectares of the Finca Verde – the forebears of the approx. 20,000 plants that exist today!

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1988

Official founding of the Santaverde Gesellschaft für Naturprodukte GMBH.

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1990

Harvest of the first mature Aloe vera leaves after an initial growth period of 3-4 years.

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1991

The first development of the company's own method for processing the fresh Aloe vera leaf gel without any additives.

1994

Launch of the first Santaverde natural cosmetic product: Aloe vera juice for skincare.

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1995

The development of a new formulation for natural cosmetics: substituting the usual water phase for pure, organic Aloe vera juice.

Even today, this remains the basis of all Santaverde products.

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1997

The first Santaverde products are sold in pharmacies, organic food shops and natural cosmetic specialist stores.

 

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2003

Santaverde receives it's first research funding from the European Union, for the gentle processing of fresh Aloe vera leaves.

2005

A second research grant from the EU for the effectiveness of Santaverde cosmetic products on the skin confirms the exceptional effect of the Santaverde formulation.

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2006

Relaunch of the Santaverde brand design and presentation of a new, innovative natural cosmeticline.

 

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2007

The Construction of a production laboratory at the Santaverde Finca in Spain with factory shop for interested visitors and seminar rooms for training.

The move to Brazil: Santaverde acquires an overgrown cashew nut plantation in the northeast of Brazil and develops the luxury anti-ageing cosmetic range Xingu.

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2008

Following the Alsterhaus in Hamburg and the Galeries Lafayette in Berlin, Santaverde opens a further counter in Berlin's famous department store KaDeWe.

 

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2010

The launch of the professional cosmetic range Santaverde Green Spa – Santaverde now offers training in their own academy in Hamburg for beauticians and spa specialists wishing to give Santaverde treatments.

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2011

Santaverde is presented to the Japanese public at the organic specialist trade fair in Tokyo.

 

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2012

Russia becomes a new export partner. In Moscow, the Santaverde brand is stocked in the still very rare natural products stores.

Poland becomes the next European export partner to join the existing group. Numerous articles appear in the Polish press in the first year of launch in Poland.

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2013

We made the move to a former chocolate factory in the Hamburg suburb Groß Borstel. The office and training centre of Santaverde (known as the academy) are now housed together in new, stylish studios and loft apartments.

We began collaborating with the award-winning design and communication agency Nordpol+, of Hamburg and Berlin for the relaunch of the Santaverde brand design.

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2014

The launch of the anti-ageing cosmetic range, Age Protect, containing Aloe Vera blossom nectar, still unique in the cosmetic sector.

With the vegan certification seal, confirmation is received that all Santaverde products are 100 % vegan and worldwide 100 % cruelty-free.

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2015

At the beginning of 2015 our age protect range had great success at one of the most important beauty awards. In January, the age protect cream was awarded with the Prix de Beautè of the Swiss magazine "annabelle" in the category "Natural cosmetics prestige & popular". In February the age protect range received a nomination of the GALA Spa Awards and in late April the entire range won the prestigious SPA Diamond Award from the Busche Verlag in the category "Green Anti-Aging". The jury of the SPA Diamond was particularly enthusiastic about the Aloe vera blossom nectar as an innovative and at the same time profound active ingredient from certified organic cultivation, and the stringent scientific method used by the company.