Founded in Paris in 1877, Cosmydor first specialised in the manufacture of premium soaps and eaux de toilette.

It was hugely successful thanks to the quality of its products, the originality of its fragrances and packaging, and the beauty of the illustrations used in its advertisements – including the iconic woman painted in 1891 by Jules Cheěret, a famous artist of the time.

Today, Cosmydor offers a range of organic-certified creams, balms, serums, cleansers and soaps for your face, lips, hands and body skin - all artisanally made in France using modern botanical and aromatherapy principles.

The brand is pushing sustainability in beauty to new standards with 100% biodegradable products, regional sourcing of packaging, exclusion of plastic containers, and gentle manufacturing processes with no waste of energy or water.

Cosmydor’s exceptional efficiency comes from a unique formulation philosophy: the best active ingredients are carefully selected and concentrated to the maximum – 10 to 25 times more than most existing skincare.

That is what the brand calls ‘virtuous cosmetics’: preserving the planet while taking the best care of your skin.

Available to buy via the Cosmydor website, Harvey Nichols & NET-A-PORTER.


The Prize

We have teamed up with Cosmydor to give away a £500 gift card to be used on

It can be used on all Cosmydor’s ranges – be that for face or body hydration or specific skincare, as well as for the liquid and bar soaps proving popular gifts.

Cosmydor specifically recommends the S/1 and S/2 liquid soap to make frequent hand washing a pleasure and a real skincare, as well as The Essential care hand cream.

The question is: When was Cosmydor founded?

Competition closes: 31st October 2020

By entering the competition, it is deemed that the entrant accepts the terms and conditions stated below.

No purchase necessary.

Prize cannot be exchanged for cash equivalent.

Prize is not transferable.

One entry per person, no bulk or third-party entries, unless the rules of the competition state so.

No responsibility can be taken for any lost or delayed entries.

Winner must be over 18 years of age.

The winner will be chosen by random and will be notified by email.

The winner will need to confirm acceptance within 7 days of being notified. If the winner does not confirm acceptance within this timeframe, the promoter has the right to pick another winner.