HY-OL® is introduced and registered for a patent

On March 29, 1955, Dr. Michael Babor registered his HY-OL® under reference number 684791 at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) in Munich. The registration became legally binding at the end of the year. As a result, it was possible to start using the registered name as a wordmark on 31 December 1955. The hydrophilic (water-friendly) facial cleanser was an innovative product that provided the basis for BABORs extraordinary development as a company. The HY-OL name is still protected today.

Relocation of the company headquarters to the Rhineland region

Dr. Michael Babor founded the company under the name Dr. Babor & Co. and listed it in the Cologne commercial register in 1956. BABORs path to success started with the companys first headquarters at number 38 Sulzgurtel Street.


The black rose as a sign of rare and absolute beauty

In the 1950s, BABOR chose a unique company logo a black rose. This symbol is associated with rare and absolute beauty around the world. BABOR has shown its commitment to beauty from the very beginning by developing effective products made of precious, exclusive ingredients.

The first BABOR trade fair stand

BABOR presented their biomedical cosmetics at a cosmetics trade fair for the first time in 1959.

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