The face behind the brand

Learn more about the career of Edelweiss® founder and cosmetics developer Dr. med. Jutta Knauer.

How a vision became a mission.

The dedicated physician, protagonist and developer Dr. med. Jutta Knauer has dedicated her life with the utmost passion towards researching the human skin. As a medical doctor, her initial interest was exclusively to maintain healthy skin. Because mainstream products and their claims did not convince her at that time, she ended up managing her own pharmaceutical company for 25 years and founded two cosmetic companies: the company Audorasan cosmetics GmbH in 1994 and DR JK cosmeceuticals GmbH in 2013. Up until today, she develops unique cosmeceutical formulas and private labels based on the highest standards for international clients or renowned doctors in Germany. After years of interest in skin regeneration and maintenance of healthy skin, a professional vision became a passionate mission: to stop time, in order to decelerate the skin’s ageing process.

Many years of experience in formula development.

For more than 20 years, she has been developing the most innovative formulas for sophisticated skin care systems around the world. With three patented transfer technologies, which have been awarded with four cosmetic awards, her greatest challenge was successfully met: To transport the product’s active ingredients to those layers where skin rejuvenation actually occurs. Particularly renowned physicians benefit from her expertise, thanks to the revolutionary anti-aging product lines that she has developed and created for them. The superior and lasting effectiveness of her product lines has been proven in numerous studies.

Audorasan cosmetics is a member of the German Cosmetic, Toiletry, Perfumery and Detergent Association (IKW: Industrieverband Koerperpflege- und Waschmittel e. V.), which is the industry and trade association of manufacturers and distributors of cosmetic, toiletry, perfumery, detergents and household cleaning products.

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