Our Story


The Hamburg-based company JOHN VOSS Cosmetics GmbH is owned by three founders from Hamburg and northern Germany.

We share curiosity, passion, and a feel for trends.

Since there were always discussions among friends about cosmetics that were either overpriced and not very effective or contained critical substances, we asked ourselves the central question:

Is there another way?

As passionate nature lovers and professionals in the field of food technology, the question now came up which properties we could take from nature and make use of them to combine them with the highest quality standards and "German engineering". Therefore, the global answer to the question "Is there another way?" was...

Of course!

The idea was born: We develop cosmetics, and we want to do it better and we can do it better.

The mission: The development of a holistic skincare beauty series in which selected, highly effective and natural ingredients are used, while at the same time consequently avoiding harmful additives. We combine clinical beauty with clean skin care at a fair price/performance ratio and Made in Germany: CLEAN BEAUTY

To achieve this mission, 3 things are important:



„As a qualified auditor for the certification of raw material suppliers, responsible purchasing and resource-saving logistics are very important to me. As a nature lover, this is particularly close to my heart.“
– Dipl. Ing. Holger Birkhahn

Holger Birkhahn, a nature-loving graduate chemical engineer, has over thirty years of professional experience in technical leadership and executive management in the field of manufacturing nutritional supplement products.


„Developing a high-quality product requires decades of experience and appropriate qualifications. We bring both with us.“
– Dipl. Ing. Jessica Bessen

Jessica Bessen is a diploma engineer in the field of food technology and looks back on more than 2 decades of expertise in the development and quality assurance of food supplements. She is largely responsible for the formulations and customer-oriented high quality of JOHN VOSS products.


„Combining a fair price/performance ratio with honest transparency and a timeless elegant design was one of our goals. We keep our promises.“
– John Voss

John Voss, sales and marketing professional as well as former European top manager at Apple Inc., whose time working under Steve Jobs had a lasting impact on design & perfection, is also part of the founding team of JOHN VOSS Cosmetics GmbH. He is responsible for the look & brand identity of the JOHN VOSS trademark.

John Voss Cosmetics

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