A FRENCHMAN TRAVELS TO ISTANBUL
Our story begins in 1895. Jean Cesar Reboul, a young French pharmacist, travelled through Istanbul on his way to Trabzon. A city in northeast Turkey, to visit his father, who was working as an engineer to build the highway from Hopa to Trabzon. Istanbul, with its unique blend of old-fashioned mysticism and modern commerce, immediately captured his imagination. The entrepreneur in him awoke and he found the perfect place, on Rue de Pera in Beyoğlu, to open one of the first pharmacies in Turkey. The Grande Pharmacie Parisienne, also called the Great Paris Pharmacy.
LEARN AT THE FEET OF A MASTER
Kemal M derrisoğlu first approached Mr Reboul regarding an internship in his first year of pharmacy studies at Istanbul University. Kemal wanted to learn at the feet of a master. Mr Reboul, however, was uncompromising. To qualify for an internship at the Grande Pharmacie Parisienne, the young man would have to learn to speak French. Kemal was not deterred. He enrolled in evening classes at the French consulate and returned to Mr Reboul the following year, armed with his new language skills and the same determination. Why do you insist on coming to this pharmacy? asked Mr Reboul, to which Kemal replied, I know that you are a very different pharmacist and therefore I want to learn the profession from you. It turned out to be the right decision. In 1920 Kemal started his apprenticeship with Mr. Reboul.
FROM INTERN TO PARTNER
FULL FLEDGED PARTNER
When he completed his studies as one of the first graduates of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Istanbul University in 1923, Kemal was offered a lucrative position with the government. Still, he chose to continue working alongside his mentor, where he could pursue his passion for research and development within the pharmacy world. For the next ten years, the two pharmacists worked side by side, their mutual curiosity and fascination with their profession propelled them forward and spurred them to create innovative, forward-thinking products for their customers.
In 1936, Mr. Reboul Kemal sets out to become a full fledged partner in the pharmacy. The name of the pharmacy has been changed to Kemal and Rebul Pharmacy. In 1938 Kemal changed the name to Rebul Pharmacy, in tribute to the mentor who had given him so much.
THE LEGENDARY LAVENDER / AN ICON IS BORN
The Rebul pharmacy grew rapidly in reputation and prestige, with one product in particular helping to cement the pharmacy's place in the minds and hearts of its customers, REBUL LAVANDA. The story of our iconic Eau de Cologne begins in 1938. Originally made from lavender flowers that grew in Mr. Reboul quickly became the favorite fragrance for the gentlemen of Istanbul. It was part of a great man's identity; a tradition that has been passed down from father to son for generations. The use of pure lavender oils also made it an attractive choice for hairdressers, who used it to pamper their clients, providing them with soothing hair treatments that helped relieve stress. It was also a prestigious gift reserved for special occasions.
THE ORIGINAL PHARMACY STILL EXISTS TO THIS DAY
In 1939, Mr. Reboul decided to return to France, leaving his beloved pharmacy in the capable hands of his business partner, Kemal. Kemal changed the name to Rebul Pharmacy, in tribute to the mentor who had given him so much. Founded 125 years ago in Beyoglu as Turkey's first pharmacy, Rebul has since continued to create specialized products and formulas in its own laboratory to meet the health and beauty needs of its millions of customers in the most vibrant part from Istanbul.
THE ICONIC STATUS HAS BEEN AWARDED
In 1981, the Rebul Lavada's iconic status was confirmed as it received the Gold Medal from the International Beauty Products Quality Control Center, an award that recognized and reaffirmed our tireless commitment to creating fragrances and skincare products of the highest quality.
MORE THAN A CENTURY OF DEDICATION
We have been manufacturing skincare and fragrance products since 1895. The knowledge we have gained during that time has been painstakingly passed on from generation to generation. With our roots as a local pharmacy, there is also a unique bond with our customers. We have been supporting some of the same families for decades. Our long history means we are loyal to our customers by taking care of their personal needs for generations.
THE PHARMACY TRADITION CONTINUES
QUALITY AND TRUST
Reinterpreted as a former cosmetics workshop with inspiration from 125 years ago, Rebul now incorporates the purity of nature with the precision of an artist, combining beauty and health with scientific expertise through its ATELIER REBUL stores, thanks to its generations of know-how and experience. Our founder Jean Cesar Reboul's statement that Quality and Trust is the Most Significant Legacy of the Rebul Family is the essence of all the work we do today.
EVERY INGREDIENT HAS A PURPOSE
We believe that there is an essential link between nature and pharmacology. As a brand specialized in pharmacology, we know a lot about herbal extracts. We believe that the answer to most health problems lies in nature. With our pharmacy roots, we know which plant will work best for the problem we are trying to solve. We take the traditional knowledge and methods of mortar and pestle that are an indispensable part of the pharmacy and use it to create safe and healthy formulas. We make formulas with a very natural content. We follow the philosophy of 100% trust & 100% transparency. Since 1895 we have produced more than 1,500,000 formulas. In our collections we use our traditional knowledge and methods about herbal content that we have created for over 120 years.
CHOSEN FROM EVERY CORNER OF THE WORLD
The ingredients are natural with proven test results, combined with scientific expertise. In our new collection ' Pharmacy 'we use living prebiotics and probiotics that are indispensable for healthy skin, body and mind. Our cologne consists of different ingredients (roses from Isparta, jasmine from Italy, lavender from Grasse, etc.) chosen from all over the world. Based on our timeless expertise, we choose the best, highest quality and safe ingredients for your skin and soul. We do not use chemicals such as parabens, mineral oil and phthalate in our products and we design it for the whole family and every skin type to use. Our hair care products contain broccoli extract that protects hair follicles from contamination and other free radicals from the environment. We use ingredients such as green tea extract & nbsp; to detoxify the senses and Cercis, an elegant floral scent to brighten your mood and give you a feeling of joy.