A FRENCHMAN TRAVELS TO ISTANBUL
Our story begins in 1895. Jean Cesar Reboul, a young French pharmacist, traveled through Istanbul on his way to Trabzon. A town in northeastern Turkey, to visit his father, who worked as an engineer to build the highway from Hopa to Trabzon. Istanbul, with its unique blend of old-world mysticism and modern commerce, immediately captured his imagination. The entrepreneur in him woke up and he found the perfect place, in Rue de Pera in Beyoğlu, to open one of Turkey's first pharmacies. The Grande Pharmacie Parisienne, also called as the Great Paris Pharmacy.
LEARN AT THE FEET OF A MASTER
Kemal M derrisoğlu first approached Mr. Reboul about an internship in his first year of pharmacy studies at Istanbul University. Kemal wanted to learn at the feet of a master. However, Mr Reboul 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 newfound language skills and the same determination. Why do you insist on coming to this pharmacy? asked Mr. Reboul, to which Kemal replied, I know you are a very different pharmacist and that is why I want to learn the profession from you. His decision paid off. In 1920, Kemal began his apprenticeship with Mr. rebellion.
FROM INTERNSHIP TO PARTNER
When he completed his studies in 1923 as one of the first graduates of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Istanbul University, Kemal was offered a lucrative position in 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 to become a full partner in 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, Rebul Lavanda quickly became the favorite fragrance for the gentlemen of Istanbul. It was part of a distinguished man's identity; a tradition 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, giving them soothing hair treatments that helped relieve stress. It was also a prestigious gift reserved for special occasions.
THE ORIGINAL PHARMACY STILL EXISTS TODAY
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 lab to meet the health and beauty needs of its millions of customers in its most vibrant part. from Istanbul.
THE ICONIC STATUS IS SEALED
In 1981, the Rebul Lavada's iconic status was sealed as it received the Gold Medal from the International Beauty Products Quality Control Center, an award that recognized and confirmed our tireless dedication to creating the highest quality fragrances and skin care products.
MORE THAN A CENTURY OF DEDICATION
We have been manufacturing skin care and fragrance products since 1895. The knowledge we have acquired during that time has been painstakingly passed down from generation to generation. Our roots as a local pharmacy also create a unique bond with our customers. We've been servicing some of the same families for decades. Our long history means we are loyal to our customers by looking after their personal needs for generations.
THE PHARMACY TRADITION LIVES
QUALITY AND TRUST
Rebul was reinterpreted as a former cosmetics workshop with inspiration from 125 years ago, and now processes 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 works best for the problem we're trying to solve. We take the traditional knowledge and methods of mortar and pestle that are an indispensable part of pharmacy and use it to create safe and healthy formulas. We create formulas with a very natural content. We follow the philosophy of 100% trust & 100% transparency. Since 1895 we have more than 1,500,000 formulas. In our collections we use our traditional knowledge and methods about herbal content that we have been creating 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 live prebiotics and probiotics that are essential for healthy skin, body and mind. Our cologne consists of different ingredients (roses from Isparta, jasmine from Italy, lavender from Grasse, etc.) selected from all corners of 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 to detoxify the senses and Cercis, an elegant floral fragrance to brighten your mood and give you a sense of joy.