My name is Boris Bartel and I have been a successful entrepreneur in the cosmetics industry for more than 20 years. Body Cosmetics International GmbH develops, produces and markets its own cosmetics brands and private labels specifically at the point of sale – in more than 40 different countries.

I have been a frequent flyer for many years now, travelling around the globe in order to successfully compete among top international players. After every flight, I kept noticing that my skin was stressed and dried out. I felt downright exhausted. Numerous discussions with flight attendants, pilots and frequent flyers confirmed for me that flying can cause severe skin problems.

I decided to get to the bottom of it all and learned that, when flying, our skin is subject to serious problems brought on by the extremely low air pressure, very low humidity and very high UVA radiation coming through the windows of the aircraft.

It became clear to me that millions of people suffer from these serious skin issues, but that no solution has yet been found.

Working with my lab team, I started to develop cosmetic products that could withstand these specific challenges. And after two years we had the answer:

Avionox was born – the world’s first cosmetics to finally meet the special skin requirements of pilots, flight attendants and frequent flyers.

- Boris Bartel