Lavera Recognized as Greenest Beauty Brand for 2nd Consecutive Year

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After testing more than 1,800 beauty products for objectionable substances in their monthly comparison tests, OEKO-TEST magazine recently released their 2009 Cosmetic Manufacturer Review. Laverana, the manufacturer for Lavera and LAVERÉ came out on top for the second straight year, ahead of manufacturers of top brands such as Weleda, Dr. Hauschka, Dove, Aveda, Kiehls, and Avon.

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Lavera and Lavere came out at the top of the pack again, ahead of such noteable brands as Weleda, Dr. Hauschka, Chanel, Aveda, L'Oreal, Dove and Kiehls, is no small feat, and illustrates our commitment to the purest, safest ingredients without compromise.

For the 2nd straight year, the influential German consumer advocate magazine, OEKO-TEST, gave cosmetic manufacturer Laverana, with its brands Lavera and Lavere, the highest marks in its 2009 review of natural and mainstream cosmetic companies. OEKO-TEST magazine, which translated means Ecological Test, evaluates a wide range products for public health and safety.

In 2008, OEKO-TEST awarded Laverana the highest score out of 33 manufacturers, ahead of 2nd place Weleda, 3rd place Wala (Dr. Hauschka) and mainstream brands such as Estée Lauder and LOreal after a review of over 1800 cosmetic products. In November 2009, OEKO-TEST again awarded Laverana the highest score, this time out of 36 companies tested.

“That Lavera and Lavere came out at the top of the pack again, ahead of such noteable brands as Weleda, Dr. Hauschka, Chanel, Aveda, L'Oreal, Dove and Kiehls, is no small feat, and illustrates again our commitment to the purest, safest ingredients without compromise”, says Ulrike Jacob, CEO of Lavera Skin Care North America, Inc. “In November 2009, Lavera celebrated its 22nd year of commitment to the highest quality skin care and cosmetics.”

Lavera products have been tested over 350 times since June of 1994. More than 320 Lavera products have received "Very Good" reviews. For a list of these products, see http://www.lavera.com/education/product-questions/oeko-test-ratings.

The full 2009 OEKO-TEST Cosmetic Manufacturer Review article can be found here:
http://www.lavera.com/greenestbrand2009en.
The full 2008 OEKO-TEST Cosmetic Manufacturer Review article can be found here:
http://www.lavera.com/greenestbrand2008en.

Oeko-Test's German website can be found here: http://www.oekotest.de.

About Lavera
Since its founding in 1987, the Lavera brand has grown to include more than 300 natural and organic skin care products. Lavera health and beauty products are currently sold in more than 24,000 locations in 25 different countries. Lavera is the market leader in Europe for natural skin care with a 27 percent of the market share in general health and beauty products and 100 percent market share in natural sunscreen products meeting the new 2009 EU regulations. The North American Division was formed in the late 1990s and is headquartered in Kirkland, Washington. For more information on Lavera, please visit http://www.Lavera.com.

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