The Company, Mila d'Opiz was founded in 1938
It is a privately owned family business. Mila has aimed to harmonize nature and natural things with quality skincare. Innovative techniques and ingredients, tests excluding animal involvement, and very high quality standards are strictly employed. The Mila d'Opiz products are especially formulated for salon and spa professional use. This means you are buying products that have the most exclusive of ingredients you can find in skincare.
HISTORY! Perfection that goes under the skin.
In 1965 the now significantly grown family company re-organised itself into M. Opitz + Co. AG marketing under the name Mila d'Opiz. An own Research and Development facility coupled with more technically competent chemical / technical and pharmaceutical ingredients enabled M. Opitz + Co. AG to expand into important international markets and to carefully build its overseas presence. The comprehensive Mila d'Opiz product line now numbers about 350 different articles. Mila d'Opiz, represented in 31 countries on five continents, is known for being a modern, effective cosmetic capable of supporting natural skin care and delaying the onset of ageing. Along with the production of its own beauty products under the name Mila d'Opiz the company, M. Opitz + Co. AG, with its excellent Swiss quality control and safety standards, is well qualified to offer itself as a manufacturer and filler of other cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. In order to document and secure its high quality practices M. Opitz + Co. AG was the first Swiss cosmetic company in 1994 to qualify for the international Quality Standard ISO 9001 - Rev. Then as now the harmonious connection between nature and natural skin care is the main interest of M. Opitz + Co. AG. This, together with the highest quality standard of all our products, is one of the reasons why Mila d'Opiz is so trusted by cosmeticians, salons, beauty schools and consumers worldwide.
Who was Mila d`Opiz?
Born 1903 in Trogen, Switzerland, Emilie, called Mila, was a bright child with a great desire to learn. She loved to go to school and was, as many other girls of her time, a big help to her mother. In 1925 she had worked herself up to a leading employee in a grocery store. Her eagerness to learn and her ambition brought her to France to an aristocratic family where she served as governess of the children, improving her knowledge of the French language at the same time. In 1929 Emilie Altherr marriecl Frieclrich-Wilhelm Opitz,Her husband's professional field brought Madame Opitz to the idea of her lifework. The merchant Opitz, from Schaffhausen / Switzerland, worked in the world of medical and pharmaceutical re-search. One of his research scientists convinced the young woman of the efficiency of innovative skin care products. The idea of creating her own products was born. Thus, the foundation stone of today's products had been laid by Mila Opitz in 1938 - at that time known under the product name MILOPA.
The hormonal creams developed by Mila Opitz brought her respect and acknowledgment from the circle of international skin care experts. Her hard work and disposition to risk made her into oneof the most important Swiss pioneers of the Anti - Aging Cosmetic.
In 1956 Mila Opitz handed over the direction of the company to her son in law, Wolf Studer.
Mila Opitz passed away on October 7th 1989, but her cosmetic line "Mila d'Opiz" continues to thrive.