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Dr. Christina Zech joins Faber-Castell Cosmetics

The 1st of February 2015 Dr. Christina Zech joined the German company Faber-Castell Cosmetics as Managing Director. She leads the company together with Countess Mary von Faber-Castell. After 20+ years of responsibilities in various technical and commercial roles Christina Zech has broad business experience in the make-up industry. Her integration occurs at a time when the German firm, recognized today as one of the leading private label cosmetic pencil manufacturers world-wide, closes its fiscal year (April 2014 / March 2015) with a considerable increase of sales compared to the previous year. A period also marked by the ramp-up of the new Brazilian plant and the launch of several new products...

Christina Zech, Faber-Castell

Christina Zech, Faber-Castell

Indeed a remarkable career path for Dr. Zech who was successively, Director R&D, Mascara and Colour Lab Liquids at Schwan-STABILO Cosmetics, Head of Technical Marketing at DSM Nutritional Products Europe in Switzerland , VP Sales RoW and R&D at GEKA and VP of Global Sales at MANA Products International. Her background and professional experience as a polymer chemist, formulator and packaging specialist is complemented by MBA degrees in General Management gained at the Universities of St. Gallen and Toronto.

I am honored to be joining this company with long-standing history. I am convinced that my background as well as my professional experience in the global cosmetics B2B environment, will help to even strengthen the profile of Faber-Castell Cosmetics as a global innovation leader and highly flexible solution provider in our field”. I look forward to working with a talented and dedicated team, use my knowledge and share my passion for cosmetics,” says Dr. Zech.

We are happy to have her join us. With her deep understanding of the R&D, commercial and technical side it is our aim to further increase our creativity, competitiveness and service to our customers,” says Countess Mary von Faber-Castell.

Faber-Castell Cosmetics: The ambition of a leader

Established in 1978,Faber-Castell Cosmetics is recognized today as one of the leading private label cosmetic manufacturers world-wide, specialized in colour cosmetics and nail care. Faber-Castell Cosmetics operates through a global network of production sites in Germany and Brazil with sales organizations in 13 different countries. The production sites offer vertical integration – a material flow from our own harvested wood, tooling, injection moulding, filling and assembly, decorating, packing and logistics: Flexibility and autonomy under ONE roof.

Faber-Castell Cosmetics,” explains the Countess Mary von Faber-Castell, “successfully combines the heritage, tradition and sustainability policy of the Faber-Castell name with the modern challenges of the dynamic cosmetics industry. The synergy of chemical and technical core competences within the Faber-Castell Group allows us to continuously offer our customers points of differentiation and individual product development with cosmetics specializations. Innovation, quality, reliability and efficiency characterize Faber-Castell Cosmetics’ products and services. Thanks to an intelligent modular system of formulations, packaging and accessories we design and develop state-of the art standard and customized products as well as individual product developments for nearly every make-up application."

Novelties, still more novelties!

In 2014 Faber-Castell Cosmetics presented two new packaging systems: the airtight Combo Stick (a two-in-one pencil) with the Cool Cats concept: A creamy, intense kajal formula on one side and a deep black 12-hour liquid liner on the other. The liner’s tapered tip allows for a detailed application.

A second new application system is the Chubby Mechanical Pencil. It was presented with Simply Red XXL - a high definition lipstick with semi-matte finish and ultra-rich 5h lasting colour – and as Dynamic Do-All Concealer: 8h colour correction, skin care benefits and perfect waterproof coverage in one step. The actives inside!-seal guarantees a minimum amount of 20% actives proven by efficacy tests.

With Stroke Of Genius the first 12h liquid eyeliner with rich, intense pigments and pearl effects in a Slim Capillary System is presented which enables a smooth, even and endless line in one stroke.

2015 Spring Collection

Faber-Castell Cosmetics will showcase the new Mini Chubby Mechanical Pencil with 2 concepts: The Art of Contouring – a natural face lift in 3 easy steps – and Spot Fighter – an 8h lasting concealer with salicylic acid. And the innovative Wonder Brow perfectly completes their “Best of Brows”- assortment: The lightweight, pigmented gel formula wraps each hair in a touch of colour. No clumping, flaking or hardening. 12h long-lasting and waterproof. The bristle brush of the Liquid Applicator perfectly supports the coating of each hair.

Jean-Yves Bourgeois


  • Simply Red Chubby
  • Wonder Brow
  • Coolcats Combostick Tapered Bambi Fineliner
  • Art of Countoring
  • Spot Fighter
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