Philosophy and the world of Irene Bukur

Irene Bukur World


Hi there! I am Iryna Bukur - the founder and author of Irene Bukur cosmetics.

Before the war, "loving Ukraine" for our company meant creating a first-class product and caring for every customer.
February 24, 2022, is a day that divided the lives of Ukrainians into "before" and "after".  At that time we did not think about "beauty", we only dreamed about getting our lives back. To be honest, I did not feel strong enough to rise and continue the work of a lifetime.  But a few weeks later, the people came to my rescue.  The same ones who have loved IRENE BUKUR all these years.  They asked, "Are you safe?", "Will you resume production?", "I can't imagine my care without you," and so on.

This was incredible. So as soon as my team and I got to safe places and established logistics, IRENE BUKUR started working again. We have given, and continue to give these brave and cheerful women, a piece of joy that saves us in these difficult days.

Now, I have a new goal, I want the whole world to know that ‘Made in Ukraine’ is a sign of good quality!  So from now on, we deliver our products all around the world.

Your purchases are not just cosmetics, but also a donation to support women and children, who are now in a difficult situation. We can do it together!  (Read more about the charity project) Secondly, I have great respect and admiration for women, especially our Ukrainian women! Girls, you are real heroines! Beautiful, strong, stylish! Loving and caring wives, devoted mothers, and grandmothers! Those women, inspire me to create!

How did it all start?

I have been working with cosmetics for 20 years. I had the idea to create an author's cosmetic brand after my meeting in 2007 with an incredible woman - Lydia Giriyivna Moskalenko - Candidate of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Head of the Department of Pharmacy and Industrial Technology of Medicines of the National Medical University. It was she who inspired me and it was with her help that Irene Bukur came to exist.

What have we achieved?

2009. We opened our first store in Kyiv. Within 10 years, Irene Bukur cosmetics were presented in 45 mono-brand boutiques and promotional islands in all major cities of the country.

2010. We founded the Swiss company Irene Bukur (Suisse), which researches, innovations, and technologies, helped create new recipes and improve existing ones.

2016. Irene Bukur (Suisse) together with Geo Cosm Laboratory and Dr. Alberto Fauci (Switzerland),  developed a unique product to prolong youth, which has become a real discovery for us and our customers. I am sincerely grateful to Dr. Fauci for his enthusiasm and dedication.

2019. We have completely switched to the online format, thanks to which we have the opportunity to deliver our products to all corners of the world.

For 10 years we have been studying, researching, and implementing leading anti-age innovations and professional hair restoration complexes. Today we actively cooperate with the world's leading laboratories: Geo Cosm, Mibelle Group (Switzerland), Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, Sensient Cosmetic Technologies, Ashland Specialties France / Isp Vincience Laboratoire (France), AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry, LLC (USA), Symrise GmbH, BASF, Biesterfeld GmbH (Germany), Infinitec Barcelona, Cobiosa (Spain).

My favourite products

Irene Bukur's laboratory has created more than 80 cosmetic products, many of which have become real bestsellers. I am probably the most active user of my cosmetics. I have some favourite products, without which I can hardly imagine my life.

Face mask "Instant Beauty" series WOW-effect with the effect of "minus 7 years", quickly helps me to get my skin in order, so it is with me, for all my trips and travels. About 50,000 women have appreciated the benefits of this mask. Probably, that's why it has become a real business card of our brand.

Delicate Shampoo was created specifically for the care of fine hair, like mine. And for 10 years it has been proving its efficiency to me and 10,000 of our customers.

Hydro cream-24 hours of deep hydration is my first cream, which remains my favourite. It was designed to care for sensitive skin. It is always with me, especially in summer, when my skin needs protection from the main cause of premature skin ageing - dehydration.

Who do I want to thank?

I sincerely want to thank the team of our Ukrainian developers: technologists, biologists, phytotherapists, cosmetologists, and dermatologists, who support my perfectionism in creating recipes and helping me find innovative ingredients and complexes around the world. We need about 9 wonderful (creative and intense) months to create a new product and test its effectiveness and safety!

Dear ladies, I would like to ask you, despite the intense stress, busyness, and fatigue, to give yourself more time and attention, to love and take care of yourself.  I believe in the future of Ukraine, with all my heart, and that future includes strong, motivated, and happy women.



Our production

Irene Bukur formulations are developed in collaboration with leading cosmetology, biochemical, and biotechnology laboratories in Switzerland, France, Germany, Spain, USA

The production of Irene Bukur designer cosmetics is carried out in accordance with ISO 9001 and GMP (standards of production and quality control of medicines), which guarantees the safety of each product.

The control and compliance of product quality and efficiency with European standards is carried out with the participation of Irene Bukur (Suisse) SA, Switzerland

Partner laboratories

Geo Cosm, SWITZERLAND - specialises in the research and implementation of anti-aging technologies, as well as the development and production of cosmetic skincare products..

Mibelle Group, SWITZERLAND – develops innovative high-quality assets based on the latest scientific know-how. Uses modern encapsulation technologies that guarantee optimal bioavailability and maximum efficiency of active ingredients.

Phytosvit LLC, UKRAINE- is the first producer of medicinal plant raw materials certified in Ukraine according to European standards. They grow grass in their own fields without chemical treatment and have their own accredited laboratory that controls the quality of raw materials.

LLC NVK "Vilarus", UKRAINE - is engaged in original technological developments in the field of cosmetic raw materials, uses the method of Co2 extraction, which provides 100% naturalness and preservation of up to 99% of the medicinal properties of components, their environmental friendliness, and environmental safety.

Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, FRANCE - develops, manufactures, and sells innovative ingredients for cosmetics and personal care products. The development of each ingredient is based on serious scientific research.

Sensient Cosmetic Technologies, FRANCE — is a recognized world leader in the production of innovative products (peptides, active bicomplexes) and is engaged in the development and production of high-quality ingredients for the cosmetic industry.

Ashland Specialties France / Isp Vincience Laboratoire, FRANCE- is a biochemical laboratory with more than 40 scientists. This laboratory has its own research center, which deals with molecular, cytological, and histological studies of skin and hair.

Ashland Specialties France / Isp Vincience Laboratoire, FRANCE- is a biochemical laboratory with more than 40 scientists. This laboratory has its own research center, which deals with molecular, cytological, and histological studies of skin and hair.

Symrise GmbH, GERMANY is one of the world's leading suppliers of cosmetic base substances and functional ingredients.

BASF, GERMANY - is a leading partner in the global hygiene industry. Has a wide range of products, including active ingredients, pigments, and UV filters.

Biesterfeld GmbH, GERMANY - manufactures special-purpose products using know-how, scientific experience, and innovation that generates innovative solutions using advanced technologies.

Infinitec Barcelona, SPAIN- is an independent biotechnology company that produces active ingredients for the cosmetics and biotechnology industries, specialising in research, process development, synthesis, and production of peptides, high-tech delivery systems, and other innovative active ingredients.

Cobiosa, SPAIN- is an independent company specialising in the production of natural ceramides, marine ingredients, and botanical extracts from the Andean region.

DSM, NETHERLANDS- is a targeted global research company that cares about issues and provides innovative solutions in the fields of nutrition, hygiene, medical devices, and more.