Active cosmetics at the highest level since 1960.

We love beautiful skin and want to maintain it for as long as possible. We at the JDA cosmetic group believe the key to this is high-quality active cosmetics. Which is why we not only distribute our own premium brand JEAN D’ARCEL exclusively through cosmetic institutes ‒ we also develop and produce facial cosmetics on behalf of renowned cosmetic brands.

Since our founding in 1960, we have never been satisfied with the status quo. Why should we be? Who else would take us and our products further if not us?

Two brands. One group.
No boundaries.

JDA cosmetic group

The premium brand for effective skin care

The brand for contract production of high-quality facial cosmetics

What sets us apart from other cosmetics manufacturers.

Simply formulated: This is how complex formulations are created.

With curiosity and passion, we conceive new series and individual products in our laboratory that inspire every skin type. Or rather: That care for every skin type exceptionally well. Whether creating complex new formulations or revising existing formulations, in addition to many proprietary formulations, we have more than 25,000 raw materials at our disposal, from which more than 18,000 individual formulations have already been created.

Each product is unique.

Whether cream or tonic, lotion, oil or serum – with our extensive fleet of machinery, we not only produce every conceivable active cosmetic. We also fill these into containers of all types and sizes, featuring individual packaging that we have developed together with partners.

By the way, some of our products are so unique that they have even won awards.

Premium is not available on every corner. But on 10,500.

We sell cosmetic products of our premium brand
JEAN D’ARCEL through our 1,500 partner institutes in Germany. Worldwide, there are an additional 9,000 institutes that we serve through our partners in the various countries.

Trust has to be earned.

And we take that seriously. So seriously, in fact, that we have set out in a Code of Conduct how we maintain and strengthen relationships of trust with our customers, partners, and employees.

Download the code
Shaping tomorrow together.

Born in Paris. Raised in Baden.


Paul Sergent founds the company in Paris, which is shaped by the French cosmetic tradition ever since.


We move our headquarters from Paris to Germany.


In order to expand our competencies as a partner to industry and trade, we establish the subsidiary CARECOS Kosmetik GmbH for the development and contract manufacturing of high-quality cosmetic products for the face.


After our office becomes too small, we build a new administration building.


Now production also needs more space. So the company expands again ‒ this time in the filling department and the laboratory.


We experience space problems again. To remedy this, we relocate our sales warehouse to Ottersweier. Another highlight of the year: We receive IFS Certification for the first time.


The company is still owned by the Sergent family ‒ and thus remains independent. We are now over 200 people who demonstrate our flexibility and creativity every day. Our JEAN D'ARCEL products and treatment methods are available in over 40 countries worldwide. At CARECOS Kosmetik GmbH, we develop and produce individual facial cosmetics for well-known national as well as international customers.

1960 Today
Responsibility is more than attitude.