Marista Cosmetics inherits the royal descent and magnificent quality of Rosa Otto and enriches it with advanced public & nature friendly technologies. Marista’s name is derived from a motivating and heart-warming family story about strive for excellence and a lifelong love. It is the dedication and commitment to excellence, loaded in the name Marista, which inspires us to devote ourselves to each product in our business. The Marista brand and family story obliges us to meet the increasing customer expectations by high-end cosmetic products, containing pure natural oils, extracted by a traditional technology, developed by cutting-edge biotechnology, produced with strict quality control and sold personally by devotees.
Staykov, Founder of Marista
During the period 1945-1980, Prof. Staykov was appointed as the head of the Experimental Station in Rose Valley, which was transformed into the Institute of Rose Oil, Essential and Medical Plants in 1967. His research was mainly focused on major essential oil crops. During 1970-1980, under the guidance of Prof. Staykov, new sorts of essential oil crops were created: essential oil roses, lavender, peppermint, valerian, datura, yellow poppy, salvia sclarea, fennel, and many other sorts of decorative roses. In addition, a large experimental workshop, a distillery, a micro distillery laboratory and three experimentation laboratories were built.
Furthermore, Prof. Staykov published the books “Perspective of Essential Oil Crops, Roses and Decorative Roses”, which describe most of the sorts of essential oil crops obtained by him. The book “Decorative Roses” is still the most authoritative and classic work in the field of rose study. Having gone through countless trials and failures, Prof. Staykov finally succeeded in creating a unique and precious species of Rosa Damascena (famous as Rose Otto). To celebrate its birth, he named the new species Marista, after his wife Maria Staykova, both lifelong recipients of his love and pride. Marista is unique and precious species, exceeding even the gorgeous Rose Otto in quality and delicacy. In 1985, six stamps, inclusive of Marista rose, were issued to recognize Prof. Staykov’s contributions to the rose industry.
Inspired by the Marista story, we discovered cosmetic formulas, known only by dedicated people. We believe these treasures should be presented to a wider audience of natural cosmetic admirers. Twenty years later there is a milestone in the Marista history. We developed product updates in order to supply precise quality cosmetic products, which fit to our customer's needs and requirements. Each Marista Cosmetics product series is unique with its balanced formulas and the effect on the skin. We redesigned our package in line with the latest trends in order to keep this quality all the way from producer to user. We developed new market strategies for worldwide access to this unique and exclusive brand. We believe that the Marista brand will receive its deserved recognition by customers and supporters.