In the 1980’s Dr. Ernst W. Henrich began to specialise in collaboration with cosmetic institutes in, amongst other things, the treatment and eradication of wrinkles. Because effective and healthy skincare is so important for the long-term sustainability of healthy and beautiful skin, Dr. Henrich also took an interest in the skincare products which were being offered by cosmetic institutes and the general market. In doing so he ascertained that cosmetic institutes, drugstores, perfumeries, health stores and other distribution channels were not fulfilling the criteria that he deemed necessary, as a doctor oriented towards dermatology and naturopathy, for healthy and affective skincare. This he wanted to change. Therefore in order to implement his dermatological quality criteria he employed a highly qualified chemist who could take these dermatological concepts into the research laboratory and transform them into new, leading-edge products. At a conference for chemists in Heidelberg in 1988 Dr. Henrich met Dr. Thomas Baumann. Together they founded DR. BAUMANN COSMETIC GmbH in 1990, after which the first products were successfully developed over a two-year research period.