Our Company

BIOselect® was founded in 2002 in the city of Rethymno, on the Island of Crete.
Our company is specialized in the production and distribution of organic cosmetics in Greece and abroad.

The land of Crete
Crete is a prosperous land with mild Mediterranean climate and an abundant natural habitat. Many of the plants and herbs prosper only in the land of Crete, and are known since the ancient times for their exceptional medicinal as well as cosmetic qualities. The organic ingredients that are derived from them, offer a mild– yet complete and effective solution for everyday skincare needs.

The Inspiration
The natural prosperity of the Greek land, the unique benefits of the organic and natural ingredients found solely in the island of Crete, as well as the natural beauty remedies preserved since antiquity, were the driving force that created BIOselect® Organic Cosmetics.

The innovation
Dictamelia® is a patented organic product and is the main ingredient of all BIOselect® Organic Cosmetics. Dictamelia® is created and produced solely for our product line, under specific extraction and maturation processes, in order to secure the maximum benefits of the dictamnus herb and extra virgin olive oil, which are it’s main ingredients.

Old Soap Factory in Crete

Old soap factory in Rethymno (1953) during the soap sealing and cutting process on the factory's "tabacas"* plates.

* The area stretching soap immediately after saponification where it was laid in a liquid state to dry. ~ The photo is from the Tsompanaki family archive

Our Philosophy
Our products are produced with love and respect for the environment, and the ingredients that are gathered from the land of Crete. BIOselect® Organic Cosmetics are created from recipes using selected natural ingredients, and mostly biologically cultivated raw materials.
Comprised of professional chemists, confectionaries, and experienced herb gatherers, our experienced team shares the same values and enthusiasm, and together we are set to explore new ideas in order to provide you with the best organic skincare solutions.
In our production process, we follow and evolve the traditional techniques, while always maintaining high quality standards and control throughout the production stages. That way, we can ensure that BIOselect® skincare products make up a complete skincare solution for the entire family.

Our Story
In 2002 our company started the production and distribution of high quality biologically cultivated nutritional products from Crete, such as extra virgin olive oil, aromatic herbs, and honey.
In 2005, in response to the Greek and global market rising needs for organic cosmetics, we created the certified line of organic cosmetics BIOselect® , which was distributed throughout selected pharmacies and bio stores in Attika, Thessaloniki, and Crete.
In 2006, we developed our first international commercial partnership, and up until today we are being represented in: Russia, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Germany, USA, UK, Cyprus, Poland, Spain, Lithuania, France, Hungary and Austria.