Bourjois was born in 1863 on the boulevards of Paris, where actor Joseph Ponson was the company’s first creator. He prepared make-up and perfumes for actors and actresses in the comfort of his own home. Innovative and creative, Ponson was the first to use the baking method to create face powder. Extra fine and delicate, this product became a success overnight and women absolutely loved it. Handing the business over to Alexandre-Napoleon Bourjois in 1868, Bourjois blossomed.
Bourjois has spread its ‘joie de vivre’ and expertise all over the world with innovative formulas, pretty and practical packaging, quirky concepts and a new vision of beauty associated to pleasure and personality, and even to freedom. Bourjois is available from selected Clicks stores countrywide and online at Style36.co.za & Rubybox.co.za
Bourjois celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.