maría unceta-barrenechea olazar

a life dedicated to cosmetic treatment

I am a smiling woman and the mother of two wonderful children. Pharmacy graduate, businesswoman and eternal apprentice. I love studying and keep learning from good people.

I feel very grateful to life, I have been able to make my decisions freely and with it, choose my way of living it through science, which is one of my passions.

I like to be the protagonist of my life and not a spectator and that is sometimes hard, because also, I want you to know that I am very weeping.

I consider myself a brave woman, I think I inherited it from my mother, who was a true leader. That has allowed me, with a lot of effort, perseverance and patience, to fulfill my dreams.

Since I was little I have liked biology and science, teaching and caring for people. Something that I do every day with Maria D'uol. I formulate and research permanently, taking care of the skin of people who trust me to improve their quality of life.

And although I keep getting nervous before giving a training or at conferences, because of that feeling of self-demand and responsibility, I am also passionate about it.

Maria Unceta-Barrenechea Olazar

"Miracles exist and dreams come true"

In the subject of galenics, at the University, we made tablets, ointments, injectables and syrups using plants and other active ingredients that are effective in curing diseases. It was then that I thought that I was going to make the best cosmetics to care for and heal people's skin.  

I wanted it to have a woman's name and that is why I decided to call her María and D'uol from my surnames (U de Unceta-Barrenechea and Ol de Olazar) and, above all, that it be manufactured in Spain, since at that time cosmetics who enjoyed a reputation came from Paris or Italy. 

My values are the force that moves me every day and the fundamental pillars of María D'uol. 

Scientific rigor. I believe in science above many things, in scientific evidence and in clinical trials that assure me of the results. At María D'uol we select the best active ingredients and raw materials and we use them in high concentrations so that the results are extraordinary. 

Permanent innovation. As soon as I see a problem or an agent that can affect our skin, I automatically start to think about what I can do to take care of that skin or prevent those harmful effects. That's when I start looking for active ingredients that are effective, always taking care of people's health. In other words, achieving beauty through health. 

Maria D'uol has been a pioneer throughout her 30 years in the development of many products. We launched the BB cream in 2002, a vinum line with resveratrol in 2008, the hyaluronic acid serum, when people didn't even know how to pronounce it. 

Commitment to people. Committed to people and hand in hand with my passion for formulating, we have been pioneers in creating the first line of dermocosmetics to prevent and minimize the side effects that occur on the skin during cancer treatment.  

Commitment to the environment.I am very proud that it is a Spain brand. The entire process is carried out entirely in the laboratory. R + D + i, manufacturing and distribution. 

The sustainability, we are making a great effort to renew our packaging with recycled and recyclable materials, thus using little ink and little cardboard packaging. 

Personal attention. Care and affection in all processes. I am aware that each person is unique and deserves the best treatment and advice.

"If I had to define María D'uol as a brand it would be AUTHENTIC"

María D'uol is a cheerful, fresh, enthusiastic company committed to quality and to its team. I try to keep relationships healthy and create the right environment so that entering the laboratory is a pleasure and not an obligation. The culture of commitment and collaboration oriented to the common good. All people are important and unique, regardless of the job they do.  

To suppliers, clients, health personnel, etc. I also consider them part of the team, and I like that they grow with us. 

If I had to define María D'uol as a brand, it would be AUTHENTIC, regardless of the fashions, María D'uol remains faithful to her initial values. 

I am fascinated and I love what I do, and it gives me great joy to see that 30 years have passed since I founded María D'uol and I continue with the same enthusiasm as the first day. 

If there is something that makes María D'uol different, it is the care and affection that we put into all the processes that take place in our day-to-day life. Clarity and affection is what makes people trust us. 

"Carmen is a beautiful love story between my mother and me"

The Carmen line is one of the ones that has given us the most satisfaction at María D'uol. 

For me María D'uol has been the great project, however Carmen goes much further. It is exciting and at the same time it continues to be challenging. Following closely the advances in medical treatments every day allows me to continue researching new products to care for the skin, and thus accompany many people during their illness to improve their quality of life. 

Feeling that you are useful and that you have a purpose in this life is precious. I feel very lucky because I can unite my passion for formulating and my desire to want to take care of people. 

In the coming years I want to continue in the first line of research and advance with clinical trials and the Carmen line. In addition, I would love to spread the word and reach all people in cancer treatment, who know that we can take care of their skin. I know that our brand contributes to improving their quality of life, so the more people it reaches, the better. 

And of course, I want to continue with the same enthusiasm and passion in formulating great products to care for everyone's skin. 

Oncology Line, Carmen 2021