To draw on inspiration from the latest scientific advances,
To work in partnership with public research: universities, INSERM, CNRS, INRA, etc.
To plan, control and secure all the phases of the development of the active ingredients, from the sustainable raw materials sourcing to their completion,
To identify their mechanisms of action according to rigorous research designs prescribed by advanced research,
To provide in vivo proof of efficacy according to perfectly reliable and reproducible "customized" study protocols,
To protect our innovations by systematic patent applications and Community trademark registrations,
To be a forerunner to always surprise and contribute to the development of active skincare offering innovative concepts, effective and safe natural active ingredients in compliance with international cosmetic regulations.
Over 90 researchers (1/3 of our staff) skilled in biology, biochemistry, fine chemistry, analysis, imaging, sensory expertise, botany, statistics, etc.: high level physicians, engineers and technicians who benefit from professional training in their fields of expertise.
Cutting-edge technologies and equipments
A High-Tech Research Centre,
A surface area of over 3,500 m² of laboratories,
Cutting-edge equipments adopted from the clinical nutrition, the food industry, the dermatological and pharmaceutical sectors,
Ultra-modern technologies to:
Establish a profile of raw materials and active ingredients (HPTLC, GC, etc.)
Extract, purify, potentiate, industrialize active ingredients (enzymatic engineering, green chemistry tools, selective precipitation and adsorption, membrane separation, scaling up, etc.)
Understand the mechanisms of action (Quantitative RT-PCR with an automate robot, DNA chips, 3D skin models, etc.)
Prove the cosmetic benefits (Tri-laser reflectance and fluorescence confocal microscopy, Fringe Projection, Sensory Expertise, etc.)