A programme for research and innovation in cosmetics that is in line with the requirements of the sector and consumer expectations
The research activities developed in Cosmétosciences focus on the current cornerstones of the cosmetics industry to best meet consumer expectations: eco-friendly, effective, safe cosmetics that are ‘Made in France’. Indeed, the competitiveness of our industry requires that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) should be incorporated into the values of the France label. Consumers expect (i) cosmetic products formulated from plant materials, at the level of both the active ingredients and the functional ingredients (preservatives, surfactants…) with an increasingly high naturalness indicator, (ii) effective products with measurable effects on the skin and (iii) complete safety in terms of toxicity and hormonal effects. Furthermore, the cosmetics industry wishes to be a good example in terms of reducing the environmental impact of products and is moving towards the use of renewable materials and bio-sourced eco-friendly solvents and giving priority to shorter supply chains to limit the carbon footprint, inputs and discharges.
Cosmétosciences, also includes laboratories that are working on materials technology and digital technology.
This is why the three main areas of focus for research, development and innovation in cosmetics are: