• Key Figures
  • Lyon: 1st place in France for tissue engineering
  • The biggest severe burns unit in Europe
  • The French dermocosmetology market (B to B and B to C) was worth 15 billion Euros in 2012
  • 3,500 employees work for private structures in the dermocostmetology sector in the Lyon region 
  • 7 research units and 250 researchers  dedicated to dermocosmetology  in Lyon
  • A complete value chain of businesses specializing in dermocosmetology

A fusion of skincare, makeup, hygiene and beauty treatments, dermocosmetology is one of the most dynamic industries in the health sector. From raw materials and active ingredients to formulating, manufacturing, cutaneous biometrology practitioners and packaging…The Lyon region contains all the links in the chain and is therefore a very attractive proposition for cosmetics companies.

Tissue engineering and Lyon’s expertise

In Lyon, dermocosmetology draws on the rich heritage of the silk industry in that raw materials are transformed in an innovative way thanks to life sciences. The field also benefits from the presence of world-class competitive biotechnology clusters based in Lyon, such as Lyonbiopôle, Axelera and Techtera.

Some of the main dermocosmetology research laboratories:


The European Center of Dermocosmetology (CED)

Ideal for creating a network of specialists, the CED’s main roles are: Promoting dermocosmetology nationally and internationally Organizing events to improve understanding of subjects relevant to the profession and the health sector Promoting interdisciplinary research projects with existing competitive clusters (biological, plastics, leather, textiles and chemical industries, etc.) Adapting instruction in dermocosmetology to the needs of the industry.

L’Oréal’s predictive evaluation center

The world’s leading personal care manufacturer has just inaugurated in Lyon, France, a center dedicated to the predictive evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of cosmetics ingredients and finished products. L’Oréal is France’s leading cosmetics company: the Predictive Evaluation Centre is the outcome of 30 years of research and investment and allow the company to continue its operations in skin engineering and safety.

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