From nature to skin

100%-integrated R&D

R&D dermo-cosmetics at Pierre Fabre
Inventor of dermo-cosmetics almost 60 years ago, we create and develop dermo-cosmetic care products with high added value, acting to simultaneously promote the health and beauty of the skin and hair.

R&D expertise since 1974

The Pierre Fabre Group is simultaneously a botanist, a grower and a manufacturer for its brands (A-Derma, Ducray, Eau Thermale Avène, Elancyl, Galénic, Klorane, René Furterer).

This original position within the cosmetics industry means that we can control the product life cycle, from the plant to the skin and the hair, whether healthy or damaged.

With 6 research centers in France and more than 300 dermo-cosmetics research experts, the Group identifies new targets, develops new natural extracts and designs new textures.

Dermo-Cosmetics R&D figures


of dermo-cosmetics revenue invested in R&D in 2017


new formulas developed in 2018


families of patents filed in 2018


experts dedicated to Dermo-Cosmetics R&D


R&D centers in France 


international innovation centers: Japan and Brazil

Pierre Fabre Research Development dermocosmetics

A chain of knowledge and expertise

The Pierre Fabre Group dermo-cosmetics R&D experts place their talents at the service of:

  • Knowledge of the skin, hair and plants,
  • The art of formulation,
  • The development of containers,
  • The scientific assessment of ingredients and finished products,
  • Knowledge of the diversity of populations and their specific needs

Knowledge of the skin, hair and plants

expert de la peau Pierre Fabre

Expert in skin care since 1974

The first Pierre Fabre research team to focus jointly on cosmetics and dermatology was created in Castres in 1974.

It then began to conduct studies on skin physiology. It rapidly accumulated knowledge and became an expert in the epidermis, with special emphasis on sun protection, skin aging and the microbiota.

In-depth knowledge, which in 2018 was the subject of more than 30 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals.


Close up on hair - Pierre Fabre expertise and knowledge about hair

Knowledge of the hair