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Inspires par la nature

Inspired by nature

Nature, a source of inspiration and exploration for health care and beauty, is at the heart of our model. Research on natural substances is the foundation stone of a more comprehensive philosophy.

Innovating: discovering
new natural-origin key ingredients

 

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Mosaïque de plantes

Cutting-edge research on plants, combining the complementary expertise of botanists, agronomists, biologists and pharmacists passionate about the benefits of the plant world. Research on natural substances of therapeutic or dermo-cosmetic interest has always been a major research area for our company. The accumulation of data from over 50 years of research, combined with in-depth knowledge of plants and thermal spring water has enabled us to market

hundreds of products made from natural-origin key ingredients. Our main pharmaceuticals are plant-based, including Permixon from the Florida dwarf palm and Navelbine made from Madagascar periwinkle. Our Naturactive brand is an expert in phytotherapy and aromatherapy. In dermo-cosmetics, our Klorane, A-Derma and René Furterer brands were built around this botanical expertise, while the Eau Thermale Avène brand is tirelessly studying the benefits of its thermal spring water.

 

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plant samples held by the Group, the largest private collection in the world

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of our revenue is made from products containing active ingredients that come from the natural world

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years of research to constantly unravel more of the mysteries of Avène thermal spring water

At the heart of our research on plants

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recherche sur les plantes

Faithful to our pharmaceutical background, based on rigor, science and proof, we will only use a plant in a product if we can prove its efficacy and understand its mechanism of action. We therefore conduct a battery of tests in the laboratory (pharmacological tests, identification of the molecules responsible for these activities, optimization of effective quantities, etc.) to find the answers to all these questions. This precious information enables us to make claims on the activity of our end products, respecting our consumers and patients. This is also vital in the pharmaceutical industry, in order to obtain Marketing Authorization.

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vue extérieure du laboratoire de l'eau d'Avène

Avène, a laboratory to unravel the mysteries of thermal spring water

The success of our Eau Thermale Avène brand is largely down to 40 years of research conducted to understand the composition and mechanism of action of this unique thermal spring water. This research is conducted by the Water Laboratory, located in Avène, at the foot of the source.

Protecting biodiversity

Using plants, with benefits that are known or yet to be discovered, in a way that respects their sustainability, for lasting protection of biodiversity.

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helichryse Pierre Fabre

We focus on cultivation rather than increasing the size of harvests. If we are not able to cultivate the plant used, we define a harvesting plan to guarantee its sustainability and respect its life cycle. For cultivation, we are careful to avoid

the use of phytosanitary treatments. Organic farming is the solution chosen for various plants used by the Group.

Discover our commitments PROMOTING biodiversity

 

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of plants used by our brands suffer no impact on their sustainability

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of our supply chains are certified organic

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of our plant suppliers are audited based on best practices

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KBF logo

Since 1994, the primary mission of our company's Klorane Botanical Foundation has been to protect endangered plant species. A range of actions are being taken to prevent endangered plants from becoming extinct, including regenerating extinct species from old seeds, protecting the habitat of a species or replanting a species in an area where it no longer grows.

Guaranteeing the quality of our natural-origin key ingredients

 

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Growing the plants we use in our products ourselves is the most direct way to guarantee full traceability, and we can cultivate 18 medicinal and aromatic plants each year on our 180 ha of farm land.

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fournisseur de plante au Brésil

When we do not cultivate the plants ourselves directly, we require full traceability for our batches of plants. For this reason, our suppliers of plants for pharmaceutical uses are audited at least every 4 years.

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usine d'extraction Gaillac

Each plant and active ingredient is checked at each stage of the manufacturing process. In our plant extraction unit, on average, 6 checks are performed for each plant used in dermo-cosmetics and 20 are performed for the plants used in pharmaceuticals.

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paysage d'Avène

To manage the quality of Avène thermal spring water, we have established a series of partnerships with local players for the whole catchment area (Haut Languedoc Regional National Park, Regional Forest Property Center, Hérault Bird Protection League, etc.).