Gattefossé SAS

36 chemin de Genas
Saint-Priest 69800
Phone:+33 4 26 04 19 81

The Gattefossé Group is a community of employees, all driven by a dual mission: the performance of its products and the personalized support of its customers. 

Gattefossé develops, manufactures and sells pharmaceutical excipients and cosmetic ingredients of natural origin for the beauty and health industries worldwide, through its 12 affiliated companies and network of global agents and distributors in 80 countries. 

Specialist in lipid chemistry and botanical extraction, Gattefossé offers recognized expertise in formulation using its 4 Technical Centers of Excellence in France, China, India and the United States. 

Environmental and social issues have always been part of the culture of this French and independant family business, founded in Lyon in 1880. Today, Gattefossé relies on a purposeful CSR approach to build its innovation and development strategy. 

Years in business:1880
Product Summary:

ActivesOur actives concentrate the best of nature and deliver their full potential to high efficacy formulations. At Gattefossé, we strongly believe in the potential of nature. All our actives come from natural plant resources that are selected according to exhaustive research on their composition.High-tech extraction technologiesOur scientists use their expertise in plant chemistry to select and develop new methods and processes that allow extraction and stabilization of active molecules. The discovery of inventive extraction processes using “green” solvents is an important part of today’s research program.Performance and substantiationThe performance of our active ingredients is fully demonstrated and substantiated. Our cell culture laboratory allows us to be at the forefront of technology in testing and to better understand the mechanism of action of our ingredients. Clinical evaluations are conducted in collaboration with renowned partner laboratories.
TexturesOur sensorial emulsifiers and texturizing agents make it possible to create innovative textures and varied formulations. The texture is at the heart of a cosmetic product and is at the origin of different sensations and reactions. For more than fifty years, our experts have contributed to develop a strong know-how in lipid chemistry, creating unique is ingredients both functional and sensorial.Natural originThe majority of our portfolio is of 100% plant origin. Our latest developments illustrate our efforts in selecting original, secure and economically viable sources. As a user of palm oil and palm kernel oil derivatives, Gattefossé - active member of RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) - is sensitive to the environmental impact of palm tree growing.Formulation and sensory analysisOur team of formulators oversees the evaluation of the texture ingredients and the creation of a wide range of cosmetic formulations. As a texture is difficult to characterize with physical parameters, we have set up a sensorial panel for texture analysis. This internal panel of sensory experts works closely with our chemists since 1996 to better understand the behavior and benefits of lipochemical ingredients, pure or in formulation.

  • Cosmetics/Personal Care Ingredient Supplier
  • Cosmetic Ingredients(Actives, Balancing-soothing, Color Cosmetics, Formulating aids, Hair Care, Moisturizing, Natural/Sustainable, Rheology-thickener, Sensory, Skin/Body and more)
  • Cosmetic & Personal Care Formulas(Anti-aging/Face, Color Cosmetics, Hair Care, Skin Care, Sun Care)
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