Cosmetics in Val d'Oise

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Par Moreover, other cosmetics companies have settled in the Val d’Oise laboratories and/or production units. Daito Kasei, a Japanese company, produces colour pigments for cosmetics in Frépillon. Evaflor assisted Phycosource (a start-up from Cergy-Pontoise) in the production of micro-algae extracts for testing purposes. Perfrance creates custom-made perfumes for export (brand distributors, etc.) in Cormeilles-en-Vexin. Paris Axe cosmétique sells make-up products for professionals and distributors.

Sensient Cosmetic Technologies: its international showcase in Val d’Oise

Sensient Cosmetic Technologies, an American group specialising in pigments and colorants for the cosmetics industry, has chosen the Val d’Oise department and is investing in its French plant and its offices in Cergy-Pontoise in order to make this area its international showcase.
The Val d’Oise department provides cosmetics companies with an ecosystem that promotes their growth and everything that contributes to the development of a strategic field of activity based on objectivation (the profiling of active ingredients in cosmetics).


Val d’Oise has capitalised on a major challenge for growth and innovation within this sector: testing and measurement for cosmetics. As such, several stakeholders that specialise in the evaluation and profiling of cosmetics are present in Val d’Oise, including the Val d’Oise Measurement Network (Cluster of SMEs specialising in the measurement field). This is also the case of the Cosmetomic platform, led by the University of Cergy-Pontoise, which helps companies in the sector to innovate and provide proof that France brand products are safe and effective, using top-quality tools in terms of measurement and profiling. This is why the Cosmetic Valley has chosen the Val d’Oise department to organise COMET (Cosmetic Measurement &Testing), an international scientific congress that brings together international scientists, engineers, manufacturers and academic researchers every two years based on this theme, in Cergy-Pontoise.





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The Economic Expansion Committee (CEEVO) promotes the cosmetics sector through studies, information tools and databases available to companies and academic stakeholders in the sector, as well as through the coordination of networks and the organisation of demonstrations.
The Val d’Oise Measurement Network brings together the SMEs from the Val d’Oise department working in evaluation (testing) and cosmetic profiling; a Cosmetomic platform, «Cosmetomic@UCP» led by the University of Cergy-Pontoise contributes to providing proof that cosmetic products are safe and effective.

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Research and higher education
School of Industrial Biology (EBI) at the Saint-Louis Polytechnical Institute: engineers and managers in the cosmetics, pharmaceutical, agro-industrial and environmental sectors.
University of Cergy-Pontoise (UFR “Sciences and techniques”): Cosmetest 3-year degree, Masters in fine chemistry, polymer, analysis; cosmetic analysis method and technique, biochemistry of living materials; life sciences and new technologies- PhD in Chemistry.

The aim is to promote excellence in cosmetics in Val d’Oise and the sector’s stakeholders in the world.


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ESSEC - Luxury MBA:
the only MBA specialising in international luxury brand management.
EBI - ESCOM(1) - ISIPCA(2): supported by the Federation of Perfume Industries, the 3 schools have come together to organise a specialised Master’s degree (BAC + 6) in «international safety and regulation of perfumes and cosmetic products».

Public laboratories
ERRMECE: Extracellular/Cellular Matrix Relations Research Team.
SOSCO-UCP/ESCOM/CNRS: Selective Organic Synthesis and Organometallic Chemistry Laboratory.
LPPI: Polymer and Interface Physicochemistry Laboratory.
GRP2H: a branch of the INSERM 680 unit focused on Hereditary Hepatic Physiopathologies: molecular biology, DNA sequencing, cloning.

(1) ESCOM : (1) Higher School of Organic and Mineral Chemistry.
(2) ISIPCA : Higher Institute of Perfume, Cosmetics and Food Flavourings.


Flagship companies in the Val d’Oise department

Alès groupe - Production and packaging of beauty products
Bioros (laboratories) - Design and production of parapharmaceutical and cosmetic products
Clarins - Production and packaging of beauty products
Daitokasei Europe - Distribution of basic organic chemicals
Evaflor - Industrial production of perfumes and cosmetic products
Fragrance Contact - Design and production of fragrances for the perfume industry, cosmetics, personal hygiene products, household products and home fragrance products
Givaudan France fragrances - Perfume and fragrance creator
Herba Galenica - Cosmetics and nutrition science laboratory
Leonor Greyl - Shipment of hair care products
NG Payot - Production and sale of beauty products
Matis - Production of cosmetic products
Perfrance - Design and production of brand-name perfumes
Paris Axe cosmétique - Sale of beauty and cosmetic accessories
Phycosource - Biotechnology related to micro-algae and screening. Sale of plant extracts
Sensient Cosmetic Technologies - Colorants for cosmetics and hair colour
Sisley - Logistics laboratory and platform for beauty products, cosmetics and perfumes
Takasago Europe perfumery laboratory - Production and creation of fragrance concentrates
Tison Gallois (laboratories) - Production

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