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Our business

Gattefossé is a French privately-owned company, founded in 1880.Based in Saint-Priest (Lyon, France), we employ 250 people worldwide, and we are present in 60 countries through an established network of affiliates and distributors.We specialize in the creation, development, manufacture, and marketing of specialty ingredients and innovative formulation solutions for the Health and Beauty industries worldwide. Our customers range from small local businesses to multinational market-leaders.


Personal care industry


Leading the way in specialty actives and functional ingredients to meet the latest market trends

  • Identification and development of cosmetic actives of vegetable origin
  • Development of functional ingredients with outstanding sensorial benefits
  • Expertise in skin care product formulation

An extensive range of finished product prototypes illustrates the real benefits of our ingredients. A full package of technical data is available for each ingredient, including regulatory status, tolerance tests and environmental certificates.


Pharmaceutical Industry


 Leading the way in innovative lipid-based excipients and formulation solutions     

  • Expertise in lipid chemistry and drug delivery applied to functional excipients, including bioavailability enhancers, sustained release vehicles, emulsifiers, solubilizers, lubricants and taste-masking agents.
  • Products suitable for use in diverse dosage forms (tablets, capsules, suppositories, creams, ointments, liquids, powders) and various administration routes (oral, topical, rectal and vaginal)

Extensive regulatory support, full toxicology packages, technical and application guidance are available for all of our ingredients. Our expert chemists also host training seminars for customers worldwide.Regular dialogue with the international scientific and industrial communities worldwide enables us to respond effectively to our customers’ increasingly sophisticated formulation needs.



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