Application laboratory Gattefossé personal care

Gattefossé application laboratories are responsible for demonstrating the benefits our ingredients can offer to prototype formulations. They provide the technical support you need to develop your cosmetic care and drug formulas. Our experts use their detailed understanding of your sector to model and solve your formulation problems.
Our formulators work in close collaboration with research and development to analyze the behavior of Gattefossé ingredients and excipients and demonstrate their benefits in formulations. We offer our customers efficient and innovative solutions that match global cosmetic and pharmaceutical trends and comply with applicable regulations.


Four application laboratories inspiring innovation

Application laboratory Gattefossé pharmaceuticals

Gattefossé’s four application laboratories are located in France, China, India, and the United States. These strategic positions permit close, local relationships with our customers.

The laboratories provide personalized service and technical support to help optimize the performance of your cosmetic and pharmaceutical products by using our ingredients. All four sites comply with the safety, hygiene, and quality standards required of our profession and are equipped with the same advanced technologies our customers use, thus guaranteeing manufacturing process reproducibility.



Our pharmaceutical application laboratories

The goals of our pharmaceutical application laboratories are:
  • To create and share orientation supports,
  • To provide customer assistance and formulation support,
  • To offer technical trainings to our network and customers.
Our formulators advocate the use of a variety of excipients and therefore address a range of dosage forms for different routes of administration:
  • Oral administration—production of controlled-release oral dosage forms, enhancement of active ingredient bioavailability through self-emulsifying lipid formulations (SELFs), development of solid SELFs, etc.
  • Topical administration—formulation of O/W and W/O emulsions, ointments, and anhydrous gels, and characterization of their sensorial properties
  • Anal and vaginal administration—selection of the most appropriate suppository bases for an active ingredient and development and characterization of suppositories and pessaries


Our cosmetic application laboratories

Application laboratory Gattefossé

Our cosmetic application laboratories apply their technical expertise to fulfill their missions:
  • evaluation of our active and functional formulation ingredients
  • qualification of new raw materials
  • co-creation of innovative products in response to regulatory changes and new market trends, with the help of our R&D teams
  • development of formulas specifically requested by our customers
  • design of raw material formula kits
Every day Gattefossé applies its full range of experience with dosage form design to offer customers original formulas—with textures matching current trends—for all applications: face, body, and hair care; makeup;
ecofriendly products, sunscreens, and more.



Sensory analysis, a unique expertise in textures

Gattefossé knows skin care and beauty products stimulate all the senses, so we attach great importance to the sensorial evaluation of our products and formulas. We have been developing our expertise in sensorial analysis since 1996.
As a leader in the field, we have established a panel of experts specialized in the characterization of textures—cosmetic products and topical pharmaceutical formulations in particular. They can accurately assess the physical and sensorial properties of any product and translate these impressions into objective data, regardless of whether they are evaluating our own formulas or other products on the market.
Our sensory database has been constantly enriched over the course of twenty years and spans over 400 formulations to help us best respond to customer requests.