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About Gattefossé

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. The headquarters are located in Saint-Priest, near Lyon, France. 


Key figures

  • Creation in 1880
  • 2 markets: Personal Care and Pharmaceuticals
  • 2 expertises in speciality chemistry: lipid chemistry and plant chemistry
  • 25% of our employees dedicated to R&D and applications
  • 4 Technical Centers of Excellence: China, France, India, USA
  • 12 affiliates and 40 distributors covering 90 countries
  • 3 production sites in France, Singapore and the USA (under construction)
  • Gatt’up & act: 3 pillars in our CSR strategy

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About us

  • About us

Our mission is to advance science for well-being. ​ Founded in Lyon, France, in 1880, Gattefossé is a leading provider of specialty ingredients and formulation solutions for the beauty and health care industries worldwide.​ Specialists in lipid and plant chemistry, we design and produce effective natural actives and functional lipid excipients. ​ Our history is based on our founders' deep-rooted commitment to sustainable development, innovation and the quality of our relationships with all the players in our ecosystem. We give our customers and partners all the attention and resources they need to develop expert, tailor-made and responsible solutions. Thanks to us, they can provide their own customers with solutions that meet the same standards worldwide. 


Corporate social responsability

  • CSR

Gattefossé has always combined science and consciousness to innovate in cosmetic and pharmaceutical ingredients. A science of excellence that respects the living world in all its forms. We take particular care to control our operations to limit any impact on the ecosystems surrounding us. Let's discover together how we are committed to an elevated level of responsible science.


The history of Gattefossé began in 1880. It has been shaped throughout the life experiences, know-how and convictions of the family's leaders.