Cosmetics

The French capital is synonymous with beauty, and the Paris Region boasts an unparalleled concentration of global companies, R&D centers, production sites and distribution networks in the sector.

  1. 200 companies with more than 16,000 employees – 40% of the industry total
  2. €14.5+ billion revenues, including 55% from exports

Each year, Paris hosts the Beyond Beauty Factory international exhibition to gather the entire industry.

The beauty industry also converges in Paris for a host of other events, including In-Cosmetics (ingredients for cosmetics and beauty products), MCB by Beauté Sélection 2019 (hair and beauty products), Mondial Spa et Beauté and Make Up in Paris.

A strategic hub

France is the leading producer of perfume and cosmetics in Europe and the majority of this sector realize a large share of their figure export business.
All the biggest industry names have located their strategic operations – R&D, production, logistics, design and packaging – in the Paris Region, including L’Oréal, LVMH, Guerlain, Clarins, Hermès, and Chanel.
Leading international brands are also at the center of the action, such as Johnson & Johnson, Shiseido, DHC and Natura.
Cosmetic ingredients suppliers such as Danisco, Firmenich, Givaudan, IFF and Takasago are also located in the Paris Region.
A dense network of outlets of distributors (Sephora, Marionnaud, department store…) facilitates easy flow products to the consumer.

  1. 4,500 establishments for the perfume-cosmetics sector in Paris Region and 37,900 salaried jobs, manufacturers and distributors
  2. The Paris Region ranks as the first region of France
  3. 45 billion euros in sales for the entire industry in France, including 24 billion euros made by manufacturers
  4. €14.5 billion revenues in France from exports

In Paris Region, the products of perfumery and cosmetics rank 7th in products exported.

World-class research and savoir-faire

The Paris Region’s contract research organizations (CROs) specialize in the clinical development of dermatological products.
Cosmetic Valley, the world’s leading network of cosmetics and perfumery operations, brings together more than 500 companies in the sector, helping manufacturers stay on the cutting edge of scientific innovation. Cosmetic Valley is comprised of 350 accredited R&D projects (€370 million in investments, 130 labs and teaching institutions).
The Paris Region’s unrivaled position in the beauty industry stems from its highly-qualified workforce. Specialized training is provided by renowned institutions such as ISIPCA, which has trained industry leaders in fragrance and cosmetics since 1970.

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