Perfumes and Cosmetics

> 158 establishments

> 10,800 employees

> 1st French region for production of perfumes and cosmetics

> 2.3 billion euros export turnover in 2011

The perfumes and cosmetics sector is a key industrial activity in the Centre-Loire Valley region and was recognised as a national competitive cluster in 2005, under the name “Sciences de la Beauté et du Bien-être” – a label that confirms the status of this regional sector, which has been organised as a Local Productive System for several years now.
The sector developed in the 1970s, and has been participating in promotion of the « Cosmetic Valley » association’s activities for the last ten years.

The sector’s key companies

Parfums Christian Dior, Shiseido, Procter & Gamble, Gemey-Maybelline, Pierre Fabre Dermocosmétique, Reckitt Benckiser, SCA Packaging Nicollet, Lancaster, Guerlain, LVMH Recherche, Alban Muller

The Cosmetic Valley competitive cluster

Cosmetic Valley is famed throughout the world, promoting the image of “made in France” know-how in the field of perfumes and cosmetics. It is the sector’s leading industrial network worldwide.

The Cosmetic Valley competitive cluster strengthens ties between its companies. From cultivation of plants that supply natural extracts for cosmetics to packaging and dispatch of finished products, via composition of new concentrates, plastic injection and labelling of bottles, creation of “new generation” cosmetic formulas, monitoring and assessment of products, POP design and logistics – every segment of the perfumes and cosmetics sector is present and active...



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