Laboratoires Expanscience

In 2019, Expanscience – a French independently-owned pharmaceutical and dermo-cosmetics laboratory – generated a turnover of €266.9 million, 71% of which out of France and employed 1021 people.

For 70 years, the company has built up a solid international reputation as an innovator and as a specialist in skin health and in the treatment of osteoarthritis. Its products, among which two leading brands – Piasclédine 300 and Mustela – are sold in more than 100 countries (101 distributing countries and 16 subsidiaries). Expanscience also develops and sells natural cosmetic active ingredients to be used in cosmetics, both in France and abroad.

Helping people to remain in good health – to regain their mobility and keep their skin healthy – has always been central to the group's growth strategy.

Driven by its desire to support healthcare professionals in their prevention and advisory work, and in their role of keeping people informed, Laboratoires Expanscience have set up numerous initiatives designed to keep patients and consumers informed and to enable them to share their experiences.

The whole value chain is integrated into the company – from research through to production and distribution. Its cutting-edge research, focused on cartilage and the skin's “barrier” functions, has resulted in 1018 patents being registered throughout the world. The group's production facilities are located in Epernon, France, at an ISO 14001-certified site, and are designed to have minimum impact on people and the environment. Expanscience's commitment to ensuring high levels of quality and manufacturing its products in France is central to its international influence.

As of 2004, Expanscience has adopted a Corporate Social Responsibility approach. This commitment implies for instance the supply of raw materials from responsible sources and a demanding eco-design approach in product development.

Laboratoires Expanscience is rated exemplary by the Committed to CSR label and is the first pharmaceutical and dermo-cosmetics laboratory in the world to be certified by B Corp, an international label awarded to companies that have a positive impact on society and the environment.


Laboratoires Expanscience in figures

• Creation: 1950

• 2019 turnover: €266.9 M

• 71% of turnover out of France

• 101 distributing countries 16 subsidiaries

• 1021 employees

• 52 million products manufactured in 2019

• Activities: Dermo-Cosmetics, Dermatology, Rheumatology, Cosmetic active ingredients More information: 

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