The backing of Expanscience Laboratories

In 2013, Expanscience – a French independently-owned pharmaceutical and dermo-cosmetics laboratory – generated turnover of €259.4 million, 45% of which was through exports, and employed 893 people.

History of Expanscience

Over more than 60 years, the company has built up a solid international reputation as an innovator and as a specialist in skin and the treatment of arthritis.  Its products, which include two leading brands – Piasclédine 300 and Mustela – are sold in more than 97 countries (85 distributing countries and 12 subsidiaries). Expanscience develops and also sells natural-origin active ingredients for use in cosmetics, both in France and abroad.

Helping people to remain in good health – to retain 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 educated and informed, and enable them to share their experiences.

The whole value chain is integrated into the company – from research through to production and distributions.

Skincare Research

Its cutting-edge research, which is focused on cartilage and the skin's barrier functions, has resulted in 723 patents being registered throughout the world. The group's production facilities are located in Épernon 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 are central to the influence that it has at international level.

Laboratoires Expanscience adopted a Corporate Social Responsibility approach ten years ago. This is a policy whereby raw plant matter supplies are sourced in ways that do not harm the farmers and the countries that produce them, and a more environmentally-friendly approach to product design is adopted.

Expanscience is the first pharmaceutical and cosmetics laboratory whose contribution to sustainable development was recognised as exemplary by the AFAQ 26000 assessment in 2013.


Laboratoires Expanscience in figures


  • Date created: 1950
  • 2013 turnover: €259.4 million
  • 85 distributing countries
  • 12 subsidiaries
  • 893 employes
  • 58 million products manufactured in 2013


Activities: Dermo-Cosmetics, Dermatology, Rheumatology, Cosmetic active ingredients

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