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“Demand is strong for expert dermo-cosmetic products,” Sabrina Ethève-Colson, Alpol Cosmétique

The French manufacturer, specialized in the contract manufacturing of skincare formulas, continues to invest to offer services with a pharma level to its customers. Product innovation is also a key issue for Alpol Cosmétique, whether in the dermocosmetic field or for institutes. Alpol continues to expand in France but also abroad, thanks to strong demand. Overview with Sabrina Ethève-Colson, Commercial and Marketing Director.

Sabrina Ethève-Colson, Alpol Cosmétique

Sabrina Ethève-Colson, Alpol Cosmétique

Premium Beauty News - Alpol Cosmétique is mostly involved in skincare?

Sabrina Ethève-Colson - Yes, high-quality skincare is our core business, particularly for institutes or in dermo-cosmetics and dermo-aesthetics. We also have a significant expertise in the manufacture of sunscreen products. However, we are diversifying our portfolio with products in between skincare and make-up, in particular tinted suncare products and glosses.

Our main expertise remains formulation, with of course particular attention given to ensure regulatory compliance. We can also conduct compatibility and efficiency tests and offer products manufactured in compliance with the most stringent standards.

Premium Beauty News - Certification is an important part of your strategy.

Sabrina Ethève-Colson - Our ambition has always been to provide our customers with cosmetics complying with the highest production standards. Since 2011, we have an ISO 22716 certification, which means we are compliant with good cosmetic manufacturing practices, and we recently obtained the ISO 13485 certification that relates to the quality management system for the production of medical devices, and we are also ISO 9001 certified.

Alpol Cosmétique aims to provide services in line with requests from institutes and selective distribution but also with the expectations of pharmaceutical companies seeking to diversify their product offering with cosmetic, dermo-cosmetic and dermo-aesthetic lines.

Premium Beauty News - Can you give us an example of one of these medical devices?

Sabrina Ethève-Colson - We offer for example peelings with a high acid concentration. Products with mainly mechanical properties can also be in high demand in terms of medical devices. These treatments are increasingly popular in pharmacies and drugstores, with products being more and more high tech, often sold on an expert’s medical advice or a pharmacist.

Premium Beauty News - Just like institutes, it is a particularly demanding segment in terms of innovation?

Sabrina Ethève-Colson - Absolutely! Dermo-cosmetics is a very demanding segment in terms of innovative actives and advanced delivery technologies. Alpol Cosmétique since June 2014 is also the holder of a patent on an encapsulation technique, which enables to release actives, not through friction during the application but through a chemical reaction with the skin. This allows adapting the release time of the active with the product’s function and the customer’s desire.

Beyond these issues, like for every cosmetic, textures are also essential. As of September our new website will provide customers with a private access, an overview of our entire catalogue with a search engine for textures.

Premium Beauty News - And what about investments?

Sabrina Ethève-Colson - We expanded our logistics area to offer greater flexibility to our customers. Since the beginning of this year we now have almost 4,000 sqm dedicated to this purpose. We also plan to inaugurate a new laboratory early 2016 with a tripled surface area, always with the aim to consolidate our expertise in research, development and formulation. For our customers, we don’t want to stand as a mere subcontractor, we want to be considered a fully fledged partner at the forefront of innovation.

New for Fall 2015

At Beyond Beauty Paris 2015, from September 15 to 17, Alpol will showcase its new AGEceutix collection.

Composed of 3 complementary products, this new innovative anti-ageing concept is based on a complex of highly efficient active ingredients and acts on all ageing signs for visible, immediate and long-term results. The range is composed of a filler, a cream and a blur serum.

Interview by Vincent Gallon

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