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France Lab sets up offices and an open innovation hub in New York

France Lab, the subsidiary of the Marie Claire Group specialising in the creation perfume and cosmetics creation, is reinforcing its international business with the opening of its Beauty Lab in New York.

The Beauty Lab features a 200 sqm co-working area that will allow France Lab to host and support ten companies working on innovative projects.

The Beauty Lab features a 200 sqm co-working area that will allow France Lab to host and support ten companies working on innovative projects.

One year after being acquired in June 2015 by the Marie Claire Group, France Lab is accelerating its development with the ambition “to project abroad the excellence of French know how in cosmetic products.” Located nearby Times Square, the Beauty Lab gathers France Lab’s entire know how in one single space: « ideation », marketing, designing and engineering packaging, R&D, formulation, regulation and production.

To host and support innovative projects

First of its kind, the Beauty Lab also features a 200 sqm co-working area that will allow France Lab to host and support “ten companies working on innovative projects that will be at the forefront of beauty in the future.

A true laboratory of ideas, think tank, incubator and accelerator projects, this hub is a gateway to the world of beauty. It is accessible to all upon membership request and provides access to a club space for beauty-focused events, connecting the industry and providing trends information on the sector.

« Beauty is experiencing a profound revolution since post war, with new technologies allowing more access to consumers and completely shaking up the beauty sector. With the creation of the Beauty Lab in New York, we wanted to position ourselves at the forefront of these changes by allowing our clients and our members to fully enjoy new developing opportunities, » says Thibaut Fougeras, CEO of France Lab.

Beyond women press

This new step in the development of France Lab fits with the diversification strategy of Marie Claire Group, one of the world’s leading women magazine publishers.

« It is natural that the Marie Claire Group, a leader in the beauty sector for several generations, continues to be a pioneer and trend-setter for women and their beauty. The Beauty Lab represents a new step forward in the Group’s development, illustrating our desire to strengthen our leadership and drive our clients’ growth in the beauty sector, » adds Arnaud de Contades, CEO of Marie Claire Group.

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  • Arnaud de Contades, CEO of Marie Claire Group
  • Thibaut Fougeras, CEO of France Lab
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