The cosmetic industry represents 6,000 jobs in Bretagne

Historically famous for thalassotherapy, Bretagne has become the national leader in marine biotechnology, the latter being used in the beauty products of major brands worldwide. 50% of research is carried out within the region where the sector employs 6,000 employees and generates a revenue of €1.8 bn. The Fourth-largest global player, Yves Rocher (La Gacilly) represents 3,000 jobs and a revenue of €1.2 bn. The 150 others in the industry are algae producers, seaside plants (salicornia, criste-marine), processors that extract active ingredients for formulators, or companies like Phytomer (Saint-Malo) which manufacture finished products. Many subcontractors remain little known such as Agrimer, Technature, Sciences et mer, Lessonia, Codif… They work for major brands such as Clarins and L’Oreal.

Source : Ouest France Entreprises – 06/07/2016
Photo credit : Bretagne Développement Innovation