Who we are

 

An incubator of indie beauty brands and part of Marie Claire’s 360°portfolio of multimedia activity, FRANCELAB creates innovative product, design and strategy to both startup, and well-established companies, looking to take their creative visions to the next level.

Offering both full-service and a la carte services across the skin, color, hair and fragrance categories, FRANCELAB creates products spanning the drug, mass and prestige channels with a consumer-centric, speed-to-market mentality.

With offices in NY, Paris and Hong Kong, we are a disruptive force in beauty. Armed with industry trends and insights direct from the Marie Claire Group, publishing 35 editions around the world, as well as our own independent laboratory and chemists, FRANCELAB provides the global vision necessary for differentiation and growth in today’s competitive market.

Who we are

 

An incubator of indie beauty brands and part of Marie Claire’s 360°portfolio of multimedia activity, FRANCELAB creates innovative product, design and strategy to both startup, and well-established companies, looking to take their creative visions to the next level.

Offering both full-service and a la carte services across the skin, color, hair and fragrance categories, FRANCELAB creates products spanning the drug, mass and prestige channels with a consumer-centric, speed-to-market mentality.

With offices in NY, Paris and Hong Kong, we are a disruptive force in beauty. Armed with industry trends and insights direct from the Marie Claire Group, publishing 35 editions around the world, as well as our own independent laboratory and chemists, FRANCELAB provides the global vision necessary for differentiation and growth in today’s competitive market.

” Because influencers are reshaping the global Beauty landscape, because Fast Beauty is the new paradigm, I have created FranceLab to imagine, create and lead the Future of Beauty

Thibaut Fougeras, Founder & CEO

” Because influencers are reshaping the global Beauty landscape, because Fast Beauty is the new paradigm, I have created FranceLab to imagine, create and lead the Future of Beauty

Thibaut Fougeras, Founder & CEO

Thibaut Fougeras is the Founder of FRANCELAB, a French agency specializing in international beauty innovation. Thibaut started his career with six years at L’Oreal where he led the creation of several new international Beauty lines. Thibaut was later recruited by LVMH where he held various Management positions for Givenchy and Christian Dior across the US, EU and Asian markets.

During his seven years with the company, he was most inspired by LVMH’s innovation center in Tokyo. Here, a marketer and chemist work hand-in-hand to create innovative concepts focused on specific target markets with a business-driven mindset. It was this unique approach that inspired him to leave the corporate world and start FRANCELAB in 2007.

Armed with a strong luxury marketing background and a vision to bring this level of knowledge and global perspective to small, up-and-coming brands, FRANCELAB was a success from day one in Paris, and was expanded to the US market with a New York City office in 2014. In 2015, FRANCELAB was acquired by French media giant, Marie Claire Group, in an effort to diversify and expand their services to its luxury beauty advertisers.

Today, ten years later, FRANCELAB continues to innovate for both start-ups, as well as multi-billion dollar brands, by pairing its proprietary cutting-edge technology with its best in class clientele.

Thibaut Fougeras is the Founder of FRANCELAB, a French agency specializing in international beauty innovation. Thibaut started his career with six years at L’Oreal where he led the creation of several new international Beauty lines. Thibaut was later recruited by LVMH where he held various Management positions for Givenchy and Christian Dior across the US, EU and Asian markets.

During his seven years with the company, he was most inspired by LVMH’s innovation center in Tokyo. Here, a marketer and chemist work hand-in-hand to create innovative concepts focused on specific target markets with a business-driven mindset. It was this unique approach that inspired him to leave the corporate world and start FRANCELAB in 2007.

Armed with a strong luxury marketing background and a vision to bring this level of knowledge and global perspective to small, up-and-coming brands, FRANCELAB was a success from day one in Paris, and was expanded to the US market with a New York City office in 2014. In 2015, FRANCELAB was acquired by French media giant, Marie Claire Group, in an effort to diversify and expand their services to its luxury beauty advertisers.

Today, ten years later, FRANCELAB continues to innovate for both start-ups, as well as multi-billion dollar brands, by pairing its proprietary cutting-edge technology with its best in class clientele.

Our Team

A team of over 30 cosmetic industry experts and chemists from such leading companies as Estēe Lauder, Revlon, Avon, L’Oréal, Dior, Chanel and Sephora. Led by beauty industry veteran, Thibaut Fougeras and with offices in Paris, New York and Hong Kong, we are a talented and passionate group sharing a single mission, to innovate and create products and brands that matter.

Our Team

 

A team of over 30 cosmetic industry experts and chemists from such leading companies as Estēe Lauder, Revlon, Avon, L’Oréal, Dior, Chanel and Sephora. Led by beauty industry veteran, Thibaut Fougeras and with offices in Paris, New York and Hong Kong, we are a talented and passionate group sharing a single mission, to innovate and create products and brands that matter.

THIBAUT FOUGERAS
THIBAUT FOUGERAS
CEO
SERGE DANTAS
SERGE DANTAS
Deputy Managing Director | EU
Warren YEE
Warren YEE
Chief Operating Officer | US
Sandrine Mary
Sandrine Mary
Marketing Director | EU
Caroline Rimlinger
Caroline Rimlinger
R&D Manager | EU
Agnès Fouqué
Agnès Fouqué
Creative Director | EU
Kanie Nganga
Kanie Nganga
Purchase & Development Manager | EU
Elodie Busso
Elodie Busso
Regulatory & Quality Manager | EU
Robert Vuillemin
Robert Vuillemin
Accountant & Office Manager | EU
Abby Thomas
Abby Thomas
Senior Project Manager | US
Shiyun Ou
Shiyun Ou
Project Manager | EU
Louis Claverie
Louis Claverie
Designer | EU
Nancy Lidan
Nancy Lidan
Senior Project Manager | HK
Audrey Pegeon
Audrey Pegeon
Project Manager | EU
Maurane Puzenat
Maurane Puzenat
R&D Formulator | EU
Héloïse Retailleau
Héloïse Retailleau
R&D Project manager| EU
Radhika Mehta
Radhika Mehta
VP Innovation & Strategic Development | US
Fanny Alberti
Fanny Alberti
Graphic Designer | EU
Julie Cheron
Julie Cheron
R&D Project manager | EU
Deborah Wininger
Deborah Wininger
Project Manager | US
Aurélie Beroard
Aurélie Beroard
Regulatory Specialist | EU
Maude Aubin
Maude Aubin
project manager | EU
Tyler Wittlinger
Tyler Wittlinger
Operations Finance Associate | US
Céline Seng
Céline Seng
Project Manager | EU