Brand History 

The story began in 1977 when a pharmacist biologist Jean-Noel Thorel, developed a skincare range with the worlds leading biology and dermatology specialists based on the pioneering idea that, "When skin suffers, we should use its natural biology and teach it to react, rather than treating it". For BIODERMA, a product should not take over the skin's job, but should help the skin to do its job better. Thus, the Dermatological Biology concept was born.


30 years on with over 50 worldwide patents, BIODERMA's advanced research has profoundly altered the way products are formulated providing a dedicated solution for each skin condition. Most products are patented with the DAF complex that offers a natural preservative system, a combination of 4 sugars with golden seaweed that helps minimise preservative concentration and increase the skin tolerability.


Devoting major resources to research and innovations since it was founded; Bioderma still works in close collaboration with dermatologists and renowned institutions research centres (such as CNRS, INSERM, Universities). Sensibio H2O, its micellar solution is one good example: it was the first non-rinse cleansing water of this type invented.

For that reason, BIODERMA is today supported by leading dermatologists, is recommended by pharmacists and is overwhelmingly favoured by customers all over the world.


The Laboratory in France and Overseas


Based in Lyon, France and 3rd most recommended brand in its home country, Bioderma Laboratory also benefits from an extensive international presence with products sold in more than 80 countries. 

The laboratory in France and overseas