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Biesterfeld and Laboratoires Expanscience conclude distribution agreement for the personal care segment in DACH and Poland

With immediate effect, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie will exclusively distribute the natural-origin ingredients by French manufacturer Laboratoires Expanscience in the personal care sector in the DACH region (excluding French-speaking Switzerland) and Poland. The distribution agreement covers a product portfolio of over 30 active ingredients used in formulations for hair and skin care.

The portfolio of the family-owned group Laboratoires Expanscience is based on innovative, sustainably sourced active ingredients that combine naturalness and functionality. The raw materials are 100% of natural origin and the majority are COSMOS certified. 43% of the products come from upcycling. The ingredients are used in skin care lines for babies and adults as well as versatile cosmetic products, ranging from anti-aging to anti-acne.

"The new partnership with Laboratoires Expanscience, gives us the opportunity to complete our unique  portfolio of actives. Laboratoires Expanscience's raw materials offer an excellent balance between naturalness and effectiveness. We are looking forward to working with these products that respond very well to current trends such as sustainability and resource conservation and are suitable for a wide range of personal care applications," says Bettina Heick, Business Manager LifeScience at Biesterfeld Spezialchemie.

Armelle Le Peniec, Cosmetic Active Ingredients Director at Laboratoire Expanscience adds: “All our team is very happy and proud to welcome Biesterfeld Spezialchemie in our international partner network. We are very confident to develop a great collaboration due to Biesterfeld’s solid experience in ingredients distribution, technical expertise and excellent logistics capabilities in the  DACH region and Poland. We are pleased to move forward together.”

About Laboratoires Expanscience
You don’t give your all without a good reason. At Expanscience, we are a mission-driven company, and our purpose is to help individuals shape their well-being, from the youngest to the oldest. It’s what has inspired us to move forward, carry out research and innovate for over seventy years. Independence is our lifeblood. We’re a French company that is 100% family-owned, with products in over 100 countries from brands like Mustela, Piasclédine 300 and a range of Cosmetic Active Ingredients. For us, it’s clear: the well-being of humans cannot be separated from that of the planet, and it’s up to all of us to ensure this. Our positive impact on society and the environment has been recognized by the B Corp label, and we commit to being a company that’s better for the world.

Expanscience at a glance:

  • Founded in 1950
  • Four businesses: Dermo-Cosmetics, Dermatology, Rheumatology, Cosmetic Active Ingredients 
  • 2021 turnover: €287.2 M, including 74% from international sales 
  • 1,043 employees and 14 subsidiaries
  • 3.2% of turnover invested in research and development 
  • Find out more: www.expanscience.com

About Biesterfeld Spezialchemie 
Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is one of the leading international distributors of specialty chemical products, food ingredients and solutions worldwide. The product portfolio focuses on the requirements of selected industries, including composites and tooling, personal care and cleaning, healthcare, paints and coatings, adhesives, polyurethane, construction, nutrition, electrical, electronics and energy. As a partner to leading global suppliers, the company is represented throughout Europe and provides solution-orientated, technology-based expertise as well as customised solutions. Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is part of the Biesterfeld Group, which has been active as a trade and service company for 115 years. With over 40 locations worldwide, the mainly family-owned group is one of the leading distributors for plastics, rubber, as well as basic and specialty chemicals.

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