NAOS Research and Development (R&D)

R&D Department
Research programs driven by ecobiology
One year of innovation at NAOS
At the heart of a complete scientific ecosystem
Ingredient expertise
Click on the circles to see

R&D Department

Since

1988

An independent French laboratory based in Aix-en-Provence and 2 investigation and clinical research centres based in Lyon and Buenos Aires.

120

NAOS People/scientists

committed to our patients/consumers

Competitive Proposal

User listening studies, trend decoding, and market analyzis to create innovative concepts.

Biological research

Permanent scientific watch in skin biology and development of innovative models in our own biological research laboratory.

Product development

Formulatory and packaging expertise to ensure efficacy, tolerance, sensoriality and practicality for each product.

Regulatory & toxicological expertise

Rigorous monitoring and compliance with international regulations. Toxicological expertise & permanent watch about ingredients.

Clinical evaluation

Systematic assessment of product efficacy and tolerance on healthy volunteers and clinical trials with international CROs in our own clinical research centers (based in France & Argentina).

Research programs driven by ecobiology

We believe in ecobiology to help the skin live according to its natural biology, in a lasting way.
6

international publications.

14

national & international posters.

7

collaborations with national & international KOL.

50

millions of euros of investiments planned in the next 3 years and 30 ongoing research programs.

One year of innovation at NAOS

200

in-vitro tests on 1.2 billion skin cells to assess and compare active ingredients.

35.000

user talk analysis to provide insight-based innovation.

110

ecobiological formulas to create new products or improve the quality and efficacy of existing ones.

800

safety tests to ensure the innocuity & tolerance of our products.

200

efficacy tests on volunteers & clinical studies under medical supervision to assess the efficacy of our products in real condition of use.

8

patents.

At the heart of a complete scientific ecosystem

Collaboration with international experts

to challenge our concepts, select the best biological targets and design innovative technologies.

Collaboration with university hospitals

to identify the root causes of skin disorders and perform clinical studies on patients in real condition.

Collaboration with suppliers & CROs

to develop innovative and exclusive ingredients or evaluation models.

Ingredient expertise

4

ecobiological selection criteria (biomimetic, pure molecules, polyfunctional ingredients, interacting with biological skin mechanism).

78

biomimetic active ingredients, identical or similar to natural skin constituents, to ensure the best skin affinity & optimal biological activity.

650

ingredients strictly selected among 30.000 available in the cosmetic industry (=2%).

Safety
Efficacy
Traceability
Sustainability