Jean-Noël Thorel, a founder who fights against preconceptions

NAOS was founded by Jean-Noël Thorel, pharmacist-biologist. At a very early stage he overthrew the established understanding of the beauty industry, going so far as to shift its paradigm.

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He began his career in a pharmacy located
Gare de l’Est in Paris, working in close contact with clients. This experience
was the basis of his determination
to better understand the needs of all.

In 1973, he worked alongside Jean-Henri Belin the Managing Director of the pharmaceutical laboratory PHARMEX which belonged
to MERCK and RICKER.

He then became the Director of the GOUPIL laboratories alongside its founder,
Jean-Jacques Goupil. He left due to an ethical disagreement over the formulation
of the sun care product BERGASOL.

Jean-Noël Thorel’s pioneering vision naturally led him to entrepreneurship. In 1977, Jean-Noël Thorel founded the research center CEREDAP (Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche en Esthétique et Dermatologie Appliquée), where he created the first Bioderma and Institut Esthederm products.

Starting from the principle that « when skin
is suffering, rather than over-treat it, it must
be taught to function properly »,
he created innovative product concepts
with the support of renowned dermatology researchers and registered his first patents.

With the creation of new modes of action inspired by the skin and passing the skin barrier, he contributed to the evolution
of the legislation and changed the paradigm
of traditional cosmetics.

Jean-Noël Thorel’s pioneering vision naturally led him to entrepreneurship. In 1977, Jean-Noël Thorel founded the research center CEREDAP (Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche en Esthétique et Dermatologie Appliquée), where he created the first Bioderma and Institut Esthederm products.

Starting from the principle that « when skin
is suffering, rather than over-treat it, it must
be taught to function properly »,
he created innovative product concepts
with the support of renowned dermatology researchers and registered his first patents.

With the creation of new modes of action inspired by the skin and passing the skin barrier, he contributed to the evolution
of the legislation and changed the paradigm
of traditional cosmetics.

Jean-Noël Thorel, Founder and President
of NAOS

Jean-Noël Thorel, Founder and President
of NAOS

"I moved forward with

the profound belief

that there was something

important to be done

in an industry that limited

its mission to the superficial

embellishment of women."

Jean-Noël Thorel