For 40 years, NAOS' approach has fought the status quo
to better care for the skin

NAOS distinguishes itself in Skincare, with the aim of extending its scope to Human care (Health, Beauty, Well-being).
By working with a unique network of pioneers in health, beauty and well-being, we have surpassed legal requirements to create authentic products
that respect the skin and act when and where they are needed.

"Be

the change

you want

in the world".

1977

Creation of the first Bioderma products and of the CEREDAP (Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches en Esthétique et Dermatologie Appliquée)Research Center .

1978

Creation of Institut Esthederm brand and its first products. A brand devoted to supporting women's beauty over time.

1985

Creation of DIPTA (Développement Industrialisation et Promotion de Technologies Appliquées) to support the R&D and manufacturing of Bioderma and Institut Esthederm products.

1995

Invention of Micellar Water technology by Bioderma, leading to the creation of the new beauty care category. Sensibio H20, the first micellar water, still #1 on the market today.

1999

Invention of Cellular Water technology, inspired by the skin's water by the Institut Esthederm.

2001

Opening of the first affiliate abroad, in Italy. Since then, NAOS has opened more than 40 affiliates around the world.

2011

Creation of the Etat Pur brand. A biomimetic Skincare approach to bring the skin only what it needs. Nothing more, nothing less.

2016

Merger of Bioderma, Institut Esthederm and Etat Pur activities into a cohesive company called NAOS.

2018

Creation of NAOS' ILS Institute (Institute of Life Science) with world-renowned researchers.

NAOS, a symbolic name

The NAOS name comes from a star in the Puppis constellation which one day be one of the brightest stars in the sky. The star symbol echoes the story of The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, whose poetic vision of relationships inspired the humanist vision of its founder.