Cosmetics & Personal Care

SILAB unveils microbiota platform

SILAB is unveiling its unique multicisciplinary “Microbiota Platform” that boasts the expertise and technologies required to investigate, in a cross-cutting and complementary manner, the microbiota of the skin’s ecosystems and those of plants.
One platform and three scientific units offer an unprecedented approach to the microbiota in the cosmetic industry.



  • The Biotechnology unit works directly on plant ecosystems;
  • The Molecular Biology unit analyzes imbalances in the skin microbiota in stressful conditions or during aging;
  • The Microbiology unit is in charge of creating and developing a collection of cutaneous bacterial strains specific to SILAB.
“The skin microbiota has primarily been studied in dermatology, in contexts of disease, but many chapters remain to be written regarding the microbiota of healthy and compromised skin and its imbalances. As specialists in mastering nature and biotechnologies, we have taken a more cross-cutting approach to this theme by also focusing on the plant microbiota. This microbiota, present from the roots to the nectar in flowers, contributes to the protection, nutrition and regeneration of plants.” states Brigitte Closs-Gonthier, Deputy Managing Director, Research and Development, SILAB.


Note that the know-how of this SILAB “Microbiota Platform” will support the launch of natural and innovative active ingredients, the first of which will be presented at in-cosmetics Global in April in Amsterdam.

World leader in the engineering of natural active ingredients
SILAB’s reputation is based on excellence. An expert in skin biology and in the mastering of plants and biotechnologies for 30 years, this independent French group provides major names in cosmetic and dermo-cosmetic industry with patented and effective active ingredients.

The beauty of healthy skin.
SILAB markets a catalog of almost 100 cosmetic natural active molecules, with scientifically proven functional properties complying with international regulations. They are recognized on the global beauty market for their high level of scientific innovation.

The care of compromised skin.
SILAB softcare, a department fully dedicated to the care of compromised skin, has a strong commitment to health. Intended for the dermo-cosmetic and dermatological markets, its active ingredients respond to cutaneous disorders (atopic dermatitis, etc.) by reactivating the biological mechanisms of healthy skin according to three principles of excellence: Efficacy, Safety and Naturality.