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For over 125 years, FEBEA (« Fédération des Entreprises de la Beauté ») the French Federation for Beauty Companies has served professionals in the cosmetic industry (perfume, skin care, make-up, personal care products and toiletries, hair products…). We are the unique official trade union in the cosmetic industry for manufacturers operating in France. We bring together over 300 members (82% small/medium-sized companies and 18% large corporations and multinationals) responsible for 90% of the industry’s turnover.
What we do
We defend the cosmetics industry’s interests in France, before government authorities, the economic and scientific communities, and civil society. Our 25 staff members are in contact with ministries, agencies, public administrations but also NGOs, consumer groups or scientific societies. We keep public authorities updated about the evolutions of our industry in order to ensure that our interests are taken into account in the legislative and regulatory processes.
We gather company owners and executives in order to identify the challenges our industry is facing and define its main guidelines. We set up and host working groups where experts from our member companies work together to define our positions, share good practices and assist teams in the quality approach.
As the advocate of our members, we speak with one voice to the media and remain the preferred contact for the press to inform them about the evolution in the industry and the activities of our members.