Chemistry is one of the central disciplines of the Cosmetics industries.
Beyond the major contributions that come to us from chemistry such as lipochemistry, dye chemistry, synthetic chemistry in general, people, that is to say chemists, have played an important role in many sectors of this industry. Let us simply recall that the world’s leading cosmetics group, L’Oréal, was created by a chemist, Eugène Schueller.
In a recent work on behalf of Actualités Chimiques, Frédéric BONTE retraces the career of another chemist, René Alquier, who headed the laboratories of the Guerlain company. Thanks to him.