Silab Silab

ZI de la Nau

+33 (0)5 55 84 58 40



SILAB’s reputation is based on excellence. An expert in skin biology and in mastering plants and biotechnologies for more than 35 years, this independent French company provides major names in cosmetic and dermo-cosmetic industry with patented and effective natural active ingredients. With its fully integrated R&D, Production and Marketing, SILAB is the sustainable partner for the development of your next innovative, trend catching skin care and hair care active products


World leader in the engineering of natural active ingredients

Solutions for healthy skin - SILAB Cosmetics markets a catalog of more than 100 cosmetic natural active ingredients, with scientifically proven functional properties complying with international regulations. They are recognized on the global beauty market for their high level of scientific innovation.

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

Corporate Social Responsibility

As a sustainable supplier of natural active ingredients and in line with its three founding values of independence, excellence and quality, SILAB integrates social, environmental and societal responsibility in all its activities.

The Actively Caring CSR program gathers daily sustainable actions and sets clear and ambitious objectives for the next five years. Applied to all levels of activity, it is structured in five essential pillars:

  • 1- sustainable strategy
  • 2- the development of human potential
  • 3- responsible sourcing
  • 4- a preserved environment
  • 5- support of communities

Resulting from a collaborative work team, this unifying cross-functional program is a genuine driving force for initiatives of a company naturally committed to a sustainable world. This proactive engagement is rewarded by the EcoVadis Gold status. A report that is published each year outlines the main sustainable achievements of the SILAB’s teams.


Latest product innovation

As a forerunner, SILAB is recognized worldwide as a specialist in the engineering of natural active ingredients and in the development of advanced phytotensors for the cosmetic and dermo-cosmetic industry. Driven by its high scientific expertise, SILAB launches several products each year to answer the current and future needs of its customers.

ADAPTONYL®  - science and Ayurveda combined for a return to natural equilibria

Obtained from ashwagandha, an Ayurvedic plant with adaptogenic properties, ADAPTONYL® is a natural anti-stress active ingredient capable of acting on all the factors of cutaneous exposome (environmental and lifestyle-related aggressions). Faced with their damaging effects on the epidermis and dermis, it neutralises cell stress and restores their metabolism. The global quality of the skin subjected to the exposome is thus improved: the cutaneous micro-relief is smoothed, the skin grain is refined and the complexion radiance enhanced. ADAPTONYL® is recommended in all protective care products.


APIOSKIN® - hygroscopic excellence for a plumped skin

APIOSKIN® is a natural plumping active ingredient with outstanding hydrating properties, derived from the giant duckweed (Spirodela polyrhiza). Purified and enriched in apiogalacturonans, which give it its highly hygroscopic capacity, APIOSKIN® is able to take up and retain water, from the stratum corneum down to the upper dermis, and thus activates the levers of skin hydration. It provides a flash and long-lasting hydration, superficially and in depth. Its smoothing, plumping and radiance-boosting effects beautify the skin. APIOSKIN® is the ideal solution for dehydrated skin.


LIGHTSKIN® - the depigmenting potential of sulfur-containing peptides

LIGHTSKIN® is a natural depigmenting active ingredient rich in sulfur-containing peptides. The production of these molecules has been stimulated via a unique bioguiding process of the yeast Ogataea siamensis, allowing the efficacy of the active ingredient on melanocytes to be doubled. LIGHTSKIN® limits melanogenesis and the expression of pro-pigmenting receptors related to pollution or glycation products. Pigment defects are attenuated, complexion is lighter and more uniform, radiance is revived. Tested in Caucasian and Asian panels, LIGHTSKIN® is recommended in all depigmenting care products.


SENEVISIUM® - The anti-senescence ally to defy the signs of time

SENEVISIUM® is an anti-aging active ingredient rich in cyclitols derived from Ginkgo biloba, a supercentenarian tree with remarkable longevity. By circumventing the deleterious immunoevasion strategies put in place by senescent fibroblasts with age, SENEVISIUM® reactivates their natural elimination by the immune system and preserves matrix synthesis and epidermal renewal. The skin thus recovers its density and elasticity for an anti-wrinkle and radiance-boosting action. Tested in Caucasian volunteers, SENEVISIUM® is recommended in all skin care products for mature skin.


Worldwide Recognised Expertise

SILAB's strength comes from integrating all its activities on a single site in France.

Mastering Natural with 100% natural raw materials, eco-friendly industrial processes as well as bioactive molecule’s characterisation and assessment of its biodegradability and safety.

SILAB’s signatures in skin biology from basic research to cosmetic solutions: autophagy, dermis segmentation, epigenetics, mechanobiology, skin regeneration, etc.

Cutting-edge technologies dedicated to the development of innovative active ingredients: biotechnology, digital imaging, microbiota, phytotensors, 3D biological models (SILABSKIN®), etc.

Major Markets


Skin care: anti-wrinkle, skin complexion, firming, eye contour, exfoliant/revitalising, soothing, moisturising/repairing, protector/free radical scavenger, tensor/smoothing, anti-oily skin/pore treatment, slimming, multifunction.

Hair care: anti-hair loss/regrowth, anti-greying, anti-irritant, anti-dandruff, coating effect/protector, resistance of pigments.


Dermatological innovation; atopic dermatitis and acne.

Global Capabilities

France | SILAB
Tel: +33 5 55 84 58 40 |

Tel: 1 732 335 1030 |

China | SILAB China
Tel: 86 21 6457 3030 |

Brazil | SILAB South America
Tel: 55 11 43 04-6000 |

Singapore | SILAB South East Asia
Tel: 65 6933 1382 |

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