For over 125 years, FEBEA (« Fédération des Entreprises de la Beauté ») the French Federation of Beauty Companies has served professionals in the cosmetic industry (perfume, skin care, make-up, personal care products and toiletries, hair products…). We are the only trade association for manufacturers operating in France. We federate over 300 members (82% small/medium-sized companies and 18% larger businesses and multinationals) covering over 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 informed of the evolution in our industry in order to ensure that our interests are taken into account in the legislative and regulatory processes.
We gather entrepreneurs to identify the challenges that our industry is facing and define its main guidelines. We organise working groups with the experts of our member companies to define our positions, disseminate 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.