CONGO BASIN: Cosmetic Valley finances the forest cosmetopoeia

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BASSIN DU CONGO: l’organisme Cosmetic Valley finance la cosmétopée forestière ©Fabian Plock /Shutterstock

The French perfumery and cosmetics industry, united and coordinated by Cosmetic Valley, has announced a financial endowment of more than 500,000 euros for the study of the forest cosmetopoeia of the Congo Basin. This funding, supported by Cosmetic Valley's endowment fund, will allow the allocation of grants for the realization, on site, of internships, doctoral theses and post-doctorates in the field of cosmetopoeia.

This is the cosmetic version of the sustainable exploitation of forest resources. The forest cosmetopoeia, presented by the French cosmetics industry, on the occasion of the One Forest Summit, held on 1 and 2 March 2023 in Libreville, Gabon.

Developed by Cosmetic Valley over the past ten years, the forest cosmetopoeia was at the heart of discussions in Libreville. The aim was to encourage the continent’s states to develop their genetic wealth and traditional cosmetic uses associated with them in order to conserve them, inventory them, and then develop, around them, an economic and ecological ecosystem that will create growth and jobs.

“I am pleased that the President of the Republic and the Gabonese authorities wished to have the cosmetics industry testify on the occasion of this first One Forest Summit. It is with enthusiasm that we have responded to this call. Cosmetics are as old as the world. It concerns humanity, children or elderly people, women or men, on the whole earth. It was born from natural resources. Preserving them is an imperative. Knowing the extent and multiple properties is a wealth for all,” says Marc-Antoine Jamet, President of the Cosmetic Valley cluster.

Funding for the study of forest cosmetopoeia in Central Africa

To promote the forest cosmetopoeia in the Congo Basin, the French cosmetics industry, coordinated by the association Cosmetic Valley announces a financial endowment of over 500,000 euros. This funding, supported by the Cosmetic Valley endowment fund, will allow the allocation of scholarships for the realization, on site, of internships, doctoral theses and post-doctoral studies in the field of cosmetology.

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Cosmetic Valley is the cluster of the French perfumery and cosmetics industry, charged by the French government with implementing a strategy to coordinate the actions carried out for the sector. The organization brings together 3,200 companies, 80% of which are small and medium-sized businesses and about 100 major brands, representing all areas of the cosmetics industry. With a turnover of 45 billion euros and 250,000 jobs, Cosmetic Valley is also the world’s leading network for research in cosmetology with 500 projects representing an investment of 520 million euros.

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