About the laboratory

Firmly focused on the future

Laboratoire Science et Nature is firmly focused on the future and driven by the desire to leave a healthy planet for future generations.

Since the very beginning, our company has been known and recognised for our expertise in the green cosmetics and cleaning products markets – true expertise “from flower to bottle” that solidifies our position as a pioneer in these markets.

It’s quite a story

There are many wonderful stories to tell about family-owned companies in France, and Laboratoire Science et Nature is one of them.
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Gilles Guilbaud created his company in Orléans, selling his green cleaning products directly to consumers at home. His wife Marie-Thérèse Guilbaud-Body worked with him to develop the product formulas. 
The Body Nature brand was launched.
The Guilbaud couple moved to the Body family farm in Deux-Sèvres. 
They transformed it into an ideal setting where the environment and industry coexist in harmony.
Personalised Ranges service begins : custom cleaning products and cosmetic design and manufacturing for private label brands.
Olivier and Antoine, Mr and Mrs Guilbaud’s sons, joined the company to continue the family adventure and propel it to new heights.
Prosens brand created to offer professional hygiene solutions made with Green Chemistry.
The 5000 m² bioclimatic building opened. It was named Cyprès and built to the HQE (Haute Qualité Environnementale) standard. It houses an R&D lab, manufacturing and packaging.
Centifolia brand purchased. This historic organic cosmetics company was founded in 1983 with values that are perfectly aligned with those of the Guilbaud family. 

Odyssée Nature company tour itinerary unveiled.
Company’s Social and Environmental Responsibility actions formalised in the Au-delà du Bio charter.
Acacia building constructed to handle increased shipping volumes and keep the logistics service at the Nueil-les-Aubiers location.
Laboratoire Science et Nature launches the Guérande Cosmetics brand in partnership with Les Salines de Guérande.
Fondation science et nature
Creation of the Fondation Science & Nature, placed under the aegis of the Fondation de France. Its mission is to initiate and support projects around 3 fields of action:
- Research : understanding the interactions between Nature, ecosystems and living organisms.
- Preservation : protecting Nature from its massive destruction by human activity.
- Sharing : spreading and protecting Nature’s knowledge everywhere and to all people.
Laboratoire Science et Nature works every day to translate our deep conviction. Today, more than 250 employees come together around shared values and commitments.

Nature is our standard

The future of the human species requires an intimate understanding of Nature, with which we form a complete whole.
Laboratoire Science et Nature’s mission is to understand natural systems, protect them and bring their benefits to humans and society. Over millions of years, Nature has developed active ingredients, ecosystems and collective rules that form a dynamically balanced unit that is complex, fragile and full of fascinating ingenuity. Laboratoire Science et Nature uses science to explore, analyse and protect these developments, putting our knowledge to work to design services, principles, products and a philosophy for collective well-being.

Values expressed every day

Our ethical principles and our values – responsibility, respect, hard work and innovation – are an essential condition for our growth, cohesion and societal responsibility

Each team member expresses these values every day and uses them to guide our actions, decisions and choices.

From flower to bottle

Laboratoire Science et Nature’s cosmetic, cleaning and well-being product Research & Development expertise meets the most exacting standards, including ISO 14001, ISO 9001, ISO 26000, ISO 22716, COSMOS and OHSAS 18001. 

The laboratory also has its own manufacturing, packaging and supply chain facilities at our site in Deux-Sèvres, France, an hour from Nantes. Our equipment can be used to produce several types of products (shampoo, lotion, detergent and cream) and package them in various containers, including tubes, bottles, jars and containers, in volumes ranging from 5ml to 20L. 

Orders are shipped to French and international destinations. In 2018, Laboratoire Science et Nature produced 6,500 tons of products and shipped 52,000 orders.

Concrete commitments to the environment

Laboratoire Science et Nature is located in a preserved natural area that helps support biodiversity by providing a home to protected plant and animal species. Because we care about the impact we have on the environment, Laboratoire Science et Nature works on various levels to limit this impact:
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Industrial facility built according to the Haute Qualité Environnementale (HQE) standard
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Part of operating energy produced from a mix of solar, wind and biomass energy, with 82 percent of energy consumed on site from renewable sources
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Organic crops managed according to biodynamic agriculture principles
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Waste and compost sorting
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Carbon audit every three years
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Car sharing scheme

Strong brands, unique experience

Laboratoire Science et Nature offers a portfolio of environmentally friendly brands that provide opportunities for meaningful consumption. These brands, which are different yet work together, as well as the unique Odyssée Nature experience, are anchored in the company’s desire to share our knowledge, expertise and convictions and make them accessible.
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Au-delà du Bio

Laboratoire Science et Nature has been using an environmentally conscious approach since our adventure began 45 years ago. Our Au-delà du Bio charter outlines the foundations of our CSR approach on three levels : 
- Our products 
- Our environment 
- Our conscience 

With this charter, Laboratoire Science et Nature goes beyond the usual CSR criteria, affirming our desire to be more innovative for Nature and Human Beings.
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Key figures

A healthy family-run company
+250
employees

€36
million in turnover

10 million
units produced

52,000
orders shipped

Our environmental responsibility
80%
of energy used is renewable

92%
of waste is recycled

148
plant species on the Estate

+95%
of containers are recyclable

Our social and solidarity responsibility
+60
organisations and initiatives supported

730 products
donated to Agence du Don en Nature

25%
junior hires

20%
senior hires

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Laboratoire Science et Nature designs and manufactures green and organic cosmetics and cleaning products that meet rigorous standards.
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CONTACT US

Laboratoire Science et Nature
49, route de Saint Clémentin
BP15 - 79250 NUEIL LES AUBIERS
+33(0)5 49 65 66 18

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