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L’Oréal gains access to skin stim

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

L'Oréal breaks into the skin-care device market through a partnership with Light BioScience, a developer of non-invasive GentleWaves LED (Light Emitting Diode) Photomodulation "used by physicians and medical spas around the world to reduce wrinkles and improve skin." Announced Dec. 12, the scientific collaboration allows for the co-development of skin-care stimulation devices based on Light BioScience's proprietary technology and extends L'Oréal the opportunity for future worldwide marketing of devices already developed by Light BioScience. "We have decided to pool our in-depth knowledge of skin ... to offer consumers a new and complementary approach to skin care," L'Oréal Executive VP-R&D Jean-Francois Grollier states. The French beauty firm will create a unit for "instrumental cosmetics" within its Research and Development Division

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