Laboratoires Expanscience has acquired Babo Botanicals, a leading skincare brand for babies and adults with sensitive skin.
Laboratoires Expanscience is a family-owned French pharmaceutical and dermo-cosmetics company that specializes in skin health. The company plans to strengthen its presence in the baby and family category, and also owns Mustela. All three companies are B-certified.
Babo Botanicals is launching at Whole Foods stores, nationwide. The acquisition will allow Mustela to expand as well, gaining access to important U.S. distributors that specialize in premium natural and safe products -- as well as to key retailers.
Jean-Paul Berthomé, president of Laboratoires Expanscience, comments, "This acquisition marks an important milestone in Expanscience's development in the U.S. market. Babo Botanicals will accelerate Mustela's growth in the U.S. and is fully aligned with our commitment to the well-being of consumers. We share the same values and ambitions. We look forward to working with Kate Solomon and to providing Babo Botanicals with our expertise and resources to grow the brand both in the U.S. and abroad."
Kate Solomon, founder and president of Babo Botanicals says, "Being part of a company such as Expanscience, known for its expertise in safe product formulations, development of natural active ingredients, and its dedicated R&D and production center in France, is a tremendous opportunity for Babo Botanicals to further grow the brand and its visibility and presence globally."
More About Babo Botanicals
Babo Botanicals is based in the U.S., and was founded in 2010 by Kate Solomon, a young mother searching for safe, efficacious, and natural products for her children. The company develops and markets a full range of mineral and plant-based premium skin care, sun care and hair care solutions for babies, children and adults with sensitive skin.
Babo Botanicals' formulations, which incorporate botanical ingredients, are certified by the Environmental Working Group and are ideal for families looking to protect and safely nurture their babies' skin with reliable and authentic products.
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