Laboratoires Boiron, a global specialist in homeopathy, announces its acquisition of a majority stake in Abbi, a start-up specializing in individualized cosmetic care, thanks to artificial intelligence.
Because each skin is unique, each person can benefit from an individualized range of daily care. This is precisely what Abbi's founders, Joanna and Frédéric Ifergan, have developed after more than three years of research and development.
The entire manufacturing process of the Lyon start-up, founded in 2017, is patented. According to its leaders, Abbi is the only company in France to produce tailor-made cosmetic treatments, thanks to artificial intelligence and taking selfies.
A simple photo is enough for a person to obtain, in just a few seconds, an individualized skin diagnosis and the formula that corresponds to him, with the most suitable active ingredients for his needs.
Over 40,000 combinations
Abbi develops its formulas from six bases and 26 active. There are more than 40,000 possible combinations to adapt to each skin. The customer receives in 48 hours, at home today, then soon in pharmacies and parapharmacies, his custom cream, whose bottle is engraved with his first name, a serum of his choice (collagen or hyaluronic) and an essential mist in a fabric pouch.
The company has also developed a range of 10 active boosters, which meet a specific skin need at a given time.
Common values with Laboratoires Boiron
Abbi (for A-authenticity, well-being, beauty and individuality), produces cosmetics composed of more than 95% natural ingredients, without controversial components and delivered in an eco-responsible way. These individualized cosmetics can be used for all skin types and colors, young or more mature, feminine or masculine, and will take care of the problems of wrinkles, sensitivity, shine, spots, pimples or radiance of the complexion.
For the founders, "the skin being the most extensive organ of the human body, taking care of your skin is like taking care of your health". A principle shared by Laboratoires Boiron. The world leader in homeopathy thus opens the doors of pharmacies and parapharmacies in Abbi, and will also contribute to its international influence thanks to the establishment of Boiron in the world.
With this acquisition of a majority stake, Laboratoires Boiron is regaining one of its historical activity by producing by hand, a tailor-made product, always in line with their philosophy of "caring with the greatest respect".
Valérie Lorentz-Poinsot, CEO of Laboratoires Boiron: "We are very pleased to welcome a company like Abbi to our group. I was quickly impressed by the technology, the accuracy and speed of the diagnosis. As with homeopathy, Abbi has understood that each person is unique and requires tailor-made care, as eco-responsible and natural as possible. The rapprochement between our two companies is obvious. With the tailor-made manufacturing capacity of our preparatory facilities, our sales force and our locations around the world, we will be able to bring Abbi as close as possible to each and every one. »
Joanna and Frédéric Ifergan, founders of Abbi: "The interest shown by Laboratoires Boiron, the world leader in homeopathy, is proof of the relevance of our project and we are very happy about it. Joining Laboratoires Boiron is a huge opportunity to develop and share our dream of a cosmetic adapted and respectful for the greatest number. The shared values that drive our two companies confirm the success of this merger. »