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Jean-Luc Ansel obtains his doctoral degree on the concept of Cosmetopoeia

CEO and founder of Cosmetic Valley, Jean-Luc Ansel has just defended a doctoral thesis on the "Concept of Cosmetopoeia through the traditional uses and phytochemical properties of woody plants from French Polynesia". This research work was presented on November 21, 2016 at the University of French Polynesia.

Jean-Luc Ansel received his doctorate with first-class honors and the congratulations of the jury.

Following the Nagoya conference in 2010, Jean-Luc Ansel came up with the concept of a "Cosmetopoeia" based on the Pharmacopoeia, which lists plants for therapeutic use. The ambition was to launch a similar research project in the field of cosmetics. The Cosmetic Valley competitiveness cluster then embarked on a specific project dedicated to the "Cosmetopoeia", with the aim of safeguarding biodiversity, identifying and preserving cosmetic plants and traditional beauty know-how - the cultural and natural heritage of the populations concerned. This program is now part of the Sud Expert Plantes project, which brings together 22 countries in South Africa, Asia and the Indian Ocean. Carried out in French Polynesia, an ideal site for the study of cosmetopoeia, Jean-Luc Ansel's thesis aims to provide a theoretical and academic foundation for the concept of Cosmetopoeia. "The invention of this ethnocosmetology concept should lead to new economic and research developments, particularly in countries with a high level of biodiversity that have preserved their cosmetic traditions," said Jean-Luc Ansel at the end of his presentation.

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