The house of
Yvan Allouche, Biologique Recherche founder
A HERITAGE OF UNIQUE SAVOIR-FAIRE
Founded in the late 1970s by a family of artisanal skincare experts, Biologique Recherche came about through the passion of biologist and physiotherapist duo Yvan and Josette Allouche.
Their consummate savoir-faire and visionary approach underpin the brand’s reputation for effectiveness and outstanding products.
They devised an exclusive, customized methodology of cosmetic treatments adapted to every Skin Instant© and based on products with a high concentration of active ingredients. Biologique Recherche operated as a research and development lab, focusing exclusively on formulating products for beauty professionals who were disappointed by the products available at that time.
A PASSION THAT LIVES ON IN A BUSINESS WITH A SOUL
In 2007 Rupert Schmid and Pierre-Louis Delapalme took the helm of Biologique Recherche, injecting a new dynamism that would drive forward the brand’s growth without losing its passion or its soul. The founders’ son, Dr Philippe Allouche, is also instrumental to Biologique Recherche’s development, disseminating its prodigious know-how in his role as Research & Creative Director.
This close-knit team goes back a long way and shares the same respect for expertise and the pursuit of perfection. They’ve now introduced Biologique Recherche in over 80 countries, where its treatment methods and skincare products can be exclusively accessed in the most select esthetic and medical establishments. The same spirit runs through the entire company, with staff at every level just as passionate and keen to preserve the intellectual heritage of this family business.
Reinventing yourself without losing sight of your roots – that’s the philosophy that shapes Biologique Recherche. We stay true to our personalized methodology and our products while preserving our authenticity and continuing to innovate so clients enjoy an ever more customized experience.
WHERE THE SOUL OF BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE RESIDES
In 1992 Biologique Recherche set up its Ambassade in the heart of Paris, in one of the rare historic private hotels on the Champs Elysées. From its quiet inner courtyard, away from the bustle of the streets, only the open carriage gate gives a sense of the Champs Elysées just beyond...
Since its inception, the Ambassade in Paris has been Biologique Recherche’s showcase to the world, where the brand vaunts all its expertise. It brings together under one roof the warmly welcoming beauty institute, where clients from around the world enjoy uniquely personalized skincare treatments, and the Josette Allouche Academy, a training center where Biologique Recherche’s savoir-faire is passed on to estheticians from abroad. As the true seat of the brand, it’s the repository of all the specialist skills, exacting standards and long experience built up by Biologique Recherche.
In 2015 Biologique Recherche refurbished the second half of the original private hotel to create an elegant setting for its exceptional personalized skincare and for the Josette Allouche Academy. Each space was specially designed to accommodate the treatment protocols. A cozy atmosphere of plush exclusivity combines with superb technical facilities for the ultimate in holistic beauty. The brand’s Blue, White and Gold colors reign in the interiors and furnishings, with an added touch of sophistication that’s pure Biologique Recherche.
Building on its 2019 success, the Josette Allouche Academy has expanded to welcome estheticians and doctors from around the world brought together by a passion for beauty.