Michel Philippe




Studies : Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry (Paris-Sud, Orsay, France)
Ph. D., 1984 : New sugar derivatives in the field of antibacterial compounds and immunostimulants (collaboration with Rhône Poulenc and Sandoz- Pr. Sir Derek Barton as Thesis committee member).

Joined L’OREAL R&I in 1984
Team Manager in charge of eco-design of skin care and hair care ingredients till 2004
Sustainable Innovation Manager from 2004
Senior Research Associate

Scientific Activity
> 120 patents
> 20 publications and posters
Design and Development of new Sugar derivatives and new Sphingolipids launched on the market for hair and skin care
Synthesis of new C-Glycoside surfactants
Implementation of Green Chemistry Principles at L’Oréal since 2005
Participation in the drafting of a new ISO Standard on Natural & Organic ingredients in cosmetics (2012- )

Research topics
Eco-design of green ingredients based on chemistry and biocatalysis of monosaccharides, polysaccharides and lipids (sphingolipids and ceramides)
Development of new green processes using renewable raw materials from plant
Implementation of green metrics and naturalness index