After a scientific baccalaureate and business school in France, Valérie Taupin began her career in Germany, with a company that manufactured tailored clothing for burn victims and post-operative liposuction patients. It took this young graduate quite some courage, hard work and determination; not counting the hours poring over telephone directories and identify potential customers to cold-call and gradually build the business.
In the early 1990s, Valérie Taupin made a decisive encounter: a chief plastic surgeon who had just discovered a compound to fill in wrinkles suggested that she turn it into a business. At the time, the market was in its infancy; very few aesthetic and cosmetic doctors did injections. To push innovation, to integrate creativity, to avoid falling into the rut of preconceived ideas; to not repeat, to refuse to take the path of least resistance, and instead to invent, to think in a different way while placing quality at the heart of the process – in 1993, at only 26, Valérie Taupin struck out on her own, distributing wrinkle-filling products.