Valérie Taupin, our CEO and Founder

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It all begins with a woman’s vision to create a dermal filler company that embodies 3 core values: innovation, the culture of excellence and independence. 

As the company celebrates its 20th anniversary, Mrs. Taupin is still at the head of the company, which has today a leading position in the global market for hyaluronic acid-based wrinkle fillers. 

A visionary entrepreneur, Valérie Taupin created Teoxane Laboratories in 2003 by anticipating the needs of an emerging market, through innovative research and development; and by instilling new codes, combining science, luxury and beauty, into an industry that until then was modelled on traditional pharmaceutical codes.

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. 


After her venture became a success, she set her sights on something even greater. In 2003, firmly convinced that in-house control of product development and manufacturing is the only way to be successful in developing and conceiving new products of the highest quality, not only to meet her own uncompromising standards, but also to reflect her philosophy of innovation and excellence, this dyed-in-the-wool entrepreneur decided to create Teoxane Laboratories. 

Switzerland, where the production and administration departments are still located today – the independent company now had all the means to take up the entrepreneurial challenges associated with creativity, innovation and the constant quest for optimum quality. 

Our offices Rue du Rhone in Geneva

Valérie Taupin, CEO & Founder

Creating, exploring, observing, surprising, I am proud and delighted to be developing a company that continues to offer its customers anti-aging solutions that are at the forefront of scientific research, and always more effective, safer and more sophisticated.

Today, Teoxane Laboratories exports more than 20,000 syringes throughout the world every day, manufactures 15 different formulations, owns +180 major patent titles, and markets a range of dermocosmetics also based on hyaluronic acid intended for the general public. 

And Valérie Taupin remains as ever deeply faithful to the founding values of her company: Innovation, Excellence and Independence.

Valérie Taupin, CEO & Founder

Your beauty has a future. In today's world, beauty is no longer a question of age. Women and men alike now want their looks to last. As the founder of Teoxane Laboratories, I fully understand this ever-growing desire to look and feel your best. So I have gathered around me experts in the complex development of hyaluronic acid injectable gels and dermocosmetics. Our research teams are driven by a strong culture of excellence, innovation and safety and ensure that the hyaluronic acid gels we develop and produce here in Switzerland are of the highest quality and purity. That is my promise to you.”