A WOMAN'S INTUITION, THE FIFTIIES, AND 1952 MONACO Monaco in the 1950s The astonishing healing qualities of thermal plankton are discovered by Jeanine Marissal, a young scientist with eyesight, as a result of this organism's unusual biological affinity for our skin. Jeanine Marissal patented the use of thermal plankton in skincare products because she thought it may improve the skin's natural functions. Jeanine Marissal created the groundwork for what is today the brand's DNA: natural ingredient-based goods that offer satisfying user experiences in addition to practical answers to women's challenges. I exclusively used observation and intuition as a basis for my work, developing assumptions that I then tested both on and on myself. Jeanine Marissal
1974A state-of-THE-ART, royally honored centerAfter being purchased by L'Oréal, Biotherm opened a state-of-the-art research and manufacturing facility in the middle of Monaco. Her Serene Majesty The brand's new seven-story headquarters were opened by Princess Grace of Monaco in the principality. A Woman at the Helm, 1982 By supporting the French sailor Florence Arthaud, Biotherm demonstrates its love of the water. On board the Biotherm II on the Route du Rhum in 1982, Florence is seen in this photograph. She won the tough race for the first time as a woman eight years later. Florence Arthaud is a prime example of Biotherm's history of powerful women; at the age of 18, she made her first transatlantic voyage.