Discover our history

Founded in 1972 under the impetus of a pharmacist, Doctor Chabrand, Biolane was born from the desire to design sufficiently mild and natural products specific for the delicate skin of babies.

50 years on, our mission remains the same, to place all our expertise and pharmaceutical quality at the service of the well-being of babies, while helping their parents along the way.


Creation of Biolane by a french pharmacist, Dr Chabrand


Biolane enters supermarkets, aiming to make pharmaceutical quality available to all


Biolane becomes no. 1 in baby hygiene and skincare in France

Launch of Biolane Expert in pharmacies


Biolane innovates with its first natural, ecological diapers, available at the point of sale and by subscription, and launches Biolane certified organic


Biolane celebrates its 50th birthday and gets a new look

Our mission

Biolane’s mission is to help parents from the birth of their child, with a comprehensive, natural and safe hygiene and skincare range that they can trust in to protect their baby’s skin while protecting nature.

Our underlying themes


Our products are the fruit of 50 years’ hindsight into babies’ skin, produced in accordance with pharmaceutical quality standards.

We select the mildest active ingredients the most suitable for your baby’s skin, at the right dose, to offer you safe and minimalist formulas.

Their high-tolerance is approved by tests under dermatological or paediatric supervision.

This is why Biolane is recommended by Midwives & Pediatricians, and is present in 80% of maternity wards in France.


From the creation of Biolane, the naturalness of the formulas was at the centre of Dr Chabrand’s vision. Today, more than ever, our products are gentle for babies and gentle for the planet.

Natural or organic formulas with 95% of ingredients of natural origin on average. 

Thanks to a demanding formulation charter and raw material testing, all our products are rated good to excellent on Yuka (number 1 ingredient screening application in France). Our formulas contain no harmful active ingredients.

Our products are designed and formulated in our laboratory in Vendée; and are manufactured in our factory for a greater safety.


Biolane products are also designed for quiet moments of connection and bond with your baby.

Soft textures for baby which are pleasant and easy to apply. 

A delicate, iconic, allergen-free fragrance to protect their sensitive and fragile skin.

50 years of Biolane moments

1972-2022: Biolane has been alongside babies from their first instants of life for 50 years. 50 years’ existence, and millions of births and generations of parents who put their trust in us, and babies who in turn became parents themselves…

50 years’ existence, and 50 Biolane moments we have shared with you!

Biolane moments are all those daily moments, from birth, or whatever your baby’s requirements, Biolane is there at bath time, during the hygiene routine, for nappy care and skin care.

Biolane moments are also moments of complicity, on the journey into parenthood. Massaging baby to soothe them, burying your nose in their neck to breathe in their smell a hundred times over, laughing out loud during a fun bath but also sometimes feeling helpless faced with baby’s crying or asking yourself a bunch of questions before going to sleep, to only end up woken up in the morning by a cheeky smile!

Biolane moments, are moments of trust, when parents can focus on the essential, their baby’s development, at a key time of their life.

And life gets off to a good start…

1972-2022 … for its 50th birthday, Biolane gets a new look

Our identity is changing to highlight our underlying themes that are expertise, naturalness and softness, and which have guided 50 years of development.

A logo with a darker blue tone, text printed in a rounder shape and a symbol suggesting protection from nature: a baby jumping out of the box, leaving room for white and space…

Coloured shapes bring playfulness and warmth to Biolane products. These organic shapes suggest both naturalness, by their resemblance to large leaves, but also the cheekiness of childhood.

To clarify our offer, the range has been redesigned with a colour code. Blue for bathtime, pink for the hygiene routine, yellow for diaper change and green for the care routine.


50 years of expertise for babies well-being

Our expertise, babies’ skin

With quality of the highest pharmaceutical standards, Biolane develops natural, high-tolerance, safe and minimalistic formulas. Our products only contain essential ingredients, at the right dosage, rigorously selected and approved by independent expert toxicologists.

We want to offer gentle products for your baby’s skin, while observing the three fundamental principles of our Biolane charter:

  • Expertise: through high-tolerance formulas validated by tests under dermatological or paediatric control.
  • Naturalness: with a natural range, comprising a minimum of 95% of natural origin ingredients and a certified organic range.
  • Softness: thanks to soft textures which respect your baby’s skin and our iconic, delicate and allergen-free fragrance.

Our children are our future but also that of the planet: protecting one means preserving the other

  • This is why we strive daily to improve the ecological footprint of our products
  • Our products are designed, developed and made in France, and have been for 50 years
  • 100% of our packs have been eco-designed since beginning 2022
  • Our aim is to reduce the plastic weight of all our containers. 
  • We promote bottle reuse with eco-refills.
  • We use 98% natural ingredients in our products on average and we also offer certified organic ranges

Products recommended by healthcare professionals

Present in 80% of maternity wards and recommended by midwives and paediatricians, our products are used significantly in the first few instants of life.

The Biolane offer

Biolane is at your side from the birth of your baby, with a comprehensive hygiene and skincare range which covers all your daily needs, and also covers any skin concerns found in babies: dryness, nappy area irritation, reinforcement of the hydrolipidic film, protecting the immature skin of babies. Always with formulas which protect your baby’s sensitive skin, while preserving nature.

Formulation charter

Produced within a French company for added safety

At Biolane, our products are conceived, formulated and designed in our laboratory in Vendée. This organisation means our Quality teams are able to manage the manufacturing process end to end, from receipt of the raw materials to product release. Our products in development are submitted for laboratory tests to ensure the proper preservation and stability of the formulas on a permanent basis, which enables us to ensure their quality remains optimal throughout their shelf-life.

Formulas tested and controlled for your baby’s safety

Our specialist pharmacists from the R&D unit work closely with independent toxicology experts in order to develop formulas benefiting both from the latest scientific progress and the highest possible level of safety.

Therefore all our formulas are submitted for thorough safety testing. As they are carried out on sensitive skin, in real-life conditions and under the supervision of an independent paediatric dermatologist, they enable us to confirm the absence of toxicity from the ingredients used and to confirm that our products are safe.

Mild and natural formulas

Our Biolane formulation charter is demanding as we undertake to offer natural products with maximum efficacy and safety.

  • Reduced number of ingredients
  • Sensitising substances prohibited 
  • Specially adapted surfactants and preservatives, at a controlled dosage 
  • 95% natural ingredients minimum

If you have any questions about a Biolane product ingredient?
…We can answer them

  • Cleansing agent: Lauryl glucoside, cocamidopropyl betaine, coco-glucoside, calcium hydroxide

 These cleansing active ingredients remove impurities on baby’s skin.


  • Sanitiser: Zinc oxide

Zinc oxide is a natural antimicrobial agent. It also soothes irritated skin


  • Soothing and repairing agent: Panthenol

Sometimes called pro-vitamin B5, panthenol promotes the regeneration of damaged skin.


  • Nourishing agent: Olea europaea fruit oil (olive oil), butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter), helianthus annuus seed oil (sunflower seed oil), prunus amygdalus dulcis oil (sweet almond oil)

These natural active ingredients nourish the skin and strengthen the skin barrier.


  • Moisturising agent: Cocodimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolysed wheat protein, glycerine

Natural moisturising agents, these active ingredients minimise skin drying and help keep babies’ skin soft.


  • Stabiliser: Levulinic acid, sodium levulinate

Natural active ingredients which ensure our formula remains stable over time.


  • Antioxidant: Tocopherol

An active ingredient equivalent to a form of vitamin E, tocopherol prevents our formula becoming altered in contact with the air.


  • Chelating agent: Trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate, sodium gluconate, gluconolactone

These chelating active ingredients ensure the formula remains stable over time.


  • Preservative: Sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, sodium dehydroacetate, cetrimonium chloride, chlorhexidine digluconate, benzoic acid, o-cymen-5-ol, P-anisic acid

These ingredients are preservatives. They preserve the formula throughout product use.


  • Emollient: Glycerol oleate, hydrogenated palm glycerides citrate, glyceryl caprylate, caprylic triglyceride, cocoglycerides, coco-caprylate, cetyl palmitate

Natural emollients, these active ingredients loosen and soften babies’ skin.


  • Emulsifier: Cetearyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, stearic acid, sodium lauroyl glutamate, cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, cetearyl alcohol, sorbitan caprylate, cetearyl glucoside, stearyl alcohol

These ingredients of fully natural origin facilitate the mixing of fatty and aqueous ingredients and are therefore used to homogenise the formula.


  • Thickener: Carbomer, acrylate crosspolymer, xanthan gum

These active ingredients provide texture to the formula to make it easier to apply.


  • Humectant: Propanediol, pentylene glycol, calcium gluconate

Humectants are used to maintain water in babies’ skin.


  • pH regulator: Citric acid, sodium hydroxide

These natural active ingredients are used to adjust or stabilise the formula’s pH so that it is as close as possible to the pH of a baby’s skin.


  • Solubiliser: Polysorbate 20

This active ingredient is used to promote the solubilisation of the formula’s ingredients and therefore contribute to its homogenisation


  • Fragrance

Fragrance brings a sensory aspect to the product, with subtle olfactory notes, suitable for babies.

Carefully selected ingredients

At Biolane we believe that our children are our future and also the future of our planet, and we are committed to offering products designed to reduce our environmental footprint on a daily basis.

We select our ingredients according to the following criteria:

  • Naturalness 
  • Sustainable sourcing 
  • Biodegradability 
  • Ecotoxicity 
  • Product method following green chemistry precepts

Organic certification and fair trade

At Biolane, we like transparency. This is why our ranges have different certifications. They guarantee that our active ingredients are consistently produced according to ethical and environmentally friendly methods.

Cosmebio label

Imposes strict specifications on a list of cosmetic ingredients and guarantees a minimum of 95% of natural ingredients

Fair For Life label

Highlights and protects economically-, socially- and environmentally- responsible companies

FSC label

Requires the certified product to be made with at least 70% of fibres from FSC-certified forests

Towards ecologically responsible packaging

At Biolane, we are keen to reduce the environmental impact of our products as far as possible. This is why we prefer eco-designed packaging with recyclable bottles and packs, and cardboard packs from sustainably managed forests. We have been using bioplastic bottles and recycled tubes for all our new products since 2020.

2022 target: 100% environmentally friendly packaging

You can already recycle your Biolane products as follows:

  • Recycling bin: plastic pump bottles, bottles with plastic cap and cardboard packs, tubes with plastic cap, nappy packaging bags and eco-refills
  • Household waste: used nappies, used wipes, wipe packaging

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