French pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical company, Laboratoires Expanscience, has acquired Babo Botanicals, LLC, best known for its baby brand, Mustela. Babo Botanicals, certified by the Environmental Working Group, was founded in 2010 by Kate Solomon, a young mother searching for safe, efficacious, and natural products for her children. The company has a full range of mineral and plant-based premium skin care, sun care and hair care solutions for babies, children and adults with sensitive skin.
The strategic acquisition of Babo Botanicals will allow Expanscience to strengthen its presence in the baby and family category, with the addition of a business and brand that are complementary to its own Mustela brand, in terms of product lines, customers and expertise, particularly in the natural skin care and mineral-based sun care categories. Mustela will also gain access to important U.S. distributors, specialized in premium natural and safe products, as well as to key retailers including Whole Foods where Babo Botanicals is launching nationwide. Furthermore, Babo Botanicals’ growth will be accelerated both in the U.S. and international markets.
Babo Botanicals, Expanscience and its brand Mustela, are all B-Corp certified, the international label for companies who are socially responsible, illustrating their will to continue developing products with a positive economic, social and environmental impact, while being particularly mindful of their product formulations.