Biography of an entrepreneur

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Lydia Gauthier is passionate about the skin and how it interacts with skin care et its external environment. Her passion started when she was 18 years old and was working as a cosmetician in pharmacy. It was at this moment that she developed her curiosity about the list of ingredients appearing on skin care products.

In 8 years, she completed her bachelors in medicinal and bioorganic chemistry, her first master’s degree in pharmaceutical research and tissue engineering as part of a research team focused on psoriasis and a secondary master’s degree in industrial cosmetology from l’Institut de Pharmacie Industrielle de Lyon (IPIL) in France. This latter master’s degree is now considered the number one academic program worldwide in cosmetology and dermopharmacy.

She therefore achieved her goal of becoming a Dermocosmetologist. In France, the title that is used is Dermopharmacist however this role is not yet recognized in Québec. She shares her passion through her teachings and associated activities.

Following her studies, she worked for none other than the laboratories of Lise Watier as well the dermatological laboratory of La Roche-Posay as a trusted advisor and representative to dermatologists and doctors. Then, she started her own training, education and services business for companies in the cosmetic industry, academic institutions and beauty professionals to help them better understand the skin and its interaction with skin care products. She is also in charge of the development of courses at the University of Laval which now offers the first Cosmeceutical program in Canada.


Assist and train companies in the cosmetic industry and beauty professionals in their growth.


With her expertise in dermopharmacy, Lydia Gauthier wishes to empower cosmeticians to be more attentive to customers and their specific skin care needs.

She aims to become the definitive reference for dermopharmacy training and development for cosmetic companies in Québec so that we can all take better care of our skin!



  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Attentive
  • Cooperation
  • Collaboration