Our history

More than three decades of cosmetic science devoted solely to your beauty

Our Cellcosmet and Cellmen brands have a long, venerable legacy of scientific and human achievements. The passion of our founders, combined with Switzerland’s excellent reputation for technology, quality and precision, has resulted in the worldwide success of our skincare products.

Cellap Laboratoire: cultivating excellence

Since the 1980s, we have been ceaselessly perfecting the quality of our skincare formulas and expanding our ranges to bring you the quintessence of cellular cosmetics and the expertise of botanical and marine-origin ingredients. Our vertically integrated business model incorporates each manufacturing phase, from creating our formulas to packaging our products, giving us full control over every process, thereby ensuring superior quality.

Cellcosmet and Cellmen are born of a ceaseless quest to innovate and improve. Each day, we are guided by world-renowned Swiss exactitude, the unparalleled standards of our hard-earned certifications and an unwavering philosophy of excellence. At Cellap Laboratoire, our expertise in cosmetics and our experience and our CellControlTM method are the pillars of our promise to meet the most demanding cosmetic challenges.

The birth of cosmetic science: a passion and a revolution

Working at his father’s revitalisation clinic on the shores of Lake Geneva, our founder, Roland C. Pfister, was steeped in a culture of medical practice. There, his clinical pursuits, ever at the forefront of cellular science, led to his discovering cellular therapy (based on the premise that a tired or stressed cell becomes revitalised when in contact with a young cell) and marking the start of the remarkable history of Cellap Laboratoire.

His boldness, conviction and vision led him to found the laboratory in 1982, where he was able to adapt this concept to the world of skincare by creating the unique and revolutionary CellControl™ method which preserves the extraordinary powers of stabilised cellular extracts. This revolution continued when, with the support of his spouse, Edith Pfister, he introduced the brands in 1987. Together, they penned the extraordinary story of Cellap Laboratoire and its Cellcosmet and Cellmen brands as we now know them.

Their spirit still fuels the passion of our multidisciplinary teams, spurring us to new heights in revitalising skin and personalising our cosmetic formulas. A commitment that indisputably marks the history of cellular cosmetics as we provide our clients with exclusive, Swiss-made skincare lines.

Born from our latest scientific research, the new generation of our signature ingredient: CytoPep™ Cellular Extracts. These extracts, stabilised with our exclusive CellControl™ method are complemented with the innovative Postbiotics Complex. Our team of researchers developed targeted products to enhance the skin-revitalising and moisturising effects of our cellular formulas, that also preserve the skin microbiome.

Today, we continue to pursue the quest for excellence and innovation that has been the key to our success since our founding.