Our story



Passing down

Our story begins in 1920 and is first and foremost about women.

It is the story of our founder, Nadia Payot, and her ambition to bring women well-being and confidence, to emancipate them and reveal their beauty by developing skincare products.

Payot Founder Nadia
Cream Texture Payot

She invented the idea of facial gymnastics, which in the same year led to the 42-Movement Massage.


Success story

As her business grew, she moved to 10 rue de Castiglione and then set her sights on developing products tailored to each skin type, such as Pâte Grise.

Pâte Grise
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Ingredients Pâte Grise PAYOT
Cult product

Pâte Grise is the perfect anti-imperfection partner, ensuring unshakable self-confidence.

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Inspired by apothecary know-how, we always strive to source ingredients that respect the environment. We focus on quality to respect the skin, and priority is always given to those that are made in France.

1 Pâte GriseOne Pâte Grise is sold every 5 minutes worldwide.


A committed and united team

Laboratoire PAYOT headquarter

Behind the scenes, in our in-house galenic formula expertise centre, our young and dynamic teams are designing formulas for now and the future.

75 employees
PAYOT team

Next chapter

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