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About Us

About Us

You are a planet.
You are made up of human cells and of billions of bacteria living together in perfect harmony.
If you look after them, they will look after you.

At Gallinée we are the world’s first skin and haircare line dedicated to the health and wellbeing of Planet You. Your skin is made up of 1000s of good bacteria which form the protective layer called the microbiome. If the microbiome becomes unbalanced or stripped away, then your skin becomes inflamed and sensitive. Does this ring a bell? Well, we have the solution for you.

At Gallinée we believe in working with your microbiome to help it to look after you. Our products contain a patented complex of prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics to nourish and support the good bacteria that make your own personal ecosystem. Helping them to look after even the most sensitive skin.

At Gallinée we’re a young company but we dream big. We’re a team of passionate nerds, full of doctorates, patents and a dedication to you. We believe we can change the world of beauty forever. Come and join the bacterial revolution.

Gallinée. You are 50% bacteria*. Care for them.
*not an insult.

But don’t take our word for it…

Take theirs! We are very proud to be featured in such prestigious publications around the world and love how they talk about Gallinée.

Timeline in 5 points

Timeline in 5 points
  • July 2014
    Marie, the founder, gets a crazy idea: Why not feeding your skin bacteria the same way that you feed your gut bacteria. It sounds so logical that she goes and pass her Pharmacy thesis on the subject.
  • October 2015
    A big day for Gallinée. We get our patent in the morning, and launch our crowdfunding in the evening. Are people going to buy into microbiome skincare? they do! 800 products presold
  • April 2016
    in the smallest corner of the biggest pharmacy show in France, Gallinée is launched. Our first day was an intense one, Microbiome skincare get scrutinised by very thorough French pharmacists. their answer: so logical!
  • September 2017
    Gallinée is launching the world’s best soap. Or is it? After a few hicups due to the soap-without-soap (but with a patent) being a bit too innovative for our factory and Estée Lalonde loving it and putting us out of stock, it’s the start of a rocky few months.
  • October 2018:
    Vinegar? on your face? Gallinée launches the product that everyone is talking about, a toner for both sensitive and oily skin.”

Marie Drago Our Founder

Marie Drago

Who is Marie Drago, the Founder of Gallinée?
I’m a French Doctor in Pharmacy and a member of the French Society of Cosmetic Science, with over 15 years’ experience in successful and innovative skincare brands. Leading researches in microbiology, I’ve become a skin specialist particularly on the skin’s microbiome.

Why did you create Gallinée?
I discovered how a prebiotic and probiotic diet could improve the symptoms of my gluten intolerance I had for years. Then it striked me, why not applying this science to skin? I wrote my thesis on the enormous benefits of harnessing good bacteria and it helped me to create Gallinée formulations.

Our Values

Our Values
  • Natural origin ingredients
  • Dermatologically tested, formulated for sensitive skin
  • pH close to the one of the skin (4.5-5.2)
  • Recyclable boxes and without unnecessary packaging
  • NO: soap, colourants, parabens, silicones, microbeads, phenoxyethanol, méthylisothiazolinone
  • Tyndalized probiotics

The Science Behind Great Skin

At Gallinée, we talk a LOT about probiotics, prebiotics, and postbiotics.
To help you understand more, we thought we’d explain a bit of what they are and how they affect your skin.

Pro, Pre & Postbiotics