Florence Benech holds a doctorate in Pharmacy and an advanced degree (DEA) in Skin Biology and Cosmetics. She begin her career at L'Oréal in 1989 as a research engineer in Applied Research and Development within the Transcutaneous Absorption laboratory. In 1991, she was appointed head of the laboratory. Florence Benech joined the Life Sciences Direction for Advanced Research as Manager of the Dermal Bioavailability Unit in 1995. She was appointed Manager of the Dermal Bioavailability and Metabolism Team in 2000, then Head of the Biological Evaluation Pole in 2003. In 2008, Florence Benech joined International Applied Research and Development Direction, as International Director for Developmenr of the Active Cosmetics Division.