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If you are a scientist, passionate about making breakthrough innovations and with a desire to see your science transformed into products then learn more about L’Oréal Research & Innovation!

L’Oréal has always elected to develop strong research because where beauty is concerned, science is essential for innovation. Fast Company recently featured L’Oréal as one of the top 50 most innovative companies in the world.

To stay ahead of the game and make major cosmetic innovations available to everyone, the group relies on three major assets: a unique collection of proprietary active ingredients, which Advanced Research enriches each year with new elements, molecules, or ingredients, expertise in formulation, this decisive phase that makes it possible to transition from the molecule to the finished product. Every year, thousands of formulas are developed by the teams at L'Oréal. One final asset is its expertise in evaluation, indispensable for bringing new products to the market by demonstrating their safety and effectiveness scientifically and rigorously.

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At L'Oréal, innovation has always been nurtured by a constant dialog between science and marketing. It is founded on ever-more precise scientific knowledge of skin and hair around the world, but is also based on attentive listening to consumers on every continent and on the observation of their behavior where beauty is concerned. A true source of inspiration, the great diversity of beauty rituals opens up new fields of exploration. Discover how an upstream innovation (active or a molecule) is transformed into a formulation to provide tangible consumer benefits.

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Discover how an upstream innovation (active or a molecule) is transformed into a formulation to provide tangible consumer benefits.

Research at L’Oréal is not only about discovering new actives or developing cutting-edge formulation technologies but also creating breakthrough digital innovations to leverage the world of smartphones and connected devices.


The people behind our science.

L’Oréal Research & Innovation in Figures

3,800 employees in R&I

501 patents in 2014

60 nationalities

761 million euros invested in research in 2014

23 research centers

16 product performance evaluation centers

140 molecules discovered

30 collaborations with universities and research centers

34% or our raw materials are plant based.

18% of our new raw materials comply with the principles of Green Chemistry


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