During the past 40 years, L’Oréal has invented more than 130 original molecules that have translated into advanced technologies for consumers. The L’Oréal Group holds more than 35,000 patents globally, and our research labs have produced numerous international breakthroughs.
Our laboratories strive to design and develop innovative and compassionate techniques for testing the safety and efficacy of our products. L’Oréal Research has pioneered alternative techniques for product testing through cell culture and reconstructed skin, and is a leader in developing alternatives to animal testing.
From polymers to niosomes, from haircolor to ceramides, from sunscreens to emulsifiers: hundreds of new molecules have been synthesized in L'Oréal laboratories over the last 35 years. Intensive testing and evaluation has led to their incorporation in innovative beauty and personal care products marketed around the world.
World Leader in Registering Patents
L'Oréal is the world leader among companies registering patents in the cosmetics field. L'Oréal filed for 612 new patents in 2012 .This creative force is the lifeblood of our researchers and provides the fuel for future innovations.
The constant exchange of ideas and new technologies between the Group's research centers worldwide assures the development of better, more effective products. The fact that the Group has numerous evaluation centers in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia means that we can test these products under real conditions.
The Group's overall research strategy – in which L'Oréal USA plays a key role – is to focus on globalization by:
- creating skill centers in the most buoyant markets.
- building collaboration with the international scientific community.
- Our researchers also profit from such invaluable Group resources as the acclaimed Galderma Laboratories, a joint venture between L'Oréal and Nestlé devoted to dermatology.
L’Oréal USA's Research & Innovation consists of professionals from the following fields:
- Chemistry - Organic, Polymer, and Analytical
- Microbiology & Toxicology
- Biology & Biochemistry
- Material Science
- Behavioral Science
- Statistics and Computer technology
The qualities which L’Oréal USA R&I members demonstrate are:
- Solid academic achievement
- Enthusiasm for science, art and industry
- Passion for beauty
- Experience studying abroad
- Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
Facts & Figures:
2012 Facts & Figures:
R&I Budget: €721 million in 2011 worldwide
3,817 Researchers worldwide
611 patents registered in 2012
22 research and 17 evaluation centers worldwide
Interested in participating in L’Oréal USA’s Consumer Research Studies?
L’Oréal USA Consumer Participation Program invites women and men over the age of 18 to use and evaluate cosmetics, skincare, hair care and/or hair color products. Participation is compensated with beauty/personal care products(s) determined by length and type of study. Click here to learn how you get involved. https://consumertesting.lorealusa.com/STLU/index-hp.html