New York, September 12, 2016 - Fast Company announced the results of its prestigious Innovation by Design Awards today, honoring L'Oréal as a finalist in various categories. Fast Company’s October issue celebrates world-changing design, highlighting L’Oréal for helping consumers monitor their sun exposure with its wearable My UV Patch from La Roche-Posay, recognized in both User Experience and Health categories.
L’Oréal’s Lancôme brand was also honored as a finalist in the User Experience category for Le Teint Particulier, its custom-blended foundation experience which uses precise color-matching technology. Both projects were born from L’Oréal’s U.S.-based Technology Incubator, a division within the company’s Research and Innovation arm dedicated to meeting the needs of consumers through disruptive tech innovations.
The Innovation by Design Awards program, now in its fifth year, honors the most innovative and disruptive design solutions to today’s business problems. This year’s judging panel, which was once again comprised of the world’s best design minds, selected the finalists from more than 1,700 international submissions across 11 categories—the most ever. Honorees include big-name brands like Facebook and Target, design firms like Ideo and Pentagram, and emerging companies like Kinduct and d.light.
In addition to L'Oréal, this year’s honorees include Oculus and Microsoft, which delivered virtual and augmented reality to the marketplace after billions in investment; Nike, which created self-lacing shoes inspired by Marty McFly; Dyson, which produced the world’s most highly-engineered blow dryer; Planned Parenthood, which worked with Ideo to reimagine the patient experience; and many more.
The finalists will be highlighted in the October issue, which hits newsstands on Sept. 20, and are currently showcased online at FastCoDesign.com.
L'Oréal USA is the largest subsidiary of the L'Oréal Group, the world’s leading beauty company. L’Oréal USA manages a portfolio of more than 30 iconic beauty brands, including Garnier, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Kérastase, Lancôme, La Roche-Posay, L’Oréal Paris and Yves Saint Laurent Beauté. L’Oréal USA also serves as the international hub for the product development and marketing strategy for L’Oréal’s 15 American brands: Baxter of California, Carol’s Daughter, Clarisonic, Dermablend, Essie, Kiehl’s, Matrix, Maybelline New York, Mizani, NYX Professional Makeup, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Redken, Softsheen-Carson, SkinCeuticals and Urban Decay. Generating more than $6 billion in sales annually, L’Oréal USA is committed to growth through sustainable innovation, driven by the company’s Sharing Beauty With All ambition for sustainable development across the Group’s value chain. The company is headquartered in New York City, employs more than 10,000 people, and operates administrative, research, manufacturing and distribution facilities across 13 states, including Arkansas, California, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas and Washington. For more information, visit www.lorealusa.com or follow on Twitter @LOrealUSA.
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