Research and Innovation in key figures

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L’Oréal's Research and Innovation division employs more than 4,000 people in 23 R&I centers around the world. Working in some thirty disciplines, more than half of these employees are doctors or engineers, and they are responsible for 624 patents registered in 2013.

Key figures

  • €857M budget in 2013 or 3.7% of sales
  • 624 patents registered in 2013

Employees

  • 4,009 people
  • 30 disciplines (biology, chemistry, physics, optics, microbiology, statistical analysis, bioinformatics, ethnology, sociology, dermatology)
  • 60 nationalities
  • 70% women

Organization

  • 5 hubs (United States, Japan, China, India and Brazil) and 1 world center
  • 23 research centers
  • 16 evaluation centers
  • 49 Scientific and technico-regulatory departments
  • 30+ collaborations with universities, public research centers or start-ups