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France (FR)

OpenCorporation rating: 52.26 on 100

Ranking 2018: 55 on 602 companies

Primary NACE classification:
Manufacture of perfumes and toilet preparations (2042)

Company description

The company is a leading manufacturer of cosmetics and skin-care products, distributing in 130 countries with offices in 58 countries. Established in 1907, its history started when Eugene Schueller developed a hair color formula called Auréole. With Auréole, the French chemist manufactured and markets his own products to Parisian hairdressers. Its cosmetics are subdivided into four divisions, namely: consumer products, professional products, luxury products and active cosmetics. The consumer products division is dedicated to all mass-market consumers. Its five international brands include L'Oreal Paris, Garnier, Le Club des Createurs, Maybelline New York and Softsheen.Carson. The professional products division offers products used by professional hairdressers. Brands under this division are L'Oreal Professional, Kerastase, Redken, Mizani and Matrix. The luxury products division offers clients of selective retail outlets. The division's popular brands include Helena Rubinstein, Biotherm, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Cacharel, Victor & Rolf, Shu Uemura, Kiehl's and Lancome. The active cosmetics division markets dermo-cosmetic products that are sold in pharmacies. Brands in this division are Vichy, SkinCeuticals, Inneov and la Roche-Posay. The company is also engaged in pharmaceutical and dermatological activities. Its joint subsidiary with Nestle, Galderma laboratories, specializes in the treatment of skin diseases such as rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, and skin infections. L'Oreal also operates in the areas of cardiovascular, thrombosis, central nervous system, oncology, metabolic disorders, internal medicine and vaccines through Sanofi Aventis. The company is a member of the International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX) and the European Cosmetic, Toiletry & Perfumery Association (CTPA). It is active in North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, South East Asia, and South Pacific.

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Latest news about l'oreal

12 February 2020 - 12:00

L’Oréal da record nella sostenibilità

Per il quarto anno consecutivo L’Oréal è stata riconosciuta tra i leader globali nella sostenibilità d’impresa dall’organizzazione no-profit internazionale CDP, il cui processo annuale di rendicontazione e misurazione ambientale è considerato il “gold standard” della trasparenza in ambito di sostenibilità aziendale. Il Gruppo si è aggiudicato un posto nella A List in tutte e tre le categorie del CDP, ovvero cambiamento climatico, sicurezza delle risorse idriche e foreste.

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