Research and Innovation in key figures

L’Oréal's Research and Innovation employs 3,817 people of approximately 60 nationalities. Working in some thirty disciplines, more than half of these employees are doctors or engineers, and they are responsible for over 600 patents filed in 2012.

Key figures

  • €791M invested in Research and Development in 2012, or 3.5% of sales
  • 611 patents registered in 2012
  • 80+ publications per year: articles in scientific reviews and live presentations in international conferences

Employees

  • 3,817 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)
  • 22 research centers
  • 17 evaluation centers
  • 50 Scientific and technico-regulatory departments
  • 30+ collaborations with universities, public research centers or start-ups