New solar protection that respects the aquatic environment


In 2017, Biotherm launched its Waterlovers sun care range. 7 years of research, con-ducted by a team of 20 L’Oréal scientists, resulted in a formula base with a 96% biodegradable, in which organic filters have been included to protect the skin effectively from the sun, with a reduced impact on water. In particular, L’Oréal’s teams conducted more than 200 tests in different aquatic environments simulated in a laboratory (fresh water and salt water). Overall, this product’s environmental footprint has been reduced by 80% compared to the average of the sun care product category. 

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More than 40 000

formulas in all 19 types of product* made by L’Oréal have been screened by our experts.

* shampoos, conditioners, shower gels, skincare products, cleansers, hair colouring, styling products, perms, deodorants, suncare products, make-up, fragrances, etc.


New or renovated products having an improved environmental or social profile in 2017. Our target: 100% by 2020.


of new or renovated products in 2017 have an improved environmental or social profile thanks to packaging with a lower environmental footprint.

« Nous sommes tous mobilisés pour construire un Loréal plus durable. »

Alexandra Palt

Directrice Responsabilité Sociétale et Environnementale



Find all our publications regarding our sustainability commitments as well as press kits and videos in the Resources section.

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2017 report

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