Research committed to exploring local raw materials


The Indian R&I Hub encompasses 90 researchers in Mumbai and 25 in Bangalore. There, the teams are exploring Indian skin and hair and honing their understanding of consumers and local raw materials. The goal is to develop formulations founded on eco-design and biodiversity promotion that satisfy the local specificities and needs of this key market.


"Ultimately, the products we develop will contain local ingredients that are already well-known in Ayurvedic medicine and are already being explored at our advanced research centre in Bangalore," explains François Pradier, Director of the Indian R&I Hub. One of the team in Bangalore are phytochemistry specialists and are working extensively to collect and analyse millions of data, applying their expertise in bioinformatics. They are also running clinical studies to demonstrate efficacy of our extracts. Several patent applications have been filed over the past year and a number of products are poised for launch.

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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



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