Research and Innovation in key figures

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

  • €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