Green Sciences & formulas

In 2019, our new shampoos and haircare formulas reached an average of 91% biodegradability.* By 2025, we will create new high performing and respectful formulas for your hair and skin, powered by Green Sciences initiatives. *As per OECD 301 or equivalent tests.

What does it mean to be sustainably sourced?

When Garnier selects its suppliers, we take into consideration ethical issues, the environmental impact, and social factors. We want our ingredients to be produced and harvested in a responsible and sustainable way. This includes the farmers, the land being used, farming practices, local communities, and many other aspects of sourcing.

Why is sustainable sourcing important?

Garnier feels sustainable sourcing is important because our goal is to ensure that our renewable materials will regenerate in an abundant way, enhancing biodiversity and reducing the impact on climate change.

How can we protect the biodiversity?

Through programs like our Respectful Bee Welfare Program, Garnier sustainably sources all of its ingredients derived from bees through a network of responsible beekeepers and suppliers. Another example is our Solidarity Sourcing program in partnership with PRONATURA, helping 23 Mexican families adopt organic farming practices, including initiatives to preserve biodiversity on the protected reserves surrounding their farms. 

What’s Garnier’s sustainable sourcing strategy?

We are striving for 100% of our renewable ingredients to be sourced sustainably by 2022. We are fully committed to protecting biodiversity and the planet by leveraging green science to offer our consumers the same high performance while ensuring that every Garnier product is more sustainable. Today, more than half of Garnier’s ingredients come from renewable sources, and by 2025, we aim for 100% of our renewable ingredients to be sustainably sourced. 

Sustainable sourcing is also our priority for our packaging. In 2019, 100% of our cardboard boxes and paper product use instructions have a sustainably managed forest certification.

How is Garnier going greener?

We have developed new 98% natural origin formulas and we were the first to bring Organic skincare, certified by the Soil Association, to the mass market. We are also working to continuously reduce our products’ environmental footprint. At our industrial sites, we have significantly lowered our CO2 emissions by 72% and cut our water consumption by 45%.

We are sourcing more and more of our natural ingredients sustainably every day, launching natural origin formulas within all our product categories. We have improved the sustainability performance of our factories and reduced our use of virgin plastic in packaging whilst increasing recyclable content.
 

What is Green Sciences?

Green Sciences is about transforming natural raw materials into high-performing natural ingredients through processes like extraction or fermentation, in a sustainable way that respects the environment.

What is green cultivation?

Farming practices that promote the production of natural raw materials in a way that preserves ecosystems and reduces the impact on the environment. Examples of this are using less water, producing fewer carbon emissions and reducing waste.

How to be beauty responsible?

Garnier strives to be transparent and has been, disclosing the origin of our ingredients since 2017. In 2020, we break new ground by sharing the environmental and social impact of our products through ambitious new environmental labelling.

We source more of our natural ingredients sustainably every day, with natural origin formulas in all our product categories, including our new skincare range: Garnier Organic. We have improved the sustainability performance of our factories and reduced our use of virgin plastic in packaging whilst increasing recycled content. 

Our Green Beauty initiative will enable us to make further progress by taking an end-to-end approach to sustainability. This involves commitments to improve our products’ impacts throughout their lifecycle, helping to preserve natural resources, harness clean energy and prevent waste.
 

What does ‘eco-designed formula’ mean?

With lifecycle assessments, our labs measure the environmental impact of our products many years. We focus on improving the biodegradability of our formulas, reducing our water footprint, and lowering our products’ impact on the environment.
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Vegan Formulas

Garnier is fully committed to transparency towards its consumers, as demonstrated by our unique back-labelling approach on our nature-based products, decoding the origin of every ingredient mentioned in the ingredient's list.

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Animal Testing

Garnier's products are not subject to any animal testing, anywhere in the world.
L'Oréal does not test any of its products on animals and has been at the forefront of alternative methods for over 30 years.

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