Garnier commits to nourishing your skin and hair with the best ingredients for you. We carefully blend the goodness of nature combined sympathetically with the advances of science to produce the best and most accessible products that enable healthy beauty for everyone. We understand that you care about what goes into your beauty products. That’s why we’re committed to being transparent about the ingredients we use, and the practices involved in making our products.




(Examples include Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Amodinmethicone, Cyclomethicone and other ingredients ending with the suffix: -methicone or -siloxane)

Small doses of silicone are necessary to impart specific types of textures of products as well as to enhance performance. For example, in shampoos, silicone can help to supply shine and softness. They are safe for the consumer but not easily biodegradable in the environment. So, our laboratories are working to find new types of silicone which can be used in smaller quantities and with better environmental profile. We are also working on new skincare and haircare formulas without silicones.

Some users fear the build-up effect of silicone coating, from a sensory standpoint, some consumers prefer silicone-free products and this is why we offer a range of products without silicone.


Ammonia is used in hair colouring products: it serves to lift the scales on the hair shaft so that the colour can penetrate more deeply. It enhances the durability and performance of hair colourants and enables a wider range of shades.

Although the odour can be unpleasant, ammonia has no effect on the environment and is safe for the consumer under normal conditions of use in a cosmetic product. In addition, to ensure perfect safety, we indicate special precautions to help consumers take appropriate protective measures (gloves, protection of the face and eyes).



Both consumers and health professionals recognise the importance of sunscreens that protect from UVAs and UVBs helping to protect from the negative effects of sun exposure such as skin ageing. The sunscreens chosen in our formulas and their concentrations are those that ensure the correct level of product performance, in strict compliance with the international regulations, while ensuring safety for the consumer.

UV filters have to be stable under sun light in order to deliver the expected performance. As a consequence, most UV filters are not readily biodegradable but the ones that we select have no or very limited toxicity on aquatic species. Great care is taken at selecting the other ingredients of our sunscreens among those with a limited impact on aquatic species. This assessment is based on biodegradability and laboratory testing with planktonic species representative of aquatic life diversity.


(Examples include Ammonium Lauryl Sulphate, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (or Sodium dodecylsulphate), Sodium Lauryl Sulphoacetate, Sodium Myreth Sulphate, Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate)

Sulphates are surfactants that help to create light, abundant and creamy foams, making the product simpler to rinse off. Sulphates also make it possible to create cleansing products that contain no soap.