In response to the needs of all of its markets, the group has organised its Research and Innovation in an open and collaborative manner, by developing truly international networking.

To be closer to consumers around the world, Research & Innovation has strengthened its global presence. It now includes 19 research centres worldwide, organised into six hubs.

The European hub integrates the global centre for Advanced Research and the three global centres for each of the three lines of business - hair, skincare and make-up. These global centres are at the core of a network that includes five5 other regional hubs in the United States, Japan, China, India and Brazil.

The mission of these hubs is to adapt the global strategy to the specific needs of their markets. They are also there to invent new products that may become global innovations. In addition, 16 evaluation centres worldwide are tasked with observing and listening to local consumers. Finally, some fifty scientific and technico-regulatory departments ensure compliance of the products with local regulations.

See the map of global Research and Innovation locations