L’Oréal Canada, founded in 1958, is a wholly owned subsidiary of L’Oréal Group, the world’s leading cosmetics company. Headquartered in Montreal, L’Oréal Canada had sales of over $900 million in 2012 and employs more than 1,200 people.
A leader in the Canadian cosmetics market, L’Oréal Canada offers its customers a wide range of choices with its diverse portfolio of brands and encompasses all aspects of beauty.
Cosmetological and dermatological research is the focal point of L’Oréal’s development strategy. In 2012, the Group devoted 3.5% of its turnover to research and filed over 600 patents.
In addition to applied product research, research into skin physiology constitutes one of the major thrusts of L’Oréal’s activity. L’Oréal researchers collaborate with universities and hospitals around the world and contribute to the steady progress in understanding cutaneous mechanism, including those for pathological skin.
Some of L’Oréal’s brands work closely with dermatologists, especially in Canada with Ombrelle, La Roche-Posay, Vichy Laboratoires and SkinCeuticals.