10 highlights of 2016

  • Jean-Paul Agon, Chairman and CEO of L’Oréal

    by Jean-Paul Agon,
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    "2016 was another good year for L’Oréal. We accelerated our growth, outperformed the market once again and increased our worldwide leadership of the beauty industry."
  • +4.7% like-for-like(1) sales growth

    L’Oréal in figures

    The group achieved a significant growth in sales and robust profits in 2016. Operating margin and cash flows have set new records, confirming that L’Oréal’s business model is set to deliver robust performance and create significant value.
  • Range of IT Cosmetics products

    A dynamic acquisitions policy

    Ever since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the L’Oréal group has been building, through a succession of targeted acquisitions, a global flotilla of emblematic and complementary brands. Today it is the most powerful and diversified in the beauty industry, and drives the group's performance in a long-term perspective.
    Range of IT Cosmetics products
  • Practitioner advising his patient on a SkinCeuticals product in the SkinCeuticals Grand Pearl Plastic Surgery Associates Spa, Michigan, USA

    Welcome to the USA!

    L’Oréal is the No.1 beauty player in the United States, the largest beauty market in the world(2). The group has achieved its leading position by building an iconic brand portfolio that matches consumer aspirations in every geographic region, and by keeping one step ahead in digital innovation.
  • Focus on Naked Smoky eyeshadows palette by Urban Decay

    The world of beauty in 2016

    The worldwide cosmetics market, estimated at a total of 205 billion euros, was stronger in 2016, with growth of +4.0%(2). In this supply-driven market, spurred by innovation, quality and perceived results, L'Oréal strengthened its leadership(3).
  • Kiehl’s’ point of sale, Ukraine

    The consumer experience is at the heart of the strategy

    End consumers are the focus of the L'Oréal Luxe strategy. Looking beyond the product, they expect services and an experience in line with their lifestyle. The brands have come up with a host of initiatives to bring consumers a personalised experience.
  • A woman’s face with one side suffering from pollution and the other lit by the sun

    Vichy Slow Âge, a new approach to anti-ageing

    Vichy is moving for the first time into the scientific field of the exposome, which takes into account all the factors – particularly environmental – that can have an impact on skin ageing (UV rays, pollution, fatigue, etc.).
  • Scan of a My UV Patch by La Roche-Posay on a smartphone thanks to the dedicated application.

    Advances in connected cosmetics

    With the My UV Patch, L'Oréal has entered the era of electronic sensors. This adhesive patch precisely measures the wearer’s exposure to UV rays in real time. It is connected to a smartphone application that alerts the wearer when his or her sun protection becomes insufficient, and offers customised advice.
  • Bottle of raw ingredients Biolage R.A.W.

    A new generation of biodegradable shampoos

    To reduce the environmental footprint of products that consumers rinse off(4), one of the avenues L’Oréal Research and Innovation is exploring is how to improve their ability to break down in nature – their biodegradability. Let’s take a closer look with the new Biolage R.A.W. haircare line.
    Bottle of raw ingredients Biolage R.A.W.
  • NYX Professional Makeup point of sale in Los Angeles, California, USA

    Incredible success for NYX Professional Makeup

    With sales quadrupling in just two years, the American brand NYX Professional Makeup posted spectacular growth. It continued to extend its network of beauty fans all over the world, thanks to its strong online presence and a host of successful launches.
  1. Prospects by Jean-Paul Agon
  2. L’Oréal in figures
  3. A dynamic acquisitions policy
  4. Welcome to the USA!
  5. The world of beauty in 2016
  6. The consumer experience is at the heart of the strategy
  7. Vichy Slow Âge, a new approach to anti-ageing
  8. Advances in connected cosmetics
  9. A new generation of biodegradable shampoos
  10. Incredible success for NYX Professional Makeup


(1) Like-for-like: based on a comparable structure and identical exchange rates.
(2) Source: L’Oréal 2016 estimates of the worldwide cosmetics market in net manufacturer prices.Excluding soap, oral hygiene, razors and blades.Excluding currency effects.
(3) Source: WWD, "Beauty’s Top 100", April 2016.
(4) Such as shampoo, hair dye and shower gel.