Rapid innovations: changing our daily lives
With e-commerce, consumers have become used to services that allow them to access products that meet their expectations very quickly and at any given moment. L’Oréal Research & Innovation continues to rise to this challenge every day.
Innovation by combination
Rolling out increasingly rapid and agile product development methods without compromising safety and effectiveness is a real challenge for the Research & Innovation teams. L’Oréal manages to achieve this feat by investing in major scientific disruptions, which are the fruit of years of research, but also by combining technologies already tested and mastered by the Group.
Innovation by combination takes advantage of the wealth of technologies that have already proven themselves at L’Oréal. It is also a way to reinvent and push the limits of Group categories and products. Take for instance Colorista by L’Oréal Paris, which is reinventing hair colour – the segment that built L’Oréal’s reputation – by introducing the concept of “hair colour makeup”, i.e. a short-term hair colour used to create a specific, personalised look.
Innovation by combination allows the Group to quickly and effectively address new consumer expectations by creating a product, testing it and bringing it to market in record time. South Korea is the leader in the field of innovation by combination; its agility lies in increasingly in-depth knowledge of consumers and their expectations.