L'Oréal, the worldwide leader of the Beauty Industry, operates in more than 130 countries. In 1907 L'Oréal developed the first synthetic hair colorants and since then the company has consistently focused on developing its business through the application of cutting edge scientific research. L'Oréal has some of the world's most advanced pure and applied research laboratories, employing 4,000 scientists dedicated to finding and perfecting active ingredients and new products for cosmetology and dermatology.

The activities of L'Oréal Hong Kong Ltd., a subsidiary of the L'Oréal Group, are grouped into 4 major divisions.

L'Oréal Luxe is responsible for those brands of cosmetics and fragrances that are sold in selective outlets, including Lancôme, Biotherm, Shu Uemura, Yves Saint Laurent, Helena Rubinstein, Kiehl's, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren and Clarisonic.

Consumer Products Division sells cosmetics, skincare and haircare products designed for wider distribution: these brands are present in personal care stores and supermarkets.

Active Cosmetics Division is responsible for dermo-cosmetic lines such as Vichy, La Roche Posay and Skinceuticals which are sold with advice from pharmacists or dermatologists.

Professional Products Division creates and distributes products for use and sale by professional hairdressers.


Beauty & Cosmetics

Date of Establishment


Number of Employees

1,370 local

78,610 worldwide