Nature has been the defining inspiration for Oriflame for more than 40 years since it’s foundation in Sweden; where the spectacular, unspoilt beauty of Swedish nature is a distinctive hallmark of our cosmetics.
Did you know it can take our scientists up to five years to develop your favourite skin cream? Our cosmetic products are the result of years of development and testing to ensure they live up to the quality that you expect. Our new Skin Research Institute in Stockholm is where we develop some of the unique technologies you’ll find in some of your favourite products.
Opened in June 2009, our state of the art Skin Research Institute is home our scientists dedicated to conducting groundbreaking and innovative research on human skin physiology and new active ingredients. Research projects at the Skin Research Institute nclude four specialist areas of activity:
New Ingredients: Natural and active plant ingredients are extracted and analysed to discover new innovative ingredients and technologies that deliver better results in our products.
Skin Biology: Skin cells are grown and studied in a specialised laboratory, so that the biological effects of natural extracts on the skin can be studied.
Skin Delivery: Our specialists assess how the active ingredients penetrate the skin to confirm and control their skin bioavailability.
Bio-Analytics: The effects and benefits of our products with the active ingredients are tested and validated on human skin.
The groundbreaking findings from this research are then applied and tested for up to two years at our Product Development Centre in Dublin, so that our new products not only rival those of our competitors but also can lead the industry.
Whilst the research and development stages are left to our experts, we want to share our understanding of the high quality and standards of our products. It’s through our passion for science and beauty, and our experts, that we are able to develop innovative, patented, safe and effective ingredients that you will find in your favourite Oriflame products.