Established in 1904,

Garnier has touched the lives of women and men around the world with over a century of brand know-how expertise and research. True pionneers in skincare and haircare, Garnier was founded in France and over the past one hundred years has expanded to become an internationally respected name.

  • 1904

    the original innovation

    1904

    the original innovation

    The story begins with hairdresser Alfred Amour Garnier and his salon in Blois, France.
    In 1904 he developed his 1st plant-based lotion for the health and beauty of the hair: Lotion Garnier.
    This anti-hair loss, anti-dandruff solution quickly became a best seller.

  • 1925 - 1944

    a comprehensive beauty brand

    1925 - 1944

    a comprehensive beauty brand

    From 1925 to 1944 five new products were created. Garnier diversified its offering with Eau de beauté Garnier—the 1st skincare product to treat all skin disorders—Pétrole Garnier, Sulfo Garnier, Eau de bleuet Garnier and Shampooing Garnier.
    An entire range of hair and skin products emblazoned with the Garnier promise: "Beautiful hair. Vevlety soft skin."

  • 1935

    Ambre Solaire: the birth of an
    icon

    1935

    Ambre Solaire: the birth of an
    icon

    In 1935, Ambre Solaire launched the 1st sunscreen-enriched tanning oil. First tested on the French Riviera, the product reached the rest of the country in 1936, the very year France initiated paid vacation for all.
    Ambre Solaire was perfectly in tune with the times and instantly became a symbol of holidays at the beach, personal well-being and modern, confident femininity.

  • 1946

    Historical star product

    1946

    Historical star product

    The 1st product with bone marrow to nourish, strengthen and revitalize hair. The range was extended and supported from 1946 to 1982.

  • 1960

    The 1st at-home hair coloring

    1960

    The 1st at-home hair coloring

    With Belle Color, the 1st at-home coloring product, women discovered that coloring their own hair could be safe and easy.
    More than simply covering grey, Belle Color was instrumental in making women's hair as essential to fashion as clothing or accessories.

  • 1982

    ultra doux: wholesome loving
    blends for naturally
    beautiful hair

    1982

    ultra doux: wholesome loving
    blends for naturally
    beautiful hair

    The 1st range of ultra-gentle, plant-based shampoos suited to every hair type. The 1st four blends were wheat germ, linden leaf, chamomile and purple nettle.

  • 1995

    going global

    1995

    going global

    Garnier has been a global brand since 1995, becoming a major player in the international cosmetics market.
    Now present in more than 120 countries, the brand offers products formulated to meet the specific haircare and skincare expectations of men and women everywhere on the planet.

  • 1996

    Fructis, the green bottle
    known around
    the world

    1996

    Fructis, the green bottle
    known around
    the world

    The 1st fortifying shampoo with active ingredients sourced from fruits, Fructis revolutionized the haircare market with its famous green bottle. Fructis harnesses the power of nature for stronger, fuller hair with a healthy shine.

  • 1998

    nutrisse, nourished hair
    means better color

    1998

    nutrisse, nourished hair
    means better color

    Convinced that great hair color always comes through great care, Garnier launched Nutrisse. Combining nourishing fruit oils in a creamy texture, Nutrisse offers stylish shades, 100% coverage of grey and voluptuous hair.

  • 2011

    New-generation skincare: BB Cream

    2011

    New-generation skincare: BB Cream

    Inspired by Asian blemish balms, Garnier launched its first BB Cream specifically formulated for Caucasian skin, new-generation skincare with instantly visible results plus long-term care action in just one step. Making beauty routines faster and easier, BB creams combines 5 solutions in a single product to smooth, moisturize, correct, illuminate and protect the skin.

  • 2012

    olia, the power of oil

    2012

    olia, the power of oil

    Based on the power of oil, Olia provides exceptional color and better hair quality: the hair has three times more shine than before coloring with Olia.

  • 2013

    THE BATHROOM ESSENTIAL: MICELLAR CLEANSING
    water

    2013

    THE BATHROOM ESSENTIAL: MICELLAR CLEANSING
    water

    Garnier presents its first Micellar Cleansing Water, the multipurpose cleanser for all areas of the face which is also gentle for all skin types, even sensitive.

  • 2014

    a new vision of nighttime skincare: miracle sleeping cream

    2014

    a new vision of nighttime skincare: miracle sleeping cream

    Garnier creates the first anti-fatigue, anti-aging cream for transformed skin. By fighting fatigue with powerful active ingredients and featuring an innovative self-smoothing texture, Miracle Sleeping Cream makes women's lives better and easier.

  • 2015

    ultra doux body: softness from
    head to toe

    2015

    ultra doux body: softness from
    head to toe

    Supported by long-time expertise in gentle care, in 2015 Garnier ULTRA Doux introduced its first body care formula for beautifully healthy skin. Like the well-known hair care range, Ultra DOUX body care products are specially formulated to meet the needs of every skin type while providing ideal moisturization.