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Our Commitments to You & the Planet

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Sustainably-Sourced ingredients

Leonor and Jean-Marie Greyl founded Leonor Greyl in Paris in 1968 with a commitment to pampering clients’ hair and scalp with formulas made from the best botanical ingredients while treading lightly on the planet. This is a commitment that continues to be a cornerstone of the brand today. “The quality of our products is a priority,” says Caroline Greyl, President of the brand. “By being Made in France, we ensure rigorous product control and safety for the consumer.”

Leonor Greyl selects its raw materials from all over the world only after conducting extensive research into the most effective, sustainably harvested, Rainforest Certified, and organic botanicals, essential oils, and extracts. We also take into account the traceability of ingredients from our suppliers. “As much as possible, we shorten and optimize their routes by favoring nearby suppliers but of course without compromising on quality,” adds Leonor Greyl R&D director David Thomas Brooks.

You can see examples of this in every award-winning formula. For instance, we formulate many conditioners and masks with hydrating oils from babassu and the cupuaçu nuts collected in Brazil’s Amazonian rainforest. No deforestation is involved, and the harvest provides a livelihood for local communities.

“Ultimately, it’s a question of respecting the environment and doing our part to leave this a better place for our child and everyone else’s,” says David Thomas Brooks.

Green Packaging

All of Leonor Greyl’s products are packaged in recyclable materials, from our cardboard boxes to the glass and plastic containers. A key priority of the brand continues to be to reduce as much waste as possible.

Our cardboard packaging is FSC (Forest Support Council) certified, meaning it is sourced from responsibly managed forests. And our plastics are certified PET (polyethylene terephthalate), which can be recycled and used to manufacture a myriad of products – from new containers to fleece clothing to park benches.

Always innovating, Leonor Greyl is closely watching and eager for developments in biodegradable plastic packaging. Expect to hear more about plastics that break down into carbon dioxide instead of harmful micro-plastics.

Ocean photo Photo by Christoffer Engström on Unsplash

Cleaning the Seas

With 8 million metric tons of plastic trash dumped into our seas every year, Leonor Greyl is committed to helping stop the flow of pollution that impacts nearly 700 marine species ¬– from plankton to turtles to whales.

That is why we have proudly supported the nonprofit Sea Cleaners and donated more than $50,000 since 2019, and are currently donating $1 with every product sold. The SeaCleaners is an innovative organization on a mission to build the first seagoing vessel capable of collecting and processing more than 100 tons of plastic per trip. The “Manta” is scheduled to launch in late 2023 so the first collections can begin in 2024.

“Ocean plastic pollution is a problem now more than ever,” Caroline says. “It is vital that we continue partnering with The SeaCleaners, especially during this exciting time when the Manta is coming off the drawing board and nearing construction.”

Protecting the Pollinators

Bees are essential workers who keep our ecosystem alive, healthy, and sweet. A single colony can pollinate 300 million flowers each day! But worldwide instances of colony collapse threaten to break a critical link in our food chain and biodiversity.
We have proudly partnered with Beeopic, an environmental organization that believes in protecting and preserving the bee population. We currently are fostering about 100 hives in France.

It’s just our small way of giving back. We owe it to the bees, whose golden honey is a key ingredient in our Shampooing Au Miel and Bain Traitant à la Propolis. Honey is a gentle, soothing, and antiseptic balm for scalps and especially dandruff conditions.

shampooing au miel with honey and flowers

Always Cruelty-Free

Leonor Greyl is honored to be awarded the prestigious Leaping Bunny certification, which celebrates our decades-long pledge to never test our products on animals.
The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics awards the Leaping Bunny certification to companies that promise not to test products on animals during any stage of development. A brands’ ingredient suppliers also make the same pledge. The designation is awarded only after a detailed review.

“Providing safe products that are natural and never tested on animals has been our family mission for over 50 years,” says Caroline Greyl. “Animal testing is cruel and unnecessary.”