Our Story

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WHO ARE WE?

OUR MANIFESTO

Our story began with a love affair between Mr. Yves Rocher and the enchanting beauty of Breton nature—its rugged coasts, wild moors, lush forests, and vibrant fields. This deep connection inspired us to become pioneers in botanical cosmetics, harnessing the extraordinary power of plants to enhance well-being while honoring and preserving the rich biodiversity of our planet.

For over 60 years, we have embraced the roles of botanists, harvesters, manufacturers, and resellers, meticulously crafting care products, vivid colors, and captivating fragrances. Our mission is simple: to make the finest offerings of nature accessible to everyone. We are dedicated to sustainability and eco-friendly practices, ensuring that each product is not only effective but also kind to the Earth.

At Yves Rocher, we believe in the transformative potential of plants. Our botanical expertise allows us to unlock nature’s secrets, creating innovative and luxurious products that nourish the body and uplift the spirit. Join us on this journey of discovery and experience the harmonious blend of science and nature, designed to bring out the best in you and the world around us.

FROM OUR PLANTS

TO YOUR SKIN

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One of our greatest strengths at Yves Rocher is our ability to do everything ourselves, from cultivation to final product. This complete control over our value chain allows us to meticulously manage every step, ensuring that our environmental impact is minimized. Every day, we strive to reduce this impact even further, embodying our commitment to sustainability.

By overseeing the entire process, we not only guarantee the superior quality of our products but also ensure that they are offered at the fairest prices. This dedication to excellence and affordability means that you can enjoy the best that nature has to offer without compromising on quality or ethics.

At Yves Rocher, we believe that true beauty should be accessible to all, and we work tirelessly to make that vision a reality.

Botanists

Our Botanical Garden: an open-air laboratory,1500 species studied for a perfect knowledge of plants.

Harvesters

Our 60 hectares of organic and UEBT certified fields, cultivated in agroecology for the respect of natural resources and biodiversity.

Manufactures

93% of our products are manufactured in Bretagnein our 3 local factories.

Yves Rocher established his own laboratory in his family home, revolutionizing skincare by providing naturally committed products directly to millions of women through mail order. This made high-quality botanical beauty accessible across France.

Yves Rocher became botanists, harvesters, manufacturers, and retailers. This integrated approach allowed them to control the entire process, ensuring reduced environmental impact and perfect traceability from their fields to the consumer’s skin.

Yves Rocher ceased animal testing 15 years before European regulations mandated it. This pioneering move was recognized with a gold medal by the Society for Animal Protection.

Yves Rocher’s 60 hectares of fields in La Gacilly were certified organic, cultivating signature plants such as Cornflower and Calendula, solidifying their commitment to sustainable agriculture.

Ten years ahead of European legislation, Yves Rocher discontinued the use of plastic bags in their stores, showcasing their dedication to reducing plastic waste.

Through the Plant For Life program, Yves Rocher and its foundation planted 100 million trees worldwide, working with 48 NGOs and involving over a million people across 35 countries.

Yves Rocher's emblematic plants from La Gacilly received UEBT certification, affirming their commitment to ethical and sustainable trade practices.

Yves Rocher aims to become a certified B Corporation, striving to be the best company for the world by positively impacting corporate governance, environmental practices, and community relations.

ACCESSIBLE BEAUTY FOR ALL

LA GACILLY

Nestled in the heart of Brittany, our birthplace is a unique and ever-evolving haven where our experts—botanists, scientists, and nature enthusiasts—dedicate themselves to environmental stewardship.

This place is more than just our home; it embodies our vision. Inspired by a profound love of nature, our experts study plants in our expansive botanical garden, an open-air laboratory where innovation flourishes. They cultivate the land through organic farming and refine our botanical ingredients in our botanical water workshop, ensuring your skin receives the finest natural elements.

Here, our products are responsibly crafted at our production sites, which are designated LPO (League for the Protection of Birds) refuges. This commitment extends beyond our products, fostering a holistic approach to well-being that nurtures both you and the planet.

Our dedication to nature also extends to our cuisine, where gastronomy is reimagined with organic and local ingredients, and to the arts, where creators express their passion for the natural world.