L’Oréal USA announced that five products in its Garnier SkinActive line achieved Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver recognition. The product line, manufactured at L’Oréal USA’s facility in Franklin, New Jersey, earned this certification based on an evaluation of material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship and social fairness practices. Awards were given to products in the Garnier SkinActive line, including Deep Pore Facial Cleanser with Green Tea, Refreshing Facial Cleanser with Aloe Juice, Soothing Cleansing Milk with Rose Water, Deep Pore Exfoliating Face Scrub with Green Tea, and Refreshing Cream Cleanser with Aloe Juice. Garnier is the first mass market skin care brand to receive this certification for its products and is also one of the few skin care brands to have multiple products certified in a portfolio. Garnier joins Biolage and Kiehl’s as the third L’Oréal USA brand to achieve Cradle to Cradle certification for a selection of its products.
Cradle to Cradle Certified products are awarded at five levels (Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum), with each level imposing a more rigorous set of requirements. The lowest score in any quality category establishes the product’s overall score. All five Garnier SkinActive products achieved Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver, with four products reaching Platinum for the Material Health attribute and all products achieving Gold for Material Reutilization. Certified products are required to show continuous improvement every two years.