Our environmental commitments
Conserving natural resources is a major concern for NUXE. This approach is reflected at each step of the design process for our skincare products, from selection of natural active ingredients to packaging and formulation.
The art of sourcing
The geographical origins of active ingredients in NUXE skincare products are fully traceable. Furthermore, we are committed to prioritising crops over wild harvesting and prohibit the use of CITES regulated materials (protected plant species).
We are designing rinse-off formulas which are more than 80% biodegradable, to limit the environmental impact of our products. We do not use plastic microbeads in our exfoliators (in compliance with regulatory requirements), but only natural-origin exfoliant particles.
Our formulated products are also kind to animals: our formulas are vegan and do not contain any ingredients or derivatives of animal origin (except for our Rêve de Miel® which contains hive derivatives) and we do not carry out animal testing, in compliance with current European cosmetic regulations.
NUXE’s environmental commitment also applies to our product packaging, thanks to our exclusive eco-designed 50-mL jars made from recycled materials, with an optimised weight. According to a life cycle study conducted in 2018, our eco-designed 50-mL glass jars generate yearly savings in terms of resources equivalent to water consumption by a single French person over a two-year period(1), the destruction of 244 trees(2) and emissions from a car making 28 trips around the world(3).
*According to OECD methods.
Made in France
Manufacturing high-quality skincare products in France.
We pay utmost attention to the quality of our products, from design in our laboratory to manufacture.
NUXE Research & Development is embodied in our team of passionate researchers, a profusion of skills and expertise in various fields: botany, chemistry, skin biology, pharmacognosy, formulation, perfumery, etc. Quality and Innovation are the key words, allowing NUXE to be part of the tradition of excellence in French pharmacy*.
NUXE skincare products are expertly and stringently formulated in our French laboratory. 100% botanical oils are used, with priority constantly given to natural-origin ingredients. The formulas do not contain any animal-origin** ingredients and the preservation systems selected guarantee safety and tolerability. Each formula is routinely tested under dermatological supervision by independent laboratories approved by the French Ministry of Research.
All NUXE products are made in France, mainly at the exclusively owned industrial site in Lécousse, Brittany, the flagship of NUXE production. It employs 70 staff and has its own physicochemistry and microbiology laboratory. Fully renovated in 2017, the site was extended and high-tech equipment was purchased allowing production capacity to be increased, while maintaining an impeccable level of quality.
This strict attention to quality continues beyond the NUXE laboratory and production facility: the Cosmetovigilance Department handles customer feedback daily with a view to responding immediately in the event of a product alert.
*French cosmetics sold in pharmacies.**Excluding hive products
Our social commitments
Promoting a fairer world.
We work daily to protect the living world, by taking action to protect bees and supporting a sustainable development project for access to drinking water.
Commitment to protecting bees.
Bees are an essential link in maintaining biodiversity, thanks to their pollinating work. NUXE is taking action to protect bees by working with the charity “Un toit pour les abeilles” (a home for bees), sponsoring hives located in the Vosges region of France, to create new colonies and thus preserve the species. NUXE is also a patron of the Louvre Museum, which has allowed us to install six beehives, maintained by a beekeeper, in the Tuileries Garden in Paris. More than 500 000 bees saved each year!
Promoting access to drinking water.
As the main ingredient in NUXE formulas, water is, above all, a vital resource to which not all people throughout the world have equal access. NUXE therefore supports the NGO “1001 Fontaines” (1001 fountains) by funding the installation of two water production stations in rural villages in Cambodia, and one station in Madagascar. This sustainable and autonomous water supply will guarantee clean water with no risks to health, starting with water distributed in primary schools.
Supporting measures to reduce waste.
NUXE also takes action alongside the “Agence du Don en Nature” (gifts in kind), a French charity working in the general public interest, created in 2009, to support companies in reducing waste. This partnership thus allows NUXE to collect unsold items or surplus stock for redistribution to the most impoverished communities in France. These activities involve 850 charities in the ADN network, located throughout the country, which fight poverty daily.
(1) An average French person consumes 165 litres of water each day. Source: https://www.planetoscope.com/consommation-eau/243-litres-d-eau-consommes-par-un-francais.html
(2) Based on the hypothesis that it takes 20 trees to produce 1 t of cardboard: https://www.ademe.fr/
(3) Commuting emission factors by type of trip per km (mainland France) in grams of CO2 equivalents for a combined cycle = 69.9 geqCO2. Carbon Footprint. Emissions factors guide. V5. 2007.