40 years of French know-how

Founded in 1978 by Philippe and Jeanne Lemoine, Groupe Lemoine has developed unique expertise in the manufacture of cotton-based skin care and hygiene products. In just a few years, this small family business became the market leader in Europe and N° 2 in the world, with over 200 international customers and 8 factories on 5 continents. Recognised expertise, which is based not only on its capacity for innovation but also on its strong commitment to sustainable development.

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Every year in their factories, the group produces and distributes:

  • 29 billion cotton buds i.e. 42,000 buds per minute.
  • 145 million packs of make-up remover pads.
  • 12 million packs of cotton wool.

That’s 9 products per second!

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Worldwide coverage

Every year, Groupe Lemoine delivers thousands of palettes all around the world.


Green Friday

For Groupe Lemoine, everyday is GREEN. This is evidenced by, waste reduction in our production process. In 2017: it represented 8% of raw materials and components used and in 2019 we are in a trend to achieve less than 5% of waste. Those wastes are either recycled, or reused in our production process or industrially composted (for less than 0,5%). Goal for 2025 less than 2% of waste that will be all recycled.

Paper sticks

Plastic in unique usage product has being decried for a while now, Groupe Lemoine has started more than two years to act for this transition, and the result is that sales of buds made with paper stick have been multiplied by more than 4 so from now we will avoid 5 000 tons of plastic per year for the planet safe.

Green Energy

Groupe Lemoine has always been committed in sustainable development, implementing a lot of action in this field. We are now proud to announce one of them: the setup of 2058 solar panels on the Dutch factory roof.

PLMA Chicago 2019

For the second year our company was present on the PLMA Chicago Fair that took place from the 17th to 19th of November 2019 in the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center de Rosemont. We thank all visitors that came to our sustainable booth – 100% made of carton.