More than 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.


Groupe Lemoine in the media

Several television report were broadcast on TV this first month of the year highlighting our company work on the transition from the plastic stick to paper stick. Those report were due to the obligation on January 1st 2020 to remove the plastic stick from the cotton buds on the French market.

It is a great recognition of the long months of work of all our teams on such crucial subjects as the paper stick and the cardboard boxes.

Links  below (french videos)

TF1 - Television News report

France 2 - Télématin report

France 3 -  Television News report



Greetings 2020

This year we have decided to give a step ahead in ecological transition showing our commitment announcing for 2020 the plantation of 20 000 trees.

Replacing plastic stick and packaging by paper/carton solution, it seemed obvious for us to act in a different way with this sustainable action.

All Groupe Lemoine teams wish you all the best for an eco-friendly year.

Our 100% ecological product

Our company has not only worked to switch our cotton buds from plastic stick to paper stick. We have also worked for several years in reducing the plastic in our cotton buds packaging. From our reusable and recyclable plastic box we offered more than 5 years a go to our client a Decobox with only a recyclable plastic lid and now we are proud to launch our 100% carton box named Ecobox.

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.