Today, we continue to build on our founder’s innovative research, creating high-performing, botanical-based skincare solutions. We deliver this through our attention to product quality, and by engaging meaningfully with our customers on the science, ingredients, efficacy, and responsibility of our formulas. We strive to communicate transparently on the safety and efficacy of our products, while improving our commitment to the environment as part of an open and evolving dialogue with both our customers and our suppliers.
1 From plant, non-petroleum minerals or water. Using the ISO standard.
Darphin was founded in 1958 by Pierre Darphin, a master botanist with a lifelong dedication to the pursuit of scientifically-proven botanical efficacy.
Darphin is committed to combining botanical intelligence and scientific innovation to amplify potency and penetration of the top layer of the skin, for visible improvements in the appearance of skin.
Learn more about our long-standing ingredient philosophy and our utmost attention to safety.
PASSIONATE ABOUT NATURE’S RESOURCES SINCE 1958
We have been passionate about botanicals since Pierre Darphin founded our brand in 1958.
We strive for our botanical ingredients to be responsibly sourced; either naturally derived3, or certified as organic
2From plant, non-petroleum minerals or water. Using the ISO standard.
3 Using the ISO standard.
OUR SOURCING TEAMS
work tirelessly to increase the amount of naturally-derived4 ingredients we use in our formulas, with a goal to reach an average of 90% by 2025. On top of this dedication, we hold all suppliers to a code of conduct which sets clear expectations for our partners to meet rigorous social and environmental criteria.
4 From plant, non-petroleum minerals or water. Using the ISO standard.
OUR COMMITMENT TO THE PLANET
is also reflected by key initiatives in our packaging design and supply chain management. Over 65% of our packaging is Recyclable, Refillable, Reusable, Recycled or Recoverable.
Lastly, our manufacturing, distribution and innovation facilities contribute zero waste to landfills5, and we have reduced carbon dioxide emissions through a solar energy project at a key manufacturing facility.6
5Leveraging Estee Lauder Companies’ achievement of zero waste-to-landfill for global direct manufacturing, distribution and innovation sites by end of calendar year 2020.
6Leveraging Estee Lauder Companies’ 1 MW on-site solar system in Petersfield, UK which in fiscal 2020 generated 830 MWh of solar, reducing 490 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually. It provides 10-12% of the manufacturing site’s annual electricity requirements, up to a peak of about 95% during sunny days in the summer months.
THE HIGH QUALITY OF INGREDIENTS
Our commitment to product safety starts with the high quality of ingredients and the most up-to-date science and research. Our products undergo a safety review process that includes the evaluation and testing of ingredients and finished products.
THE HIGHEST SAFETY STANDARDS
We meet the highest safety standards through a robust process that reviews the design and development of each product.
We also monitor product safety performance through ongoing engagement with our customers. We are committed to selling safe products and work diligently to ensure that our products and packaging meet the highest standards, as well as our customers’ expectations for safety and efficacy.