Founded in Parma, Italy in 1983 by the Bollati Family, Davines Group started as a research laboratory, producing high-end hair care products for renowned cosmetic companies worldwide.
After a decade of honing our expertise, we began creating our own brand of Davines hair care products exclusively for salons, and in 1996 founded [ comfort zone ] skin care for premier spas. Our skin care lines were further expanded in 2018 when the Skin Regimen brand was born.
The Group is now a B Corp and has an international presence in more than 90 countries with a multicultural staff. In addition to the main office in Parma - the Davines Village - it has offices in New York, London, Paris, Mexico City, Deventer (Netherlands), and Hong Kong.
“ BY CREATING BEAUTY SUSTAINABLY, WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES, OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THEY LIVE & WORK, AND OF THE THINGS THEY LOVE.”
Davide Bollati, President
The Bollati family starts a cosmetics lab for formulation and production on behalf of third parties.
The company chooses to concentrate on production and distribution under the Davines brand.1992
International distribution begins1994
The [ comfort zone ] brand is born1996
The New York branch opens.2004
The “Carta Etica”is drafted: a collection of values that guides the relationships between employees within the company.
The Paris branch opens. The Parma office starts to power itself with electricity from renewable sources. The first CO2 offset project is activated
The Mexico city and London branches open.The “Sustainable Beauty Manifesto" is drafted
The “Charter for
sustainable research” is
First edition of the
“Sustainable Beauty Day”
The “Packaging Research Charter” is drafted: a collection of sustainable guidelines that we follow to select the packaging of our products.
The Holland, Germany and Belgium offices open.
First edition of “I Sustain Beauty” The collaboration with Slow Food begins.
The Hong Kong branch opens. Construction work on the Davines Village begins. The group obtains the BCorp certification
Opening of the Davines Village. The /skin regimen/ line becomes a brand in itself. The “New blossoming of the Carta Etica” is presented. Davines receives the “Best For the Environment” award from B Lab.
Davines becomes a Benefit Corporation
In 2016 the Davines group joined the B Corp family with a score of 99. In 2020, thanks to the efforts made, we recertified improving our score up to 117.4 points!
President and Owner
WORDS OF WISDOM
“THE GOAL OF LIFE IS TO MAKE YOUR HEARTBEAT MATCH THE BEAT OF THE UNIVERSE, TO MATCH YOUR NATURE WITH NATURE.”
Graduated in Pharmacy with a Master in Cosmetic Sciences at Fairleigh Dickinson University in the United States. In 1992, after an experience in international companies in the cosmetics sector, he joined the Davines Group. Today he is leading the company with a strong commitment to ethics and sustainability, product innovation and international business growth. His vision of Sustainable Beauty: a combination of cutting-edge chemistry and respect for the environment and society, has led the Group to become a B Corporation.
Chief Executive Office
WORDS OF WISDOM
“ AND IN THE END, THE LOVE YOU TAKE IS EQUAL TO THE LOVE YOU MAKE THE END, THE BEATLES
Since 2004, Paolo has seen the company grow exponentially internationally, investing his commitment in promoting the excellence of the brand. This is expressed in the uniqueness of concepts and design, in the profound ethical sense found in the company's relations, in the quality of the product and in the sustainability of the company's activity. In particular, he is a participant and strong supporter of sustainability projects that involve the company,its production and life choices.
Being the best for the world, creators of
good life for all,
Beauty + Sustainability, the inspirational concepts for each of our projects — from formulation to design, to ethics and customers.
THE CARTA ETICA
A collection of our shared ethics and company guidelines, created by all members of the group.
It allows the reflection of ethics in everyday life by contributing to the working wellness of everyone. First written in 2005 by a philosopher and Davines employees, it does not contain rules or instructions, but rather proposals for desirable ethical behavior at work to obtain a better quality of life for all. The importance of sharing of a value system that guides and inspires all those who work in the company meant that we needed to focus on realigning our values.
2018 saw the creation of The Carta Etica's "New Blooming" which represents an evolution of what is now the company's ethical DNA.
We have rewritten our way of doing business, looking at business as a positive force capable of generating profit and at the same time creating a virtuous impact on people and the environment.
After the certification obtained in 2016, we decided to align our objectives with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's), defined in the UN Agenda 2030, projecting them into our corporate strategy. This gave us a goal for continuous improvement that is expressed in the activation of new projects, and in defining objectives and monitoring results that have been presented in our annual Sustainability Report.
At Davines every product is born from intuition and is processed with an artisan spirit using the most advanced cosmetic technologies.
The formulations favor the use of ingredients of natural origin, are generated with renewable electric energy and packaged minimizing the environmental impact, inspired by the ideal of Sustainable Beauty as an inseparable unity between Beauty and Good.