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Boots UK welcomes L’Oréal’s Garnier donation of additional hand sanitisers for colleagues

08 April 2020
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Garnier is donating 300,000 bottles of its newly created Pure Active Hand Sanitiser Gel to essential retail staff and pharmacists, including Boots colleagues, working on the frontline.

As an essential retailer, Boots UK stores and pharmacies are remaining open to continue providing customers with essential medicines, healthcare and toiletries during the COVID-19 crisis.

Colleagues have already been provided with important PPE including protective visors, masks, gloves and Perspex screens for counters.

Joanna Rogers, Trading Director and VP, Beauty and Gifting Boots UK said, “I’d like to say a big thank you to Garnier for this kind donation. It will help our colleagues to continue to stay safe while they work at the frontline of healthcare in communities across the UK. The speed that Garnier have brought this product to market is fantastic and our customers will be so pleased to know there is more stock of hand sanitisers heading to our stores in the coming weeks.”

As part of its European solidarity programme to aid the fight against COVID-19, L’Oréal’s Garnier brand mobilised its scientific, laboratory and production resources to create the new hydro-alcoholic hand gel from scratch by switching production away from its best-selling Micellar Water brand.

Jean-Paul Agon, Chairman and CEO of L’Oréal, explains: “In this unprecedented crisis, it is our responsibility to contribute to the collective effort in every way possible. Through these actions, L’Oréal expresses our recognition, our support and our solidarity towards those who are demonstrating extraordinary courage and selflessness in their efforts to combat this pandemic.”

Maya Sfeir, General Manager of Garnier UK, explains: “This move reflects our corporate responsibility to society and also to the nation’s retail staff, giving them the protection that they need in a bid to fight the virus in these unchartered times.”  

Four million units of Garnier Pure Active Hand Sanitiser gel will be available for customers to buy in Boots stores and other retailers. Bottles will retail for RRP* £2.49 for 125ml.

Garnier is part of the L’Oréal group, the world’s largest beauty company, which is implementing a European solidarity programme to aid the fight against COVID-19. Each of its brands will support those on the frontline, who are working to keep our country going whilst helping the most vulnerable in society.

* Retail prices are at the discretion of the retailer

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*Figures as of 31 May 2022