DISCOVER OR ROUGE ORIGINS

THE OURIKA GARDENS

“WHEN I DISCOVERED MOROCCO, I UNDERSTOOD THAT MY OWN CHROMATICISM WAS THAT OF ZELLIGES, ZOUACS, DJELLABAS AND KAFTANS. THE AUDACITIES THAT ARE MINE, I OWE THEM TO THIS COUNTRY.”


——— YVES SAINT LAURENT

THE OURIKA GARDENS

AN OASIS OF BEAUTY

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Following the footsteps of Yves Saint Laurent to the foothills of the Atlas
mountains, YSL Beauty invites you to discover the Ourika Gardens.

THE OURIKA GARDENS

OUR COMMITMENT

Research
The Ourika Gardens are also home to a botanical research area. This area is a source of inspiration for breakthrough skincare and makeup formulas. Here our scientists identify the key benefits of our ingredients and look for ways to enhance and amplify their properties for the most potent and sustainable methods for our products. The Or Rouge Saffron distillate is a prime example of science-enhanced nature. With the research area, YSL Beauty is able to consistently improve and develop new formulas which then help expand the gardens’ botanical variety.
SOURCING
YSL Beauty thrives to become pioneer in beauty and we keep that in mind at all stages in creating our products. As we take on an innovative project to create the Ourika Gardens, we also build a committed and responsible sourcing model by lending the expertise of local community to source authentic and sustainable ingredients such as the famous pistil of Saffron used in the premium Or Rouge range or Calendula flower from the Touche Eclat formula. Our sourcing model is firmly within the sustainable development as we commit to reduce environmental footprint for the making of our products. 
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
At YSL Beauty, we are committed to empower all women whether through our products or from within our organization. At the Ourika Gardens, we set up a women’s cooperative and employ local women to tend daily the garden and harvest the plants. Our mission is to give back to local community in the most sustainable approach that will create a lasting effect on generations. Since 2015, this community of women has double its income thanks to their work in the gardens and it keeps growing as our gardens expand. 

THE OURIKA GARDENS

OUR COMMITMENT

RESEARCH

The Ourika Gardens are also home to a botanical research area. This area is a source of inspiration for breakthrough skincare and makeup formulas. Here our scientists identify the key benefits of our ingredients and look for ways to enhance and amplify their properties for the most potent and sustainable methods for our products. The Or Rouge Saffron distillate is a prime example of science-enhanced nature. With the research area, YSL Beauty is able to consistently improve and develop new formulas which then help expand the gardens’ botanical variety.

SOURCING

YSL Beauty has a pioneering vision of beauty and we keep that in mind at all stages in creating our products. While working on the innovative project of the Ourika Gardens, we also build a committed and responsible sourcing model by lending the expertise of local community to source authentic and sustainable ingredients such as the famous pistil of Saffron used in the premium Or Rouge range. Our sourcing model is firmly within the sustainable development as we commit to reduce environmental footprint for the making of our products.

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

At YSL Beauty, we are committed to empower all women whether through our products or from within our organization. At the Ourika Gardens, we set up a women’s cooperative and employ local women to tend daily the garden and harvest the plants. Our mission is to give back to local community in the most sustainable approach that will create a lasting effect on generations. Since 2015, this community of women has double its income thanks to their work in the gardens and it keeps growing as our gardens expand.

LATEST IMPROVEMENTS

OUR ULTIMATE INNOVATION

OR ROUGE, FOR A MORE
SUSTAINABLE LUXURY

YSL Beauty believes that nature holds the key to the most powerful ingredients. To respect the environment, it selects these ingredients with the utmost care.
As the couture addict of today demands the most effective and cleanest of formulas, so too the formulations live up to this wish. For 2018, even the fragrance has been re-created to reduce the products’ environmental footprint.
Going even further, the new Or Rouge comes in beautifully luxurious packaging, available with a refillable packaging.

OR ROUGE

DISCOVER THE INGREDIENTS

DISCOVER THE INGREDIENTS
OF OR ROUGE

We follow a strict formulation charter on all our new formulas to ensure optimal skin tolerance. Tested under dermatological control & sensitive skin. We communicate transparently our ingredients choices and their benefits to our customers.