The Bollati family established Davines in 1983 in Parma, Italy. The company started as a research laboratory specialized in the production of top quality hair and skin care products for renowned cosmetic companies worldwide. Davines is a combination of the names Davide (Chairman of the company) and his sister Stefania. It is pronounced Da-vee-ness.
Every Davines product is designed, formulated and produced on our premises and in our laboratories in Parma. Therefore, they are all made in Italy.
At Davines we believe that the balance between beauty and sustainability, what we call “sustainable beauty”, can improve our lives and the world around us. By creating "beauty” we want to encourage people to take care of themselves, of the environment in which they live and work and of the things they love. For Davines, sustainability represents the brand’s responsibility to ourselves, the people we work with, our customers, and the world in which we live and operate.
All packaging of Davines products are ZERO-IMPACT. This is cornerstones on which we base our packaging selection process are: using as little raw material as possible, using recyclable material, optimizing logistics and implementing quality controls to avoid waste. We only use the minimum amount of plastic needed to contain and protect our products; we only use primary packaging and have eliminated external cardboard boxes and if this is not possible, we prefer recycled or compostable materials; when possible, we develop packaging that can be reused; we also use recyclable materials for the creation of our packaging. Several years ago, we adopted a policy of compensation for the emission of greenhouse gas, aiming for “carbon neutrality” of the packaging of our most popular product lines. Davines was the first Italian company in the professional cosmetic sector to join LifeGate's Zero Impact® project.
In 2018, Davines achieved carbon neutrality in packaging for all of the Group’s product lines, compensating Co2 emissions with the creation and protection of forests in various areas of the world and, in particular, by supporting the Ethio Trees project for the regeneration of land and forests in Ethiopia, supporting local farming communities for the procurement of drinking water.
The Davines Village is carbon neutral. In our factories and offices, we use only electricity and thermal energy (biomethane) from renewable sources. These inexhaustible sources of energy do not emit CO2, do not pollute, and are constantly renewed. Every product we formulate, design and produce is manufactured using clean energy.
The Davines Group has been a B Corp since 2016. The certification awarded by the Italian body B Lab is a result of the company’s new way of doing business, combining profit making with the objective of generating a positive impact on people and on the environment; this is expressed through the continuous development of new projects inside and outside the company to positively affect the environment and the people.