Research & development

We apply our scientific capabilities and consumer insights to contribute to advances in nutrition, health and well-being.

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Man-made materials & bio substrates/systems

A series of conferences is bringing together scientists interested in the multi-scale structures and dynamics of man-made materials and bio substrates/systems.

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Nutrition improves learning & memory in schoolchildren

A team of European scientists from Unilever together with colleagues from research institutes in Australia and Indonesia have demonstrated that nutrition can improve verbal learning and memory in schoolchildren.

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Lighten your load

Our clever new gel tablets get your laundry brilliantly clean and they're better for the environment. How do we do it?

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From nano-structures to household cleaners

Our first international conference on multi-scale structures and dynamics of complex systems took place in Beijing in August 2007. It focussed on designing structured materials for functionality and sensory experience.

Extra protection

Extra protection when you need it

With Rexona you know your deodorant won't let you down. Our body-responsive technology kicks in when it’s needed most, giving you the confidence to face the day's challenges.

Dirt is good!

Dirt is good!

Our Dirt is Good! campaign is designed to encourage kids to get outside and play.

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Cool ice cream innovations

Unilever has found a way to make ice cream healthier as well as really tasty. It has all been possible thanks to a new ice cream ingredient discovered by Unilever's ice cream scientists.

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Where science brings vitality to life

There's a big idea driving all our product development. We call it 'vitality' – a word that sums up the difference we aim to make to people's lives. And it's focusing us more than ever on helping people enjoy life to the full – with products that make them look good and feel great.

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Open your mind

Thinking, learning, talking, feeling, dreaming… You use it every moment of every day, but have you ever stopped to wonder how your brain works?

Our brands

From sumptuous soups to sensuous soaps, our products all have one thing in common. They help you get more out of life.

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