The Top 75 ranks the world's largest cosmetics companies by beauty sales. These firms weigh in at $138.654 billion in sales. The U.S. has the most companies on the list with 25 and leads in volume terms with $60.117 billion. France has 11 companies on the list and volume of $29.458 billion; Italy, nine companies and $1.957 billion; Japan, eight companies and volume of $14.657 billion, and Germany, six companies and $8.969 billion. Firms are listed by parent company and ranked by their beauty sales for the 2006 calendar year. For companies whose fiscal year did not run from Jan. 1, 2006,to Dec. 31, 2006, estimates were calculated. Sales figures were either obtained from the companies or with the help of industry sources. Beauty volume is made up of fragrance, makeup, skin care, sun care, hair care, deodorant, plus cellulite and shaving products. It does not include bar soaps, razors, toothpastes, foods and diet foods, medicines, vitamins or detergents. To be included in this ranking, a company must sell its products in at least two of the following major markets: Europe, North America, South America and Asia.
1. L'Oreal Group Clichy, France
2006 Sales $19.84 billion €15.79 billion Up 8.7% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Consumer/L’OrEal Paris, Garnier, Maybelline New York, La Scad, SoftSheen, Carson, Mininurse. Professional/L’OrEalProfessionnel,KErastase, InnE, Redken, Matrix, Mizani, PureOlogy. Luxury/LancOme, Biotherm, Helena Rubinstein, Kiehl’s, ShuUemura, Parfums GiorgioArmani, Parfums Cacharel, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Paloma Picasso, Parfums Guy Laroche, Diesel, Yue-Sai,Viktor & Rolf. ActiveCosmetics/ Vichy, La Roche-Posay, Skinceuticals, Sanoflore, The Body Shop. Galderma, Le Club des Createursde Beaute, Laboratoires Inneov (50% each). Sanofi-Aventis (10.4%).
Recent History In 2006, L’Oréal’s total sales reached $19.84 billion, an 8.7% increase, the company’s highest gain since2000. It came thanks to a 5.7% rebound in organic growth, acquisitions and a strong turnout by its “rest of the world”market, which generated 60% of the company’s overall percentage gain. That category made 27% of total L’Oréalrevenues, overtaking North America’s contribution of 26% for the first time. It was also the first timeL’Oréal’s skin care category (including sun care) was thestrongest performer. Sales at Garnier topped the $2.8billion mark for the first time. Net profits, excluding nonrecurrent items after minority interests, rose 12% to $2.6 billion in theyear. L’Oréal’s main market is Western Europe, with 47% of total group consolidated cosmetics sales. Fast-growingregions last year included Eastern Europe, with almost 25% gains; China, with more than 21%, and India, with 40%. Key buys over the past12 months included the October 2006 purchase of Laboratoires Sanoflore, giving L’Oréal a foothold in the high-growthorganic cosmetics segment. This May, it bought PureOlogy, among the salon industry’s hottest hair care brands.L’Oréal also snapped up the outstanding 70% of U.S. salon beauty distributor Beauty Alliance this April. This July, itannounced its intent to acquire Maly’s West, another U.S. salon beauty distributor.
2. Procter & Gamble Cincinnati
2006 Sales $17.5 billion (est.) Up 8% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Procter & Gamble Beauty/Pantene, Head & Shoulders, Clairol, Herbal Essences, Nice ’n Easy, Natural Instincts, Wella,Koleston, Shockwaves, Wellaflex, Vidal Sassoon, Infusium 23, Aussie, Rejoice (hair care). Cover Girl, Max Factor (makeup). Hugo Boss,Old Spice, Lacoste, Jean Patou, Valentino, Gucci, Escada, Puma, Anna Sui, Ghost, Dunhill, Laura Biagotti, Dolce & Gabbana, ChristinaAguilera (fragrance). Olay, SK-II, Noxzema, DDF, Gillette (skin care). Secret (deodorant).
Recent History For the 2006 calendar year, Procter & Gamble Beauty was estimated to have generated sales of $22.08 billion, or some 30% of totalcompany revenues, according to industry sources. However, once sales of products such as Ivory and Camay bar soaps, plus feminine-careitems and salon furniture are subtracted from that sales number, pure “beauty” revenues—as defined by thisranking—hit an estimated $17.5 billion. This July 1, P&G reorganized into three business units: P&G Beauty, Global Health& Well-Being and Household Care. Susan E. Arnold is the new structure’s president, global business units. She was formerlyvice chair of P&G Beauty and Health. Robert McDonald, formerly vice chair of global operations of P&G, became thecompany’s chief operating officer. In January, P&G acquired HDS Cosmetics Lab Inc., marketer of Doctor’s DermatologicFormula (DDF) skin care. P&G also entered the celebrity scent sweepstakes by signing songstress Christina Aguilera on for afragrance license. In December 2006, P&G sold the 4711, Tosca, Sir Irisch Moos and Extase fragrance businesses to Germany’sMäurer + Wirtz. Cover Girl signed on new spokesmodels, Rihanna and Drew Barrymore, and added celebrity makeup artist Molly Stern toits lineup. Key product introductions included Dolce & Gabbana’s The One women’s scent, plus the relaunchesof HerbalEssences and Head & Shoulders hair care. It is expected P&G will register sales growth of 5 to 7% per year through 2010,according to chief executive and chairman, A.G. Lafley.
3. UnileverLondon, Rotterdam
2006 Sales $ 12.807 billion (est.) € 10.195 billion (est.) Up 6% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Unilever Home and Personal Care/Axe/Lynx, Impulse, Rexona/Sure, Degree, Dove, Lux, Pond’s, Suave, Sunsilk, Timotei, Clear.
Recent History For full-year 2006, Unilever’s personal care sales hit almost $16 billion. The division, which includes oral care and bar soap,represented 28% of Unilever’s total annual income of almost $57 billion, versus 26% in 2005. Some 55% of the division’ssales are generated in emerging markets, with Asia alone counting for more than 30%. In 2005, such markets made 38% of sales. MichaelTreschow became Unilever’s first independent nonexecutive chairman in May, succeeding Antony Burgmans. In March, Michael Polkreplaced John Rice as president for the Americas. Rexona/Sure became Unilever’s 12th $1.4 billion-plus brand in 2006. Hair careline Sunsilk was introduced in the Americas, Asia and Africa. Pond’s bowed in the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and China.Clear antidandruff shampoo was launched in key markets in first-quarter 2007. Dove introduced Pro-Age, skin care and toiletries forwomen aged 50-plus, in Europe and the Americas in January. It also rolled out Summer Glow, a gradual tanning moisturizer, across Europe.
4. The Estee Lauder Cos.New York
2006 Sales $8 billion (est.) Up 6.8% v.’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Estee Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series, Origins, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Tommy Hilfiger, La Mer, Donna Karan, Aveda, JoMalone, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Michael Kors, American Beauty, Flirt!, Good Skin, Grassroots, Sean John, Missoni, Coach, DaisyFuentes, Tom Ford Beauty, Donald Trump The Fragrance, Kate Spade, Ojon.
Recent History While the Estée Lauder Co’s sales for calendar 2006 are estimated at$8 billion, the firm’s fiscal 2007 generatedsales of $7.04 billion, up 8.9% over the prior year. Its net earnings gained 83.9% to $449.2 million.In November, Lauder unfolded asuccession plan in which Procter & Gamble executive Fabrizio Freda was tapped to become president and chief operating officer withplans to promote him to ceo within 24 months. At the same time, Leonard Lauder said he would step down as chairman when the newsuccession plan goes into place, thereby paving the way for his son and current ceo William to succeed him. Other highlights includedthe opening of the 9,500-square-foot Innovation Institute in Shanghai, a deal with Coach to launch an eponymous fragrance and thepremiere of Bobbi Brown on QVC. The Aramis and Designer Fragrances division and Ford Motor Co. created a men’s scent, Mustang.Thia Breen was named president of Estée Lauder Americas and global business development. Market openings included Vietnam forClinique; Chile and France for La Mer; Spain for Aveda; Poland, the Czech Republic, Belgium and Estonia for MAC, and Italy, Turkey andRussia for Jo Malone. Aveda unveiled its 4,100-square-foot flagship Lifestyle Salon and Spa in Osaka, Japan.
5. Avon Products New York
2006 Sales $6.029 billion Up 7.8% v.’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Avon Color, Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Avon Solutions, Advanced Techniques Hair Care, Avon Naturals, Mark, Avon Wellness.
Recent History For full-year 2006, net income slid 44% to $477.6 million on an 8% overall revenue gain to $8.76 billion. Avon’s beauty salespicked up 7.8%. Among its top launches of the year, according to the company, were Derek Jeter Driven men’s fragrance, AvonSolutions Ageless Results antiaging treatment line, Anew Clinical Eye Lift cream and Ultra Color Rich Lipstick. For 2006, Avon’sadvertising investment increased more than 80% to $249 million. Last year, the company also got the green light to resume direct sellingin China. At the end of 2006, there were more than 350,000 licensed Avon representatives in the country. By mid-2007, that number hadrisen to 659,000.
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Shiseido, Cle de Peau Beaute, Carita, Decleor, Nars, Joico, Aupres, Supreme Aupres, Urara, Pure & Mild, Za, D’ici La, Ipsa,Ayura, Ettusais, Soka Mocka, Shiseido Fitit, FT Shiseido, Shiseido Professional, Zotos, Zirh, Helen Curtis, Sea Breeze. Serge Lutens.BeautePrestige International/Parfums Issey Miyake, Parfums Jean Paul Gaultier, Parfums Narciso Rodriguez.
Recent History Shiseido is two-thirds of the way into a three-year restructuring plan. After posting net losses of about $77 million in the fiscalyearended March 31, 2005, it generated net income of $124 million one year later and $217 million in the ’06-’07 fiscalperiod. Both revenues and earnings outperformed company expectations in its most recent fiscal year. Total net income was up 75%year-on-year. Overseas markets—where business rose 14%—contributed the most. In China, Shiseido’s sales grew 31%,fueled by 1,700 new doors and the “highly successful” launch of the Urara skin care brand in October 2006, according to thecompany. Shiseido aims to stabilize its domestic earnings, which slipped 1.3% during the most recent fiscal year, due to a“drastic sales drop” in the health care division. Shiseido will start operating in Russia in January 2008. This year,Shiseido predicts revenue growth of 4% and a 30% jump in net income to $284 million, driven by its international business.
7. Kao Corp. Tokyo
2006 Sales $5.025 billion (est.) ¥543.32 billion Up 70% v.’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Kao Corp., Biore, Asience, Essential, Merit, Sifone, Feather, Liese, Blaune, Sofina, Aube, Est. Kao Brands: Jergens, Curel, Ban (skincare). John Frieda, Guhl (hair care). KPSS GmbH: Goldwell, KMS (hair care). Molton Brown (fragrance, skin care). Kanebo Cosmetics:Sensai, RMK, Suqqu, Lunasol, Yusui, Impress, Aqua, Doltier, Twany, Freeplus, Lissage, Allie (skin care, cosmetics). T’Estimo,Revue,Kate, Tiffa, Lavshuca (cosmetics). Dew, Suisai, Kanebo Blanchir, Faircrea, Evita (skin care). Sala (hair care).
Recent History For its fiscal year ended March 31, Kao’s Prestige Cosmetics division grew 243% to $2.6 billion, thanks to the integration ofKanebo’ssales. The Tokyo-based company was snapped up by its larger rival Kao for $3.6 billion last year and integrated intoKao’s accounts in Febuary 2006. Including the amortization of the Kanebo deal, operating income within Kao’s PrestigeCosmetics division plunged 82% to $4.4 million. Its Personal Care division showed growth of 4% to $1.7 billion. Revenues forKanebo-brand cosmetics hit $1.7 billion in the February-December 2006 period, a 2% rise. This April, Kao reorganized into four units toreflect changes in consumer-product selection and purchasing behavior: Beauty Care, Human Health Care, Fabric and Home Care and ChemicalProducts. Within beauty, Kao said it aims to build upon the originality of the Kao brand in Japan. Abroad, it plans to expand its salesbase, particularly in China. Kanebo, which operates separately, has grown from the strong sales of a selective skin care brand calledImpress, launched in March 2006.
8. Beiersdorf Hamburg, Germany
2006 Sales $4.94 billion €3.932 billion Up 7.2% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Nivea, 8x4, Atrix, Labello, Hidrofugal, La Prairie, SBT Skin Biology Therapy, Juvena, Marlies Moller, Florena, Eucerin.
Recent History Sales from Beiersdorf’s cash cow Nivea grew 9% to break the $4.3 billion barrier. The brand ranked number one in 131 markets in2006, up from 125 in 2005. But Beiersdorf’s pharmacy-distributed Eucerin brand and prestige La Prairie brand posted the strongestgrowth. Eucerin’s sales grew 10%. La Prairie Group grew net sales 10% on year. Within that, La Prairie brand’s sales gained16%. Key launches included the global rollout of La Prairie Pure Gold Serum and Juvena’s Juvedical DNA Skin Optimizer. In itsfirst year, the Nivea House in Hamburg, offering spa treatments, attracted 700 visitors a day. The City of Hamburg sold its 10% stake inBeiersdorf in January, increasing the company’s free float to about 32%. Beiersdorf sold the Hirtler Soap Factory in Heitersheim,Germany, in February. In June, it said it would transfer its Italian production to Spain, Germany and Poland. Beiersdorf signed a letterof intent early this year for a strategic alliance with C-BONS Holding Ltd., a leading player in Hong Kong’s hair care market.
9. Johnson & Johnson New Brunswick, N.J.
2006 Sales $3.8 billion (est.) Up 8% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Neutrogena, Aveeno, RoC, Clean & Clear, Johnson’s, Ambi, Purpose, Shower to Shower, Lubriderm, pH5.5, Biapharm SAS.
Recent History Johnson & Johnson completed the acquisition of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, whose beauty holding is Lubriderm, in late 2006. Sourcesvalued the deal, which also includes health care brands, at $16.6 billion. J&J reorganized its activities into new divisions,including Beauty Care Global Business Unit and Baby Care Global Business Unit, each of which includes beauty. J&J’s worldwideconsumer segment posted annual revenues of $9.8 billion, an 8% increase. Operating growth reached 6%, and there was a 1% positive impactfrom currency exchange. Domestic sales rose 4%, and revenues from exports increased 11%. J&J said the division’s strong gainswere due to the turnouts of Aveeno, Johnson’s and Clean & Clear. J&J’s skin care unit posted sales of $2.6 billion,a 10% increase. J&J generates 47% of its skin care sales in the U.S.
10. Limited Brands Company Columbus, Ohio
2006 Sales $3.7 billion (est.) Up 12% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, C.O. Bigelow, La Senza, White Barn Candle Co.
Recent History Owner Leslie H. Wexner sold a 75% stake in Limited Stores this July to an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners Inc. in a noncash deal. Theprivate equity firm is expected to contribute $50 million in equity capital and arrange for a $75 million credit facility. Limitedwill not receive any cash and expects to record an aftertax loss of $42 million. The company also closed in July a deal to sell amajority interest in its Express brand to Golden Gate Capital for $602 million. Such moves will allow Limited Brands to focus on corebusinesses—Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works. The company is expected to take advantage of synergies between Bath& Body Works and Victoria’s Secret, as both sell many of the same type of beauty items. C.O. Bigelow should provide moregrowth, too. Although there are only five Bigelow apothecaries, its products have been added to Bath & Body Works stores. There areabout 1,000 Victoria’s Secret doors and more than 1,500 Bath & Body Works stores. Neil Fiske, Limited’s former ceo whohelped inject brand names into the firm’s product mix, primarily in Bath & Body Works’ flagship design, was replacedthis June by Diane Neal. She had been Bath & Body Works’ president.
11. Alberto-Culver Melrose Park, Ill.
2006 Sales $3.45 billion (est.) Up 2.1% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Alberto VO5, Tresemme, Nexxus, Consort, Family Fresh (hair care). St. Ives (skin care). TCB, Soft & Beautiful, Just for Me, Motions(ethnic hair care).
Recent History The 12 months ended Sept. 2006 marked the 15th consecutive year of record income and earnings. Alberto-Culver attributed the growth toNexxus Salon Hair Care, which outperformed its goal of $100 million in retail revenues in the mass market, as well as strong sales ofTRESemmé. It realized double-digit growth in the U.S. and launched in Argentina, Chile and Mexico, where it achieved 4% marketshare within the first three months in each. In November 2006, Sally Beauty Supply split from Alberto-Culver and sold a portion of itsbeauty-supplies business to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in a transaction valued at $3 billion, including $1.85billion in debt.
12. Coty New York
2006 Sales $3.2 billion (est.) Up 19% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Coty Prestige: Baby Phat, Calvin Klein, Cerruti, Chloe, Chopard, Davidoff, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Jette Joop!, Jil Sander, KarlLagerfeld, Kenneth Cole, Lancaster, Marc Jacobs, Nautica, Nikos, Sarah Jessica Parker, Vera Wang, Vivienne Westwood. Coty Beauty:adidas, Aspen, Astor, Celine Dion, Chupa Chups, David and Victoria Beckham, DesperateHousewives, Esprit, Exclamation, IsabellaRossellini, Jovan, Kate Moss, Kylie Minogue, mary-kateandashley, Miss Sixty, Miss Sporty, Rimmel, Shania Twain, Stetson, ToninoLamborghini, Vanilla Fields.
Recent History It has been a busy year for Coty. This July, for instance, it signed a licensing agreement with Tonino Lamborghini to createmen’s fragrances. In March, Coty unveiled its first U.S.-based fragrance bay, a retail kiosk featuring 18 of its fragrances inLord & Taylor’s Fifth Avenue store in New York. In February, Coty sold its mass market brands The Healing Garden and Calgon toAscendia Brands Inc. for $125 million. Also that month, Coty inked a fragrance licensing deal with Kate Moss and the company created anew unit, called Coty Beauty, that combines its mass market businesses in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Gwen Stefani made a globalfragrance licensing deal with the firm in December 2006. Coty has also signed on a slew of celebrities over the last 12 months,including Josh Holloway, Kim Basinger and Tom Brady, to front a number of its products. By 2011, Coty is expected to be a $5 billioncompany, according to its ceo Bernd Beetz.
13. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Paris
2006 Sales $3.164 billion €2.519 billion Up 10% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Perfumes and Cosmetics/ Parfums Christian Dior: Addict, J’adore, Dolce Vita, Fahrenheit, Eau Sauvage, Poison, Capture Totale,DiorHomme. Guerlain: Issima, Shalimar, Aqua Allegoria, L’Instant de Guerlain, Meteorites. Parfums Givenchy: Givenchy PourHomme, Organza,Amarige, Very Irresistible, Ange ou Demon. Givenchy Le Makeup. Parfums Kenzo: Flower by Kenzo, Kenzo Ki. ParfumsLoewe, Sephora, Acquadi Parma, Benefit Cosmetics, Fresh, Make Up For Ever, Fendi, Pucci.
Recent History LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s Perfumes and Cosmetics division’s sales rose 8.1% in first-half 2007 versusfirst-half 2006 to $1.9 billion. Its profits spiked almost 37% to $158 million, bolstered by business at Parfums Christian Dior,Guerlain and Parfums Givenchy. Operating margin as a percentage of revenue for the division rose 2 percentage points, to 9%. As for2006, LVMH’s Perfumes and Cosmetics division posted organic revenue growth of 11% and a 28% spike in operating profit to $325million. Fragrance sales accounted for 52%, cosmetics, 28%, and skin care, 20%. Europe (excluding France) generated 41% of thedivision’s sales; France, 17%; Asia (excluding Japan) and “other markets,” 13% each; the U.S., 9%, and Japan, 7%.Parfums Christian Dior, which signed Eva Green as the face of its Midnight Poison scent, generates about 60% of the division’stotal revenues. At Guerlain, all categories pushed the brand into double-digit revenue growth.
14. Chanel New York
2006 Sales $3.141 billion (est.) €2.5 billion (est.) Up 12% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Chanel No.5, Allure, Allure Homme, Coco, Coco Mademoiselle, Chance, No.19, Cristalle, Pour Monsieur, Antaeus, Egoiste (fragrance).Precision (skin care). Rouge Allure, Le Vernis, Inimitable (makeup).
Recent History Maureen Chiquet was named global ceo of Chanel effective this January. In the newly created position, based in New York, Chiquetcoordinates all company activities worldwide. She reports to Chanel chairman Alain Wertheimer. In November 2006, John Galantic replacedher as president and chief operating officer of Chanel Inc; in March, Véronique Morali was named president of Chanel SAS. Thefirmregistered 13% growth in makeup sales, thanks to the launches of Rouge Allure lipstick and Inimitable mascara. Chanel continuedtodominate the female fragrance top 10 around the globe. Chanel No.5 remains number one, followed by Coco Mademoiselle and Chance infifthplace.
15. Henkel Dusseldorf
2006 Sales $3.004 billion (est.) €2.391 billion (est.) Up 8.9% v. ’05
Recent History In first-quarter 2007, Henkel’s cosmetics and body care business posted sales up 10% and operating profit up 11%. In 2006, Henkelsaid its cosmetics and body care businesses (excluding oral care) outpaced the worldwide market, with 9% sales growth and 12% gain inEBIT. Its organic sales rose 4%. Revenues from consumer hair and body care products fueled the gains, especially in Eastern Europe,Asia-Pacific and Latin America. In North America, its deodorant brands helped bolster sales. This March, Henkel sold its fine-fragranceMorris Profumi business, which manufactures and markets licensed brands such as Ferrari and La Perla, to the Italian investment groupInvestindustrial. Henkel’s professional hair care business developed well internationally, notably in Eastern Europe and LatinAmerica.
16. Mary Kay Dallas
2006 Sales $2.25 billion Up 2.3% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Mary Kay, TimeWise, MK Signature, Velocity.
17. Yves Rocher Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
2006 Sales $1.97 billion €1.568 billion Up 2.7% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Yves Rocher (skin care, makeup, fragrance). Daniel Jouvance, Dr. Pierre Ricaud, Sante Naturelle, Stanhome (skin care). Isabel Derroisne(fragrance). Kiotis (skin and body care). Galerie Noemie (makeup).
18. Natura Cosmeticos Sao Paulo, Brazil
2006 Sales $1.797 billion R$3.9 billion Up 19.9% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Natura/Chronos (antiaging cream). Ekos (fragrance, hair care, skin care, bath and body oil). Mamae e Bebe (fragrance, hair care, bathand body oil). Diversa (makeup).
19. Alticor Ada, Mich.
2006 Sales $1.63 billion Up 0.6% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Artistry, E. Funkhouser New York (EFNY), Laura Mercier, NAO (skin care, cosmetics). Tolsom (men’s skin care). Body Series,G&H (body care). Satinique (hair care).
20. Pacific Corp. Seoul
2006 Sales $1.622 billion KRW 1.53 trillion Up 9% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands AmorePacific Corp.: Lolita Lempicka, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (fragrance). AmorePacific, Sulw-hasoo, Hera, Iope, Laneige, Mamonde,Innisfree, Etude (cosmetics). Lirikos (skin care). Mise en Scene (hair care). Happy Bath (body care).
21. Kose Corp. Tokyo
2006 Sales $1.519 billion (est.) ¥176.6 billion (est.) Up 0.5% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Kose Corp: Cosme Decorte, Awake, Beaute de Kose, Sekkisei, Visee, Esprique Precious, Stephen Knoll Collection, Predia, Jill Stuart.Kose Cosmenience Co. Ltd., Kose Cosmeport Corp., Albion Co. Ltd., Dr. Phil Cosmetics Inc.
22. Alliance Boots PLC Nottingham, U.K.
2006 Sales $1.482 billion (est.) £804 million (est.) Up 5% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Revlon, Almay, Ultima (cosmetics). Mitchum (deodorant). Charlie (fragrance). Flex (hair care).
24.Groupe Clarins Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
2006 Sales $1.215 billion €967.2 million Up 3.1% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Clarins: Eau Dynamisante, Total Body Lift, Super Restorative, Multi Active, Extra Firming (skin care). True Comfort Foundation, InstantSmooth (makeup). Clarins Men (men’s skin care). Par Amour (fragrance). Parfums Azzaro: Azzaro pour Homme, Chrome, Onyx, Now.Parfums Thierry Mugler: Angel, Amen, Innocent, Alien, Eau de Star, Ice Men. Stella Cadente. David Yurman. Porsche Design.L’Occitane, Kibio (10% each).
25. Puig Beauty & Fashion Group Barcelona
2006 Sales $1.167 billion €929 million Up 4% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Puig Prestige: Carolina Herrera Perfumes, Paco Rabanne, Groupe Nina Ricci, Comme des Garcons Parfums. Prada. Puig Beauty: Myrurgia,Perfumeria Gal, Antonio Puig, Antonio Banderas, Barbie, Adolfo Dominguez.
26. Oriflame Cosmetics Stockholm
2006 Sales $1.153 billion €918 million Up 20% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Oriflame (makeup, skin care, fragrance, toiletries).
27. Elizabeth Arden New York
2006 Sales $1.046 billion (est.) Up 9.2% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Elizabeth Arden, Elizabeth Taylor, Britney Spears, Danielle Steel, Hilary Duff, Mariah Carey, Halston, Daytona 500, Geoffrey Beene,Paul Sebastian, Gant, Hummer, Alfred Sung, Badgley Mischka, Bob Mackie, Lulu Guinness, Nanette Lepore, White Shoulders, Giorgio BeverlyHills.
28. Groupe Pierre Fabre Boulogne, France
2006 Sales $925.8 million €737 million Up 8.5% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Avene, Ducray, Pierre Fabre, Galenic, Klorane, Rene Furterer (skin and hair care).
29. Pola Orbiz Holdings Tokyo
2006 Sales $891.3 million ¥103.635 billion Up 0.2% v. ‘05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Pola/B.A., Creatage, Wrinkle Shot, White Shot, Estina Alvita, Whitissimo, Signs Solution (skin care). Augha, Southern Call, Order ColorMarket, Aniak, Vivoke (makeup). Orbis: Aqua Force, Clear, Whitening, Excellent, White Aw. pdc: Pure Natural, UV Moisture, Arbu White.Future Labo: Derma Q II. Orlane Japon: B21.
30. PPR Paris
2006 Sales $786.4 million €626 million Up 2.4% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands YSL Beaute/Yves Saint Laurent (fragrance, makeup, skin care). Roger & Gallet (fragrance, bath and body care). Stella McCartney(fragrance, skin care). Boucheron, Ermenegildo Zegna, Oscar de la Renta, Alexander McQueen (fragrance).
31. LG Household & Healthcare Seoul
2006 Sales $695.4 million KRW 656 billion Up 7.5% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Ohui, Whoo (prestige skin care, cosmetics). Isa Knox, Lac Vert, Vonin, CathyCat, Sooryehan (skin care, cosmetics). Elastine, Curair,Rien, Double Rich (hair care). Beyond (body care).
32. Tupperware Brands Corp. Orlando, Fla.
2006 Sales $663.3 million Up 450% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands BeautiControl/International Beauty: House of Fuller, Nutrimetrics, NaturCare, Avroy Shlain, Nuvo Cosmeticos, Swissgarde (makeup,skincare, fragrance).
33. Colgate-Palmolive New York
2006 Sales $660 million (est.) Up 10% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Palmolive, Mennen Speed Stick, Skin Bracer, Afta, Protex, Caprice, Lady Speed Stick, Tom’s of Maine.
34. Lornamead London
2006 Sales $647.2 million (est.) £351.2 million (est.) Up 9.8% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Finesse, Aqua Net, Harmony, Vosene, Once, Brisk, Bristow (hair care). Yardley, Woods of Windsor, CD (bath and body). Lypsyl (lip care).Christy (skin care). Triple Dry (personal care). Handsan, Crisan (hair and skin care). Te Tao (hair and body care).
35. Sara Lee Corp. Chicago
2006 Sales $641.4 million (est.) Up 1% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Badedas, Duschdas, Monsavon, Radox, Sanex, Zwitsal (bath, body and personal care). Brylcreem, Williams (men’s toiletries). Matey(bathcare).
36. CVC Capital Partners London
2006 Sales $603 million (est.) €480 million (est.) Up 5% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands The Colomer Group/Revlon Professional, Modern Organic Products (MOP), Arosci, African Pride, Fabu-Laxer (hair care). American Crew(men’s hair and skin care). Creative Nail Design (nail items). Creme of Nature (hair color). Natural Honey (skin care).
37. Vorwerk & Co. Wuppertal, Germany
2006 Sales $561.5 million €447 million Up 12% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Jafra Cosmetics/Royal Jelly, Elasticity, Retinol (skin care). Define Your Body, Jafra Spa, Art of Balance (bath and body care). Navigo,Sphera, Victus, Valferra (fragrance).
38. Sisley Paris
2006 Sales $541.4 million €431 million Up 12% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Sisley (color cosmetics). Sisleya, Sisleya Elixir (skin care). Eau de Soir, Eau de Campagne, Soir de Lune (fragrance).
39. Euroitalia Cavenago, Italy
2006 Sales $520.2 million €414.1 million Up 28% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Moschino, Reporter, Alessandro Dell’Acqua (fragrance). Naj-Oleari (fragrance, color cosmetics, skin care). Versace (fragrance,color cosmetics).
40. Nippon Menard Cosmetics Co. Nagoya, Japan
2006 Sales $507.4 million (est.) ¥59 billion (est.) Up 3.3% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Saranari, LS, Fairlucent, Tsukika, Colax, Beauness, Divum (skin care). Embellir (skin care, makeup). Jupier, Pradeal, Stream (makeup).L’Eau de Kasaneka, L’Eau de Ryokuei (fragrance). Kasaneka, Ryokuei (body care).
41. Nu Skin Enterprises Provo, Utah
2006 Sales $454.5 million Up 6% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Nu Skin (skin care).
42. Markwins International City of Industry, Calif.
2006 Sales $441 million Up 10.8% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands The Color Institute, The Color Workshop, The Spa Workshop. Wet ‘n’ Wild, Wet ‘n’ Wild Fresh Face Skin Care,Black Radiance, Tropez, Beauty Basics, POP, ACT, Bratz, Glamour Girls, Jonel, Artmatic, SoHo, ck Calvin Klein Beauty.
43. L’Occitane en Provence Manosque-en-Provence, France
2006 Sales $420.8 million €335 million Up 24.5% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands L’Occitane en Provence (skin care, hair care, body care, men’s care, fragrance, cosmetics).
44. Bare Escentuals San Francisco
2006 Sales $395 million Up 52% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands bareMinerals (color cosmetics). RareMinerals, md formulations (skin care). Bare Escentuals (body, bath and face care).
45. Fancl Corp.Yokohama, Japan
2006 Sales $377.2 million (est.) ¥43.862 billion (est.) Up 9.6% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Sally Hansen, Healing Beauty, La Cross (nail care, lip care, foot care, hand care, depilatories). N.Y.C. New York Color (cosmetics).Elizabeth Arden (nail care).
47. Inter Parfums New York
2006 Sales $321 million Up 17% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Burberry, Lanvin, Paul Smith, S.T. Dupont, Christian Lacroix, Quiksilver/ Roxy, Van Cleef & Arpels, Nickel, Banana Republic, Gap,New York & Company, Aziza, Jordache, Intimate, Diane von Furstenberg, Celine.
48. Noevir Co. Tokyo
2006 Sales $318.2 million (est.) ¥37 billion (est.) Up 1% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Noevir: Speciale Line, 505 Line, 105 Line, 99 Line, Extra Line, NHS Line, Noevir Blancnew Reset-W, Raysela Suncare Line, Noevir 5Makeup Line, Tokara Sea Mineral Toiletries. Tokiwa Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.: Nov Oliogomarine Line, Nov III Skincare Line, Sana ExcelMakeup, Sana Natural Resources, Sana Nameraka Honpo, Sana Maikohan Makeup.
49. O Boticario Curitiba, Brazil
2006 Sales $311.9 million R$677 million Up 4% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Native Spa and Active (skin care). Malbec, Lily Essence (fragrance). Royalty (fragrance, makeup). Maquilagem Boticario (makeup).
50. TIGI Carrollton, Tex.
2006 Sales $300 million (est.) Up 10% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Bed Head (hair and body care, cosmetics). Catwalk, S-Factor (hair care). Unleashed (skin care).
51. Kalina Yekaterinburg, Russia
2006 Sales $296 million Up 29% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Chorny Zhemchug, Chistaya Linia, Serebrennaya Linia, Solotaya Linia, Mia (skin care). Dr. Scheller’s Cosmetics (cosmetics, skincare). Angelika Varum (fragrance).
52. Bulgari Rome
2006 Sales $253.1 million €201.5 million Up 10.8% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Eau Parfumee au The Vert, Eau Parfumee au The Blanc, Eau Parfumee au The Rouge, Bulgari Pour Femme, Bulgari Pour Homme, Petits etMamans, Bulgari Black, Bulgari Blu, Bulgari Blu Pour Homme, Blu Notte, Aqua Pour Homme, Omnia, Omnia Crystalline, Omnia Amethyste(fragrance). Bulgari (skin care).
2006 Sales $223.9 million (est.) £121.5 million (est.) Up 26% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Lush (bath, body and skin care).
58. Bottega Verde Cossato, Italy
2006 Sales $194.7 million (est.) €155 million (est.) Up 3.3% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Bottega Verde (face care, body care, bath care, hair care, makeup, fragrance, men’s care).
59. Selective Beauty Paris
2006 Sales $190.9 million €152 million Up 49% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Agent Provocateur, Marbert, Benetton, Trussardi, Sonia Rykiel, Balmain, MaxMara, Iceberg, John Galliano, Jimmy Choo.
60. Kelemata Turin, Italy
2006 Sales $185.9 million €148 million Up 16.9% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Orlane, Annayake (treatment, fragrance, makeup). Perlier: Ricette Naturali, Linea Miele, Linea Fragranze, Linea La Voglia Matta, UnFleur, Un Emotion, Elariia (fragrance bath and body care). Kelemata, Venus (treatment, toiletries). Victor (fragrance).
61. Johnson Publishing Chicago
2006 Sales $182 million (est.) Up 1% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Fashion Fair Cosmetics (makeup).
62. Maxim Markenprodukte Pulheim, Germany
2006 Sales $179.6 million €143 million Up 0.7% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Maxim Cosmetics (private label). Createurs Cosmetiques (fragrance, bath and body care). Berlin Cosmetics: Kaloderma (makeup, skin care,hair care, fragrance, bath and body care). Elysee Cosmetiques. Cosmolux.
63. Micys Casatenovo, Italy
2006 Sales $179 million €140 million Up 3.5% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Pupa Makeup (color cosmetics, beauty kits). Pupa Fragrances, Pupart Flowers, Bouquet de Parfums, Flower in Red Parfums (fragrance).Pupa Toiletries: Miss Milkie (bath, body and sun care). Polly’s Beauty Farm (bath care). Milk Therapy (skin care).
64. Eugene Perma Group Paris
2006 Sales $178.4 million €142 million Up 0.4% v. ’05
2006 Sales $155.3 million €123.6 million Up 6.5% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Malizia: Malizia Uomo, Malizia Profumo d’Intesa (fragrance). Malizia Family (bath products). Malizia Ecologica (hair care).Intesa: Intesa Pour Homme (body care). Intesa Sex Unisex (hair and skin care, fragrance, deodorant). Intesa Styling, Gomgel,Splend’or (hair care). Clinians (skin care). Geomar (body care).
68. Omega Pharma Nazareth, Belgium
2006 Sales $152 million (est.) €121 million (est.) Up 12% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Bergasol (sun care). Restiva (hair care). Poudres T. Leclerc, Aco Hud, Claire Fisher, Eau Precieuse, Innoxa, Sant’Angelica(makeup, personal care).
68. Steiner Leisure Nassau, The Bahamas
2006 Sales $152 million Up 18% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Elemis, La Therapie (skin care).
70. Conter Milan
2006 Sales $150.7 million €120 million Up 8% v. ’0
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Conter/Tesori D’Oriente, Vidal, Centrifolia, Marsiglia Leocrema (bath and body care). Denim (fragrance). Fresh & Clean (bodycare). Medicea/Indians, Terre D’Oriente, Maison des Aromes, Voglia di Yogurt, Happy Shower, Hot Wheels (bath care). Sweet Years,Billionaire, Hollywood (fragrance). Daniele Renica Noe (color cosmetics). Barbie (color cosmetics, bath and body care).
70. Coswell Bologna, Italy
2006 Sales $150.7 million (est.) €120 million (est.) Flat v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Eurocosmesi/Canali, Byblos, Antonio Fusco, Gas, Mila Schon, Australian, Renato Balestra (fragrance). Transvital (skin care). Rockford,Thermae Romanae, L’Istituto Erboristico Angelica, Profumeria Italiana Patrichs, Bionsen, BlanX, Renato Balestra, Vape, Grey (bodycare, skin care, fragrance).
72. Playtex Products Westport, Conn.
2006 Sales $150 million (est.) Up 20% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Banana Boat (sun care).
73. Maurer + Wirtz Stolberg, Germany
2006 Sales $146 million €116.3 million Flat v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Tabac Original, Tabac Man, Granvalor Tabac, 4711, Tosca, Sir Irisch Moos, Nonchalance, Betty Barclay Woman, Nº2/Nº3, BettyBarclay In Love, Pussy Deluxe, Carlo Colucci Uomo, Carlo Colucci Uomo Mare, s. Oliver Man/ Woman, s. Oliver SPORTS ‘1’ Male/Female, s. Oliver SILVER Man/Woman, Mustang Man/Woman, Otto Kern Man/ Woman, New Yorker Man/Woman.
74. Dr. Wolff Gruppe Bielefeld, Germany
2006 Sales $138.1 million €109.9 million Up 21.7% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands Dr. Kurt Wolff/Alcina Balance Kosmetik, Alpecin, Plantur 39, Linola.
75. Styling Life Holdings Tokyo
2006 Sales $135.8 million (est.) ¥15.79 billion (est.) Up 9.2% v. ’05
Subsidiaries + Main Brands B&C Laboratories/Soigne, Soigne Agnize, Vecua, Restgenol, Love Clover, Tsururi, Delitia, Satishe, Vecua Ex, Anuenue.
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@Pharrell and his wife Helen Lasichanh were among the stars that came out to celebrate @rimowa’s first pop-up concept shop. The space, which is located on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, draws inspiration from airport luggage carousels and lounge areas – and features the company’s luggage and accessories. If the pop-up is successful it could pave the way for addition temporary shops throughout the world. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA)
@carineroitfeld celebrated @crfashionbook’s first calendar last night with a dinner party at Spring Place in Manhattan. Photographed by @stevenkleinstudio, the calendar takes on a fitness theme and features @joansmalls, @gigihadid, @danielle_herrington_ – pictured here – and more. “[Carine Roitfeld] wanted me to feel sexy and she wanted me to be myself and feel it out on my own and do what I felt was right,” said Herrington, aka Miss October. #wwdeye
@saintrecords and @virgilabloh last night at @americanexpress’ “A Night With Success Makers” event. “I always bring it back to community because without that I wouldn’t have the courage,” said Knowles when asked how she has gotten where she is now. Read more highlights from their conversation on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lizdoupnik)
This Just In: Industry sources have told WWD that Anastasia Soare is rumored to be considering selling her beauty business, @anastasiabeverlyhills. According to those sources, Soare has tapped investment bank Imperial Capital to explore sale options for her eponymous beauty brand –– and with at least $340 million in net sales, this would be a big deal. Put in context of other recent transactions for makeup companies, Soare’s price tag could be in the billions if she were to sell the whole thing. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty (📷: @clint_spaulding)
@assouline’s latest book, “The Spirit of Bentley: Be Extraordinary” captures the adventurous attitudes and opulent lifestyles of @bentleymotors’ most creative owners and enthusiasts throughout the U.K. The 292-page hardcover has a section dedicated to showing its team of skilled artisans and photos of its most colorful owners, from George Bamford to designer @alicetemperley, pictured here by Aline Coquelle. #wwdeye
@google released its report on the most popular search terms this year. For fashion brands, the list was led by @gucci, the luxury brand that stunned the market last October when it pledged to stop using fur. Runner ups were @supremenewyork and @fashionnova, along with more established brands like @louisvuitton, @chanelofficial and @ysl. #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
In yet another fashion show shuffle, @elleryland is moving its show in sync with the Paris couture calendar — though the brand is still keeping one foot on the city’s ready-to-wear schedule. Their runway show in January will coincide with the launch of a new strategy: designing two main collections each year instead of four, which will then be released in four drops. “As we all know, the system needs to change. We need to show sooner to give time back to artisans and designers to do what they do best — create,” said founder Kym Ellery. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@maxmara’s classic 101801 coat was the cornerstone of its pre-fall 2018 collection. The design team expanded the traditional double-breasted, kimono-sleeved style into a trapeze coat, lean belted styles and a peacoat and presented them in monochromatic looks – like the camel one pictured here. #wwdfashion #prefall18 (📷: George Chinsee)