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Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:36 pm      Reply with quote
I was just browsing a topic that mentioned Kiehl's was bought out by L'Oreal years ago, which I hadn't realized. (Though I do realize that L'Oreal and Estee Lauder own, like, 95% of the brands out there, so I shouldn't be surprised).

This prompted me to do a bit of Googling, and I came up with the following link:

http://www.kissandmakeup.tv/2007/08/who-owns-who-in.html

And since all such things can be temporary, here's a copy of the text:

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This isn't a complete list, but it will give you a little insight into the brands behind the beauty industry. Ever wondered if Shu Uemura have the same owners as The Body Shop (they do - L'Oreal), or if Bourjois really does have a connection with Chanel (right again), then read on...


Estee Lauder
Clinique
Prescriptives
Origins
MAC
La Mer
Bobbi Brown
Tommy Hifiger
Aveda
Jo Malone
Bumble and Bumble
Darphin
Missoni
Aramis
Lab Series
Kiton
Donna Karan
American Beauty
Good Skin
Flirt!
Sean John

LVMH

Dior
Benefit
Fresh
Acqua di Parma
Givenchy
Make up for ever
Guerlain
Kenzo
Sephora

L'Oreal (partly owned by Nestle)
All L'Oreal brands
Lancôme
The Body Shop
Maybelline
Biotherm
Kiehl's
Shu Uemura
Cacharel
Giorgio Armani
Helena Rubinstein
Dermablend
SkinCeuticals
Vichy Laboratoires
Kérastase
Redken
Garnier
Softsheen-Carson


Coty
Rimmel London
Lancaster
Davidoff
Jil Sander
Calvin Klein
And more brands of perfume than we could list including Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez, Kylie and the Beckham's scents.

Proctor and Gamble
Max Factor
Covergirl
Aussie
Clairol
SK II
Olay
Braun
Gillette
Head and Shoulders
Herbal Essences
Pantene
Hugo Boss Fragrances
Numerous other fragrances

Unilever
Dove
Lynx/Axe
Impulse
Lux
Ponds
Sunsilk
Vaseline
Timotei

Bourjois
Chanel

Revlon
Almay
Ultima 2

Elizabeth Arden
Britney Spears, Hilary Duff and many other fragrances

Alliance Boots
Toni and Guy (products only)
Kangol (products only)
French Connection (products only)
Botanics
No 7
17
Soltan

Johnson and Johnson
Johnsons
Aveeno
RoC
Piz Buin
Clean and Clear
Neutrogena

Clarins
Thierry Mugler
Azzaro


So anyway, I thought I'd post this and also see if anyone wants to chime in with more conglomerate info. And I'll add my own two cents: Alba, Alba Botanica, Avalon Organics, and Un-Petroleum are all the same company (Avalon Natural Products). I'm mostly interested in stuff in the more natural sector, so I'm curious as to whether other members can provide info about that (i.e. are Wella, Weleda, and Dr. Hauschka related? How about Jurlique, do they have any connections with other businesses? What about high-end stuff like IS Clinical? Just curious!)

I searched for other threads about this and didn't find any hits, but I'm quite certain it's been discussed, it was just a weird vague thing to do search queries on. So if this is better reposted somewhere else, please feel free to let me know. Thanks!

Also, note to mods - any chance in making something like this a sticky? (With my luck, it probably already is, and I just didn't realize it. Embarassed)

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Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:59 pm      Reply with quote
Who is LVMH?
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Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:08 pm      Reply with quote
I wondered that myself, I don't know! I'm looking into it, though, just out of curiosity... AHA!

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Sephora is a division of Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH), the world's leading luxury products group.

LVMH luxury brands form a lineage stretching back into 18th century France. The ultimate expression of crafting, creative energy and vision, each is a byword for excellence.

Blending tradition with constant innovation, they embody a world of dream and fantasy, of sophistication and elegance.

They are united by a single aim—to express the most refined qualities of Western "Art de Vivre."

The philosophy of excellence and innovation at the heart of LVMH reflects directly in the spirit of Sephora and Sephora.com.


Reference: http://www.sephora.com/help/about_sephora.jhtml?location=lvmh

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Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:49 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks a lot for your sharing! Smile
I am really surprised that Shu Uemura belongs to L'Oreal!!
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Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:03 pm      Reply with quote
sarahb wrote:
Who is LVMH?


it stands for sth like "Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton"... the Louis Vuitton Group!
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Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:45 pm      Reply with quote
I don't think Chanel is owned by Bourjois.
When I read that post I had to go a lookin.
http://biz.yahoo.com/ic/93/93472.html

Miss Coco herself would not be too pleased if another Frenchman/woman bought her out. Wink

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Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:48 pm      Reply with quote
Same thing goes for Armani, self owned.

http://www.hoovers.com/armani/--ID__54529--/freeuk-co-factsheet.xhtml

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Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:08 pm      Reply with quote
Hm, to clarify, I think the textiles portions of companies like Chanel and Armani are different than the cosmetics - I believe this list refers only to the cosmetic stuff. I have no idea if this is a 100% accurate list or not, but I do believe that most companies have a different subsidiary when they start up a skincare or makeup line. I would not be surprised if that list were wrong about Chanel being owned by Bourjois, but I would also not be surprised if it were right but it only referred to the fragrance and makeup portion. Same with Armani. Anyone know for sure about this? I'm not very savvy at business searches like this, so I'd love for someone who knows finance/etc. to weigh in!

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Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:55 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks for sharing this knowledge, I never know it before.
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Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:09 am      Reply with quote
I heard that Declor is belong to Shiseido!this make me a little disappoint! Neutral
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Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:57 am      Reply with quote
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I heard that Declor is belong to Shiseido!this make me a little disappoint! Neutral


Hm, I wonder if that's true - do you recall where you heard that? It just seems like Decleor is SO Parisian, and Shisedo so not... but who knows, it seems everyone is in someone's pocket these days. Sad

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Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:28 am      Reply with quote
A TV make-up artist once told me that Chanel owns Bourjois and the Bourjois make-up is exactly the same as the more expensive Chanel range!
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Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:32 pm      Reply with quote
To add that:
La Roche-Posay
Mizani
Ralph Lauren


also owned by L'Oreal
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Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:28 pm      Reply with quote
ginnielizz wrote:
beautydream wrote:
I heard that Declor is belong to Shiseido!this make me a little disappoint! Neutral


Hm, I wonder if that's true - do you recall where you heard that? It just seems like Decleor is SO Parisian, and Shisedo so not... but who knows, it seems everyone is in someone's pocket these days. Sad


Please find some information on decleor website regarding the brand. Smile
http://www.decleor.com/index.com.html
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Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:54 pm      Reply with quote
Ah, indeed, at least they say it overtly SOMEWHERE unlike most of these brands! Thanks for the heads up. Man, we should re-make our own list, I guess!

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Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:37 am      Reply with quote
Bliss used to be owned by LVMH, now owned by Starwood Hotels. I don't know if that goes for BlissLabs.
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Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:54 pm      Reply with quote
"Shiseido also owns 58.3% of Zir's shares, 40% of the Mandara Spa, 75% of Decleor, and 100% of NARS."

https://www.shiseido.co.jp/e/story/html/sto41700.htm
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Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:11 pm      Reply with quote
I did a quick search to see who owned Wella, and apparently Proctor and Gamble made a deal to own a controlling share of that company a few years ago. Interesting...

http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/gi_0199-2670458/P-G-takes-a-controlling.html
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Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:45 pm      Reply with quote
I think the diversity in what labels can belong to one company makes sense. You get a spectrum of products/along with big or little price tags and that can only mean that the company makes money off of each economic base.
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Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:30 am      Reply with quote
It is very interesting,I wonder this will impact your buying? Smile for me,it do a lot!
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Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:22 am      Reply with quote
beautydream wrote:
I heard that Declor is belong to Shiseido!this make me a little disappoint! Neutral


Don't get disappointed. Decleor was actually acquired by Shiseido some time ago, because they want to increase their market share in professional skincare. I believe they do not change the formulas of Decleor products. They only want to have a well known brand in that sector.
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Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:27 am      Reply with quote
Lifeplyr01 wrote:
Same thing goes for Armani, self owned.

http://www.hoovers.com/armani/--ID__54529--/freeuk-co-factsheet.xhtml


It's the fashion business that you're talking about. Armani fragrances and cosmetics are actually owned by L'Oreal. Hence, I never liked Armani fragrances and cosmetics. Heard that Armani has launched his skincare... it's another crap from L'Oreal.
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Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:01 pm      Reply with quote
beautydream wrote:
It is very interesting,I wonder this will impact your buying? Smile for me,it do a lot!


For me, it won't make a HUGE dent, since I already mostly avoid the cosmetics giants. But for stuff like the Chanel/Bourjois duo, I know I'll think twice about purchasing Chanel now!

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Jolin wrote:
Lifeplyr01 wrote:
Same thing goes for Armani, self owned.

http://www.hoovers.com/armani/--ID__54529--/freeuk-co-factsheet.xhtml


It's the fashion business that you're talking about. Armani fragrances and cosmetics are actually owned by L'Oreal. Hence, I never liked Armani fragrances and cosmetics. Heard that Armani has launched his skincare... it's another crap from L'Oreal.


The finance sheet that I read mentioned cosmetics as well as fashion. I don't want to split hairs over it though. Cool I love Armani makeup and won't think twice about repurchasing. Very Happy Very Happy

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Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:37 pm      Reply with quote
I think it's super-complicated figuring out which portions of what businesses belong to whom anyway - I'm just interested to know about general details. And I do agree that if something works for you, you should use it despite the merger, etc! For example, Redken All Soft if totally my hair's dream come true for straightening it, and the fact that they're not independently owned doesn't make me change my thinking about buying their stuff. If it ain't broke, and all that. Smile

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