February 6, 2010

Beauty Industry


It is amazing what you find these days, through internet. One thing that really caught my interest today is the fact that... when you think that MAC, Clinique, Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Michael Kors are all different brands, think again. Yes they are different names, but are they different companies? They might be, but there's always the Big Boss.

What about Kiehl's, Shu Uemura, The Body Shop, Lancome, Biotherm, Giorgio Armani, ok the list goes on... are they all different individually standing company? Think again.

The fact is, there are only several, not thousands of corporations/owner of the beauty industry. These are multi-billion dollars corporations that in fact, owns multiple brands. Let's get to it, shall we? (I'll list them in numeric order too, so you can see how many each owns)

1) All L'oreal (including L'oreal Paris, L'oreal Technique, L'oreal Professional)
2) Lancome
3) Maybelline
4) Garnier
5) Biotherm
6) Kiehl's
7) The Body Shop
8) Cacharel
9) Shu Uemura (really?!)
10) Helena Rubinstein
11) Giorgio Armani Parfums and Cosmetics
12) Dermablend
13) SkinCeuticals
14) Vichy Laboratoires
15) La Roche-Posay
16) SoftSheen-Carson
17) Redken
18) Kerastase
19) Ralph Lauren
20) Diesel Perfumes
21) Guy Laroche
22) Paloma Picasso
23) Victor et Rolf parfums
24) Inneov
25) Ombrelle
26) Mizani
27) Matrix

LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) - see my previous post on this HERE
1) Dior
2) Guerlain
3) Benefit
4) Fresh
5) Acqua di Parma
6) Givenchy
7) Kenzo
8) Sephora
9) Make Up For Ever
10) Tag Heuer
11) More... just check out my previous entry HERE

Proctor and Gamble
1) Max Factor
2) Braun
3) Duracell
4) Gillette
5) Head & Shoulders
6) Oral B
7) Olay
8) Nice n Easy
9) Pantene
10) Pringles
11) Wella
12) Aussie
13) Christina Aguilera
14) Clairol
15) CoverGirl
16) Escada
17) Dolce & Gabbana
18) Dunhill
19) Eukanuba
20) Fixodent
21) Gucci
22) Herbal Essences
23) Hugo Boss
24) Metamucil
25) Lacoste
26) Sebastian Professional
27) SK-II
28) Vicks
29) Tampax

More complete list of Proctor & Gamble brands CLICK HERE

Johnson and Johnson

1) Neutrogena (What!? Really!?!)
2) Aveeno
3) Of course all J&J's products
4) RoC
5) Clean & Clear
6)Piz Buin

1) Dove
2) Lynx/Axe
3) Impulse
4) Lux
5) Ponds
6) Sunsilk
7) Vaseline
8) Timotei

1) Almay
2) Ultima II

Elizabeth Arden
1) Britney Spears
2) Hilary Duff
3) some other fragrances

Alliance Boots
1) Toni and Guy (products only)
2) Kangol (products only)
3) French Connection (products only)
4) Botanics
5) No 7
6) 17
7) Soltan
8) Clarins

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

Estee Lauder
1) Clinique
2) Prescriptives
3) Origins
4) MAC
5) La Mer
6) Bobbi Brown
7) Tommy Hifiger
8) Aveda
9) Jo Malone
10) Bumble and Bumble
11) Darphin
12) Missoni
13) Aramis
14) Lab Series
15) Kiton
16) Donna Karan
17) American Beauty
18) Good Skin
19) Flirt!
20) Sean John
21) Stila
22) Jo Malone
23) Kate Spade Beauty
24) Michael Kors
25) Rodan & Fields
Information taken from Estee Lauder Companies and Kiss and Makeup and makeuptalk

Being from the same 'companies' or 'corporation' does not mean they're all made from the same batch or factory or exactly the same. I guess it's sort of like, you're purchasing Jasmine Rice, all says Jasmine Rice but you get not so aromatic, harder texture, drier ones and you get the really nice, soft, aromatic ones. Ok, uhm, hahaha yeah, moving on...
you get Chanel and you get Bourjois. There's Guerlain, and there's Benefit. Or Estee Lauder and Clinique... They all have their own characteristics, and their own price range according to packaging and formula. So depending on which ones you buy, it's always good to compare. Not all high ends brands are that good, not all lower end brands are that bad! And in the end it comes down to money. I trust

Anyway, I hope this is enough said. Please comment below... to just share what you think.

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