Clichy, New York - August 31, 2016 - L'OrÃ©al announced today that it has finalized the acquisition of IT Cosmetics.
Founded in 2008 by Jamie Kern Lima and Paulo Lima, IT Cosmetics was developed with leading plastic surgeons to provide women with innovative, problem-solving skincare and makeup products.
IT Cosmetics now offers more than 300 high-performance beauty products focusing on color cosmetics, skincare, brushes and tools. For the 12 months ending June 2016, IT Cosmetics had net sales of 182 million US dollars, up by 56%.
IT Cosmetics will become part of the Luxe Division of L'OrÃ©al.
L'OrÃ©al has devoted itself to beauty for over 105 years. With its unique international portfolio of 32 diverse and complementary brands, the Group generated sales amounting to 25.26 billion euros in 2015 and employs 82,900 people worldwide. As the world's leading beauty company, L'OrÃ©al is present across all distribution networks: mass market, department stores, pharmacies and drugstores, hair salons, travel retail, branded retail and e-commerce.
Research and Innovation, and a dedicated research team of 3,870 people, are at the core of L'OrÃ©al's strategy, working to meet beauty aspirations all over the world. L'OrÃ©al's new sustainability commitment for 2020 "Sharing Beauty With All" sets out ambitious sustainable development objectives across the Group's value chain.Â www.loreal.com
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