In China, prestige brands Shiseido, Clé de Peau Beauté, IPSA and Nars gained, and Chinese e-commerce sales grew thanks to stronger collaborations with local online platforms and digital marketing initiatives. Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series, Origins, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Tommy Hilfiger, Kiton, La Mer, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Michael Kors, Tom Ford Beauty, Smashbox, Ermenegildo Zegna, Aerin, Tory Burch, Rodin Olio Lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, Glamglow, Chief executive officer Fabrizio Freda attributed the company’s consistent increases to Lauder’s “multiple engines of growth” and 10-year compass strategies, which emphasize. Beiersdorf ramped up its sustainability commitments, becoming a founding member of the Action for Sustainable Derivatives initiative with the aim of driving action on the sustainable sourcing and production of palm oil. There, the firm’s strategy includes leveraging local market investments in product innovation, marketing and advertising to appeal to consumers that know they plan to shop. In organic terms, Nivea increased its sales by 3 percent, driven by the deodorant, skin- and body-care categories. OPI (nail products). Herbal Essences further solidified its positioning in the natural space through partnerships with the Environmental Working Group, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and a PETA Cruelty-Free certification. In the U.S., new launch Retinol 24 has done well, as have Olay Whips moisturizers, introduced in 2018. Chief executive officer Fabrizio Freda attributed the company’s consistent increases to Lauder’s “multiple engines of growth” and 10-year compass strategies, which emphasize business diversification and honing in early on beauty trends. Rouge Allure, Rouge Coco, Le Vernis, Inimitable, Le Volume, Dimensions, Les 4 Ombres, Ombre Première, Les Beiges, Vitalumière, Le Blanc, Le Teint Ultra, Sublimage, Joues Contrastes (makeup). Chanel’s skin care, its fastest-growing business of the year, was particularly strong in Asia. $1.02 billion. Get all the top news stories and alerts straight to your inbox. In makeup, Rouge Dior lipstick and new launch Dior Addict Stellar Shine did well, and Dior Backstage, inspired by the fashion show universe, gained traction and generated social media buzz. The consumer division, which has been plagued by shelf space losses and general disinterest in the mass channel since Coty took it over from Procter & Gamble in 2016, continued to be the problem child. First reported by WWD in June, officially announced in November, and closed in January 2020, Coty is now the 51 percent owner of Kylie Cosmetics, and has plans to expand the brand’s skin-care and makeup offerings. Eastern Europe grew strongly, while Western Europe saw a return to growth, and North America was negatively impacted by the makeup category, which held back both the Consumer Products Division and . Unilever Ventures, the company’s investment vehicle, took stakes in clean makeup start-up Saie Beauty and Australian skin-care brand Dr Roebuck’s, and contributed to an investment round in coconut-based beauty line Kopari. -10.3%, Professional Beauty Hi!! Subscribers sign-in (top right) to read the article. Biggest markets: The U.S., China and France. The year was marked by the acquisition of the Coppertone brand from Bayer for $550 million, tapping more widely into the U.S. sun-care market—the world’s largest—and reinforcing Beiersdorf’s place as the world’s largest player in the segment. “It makes him exceptionally well-suited to help us deliver our growth ambitions for our Beauty & Personal Care division,” he stated. Guerlain also saw a change in leadership, with Véronique Courtois taking over the ceo reins from Laurent Boillot, who was named ceo of Hennessy, on Nov. 1. In the rest of Asia-Pacific, Laura Mercier and Clé de Peau Beauté performed well, and Elixir, Anessa and Dolce & Gabbana saw significant gains. Things were much brighter at Bath & Body Works, which was slated to be spun into its own public company in the second quarter of 2020 before the global coronavirus pandemic. Miss Dior, J’Adore and Sauvage also grew, as did high-end line Maison Christian Dior.