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L'Oreal USA

Headquarters: 575 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10017
Employees: 7,900
CEO: Laurent Attal
: http://www.lorealusa.com

Traded on Paris Stock Exchange

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L'Oreal USA is a leading maker of beauty products and a subsidiary of L'Oreal, headquartered in Paris, France. L'Oreal develops and manufactures haircare, haircolor, skincare, color cosmetics and fragrances for the consumer and professional markets.

The company's brands include: Anais Anais, ARTec, BioMedic, Biotherm, Cacharel, Dermablend, Drakkar Noir, Garnier, Giorgio Armani Parfums and Cosmetics, Kerastase, Kiehl's Since 1851, La Roche-Posay, Lanc¥me, L'Oreal Paris, L'Oreal Professionnel, L'Oreal Technique, Matrix, Maybelline New York, Paloma Picasso, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Redken 5th Avenue NYC, Shu Uemura, SkinCeuticals, SoftSheen-Carson, Vichy, Viktor&Rolf.

L'Oreal USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of L'Oreal. Minority ownership (46.2%) is traded in common stock on the Paris Stock Exchange, with the majority ownership held by Nestle (26.3%) and the daughter of L'Oreal's founder, Mrs. Liliane Bettencourt (27.5%). Company sales are over $4 billion a year in the U.S.

Company locations include:

Manufacturing Facilities:
North Little Rock, AR (Maybelline New York and L'Oreal Cosmetics)
Clark, NJ (L'Oreal Paris Haircolor & Studio Styling, Garnier Haircolor & Styling, SoftSheen-Carson Haircolor)
Florence, KY (Redken 5th Avenue NYC, SoftSheen-Carson, L'Oreal Paris and Garnier Shampoos)
Franklin, NJ (L'Oreal Paris Cosmetics and Skincare)
Piscataway, NJ (Lanc¥me, Ralph Lauren, Prestige & Retail Fragrances, BioMedic, and La Roche-Posay)
West Caldwell, NJ (Kiehl's Since 1851, Dermablend)
Solon, OH (Matrix, Redken, L'Oreal Professionnel, ARTec, Mizani, L'Oreal Technique)

Distribution Facilities:
North Little Rock, AR
Aurora, CO
Savannah, GA
Cranbury, NJ
South Brunswick, NJ
Streetsboro, OH

Research Facilities:
Clark, NJ (Color Cosmetics, Haircare, Skincare, Fragrance Development)
Chicago, IL (Established in 2000, The L'Oreal Institute for Ethnic Hair & Skin Research is the first and only research facility operated by a beauty company whose sole mission is to conduct and support basic science research to better understand the unique properties of the hair and skin of people of African descent.)
Westfield, NJ (Consumer Evaluation Center)
New York, NY (Consumer Evaluation Center)
Solon, OH (Consumer Evaluation Center)


The company was originally founded in 1953 as Cosmair, Inc as the exclusive U.S. licensee of the L'Oreal Group.

In 1972, L'Oreal unveiled the first TV ads for the "I'm Worth It" campaign for Preference haircolor which would help boost sales.

The company's acquisitions have led to significant growth which include: Redken in 1993, Maybelline in 1996, Soft Sheen in 1998, Matrix, Kiehl's and Carson in 2000, ARTec in 2002 and SkinCeuticals in 2005.

Cosmair would become a wholly owned subsidiary of L'Oreal SA Paris in 1994.


Health and Well-Being

Comprehensive Medical and Prescription Plan
Dental Plan
Life insurance
Health Care and Dependent Care Spending Accounts
Short-term disability
Long-term disability
Maternity benefits
Adoption benefits

Financial Security

Educational assistance for degreed programs: BA, BS, MS, MBA, etc.
401K including company match
Paid vacation, holidays and personal days
Retirement Pension Plan
Credit Union/Savings bonds
Employee assistance plan
Loans for child education available
College matching gift program
Free and discounted company products

Quality of Life

Back-up child care (HQ)
Health Club contribution (HQ)
On-site cafeteria
Summer hours
Casual dress

Updated April 30, 2008

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