1. Estee Lauder
Don’t you know that Estee Lauder wons 29 beauty brands like Becca, Mac, Jo Malone, Tom Ford Beauty, and many more? In 1926 the company was founded in New York City. 40% of the company is owned currently by the Lauder Family. The said family is one of the well-known and famous family in New York City.
In 1904, Coty was founded in France which own one of the most popular beauty brands in the world. Such as Clairol, Rimmel, CoverGirl, Bouris, Philosophy, and OPI. The company acquired 42 beauty brands from Proctor and Gamble. Because of this, they became the number one lead company in the fragrance industry. The company is also a cruelty-free brand which tests their products only if they are required and permitted by the law.
When it comes to drugstore brands, Unilever is one of the prominent player company. This British-Dutch multinational company was founded in 1929. Recently, they acquire brands like Kate Sommerville, Dermalogica, Dollar Shave Club, Living Proof, and Hourglass. The company also received sundial brands in 2017. Sundial also owns Nyakio, Nubian Heritage and SheaMoisture. The company tests its products and ingredients on animals in mainland China.
Since 1909, L’Oreal started its a journey in the world of the beauty industry. It was founded in France and currently owns 51 beauty brands. They also owned one of the famous drugstore brands such as Granier, CeraVe, Essie, NYX, and Maybelline. Lancome and Kiehl’s are two of the big names that L’Oreal owned when it comes to professional hair care and fragrance brands.
5. Procter and Gamble
In 1837, Procter and Gamble were founded in the United States. It is considered as the oldest famous company in the world. Just recently, the company sells 43 of its beauty brands to Coty. Nevertheless, the company remains as one of the big players in the world of the beauty industry.