BBC News  Sep 29  Comment 
Hair follicles created by a process similar to 3D printing could one day be used as implants, beauty giant L'Oreal has said.
The Economic Times  Sep 26  Comment 
"Mercury traces were below detectable levels in all of the tests, a table levels in all of the tests," a L'Oreal spokesperson said.
CNNMoney.com  Sep 20  Comment 
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The Hindu Business Line  Aug 24  Comment 
Pegs its latest product BBlunt Salon Secret in a new pricing strategy
Benzinga  Aug 17  Comment 
Deutsche Bank maintained its Buy rating and $32 price target on Coty Inc (NYSE: COTY) after it reported fourth quarter EPS of $0.13, $0.07 above Street. Management expects Coty standalone organic growth to turn positive in the back half of...
SeekingAlpha  Jul 29  Comment 
newratings.com  Jul 25  Comment 
CLICHY (dpa-AFX) - L'Oreal (LRLCY.PK) said that it agreed to buy IT Cosmetics, one of the fastest growing prestige beauty brands in the United States, for a cash purchase price of $1.2 billion. The brand will continue to operate out of its...
SeekingAlpha  Jul 22  Comment 
Reuters  Jul 22  Comment 
Cosmetics company L'Oreal has agreed to buy IT Cosmetics, a U.S. maker of beauty products for women with severe skin conditions, for $1.2 billion, the French firm said on...

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L'Oreal is the world's largest producer of beauty and personal care products (e.g. perfume, makeup, shampoo).

Business Outline

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Trends and Forces

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Older Women and Men Will Drive Cosmetics Demand

Traditionally women aged 15-30 formed the consumption base for cosmetics companies. Since 2001 7 million new men consumers entered the cosmetics market. This growth is shown in the accompanying table. Men are beginning to purchase facial skincare products.

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Emerging Market Growth Will Increase Global Disposable Income

As emerging markets in Asia, Africa, and South America grow, income growth will spur consumption. This presents an opportunity for consumer product companies like L'Oreal. Each year 60 million new consumers achieve an income level that allows them to buy more sophisticated cosmetics products.[6] This demand growth will be seen in both the middle and high income segments of the consumer population as seen in the table.




  1. LRLCY 2007 Annual Report, Consolidated Financial Results, pg. 20
  2. LRLCY 2007 Annual Report, Market Trends, pg. 31
  3. LRLCY 2007 Annual Report, Market Trends, pg. 31
  4. LRLCY 2007 Annual Report, Market Trends, pg. 31
  5. LRLCY 2007 Annual Report, Market Trends, pg. 31
  6. LRLCY 2007 Annual Report, Market Trends, pg. 31
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