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News Article | May 23, 2017
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) announced global leadership updates for the following brands: Aveda, Bobbi Brown, La Mer and Bumble and bumble. These brands are part of the portfolio led by Jane Hertzmark Hudis, Group President. The following changes are effective July 1, 2017: “ Dominique’s and Peter’s excellent leadership has helped shape some of our most beloved prestige beauty brands. As we honor their amazing careers, I’m also proud of the strong foundation they’ve built for their successors to achieve the next wave of growth,” said Jane Hertzmark Hudis. “ We’ve always been a company of brand-builders and the home for the best industry talent. Barbara, Sandra and Justin each have highly unique business expertise and leadership skills that will further accelerate their brands’ growth potential in today’s dynamic prestige beauty landscape.” “ Today’s announcement reflects the Company’s thoughtful succession planning philosophy,” said Fabrizio Freda, President and Chief Executive Officer. “ We are focused on leveraging the diverse strengths, experiences and perspectives of our leaders to further grow our brands and our business. The success of our people is a cornerstone of our long-term strategy.” After a successful career spanning more than 25 years in the beauty industry, Dominique Conseil, Global Brand President, Aveda, has announced plans to retire. Mr. Conseil joined the Company in 2000 and was the first executive to assume the role of Global Brand President, Aveda. At the helm of Aveda, Mr. Conseil championed the brand’s strong values and longstanding commitment to socio-environmental responsibility, and led the brand to achieve significant global growth. Under Mr. Conseil, Aveda became an industry leader in the development of environmentally responsible packaging, and was the first beauty company to achieve carbon balance in its in-house manufacturing, headquarters and retail operations. During his tenure, Aveda also launched some of its bestselling product lines including Damage Remedy, Smooth Infusion and Invati Solutions for Thinning Hair. Adopting an international mindset, Mr. Conseil helped Aveda expand its presence globally and was instrumental in launching the brand and its core mission into multiple leading hair care markets including Japan, France, and the Middle East. The introduction of Aveda in Japan helped revolutionize the professional salon industry in the market and inspired Aveda’s evolution into a high performance botanical hair brand. Today, with its strong mission at the center of the brand, Aveda has a presence in more than 30 countries globally. Barbara De Laere joined the Company in 2016 as Senior Vice President/General Manager, North America, Aveda, with oversight for the brand’s go-to-market business, digital marketing and retail channel evolution. Ms. De Laere is a disruptive strategic leader who will continue to leverage her expertise in the hair care category, and her strong proficiencies in digital, social and channel mix, to further enhance the reach and impact of Aveda globally. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. De Laere developed her deep hair care and skin care category expertise at L’Oréal, where she held senior international leadership roles in the Professional Products Division for more than 15 years. During that time, her responsibilities included driving revenue growth, brand building and portfolio integration for multiple brands across the U.S., Western Europe and Asia/Pacific. Ms. De Laere’s outstanding category knowledge, professional salon channel expertise and global leadership experience make her uniquely suited to lead Aveda into its next phase of growth. A successor for her current role will be announced at a later date. Peter Lichtenthal, Global Brand President, Bobbi Brown and Bumble and bumble, announces plans to retire After a distinguished career leading some of prestige beauty’s most celebrated brands for nearly 30 years, Peter Lichtenthal has announced his decision to retire in January 2018. While ensuring a smooth transition of Bobbi Brown and Bumble and bumble, he will also support special assignments for Jane Hertzmark Hudis. Mr. Lichtenthal’s career has touched every category with numerous leadership roles across the Company’s brand portfolio, including as Global Brand President, Bumble and bumble, where he reinvigorated its professional salon channel and expanded the brand into new high-growth channels, such as Sephora, to drive sales and cultivate brand appeal. In 2015 Mr. Lichtenthal’s responsibilities were expanded to include Bobbi Brown, where he oversaw key product launches such as Luxe Lipstick and Skin Foundation. Mr. Lichtenthal joined the Company in 1989 and has held senior leadership roles for Estée Lauder, M·A·C and Smashbox. While at Estée Lauder, he played a key role in some of the brand’s most significant product launches including the iconic fragrance pleasures. In addition, Mr. Lichtenthal has been a driving force to enrich the culture of his brands and the enterprise, most recently acting as co-sponsor of the Company’s LGBTQA employee resource group. Sandra Main’s impressive career trajectory has helped fuel the outstanding success of some of the Company’s most coveted brands since she joined the Company more than 20 years ago. Since Ms. Main took the helm of La Mer in 2009, the brand has experienced significant global growth and tripled net sales to become one of the most successful luxury skin care brands in the world. Ms. Main’s remarkable leadership capabilities, consumer marketing acumen, commercial expertise and executional excellence have been integral in La Mer’s evolution from one iconic product into a must-have luxury skin care brand sought after by consumers and tastemakers globally. She possesses exceptional knowledge of the Asian consumer, and has accelerated La Mer’s presence in key luxury skin care markets in Asia/Pacific and across the travel corridors of Asian consumers. Additionally, leveraging her significant multi-category experience, Ms. Main led the launch of Skincolor de La Mer, the brand’s first foray into makeup, accelerating the brand’s growth and expanding it into new categories. In addition to strengthening La Mer’s innovation funnel and attracting new consumers with a diversified skin care portfolio, Ms. Main’s visionary approach to consumer engagement has fueled the brand’s leadership in the social/digital luxury space. Previously, Ms. Main led Bobbi Brown’s international business and global education for three years, gaining experience that will further support her leadership of the brand. Ms. Main’s unparalleled leadership skills and consumer marketing expertise make her ideally suited to drive Bobbi Brown to achieve its next chapter of growth. Since joining the Company in 2004, Justin Boxford has held positions in luxury beauty brands around the world and across multiple channels, most recently as Senior Vice President/General Manager, International, Estée Lauder and TOM FORD BEAUTY. Mr. Boxford has been a driving force to advance the Estée Lauder brand’s digital and omnichannel strategies internationally, helping Estée Lauder achieve its position as the top skin care brand in the world. Contributing to this success is his strong leadership in local relevance which strengthened Estée Lauder’s appeal with Chinese consumers in their home market, travel retail and in key markets around the globe. Additionally, Mr. Boxford’s leadership was instrumental in the successful launch of TOM FORD BEAUTY internationally and delivering sustained growth outside the U.S. Prior to his current role, Mr. Boxford led Estée Lauder and TOM FORD BEAUTY in Asia/Pacific. One of his most significant achievements included the expansion of TOM FORD BEAUTY across Asia/Pacific, as well as its successful launch in China. Previously, Mr. Boxford served as Vice President, Estée Lauder, Travel Retail, and is credited with significantly growing sales ahead of other prestige beauty brands in the channel. In taking on this new role, Mr. Boxford will draw upon his extensive luxury beauty experience in skin care and makeup to further drive the brand’s global success. A successor for his current role will be announced at a later date. About The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The Company’s products are sold in over 150 countries and territories under brand names including: Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series, Origins, Tommy Hilfiger, M·A·C, Kiton, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Michael Kors, Darphin, Tom Ford, Smashbox, Ermenegildo Zegna, AERIN, Marni, Tory Burch, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, BECCA and Too Faced.


Vierkotter A.,IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine | Huls A.,IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine | Yamamoto A.,Nagoya City University | Stolz S.,IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine | And 12 more authors.
Journal of Dermatological Science | Year: 2016

Background: It has been suggested that extrinsic skin ageing manifests differently in Caucasians versus East Asians. In particular, from previous studies it was concluded that Caucasians are more prone to develop wrinkles, whereas pigment spot formation is the hallmark of extrinsic skin ageing in East Asians. However, these assumptions are based on a very limited number of studies which did not include different East Asian populations. Objective: We here compare the manifestation of extrinsic skin ageing signs in German, Japanese and Chinese women by specifically elucidating the age and anatomical site dependence of any potential ethnic difference. Methods: In the present study, we assessed skin ageing in N = 902 German, N = 165 Japanese and N = 1260 Chinese women ranging from 30 to 90 years by means of SCINEXA™. Linear regression analysis was used to test for ethnic differences and their age and site dependence adjusted for educational level, sun exposure, smoking and sun protection behaviours. Results: Pigment spots and wrinkles on the face were present among all three ethnic groups and differences were influenced by age and anatomical sites independently of further influencing factors. Pigment spots on the forehead were most pronounced over the whole age range in Chinese and German women and least developed in Japanese. Pigment spots on cheeks were a typical extrinsic skin an ageing sign in the two East Asian populations in all age groups. However, in older German women they reach the same level as observed in the two East Asian populations. In contrast, pigment spots on arms and hands were significantly more pronounced in German women ≥45years of age. Wrinkles were not exclusively a skin an ageing sign of German women, but were also very pronounced in Chinese women on forehead, between the eyebrows and in the crow's feet area. Conclusion: These results corroborate the previous notion that the occurrence of pigments spots and wrinkles is different between Caucasians and East Asians. In addition, this study shows that this difference depends on age and anatomical site and that it also differs between different ethnic groups from East Asia. © 2016 Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology.


Li M.,IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine | Li M.,CAS Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences | Li M.,China Medical City Institute of Health science | Li M.,Fudan University | And 26 more authors.
Journal of Dermatological Science | Year: 2015

Background: Recently, we showed that outdoor air pollution exposure from traffic and industry is associated with an increased risk of skin aging in Caucasian women. In China, indoor air pollution exposure caused by the use of solid fuels like coal is a major health problem and might also increase the risk of skin aging in Chinese women. : Objective: As cooking with solid fuels is a major source of indoor air pollution exposure in China, we aimed to test if cooking with solid fuels is associated with more pronounced skin aging in Chinese women. : Methods: We conducted two cross-sectional studies in China to assess the association between cooking with solid fuels and signs of skin aging. In Pingding (in northern China) we assessed N = 405 and in Taizhou (in southern China) N = 857 women between 30 and 90 years of age. Skin aging was evaluated by the SCINEXA™ score. Indoor air pollution exposure, sun exposure, smoking and other confounders were assessed by questionnaires. Associations were then tested by linear and logistic regression analyses adjusted for further confounders. : Results: The analysis showed that cooking with solid fuels was significantly associated with a 5-8% more severe wrinkle appearance on face and an 74% increased risk of having fine wrinkles on back of hands in both studies combined, independent of age and other influences on skin aging. : Conclusion: The present studies thus corroborate our previous finding that air pollution is associated with skin aging and extend it by showing that indoor air pollution might be another risk factor for skin aging. © 2015 Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd on behalf of Japanese Society for Investigative Dermatology.


PubMed | CAS Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Peking University, Nagoya City University, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc and IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Journal of dermatological science | Year: 2016

It has been suggested that extrinsic skin ageing manifests differently in Caucasians versus East Asians. In particular, from previous studies it was concluded that Caucasians are more prone to develop wrinkles, whereas pigment spot formation is the hallmark of extrinsic skin ageing in East Asians. However, these assumptions are based on a very limited number of studies which did not include different East Asian populations.We here compare the manifestation of extrinsic skin ageing signs in German, Japanese and Chinese women by specifically elucidating the age and anatomical site dependence of any potential ethnic difference.In the present study, we assessed skin ageing in N=902 German, N=165 Japanese and N=1260 Chinese women ranging from 30 to 90 years by means of SCINEXA. Linear regression analysis was used to test for ethnic differences and their age and site dependence adjusted for educational level, sun exposure, smoking and sun protection behaviours.Pigment spots and wrinkles on the face were present among all three ethnic groups and differences were influenced by age and anatomical sites independently of further influencing factors. Pigment spots on the forehead were most pronounced over the whole age range in Chinese and German women and least developed in Japanese. Pigment spots on cheeks were a typical extrinsic skin an ageing sign in the two East Asian populations in all age groups. However, in older German women they reach the same level as observed in the two East Asian populations. In contrast, pigment spots on arms and hands were significantly more pronounced in German women 45years of age. Wrinkles were not exclusively a skin an ageing sign of German women, but were also very pronounced in Chinese women on forehead, between the eyebrows and in the crows feet area.These results corroborate the previous notion that the occurrence of pigments spots and wrinkles is different between Caucasians and East Asians. In addition, this study shows that this difference depends on age and anatomical site and that it also differs between different ethnic groups from East Asia.


PubMed | The Estee Lauder Companies Inc, Fudan University, University of Basel, Peking University and 2 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Journal of dermatological science | Year: 2015

Recently, we showed that outdoor air pollution exposure from traffic and industry is associated with an increased risk of skin aging in Caucasian women. In China, indoor air pollution exposure caused by the use of solid fuels like coal is a major health problem and might also increase the risk of skin aging in Chinese women.As cooking with solid fuels is a major source of indoor air pollution exposure in China, we aimed to test if cooking with solid fuels is associated with more pronounced skin aging in Chinese women.We conducted two cross-sectional studies in China to assess the association between cooking with solid fuels and signs of skin aging. In Pingding (in northern China) we assessed N=405 and in Taizhou (in southern China) N=857 women between 30 and 90 years of age. Skin aging was evaluated by the SCINEXA score. Indoor air pollution exposure, sun exposure, smoking and other confounders were assessed by questionnaires. Associations were then tested by linear and logistic regression analyses adjusted for further confounders.The analysis showed that cooking with solid fuels was significantly associated with a 5-8% more severe wrinkle appearance on face and an 74% increased risk of having fine wrinkles on back of hands in both studies combined, independent of age and other influences on skin aging.The present studies thus corroborate our previous finding that air pollution is associated with skin aging and extend it by showing that indoor air pollution might be another risk factor for skin aging.


PubMed | Fudan University, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc, CAS Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences and IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine
Type: | Journal: Journal of dermatological science | Year: 2017

The progression and manifestation of human skin aging has a strong genetic basis; however, most of the supporting evidence has been gathered in Caucasian populations. The genetic contribution to the variation in skin aging in non-Caucasian populations is poorly understood.To investigate the genetic risk factors of relevance for skin aging in East Asians, we conducted the first candidate gene study for signs of skin aging in Han Chinese.We collected skin aging and genotype data in 502 female Han Chinese from the Taizhou cohort. We evaluated skin aging by the validated skin aging score SCINEXA. Confounding factors were assessed through a questionnaire. We obtained the genotype data for 21 candidate SNPs and for a further 509 SNPs from 16 related candidate genes. Associations were tested by linear and logistic regression analyses and adjusted for potential confounders.Our candidate study found a significant association between SNP rs2066853 in exon 10 of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor gene AHR and crows feet. In addition, we found a significant association between SNP rs10733310 in intron 5 of BNC2 and pigment spots on the arms, and between SNP rs11979919, 3kb downstream of COL1A2, and laxity of eyelids.Our results identified genetic risk factors for signs of skin aging (pigmentation, wrinkles or laxity) in Han Chinese. We also found that the manifestation of skin aging is further modified by anatomical site. Together with previous work, our results also suggest that different genetic variants could be responsible for distinct skin aging signs characteristic of Caucasians compared to East Asians.


Kaneko N.,Nagoya City University | Vierkoetter A.,IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine | Kraemer U.,IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine | Sugiri D.,IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine | And 4 more authors.
Experimental Dermatology | Year: 2012

The mitochondrial common deletion (CD) mutation is induced by oxidative stress. One main source of oxidative stress is the error-prone process of the respiratory chain located in the mitochondria. Another important source is the exposure to environmental factors, which further induces oxidative stress in the cells. For human skin, the primary damaging environmental factor is ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is able to induce CD mutations and the characteristic extrinsic skin ageing signs. Traditionally, levels of UV exposure differ between German and Japanese populations, as tanned skin represents beauty and health in Western cultures, whereas photo-protected skin is considered ideal in Asia. We hypothesize that (i) this cultural-related UV exposure pattern might be reflected by CD concentrations in environmentally exposed skin and (ii) CD concentrations in environmentally exposed areas might be associated with the manifestation of extrinsic skin ageing. In this study, we determined the concentration of CD in skin from the neck (environmentally exposed area) and the buttock (environmentally protected area) of 22 German and 46 Japanese women between 30 and 70years of age. We evaluated skin ageing signs by a validated clinical score, and exposure to environmental factors, such as UV exposure and smoking, was assessed using a questionnaire-based interview. Higher levels of CD were detected in neck skin than in buttock skin in both German and Japanese women. CD also increased with age in the neck skin. German women had higher CD concentrations in the neck skin than Japanese women. The CD concentrations in the buttock skin samples were similar in both populations. These findings suggest higher environmental UV exposure resulted in higher levels of CD in the skin of German women compared with Japanese women. However, only in Japanese women were the signs of extrinsic skin ageing associated with higher CD concentrations in the neck skin, in agreement with the hypothesis (ii). In German women, we did not find this latter association, which might be due to reaching a maximum level of CD, beyond which cells undergo negative selection and are lost to the population samples. In conclusion, under some conditions, there seems to be an association between the CD mutation concentration and extrinsic skin ageing, but this may be modified by cellular and tissue processes which affect the sampling rate for CD mutation concentrations and prevent a statistical association with extrinsic skin ageing. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.

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