Headquarters: 237 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017
CEO: Alan Ennis
Stock Symbol: REV
Revlon is a world leader in cosmetics, skin care, fragrance and personal care and is a leading cosmetics brand. The company's products are sold in 175 countries and territories.
Revlon’s global brand portfolio includes Revlon® color cosmetics, Almay® color cosmetics, Sinful Colors® color cosmetics, Revlon ColorSilk® hair color, Revlon® beauty tools, Charlie® fragrances, Mitchum® anti-perspirant deodorants, and Ultima II® and Gatineau® skincare.
In August, the company announced it would cut 250 positions including closing manufacturing facilities in France and Maryland. It will also realign operations in France, Italy and Latin America.
Revlon reported net sales of $1.38 billion in 2011, a 4.5% increase, and net income of $53.4 million.
Billonaire Ronald Perelman has majority ownership of Revlon and is the Chairman of the company.
Revlon was founded in 1932, by Charles Revson and his brother Joseph, along with a chemist, Charles Lachman, who contributed the "L" in the REVLON name.
Starting with a single product - a nail enamel unlike any before it - the three founders pooled their meager resources and developed a unique manufacturing process. Using pigments instead of dyes, Revlon was able to offer to woman a rich-looking, opaque nail enamel in a wide variety of shades never before available.
In only six years the company became a multimillion dollar organization, launching what was to become one of the most recognized cosmetics names in America and around the world.
Revlon first went public in Dec. 1955.
In 1985, Revlon was sold to a subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings. In 1987 Almay joined the Revlon lineup.
Revlon became a public company again in 1996.