Gurwitch Products

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Gurwitch Products
Cosmetics company
Industry Cosmetics
Founded 1995
Headquarters Stafford, Texas
Area served
Owner Shiseido

Gurwitch Products is a Houston, Texas-based subsidiary of Shiseido that produces, manages, and markets cosmetics and skincare products.[1] Gurwitch produces and markets products under two brands, Laura Mercier Cosmetics and RéVive Skincare.[2][3]

Company history[edit]

Gurwitch Products was founded by Janet Gurwitch, the former executive vice president of Neiman Marcus, and Gary M. Kusin in 1995.[3][4] With makeup artist Laura Mercier, Gurwitch and Kusin licensed Laura Mercier's name and created the Laura Mercier Cosmetics brand in 1996.[4][5] Gurwitch's former employer, the Neiman Marcus Group, purchased a 51 percent stake in the company in 1999.[6][7]

In August 2006, Gurwitch Products was acquired by and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Alticor.[2][7][8] In 2008, the company acquired the premium anti-aging skincare products line RéVive Skincare, along with its parent company, Bays Brown Laboratories.[2] Janet Gurwitch resigned in 2008. Shiseido group acquired Gurwitch Products 2016.

The company maintains corporate offices in Manhattan, Houston and London, and its products are sold in more than 1,000 stores across 27 countries.[9]


  1. ^ Bloomberg Businessweek. "Company Overview of Gurwitch Products, L.L.C". Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Sarah Jeffords Pister (29 May 2008). "RéVive Skin Care sells for almost $50 million". Business First. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Claudia Poccia Named President and CEO of Gurwitch Products". Business Wire. 26 January 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b David Whitford (1 July 2004). "Yes More Mascara: How to Launch a Good-Looking Cosmetics Brand". CNN Money. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Laura Mercier: Makeup Artist". Laura Mercier. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Mary Ann Azevedo (13 June 2004). "Compressors, cosmetics headed to Stafford". Houston Business Journal. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Mary Ann Azevedo (6 August 2006). "Gurwitch Products gets ownership makeover". Houston Business Journal. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  8. ^ Simon Pitman (1 August 2006). "Alticor acquires luxury cosmetics producers Gurwitch". Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  9. ^ Tina Gaudoin (17 August 2012). "Laura Mercier: A Natural Beauty". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 

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