Sisley Paris is a French, plant based cosmetics company founded by visionary entrepreneur Hubert d’Ornano in 1976. Under his direction and thanks to the work of his teams, over nearly four decades Sisley has become one of the most prestigious companies in the world of high-end cosmetics. We sit down with their head of marketing to chat about the family owned company and how they only use the best aspects of plants and essential oils in their beauty products.
A FAMILY COMPANY
For three generations, the d’Ornano family has created and led businesses in the high-end cosmetic sector.
A visionary entrepreneur, in 1976 Hubert d’Ornano launched Sisley with a novel idea: relying on technological advancements to use the best aspects of plants and essential oils in beauty products.
Under his direction and thanks to the work of his teams, over nearly four decades Sisley has become one of the most prestigious companies in the world of high-end cosmetics.
At his side since the company’s beginnings, his wife Isabelle d’Ornano has been particularly invested in the creation of the products and the brand’s image.
Two of their children have worked with them for more than twenty years: Philippe d’Ornano is Chairman and Christine d’Ornano is Managing Director, supervising marketing strategy and running the Great Britain office.
A FRENCH COMPANY
The company’s production, administration, and research laboratories are located in France. Sisley products are primarily manufactured in its ultra-modern factory in Blois, located in the Loir-et-Cher department.
The new Center for Research and Cultivation was opened in January 2011 in the Parisian region, In Saint-Ouen l’Aumône. Located on 13 hectares, the Center features the Research and Development laboratories, the logistics hub, as well as the majority of the company’s administrative services.
The headquarters are located in the heart of Paris, on the Avenue de Friedland.
AN INTERNATIONAL INFLUENCE
Sisley is a brand that is present on all 5 continents, in more than 90 countries. The company draws 85% of its revenue from export and has experienced one of the largest increases in the sector.
In order to ensure that expert advice is communicated, Sisley distributes its products through distributors, as well as and especially through its thirty subsidiaries in Europe, Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East.
Its international growth has followed a rapid trajectory, and Sisley products have been met with growing success worldwide.
Info courtesy of Sisley-Paris.com