Orleans Cosmetics

Orleans Cosmetics (Pty) Ltd

Orleans Cosmetics (Pty) Ltd became a subsidiary of African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited during May 2017. It was a business previously known as Orleans Distributors CC and RVB Cosmetics CC, which has been in business in South Africa over the past 22 years.

Orleans Cosmetics (Orleans) imports and distributes four cosmetic brands from Europe on an exclusive basis in South Africa and neighbouring territories through retailers and beauty salons.

Orleans is the exclusive Southern Africa distributor of the following imported cosmetics brands, each one with an extensive international history:

  • Gatineau - founded in France 82 years ago;
  • NUXE – founded in France 25 years ago;
  • RVB SKINLAB/diego dalla palma professional – founded in Italy 56 years ago; and
  • Sothys – founded in France 71 years ago.

Gatineau and NUXE are sold in retail groups, beauty salons and spas, while the RVB SKINLAB/diego dalla palma professional and Sothys ranges are exclusively found in beauty salons and spas across the country.

The Company’s present focus is on skin care with a particular emphasis on anti-ageing. The business has a make-up range in RVB SKINLAB/diego dalla palma professional.

Besides South Africa, the brands are also exported to Mauritius, Madagascar, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The business employs over 80 staff countrywide.