Sales: $168 million
Key personnel: Andrew Surwilo, chief executive officer and founder; Thomas Shipley, founder and chief executive officer; Darek Hrynkiewicz, chief operating officer; Char Deegan-Calello, vice president, new product development and research & development
Major products: Skin care, cosmetics and hair care sold under Hydroxatone; Keranique; Miracle Skin Transformer; Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare; Thick Head
New products: Hydroxatone Instant Hand Sanitizer
Comments: Atlantic Coast Brands is best known in the beauty industry for brands like Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare, Keranique and Hydroxatone. Products are sold through a variety of outlets from radio spots to Ulta to Costsco stores.
This year, the company is continuing its success with Thick Head, an FDA-approved hair regrowth treatment for men sold at mass market stores such as CVS and Rite Aid. The innovating line has a 120-day hair growth guarantee with 24/7 customer service, as stated on its website thickhead.com.
Also, in response to the global pandemic, ACB’s top skin care line Hydroxatone added a moisturizing instant hand sanitizer made with 80% ethyl alcohol to kill 99% of germs.
Hydroxatone has also been stepping up its social media presence with Facebook live presentations, as seen in April 2020 when the company’s senior scientific officer recently shared anti-aging tips for the under-eye area.