Moon cosmetics are a major component of many Japanese cosmetics brands, including the company founded by Aya Matsumoto and her sister, Yoshihiko Matsumotos, as well as others.
From face and body to hair care, makeup and skincare, they’re popular in Japan and abroad.
Moon is one of the most influential brands, and one that’s helped make it to the top of the cosmetics market, but the company also has a complicated history.
The Matsumoses came to the United States to study at Boston College and worked as secretaries and sales reps in New York City before taking over the company in 1994.
After they came to New York, the Matsumots set up shop in the Midtown Manhattan area, and over the next five years they would expand into other parts of the city, including Queens, Brooklyn and Queens.
In the mid-2000s, Moon opened a store in Brooklyn’s Chinatown, but when a new owner, James Chan, bought the store in 2009, the family moved to Los Angeles.
By then, Moon had already grown into a major cosmetics brand.
In 2014, Moon was named a top-ten cosmetics brand in the U.S. by Beauty and the Beast Magazine, a coveted honor for a Japanese cosmetics company.
A few years later, Moon launched a partnership with the Japanese cosmetics brand H&M to launch a line of luxury and affordable makeup and cosmetics.
Moon had grown quickly, too, as it expanded to markets in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.
Moon was one of a handful of Japanese cosmetics companies that expanded to the U, including NARS Cosmetics, and was later acquired by American makeup giant LVMH.
The two companies launched the Moon Cosmetics Collection in the mid-’90s.
A year later, the new owner of the company, Moon founder Yoshihiro Matsumotos, was arrested for embezzling $7.5 million.
In 2006, the company filed for bankruptcy and was sold to Japanese cosmetics titan Nippon Ichi.
The deal saw Moon and its parent company, Shinsegae, merged with the family business.
Shinseegae was spun off as Moon Cosmetics and renamed Moon Cosmesis.
After its initial acquisition by the Matsums, Moon became a major player in the Japanese beauty industry, and became a top brand in Japan.
In 2015, the brand released its newest line of products, including a new line of skincares and a line called Moon Beauty Collection.
It’s not the most popular of its brands, but it’s among the most widely sold.
It also has partnerships with several other Japanese beauty brands, such as NARS and LVMHA.
Moon Cosmos are the only brands to have more than 100 million bottles of the products sold, according to Shinsega.
Moon launched its newest skincARE line in the late ’90s, and the brand’s makeup line was launched in 2001.
The company launched a new skincALLER line in 2013, and has a line for people with cancer.
Its most recent cosmetics line is the Moon Beauty, which is designed to “provide all skin types with a flawless complexion.”
Moon Cosme, Moon Beauty and Moon Beauty Skincare are now available in the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, Thailand, China and Singapore.
Moon cosmetics have also been sold in the Philippines, South Korea, Brazil, South Africa, Israel, Egypt, Thailand and other Asian markets.
Moon’s beauty products have sold in more than 90 countries and have been featured in the popular TV series Beauty and The Beast.
Moon has been featured on American television shows such as Family Guy and The Big Bang Theory, as one of its flagship brands, as part of the Beauty and Beauty Blogs.
Moon also has made its mark in the beauty and beauty community with its Beauty and Botanical collection, which includes a line known as Moon’s Lotion, a line made from the skin’s natural ingredients.
Moon products include the Moon Essence and Moon’s Moisturizer.
Moon, which was founded in 1997, also launched the new line Moon Beauty All in One in 2017.
Moon Beauty is a skincaller that is packed with ingredients, including botanical extracts and botanicals, such for its Moon Beauty Cream and Moon Hair Care, and Moon Essence, which has anti-aging, skin whitening and anti-wrinkle benefits.
Moon and Moon cosmetics were among the first Japanese cosmetics to launch their skincalls in the ’90th year of the Meiji era, when Japan entered World War II in 1931.