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Jean-Marc Plisson to Exit Shiseido, Joining Tatcha

Plisson has headed Shiseido’s prestige beauty group for less than two years.

Jean-Marc Plisson, president of Shiseido’s Beauty Prestige Group, is heading to skin-care brand Tatcha as chief executive officer, WWD has learned.

Plisson will join Tatcha in mid-September, sources said, after finishing his time at Shiseido Aug. 31. Tatcha founder Vicky Tsai is remaining with the company.

Shiseido declined to comment for this story.

At Shiseido, where he was appointed in October 2016 to head the newly created Beauty Prestige Group, Plisson has been overseeing Shiseido, the company’s designer fragrances and Laura Mercier. Before joining Shiseido, Plisson was global chief executive officer of Fresh Inc. He’s also spent time at other LVMH Möet Hennessy Louis Vuitton brands, including Dior, Givenchy, Guerlain and Aqua Di Parma.

Plisson’s appointment at Tatcha comes after the brand took a minority investment from Castanea Partners in October.

The business, founded by Tsai, makes skin-care products inspired by rituals of the geisha. Tsai started the business in 2009 after discovering geisha rituals on a trip to Kyoto that helped clear up her acute dermatitis. Eventually she found a book filled with the geishas’ skin-care and makeup rituals that inspires the company’s product line. Recent launches include The Pearl, a tinted eye-illuminating treatment, $48, and The Silk Canvas Protective Primer, $52. Tatcha also sells core skin-care rituals based on skin type that include Cleansing Oil, $48, Rice Enzyme Powder, $65, The Essence Plumping Skin Softener, $95, and Silk Cream, $120.

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