Charles Revson

American-Canadian businessman

Charles Haskell Revson (11 October 1906 – 24 August 1975) was an American businessman and philanthropist. He was best known as a pioneering cosmetics industry executive who created and managed Revlon through five decades.


  • I don't meet competition. I crush it.
    • in The Times, 16 June 1958
  • In the factory, we make cosmetics; in the store we sell hope.
    • Quoted in Andrew P Tobias Fire and Ice, chapter 8 (1976)
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