See for previous discussion:
From the latter, here’s some stuff of possible interest. Blind believers in The Cult Of Eminence, either throw off your blinkers now and keep reading, or do not click …
Fasten your seatbelts: ¡escándalo!
The story of Ilcsi Beautifying Herbs started in 1958, when Aunt Ilcsi, thanks to her devotion to beauty, her love and knowledge of nature, started her career as a beautician. She founded the company with her son, Ferenc Molnár, who until this day is not only the owner of the company, but also its active leader. Ilcsi professional natural cosmetics with their high herbal content are considered a rarity wherever they are found. They are always made of fresh, certified organic herbs, fruits and vegetables. Animal tests are never used when developing their products. Thanks to Aunt Ilcsi, Ferenc Molnár and the Ilcsi team the company now manufactures nearly 150 products that are currently being used in more than 40 countries.
Eminence Organic Skin Care Ltd. (Vancouver, Canada) was the distributor for the territory of USA and Canada of Ilcsi products under the brand name Eminence from 2002 until 31st March 2005 only. This distributional contract terminated from 31st March 2005 onwards, since than Ilcsi Beautifying Herbs Hungary has not supplied any Ilcsi products to them. The current Eminence products are no longer associated in any way with Aunt Ilcsi Molnár or her family-owned company. Ilcsi Beautifying Herbs Hungary is taken aback to see, that their former distributor still uses the date of the beginning of Aunt Ilcsi’s work, “1958”, as the year of their foundation.
Eminence Organic Skin Care trademarked the word „Ilcsi”, which is the international brand and the nickname of the creator of the products they used to distribute from Ilcsi Beautifying Herbs Hungary until spring of 2005. For this reason Aunt Ilcsi’s products can not be marketed under her name in the US or Canada and now called ilike, which is another nickname for her. The ilike organic skin care products are the same as Ilcsi products and not associated in any way with Eminence Organic Skin Care.
See also this not unrelated post on intellectual property vs. consumerist late-capitalist cultural imperialism:
Buying Éminence Organics products is ethically and politically wrong because in so doing you’re indirectly advocating that Might Is Right and you’re directly supporting colonialist thieves and cheats.