Clarisonic, the Redmond-based maker of sonic body and face brushes, will cut 92 jobs here by year-end, according to a state Employment Security Department notice Monday.
A company spokesman said Tuesday that beauty products giant L’Oreal, which has owned the company since 2011, is moving Clarisonic’s headquarters and R&D work to the greater New York Area.
“The company will not be maintaining a business presence in Redmond as a result of the relocation. We are inviting some eligible employees to join us in New York City and have offered those employees relocation packages,” said L’Oreal spokesman Alexander Habib.
L’Oreal previously laid off 120 employees in Redmond in 2016. At that time it said the site’s manufacturing work on Clarisonic devices would be outsourced by the end of 2017, but would continue to serve as an R&D hub.
Pacific Bioscience Laboratories, as the company was originally known, was co-founded by David Giuliani, who earlier co-founded Optiva, which developed the Sonicare toothbrush.