gallery home shopping networks philosophy
Cristina Carlino founded Philosophy in 1996 and launched it on QVC in 1999.
Big win: Philosophy products have gotten 135 hours of air time on QVC in a year.

With the first company she founded, Cristina Carlino developed a line of clinical skin care products that were sold to to plastic surgeons and dermatologists.

But Carlino wanted to create skin care products that women could buy in a store. This second collection, called Philosophy, launched at Barney's New York in 1996 and at Sephora in 1998.

A year later, Carlino scored a hit with Philosophy on QVC.

One product, called Hope in a Jar, has sold over 600,000 units on QVC, said Suzanne Pengelly, vice president of global sales for Philosophy on QVC. Private equity firm Carlyle Group bought Philosophy in 2007 and sold it to fragrance maker Coty in 2010.

Although Carlino no longer pitches her Philosophy products to a home shopping audience, Pengelly said she's still involved in developing a fragrance line with the company she founded.

  @CNNMoney - Last updated December 05 2012 11:20 AM ET
Join the Conversation
7 hot toys for the holidays

Some of this year's coolest toys are from small toymakers. Here are seven hot toys that just might be the smash-hit of the holiday 2012 season.

Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.