|Type||Division of holding company (Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.)|
|Headquarters||New York, United States of America|
|Products||Cosmetics & beauty|
|Parent||Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.|
In 1967, American Vogue magazine published an article called “Can Great Skin Be Created?”, written by beauty editor Carol Phillips with Dr. Norman Orentreich, discussing the significance of a skin-care routine. Evelyn Lauder, daughter-in-law of Estée Lauder, read the article, and brought it to Estée’s attention. Both Carol Phillips and Dr. Orentreich were recruited to help create the brand, and in August, 1968, Clinique premiered as the world’s first allergy tested, dermatologist-driven line at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Evelyn Lauder, an executive at Estée Lauder and member of the Lauder family, created the Clinique brand name and developed its line of products. Lauder worked as the training director for Clinique. She was the first person to wear the trademark white lab coat, now worn by Clinique salespeople at cosmetic departments worldwide.
Clinique was the 3rd brand that was "born" from the Lauder Group. The 1st brand being Estee Lauder then Aramis and followed by Clinique.
Allergy tested 
Clinique formulates their products avoiding known allergens; they test each product for allergic reactions by applying it to 600 people, twelve times, with a standard of zero reactions.
Skin care 
Clinique's most notable product is its 3-Step System. The product combination varies depending on the skin type of the user. The basic assumption behind the Clinique method is the maintenance of hygiene and cleanliness as the foundation of caring for all skin conditions.
Product Differences 
While the product names are consistent, the formulations of each product can vary across different countries. Each formula is regularly re-evaluated and assessed for potential improvement, resulting in changing of ingredients.
General cosmetics 
Although mostly known as a skincare line, 52% of revenue for Clinique is derived from their makeup, 25% from foundation alone. Clinique also carries a line of makeup brushes coated with an antibacterial solution.
The womens fragrance: 'Aromatics Elixir' was launched in 1971 with top notes of rose & chamomile; middle notes of oakmoss, jasmine, muguet, ylang-ylang; & base notes of patchouli, musk, amber, sandalwood & remains in production.
The womens fragrance: 'Aromatics Elixir Perfumer's Reserve' was launched in 2011 with top notes of bergamot, verbena, clary sage & orange blossom; middle notes of tuberose, sambac jasmine, rose; & base notes of patchouli, moss, myrrh, labdanum, vetiver, dark woods & resins. It was created by perfumer Laurent le Guernec & remains in production in limited edition.
The womens fragrance: 'Aromatics Elixir Velvet Sheer/Philtre Sensuel' was launched in 2006 with top notes of Bulgarian rose & chamomile; middle notes of lily of the valley, ylang-ylang, jasmine; & base notes of patchouli, vetiver, amber & remains in production.
The mens fragrance: 'Chemistry' was launched in 1994 with top notes of citrus; middle notes of Jamaican ginger; & base notes of amber & remains in production.
The womens fragrance: 'Happy in Bloom 2010' was launched in 2010 & remains in production in limited edition.
The womens fragrance: 'Happy' was launched in 1997 with top notes of ruby red grapefruit, bergamot, West Indian mandarin tree blossom & high altitude laurel; middle notes of boysenberry bush flower, morning dew orchid, Indonesian jasmine; & base notes of Hawaiian wedding flower, white crinium lily, Chinese golden magnolia & spring mimosa blossoms. It was created by perfumers Jean-Claude Delville & Rodrigo Flores-Roux & remains in production.
The mens fragrance: 'Happy for Men' was launched in 1999 with top notes of Kaffir lime, kalamanzi fruit, mandarin & yuzu; green middle notes; & base notes of cedar, Mediterranean cypress, guaiac wood & remains in production.
The womens fragrance: 'Happy Heart' was launched in 2003 with top notes of crisp mountain air accord, mandarin & cucumber; middle notes of yellow primrose, wild carrot flower, water hyacinth; & base notes of blond woods. It was created by perfumer Christophe Laudamiel & remains in production in limited edition.
The womens fragrance: 'Happy Holiday' was launched in 2005 with top notes of grapefruit, bergamot & laurel; middle notes of orchid; & base notes of lily, magnolia, tiare & remains in production in limited edition.
The womens fragrance: 'Happy in Bloom 2006' was launched in 2006 with fragrance notes of yellow plum, muguet, white freesia, mimosa & white wood; its production was in limited edition but has since been discontinued.
The womens fragrance: 'Happy in Bloom 2008' was launched in 2008 with fragrance notes of freesia, mimosa, amber, musk, green leaves, yellow plum & lily of the valley; its production was in limited edition but has since been discontinued.
The womens fragrance: 'Happy in Bloom 2009' was launched in 2009 with top notes of yellow plum, frozen fruit & water greens; middle notes of muguet, white freesia, mimosa; & base notes of amber, white wood & remains in production in limited edition.
The womens fragrance: 'Happy in Bloom 2011' was launched in 2011 with top notes of yellow plum, frozen fruit & water greens; middle notes of lily of the valley, white freesia, mimosa; & base notes of amber, white wood & remains in production in limited edition.
The womens fragrance: 'Happy Summer Spray' was launched in 2007 with fragrance notes of white flowers, West Indian mandarin, golden magnolia, ruby red grapefruit & remains in production.
The womens fragrance: 'Happy To Be' was launched in 2005 with top notes of pear; middle notes of hibiscus, Bulgarian rose & syringa; & base notes of cocoa butter, sandalwood, sesame & remains in production.
The womens fragrance: 'Simply' was launched in 2003 with top notes of white flower; middle notes of soymilk; & base notes of soya nut & smoky woods; it has since been discontinued.
The mens fragrance: 'Tailoring' was launched in 1984 with fragrance notes of citrus & lavender; it has since been discontinued.
The womens fragrance: 'Wrappings' was launched in 1990 with top notes of green accord, aldehyde, mace, lavender & artemisia; middle notes of cyclamen, jasmine, rose, carnation, ozone accord, orris, hyacinth; & base notes of cedar, patchouli, leather, musk, moss, marine accord & remains in production.
Global Locations 
Clinique Medical 
In 2008, Clinique announced a partnership with Allergan, the maker of Botox and former cosmeceutical partner of Elizabeth Arden, with the result being a new line called Clinique Medical. The line is only available in physician's offices. The 5-product set is designed for pre- and post-operation skin care, and targets complications such as redness, tightness, burning, irritation, discoloration, among others that "slow the healing process." The regimen includes a probiotic cleaner, skin conditioner, recovery complex to treat redness and discoloration, a treatment cream for lines and wrinkles, and a moisturizer with SPF 38.
- Dargan, Michelle (2011-11-13). "Service to be Monday for Evelyn Lauder, beauty exec and pink ribbon co-creator". Palm Beach Daily News. Retrieved 2011-11-13.