Clinique

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Clinique Laboratories, LLC
Division of holding company
Industry Consumer goods
Founded 1968
Headquarters New York
Products Cosmetics
Parent Estée Lauder Companies
Website clinique.com

Clinique Laboratories, LLC (/klˈnk/) is an American manufacturer of skincare, cosmetics, toiletries and fragrances, usually sold in high end department stores. It is a subsdiary of the Estée Lauder Companies.

History[edit]

Clinique counter at a Farmers department store

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,[1] 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.[2]

Evelyn Lauder, an executive at Estée Lauder and member of the Lauder family, created the Clinique brand name and developed its line of products.[3] Lauder worked as the training director for Clinique.[3] She was the first person to wear the trademark white lab coat, now worn by Clinique Consultants worldwide.[3]

Clinique was the third brand that was "born" from the Lauder Group after Estée Lauder and Aramis.

In 2008, Clinique announced a partnership[4] 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."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mode Glam". Skinbody.glam.com. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  2. ^ Rita Silvan (2005-03-10). "Clinique, c'est chic.". Elle Canada. Retrieved 2015-07-17. 
  3. ^ a b c 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. 
  4. ^ [1] Archived May 31, 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ [2] Archived September 3, 2009 at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]

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