Clinique, the fabulous and incredible story!

A few weeks ago, I told you the fabulous story of Estee Lauder… this month, it is the turn of the fabulous mark dermatological clinic (little sister of Estee Lauder) that revolutionized the beauty industry.

“Can we create a beautiful skin?” This is the famous question of the editor-in-Chief of American Vogue, Carol Phillips, asked in 1967.

Carol Phillips Clinique

Carol Phillips wearing the original Clinique Consultants White Coat with the Skin Computer est in 1968 for Estee Lauder Cosmetics found in fine department stores (Click photo to enlarge).

A question that circumnavigated the world in no time and that revolutionized the world of beauty and cosmetics. An issue that especially gave birth to the very famous brand Clinique! And behind the design and the success of the brand is a true team effort, a trio of experts: the know-how of Dr. Norman Orentreich, the determination of the editor in Chief of Vogue USA Carol Phillips and the expertise of the Estee Lauder group.

The origins of Clinique when the curiosity of a Chief Editor joined the knowledge of a famous dermatologist and arrives at the ears of the determined Madam Estée Lauder, the result can be that fabulous and is proudly named Clinique.

Clinique 3-Step Vintage

The universe of beauty and cosmetics has always piqued the curiosity of Carol Phillips, it is quite natural that she decided to turn to Dr. Norman Orentreich. He is the pioneer of hair implants, transplantation surgery and the first President of the American society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dermatological Clinique guide, it has always been him and to this day, his two children, David and Catherine, who take the notes as consultants dermatologists for the brand.

It is during an interview granted to journalist, in 1967, the famous doctor revealed its most beautiful secrets. These same secrets that fidélisaient it a rich client (the personalities of the world of politics, fashion and show) including the famous ‘clean, exfoliate, moisturize’, the premise of Basic 3 time, either the winning formula to create and maintain beautiful skin. Following this interview, Carol Phillips devoted a full article on these 3 magic words, seducing everyone in its path, time where women prefer to hide their problems of skin rather than the process, including the large Estee Lauder! consultant dermatologists for the brand. For the record, it is Evelyn Lauder, daughter-in-law of Estee (wife of Leonard Lauder) who first read the article of journalist. She was completely fascinated by the words of Carol Phillips and especially by the advice of Dr. Orentreich. Is the idea to make a mark was imminent? May be Yes, may be not.. .but Evelyn wanted at any price that Estée read the article, because she knew that the latter would be interested.

Clinique vintage ad

Indeed, Mrs. Lauder was charmed, but not only… This great lady wanted to create, innovate and revolutionize once more, the universe of beauty (after the success of Youth Dew and Re-Nutriv). Thus, the meeting of Carol Phillips, and Dr. Norman Orentreich for Estée Lauder gave life to a prestigious and dermatological brand both: Clinique! A brand 100% without fragrance, hypoallergenic and performing everything simply.

In regards to the name, some say that Estee Lauder, walking in Paris has noticed the facade of a ‘aesthetic clinique’ and therefore borrowed the word ‘Clinique’. While others argue that it is Evelyn Lauder who had found the name in full agreement with the clinical and dermatological brand image and who was the first to wear the famous iconic white coat of the company, after having been designated Director of Training

Where to start? What exactly? This is what the trio attempted to discover! Between the creativity of Carol Phillips, Dr. Orentreich know-how and expertise of Estée Lauder, there were sufficient resources to launch a novelty in the world of cosmetics. Therefore, under the impetus of the Estee Lauder group and the professionalism of the three personalities that the clinic brand emerged in 1968. Everything went very quickly and in August of the same year, the brand unveiled its credo: be and remain true, inform, serve and satisfy.

And to determine the type of skin, the brand dermatologists and researchers have proudly designed the computer of beauty, a precision tool, this only in the premises of the brand. At the time of the consultation, each person-specific criteria are entered. The generated results are based on the genetic and specific criteria. For example, a blonde with blue eyes will be a priori, a more delicate skin than a brunette with dark eyes. In the same context, there are factors such as fatigue, seasons, climate, or medical treatments. Clinic has understood, tailor-made is the winning formula:

In the custom addition concepts of prevention and protection. What does it mean? Simply that each product is tested for allergies and guarantees a 100% fragrance-free formula. Each formula is tested at least 12 times on 600 people, what makes 7200 applications. And any allergic or negative reaction, the formula is returned to the laboratory. One goal: create beautiful skins with proper dermatological care.

The recipe for beautiful skin, here it is! Thanks to the advice of Dr.Orentreich, the Estée Lauder company has succeeded in creating the perfect care: Basic of 3 products: a soap, for a perfect cleaning, a clarifying lotion based on salicylic acid to exfoliate the skin, and finally a moisturizer. Since his arrival on the market, in 1968, this shock trio that meets the Dermatologic formula ‘clean, exfoliate, moisturize’ did not fail to seduce.

Clinique would not have been possible without sons Lauder, Leonard and Ronald. Indeed, just before the creation of the brand, Estée turned to her eldest son, Leonard, to talk to him about his idea to develop hypoallergenic care. Together they collaborated, analysed the beauty market and decided that it was time to offer women the proper care to finally have beautiful skin.

Clinique 3 Step

Clinique 3-Steps (Click photo to enlarge).

At the time, President of the brand was Carol Phillips, and in eight months only, the journalist managed to establish a process to ensure that the new brand is spawning a niche in the market. The youngest of Estée, Ronald Lauder was Vice President of the company.

Yet, the startup was not relaxing. Although it aroused the curiosity of others, Clinique failed to meet a great success at its launch. Millions of dollars injected into the company  In 1975, the brand denounced a consequent loss of at least $ 3 million. The reasons behind this? People did not yet know the benefits of hypoallergenic products and preferred to conceal rather than to treat. But Carol Phillips, Leonard Lauder and Ronald Lauder believed that Clinicque would become quickly one of the leaders in the world of cosmetics and beauty. It was enough just to help them discover the brand and the benefits of using products without fragrances, hypoallergenic and suitable for their skin.

Three years after this big loss of funds, clinic was able to earn $ 80 million, almost 30% of the revenues of the Estee Lauder company. Great news for the brand which attracted the attention of journalists, more specifically those of the Forbes magazine “the Lauder family will never lowered arms. Instead, they drew the best of these losses and took advantage of it to feed the business”. Like what, with patience and determination, there is always the potential to operate and as stated so well in English, “there’s always room for improvement!”.

Clinique Acne Solutions

Clinique Acne Solutions (Click photo to enlarge).

You have probably noticed that there is never a ‘Muse’ (a -famous- face) at Clinique. The company is based on a credo simple and direct: “the product is the hero!” and has always adopted a ‘different’ marketing…

Between dermatological care, cosmetics and perfumes, clinic will conquered quickly the U.S, French and the British. The make-up, and in particular the fonds de teints, are positioned at the top of the standings with at least 200 colors, 12 fluid forms, 7 presentations 3 textures creams and powders. All, of course, carved on the precision and own clinic dermatological expertise. We remember also that it is the first brand to evoke a mens line, UV filters and antioxidants.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion Charm

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon.2015 edition (Click photo to enlarge)

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness, each year Clinique offers a special, limited-edition bottle of its Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+. The limited-edition version of Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ is adorned with a Clinique key ring with four charms including a Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon.

Flying through the time:

1968: Seeing daylight: Clinique, under the direction of the Estee Lauder group, the inspiration of journalist Carol Phillips and the expertise of Dr. Norman Orentreich

1969: Clinic focuses more closely to the international market and expands in France and the United Kingdom, with only the famous 3 time Basic product/kit. Today, Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, the third step, is still the company’s top selling moisturiser.

1970: The first Foundation, called Continuous Coverage happens. Concealing defects and a sunscreen, this ‘2 in 1’ continues, even today!

1971: Clinique lifts the veil on her first perfume, Aromatics Elixir, a floral oriental crossing modes

Clinque Exlir

Clinique Aromatics Elixir Luxe for Women Parfum Extract Reserve Edition Prestige 40th Anniversary (Click photo to enlarge). 

1976: Care for men finally arrive! Called ‘Skin Supplies For Men’, this line consists of lotions, scrubs, creams… in short. All that it takes for the modern male. Note that it is the first cosmetic range specifically developed for men!

Clinique for Men

Clinique for Men (Click photo to enlarge).

1978: The company is addressing to the international market. This year underlines its arrival in the Japan, South Africa and the Venezuela

1991: The 1990s were very enriching for the brand. The first Sun care, City Block SPF15, made its appearance. Finally a screen light and especially without chemical filter for everyday use!

Clinique SPF 30 Body Cream Sun

Two products from the Clinique Sun Care range. Clinique SPF 30 Face and Body Cream (CLick phot to enlarge).

1991: After a flawless Sun care, clinic decided to test these products in a different way. It was aboard the U.S. shuttle that the mark was conducting tests in weightlessness

1992: Clinique puts the competitive bar even higher, by proposing the first care with salicylic acid, called Turnaround. Regenerated and radiant skin with the first applications, a true revolution in the world of beauty!

2006: When the cosmetic brand joined the dermatological research, the result is quite impressive, where the arrival of the Clinique Skin Wellness Center at Weill Cornell Science in the United States

2007: Clinic innovates once again and offers training in 3 steps, called the “Accredited Program”. It is aimed at advisers and customers who wish to enhance their knowledge

2008: Clinic tackles skin problems. Four launches so that each type of skin can benefit from proper care: Even Better, Anti Blemish, Pore Refining Solutions and Redness Solution

2011: Clinique wins the ‘Prize of the Excellence of Beauty’ offered by Marie-Claire

2013: The brand combines price and takes advantage of Elle International Beauty Awards

2014: The Skin Supplies For Men range Gets a makeover and becomes clinical for Men.

by Jean Amr


Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair



Estee Lauder Serums Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex IIWith this windy and rainy october weather, I’m looking for a skin saviour, one that hydrates and reduces fine lines. One of my all time favorites is Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II serum.

The Estée Lauder Advanced Repair has been Estée Lauder’s best selling product over 30 years. The formula has been reformulated over the past years resulting in the Synchronized Recovery Complex II. This latest version of the Estee Lauder Advanced Repair won numerous beauty prizes such as the InStyle Best Beauty Buy Awards 2014 Winner and the Elle Beauty Awards 2013 Winner.

But does that mean it works? First of all, in my humble opinion a beauty product can’t permanently erase wrinkles totally (and no Botox is not a beauty product). I do think, however, that a beauty product can improve the appearances of your skin a lot and may work as an anti-aging product. One of the reasons why I’ve been using the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair.


Estee Lauder Serums Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair, not just a true classic, but a Holy Grail (Click photo to enlarge).

Use the serum before your night cream or moisturiser in the evening by massaging it over your face and neck. The serum is a transparent fluid with a slightly orange colour and a pleasant smell. It’s vèry quickly absorbed by the skin without being sticky. When it is sticky: then you have used fàr too much, so the skin can’t absorbe it anymore.

Estee Lauder Serums Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II

A few drops is enough (Click photo to enlarge).

I clean my skin, apply the Night Repair, brush my teeth and then apply my night cream  (just to make sure that it’s completely absorbed).

Because I love serums so much I’ve been using the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair am and pm. It maximizes the power of skin’s natural nighttime renewal. Skin feels smoother, hydrated, stronger, and lines and wrinkles look significantly reduced. Skin looks younger, more radiant, more even toned, it looked healthier, fresher and more rested in just for weeks!

Reveal a smoother, more radiant, younger look. Wake up to more beautiful skin every day.

In the time I traveled a lot to India (high humidity) and the outback of Turkey, Syria and Jordan (dry, vèry high temperateurs), sometimes I even used it for my body. In the evenings, after showering, applying a few drops on arms, hands, feet and underlegs. Sometimes in combination with (thin) aftersun or bodylotion. Walking through the hot outback is an attack on your skin. It is decadent to use a serum this way, but it’s comfortable (not sticky!), and it works perfect! It is costly, but on the other hand, if you look at the total sum of the trip, and the limited amount (weight and volume!) of what you have to take with you… it can’t be more perfect!

How to use:

Apply several drops on clean skin before your moisturizer. Smooth in gently all over face and throat

  1. Apply a drop on each fingertip of one hand.
  2. Touch fingertips of both hands together.
  3. Massage serum over face and neck, starting at the center, outward.


  • On summer holidays: Leave your daycream at home. Use Advanced Night Repair in combination with your (Estée Lauder) suncream (as daycream) and aftersun! The perfect way to repair your skin, and keep your skin hydrated.
  • Before sleeping: apply one drop (for both hands) on the back of your hand, under your favorite (Estée Lauder) handcream.
  • Women: hide it for your boyfriend, husband, sons and daughters! When they discover this little magic from a bottle…

by Jean Amr





Estée Lauder Little Black Liner, Wear it 3 ways: Thick. Thin. Ultra-Fine.

Estée Lauder Little Black Liner

Take your look from subtle daytime elegance to amped-up evening glamour, all with one must-have liner. Give eyes the edge wit this Waterproof, smudge-proof and flake-proof formula. Design the eye look you want with a dual-ended liquid eye liner you can wear 3 ways:

Ultra-fine: Slim tip defines eyes with glide-on precision
Thin: Use the flat wedge tip to create a classic line.
Thick: Turn the flat wedge tip on its side for thick, full-on drama.

Shake your Estée Lauder Little Black Liner well before each use




Estee Lauder, the fabulous story!

Estee Lauder

The most beautiful face in the world? It is yours.

Estee Lauder

She shows us her passion for the beauty through this quote. It is the very famous Estee Lauder! This lovely lady has completely revolutionized the world of cosmetics in 1946.

Did you know that Estee Lauder was at the origin of the samples, serum, the first line treatments for men, the muses and many others things that seem so normal to us today, and was simply yet revolutionaries at the time? Touch the heart, the spirit and the face of every woman, such was the philosophy of Estée Lauder, this visionary woman who revolutionized the beauty industry.


Estée Lauder at work (Click photo to enlarge).

With a journey like his, carved on the determination and the frenzy, there are what become a true legend. Zoom on Estée Lauder, quite surprisingly wife, saleswoman and marketeuse outstanding… and his eponymous line of cosmetics… to become an empire!

A true passionate of beauty! Estée Lauder, of his real name Josephine Esther Mentzer, born July 1, 1906 into a family of Czech-Hungarian Jewish immigrants has always been drawn by aesthetics. And to increase his drinking for this magnificent universe, from a young age she decided to join his uncle John Schötz – brother of his mother – who worked in the field of chemistry. His goal? Estée wanted at any price creating beauty products. His many years of work and research alongside his uncle marked the beginning of the beginning.

Even if his dream of becoming dermatologist failed, Estee was motivated to start something again. Between the hours spent in the laboratory and in the kitchen, she managed to concoct care for home-made skin for his family. And in 1946 with the help of her husband, Joseph, she designs a range consisting of a lotion, a cleansing oil and two creams.

Estee Lauder Private Collection Eau De Parfum

Estée Lauder Privat Collection 1970’s ad

And it is in her own hairdressing salon, called The House of Ash Blondes, she was doing his marketing. The women of the neighborhood came not only for hair care, but also to discover the labeled earnings Estée Lauder. While these ladies were ‘imprisoned’ in the heated helmet, Mrs. Lauder was personally and for free to beautify their face. Very quickly, the new toured the region and sales figures rose dramatically

To top it all, Estée gave samples of its new products to its customers. At times, she scratched a small piece of red lipstick, just to give it to the ladies so they can try it at home, and of course they came back immediately! Namely that the concept of the free gift for any purchase is actually inspired by Mrs.

It is with the help of her husband (design, manufacture…) Joseph Lauder, it managed to attract clients and proudly presented these first four products: Super Rich All – Purpose cream, cream Pack, Cleansing Oil and Skin Lotion. After the tour of New York, these products home made specially by the Lauder couple, gave life to a real cosmetic empire. And this empire is now one of the world leaders in the world of beauty!


Estee Lauder Serums Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II

A true classic: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II

To return to her love life, it is found that Estée was immediately charmed by Joseph Lauder. Real name Lauter, he decided to change it to Lauder before he married her in 1930. From this union was born their first child Leonard, three in later. In 1939, the couple divorced!

During their separation, Estée will be a meeting that will change his life, that of the wealthy Dutch industrialist Arnold Lewis Van Ameringen, who will become her lover (they will break apart because he refused to leave his wife but will remain very good friends) but also and above all ‘financial’ mentor. After their separation, she returned to New York to rebuild ties with Joseph. This is so in 1942 the couple remarried. A love that will last until the last breath of Joseph…

I wanted to see my name in lights, but I was willing to settle for my name on a jar.

Estée Lauder

The company began in 1946 when Estée Lauder and her husband Joseph Lauder began producing cosmetics in New York City. They first carried only four products: Cleansing Oil, Skin Lotion, Super Rich All purpose Creme, and Creme Pack. Two years later, in 1948 they established their first department store account with Saks Fith Avenue in New York.

In 1953, Lauder introduced her first fragrance, Youth Dew, a bath oil that doubled as a perfume. Instead of using French perfumes by the drop behind each ear, women began using Youth Dew by the bottle in their bath water. In the first year, it sold 50,000 bottles, and by 1984, the figure had jumped to 150 million. Lauder was a subject of a 1985 TV documentary, Estée Lauder: The Sweet Smell of Success. Explaining her success, she said, “I have never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something, I sell it, and I sell it hard”.


Estee Lauder Youth Dew Eau de Parfum

Estée Lauder Youth Dew Eau de Parfum (Click photo to enlarge).

They expanded the range and continued to sell their products in the United States. In 1960, the company started its first international account in the London department store Harrods. The following year it opened an office in Hong Kong.

In 1964, they started Aramis Inc., designed by Arame Yeranyan, with the fragrance named after Yeremes, a city in Armenia, producing fragrances and grooming products for men. In 1967, Estée Lauder herself was named one of ten Outstanding Women in Business in the United States by business and financial editors. This was followed by a Spirit of Achievement Award from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in 1968. In that year, the company expanded again, opening Clinique Laboratories, Inc. Clinique was the first dermatologist guided (Dr. Norman Orentreich), allergy tested, fragrance-free cosmetic brand created by Estée Lauder.

Estée Lauder and her husband Joseph in 1972.

Estée Lauder and her husband Joseph in 1972

Estée Lauder’s Clinique brand became the first women’s cosmetic company to introduce a second line for men when, in 1976, they began a separate line called ‘Skin Supplies for Men’, which continues to be sold at Clinique counters worldwide. In 1981, the company’s products became available in the Soviet Union.

In October 1992, the BCA campaign was launched by Evelyn Lauder (Estée’s daughter in law) who co-created the ‘Pink Ribbon’ with SELF magazine as a symbol of breast health. Since then, millions of people globally have heard the message about the importance of breast health and early detection can save lives. The Estée Lauder Companies’ annual Breast Cancer Awareness campaign involves all of the 18 brands that make up the Estée Lauder Companies. They collectively represent The Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s first and largest corporate supporter. Estée’s daughter-in-law created BCRF’s signature pink ribbon. (Over $10 million were raised for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation between 1993 and summer 2003. Another $1 million were raised from their retail partners between July 2002 and summer 2003).

Since at least February 2001, Estée Lauder and its brands have been the target of a boycot campaign. The boycott has been led by pro-Palestinian activists who have targeted the corporation because of the pro-Israel activities of Ronald Lauder.

While Lauder’s son Ronald has been an outspoken conservative in most of his activities (including leadership of the World Jewish Congress), the Estée Lauder company has given most of its political contributions to liberal Democratic senatorial candidates in New York. Nevertheless, the company’s products, including Aramis, Prescriptives, Clinique, Aveda, DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger and Tony Burch toiletries products, have been targeted for boycott by pro-Palestinian activists, in opposition to Ronald Lauder’s support for the Likud party and his opposition to the establishment of a Palestinian state.

In June 2003, the San Francisco-based Queers Undermining Israëli Terrorism (QUIT) took up the boycott with their ‘Estée Slaughter’ campaign.

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Estée Lauder and Princess Yasmin Aga Khan

At age 95, Estée Lauder died of cardiopulmonary arrest on April 24, 2004 at her home in Manhattan.

The company has had sometimes iconic spokesmodels, sometimes referred to simply as ‘faces’. Past ‘faces’ for Estée Lauder include Karen Graham (model), Bruce Boxleitner (actor), Shaun Casey (model), Willow Bay (television correspondent, editor, author, model). Pauline Porizkova (model), Elizabeth Hurley (actress and model), Anja Rubik (model), Carolyn Murphy (model) Hilary Rhonda (model), Liu Wen (model) and actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

As of 2010, Estée Lauder sold its products in department stores across the world and has a chain of freestanding retail outlets. On July 1, 2010, the company acquired Smashbox Beauty Cosmetics, Inc., a brand created in Smashbox Studios in Culver City, California by brothers Dean and Davis Factor (as in Max).

Estee Lauder Mad Men Collection 2012 Ad

Estee Lauder ‘Mad Men Collection’ 2012 Ad.


Estee Lauder Mad Men Collection 2012

The Mad Men Collection by Estee Lauder boasts vintage-inspired packaging much like the original Estee Lauder’s items of the ’60s

In 2012, the Company launched AERIN Beauty, a luxury lifestyle beauty and fragrance brand inspired by the signature style of its founder, Aerin Lauder.

In 2013, philanthropist and cosmetics tycoon Leonard Lauder donated a cubist art collection, worth $1 billion to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The enormous gift, estimated to be worth $1 billion, includes 78 works by Picasso, Braque, Gris, and Leger, and ‘will transform the museum’. That may seem extravagant, but Lauder can afford it, Forbes estimates he’s worth $8.5 billion, due mainly to the cosmetics empire founded by his mother, the late Estée Lauder.

In 2014, the Company acquired two insider beauty brands, RODIN olio lusso, a skin care brand renowned for its ‘Luxury Face Oil’, and Le Labo, a fragrance and sensory lifestyle brand with an emphasis on craftsmanship.


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Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Eye Crème

In 2015, the Company acquired Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, a fragrance brand dedicated to the art of perfumery, and GLAMGLOW, a Hollywood skin care brand that delivers camera-ready resultsl.

Tom Ford Fragrances Eau de Parfum

Tom Ford fragrances

Today, the Estée Lauder empire now owns 29 other big-name brands and reported sales of just over $9.7 billion to investors last year. Not that difficult with these brands: Aerin, Aramis, Aveda, Bobbi Brown, Bumble and Bumble, Clinique, Darphin, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Editions de Parfums Frédèric Malle, Estée Lauder, Glamglow, Goodskin, Jo Malone London, Kiton, Lab Series, La Mer, Le Labo, M.A.C, Marni, Michael Kors, Ojon, Origins, Osiao, Prescriptives, RODIN olio lusso, Smashbox Cosmetics, Tommy Hilfinger, Tom Ford, Tory Burch, Ermenegildo Zegna.

And how the Lauders spend all that money is almost as interesting as the rags-to-riches story of how the daughter of two Hungarian Jewish immigrants left behind a beauty dynasty.





Beauty is in the EYE of the Beholder, Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Eye Crème

The NEW Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Eye Crème is joining Estée Lauder’s famous Re-Nutriv range this fall. Earlier this year, the brand has broadcasted the launch of its Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Crème, and now, the range has been extended to include a targeted Eye Cream. Same as all other products from the Re-Nutriv range, the new Crème is formulated with rare and precious Black Diamond Truffle Extract, which promises to deliver next-generation sculpting results, and transform your skin into radiant, more contoured, and visibly younger. The extract is made from one of nature’s rarest ingredients, which has been transformed through a secret process into a pure, precious extract. The only thing that we know about the process is that it involves no less than 10,000 (!!) hours of work…

Estee-Lauder-Re-Nutriv-Ultimate-Diamond-Transformative-Energy-Eye-Creme GoldEstee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Cream and it’s new Eye Creme (Click photo to enlarge).

The formula of Estée Lauder’s new Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Eye Crème is described as a breakthrough fusion of repair serum and moisturizer. It promises to re-awaken your eyes and make their contour appear brighter, firmer, and more lifted. The cream also boosts natural collagen production, while restructuring your eye region so it looks more radiant, more even-toned, and visibly tightened.

Quest for rare beauty.

As any other high-end skin care product, the new Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Eye Crème features a luxurious, sensual texture, which feels both plush and velvety. The product is delivered in a luxurious glass bottle with gold-colored interior and high-polish gold-colored lid. The brand has also designed a special diamond-cut applicator wand, which delivers a refreshing, cooling sensation.

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Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Eye Crème (Click photo to enlarge).

You’ve tried everything from whole sticks of concealer, to cucumber eye patches, to tear trough treatments (Google it), to getting a little more sleep, albeit tough considering you work till stupid o’clock every day. And sadly, you’re still rising from your bed like a sleepless zombie, confronted by the same eye-bag look you’ve been trying to expunge for the last few months (or years … you’ve lost track). But what if there were something better; something simpler, easier, and faster to apply that’ll guarantee to turn your eye droop upside down? Something that, on top of the defibrillating buzz it’ll give to your eyes, could make them look ten years younger again? That thing, FYI, would be Estée Lauder’s Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Eye Crème. So ditch everything you’ve ever known about eliminating eye-bags, because it clearly hasn’t worked for you anyway, and get a load of this: the Re-Nutriv formula has youth-sustaining technologies that have been proven to increase skin’s natural collagen production by 215% after 73 hours;  consists of Black Diamond Truffle extract that stimulates natural skin vitality (to keep you looking bright and healthy); and has Refined 24K Gold traces and anti-irritants that mean it’ll feel light as cotton to apply. What could be better?

Rating: 10/10 despite it’s price, a true Holy Grail

Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Eye Crème is priced at $250.00 for 15 mL / 0.5 fl. oz. Available at selected stores, Estée Lauder online, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales.

by Jean Amr

Tory Burch, her first

Tory Burch is an American fashion designer who launched her fashion label in February 2004. Her fashion line can be found in Saks, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, and Nordstrom. In September 2013 she launched her beauty line, including her signature fragrance licensed by Estee Lauder, which debuted at Bloomingdale’s.


Tory Burch is a luxury lifestyle brand defined by classic American sportswear with an eclectic sensibility. It embodies the personal style and spirit of its CEO and designer, Tory Burch, who creates stylish and wearable clothing and accessories for women of all ages

Tory Burch fragrance (2013). A floral woody perfume featuring notes of grapefruit, peony, tuberose, neroli, and vetiver is a fresh mix of feminine meets tomboy reflecting the fashion designers style in her first signature perfume created under her licensing partnership with Estee Lauder.



Tory Burch The First Fragrance collection (Click photo to enlarge)

“The first fragrance from Tory Burch captures classic elements in unexpected ways. Feminine and tomboy. Easy and polished. Floral peony and tuberose blend with crisp citrus notes of grapefruit and neroli, anchored by earthy vetiver. A bright and complex mix in a super-chic glass bottle with a signature fretwork top.”

The New York-based designer on her first scent and what’s yet to come. Tory Burch – a mix of vetiver (the scent her father used to wear), peony, mandarin, and sweet alyssum.

Neroli, Grapefruit, Cassis, Bergamot, Peony, Tuberose, Jasmine Sambac, Vetiver, Sandalwood

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by Jean Amr

Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick


The original Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipsticks are beautiful things – pigmented, smoothing, soothing and hydrating. Absolutely gorgeous! And as shiny lips seem to be well and truly on the way back, Lauder are bringing us a sheerer, shinier version of the original. Get ready for the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick – the ‘Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick collection is reimagined’.

So what we are looking at here is a lipstick that adds luminous colour, and the appearance of fuller looking lips whilst delivering a good hit of moisture:

  • Sculpt – Multi-Faceted Colour Pigments create shape, definition and volume
  • Hydrate – new and exclusive Time Release Encapsulated Moisture Complex with micronized Hyaluronic Spheres that help boost lips’ ability to attract, capture and seal-in hydration
  • Illuminate – 16 shades that range from a fresh look to a soft glamour look.


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There are 16 beautiful shades – Discreet, Suggestive, Surreal Sun, Mischievous Rose, Innocent, Charmed, Boudoir Baby, Pink Dragon, Fairest, Blossom Bright, Heavenly, Inspiring, Baby Cashmere, Passionate, Empowered, Intriguing.

Absolutely loving the slimline packaging and just like their big sisters, it feels expensive and luxurious in the hand. The magnetic close feels so satisfying!!  You’ll know which version you are picking out of your makeup bag by the size which makes things very handy.

Love these! And all the shades I use are just gorgeous! Suggestive is the perfect pinky nude and Empowered is a sheer but stunning statement. I love it in the nail polish too.

Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipsticks are availble now.


Sotheby’s to offer jewels from the Collections of Mrs. Estée Lauder & Mrs. Evelyn H. Lauder

Sotheby’s announced that it will offer jewels from the collections of Mrs. Estée Lauder and Mrs. Evelyn H. Lauder as part of its Magnificent Jewels auction in New York on 9 December 2014. Thirty-three pieces from the collection of Evelyn H. Lauder will be sold to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, an organization that she founded and championed, while 11 pieces from the collection of Estée Lauder will be sold to benefit the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation. Sotheby’s previously auctioned jewels from the Collections in December 2012 and 2013 to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The jewels on offer this December include designs by Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, David Webb, Buccellati, and Oscar Heyman & Brothers, one of Evelyn H. Lauder’s favorite New York jewelers, and are led by one of Cartier’s rare and iconic Tutti Frutti bracelets, made circa 1928 (est. $750,000 / 1 million). A lovely group of wearable evening and daytime jewels estimated under $20,000 complements the impressive selection of more formal pieces. Highlights from the collection will be on view at Sotheby’s Geneva from 8–11 November, before returning for exhibition in Sotheby’s New York headquarters beginning 5 December.

Mr. Leonard A. Lauder, Chairman Emeritus, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., said:

My family and I are excited to partner with Sotheby’s on this special auction. Each piece of jewelry is unique and was designed to be timeless. My mother, Estée, and my dear wife, Evelyn, would be thrilled and honored that these much-loved items of theirs are being sold to raise funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation. Our family’s goal has been, and continues to be, to help make those diseases a thing of the past.”

Mr. Leonard A. Lauder is deeply involved with both nonprofit organizations, serving as Co-Chairman of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation.

Estée Lauder

A visionary entrepreneur who believed all women could be beautiful, Estée Lauder (1906-2004) instinctively understood the power of beauty. Her dedication and hard work transformed the business she launched in 1946 with just four products into today’s global leader in prestige beauty. Mrs. Lauder got her start selling skin care products developed by her uncle, a chemist, in local beauty salons and hotels. She believed in the power of word of mouth and that sampling products sealed a sale, pioneering personalized beauty consultation and Gift with Purchase promotions. She was the recipient of many prestigious honors, including France’s Legion of Honor in 1978 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004. She traveled and entertained extensively, and socialized with world leaders, Hollywood royalty and celebrities.

Evelyn Lauder

Evelyn H. Lauder (1936-2011) was the Senior Corporate Vice President and Head of Fragrance Development Worldwide for The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. Her life is a remarkable American success story: born in Vienna, Austria, her parents fled from Europe at the outset of World War II, eventually settling in New York City. She was proud to have attended New York City public schools and Hunter College, where she met Leonard A. Lauder as a freshman. The two married in 1959, and Mrs. Lauder began her more than 50 years with the family company, contributing her invaluable insights into fashion trends, consumers’ changing needs, and new approaches to the development of innovative skin care, makeup and fragrance products.

Mrs. Lauder was perhaps best known to the public for her work in bringing global awareness to the importance of women’s health. In 1992, Mrs. Lauder co-created the now-ubiquitous Pink Ribbon with SELF magazine, and launched The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign ( Mrs. Lauder was also Chairman of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which she founded in 1993. She was passionately committed to preventing and finding a cure for breast cancer.

Highlights from the collections from the collection of Estée Lauder, sold to benefit the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation

Pair of Platinum and Diamond Clip-Brooches, circa 1935

Pair of Platinum and Diamond Clip-Brooches, circa 1935. Designed as leaves and set with diamonds weighing approximately 14.45 carats. Estimate $20/30,000.

Pair of Platinum, 18 Karat Gold, Colored Diamond and Diamond Earclips, Van Cleef & ArpelsPair of Platinum, 18 Karat Gold, Colored Diamond and Diamond Earclips, Van Cleef & Arpels Centering two Fancy Brown-Yellow diamonds weighing 8.08 and 7.74 carats. Estimate $100/150,000.

From the collection of Evelyn H. Lauder, sold to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Platinum, Colored Stone, Diamond and Enamel ‘Tutti Frutti’ Bracelet, Cartier, New York, circa 1928.Platinum, Colored Stone, Diamond and Enamel ‘Tutti Frutti’ Bracelet, Cartier, New York, circa 1928. Estimate: $750,000/1 million.

Platinum, Colored Stone, Diamond and Enamel ‘Tutti Frutti’ Bracelet, Cartier, New York, circa 1928. Estimate $750,0001 million.Platinum, Colored Stone, Diamond and Enamel ‘Tutti Frutti’ Bracelet, Cartier, New York, circa 1928. Estimate: $750,000/1 million.

This magnificent, very rare ‘Tutti Frutti’ bracelet is featured in Hans Nadelhoffer’s seminal book, Cartier: Jewelers Extraordinary. Boasting ripe rubies and emeralds interspersed with spherical onyx berries issuing from diamond-set stems, the piece’s organic qualities are balanced by a symmetry that is both elegant and sophisticated. The focused color palette, absent of sapphires, suggests the piece may have been a special commission. The telltale zig-zag of black enamel, however, is tantamount to a signature, making this piece at once a masterpiece of Art Deco design and quintessentially Cartier.

Van Cleef & Arpels Mystery-Set Ruby Sappihre Diamond Platinum EarclipsPair of Platinum, Diamond and Mystery-Set Colored Stone Pendant-Earclips, Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate $200/300,000.


Van Cleef & Arpels Mystery-Set Ruby Diamond Platinum Earclips YakymourPair of Platinum, Diamond and Ruby Mystery Pendant-Earclips, Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate $200/300,000.

The tops of feathered design set with round diamonds weighing approximately 5.00 carats. With two pairs of interchangeable pendants, one pair set with calibré-cut sapphires accented by round diamonds weighing approximately 1.30 carats, the second pair set with calibré-cut rubies accented by round diamonds weighing approximately 1.25 carats.

Platinum, Diamond, Sapphire and Emerald Bracelet, Oscar Heyman & Brothers, circa 1925. Estimate $100-150,000.

Platinum, Diamond, Sapphire and Emerald Bracelet, Oscar Heyman & Brothers, circa 1925.

Set with three marquise-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 1.95, 1.80 and 1.80 carats, accented by smaller marquise-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 6.30 carats, further set with round, old European and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 15.00 carats, decorated with cabochon sapphires as well as calibré-cut sapphires and emeralds.




Estée Lauder Pleasures Flower


Estée lauder continues to release their famous and amazing perfumes, as well as beautiful perfumes that are part of their Pleasures Collection. This spring Pleasures Flower will show up, and is composed of most delicate flowers, with a twist of the spring atmosphere and a free spirit. The new Pleasures perfume, as well as earlier editions, evokes romantic feelings due to its flowery aroma mostly earthy and fresh rather than an intense and overwhelming smell. As the name of the perfume inspires, Estée Lauder Pleasures Flower is a fresh flowery perfume opening to impress with a pleasant mix of herbs with long-lasting flowery accords.

Estée Lauder Pleasures Flower is a spring/summer perfume ideal for daily use as it has a perfect combination of citrus with flowery notes. It opens to delight with notes of bergamot, lemon and orange along with heart notes of green leaves, peony, roses, lily of the valley and white jasmine. The base dries down with amazing accords of incense, ambrox and vetiver.


Pleasures Flower by Estée Lauder has the same bottle design as the original perfume, updated with flowery motifs that look gorgeous and modern. The design is inspired by a Spring Goddess with a flower serigraphy with a funny twist. Inspiration comes from Pop artist such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.

Estée Lauder Pleasures Flower is a limited edition perfume that will be available as 50ml Eau de Toilette.





Italian label Marni to release first ever fragrance


Italian fashion label Marni, in collaboration with Estée Lauder company, is to release a new female scent, called Marni, in February 2013.

Marni was established in 1994 and has developed a longstanding reputation for quirky prints and playful Italian tailoring. Marni now turns over in excess of $100 million every year.

Because it’s a perfume that’s quite individual, that doesn’t evoke anything in particular. It’s for a woman who dresses for herself, who doesn’t follow trends but is sophisticated and also maybe a little eccentric

Consuelo Castiglioni, founder

The scent was produced with Aramis and the Designer Fragrances division at Estée Lauder. The 65-ml eau de parfum will sell for $105 and a 120-ml size will cost $155.


The Marni fragrance line will also include body lotion, shower gel, a deodorant and a body cream. In the U.S. the brand will debut with six-month exclusive availability at Saks Fifth Avenue and will then expand to 2,000 points of sale worldwide.