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There are few beauty brands whose name rings bells in the beauty space like Estee Lauder. A global beauty company with a portfolio that spans across makeup, skin care, hair care, and fragrance, Estee Lauder is a leader in beauty and has been for decades. Launching in 1946 with just four simple skin care products, Estee Lauder was able to change the beauty industry forever. Over the past few decades, Estee Lauder has continued to blossom into the legacy brand we know today, expanding into Estee Lauder Companies and acquiring complimentary beauty companies and indie brands along the way.

What are the Best Skin Care Products of 2019?

Estee Lauder: A Complete History

Estee Lauder was created in the early 1940’s by Josephine Esther Mentzer. Due to her relation to a Hungarian chemist, Josephine—who went by the name Estee, became educated in the world of skin care and the special attributes needed to develop face creams. While it may seem like this would be the natural start of Estee Lauder’s career, she initially pursued a different career path in acting based on her belief that the epitome of beauty could be found within actresses. Her career in show business was quite short as it didn’t take long for Estee Lauder to feel the pull back to her origins of skin care and the desire to create face creams with her name on them.

Looking towards her roots, Estee Lauder relied on the knowledge she had gained along the way. Details like taking care to cleanse the skin with gentle cleansers like oils instead of harsh chemicals that were known to strip the skin became an important aspect. By 1946, Estee Lauder and her husband Joseph Lauder were ready to release their skin care products to the world. Or to New York City at least. With just four simple products designed to provide you with healthy, beautiful skin, the Estee Lauder brand was born.

The first iteration of Estee Lauder consisted of the Estee Lauder Cleansing Oil, Estee Lauder Skin Lotion, Estee Lauder Super Rich All Purpose Creme, and the Estee Lauder Creme Pack. It would only take two years after their creation for Saks Fifth Avenue to pick up the Estee Lauder brand, helping it to become one of the most celebrated and recognized beauty companies in the world.

In the following decades after Estee Lauder’s groundbreaking Saks Fifth Avenue launch, the brand took an innovative approach to selling. With each product bought, customers would leave with an assortment of free samples, further pulling them into the magic and effectiveness of the Estee Lauder brand. By 1960, Estee Lauder had grown from a national beauty brand to an international one establishing offices across the world from London to Hong Kong.

The Estee Lauder brand we know today is a combination of the legendary Estee Lauder beauty lines and the parent company Estee Lauder Companies. Alongside the line that started it all you can find established beauty powerhouses like Clinique, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, and MAC along with newcomers Becca, Glam Glow, and DECIEM and more.

Estee Lauder Skin Care Products

Estee Lauder is home to countless products across the makeup, skin care, fragrance, and hair care space. It would be impossible to cover all of the beloved products under the Estee Lauder umbrella, however, there are a few that are loved amongst fans of the brand today.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair – Synchronized Recovery Complex II: If you’re concerned with fighting the signs of the age, this top-rated Estee Lauder serum is a great place to start. The Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum works to smooth and brighten the skin along with improving the texture for a naturally radiant and youthful complexion. The Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum is oil and fragrance free, non-comedogenic which means it won’t clog pores, and designed to work across skin types and complexions.

Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ – Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Creme: The name of this cream alone should advise you about the power it holds. This Estee Lauder creme is a multi-tasking cream that was created to keep skin youthful and refreshed. The secret of the Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme+ lies in its potent formulation that contains ingredients like moringa extract which works to nourish the skin and stimulate collagen production. This allows the Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme creme to reduce the appearance of common imperfections like fine lines and wrinkles while tightening the skin and boosting elasticity.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix – Synchronized Recovery: If you’re on the hunt for an eye serum that works overtime to help revitalize tired eyes, you’ve found your match. This Estee Lauder eye treatment works to deeply hydrate the sensitive skin around our eyes while boosting strength. Packed with super moisturizing hyaluronic acid, the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye helps to minimize inflammation that causes puffiness, neutralize discolorations, and smooth fines lines and wrinkles.

Estee Double Wear – Stay-in-Place Makeup: Although Estee Lauder is a brand that was built on skin care which led to its name becoming synonymous with skin today, the company has established itself as a key player in color cosmetics with its extensive offerings of makeup products. One of the most popular Estee Lauder makeup products is the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation. A long-lasting, buildable foundation that is available in 42 shades. Along with its impressive shade selection, the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation promises a full 24 hours of flawless, comfortable coverage that looks just as good at the end of the day, as when it is applied. With a water resistant and smudge proof formulation, this foundation is definitely one to try.

Estee Lauder Reviews

The legacy and the popularity of the Estee Lauder brand can almost speak for itself. This is a brand that has not only survived over decades, through economic and technical changes and a new social landscape, but it has thrived. Common Estee Lauder reviews celebrate the brand for their effective formulations that help to improve the appearance and texture of the skin. There are also countless Estee Lauder reviews that appreciate the versatility of the brand with notes that it can be used across ethnicities and skin types with positive results. And if that isn’t enough to convince you, there are a host of clinical Estee Lauder reviews that have women experiencing dramatically firmer, more hydrated, and youthful skin after use of specific Estee Lauder products.

The Best Skin Care Lines

Take a look at the very best skin care products of 2019:

The philosophy of Formulyst is long-term and effective skincare, rather than covering up any imperfections. The comprehensive line of products tackles everything from wrinkles to dark spots and dry skin. While some brands rely on unnecessary fillers and scents, Formulyst focuses on ingredients that help create results, such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. 

Advanced Dermatology
The Advanced Dermatology skin care regimen addresses the most pressing aging concerns. It can be used by men and women in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond

  • Rachel Hussain 07.03.18 Reply

    Im on the process of shopping for EL skincare and i am honestly confused what to get as the info for each line doesnt seem to be out there. Everything seems to be “anti-aging” which is i am after and has now made me confused. I am in my mid-30’s, asian, skin is free of blemishes or fine lines and i wanna keep it that way. Only concern is dryness, sensitivity (eczema) time to time and clogged pores. Please help me decide from wash, solution, creme, serum etc. Thank you.

  • Miranda Farmer 06.05.18 Reply

    This foundation has caused me to break out in hives, and have very adverse effects. I would not recommend using these products if you have sensitive skin.

  • boops 06.06.15 Reply

    All hype, nothing will permanently lift your sagging skin, only moisturize it. Overpriced and if you notice-only says will improve the “appearance” of fine lines. It has silicone and fragrances. Probably some DMAE and similar ingredients which as you will also notice do not appear any place on their website. All these are temporary at best and give the optical illusion of lift and tightening with light reflecting particles. You want lift-get facial fillers or a face lift, other than that your wasting your money.

  • anon 02.11.15 Reply

    I have always had a good experience with the advance night repair
    , It was then recommended by the product specialist that I start using the face wash. I have since then to date been struggling with the worst acne which I never had before ever. Not sure if it is the main contributing factor but what I do know is that my face had since the use gone to bad.

  • Anonymous 01.24.15 Reply

    Hi I want to try using the Estée Lauder product. My skin is combination oil and I have pies clogging problem. Also I have light pigmentation marks. Can anyone pls suggest me some simple routine for day as we’ll as night ?

  • Pamela 12.28.14 Reply

    Hi ! I’m 26 years old ,I’m excited to use Estée Lauder products but I got a little confuse when I saw that Estée Lauder have a different colors sets . So which color of sets would I have to pick for my age . I need a cleanser, day cream , night cream ,makeup remover , eye cream, liquid foundation and a toner . Respond as soon as
    Thank you

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  • Nancy 10.09.14 Reply

    Which eye cream works better to firm and soften wrinkles around the eyes: RESILIENCE LIFT Firming/Sculpting Eye Cream or RE-NUTRIV Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Eye Cream? I am 65.

  • Anonymous 09.08.14 Reply

    And is this common knowledge? Or, how do you know this?

  • Nic 08.17.14 Reply

    Hi, I just started using Estee Lauder products and must admit they are just fantastic.
    After carefully reading the EL official site and depending on my skin type which is oily/comb…I went and bought the following products:
    Day wear spf 15,
    Perfectionist serum,
    Idealist serum,
    ANR II,
    Resilience eye cream and they gave me the ANR eye cream as a present.
    Anyhow, my question is ,cause I did not ask the sales rep, my mistake, seeing I have the idealist serum and the perfectionist…what goes on first..can they be put on together or should I simply place on the perfectionist to help ease the few lines and wrinkles on my forehead ….on the rest of the face I do not have any lines/wrinkles.
    If someone could be kind enough to write out the steps on how I should should place on the products am and pm…I’d honestly appreciate it.
    By the way if you could also recommend me a night cream,,day wear does not have a night cream! As I said I have an oily/com skin type and I’m 50 years of age.
    Thank you in advance for the help…..Take care.

  • Fer 08.16.14 Reply

    Hi! Time Zone is for younger skins to prevent the early effects of aging and focuses on hydration and delivery of antioxidants while Resilient is for more mature skins already showing expression lines and focuses on firming along with the other effects of Time Zone

  • Alice 07.21.14 Reply

    What is the difference between the Time Zone line and the Resilient Lift line?

  • Anonymous 04.05.14 Reply

    Ruth, I work at a Dillard’s Estée Lauder in Louisville, Ky. If you need anything at All call me! 502-893-4400 ext 5025. My name is Cindy and we can ship you anything you need for free.!!

  • Casey 11.24.13 Reply

    Also, if you are looking for the simple system but want all the benefits, try our revitalizing supreme (suh-prem) we call it global surpeme, it has intuitive technology, it recognizes what your skin needs, and corrects it. It takes place of the Hydrationist, Day wear, and advanced time zone. It is best paired with Advanced night repair. It is, again, for every person, unless they don’t like the feel or texture. It doesn’t cover lifting, but 90% of women noticed firmer skin. It is my favorite and i feel great when i wear it

  • Casey 11.24.13 Reply

    I an an estee lauder beauty adviser at Macy’s. It is a law in China to test all skin care products on animals. Which is sad, but that won’t change. estee lauder does not test on animals in America. Back to the products, they are amazing, enough said 🙂

  • Denise 09.12.13 Reply

    I have always been an Estee Lauder, Now I am using Estee Lauder Time Zone Eye Creme and Night Cream. I love these product and use it daily. I tried Ideelist but I did not see a result and stopped using it. I prefer a simple skin care routine as I do not have the time to apply many different products.

  • jennifer 09.03.13 Reply

    I loved reading what everyone had to say about their favorite products. I have worked for Estee Lauder for 7 years now and of course I too love the product. Not just because I work for the company but because they offer an array of products for women with different concerns, ages, and skin types. Personally my top fav’s are ReNutriv Intensive Age Renewal creme (its a “super creme” – meaning it has a dual functionality of serum & moisture in one) Ultimate Radiance foundation and let’s not leave out ANR. I do want to clarify Megan’s comment about ReNutriv only catering to “older” skin, although most women who use it are mature but it is formulated in a way that it is suitable for all women. I’m 30 yrs old with a normal/combo skin and the products target my concerns. If you haven’t tried it, heard of it, scared to ask etc….I hope I’ve helped with easing you into asking for a consultation(although unfortunately it is not available at every counter you visit) but if its close to you….go check it out. Yes you spend a little more but again, they are all “super cremes” giving you the option to use a serum for extra benefit or just the creme…genious!

  • Grace 08.28.13 Reply

    I am in my mid 50s and have deep wrinkles and lines on my face and around my eyes. I have been using Estee Lauder since I first received samples from my grandmother and have seen the launches idealist, perfectionist, re nutriv, resilience lift and daywear. They are all great products and if you can afford the range go for it, it is better money spent than on botox + it is natural.

  • Ruth 08.20.13 Reply

    First of all, I am a big fan of Estee Lauder skin care products. My skin has never looked as good as it does now and I have just starting using Estee Lauder earlier this month. Well worth the price tag. I wish I had a Sephora in my town as I love beauty products and the store that sells Estee Lauder in my town doesn’t have the entire range and most of the time it is unattended so it is a challenge getting their opinion.

  • Estee Lauder Skin Care Review 08.13.13 Reply

    I used to swear by Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Age Renewel Cream until they brought out Resilience Lift. This is a firming product that irons out wrinkles and tightens the face. It works if you use it for long enough. And of course Estee Lauder serums are wonderful. I use both Ideelist and Perfectionist and they have been doing wonders for my face.

  • Megan 08.02.13 Reply

    I use the Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Range (Including Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Eye Creme, Re-Nutri Softening Lotion and now Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Creme). You can add Advanced Night Repair and Ideelist to the range. Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv is for older sky types with wrinkles and it is more moisturizing and a thicker product than the other brands. It is full of goodness. I have to put it straight after I am out of the shower or my skin is in pain.

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