Estee Lauder Skin Care

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Estee Lauder skin care is renowned for its innovative, advanced products for the face and body.

About Estee Lauder

It all started in 1946 with a jar of skin cream. Decades later, the company founded by beauty pioneer Estee Lauder is a worldwide leader in the beauty industry. Specializing in makeup, fragrance and innovative skin care, Estee Lauder's products are a fusion of science and beauty.

Your Skincare Solution

One look at any department store skin care lineup is enough to send anyone running in the other direction. The bottles look the same, the names sound like a foreign language and, frankly, maybe you aren't quite so sure what all of those fancy ingredients are for, anyway.

Estee Lauder's approach is user-friendly. The technologically-advanced company is backed by the findings and support of Dr. Daniel Maes, a senior research scientist who has been with the company since 1991. In addition to serving as Vice President of Research and Development for Estee Lauder Laboratories, he also plays a role in developing the brand's cutting edge skin care products.

What this means for the consumer is simple. Estee Lauder's web site features a Skincare Finder that makes choosing the right products a snap. The Finder focuses on three categories, each featuring a very brief questionnaire that focuses on your skin's primary concerns.

  • Skin Care focuses on:
  1. Revitalizing dry and dull skin
  2. Preventing signs of aging
  3. Diminishing the appearance of wrinkles
  4. Achieving a firmer, more lifted look
  • Eye Care focuses on:
  1. Moisturizing parched skin
  2. Refinishing and smoothing skin
  3. Repairing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  4. Achieving a firmer, more lifted look
  5. Diminishing the appearance of wrinkles
  • Specialty Care focuses on:
  1. Targeted benefits for extra-intensive skin care
  2. At-home alternatives to microdermabrasion

The Estee Lauder Skin Care Collection

Estee Lauder skin care is comprised of different categories. Each category includes several different formulas designed for varying skin types.


The company is particularly renowned for their anti-aging moisturizers, but they also offer products for dry, very dry, oily and normal/combination skin. Among them are the following:

  • DayWear: Formulated to help prevent the visible signs of aging
  • Hydra Complete: Softening, smoothing and revitalizing protection in cream and lotion forms
  • Future Perfect: Formulated to quickly reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • Resilience Lift Extreme: Intense lifting and firming emollient
  • Skin Perfecting: Nourishing and firming cream
  • Clear Difference: Mattifying lotion for oily skin types
  • Estoderme Emulsion: Saturates skin with intense moisture (Note: This contains fragrance, so it may not be appropriate for those with sensitive skin.)
  • Swiss Performing Extract: Promotes skin's elasticity and tone
  • Age-Controlling Creme: Controls visible signs of aging

Eye Care

Selecting an eye cream doesn't have to be complicated. Focusing on several specific needs, Estee Lauder offers an eye product for everyone.

  • Future Perfect: Formulated to quickly reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • Advanced Night Repair: Overnight treatment formulated to treat lines, puffiness, dryness and dark circles
  • Resilience Lift Extreme: Brightens, lifts and firms
  • Idealist: Smoothing, revitalizing and appropriate to wear underneath makeup
  • Hydra Complete: Intense moisture for the delicate eye area
  • Re-Nutriv: Brightening, soothing, lifting, hydrating and strengthening
  • Eyzone: Repair gel for combating puffiness

Cleansers and Toners

A gentle cleanser formulated for your skin type is an essential part of your daily regimen. These products include the always-necessary cleanser and the optional toner.

  • Perfectly Clean: Rebalances the skin by hydrating dry areas while managing oily sections
  • Sparkling Clean: Purifying collection for oily skin infused with soothing lemongrass, cucumber and lotus flower
  • Soft Clean: Richly hydrating collection for dry skin infused with passion flower and edelweiss
  • Take It Away: Quick, convenient makeup removers in liquid and towelette forms

Masks and Exfoliators

Many individuals benefit from the addition of a healing mask or exfoliating scrub to their regimen. These products aren't necessary, but special concerns are often addressed by a targeted mask or scrub.

  • Resilience Lift Extreme: Intensive, ultra-lifting mask that brightens and firms tired, dull skin
  • Idealist Micro-D: At-home microdermabrasion scrub formulated to minimize pores and reveal radiant skin
  • So Polished: Marine extract- and volcanic ash-infused scrub formulated to illuminate and relax with Hawaiian pineapple, coconut and jasmine extracts

Repair Serums

Estee Lauder's lineup includes several reparative serums. These liquid concentrates each focus on different tasks.

  • Advanced Night Repair: Neutralizes free radicals (responsible for visible signs of aging), soothes irritation and locks in moisture.
  • Perfectionist: Corrects deep wrinkles and fills in expression and fine lines
  • Idealist: Refreshes skin by shrinking pores and eliminating flakes and redness
  • Diminish: Gentle retinol treatment formulated to combat wrinkles
  • Fruition Extra: Multi-hydroxy acid treatment formulated to reduce dullness, discoloration and uneven texture (Note: Combining a hydroxy treatment with one containing retinol can be harmful to the skin.)

Where to Purchase

Estee Lauder products are available worldwide at fine department stores, and online at the following:

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