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Who We Are

We are the global leader in prestige beauty — delighting consumers with transformative products and experiences, inspiring them to express their individual beauty. We are the only company focused solely on prestige makeup, skin care, fragrance and hair care with a diverse portfolio of brands sold in approximately 150 countries and territories. Infused throughout our organization is a passion for creativity and innovation — a desire to push the boundaries and invent the unexpected — as we continue the bold work of our founder Estée Lauder.

  • 4Major product categories
  • 150±Countries & Territories
  • $17.7 bnTotal Net Sales
  • 60K+Employees worldwide


Key Moments from Our History

Four products

1946: Introducing Four Original Products

Mrs. Estée Lauder develops her own beauty line starting with four products including an all-purpose skin cream which she sells in Manhattan beauty salons, giving free demonstrations and makeovers.

Estoderme by Estee Lauder

1953: Youth Dew Sensation

The Company’s first important product is Estoderme Youth-Dew Cream, with an egg in every jar. It steals the heart of the Harper’s Bazaar's editor-in-chief which seals its success.


1963: Aramis Transforms Men's Fragrance

The recognizable and refined scent and tortoiseshell packaging remain timeless, crossing beyond age groups and fads for years to come.


1968: Technology Meets Beauty

The 3-Step Skin Care System – a daily cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing routine – marks the first use of technology to match cosmetics to different skin types.

The Estee Lauder Woman

1970: The Estée Lauder woman

Karen Graham is hired to reflect the ideal Estée Lauder woman: elegant, successful, sensual, and smart. The model will represent the brand for the next 15 years in luxury advertising campaigns.

Estee Lauder Night Repair

1982: Ground-breaking Overnight Skin Repair

Mrs. Estée Lauder learns that night time is the best time to repair skin. She creates Night Repair, a serum that speeds up the natural repair of damaged cells overnight to reduce the signs of aging.

Viva Glam

1994: A New Model for Cause Giving

The M•A•C AIDS Fund is created and VIVA GLAM Lipsticks launch with drag queen RuPaul as spokesperson. An unprecedented 100% of the purchase price benefits people affected by HIV/AIDS.

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