Who is Clinique?
In 1968 Clinique launched as the first ever dermatologist inspired, Allergy Tested, 100% Fragrance Free line of skin care products – and quickly became a classic. Nearly 40 years later it has become the number one prestige line of skincare and cosmetics in the United States and has expanded into 130 countries worldwide. So, whether you are an old friend or a new acquaintance, we wanted to help you get to know Clinique a little better.
Q. When did Clinique launch?
A. Clinique was born in 1968 as the first dermatologist guided, Allergy Tested, Fragrance Free brand. This revolutionary brand was a marriage between the Estee Lauder Company, Vogue editor Carol Phillips and esteemed dermatologist Norman Orentreich, M.D.
Q. How is Clinique different from other brands? What makes it unique?
A. As the first full line of allergy tested, fragrance free, dermatologist inspired skin care products; Clinique is uniquely custom-fit for every skin type. Clinique has helped millions of women and men get great skin as well as address special needs and concerns like fine lines and wrinkles, discolouration and acne. Clinique maintains its heritage by remaining at the forefront of scientific research in the area of skin biology to bring customers the best products possible.
Q. What does Allergy Tested and 100% Fragrance Free mean?
A. All Clinique products are Allergy Tested. Allergy Tested means they have been clinically tested by a medical research organisation, under the supervision of dermatologists. Using repeat-insult tests, 7,200 applications of a product are applied under closed patches on 600 people. If anyone in the test group demonstrates allergic contact dermatitis, the Clinique product is not released for manufacture. Additionally because fragrance is the most common cause of sensitivities and allergic reaction, Clinique products are 100% Fragrance Free.
Q. What is Clinique’s 3-Step System?
A. The cornerstone of the brand was – and is – the now famous 3-Step Skin Care System: a daily cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing regime. Custom fit for dry, oily or combination skin, the 3-Step regime is designed to help all skins achieve pure radiance. The 3-Step Skin Care System is comprised of Facial Soap to cleanse, Clarifying Lotion to exfoliate and best-selling Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion to moisturize.
Q. Where is Clinique available?
A. Clinique is available locally at Life Pharmacy, Shore City, Takapuna.
Cherene Williams, and Mayra Jaber are both highly qualified Clinique consultants who can share their extensive knowledge of both the skin and Clinique to advise on your personal skin care needs.