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Estée Lauder Beauty: A Timeline of Key Events

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Estée Lauder started out life in New York City in 1946 when Estée Lauder and husband Joseph Lauder started selling cosmetics. Back then, the company carried four products: a cleansing oil, a skin lotion, an all-purpose creme and a creme pack. Now, the company boasts a portfolio of over 25 prestige brands and $14.9 billion in annual revenues.

  • Skincare is driving growth and accounts for 44% of revenues.
  • Its portfolio includes four brands with net sales over $1 billion.
  • Travel retail is huge: Some 18% of revenues come from Chinese travelers.
  • Chinese consumers account for around a quarter of sales.

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