Estee Lauder Companies, a beauty company, was founded in 1946 by Joseph and Estee Lauder. When it first began, the New York-based company carried four products. The couple opened their first department store account at Saks Fifth Avenue and, over the next 15 years, built a succes... Read Moresful multinational company. Today, Estee Lauder is sold in department stores worldwide and also has a chain of freestanding retail stores. Estee Lauder operates 27 brands, including Aveda, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Coach, Kiton, M-A-C, Michael Kors, Origins, Smashbox, and Tom Ford beauty products. The brands encompass a variety of products, including Estee Lauder makeup, skin care products, and fragrances. Bestselling fragrances include Estee Lauder Pleasures and Pleasures for Men, Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude, and Beautiful by Estee Lauder perfumes lines. Other popular products from Estee Lauder include night creams, wrinkle serums, skin tone illuminators, and Estee Lauder foundations. The company also produces a successful age-defying cream, Re-Nutriv, sold in department stores nationwide.