Estée Lauder, Allergan create upscale skincare line

January 24, 2008

National report - The line between cosmetics and aesthetic medicine are further blurring with the recent partnering of Estée Lauder (through their Clinique brand) and Allergan.

National report

- The line between cosmetics and aesthetic medicine are further blurring with the recent partnering of Estée Lauder (through their Clinique brand) and Allergan, who are together creating an upscale skincare line to be available only through physicians’offices, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The pairing sets to combine the wide-appeal and product formulation expertise of Clinique with Allergan’s clout among dermatologists, plastic surgeons and other physicians involved in cosmetic treatments, wsj.com reports.

The new cosmeceutical line will be priced at a premium over retail-store Clinique products due to their medical-grade ingredients, and some will even be created to speed recovery of cosmetic procedures, such as laser treatments and microdermabrasion.