The Estee Lauder company was founded by Estee and Joseph Lauder in New York in 1946. The successful brand started with a cream made by one of Estee Lauder's uncles, who was a chemist, in a garage behind her parents' house. Today, the group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of skincare, make-up and fragrance in the prestige market and s particularly successful in the skincare and make-up segments with innovative products.