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Norman Orentreich, Founding Dermatologist of Clinique, Dies

Dermatologist Norman Orentreich died Wednesday in New York. He was 96 years old.
The cause of death could not be learned at press time.
Orentreich was best known as the founding dermatologist of Clinique, which he created under the auspices of the Estée Lauder Cos. in 1968 with former Vogue beauty editor Carol Phillips.
The two met when Philips and Orentreich co-wrote a magazine story titled, “Can Great Skin Be Created?” Estée Lauder recruited Phillips after reading the piece, and asked the duo to create a brand based on it. At launch, Clinique consisted of the now famous, three-step skin-care system: cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize, and was the first dermatologist-created, fragrance-free and allergy-tested line in the prestige market.
Today, it is the number-one prestige brand in the U.S. by sales, according to the NPD Group, with multiple products that have achieved the status of industry icons. One bottle of Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ is sold every five seconds, for example. The brand’s success has helped propel Lauder over the last 50 years into the world’s leading prestige beauty manufacturer and the third largest global beauty manufacturer overall.
“For more than 50 years, Norman has been my friend, colleague and partner,” said Leonard A. Lauder, chairman

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