A skincare industry veteran, Ricardo Quintero joined The Estee Lauder Companies in 1999 and served as Senior Vice President, Global General Manager, Clinique. Prior to this role, he held several international positions including Senior Vice President, General Manager of Clinique International, overseeing the Clinique business outside of North America. He also served as General Manager for The Estee Lauder Companies in South Korea and Mexico. Earlier in his career, Ricardo developed his marketing acumen at Pepsico and Procter & Gamble in his native country of Mexico.
These various roles gave Ricardo a chance to lead some of the most dynamic beauty industry launches that have ever happe
Pilar Quintero has always lived a life that balances diversity with a strong sense of heritage and the power of the feminine. She was born and raised in Mexico City to an American mother and a Mexican father and is one of five daughters. Having a family with so many strong women surrounding her gave her a special perspective into what women want and need in their everyday lives.
She attended Mexico’s all women School of Hospitality (ESDAI) at the Universidad Panamericana where she obtained her degree in Administration and Hospitality. In 1991, Pilar married Ricardo and had four children (now ages 10 to 25). After the birth of her second child, Pilar ran a successful small business that
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Between sweat, humidity and environmental assaults encountered in the great outdoors, exercise can be tough on our skin. And while we don’t advocate wearing a full face of makeup while working out, there’s no reason to look like a hot mess either. As the wellness movement grows, we’ve seen the dawn an entirely new category of products designed specifically for use before, during and after active endeavors, and here are our picks…
CliniqueFIT Workout Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 40
Whether you’re hitting Pilates, Crossfit or just running errands around town, this lightweight foundation helps even out skin tone and disguise imperfections with medium coverage that stands up to sweat
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What did we do before vitamin C? For starters, we got scurvy (but that was a long time ago). As far as our skin is concerned, research began to shed light on the beneficial effects of this antioxidant back in the late 90s, and advances in technology have helped optimize potency, absorption and its visible anti-aging effects. Known to stimulate collagen production and brighten the complexion, liquid-based serums were the only way to give your skin its daily dose before SkinCeuticals introduced their groundbreaking Phloretin CF Gel in 2011. But today, these alternative vitamin C formulations are having their moment in the limelight.
Vitabrid C12 FACE Brightening Powder ($60)