Re: Clinique or Estee Lauder? Help please!Welcome to MUT! My reccomendation would be for Estee Lauder, as I have liked several of their skin care products in the past & have not had as much luch with Clinique...But I'm just 1 person, and it could be completely different for your skin type...Maybe you could get a basic skin care product from both lines(e.g. Estee Lauder Idealist Skin Refinisher & Clinique Total Turnaround Skin Recovery--similar,gentle exfoliants, very importsnty for skincare) and see which you like best...or,better yet of course, buy something smaller,and try & get a sample of these...Ask SAs from both lines what a basic skin care regime would amount to(how many products, what they would do, how much money,etc.) See which brand seems to address more attentively YOUR specific concerns regarding your skin--one line probably IS potentially better for you than the other. I read several years ago that the average Clinique client age is 30...It is definitely older than this for Estee Lauder,(my mother & grandmother both use it!) and I think personally that its skin care products are targetted for more mature skin types than Cliniques--just my opinion of course. Maybe you could look at their 2 websites(try gloss.com)and compare/contrast their age delayals/moisturizers. Which ones SOUND best for you..it's not that much to go on,I know, but I'm just not sure how many companies these days are giving out skin care samples...Go ahead though & ask! And good luck with everything!