Armand Petitjean created Lancôme in the mid-1930s during a major economic crisis. For over 80 years, Lancôme has epitomized beauty, with a French accent. The world's leading luxury beauty brand started with one man, but quickly grew to a thousand boutiques around France, helmed by knowledgeable ambassadresses.
Today, the legacy of Lancôme expertise continues on through industry-leading National Makeup Artists, and the brand continues to be ranged in luxury beauty houses worldwide today, delivering on the Lancôme vision of beauty for all. Lancôme's mission is to make women more beautiful by making them happier.