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What are the best Estee Lauder skincare products?

I use steer clear from high-end skincare. Lancome, Chanel, & co excel at creating amazing makeup products, but their skincare offerings leave a lot to be desired.

They charge you premium prices for the most basic formulas. You’re lucky if you can find one lonely antioxidant in there. And you can be sure they’ve put it in a jar to kill it off faster. 🙄

Estee Lauder is the exception. If you want to go high-end, this is the brand to check out.

Unlike its rivals, Estee Lauder knows how to create skincare products that do more than just moisturize skin (cos, seriously, for that price, a serum should make me coffee too).

Sure, it has its duds too. But don’t worry, you’ll steer clear of those and go straight to the stuff that works. Here are the best Estee Lauder skincare products:

Best For Mature Skin: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules ($110.00/£89.00)

If you have to splurge $110 on skincare, it’d better work, right? Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules does. Each little capsule – there are 60 in total – contains a bunch of natural oils that deeply moisturize skin and plant antioxidants to keep wrinkles at bay. It makes skin soft and smooth, strengthens your skin protective barrier so harsh weather can’t dry it out and helps prevent premature wrinkles. Due to the oil base, it’s more suitable for dry skin.

Available at: Feel Unique and Selfridges

Related: How To Strengthen Your Skin’s Protective Barrier (And Why It Matters) 


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Best For Anti-Aging: Estee Lauder Perfectionist [CP+R] Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum ($68.00/$60.00)

Estee Lauder Perfectionist [CP+R] Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum is one of the most popular products from the brand – and for a good reason. The silicones (they don’t suffocate skin!) smooth out wrinkles in the long term so you look instantly younger. In the long term, the generous amount of antioxidants helps prevent new ones from forming too soon. The texture’s lightweight and suitable for all skin types.

Available at: Feel UniqueNordstrom, Sephora and Ulta

Related: Are Silicones Bad For Skin?

Best For Oily Skin: Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 ($78.00/£105.00)

First things first: Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 can’t firm skin. Once skin has sagged, only surgery can lift it again. “Firming” peptide aside, the rest of the formula is very similar to Estee Lauder Perfectionist [CP+R] Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum. Silicones fill in fine lines and wrinkles so they look smaller while antioxidants prevent new ones from forming. What changes is the texture. This one is lighter, making it a better choice for combination and oilier skin types.

Available at: Look Fantastic, Selfridges, Sephora, and Ulta

Related: How To Care For Combination Skin

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Best For Sensitive Skin: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II ($98.00/£55.00)

If youhave sensitive skin that gets triggered easily, try it Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II. What makes it so special? The lactobacillus base. It helps strengthens your skin’s protective barrier and soothe irritations while the antioxidants fight off free radicals before they give you wrinkles. It dries a little tacky, but if you’re cool with that, you’ll like this.

Available at: DebenhamsFeel Unique, Harrods and Sephora

Related: What’s The Deal With Bacteria In My Skincare?

Best Cleanser: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm ($45.00/£38.00)

Struggling to remove stubborn makeup? Get yourself a jar of Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm. The oily base (saffron and coconut) melt away all traces of long-lasting foundation, makeup and other impurities without drying out your skin. If you’ve got oily skin, it may be a little too thick and greasy for you, but then that’s a problem your skin type has with all balm cleansers. The real con is that it includes fragrance but hey, at least it doesn’t stay on the skin long.

Available at: Feel Unique, Nordstrom and Selfridges

Related: How To Choose The Best Type Of Cleanser For Your Skin Type

What do you think are the best Estee Lauder products? Share them in the comments below.