Lancome, Shiseido, Dior, Chanel… who doesn’t love their makeup?
It’s their skincare stuff that leaves a lot to be desired. These high-end brands love to charge 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. 🙄
But… there’s an exception. Estee Lauder. If you want to go high-end, this is the brand to check out.
Unlike its cousins, 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:
Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening UV Protector SPF50 ($50.00/£45.00)
Despite the high SPF, Estee Lauder Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening UV Protector SPF 50 has a lightweight texture that applies like a dream and moisturises skin well. In fact, if you’re on the oily side, this may be too moisturising for you! The sun protection comes from synthetic UV filters that are totally safe for most people but could irritate sensitive skin. But if you prefer synthetic to mineral sunscreens, this is a great option to consider. It has a dewy finish and makes a great base for makeup.
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.
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.
Related: Are Silicones Bad For Skin?
Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II ($98.00/£55.00)
Sorry, Perfectionist. You’re good but the true Estee Lauder star is 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.
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.
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