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I'm made it past 50! married for over half my life, have 3 kids all grown and I'm loving this part of my life.I was a nurse in my younger days but an unhealthy dose of rheumatoid arthritis put a damper on my career,so I'm at home with the internet.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator review

I haven't really included product reviews in my blog, but I am impressed with this product and would like to share.

I was lucky to be chosen by Younger You website to test the new Estee Lauder’s Even Skintone Illuminator before the product launch in Australia.

Estee Lauder says: In just 2 weeks: 62% of women showed a significant improvement in skintone in a clinical test. Over time skin looks noticeably clearer and brighter, vibrant and more even-toned. This intensive, yet gentle oil-free serum features powerful technologies to address the look of every key sign of uneven skintone:

1. Triple-Optic Technology provides skin with a brighter, more luminous look from the very first application.
2. CorrectTone Technology visibly reduces uneven skintone in 2 weeks, while anti-oxidants help prevent its re-appearance.

Imagine skin so incredibly clear, even-toned and radiant, you have nothing to hide. Proven gentle and effective for all ethnicities.

With those claims I was skeptical but excited to try it

As you all know I have Rhuematoid Arthritis. My skin was looking pretty rough ,puffy, tired and uneven,small white patches from old skin infections ,darker patches and with big dark circles under my eyes. I also have been plagued over the last few months with a very large area of exma starting from under my nostrils to the side of my nose and mouth, it was flaring and lumpy, itchy every few days, would recede but leave me a bright strawberry mark and then flare again.Horrid.Hence why no photos of me here.....Yes I'm vain....even with you guys...

The product arrived beautifully packaged in an Estee Lauder bag and the bottle is elegant and exxy looking.,I love the aqua colour with the gold.

It is easy to pump,doesn't give you too much,so no waste .It applies well, feels like silk and glides on easily and absorbs immediately. No greasy afterfeel at all.

I had quicker results than the other ladies who left reviews on facebook . Within a few days my skin was feeling smoother, like a babys bum . I think its a brilliant moisturiser as well as illuminator and I stopped using my normal moisturiser.Within the first week the excema seemed to settle. I didn’t expect that the excema would dissapear but it has reduced significantly. I still have a small patch in the crease beside my nose, but the rest is gone. Can’t thank Estee Lauder enough for that one!!! I had been using an antimflamatory cream and an antibiotic cream to no avail.

It is 3 weeks into the trial now , my dark circles under my eyes have gone , my daughters and husband have noticed this and that my skin looks softer and smoother. The little white scarring is gone, my skin looks more even .

I look forward to continued improvement, ahhh if only it could get rid of freckles LOL but seriously, my skin looks and feels better overall everyday.

I am extremely happily extatic with the product and my only complaint is the cost.At $150 for the larger bottle,I'm povo, on a disability pension,it's just beyond my means. I’m using it as sparingly as I can.

Fingers crossed Estee Lauder may notice my review and send me another bottle :)


  1. I'm afraid it is really hard to read this post because of the black background.

  2. weird, I cut and paste it from my wordpad, I'll go fix, thanks for letting me know. I should really preview before posting huh..

  3. Sounds heavenly! But the price...eeek! I am using the Forever Aloe Products at the moment (there is a link on my site) for the same reason as I have patches like you on my face. It has really helped and I've been using them for 3 years now. I love the products so much I became a distributor just so that I could get the discount!!! I don't make money but I now get the products cheaper.

  4. Wow- it's wonderful to find a product that really helps. I wish it wasn't so expensive. Like lynylou, I like aloe vera products and sometimes just break off a part of one of the plants of it we have and use it straight from nature.

  5. I love Estee Lauder skin care products- I'll have to give this one a shot! I have a great complexion but the most uneven skintone {lots of red} so this would definitely be worth trying!

  6. It sounds great, but expensive!

    I'm glad it's helping your skin so much.

    Hopefully they'll like your review and send you more!

  7. I have terrible circles under my eyes so I could totally use this and yet...$150! That is a ton to spend on face cream so I'm on the fence about this one!

  8. Thanks for the review. I have wanted to try it, but with the hefty price tag have been unsure.

    Definitely will give it some thought...

  9. The price is ridiculous but after it's on the market for awhile, you can probably buy it on Ebay at a much cheaper price. So glad it worked for you! They should send you another bottle as a thank you for trying it for us and being honest!

  10. Glad it worked for you, but I can't get past the price. I wish I had a money tree in the back yard.

  11. lyndy...yes the price!! so much more I could spend it on. I will have a look at the aloe product, handy to know you are a distributor :)

    shelly so do I, and it seems you have to use it constantly too, i missed a day and could feel the difference,not a lot, but i imagine it might go back to how it was after a while if not using it.

    stephanie, I do think its remarkable stuff.wish id done before and after pic.

    Dina, yes precious drops lol i hope so, i put a link to the review on their facebook website ,so they cant miss it lolapparantly we get thankyou gifts, i haven't recieved mine yet though.

    ameena, I know, I wouldnt be able to justify it.....think xmas gift lol

    julianna, its hefty alrright! Why does it need to be so exxy?

    BB, never thought of that! ebay, i will check next year some time. The definately should LOL

    cube..if you find a money tree, I'll get you to graft me one on a rose bush or something lol

  12. I have very sensitive, pale, acne-prone, freckled skin with rosacea. Most products, especially very “chemically” ones, are especially rough on my skin. I still purchased the LadySoma Renewal Serum on a whim in an attempt to lighten the new age spot on my cheek and was very happy with the results.

    I can’t use it EVERY night, as it causes the rosacea to flare up, but using it every other night has evened out my skin tone, did not break me out, lightened my age spot and some of my lighter freckles!

    I no longer have oily and dry spots on my skin either- something I’ve dealt with my entire life.

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