Saturday, April 14, 2018

My Estee Lauder Skincare Recommendation

I get asked so many times about skincare products both on and offline.  I am proud to say, one part of my body that I'm extremely proud of is my skin --- not because they're perfect.  But because I take care of it through the years investing on products that works for me, it's actually one reason how this Blog started.  In my quest for good skincare regimen.

My friends can attest to it that whenever they ask for recommendations for anti-aging skincare line, I always mention Estee Lauder because I know it really works!  (Estee Lauder for anti-aging, Clinique for basic skincare).

Which particular Estee Lauder product you ask?  It pays to visit them and have your skin analyzed, but here are just some of the many Estee Lauder products I've used and found effective through the years.  Are you ready?

Barefaced: Current Skin Condition

a photo of nikki tiu barefaced

Let's start with the ones I've used multiple times, this is actually my 3rd bottle!  The Estee Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion (Php3,220.00 for 50ml). 

Read 2014 review here

a photo of Estee Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion

Micro and mighty. This groundbreaking essence-in-lotion activates and strengthens skin's foundation to reveal its youthful, angelic glow.MICRO TARGETED: penetrates deeply and rapidly within skin's surface to renew and rebalance.MICRO NOURISHING: delivers a precise concentration of exclusive Micro-Nutrient Bio-Ferment to nourish and energize.MICRO ACTIVE: Activates multiple natural pro-youth abilities to replenish skin.

AMW says ---
I used to think this is a useless product as I don't see immediate results after finishing up the first bottle.  After using the 2nd, I realized how this product helps keep my skin more hydrated, smoother and soft!  I tried not using it for awhile and the difference that I saw is how I needed to spritz on moisture midday more often than using such product.

Expect this to feel like applying water on your face!  If you want to control the amount to use on your skin, apply with a cotton pad, as for me, I like pouring a good amount on my clean hands, massage on my face and gently pat to keep warm until the product gets absorbed completely.  My face is soft, so as my hands!

Advanced Night Repair  Synchronized Recovery Complex II (Php4,100.00)

a photo of Advanced Night Repair  Synchronized Recovery Complex II

Powerful nighttime renewal for radiant, youthful-looking skin. Instantly adds radiance. Intensely hydrates.Tested and proven: Advanced Night Repair dramatically reduces the look of all key signs of aging.
AMW says ---
This is also just one of the many few Estee Lauder products that I've purchased and repurchased for both me and my mom-in-law.  This is the type of serum that I use even ALONE on nights I'm too lazy to do more than 2 steps!  

If I MUST just pick ONE Estee Lauder skincare product, you may start with this one as it works for ALL skin types!  I like how the texture is smooth and gets absorbed into skin without the greasy and oily feel.  So I prefer to use this over any thick moisturizers anytime of the day especially during summer time!

Does this work?  YES, it seriously does!  My skin looks brighter and more even, redness are lessened after a bottle usage!  This serum is so potent and packed with skincare-loving ingredients I see results as fast as 2 weeks time! (No, I'm not pulling your leg and I'm not paid at all to say so! But keep in mind results of each individual may vary.)

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye (Php3,100.00)

a photo of Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye
 Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex II has the following features:
  • Repairs past visible damage around the eyes.
  • Silky serum-gel helps dramatically reduce the look of every visible key sign of aging.
  • Diminishes the effects of lines, wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles.

Some of you probably heard it so many times from me whenever they ask me for an eye cream that really REALLY works --- this is the only name I mention.  I always say, pull out all your beauty budget and purchase this!  This eye product really works I'm a believer!  How did I know?

Let's just say, I stopped using this for awhile when I got pregnant, gave birth and breastfed my son.  The distinct line around the eye area actually returned (with vengeance)!  

The only downside for such product (any brands) is the area you apply is quite small so you will see results longer than face products!  I started to see results of constant eye product application at least a year or more!  That's why I always tell my friends to be consistent in application because good results will come....

Because of this, I can actually wear different kinds of concealers without having to worry on them settling into wrinkles and fine lines!

a photo of Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye

Estee Lauder Nutritious Rosy Prism Radiant Gel Emulsion (Php3,750.00)

a photo of Estee Lauder Nutritious Rosy Prism Radiant Gel Emulsion

" Rosy Prism™ Radiant Gel Emulsion left 99% of women’s skin feeling immediately hydrated while, after using for four weeks, 95% of women said their skin looked healthier, softer and smoother." 
I've written a full review on this product HERE.  This is one of my most favorite Estee Lauder moisturizer because of the texture.  It is perfect for our humid weather.  I love the gel-like texture with rosy scent!  This feels so good on every application I actually look forward to it!

I know gels are meant for users with oily skin but guess what?  I have dry skin and it works just as well!  This is also a great makeup base because it smoothens the skin instantly!  The product sits into lines and dry patches and create an even base ready for makeup application too!

a photo of Estee Lauder Nutritious Rosy Prism Radiant Gel Emulsion


Well, this is not exactly new but it is a first for me to try out this product, the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm (Php2,160.00).

a photo of Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm
 A lightweight balm that melts to a cleansing oil to remove makeup and impurities.
What it is formulated to do:Micro-purifying. Micro-revitalizing. This lightweight balm melts into a silky cleansing oil as you massage over skin, then transforms with water into a milky emulsion that rinses easily for a clean, conditioned feel. It removes makeup and impurities, including pollution, as it purifies within skin's surface to create an overall healthy look.

a photo of Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm

They mean it when they say the product is lightweight.  This is housed in a rounded glass packaging that is quite heavy (which I like).  All you need to do is the use this before washing your face at night.  I like to grab a handful and gently massage on my fully made-up face.  The balm is emollient and can melt makeup (even waterproof ones!) .  I find this product to be more effective especially if you like the quick massages at night and how it felt luxurious especially on users with drier complexion.  But don't mark my word for it, it works even for those with oily skin as oily skin users tend to overuse oil-control products and at the end of the day, the skin is extremely dry on the interior with a film of oil on the exterior.  This balm can actually help "balance" the skin by adding moisture to areas that are dehydrated and control oil on areas that is greasy like T-zone.  

I know, it's complicated but at the end of the day, this product works!  I like using this on days I have heavier makeup on.

So far, that's it!  I have a couple more Estee Lauder products to recommend but so far, these are a few of my favorite E.L products!  What's yours?

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