Ever since serums really took off and became a vital part of many-a-beauty-obsessives daily routine, I’ve focused a lot of my energy on trying to find one that will help to even out my skin tone. I wouldn’t say my skin is particularly uneven, no, I’m a consistent pasty white all over… andproudofit, but I do suffer from blemishes that always leave scarring and marks. To anyone reading who has the same problem, I’m right there with you and know how much it can damage your confidence.
I’ve been testing out Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skin Tone
Illuminator Serum for a few months in order to give it a fair trial and to see if it made any different to my skin. The main attraction with this serum is the
idea that it is fast acting and will significantly reduce the look of blemished,
marked and blotchy skin. The fact that it is also an oil-free skin illuminator definitely
worked in its favour!
|Estee Lauder Idealist, Even Skin Tone Illuminator - £48|
As with all Estee Lauder products the packaging is simple, classic and elegant. The bottle itself has a shiney and slightly mirrored effect in the iconic mint colour Estee Lauder typically use for their skin care collections. The product pumps out and dispenses the perfect amount for your whole face which saves a lot of trial and error resulting in product wastage.
The serum is a really lovely light texture but I was surprised at how watery it was compared to other serums I have used. Despite that it is such a wonderful product to apply, the smell is amazing and it sinks straight into your skin so there was no waiting round. The colour is a beautiful kind of golden pearlescent that when turned towards the light shimmers and shakes. I made that last bit up. But it is beautiful! The colour doesn’t translate onto the face but the slight shimmer does… for a while.
For me, that is where most of the positives end. As I mentioned earlier, I have been using the product for a few months and sadly I have seen no change to my skin. The blemish marks and scarring are no worse or better from using this serum and sadly I can’t say there are any hidden benefits either. One thing that did strike me as odd was how soft and smooth my skin felt after applying it when I had no blemishes, but if I was suffering from breakouts it seemed to make them a lot worse and they became harder to conceal.
All in all I am a little disappointed by this one!I generally love Estee Lauder products and think anything they do, they do with bells on but this did not work for me at all. I would like to think it was maybe better suited to someone with a more consistent skin type however the packageing says it is for all skin types.
Has anyone else used this serum or a similar one? Have you found a product that really works or really doesn't?