I hate this product too. Coats skin and doesn't moisturize, and also gave me cystic pimples.
My skin is dry and sensitive. This thin, white, lightly scented cream was recommended to me by an Estee Lauder sales associate, and she gave me a sample. Unfortunately, it wasn't nearly moisturizing enough for my skin.
I am so annoyed! I have terribly acne-prone skin, and it really destroys my confidence.
So I recently went into the local pharmacy & spoke to a young woman who 'seemed' to know what she was talking about. After making several rude comments about my skin, she goes on to say that this product wont break me out blah blah blah
A week into using it, my skin has flared up into cystic pimples! They wont go away, they're painful, and no makeup in the world seems to cover them up!!
Do not buy! I payed $85AUS, and what a waste
Well, I have an oily/acne prone skin! I have tried every single mattifier or oil-free moisturizer to balance the oiliness, do not break me out or clog my pores...
I have to say just one thing about this Lotion, IS NOT FOR OILY SKIN...as the directions say is for normal/combination...Estee Lauder has really great products like the Idealist Line, both Pore Minimizing & Even Skintone Illuminator, or the ANR serums...but the moisturizers?! Not a single one to control-oil or have a benefit to acne/prone skin. Hydrationist Lotion contains corn and coconut oils which clog the pores and a couple of irritating ingredients, made this lotion a bad choice for oily/acne prone skin.
Personally, La Roche Posay Effaclar Line, La Mer Gel & Oil-Free Lotion & Ducray's Keracnyl Line...helped me very much and calmed my irritating skin...
My personal routine?
La Roche Posay Effaclar Gel
Ducray Keracnyl Oil-Control Lotion, Alcohol -Oil-Free
(La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo)
La Mer's The Oil Absorbing Lotion - Oil-Free
Chanel's UV Essentiel SPF 50.
Although?! Estee Lauder always has great cell communicating antioxidants that any brand would be jealous of, this packaging will keep them stable and I am sure that dry/combination skin will love this product...but If you find something that your skin loves and has benefits to you do not change it...furthermore, moisturize and protect your skin from UV rays everyday, are the Best Beauty Secrets...
I have dehydrated skin and I needed a product which will solve the problem. I was advised by my cosmetician to buy this (or Murad). Since I was not so familiar with Murad cosmetics I went for more familiar brand such as Estee Lauder. Even if the price was a bit turnoff I deciced that if it works money is not such a big deal. I am using it already for 2 months and I cannot see that 'special effect' I was hoping for. It is a nice product, texture is quite suple with pleasant smell and it absorbs quickly, but if I do not use it for one day my skin feels as same as before. So no lasting effects there. For this price and brand I was hoping for more.
Unfortunately this makes my skin breakout. I love the texture of it though
Lo usé para recuperar la deshidratación en la zona de pómulos que me dejó el hidratante con sodium PCA de Kiehl's. Tengo que decir que la piel recuperó un montón su lozanía y tersura. En 2 semanas tenía la piel mas hidratada y mejor que antes del desastre de piel marchita que me dejó Kiehl's.
No lo volví a comprar porque en general no tengo problemas de deshidratación, pero lo recomiendo mucho para eso.
I love the way this feels and makes my face look glowy but it is so heavily fragranced that it makes my eyes water. I've never had that happen before but this stuff is pretty strong. Bummer!
This is a good moisturizer. It does hydrate my skin and its scent is really refreshing. Sometimes, after wearing it, my face gets a little bit greasy.Generally, it is a good product but nothing special. Will not repurchase.
I guess it's not a bad moisturizer but it wasn't for me. Felt refreshing but left my face too shiny and the smoothness was just the illusion effect of silicons. I don't like that much silicons in my moisturizer (it looks like it will never absorb and hydrate properly) I will continue using it as a foundation primer. Works nicely for that purpose but I will not repurchase.