Review of Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator by egunn
I love this product! I've been using it daily for 2.5 months and my skin has been completely transformed.
The only thing I'm not crazy about is the shimmer, so I've actually been using this as my night treatment instead of using it during the day.
I have been suffering from breakouts since I was a teenager and I've tried everything (prescription and over the counter products) and this is the first time my skin has ever been so clear. I broke out a bit at first (about the 3rd week), but I think it was my skin's way of eliminating a lot of built up "gunk" in my pores (similar to the breakouts you get when you start using a Px like Retin-A). I'm happy I was patient and stuck with it!
My skin is softer, clearer and smoother. I used to have dry & oily skin that was also sensitive and it's now finally "normal".
However, I have one dark spot on my face (from the sun) that isn't going away very quickly. So while this product is meant to reduce dark spots, in my case it's been better at clearing up my skin overall than eliminating one dark spot.
I highly recommend this for anyone who is looking for a gentle way to clear up their skin.
The rest of my routine includes Cetaphil to wash, EL Time Zone eye cream and EL Daywear SPF15. And I am no longer using any acne treatments, only Idealist.