Estee Lauder • Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lifting Cream • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||46%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I received a 1/2 ounce sample of this as part of a GWP. I've tried a few top of the line moisturizers, creams and serums, including that of Chanel, La Mer, and EL's own $500 creams.
At first application, I didn't think much of this cream. I thought it was ho-hum. But I did like its texture. It didn't make me greasy and it dried matte. I didn't apply much either--a light touch of the finger to the cream and that was enough to apply to my whole face. I went through the day happy that it didn't feel heavy or greasy. But something started to happen. I felt a tightening, not dry tight, but tight firm. Wow! My skin felt good and young. I've been continuing using this cream faithfully. This 1/2 ounce sample has lasted me over a month and a half now.
The ingredients seem to be concentrated. I kinda think Estee Lauder has ripped off a bit of La Mer's work (after all, EL owns La Mer) using sea extracts as part of the active ingredients and produced a cream that isn't all mumbo jumbo like snake oil tonic.
The cream also does things to lighten my discolorations and calm my acne prone skin. Works great on the fine lines under my eyes, but doesn't do miracles for the deep wrinkles on my forehead and between my brows. They are softened, but not erased.
Overall, my skin looks brighter, refreshed and feels youthful. Definitely worth the money. The jar is glass and feels heavy. It is silvery gray in color, probably to make it look more "clinical". Don't care for the look of it, not like Chanel's Sublimage jars and bottles.
Curious about the serum. Cheaper than the cream, but promises more tightening. I tried applying more of the cream at night, but it doesn't accelerate the benefits, so go lightly on the product, but definitely apply more if you need more moisturizing.
It works rather good on me, but I don't recommend splurging on a whole jar right away. Find a sample first. You'll probably see and feel some significant improvements by the second week. I prefer this cream over Sublimage and La Mer. This cream is worth the money as far as longevity and performance.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Medium Eyes: Green
I got a deluxe samole of this and even though I am young and don't need the lifting properties, I have very dry skin and since it was supposed to be ultra rich I decided to take it for a spin. I can't review it's anti aging properties but it really didn't do much for moisture which surprised me. It never felt like it was really sinking in. It just sat on my face but still left it tight and dry. Unless it's a miracle for wrinkles, I can't see why anyone would want to pay so much money for this. I pay less for my creme de la mer which actually does work miracles so it's worth it. It did no harm either. I wasn't sensitive to it nor did it break me out. So all in all it did nothing. I can say that it did smell really good but thats it. I will not stray from my creme de la mer anymore.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Shea butter, Caprylic/capric/myristic triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, DI-CI2-Alkyl Fumarate, Steareth 2, Glycerine, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceril Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, Phytosteryl/behenyl/octyldodecyl Lauroyl glutamate, Yeast extract, Steareth 21, Polysilicone 11, Camellia Sinesis extract, Pearl powder, Glycine Soya protein, Ascorbyl Tocopheryl maleate,Polygonum Cuspidatum root extract, Phytosphingosine, Scutellaria extract, Macadamia seed oil, Algae extract, Creatine, Propyl Gallatephospholipids, Rosmarinus Officinalis, Mulberry root extract, Caffeine, Sucrose, Boswellia Serrata extract, Cholesterol, Hydrogenated Lecitin, Betula Alba (Birch) extract, Sodium Mannose Phosphate, Sodium RNA, Trahalose, Acrylamide, Sodium acryloyldimethhyltaurate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) fruit extract, Isopentyldiol, Decarboxycarnosine, Chamomilla flower extract, Silica,Tocopheryl acetate, Disodium hyaluronate, Caramel, Hydrogenated polysobutene, Polysorbate Bonpropylene, Glycol decaprate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Carbomer, Fragrance, Sodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Mica, Titanium dioxide, yellow-5 , yellow-6.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This creme is amazing, made my skin very soft and even-toned, fantastically calming and anti-irritating. Best creme ever. Ingredients:Water,Cyclopentasiloxane,Dimethicone,Shea butter,Caprylic/capric/myristic triglyceride,Butylene Glycol,DI-CI2-Alkyl Fumarate,Steareth 2,Glycerine,Stearyl Alcohol,Glyceril Stearate,Pentylene Glycol,Phytosteryl/behenyl/octyldodecyl Lauroyl glutamate,Yeast extract,Steareth 21,Polysilicone 11,Camellia sinesis extract,Pearl powder,Glycine Soya protein,Ascorbyl tocopheryl maleate,Polygonum cuspidatum root extract,Phytosphingosine,Scutellaria extract,Macadamia seed oil,Algae extract,Creatine,Propyl Gallatephospholipids,Rosmarinus officinalis,Mulberry root extract,Caffeine,Sucrose,Boswellia serrata extract,Cholesterol,Hydrogenated Lecitin,Betula Alba(birch)extract,Sodium Mannose Phosphate,Sodium RNA,Trahalose,Acrylamide,Sodium acryloyldimethhyltaurate,Vitis Vinifera(grape) fruit extract,isopentyldiol,decarboxycarnosine,Chamomilla flower extract,silica,Tocopheryl acetate,Disodium hyaluronate,Caramel,Hydrogenated polysobutene,Polysorbate Bonpropylene,Glycol decaprate,Sodium chloride,SodiumCarbomer,Fragrance,Sodium EDTA,Phenoxyethanol,Methylparaben,Ethylparaben,Propylparaben,isobutylparaben,Mica,Titanium dioxide,yellow-5 yellow-6
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I don't like this cream (got a sample). When I tried it my face looked very good for the first half of hour - very bright, no shadows. But very soon, under the quite rich and thick texture of this cream I started to feel annoying dehydration. It left my skin shiny and dehydrated - very unpleasant feel. Hardly 2 lippies. (Concerning its price tag maybe it deserves 1 for a quality).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I always and always wanted to buy this cream...Although I am young, I am always interested in high-end skincare..At the end, I managed to afford it and got the conventional jar. The packaging and everything feels luxurious. In terms of the smell, I dont understand why people found it so much bothering. First of all, it is not a perfume! it is a common smell you can feel in all re-nutriv products because it is the smell of the plant extracts and oils inside that are used exclusively in re-nutriv line. And it is not that much bothering at all.
On the other side, yes this cream is really well hydrating and feels luxurius plumps the skin up but if you are not a huge fan of high-end cosmetics or luxury of estee lauder, than you would get this result with any other cream that moisturizes well-because good moisture always works..The other thing is that Estee claims that there are pearl particles inside which reflect the light and which are still natural unlike those used in cosmetics. However, when you apply the cream, all you get is a shine from glycerin. Nothing else, so nothing special. The ultimate serum-I believe- has better light reflecting properties.
Am I going to buy it again? probably yes, if I have enough money for that. Does that worth it? probably no.
It is interesting that I and my mom, we tried so many creams of a broad range-cause we are interested-and these include la prairie, estee lauder, shiseido, clinique, chanel, strivectin as well as olay, loreal and roc. I can definitely say that for the price, if you are looking for anti aging, chanel was the best one with the ultra correction line (among luxury brands) and roc with retinol on aged skin and olay with regenerist for the prematurely aged skin (among drugstore brands).
Please keep this review as a guide as I personally am a scientist and also partly work as a consultant for cosmetics.
And also keep in mind that, every skin responds differently but younger skins respond to treatment much better than really aged skin.
that s all for now. I hope I will write an even better review for this cream in the following months, after some continuous use. I personally expect long-term benefits because of higher standart antioxidants in it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Violet
I got a sample of Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Youth Creme, but I can't find it in the reviews section, so I'm reviewing it here.
First impression: OMG, the fragrance! It feels like this is a perfume more than a face cream. Fragrance was too overpowering. It didn't feel very fresh on.
I only got a sample package to try it 2 times, but already I know I won't be repurchasing due to the scent alone. It seems like most department brand skincare add tons of perfume in it and then charge a lot of money for the scent, not the product itself.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This product has finely milled pearls in it, to give the skin a luminous look. I felt like I loooked like a "pearl" myself! It was also very, very moisturizing and made me break out. I would recommend it only for very dry skin, that needs lots of luminosity. I am in my early 50's and have slightly dry skin.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This was no better than any other cream --- couldn't stand the fragrance at all. Waste of money.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am 35 with very dry skin, so I may be too young for this. However, I have noticed quite a few wrinkles and sagging. I was given a sample of this to try and I used it am and om for a week. Other reviewers are right, this cream contains optical 'bits' and your face 'appears' to look firmer after 20 minutes or so of using it. The cons:
1. Frangrance is too strong for my liking
2. It is too oily even for my skin and makeup doesn't go on smoothly even if I wait half an hour to put makeup on. It sips through my powder and I end up with oily patches, not a good look
3. It actually isn't that moisturising. Yes it is buttery, but somehow, it didin't improve my skin's hydration. Creme de la Mer is a much better moisturiser
4. It filled my usually non-existent pores and I ended up with the biggest scariest blackheads I've ever had in my whole life!!!
I have given up on this product and will not use again!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
The texture of this cream is nice and I seem to notice some skin firming effects. However, there are two things that I don't like about it: 1. The fragrance is so strong. 2. The cream contains tons of opticals that should only exist in makeup products. Opticals reflect lights and only cheat you into believing that your skin looks better. They have no true benefits and should not be put in a facial moisturizer. Unfortunately, the whole ultimately lifting series contain these opticals. Similarly, Estee Lauder's Idealist serum is notorious for containing silicone and leaving a smooth residue to make you believe your skin is better without any long-term benefit. A company with strong R&D like EL is losing credit for putting these ingredients in its skin care products.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is a great cream, except for its slightly greasy and heavy texture. My skin is oily to normal and I think that this is too emollient, even for me. The texture is buttery like and while it does make my skin look and feel very taut and smooth, I don't know that I would rush out and buy this. Luckily, I got a great deal on a small 1/2 oz. of this on Ebay. I do like the scent of the Re-Nutriv products though, unlike the first reviewer. I didn't notice that it was cloying, the only thing is the grease factor, but other than that, this is a good product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is only a partial review. I got a sample of this and have tried to wear it but the scent is just driving me nuts. It has a very fragrant floral scent that grosses me out. Even after wearing it for several hours, i keep catching whiffs of it and i just hate the scent. I could only wear it for two days and cant take it anymore. So no review as far as the effects go. Just beware scent in this pricey product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Other
I'm on my third jar of this and my skin has never looked or felt better. The Ultimate Lifting Creme is worth every penny because it's all I use on my face -- no potions, serums, vitamin creames, or acids.
It hydrates the dry parts of my skin, helps minimize the appearance of pores, keeps my nose blackhead free, makes my crow's feet appear smaller (I use it as eye cream, too) and evens out my skin tone.
And, when I turned 36 (gasp!), I noticed that my skin started losing elasticity. This firms up my skin (temporarily) and gives it some lift.
Worth every penny.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Wow!!! I am sooo happy and sooo sorry that EL gave me a sample of this!
Happy because the bags that have been under my eyes since I was born are all but gone.
Happy because the redness from my roasacea is getting lighter by the day. I didn't even need concealer on my cheeks yesterday.
Happy because my skin is looking so much younger!
Sorry because this stuff is soooo expensive! $250 for 1.7 oz.
I bought some more on ebay and unfortunately I will continue to buy this because it works! This is for us older ladies so you younger girls don't need to buy it. Yet!