Estee Lauder • Verite Calming Fluid • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||53%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Other
I had high hopes for this moisturizer due to many great reviews at the MakeupAlley. I've been looking for a light-weight moisturizer that will sooth my irritate & ultrasensitive skin due to the side effects of using Tazorac. However, this "calming" fluid did not moisturize my skin at all but made my chin and nose broke out.
Texture: Some what watery texture that's similar to DHC emollient balm. Goes on smooth & gives me a shiny complexion.
Ingredients/Fragrance: There is no fragrance in this calming fluid. I took off one star because this moisturizer is overpriced & is filled with "cheap" silicon ingredients. The ingredients are "cheap" & definitely don't add up to the price of this calming fluid. The point I'm trying to make here is that I overpaid ($65) for this calming fluid that made my chin broke out & gave me blackheads. So I don't think it's worth the price!
Moisturization: It does not moisturize my skin at all. My skin looks shiny with a thin film on the surface, but it does get absorbed after a while, then my skin dries out again. So the moisturizing power is not very strong. On the Estee Lauder website, it suggests using the combination of calming fluid and calming cream together. I think the cream may be too heavy and can cause me to break out. Also I don't feel like paying over $120 for skin care products that are made of cheap ingredients and are not suitable for my skin condition.
I give 3 stars for the following reason (2013 formulation):
1) It contains ceramide & green tea exact --> both are good anti-aging ingredients but not miracle ingredients.
2) Fragrance free --> great for sensitive skin because fragrance can irritate sensitive or acne prone skin.
3) Pump dispenser --> less contamination when dispensing the product. But the glass bottle is heavy and breakable, so it's not good for traveling.
Conclusion: I will not repurchase this expansive "fluid" that provides no benefits to my skin!! I'm switching to acne.org's moisturizer. It's much cheaper and doesn't seem to break me out. I'm going to use it for at least one month then write a review about it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is a magic potion for me that immediately eliminates redness after washing with the Verite cleanswer. This line is fantastic!!!
(I have a more detailed review of it on my EL Verite Lotion Cleanser review).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Finally something that doesn't irritate!
I use this over my advanced night repair, my skin is glowing, soft and acne free. (I still break out, but this doesn't cause it)
Most I've ever spent on a cream, but after the compliments I've been getting, I'll keep paying for it.
My skin is sensitive and somewhat dry, prone to hormonal breakouts. This is light and non-greasy for under makeup. In harsh canadian weather sometimes I need a bit more, so I use verite moisture relief.
They loose a lippy b/c at $83CAD that's alot of money, and the bottle is glass. Make it plastic and cut the cost, or better yet, use a tube.
But overall, thank god I stopped by their booth.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I really like this product. I have super sensitive fair skin that gets red and irritated easily. If I'm not careful my face can burn and break out with small itchy bumps. This fluid is light and soothing. Alone it does not do enough but after I apply it I rub a few drops of Jojoba oil to the areas that get dry and flaky. I think I've found a perfect combo with the two. I'll be interested so see if I still need the Jojoba oil in the summer when it's hot and humid, but I think if not, this fluid will be perfect just on its on. Pricey, but worth it for me to finally find find something that works.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
It might come as a surprise among all these slightly negative reviews, but I find the Verité fluid very good. (I believe it has been reformulated recently, and most reviews are probably on the previous formula.) I bought it to complement the ANR serum with something of the same brand, and was actually giving all the credit for my improved skin to the ANR, thinking that the fluid was just ok. Then I realised that after skipping it a couple of times, my skin did not look as good any more. It indeed moisturises my sensitive dehydrated combination skin, keeps it calm, smooths out the surface, gives healthy glow, and even helps to keep spots at bay, and I have been using it for over three months now without any breakouts, redness or anything (actually I think it is for skin that is sensitive or prone to allergic reactions, but otherwise healthly - not for taking care of severely damaged skin). My fussy skin seems to really like it, which is a little miracle, so I had to admit in the end that it is more than "just ok"...
I use it morning and night after cleansing with oil, at night paired with the ANR, in the morning followed with either sunscream or make-up with SPF. It works well like that, even if I do not use other Verité products (I had a sample of the cream and was horrified how bad it smelled! I hope just that sample was past its date or something, I refuse to believe that it really should stink like that).
Some notes: The packaging looks quite bad on pictures, like cheap plastic, but in fact is quite luxurious - white glass bottle with gold pump top and embossed letters. Although the bottle is not transparent, if you hold it against light, you can say approximately how much is left inside. The product itself is a bit runny white lotion with lovely faint smell - I am very sensitive to smells and cannot bear anything strong or artificial, and many EL products put me off for this reason, but this smell is pleasant and very light.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have a little friend which instantly pops up and alerts me the very second I feel stress: A rash around my mouth. It stings and makes me look like I've eaten something poisonous, and it usually takes an antibiotic cream to get rid of it - however I am also usually able to help the healing with some gentle toners and lotions.
So when I passed by the Verite Calming Fluid in the department store, I decided to try it out and dab a bit of it on my rash, just to give it a chance to heal a bit faster. After all, look at the magic Lauder does with their Advanced Night Repair, why shouldn't I trust them to have made a good calming product?
I shouldn't have picked it up. It stung and burned as soon as I put it on, and the rash went bright red. Needless to say I don't find anything calming about this fluid, and won't ever be spending this kind of cash on something that gave me such a reaction.
As far as Lauder goes, I'll stick with ANR.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Grey Eyes: Hazel
Just discovered the verite line at Estee Lauder. From the moment I applied the moisture relief cream I noticed a great improvement in my rosacea redness. However, I was having to apply it frequently as my very dry skin absorbed it quickly. I went to Estee Lauder's website and had a live chat with customer service and she told me I "must, must, must" use the moisture cream WITH the calming fluid as the calming fluid is the core of the verite line. So I did...after using the calming fluid my redness increased and the stinging began all over again. The calming fluid did help my dryness. But I still love the moisture relief cream.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Wow did this irritate my skin! From the first time I tried it I felt the burn but by the third morning my face was flaming red. Even though I'd washed it off, I still spent the rest of the AM trying to find another product to calm my skin just so I could go to work and look somewhat normal. So glad I did not purchase this product, and instead just asked for a sample from the SA! For others I would recommend the same since it seems you either hate it or love it.
BTW, I have sensitive combo skin that is oily in the T zone and normal on the cheeks. I use a Retinol product in the evening and Prevage MD in the daytime with no issues.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I did ALOT of research on EACH of the ingredients first before I bought it. It has a lot of silicon related stuff that acts like a barrier to your skin. And I liked some of the other ingredients in there, too. Overall, I was satisfied w/ the ingredients. So I bought it. I put it on, no irritation. Then a few hours, my skin felt tiny bit itchy and dry. I ignored the feeling cuz my skin appeared fine. I tried it alone and w/ moisturizer, both times felt the same slight irritation. I did this for 2 days and saw a few tiny red bumps then stopped. I went back to my routine products, then my skin felt normal again and the red bumps went away. I didn't want to have to return the Calming Fluid cuz I spent so much time researching the ingredients and had hopes that this was my ultimate permanent skin saver so I tried Calming Fluid again. This time I stuck to it for 3 days and new red bumps appeared again. That's when I knew for sure that is was the Calming Fluid causing the red bumps and irritated feeling. I returned it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is a calming moisturizer,with very light almost watery texture.Its not oil free and its not so good for very oily skins,moisturizes very well.Has satin finish.Will not reduse the oil production.But Its an ok product good ingredients,nice packaging,lots of antioxidants in It.I have very oily skin and I use this product mostly in the winter when I feel my skin dry.Verite Calming Fluid is for sensitive skins so Its skin friently and you will not have problems with this,but I m telling you again people with oily skin this moisturizer it s not matte at all,.About the antiredness and the calming peculiarity of this product I m not so sure that I have noticed anything but from E.L. they told for best results I must use only the products from the Verite line and I didn't.The main reason that I m not going to buy this product again is because it's too much for my oily skin and because I didn't enjoy any calming effect.I believe though that it is a good option for someone,with dryer skin or with more normal skin than mine,to be used as a regural moisturizer,without calming expectations
INGREDIENTS:Water, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Glycerin, Sucrose, Phosphoglycerides, Linoleic Acid, Malvaceae (Hibiscus Rosa-Sinesis) Extract, Hydrocotyl Asiatica (Centella Asiatica) Extract, Sea Whip Extract, Oat (Avena Sativa), Extract, Polysaccharides, Caffeine, Carnosic Acid, Glycoprotein, Carnosol Extract, Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Shea (Butyrospermum Parkii) Butter, Cholesterol, Dimethiconol, Tea-Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Aluminum, Starch Octenylsuccinate, Butylene Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl, Acrylate Crosspolymer, Stearic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Disodium Edta, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
After trying several other lines (Eucerin, Aveeno, Toleriane) for redness and several prescription products, I used this and the Verite cleanser in combination with a doxycycline Rx to slow down a very bad case of rosacea. It's not enough for truly dry skin but on my 57 year-old combo skin it works well in warm weather. The Verite cream is slightly irritating and clogs my pores. I use a mild moisture lotion on top of this in winter. My skin is calm and clear enough to get compliments from total strangers and the doc and I are happy with th results.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I used to use this product with alot of success. But they changed the formula and now it makes me skin irratated. Please Estee Lauder, quit changing the verite formulas. They have messed with this line so much in the last couple of years, who could keep up.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I used this product together with verite moisture relief cream for about a month. I think it's a good product: it is not irritating, not oily at all, and very soothing. However, the verite line did not work well with my very dry skin. Even together with moisture relief cream, it was not moisturizing enough for my very dry, 30+ skin. My skin ended up looking/feeling dry and parched. I think I need richer products... But it does not make it a bad product. If you do not have serious issues with dryness, it'll be a good product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Love this tiny pump!! Who knew that such a light lotion could help with such dry sensitive skin. I'm used to winters of -30 to -40, so we are talking DRY! This is calming down my crazy skin. I've been using it exclusively morning and night for 2 weeks and I like what I see. Thought about also purchasing the cream for night but for now, content to add a few drops of pure grapeseed oil to the calming fluid at night as needed. Skin is beginning to glow again and finally has a more even texture and appearance. (More like my early 20s skin). My husband is thinking my crazed skincare journey might be coming to an end...
HMMMMM...don't know how the line will hold up when my skin gets a little more normal/oily Tzone in the severe summer heat...might need to start shopping for that now (LOL)
I will definitly be revisiting the EL counter - I always thought the line was for grandmas (said very respectfully) but it seems to address the needs of us 30somethings too.
ADDITIONS (07/06/07) - still HG stuff for me! never be without it..
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have rosacea and I thought this product would make my confused skin extremely happy. The packaging is very nice (there is a pump), however, I seem to be in the minority here since I overall HATE this product. I know many reviewers and Paula Begoun recommend this moisturizer, but it goes on sticky and leaves littly water drops/sparkles on my skin! Plus, I received the biggest pimple known to man on my left cheek. All of this for $60. Needless to say, I returned this product!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This light lotion soothes the red right outta my cheeks everytime! This is my HG moisturizer. Wears well under makeup and doesn't break me out. I always come back to this when I experiment with the wrong product. It whips my skin back into shape in no time. Someday I'll learn to stop experimenting, but until then...I'll always have this on hand. Love it! It's a little expensive at about $60 a bottle, but a bottle lasts me several months. (I am DSNT with rosacea, for reference)**UPDATE** Still HG moisturizer. (3-15-07)Ingredients:water,phenyl trimeticone, pentylene glycol, cyclopentasiloxane, glycerin, green tea leaf extract, hydrocotyl extract, ceramide 3, cholesterol, phospholipids, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, caffeine, butylene glycol, isocetyl alcohol, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, chamomilla recutita (matricaria), glyceryl laurate, isosteric acid, tromethamine, xantham gum
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was in desperate. This year, the allergy season caused a harvoc on my sensitive skin. Rashes, redness, itchiness kept coming back even they were gone as I used cortisone. After reading the reviews here & Paula Begoun's book, I decided to try this line although the price is ridiculous expensive. I tried the calming fluid first when my local Macy's had GWP. Within a week, my stubborn rash spots & blotchiness were gone. The itchiness subdued significantly. The sencond week, my skin started to clear, my acnes seems to heal faster & less red also. I'm so happy, so when my local Herberger's store has a goodwill sales now with 20% off everything in store (usually in March & Sept.), I bought extra bottle of this & the Moisture Relief Cream. I tried the sample of Verite cleanser. I think it's good but Neutrogena Extra Gentle could do the same job & much cheaper. The Claming Fluid is a good moisturizer for summer & early fall for my normal/combo skin. But the combination with the cream is fabulous for winter & spring in Minnesota.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I was convinced to buy this product by the Estee salesgirl at Myer when she noticed the redness of my skin. Naturally she praised this stuff to the hilt, working her verbal magic like a charm, but never once mentioning the price. And of course once she'd told me about it I thought I might as well try it. Not only has this stuff made no difference whatsoever to my skin after a month of use, at AUD $115.00 for a small bottle I'd expect it to make me cups of tea in the morning AND do my laundry. I don't know what possessed me to think it would work, but it just goes to prove that just because something costs the earth, it does NOT mean it will deliver the goods. The only reason its so expensive is because you're paying for the brand, not the results. I'm convinced there are better products out there that you don't have to auction your house off to pay for, and I will find them.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This is horribly expensive, but I have to say it normalized my skin when it was upset from a lot of skincare testing. It calmed irritation in a few days, then I continued using it every night and the whole bottle went away too fast.
I'm reviewing a formulation that contains lavender... there is one unscented, which I think is the old one, but that gave me skin irritation as the product formed small crystals on my skin - it was almost certainly out of expiration date (which wasn't visible anywhere on the package). I'm still waiting for an answer from the store where I bought this version, some weeks ago.
EDIT: The new version of this is awfull... I hate the shiny particles. Why did they change it?
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Great for sensitive skin, because it is the only conventional cosmeticline that does not contain parabenes, color and scents.
Good for allergic and sensitive skintypes.