Product Review: Estee Lauder Idealist & Hydrationist

Recently, I realized that my skin has lost its ‘energy’. Not that my skin was really good before. Despite the less frequent acne breakouts (I was fighting acne since my adolescence), my current skin concerns are the roughness, dryness and my large pores. Then I decided to search for better products for my skin. I believe I should make some ‘investment’ for the future of my skin (since I’m now at my late 20’s).

And I bought these two:


Estee Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher (RM285 / 50ml)

According to their website:

“This fast-acting serum delivers our most dramatic skin resurfacing benefits-more efficiently than ever before:

Virtually poreless. Pores appear 1/3 smaller-instantly. See a 69% reduction in the look of pores in just 4 weeks.
Unbelievably soft and smooth. Repairs the look of uneven skin texture, flakiness and roughness. Smooth it on and instantly enjoy that soft, seamless, silky feeling you love. Incredibly clear and even-toned.
See more clarity and luminosity. Gives skin an overall more even tone”.

I hope this repair serum lasts long enough..coz it really robbed my purse!


Estee Lauder Hydrationist Maximum Moisture Creme (RM190 / 50ml)

From their website:

Moisture is one of skin’s key defenses against signs of aging that appear too soon.

That’s why everything about Hydrationist works to keep your skin looking younger. Clinical testing proved that 100% of women who used it experienced a dramatic moisture boost, instantly and throughout the day.

Over time, skin’s moisture barrier is strengthened by 50%* with our exclusive Sustainable Moisture Complex™-so with continued use you’ll see younger and healthier-looking skin, year after year”


I’m using both products now. After the routine facial cleansing & toning, I applied the Idealist and then followed by the Hydrationist. (AM & PM) My conclusion:

Pros: Only after a few applications, I can see the difference! My skin is not rough and dry anymore. And my pores appear smaller than before. My skin looks fresher & moisturized, too! Not forgetting the soft, velvety feel on the skin surface. Moreover, my sometimes oily/combination/sensitive skin tolerates them well. No redness / acne developed from it. I love them both!

Cons: The price, of course! If $$$ is not an issue, I definitely would continue these products.

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