Estée Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator — A Skin Awakening
Patience may be a virtue and, by all accounts, delayed gratification will multiply rewards but, in the days of real-time social media updates, overnight stardom via YouTube, and search-as-you-type Google Instant, the notion of waiting for anything is as outdated as pantaloons and powdered wigs. Even in matters pertaining to skin care and beauty, the not-so-hidden consumer demand can be summed up by the following Carrie Fisher quote: ”Instant gratification takes too long.” Those of us with a realistic understanding of the human body know that, inevitably, some processes require time — but that doesn’t stop us from hoping we could speed the affair along just the teeniest bit. So what if you discovered a product that delivered both long-term results and an immediately visible payoff? For those of you hoping to even skin tone and brighten complexion, such a product does exist: it’s the the new Estée Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator ($58 for 1 oz. and $85 for 1.7 oz. at EsteeLauder.com).
If you’re self-conscious about hyperpigmentation (dark spots, acne marks, and sun spots), topical discolorations, blotchiness, or overall redness, you will adore this lightweight serum, which smells like lemon verbena with a hint of white flowers.
When you smooth this oil-free, ultra fluid serum to your cleansed complexion, you’ll notice an immediate boost in radiance, a finish so luminous you’d think you were basking under a celestial stream of sunlight. This luminizing effect is the result of Estée Lauder’s Triple-Optic, a mix of light-reflecting pearls that create an alluring optical illusion: soft focus optics that conceal any existing imperfections and shadowy areas; color-correcting optics that reduce the appearance of redness; and brightening optics that reflect light for a beaming finish.
And, as you relish in the immediate brightening effects of the Estée Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator, you’ll also be benefiting from the long-term results delivered by the CorrectTone Technology employed. The CorrectTone Technology relies on vitamin C and brightening botanical extracts but, most importantly, it counts on an optimized Glucosamine-DP molecule blend that fuses together glucosamine, an amino sugar that stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid and inhibits melanin production, and Dimethoxytolyl Propylresorcinol, a melanin synthesis inhibitor also found in Clinique’s Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector. Since dark spots emerge when excess melanin is produced and concentrated into localized areas, this powerhouse combination of ingredients stops hyperpigmentation before it develops, plus it helps to diffuse the appearance of existing problem areas. Antioxidant-rich bran extract and vitamin E provide damage from free radicals, while licorice and genitan soothe the skin and reduce redness and irritation.
Though quite similar to Clinique’s stellar Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector in its formulation, the Estée Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator will be more appealing to women who want the long-term brightening effects and immediate payoff — after all, its Triple-Optic technology will give skin an ethereal shimmer that will instantly make you feel more beautiful.
Who says you have to choose between fiery and fast or slow and steady?