I am guessing you may have read my Estee Lauder Gifts with Purchase featured here a little while ago. If not, pop over here for a quick read. I took these pictures ages ago because the cleanser is almost finished now..sad times!! I have never tried any skincare from Estee Lauder and I bought it because there was a lovely Gift With Purchase which I really wanted. One thing though: Why does Estee Lauder insist on having "jaw-breaking-longest-name-ever" for many of their products? Like really, whatever happened to concise and brief names..I'd never know!!
It's not the most glamorous or luxurious packaging but it is functional. It has the tiniest tip ever to let out the right amount of product which is ever so useful because you only need a little and you really don't want to waste an expensive product such as this. The tube is a squeezy one so you can be sure to get all the product out when it is almost finished.
It contains very tiny almost-not-there micro beads suspended in a gel which aids in exfoliating your skin. You can barely feel it when rubbed between your fingers but when it is worked into the skin on the face, you feel it ever so slightly and the good things is it's not abrasive at all. It has some fragrance which is pleasant and I can't really place it but I like it. However, if you have skin sensitive to fragrance or you just hate it, you may want to steer clear of this baby but honestly, it's not overpowering.
How I Use it
Very basic and simple. I remove my makeup with wipes, cleansing oil or a micellar water. I dampen my face a little and dispense a pea sized amount and gently work it in with circular motions across my face. I really enjoy doing this as it feels like a massage and very therapeutic especially at the end of a stressful day. I work it in for one minute or so and rinse off. It applies easily and washes off easily. No stripping, no residue.
Although, it's not particularly targeted at acne or blemish prone skin, I think it has really contributed to making my skin quite clear. My skin feels less congested, soft and fresh. It's just one of those products that you may not be instantly wowed on first application but with constant use, you just fall in love...very hard!!
It ain't cheap guys. It costs £22 which is the most I think I have ever paid for a cleanser (I am a cheapskate sometimes) but most times, I just buy cleansers which are drug store or Midpoint high end like Nip + Fab and SK:N products. However, I bought this because it had a lovely gift with purchase at the time and I don't regret it at all. In fact, I am seriously considering re-purchasing it because I really like it. If you are thinking of buying this, I'd advice you wait till the Department stores like Debenhams, House of Fraser, Selfridges, Sephora, John Lewis, etc have a 10% discount which they often do. Or better still, purchase it when they have gifts with purchases or ask for samples. I hope you have enjoyed this quick review and see you in my next post.xx