This is the first Estée Lauder product I've tried in a long time -- I used to play with their makeup but I haven't in years because they had this weird, fruity, old-lady fragrance that made me feel so sick. I'm so traumatized that I don't dare go near their counters for a whiff of their current cosmetic line up to see if they've changed their fragrance yet. Sad, because they have some interesting products I'd like to try out!
This made its way into my life around October last year. I saw it at Winners (the place I purchase everything in my life) at $60 for this 50 ml bottle. I did the first thing anyone would do and checked the reviews online, as well as the retail price. This sort of thing is the sole reason I have a smartphone. I'm not usually much of an Estée Lauder girl, but this product received so many raves, I had to see for myself.
The serum has a gel-like consistency, not too thick, just liquid enough to smooth comfortably over your face. For me, this is best applied on days that my skin is acting up -- since I'm a bit of a serum freak, I alternate between ones that I think are what my skin 'needs' that day. I'll get into more about that in my Skincare Routine this week. This makes for a fantastic everyday serum -- it definitely delivers on its promise of radiance. After I apply this at night, my skin feels smooth and hydrated, and looks way more even. You don`t usually need more than a couple of drops, every once in a while I like to use an entire dropper-full all over my face and neck like an overnight treatment. This works especially well if you feel like your skin is acting up, acne-wise. Otherwise, I prefer to use moisturisers over all my serums to really lock them in.