Estee Lauder products c/o Estee Lauder (from an event)
I recently got my hands on some new Estee Lauder products to try out and whilst I haven't used them for long enough to post a full review on them, I did think it would be nice to write a 'first impressions.' I always think that with skincare you need to allow a few weeks before expecting to see a difference in your skin, so it's not really fair to do a 'review' post off the bat, but I can certainly talk about the items that I have tried and what I've liked about them.
The first thing that I tried from this goodie bag was the Take it Away makeup remover lotion. It was fortuitous that this was included in the bag becuase I had just run out of makeup remover, so I tried it straight away! I usually rely on Micellar Water to remove my makeup, as there's not much I find better. This was good, but in a different way; a lightweight lotion formula applies easily to sweep away eye and face makeup. It worked well, but not as well as my trusted Micellar Water, although I loved the consistancy and the way it left my skin feeling soft and smooth. I would be more inclined to use this as a cleansing lotion, after getting my makeup off, to remove any final traces of grime. This retails at around £20 so is on the higher price scale for a makeup remover, so I'm not sure I'd invest in it for day to day use.
Now approaching my mid thirties, an eye cream is one essential I can't do without and this Advanced Night Repair Eye is something that I would consider buying, despite the slightly eye-watering £40 price point. However, you really only need a tiny amount and so I think it would last well, I would also go so far to say that it works insomuch as it is actually clinically proven to reduce signs of eye aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles. I suppose considering that some eye creams can reach into the hundreds in price, this one is really quite a bargain! The same can be said of the Advanced Night Repair skin serum - I've read so much good stuff about this, and I'm pretty sure my mum also used it and her skin is flawless, which is pretty much the best advertisment ever!
The benefits of a decent day cream can't be underestimated either, and this DayWear multi protection anti ageing day cream is just lovely. The formuation actively protects skin against daily stresses whilst remaining light and easily absorbed. So far, I've found it makes a perfect base for makeup and works well with my current primer. It's non greasy and also contains an SPF 15 to prevent sun damage. At around £40 again, it isn't cheap, but a worthy investment especially if you are looking to start investing in anti ageing skincare.
This products in this post were gifted to me but all opinions are my own.