I've used the previous DayWear for 5+ years. It was light, it smelled fresh, and it was great for combination skin.
I don't know why Estee Lauder had to change their formula, it was such a popular product! It won InStyle Editor's picks for what, 6 years?
In any case this new formula is heavy, greasy and it smells terrible! It 'coats' the skin and feels like a mask all day. I don't reccommend it. It's a completely different product than the previous version and to be honest: it's terrible. And pricier.
I have used DayWear for years and loved it! I've tried other daytime moisturizers, but always go back to this one. It's the best under my makeup. The last jar I bought had a strange smell (seemed musty to me). Called and was told that no one else had reported this problem, so I took it back to the store to get a replacement. Sadly the next one was the same. The wonderful cucumber smell that I have always loved was diminished, and it again had that unusual smell. Not so noticeable in the jar, but when I put it on - particularly near my nose - it was really distracting. The Estee Lauder rep at the counter told me that they have changed the formulation, adding things that are better for our skin. I admit to having a pretty sensitive sense of smell, so this might not be an issue for anyone else. I'll be interested to know what other long time users think.
I have been a faithful consumer of Estee Lauder products for approx 30 years. First used DayWear when it was introduced in the free gift set. I was hooked from the 1st scent and have used it daily ever since, probably 15+ years. But...I must say I am very disappointed with the NEW DayWear formula. I have tried other products off and on through the years but have always come back to my favorite DayWear, nothing else USED to compare. The new formula does NOT have the same scent or smooth feel. It no longer has the wonderful light cucumber secnt and I feel I am useing more product because it does not glide on nor does it have the smooth feel AND....my face feels dryer. I am not sure the benefit of the added anti-oxidents are worth the change in scent and feel of the product. Disappointed in EL.
I have used Estee Lauder's DayWear Plus for nearly 10 years. I love the way it feels on my face and I love the fresh cucumber scent. I always enjoyed my morning routine, because putting on DayWearPlus always felt so good. The scent was calming and wonderful!
However, I just opened my new jar of DayWear and noticed it no longer said "DayWearPlus." I didn't think much of it, but then I noticed a very different smell when I put it on my face. It smelled musty and rotten. I am extremely disappointed in this change. Obviously, the quality of my moisturizer is my number one priority; however, the scent of that moisturizer is just as important to me. I’m very sensitive to smell, and the original DayWearPlus had it all (quality and a perfectly mild scent).
Estee Lauder: Bring back the original formula – the one that we expect!
Disappointed that this is so different from daywear plus! The texture of the product is different than daywear plus. It is "airier" than daywear plus and I don't know why the formula changed unless it was for profit margin (if that was the case--I would rather pay more and keep the original daywear plus version). I
I agree with the other reviews. I to have been using the Daywear for about 1 year and really liked it. Loved the smell. I am 46 with sensitive skin and the original formula worked great - no irritation. I don't care for the smell of the new formula. There's isn't that wonderful cucumber scent we all loved and the feel is different. It took me a long time to find a cream I really enjoyed using. I guess I need to resume my search. Please EL, bring back to original formula. Sometimes new isn't always better!
I read all the negative reviews. What some people don't like, I DO like. First, I purchased this cream because unlike the others in this line, it does NOT say oil free. Some people don't like having a "film" like feeling on their face, but to me that is a plus. I use a prescription cream on my face that leaves my skin easily irritated and vulnerable to sun and dryness. The moisture protecting layer of my skin is compromised so that "film-like" feeling tells me that my skin is protected. The formula is very nourishing and what I really appreciate is that many creams that I've tried - even ones for "sensitive skin" burn like crazy, especially around my eyes. Oddly even with fragrance, this does NOT! All those antioxidants next to my face is also a must!!! I love undoing the damage I've been exposed to! Great product!
Normal/combination formula makes my 50 year old face greasy. It used to be a much lighter feel, without sunscreen, and had a lovely cucumber smell. I bought a new jar and wasn't told that it was different. I have stopped using it and now use a much cheaper brand that you can buy in a pharmacy or discount store (although everything else I use is still Estee Lauder). I am saving myself some money one this one product, but I'd go back to DayWear it if they changed the formula back to the old one.
I use to love and praise this product; however, the new version is very disappointing. After reading the reviews,I was glad to see that I am not the only one who noticed a difference in this formula. "New and improved" is not always better. I think is it a way for companies to 'cheapin" a product and try to convince the public that it is better - when in reality - it is not! That great refreshing cucumber smell is gone and the new version is not nearly has hydrating, I was completely satisfied with this product for 8-10 years; however, I am now searching for a replacement. I will not buy this product again unless EL goes back to the original version.
I think I was imagining thing when I put this on my face. I purchased from the department store counter. There is no familiar smell or smooth glides on my skin anymore. It kind of dense. I start comparing the jar with my old one, and noticed it changed to DayWear Advance. I contacted the customer service and they said it is a new formula and they discontinued the DayWear Plus. Since it is expensive, I still using it, hoping I can get the same feeling and going to like it, but after 3 weeks, I honestly want to change to other kind. EL, please bring back my favorite DayWear Plus! I used it over 8+ years.
Having used Daywear Plus for many years I was very surprised when I received my latest order. Upon opening the jar the smell was not the same and the creme itself was thicker and nowhere near the quality of the previous product. When applied it was something I just wanted removed from my skin. Please return to the old formula or my next purchase will not be from here.
Best creme ever for my type of skin. Ordered it when the spf 15 shear tint moisturizer was not on the market to blend in with the spf35.. now that i have the spf15 back i still use this after i take off my makeup every evening.
The moisturizer is okay if you're planning on wearing it at night, although I wouldn't because of the sunscreen in it. It was recommended to me while I was picking up my usual double wear foundation at an estee lauder counter. Every time that I've attempted to use this moisturizer my face has looked incredibly greasy. My foundation even has trouble staying on and much less coverage while paired with this product.
The first thing I love about this moisturizer is the scent. It is SO fresh smelling and pleasant to apply in both the morning and evening. It's lightweight and makes my skin glow. I keep a travel size on me all the time, and apply it in the middle of my workday, for a quick pick me up. My only issue with this moisturizer is the price...I wish it were a bit easier on the wallet!
I received a deluxe sample of the Day Wear SPF15 and I'm glad I did. It smells great and goes on light but still provides moisture. Love the smell and gentleness. Would like to try the higher SPF version to see if its the same. I've only used this in the summer/fall so I don't know if it will provide enough moisture in the winter, but I can't wait to find out!
This used to be my favorite moisturizer until they recently changed the formula! Why fix something that isn't broken, Estée? This new formula is making my skin really greasy and I'm breaking out more than usual. With a price increase on this moisturizer, you would think they truly improved this formula (used to be $39.50).This is the first time i have been disappointed with this brand. Could some one please tell me where I can purchase the previous formula? If not, I will unfortunately have to move on to another line.