I never, ever write reviews--but, I am so happy to see that this product is sold through the EL website!!! When I found out from a sales associate at a department store a couple of months ago that this product was discontinued, I was so upset. This has been a lifesaving product. It drastically improved my blotchy, scarred skin, and it made me confident enough to walk outside the door without any makeup. Since I have acne-prone skin, I usually find it hard to find products that don't aggravate my skin problems. After using this product for a year, I had beautiful, clear skin. It made my skin brighter, and it almost entirely eliminated breakouts. I don't necessarily think it helps to eliminate brown spots, but it certainly helps with acne-prone skin. I just bought two bottles to stock up in case it gets discontinued again. Please do not discontinue!
Best For acne marks, sun damage, morning serum, brighter skin, age prevention
Have used this serum before they discontinued it. It worked wonders on my acne marks and sun damage. It made my skin more even , brighter, younger , acne marks were fading. I love the smell and texture of product, I love the way it preps my skin for foundation. It's lightweight and had no problem using it for acne prone skin. Very dissapointed with fact that EL discontinuing this product. Not as pleased with product that they replacing this serum with. Hope idealist still available online when I run out of this large bottle.
I have extremely fair skin and freckles. While this product does not touch my freckles (I don't think this product effects pheomelanin) it drastically lightened the color of a very unfortunate mole on my forehead. That mole aside, this product is the only reason that I can go out in public without putting on foundation. It makes my skin look absolutely radiant.
I've been using this for two years now. It makes my face smooth, smells good and erase those pimple and dark marks that's on my face. It also adds glow to my face too! I look more younger. I would recommend it for everyone.
My EL lady always uses this on me and after free samples I purchased a bottle. It's been several months now and I can say that I don't like the results. First, I can honestly say I see no difference and second, it has made me extremely sensitive to the sun. I use to be an outdoorsy person...a lot of beach and I can't anymore. I will definitely stop using this product. Don't know what to do with this expensive bottle now.
I have been using this product religiously morning and night for 4 months straight and have noticed no difference whatsoever. I have a pretty decent skin, but had few lighter pigment spots I was hoping this product would even out. After using it for several months without skipping a day, my skin tone is not more even and my sunspots are exactly the same shade. I'm sure it did no damage and absorbed nicely, but what a waste of time and money. I have been using several Estée Lauder products, but this is the one that could have actually demonstrated some results and it disappointed instead. Would NOT recommend.
I finally decided to pay the $160 and give this product a try it's sad to say that I was very much disappointed in the results I got. The product was a waste of my money and it even caused me to buy other products since my skin was breaking out. I would not recommend it to anyone I know. Others may have had better experiences with it unfortunately I did not.
I am using second bottle of this. I tried other whitening products in between and came back to this. Unlike other whitening products I have used, this is very mild and smooth. I can feel my skintone got brighter and clearer than before, although I can't be sure that's only because of this. Still, worth trying.
I love this product, have been using it for years and everyone tells me I look like I am in my thirties not my fifties! Even if it didn't even my skintone, it feels so fantastic on your skin that I put it on my friends faces whenever they visit, and everyone of them was so amazed at how soft and smooth thier skin felt in the morning. DEFINITELY RECOMMEND! My absolute favorite EL product.
Idealist is the perfect product to even out your skintone, especially if you're beginning to show signs of aging, such as sun spots. I'd recommend it to anyone who is seeking a more flawless complexion.
Best For All Skin Tones, all skin types, anyone who has an uneven skin tone.
I have been using this product ever since it was first introduceregd. I have noticed a change in the evenness of my skin tone, so have other people, and most impressive to me, so has my dermatologist. I use a combination of Re-nutriv moisturizer, EL sunscreen and Idealist in place of a foundation. I have received many compliments on my skin since beginning this program.