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.
I splurged and bought this product when it was brand new and been using it ever since. I've found that it works great as a face "primer". I have combination/oily skin that is prone to breakouts. This product is the best serum I've ever used. Just use it everyday n be patient and you will see results.
It takes time but it works! I am suffering adult acne as I approach Mid-30s. This serum is slowly clearing all my acne scar over 2-3 weeks, and it does not cause more break out. My skin is looking better as a result. Almost no foundation is needed! I follow the instruction to use twice a day.
I used even skin tone illuminator serum for a year and since I used this serum people noticed about my skin, and told me my skin looks brighter. This serum made my skin looked brighter instantly so I think it really works but sometimes after I apply this serum my skin felt little dry so I had to apply oily cream after the serum.
I am not a person that likes to write product reviews, but since I love this product so much, I will post my very first review ever!! I am happy with the results I have had after using this product. I bought it mainly because of acne marks (uneven skin tone). I have had acne ever since I was a teen, and that has damaged my skin. After using the product, after only one use, I noticed results: my skin looks healthier and has a healthy glow to it, and it is soft and smooth to the touch. Before using Estee Lauder Idealist Serum, my skin was dull and if it ever shined it was because of oily residues since I have oily skin. I am so glad I made the decision to buy this product. I have been a fan of Estee Lauder's for over a year now, and I do not think that will change!! I recommend this product to anyone that wants to have healthier skin. If you have acne scarring/dark pigmentation, this may be the right product for you too. It worked for me, it could do the same for you!!
My skin stayed red all the time. I went to an Estee Lauder counter, my lady told me about this product. This is by far THE BEST THING I've done for my skin other than sunblock. Last night I ran into a lady I know and she told me she thought I was in my 30's. I'm 53 years old and this has helped my skin stay beautiful and controls the redness.
This stuff really works! I was getting worsening big red splotches all over my face. I was using stuff that I got from a dermatologist and it really wasn't working too well. Then my Estee Lauder makeup lady at a local store recommended this. I almost didn't get it due to the cost. I will definitely be buying this again. It has a slight lemony scent that I don't like just because I don't like lemon scent. Still, it is an essential in my household now.