This smooth toner is my first line of defense for reducing the appearance of unsightly brown flaws. I have been using it twice a day for about six weeks and I do see a definite improvement. I started using it all over my face but now I just use it on targeted areas. Works great!
Love Love Love~~! <3 <3 <3 I L-O-V-E and adore Idealist!! I use this illuminator before I put on my moisturizer- I can clearly see the difference the days when I put on Idealist vs. not- I have very oily skin, and it's not on description, but this product makes my face very matte and less shiny throughout whole the day compare to the days when I do not use the product- The Idealist gives my face a soft glow and a clean and fresh look- During summer, I skip moisturizer and just put on the Idealist and it still gives me the perfect matte and clean and neat look- I loveeeee this product!
At 55, my skin had the common problems of blotchiness, dull, age spots, etc. I ran out of my usual regimen products and used the sample of this I had received. I was very surprised that just in the few days I was using the sample, I saw improvement in my skin, which resulted in my purchasing the full size and loving it. My skin looks brighter, less red and dull blotches. I know there are ingredients that make your skin "look" more luminous in this and that helps while you're wearing it. But after simply cleansing, I can tell that my face looks clearer and brighter. Every little bit helps! :)
In my experience, this DOES the job at erasing acne marks, no doubt and I highly recommend it for that specific use. I had a messy break out that left some spots and they were very effectively faded after a month. Very little goes a very long way, just two drops from the pump is enough to cover my face. However: this product can be drying and irritating in the long term. I use it only at night on top of my ANR serum, but even with that, I feel it can be drying after a few days, so I just do not use it continuously, or only use it on a spot when needed.
I received this product in a gift package. I am treated for rosacea by a dermatologist so I am careful about what I use on my skin. My rosacea is mostly under control, but I am usually red for a while after washing and moisturizing my skin. Not with this product, no signs of redness. I used it because I understood it was helpful for red skin, but it has completely improved my overall complexion. I have been using it for about 3 weeks and I love it. I don't try multiple products because I worry about irritation, I am so glad I gave this a try.
I am 77+ and was getting dark spots on my face and tried the product. It has either lightened or complete removed the spots on my face and I highly recommend it to any one who has the same problem . It is smooth and creamy and easily applied and feels good on the skin. I apply it after cleaning my face and then apply the balance of my nightly items of Esteelauder products.
Amazing results when paired with ANR. I received a deluxe trail size after 2 weeks of using the trail size I immediately purchased the BIG 3.4oz size bottle of this. This stuff is amazing dark spots, redness, pore size all went down. I did use it on a hypigmentation circle that was pretty dark by 3 months this spot is about 2 shades lighter. I can only hope this product will continue providing results. Fantastic!!! *Note I did combine this with ANR too.
After a month, this "fast acting" serum has done absolutely nothing for me. I purchased it on the advise of an Estee Lauder Beauty Consultant to get rid of the dark spots and red marks. It did absolutely nothing for me. When I applied it, it felt more like makeup than a serum on my face. I do not like this product at all. Unfortunately, none of the Estee Lauder skincare items I've tried have lived up to their claims. I absolutely love their makeup and unless they change formulas, will use their eyeliner, shadow and lipstick forever. Well worth the money, but no so with the skincare.
I bought this product on recommendation of the attendant but I truly resent why did I spend so much money on this product. I used it for more than four months with twice application, as was recommended by the beauty consultant at Estée launders. However, there was no effect at all. So I do not recommend this serum to anyone.
I am currently using the Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator and I really love it. It makes my skin very smooth and does help to make my skin looking even. The bottle with the pump is simply perfect! Thank you Estee Lauder!
I love this Even Skintone Illuminator because it does what it is suppose to do. It removes the brown spots from your face or hands. It may take a couple of weeks to see a change but with continued use you will see the spots diminish.
I was given a sample from one of the women that works at the beauty boutique I shop at. At first I was reluctant since I'd read so many mixed reviews. So after about a month I dug out my sample bottle and gave it a try while still using my other Lauder serums (ANR II and CP+R). I used it morning and night and in just over a week I noticed a difference. I figured "ok maybe that's it" but nope after polishing off my second sample bottle I was hooked. I noticed a significant difference, a new even tone for my skin So I headed back to my boutique to pick up a bottle and got a couple more sample bottles for my upcoming trips. I used one while in NYC. Though I did get too much sun while there thanks to all the walking around Manhattan we did, I did notice after a week of being home and not sweating off my makeup/moisturizer (Daywear spf 50 btw) my skin was back to it's new even tone. I am so happy that this serum worked for me. I have quite sensitive skin that reddens very easily and this serum has been WONDERFUL!!!