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Hydrate Your Skin
Estee Lauder Hydrationist Maximum Moisture Creme
Member Name: daniella2202
Estee Lauder Hydrationist Maximum Moisture Creme
Advantages: Hydrates and moisturises instantly for 24 hours and is lightweight
Disadvantages: Perhaps it could be a little cheaper in price !
I received a sample of this moisturiser about 4 months ago. I first used it only 2 weeks ago because my skin had become very dry and dehydrated. I usually use Clinique Moisture Surge Extra in this instance but had run out of it. I was thoroughly impressed by the product and have to say despite the Clinique fan I am I actually preferred it to the Moisture Surge Extra.
~ SOME HISTORY OF ESTEE LAUDER AS A BRAND ~
Before I start a more detailed review of this product I will firstly explain a little bit about Estee Lauder. Estee Lauder is a brand under the umbrella called the Estee Lauder Companies. Estee Lauder was the first brand produced with only four products by a lady called Estee Lauder in 1946. From this date onwards more brands were added under the umbrella of Estee Lauder Companies and now the Estee Lauder companies includes Estee Lauder, Clinique, Origins, Aramis, Mac, Bobbi Brown, Jo Malone and many other brands. To me Estee Lauder used to always seem a brand for the older more mature lady but since I have tried more of their products that view of mine is rapidly changing. I do wish that Estee Lauder products were slightly cheaper but unfortunately they are not... so if I buy products from Estee Lauder it is either when they are on gift time so I get some freebies to try or online to get them cheaper.
~ PACKAGING OF HYDRATIONIST ~
It comes in a light blue, aqua coloured pot with a gold lid. So the pot certainly looks refreshing but expensive at the same time.
~ AFTER TRYING THE HYDRATIONIST SAMPLE ~
So after having tried the sample of Hydrationist my skin became suddenly less dry and far more comfortable. I am extremely prone to spots when trying new products on my skin and I was amazed that Hydrationist was absolutely fine for me.
~ THREE DIFFERENT FORMULATIONS OF HYDRATIONIST + PRICE ~
Hydrationist comes in three different skin typed formulations. Firstly there is Hydrationist Lotion for oilier skins, secondly there is a Hydrationist cream for combination/oily skin and lastly a Hydrationist cream for dry skin. The sample I was given was for combination/oily skin which was perfect for me. My skin did not feel clogged with product and neither did it feel like it needed additional moisturiser. So I bought this with my Boots advantage card points. It comes in only one size of 50ml which is £32.00. This moisturiser does to the skin as it says in the title it gives long term hydration to the skin giving that moisture boost that the skin might be lacking.
~ HYDRATIONIST IN MORE DETAIL ~
In more detail this product not only moisturises the skin but it also helps to prevent premature ageing. It does this because lack of moisture is one of the main causes of early ageing through the development of lines and wrinkles. Therefore, keeping an optimum level of moisture in the skin is going to keep the moisture barrier intact and strong. A technology called Sustainable Moisture Complex keeps the moisture barrier strong. If the moisture barrier is broken then irritants, and other environmental pollutants and aggravators can enter the skin breaking down and destroying cells in the skin which eventually form fine lines and wrinkles.
The moisturiser also contains easily absorbable water called Bio-Mimetic Water that allows the skin to soak it up so it can penetrate deeper layers of the skin. This water ingredient and other such ingredients allow one application of the moisturiser to keep the skin hydrated and moisturised for 24 hours after. I would completely agree with this because I have been using it as a night cream and when I wake up in the morning and wash my face, my skin feels as though it does not require my day cream and even without applying a day-time moisturiser my skin does not flake when I put foundation and powder on which it usually does even with the day-time moisturiser before using this as a night cream.
~ CONSISTENCY OF HYDRATIONIST + SMELL ~
The consistency of the cream I love because the combination/oily formula of the cream is extremely light weight and feels almost between a gel and cream. This is the perfect consistency for my skin and it also leaves my skin feeling silky soft and plumped slightly. It absorbs into the skin straight out, it has no particular smell, just a fresh moisturiser smell (that is the only way I can describe it).
~ OVERALL ~
Despite the steep price tag a 50ml pot takes me a long time to go through especially as I only use it once in 24 hours, not twice. For somebody who has ever tried Clinique's Moisture Surge Extra or Clarins Hydraquench Cream I think you will love this moisturiser. This moisturiser would also work as a treatment product, to use it just once a week and it would dramatically hydrate the skin for just that one use for the rest of the week. This moisturiser has encouraged me to look into more Estee Lauder's products. I cannot recommend it enough.
Summary: A fantastic moisturiser to fully hydrate the skin for 24 hours