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This was a gift with purchase set around September 2012 but only started using January when I had a weekend away. I like taking samples away because then if I leave them there it hasn't cost me anything .
Estee Lauder is classsed as a premium brand that sells skincare , cosmetics and perfume.
There seem to be 3 products in this regime.This which you use first followed by soft clean lotion then the resilience lift.It doesn't say on it but the other 2 products say use twice a day so I would assume this is the same and is what I have been doing.
Mine is a sample (well I think it is) and contained 30ml. It looks the same as the picture and is in a pink tube with a screw lid that it sits on.The name of the product is on the front and there is stuff written on the back but it's not in English.
The most important bit of information for me is that it said for dry skin on the front. Not sure why but the cream that goes with this is for normal combination .Anyway I apply this like any other cleanser and just rub it straight into my face.This does have a slight lotion smell to it if that makes sense .I think it's like a clean and fresh smell.This leaves my skin feeling nice and moisturised and as its for dry skin the effects last longer than say normal products where it works short term then my skin goes back to dry.No bad reactions yet and I don't think there will be as they tend to happen pretty quickly.
Would I buy
This retails at 22 quid so not cheap especially when you then add in the other 2 items. The more logical question is would I pick it again if I had the choice in a beauty event.The answer to that is yes but I wouldn't pay full price for very many products.
I started using Estee Lauder soft clean moisture rich foaming cleanser when one of the beauty consultants in Debenhams recommended it to me, I had really dry skin but suffered from break out spots etc and was looking for a gentle wash but one that left my skin clean without feeling tight.
The packaging is a really girly pink, handy size tube with a stand up cap. The cream wash is really thick and very difficult to get out of the tube. However the struggle is worthwhile. The wash is really creamy and lathers really well, I enjoy massaging my face with it as the foam makes it really easy, it removes all make up including stubborn eye make up without drying your skin out. It does take quite a lot of rinsing clean but I did not find this a problem.
After use my skin felt squeeky clean although not tight or dry, my break out spots have all but disappeared, my skin feels great.
The face wash is pretty expensive to what I am used to paying so I only buy a tube now and again as a treat, however you only need to use a tiny amount a little goes a long way, so the tube lasts me around 4/5 months. Definately worth paying more for.
Normally I'm not too keen on changing face washes and moisturisers, but since I've recently discovered that I'm not getting any younger, and perhaps, a little shift in regime wouldn't do any harm, I started to delve into a box of stuff donated by mum.
Estee Lauder Soft Clean for dry skin has had its first trial runs over Christmas, and much as I hate to say it, I was quite impressed. The tube itself is a nice shimmery pink, just the type of thing I can lay my hands on without too much rummaging about. I did though find the cream itself to be a little on the thick side and quite difficult to squeeze out of the tube and so a second wash with slippery hands made things a little tricky.
For me, the first downside to this product is the smell. As with many Estee Lauder products they do seem to be quite strong, and for a lassie who likes to go for the simpler things in life, I find them a bit over-powering. This one, because it's on your face, I found to be more overpowering than most and even three hours after washing the smell seemed as strong as ever.
On use though, it did lather up well and, I have to admit, leave my face feeling very clean and fresh. I felt some tightening of the skin, but unlike some other products, it didn't leave me rushing for a moisturiser immediately. However I did notice that after using a second time in the evening my skin began to feel slightly tight and I didn't feel that I would want to use it twice a day on a regular basis. Neither did I feel that I would want to live with the perfume permanently either, but I appreciate this is an aspect of Estee Lauder that a lot of women like.
From Estee Lauder direct the product comes in at £16.64 for a 125ml tube, which I don't think is bad value as you don't need to use a lot.
Overall, it was better than I expected, but if you don't like highly perfumed products then I wouldn't think this would be for you.