Advanced Time Zone Night Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Crème
It’s dizzying how many moisturizers Lauder sells, labeled with all kinds of names and claims. The repetitiveness is lost on the consumer because each current launch creates a new commotion. This version adds nothing to what they already offer, which is really disappointing given a fairly decent price point for any of the Lauder companies (remember Lauder owns Aveda, Origins, Clinique, Bobby Brown, and La Mer).
Although Lauder generally does moisturizers better than most of its competitors, in this case the jar packaging means the beneficial anti-aging ingredients will have their potency diminished with each use (to say nothing of the bacterial contamination that occurs each time you dip your finger into the jar).
If any of Lauder’s stable of antiwrinkle creams produced the results they promise, the company wouldn’t have to keep creating new antiwrinkle products, but that’s not the reality. Because hope springs eternal, most women keep coming back to the cosmetics counters for the next antiwrinkle miracle. We realize this sounds dismal (and to the extent that women waste their money on such products, it is), but the truth is that a well-formulated moisturizer (e.g., lotion, cream, serum, gel) can be a brilliant way to help skin look and act younger. No, your wrinkles won’t be gone and you won’t look a decade younger in one week, but with the right routine (sunscreen, exfoliant, and other products targeted for your skin-care concerns, such as acne, rosacea, oily skin, dry skin), you will see an improvement.
As is customary for Lauder’s moisturizers, Time Zone Night has an elegant texture and formula that’s loaded with antioxidants, cell-communicating ingredients, and skin-identical substances, but none of those are unique to this product. That’s all good news, but, as mentioned above, not in jar packaging. In better packaging, this would be an easy recommendation for those with dry skin and signs of aging. As is, most of what you’re paying extra for won’t remain active, which leaves you with a very expensive moisturizer whose benefits in that regard can be obtained from many less expensive products.
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Estee Lauder At-A-Glance
The history of Estee Lauder goes back to 1946, when the woman who created the brand (and for whom it is named) began selling creams and lotions made by her chemist uncle. From its humble beginnings, Estee Lauder has grown to become a multibillion-dollar company whose products are sold all over the world and advertised in just about every fashion and women's lifestyle magazine available.
The biggest compliment we can pay to the venerable Estee Lauder line is that their moisturizers and serums can largely be described as state-of-the-art. Though fragrance is often intrusive, but when it comes to formulary excellence culminating in products that give skin what it needs to function optimally, they are tough to beat.
When it comes to makeup, by and large the brand also exceeds expectations. Though there are some under-performing products (you can read more about them in our individual reviews), Lauder has a number of excellent options, most notably its lip colors.
For more information about Estee Lauder, call (877) 311-3883 or visit www.esteelauder.com.
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