Resilience Lift Restorative Radiance Oil
This facial oil for dry skin has a very fluid (OK, runny) texture that's dispensed via a dropper applicator. The dispenser is easy to control, so despite this oil's fluidity, it's not difficult or messy to apply, whether used alone or mixed into your regular facial moisturizer.
Rather than being oil-based, this is triglyceride-based and contains some emollients and silicone followed by a mix of non-fragrant plant oils and a couple of antioxidant vitamins. All told, not bad!
Although the plant oils this contains are of the non-fragrant variety, Lauder did add a subtle fragrance to this oil, so it does pose a risk of irritation especially for those with sensitive skin. The added fragrance is what keeps this fragrance from earing our top rating.
One more comment: The clear plastic bottle this product is packaged in should be kept in a dark place or stored in its box, as Restorative Radiance Oil definitely contains ingredients that need to be protected from light, which will cause them to break down. Not a deal-breaker, just an extra step to keep this product's contents protected.
- Rich source of repairing ingredients for dry, parched skin.
- Elegant, oil-like texture doesn't feel too greasy.
- Easy to use.
- Non-fragrant plant oils are a good source of antioxidants, and this also contains vitamin-based antioxidants.
- Clear bottle packaging means this must be stored away from UV light.
- Fragrance poses a risk of irritation to sensitive skin; fragrance-free is best for all skin.
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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