Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Wake Up Balm
Revitalizing Supreme+ Global Anti-Aging Wake Up Balm is one of the few Estee Lauder moisturizers not packaged in a jar, so we're off to a good start; however, although this has merit for those with normal to dry skin, it's not without drawbacks.
First, the good: This balm (which is more of a cream than a balm) has a beautiful, rich-feeling texture that glides across skin, providing instant and lasting hydration.
Mineral pigments add a soft illumination that helps skin look revitalized and, we suppose, more "awake", but if you plan to use this during the day as directed, you'll still need sunscreen as you enjoy the effect of Lauder's "radiance-boosting optics".
On balance, this contains a fairly good mix of antioxidants, skin-replenishing, and restoring ingredients, another trait common to Lauder's moisturizers, but here the pump bottle packaging keeps these delicate ingredients just as effective from first to last use.
The inclusion of fragrance and rather high amount of fragrant plant extracts keep this from earning a higher rating, as these ingredients pose a slight risk of irritating skin, even if you don't see any visible damage.
As for the stem cell story, such plant-derived ingredients can provide antioxidant benefits, but in order for plant stem cells to work as stem cells they must be alive, and here they're long dead.
- Beautiful cream texture glides over skin.
- Add a soft illumination to make skin look revitalized.
- Fairly good mix of antioxidants, skin-replenishing, and restoring ingredients to fight signs of aging.
- Contains some fragrant plant extracts that pose a slight risk of irritation.
- The plant stem cell story is more gimmicky than beneficial.
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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