Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Brightening Treatment 2.0 Review.
OK cool, but what is this fancy fandangle serum actually like to use? And does it deliver on the results?
I can't speak to the long term benefits because I haven't been trialling this serum for long enough (and you need to give an active serum at least a month before deciding whether it's a winner or a dud).
The brand's clinical and consumer testing results showed:
After one week, 93 per cent of women saw healthier looking, smoother skin*.
After finishing one 50ml bottle (around four weeks of use), 85 per cent said their skin looked more-even toned.
You should see a significant reduction in the look of dark spots, sun spots, age spots, acne marks**.
But here's what I can tell you of my Perfectionist Pro Rapid Brightening Treatment 2.0 first impressions.
Let's start with the packaging. The bottle is sleek and slightly iridescent, and the pump applicator makes it really hard to use too much. This is helpful considering it's a relatively expensive product.
You can use this product morning and/or night on cleansed skin before other serums, moisturisers or sunscreens.
But unlike some vitamin C serums that are heavily scented and take ages to sink in, this one has a silky, gel-based texture that absorbs into the skin immediately. This makes it easy to layer your other skincare products on top to get out the door and on with your life.
The formula has a subtle fresh scent, and I didn't experience any tingling or irritation after applying. Even though some forms of vitamin C like L-ascorbic acid can irritate some skin types, this product's main vitamin C is ascorbyl glucoside. Ascorbyl glucoside is a gentle, stable but less potent form of vitamin C, meaning it provides results with consistent long-term use, without the immediate irritation.
When I used it in the morning, it gave my skin a noticeable glow. Plus, it comes in a 50ml version, and the smaller Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Brightening Treatment 2.0 - 30ml size.
Final verdict: If you’re looking to invest in a non-irritating everyday vitamin C serum that provides rapid radiance, without breaking you out or causing a fuss, the new 2.0 Perfectionist Pro Rapid Brightening Treatment is it.