Estée Lauder - Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher

Estée Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactobionic acid
  • magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • palmitoyl hexapeptide-12
  • caffeine
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • castanea sativa seed extract
  • cholesterol
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • faex
  • glycyrrhetinic acid
  • laminaria saccharina extract
  • palmaria palmata extract
  • pantethine
  • phenyl trimethicone
  • polysilicone-11
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • titanium dioxide
  • triticum vulgare germ extract
  • yeast extract
  • +19 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains acetyl glucosamine, lactobionic acid, palmitoyl hexapeptide-12.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

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"This serum also helps skin look incredibly clear and even-toned."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: acetyl glucosamine, lactobionic acid

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: glycyrrhetinic acid, yeast extract.

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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What does the product description say?
"The Estée Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher is a resurfacing serum designed to improve the look of skin texture and enlarged pores."
WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: lactobionic acid.

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This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: faex, sodium hyaluronate.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: dimethicone, phenyl trimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl glucosamine, lactobionic acid, palmitoyl hexapeptide-12

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This product contains antioxidants (glycyrrhetinic acid, lactobionic acid) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - camellia sinensis leaf extract, castanea sativa seed extract, yeast extract also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
7% - 8.5%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
5.2% - 6.4%
A silicone that forms a light film on the skin surface helping to bind water and temporarily absorb oils creating a matt and powdery feel
3.2% - 3.9%
An effective moisturizing ingredient that also has been shown to be effective in evening out the skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation. It can help somewhat reduce wrinkles in skin
2.3% - 2.8%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed dead cells from the surface of the skin revealing a smoother, more even skin. PHAs tend to be gentler on the skin compared to AHAs (for example, glycolic acid). It also has hydrating properties and helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It can help calm down inflammation in skin and support restoration of the barrier function. It has an anti-oxidant effect as well. It can help reduce fine line, wrinkles and improve skin elasticity
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties. It can help calm down inflammation in skin
1.6% - 2%
Yeast extract. Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.5% - 1.9%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties. It can help calm down inflammation in skin
1.3% - 1.6%
A plant extract that might help calm down inflammation in skin but evidence of effectiveness is lacking
1.1% - 1.4%
Plant extract that might have moisturizing properties. Avoid if you suffer from wheat or gluten intolerance
0.95% - 1.15%
A plant extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help neutralize free radicals
0.7% - 1.05%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.65% - 1%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Avoid if you are sensitive to gluten
0.65% - 0.95%
0.75% - 1.1%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.55% - 0.85%
A seaweed extract that contains sugars and can be helpful in attracting water to the upper layers of the skin if used in high enough concentrations
0.55% - 0.85%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.55% - 0.8%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.45% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.7%
Used as a fragrance
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that, especially when exposed to air, can cause allergic reactions and irritate the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
An emollient that is naturally found in skin
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.45% - 0.65%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.5% - 0.75%
Used to thicken the product's texture
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
0.45% - 0.65%
A type of silicone that can decrease loss of moisture from the skin surface. It helps create a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.7%
Improves the texture of the product and helps soften the skin. Helps oil and water mix together and can be used as a cleansing agent
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps to hydrate the skin by improving its barrier funciton
0.5% - 0.7%
Used as a fragrance. Smells similar to jasmine
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps water and oil mix together and create gel-like textures
0.45% - 0.65%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.45% - 0.65%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.45% - 0.65%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.4% - 0.6%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.6%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.6%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps preserve product formulations and can mask the smell of other ingredients in a product
0.3% - 0.55%
A derivative of vitamin C that is more stable, but less bioavailable than the pure form of vitamin C. It does not penetrate the skin well, but has been shown to convert to pure vitamin C once in skin. It can be helpful in stimulating collagen production and lightening the skin tone, but the required concentration is likely to be very high
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.6%
Active compound of licorice root. Works to calm down inflammation, as an anti-oxidant, and might be helpful in lightening the skin and reducing hyperpigmentation
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to stabilize the formula of product formulation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.15% - 0.3%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.15% - 0.25%

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