Estée Lauder - Exclusive Idealist Serum Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher

Estée Lauder Exclusive Idealist Serum Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • palmitoyl oligopeptide
  • caffeine
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • castanea sativa seed extract
  • cholesterol
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • faex
  • glycerin
  • laminaria saccharina extract
  • pantethine
  • phenyl trimethicone
  • phospholipids
  • polysilicone-11
  • scutellaria baicalensis extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • titanium dioxide
  • triticum vulgare germ extract
  • vitis vinifera fruit extract
  • yeast extract
  • +20 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /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.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: palmitoyl oligopeptide.

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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What does the product description say?
"It helps to combat flakiness, roughness and dullness, encouraging a more even-toned and luminous complexion."
WIMJ summary

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

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: morus nigra root extract, 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.

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

This product might help exfoliate the skin with acetyl glucosamine, but This ingredient is not the most effective.

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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, glycerin.

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, squalane.

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

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This product contains antioxidants (castanea sativa seed extract, scutellaria baicalensis extract, yeast extract) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
4.8% - 7.2%
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
3.7% - 5.5%
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
2.7% - 4%
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%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin and have some skin-lightening effect, but good evidence is missing
1.6% - 2.5%
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
1.4% - 2.1%
Yeast extract. Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.1% - 1.7%
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
0.9% - 1.35%
A plant extract that might help calm down inflammation in skin but evidence of effectiveness is lacking
0.5% - 1.15%
Plant extract that might have moisturizing properties. Avoid if you suffer from wheat or gluten intolerance
0.4% - 0.9%
A plant extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin, but is less potent than the extract from the seeds
0.15% - 0.7%
A plant extract that might contain a compound baicalin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation in skin. The baicalin concentration in skincare typically too low. Can be used for its fragrant properties
0.1% - 0.5%
A plant extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help neutralize free radicals
0.1% - 0.4%
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
0.1% - 0.45%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Avoid if you are sensitive to gluten
0.1% - 0.45%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.1% - 0.4%
0.15% - 0.6%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.1% - 0.4%
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
0.1% - 0.35%
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.
0.1% - 0.3%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.2%
A plant oil that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.25%
An emollient that is naturally found in skin
0.1% - 0.35%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
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.
0.1% - 0.35%
Used to thicken the product's texture
0.1% - 0.5%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
0.05% - 0.25%
A type of silicone that can decrease loss of moisture from the skin surface. It helps create a nice product texture
0.05% - 0.3%
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
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.3%
Helps to hydrate the skin by improving its barrier funciton
0.1% - 0.3%
Used as a fragrance. Smells similar to jasmine
0.05% - 0.25%
Helps water and oil mix together and create gel-like textures
0.05% - 0.25%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.05% - 0.25%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.05% - 0.3%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.2%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.05% - 0.25%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.1% - 0.45%
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
0.05% - 0.2%
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
0.05% - 0.2%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.05% - 0.25%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Used to stabilize the formula of product formulation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.3%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.05% - 0.2%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.1% - 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
0.05% - 0.25%

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