Monday, 29 June 2015
[review] Estee Lauder Nutritious Rosy Prism Radiant Gel EmulsionWith my favourite colour being red, the packaging sure is tempting.
This moisturiser is a water-based gel with a lightweight texture. When I think about moisturisers in jar packaging, the first thing that comes to mind is creams. 'cause why not right? If you think about it, those "traditional" moisturisers that you imagine on your mom's dresser are those thick creams. Well this is not that.
But on the contrary, the thing I like about this jar of liquid-gel goodness is it doesn't have a sticky/ tacky feeling after applying it on the face. It doesn't make my face more oilier considering I slather on my toners, serums and everything you slather on before your moisturiser. Hours later, no slick or grease.
A thing to note is that even thought there's no extra slick or grease on the skin hours later or just after applying the gel emulsion, this moisturiser is not matte or mattifying, there's a sheen to it. But since I use this for night time, who in the world is gonna see my face *horror thoughts*.
Another thing is the fragrance. I'm quite sensitive to any fragrances, especially those in skincare products but I can say that after using this moisturiser for a period of time, I really like the smell. It smells like... pomegranates I guess? Since it's the most focus of the line. It's not cloying basically.
Ingredients list: Water\Aqua\Eau, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Trisiloxane, Acetyl Glucosamine, Centella Asiatica (Hydrocotyl) Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D’Orge, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa (Peony) Root Extract, Fossilized Mineral Water (Aqua Mineralis) Extract, Lycium Chinese (Wolfberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Morus Bombycis (Mulberry) Root Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Extract, Whey Protein\Lactis Protein\Proteine Du Petit-lait, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul’s Wort) Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Juice, Astrocaryum Muru-Muru Seed Butter, Propanediol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Trehalose, Algae Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Caffeine, Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Polysorbate 80, Saccharide Isomerate, Ergothioneine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Ethylhexyl, Methoxycinnamate, Cholesterol, Squalane, Sodium Hydroxide, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Metabisulfite, Fragrance (Parfum), Potassium Sulfate, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Red 33 (CI 17200)
Now comes the cons.
Marketting. Estee Lauder markets this product, and the whole Nutritious range as "exclusively for Asian Skin"... that it will lighten the yellowness present in Asian skin tones to make it brighter and more even.
What do I say to this? Yeah right. No. Just.. no. I just don't agree with marketing that targets different ethnicities. Like do different ethnicities require different dietary-needs to be healthy? Uh no.
It comes in a jar. This is just personal preference but I don't like using a spatula to scoop the product out every single time I use it unless I wash it immediately afterwards and store it in some place that bacteria won't discover its presence and hop on to it like a bunch of people on black friday sales that fight over a gaming console (lol).
I use a clean, stored cotton bud to 'scoop' the moisturiser onto my palms and massage it onto my face. The thing I don't like is that I waste cotton buds every time I use a jar product. Like I say, I don't particularly mind but I don't really like it either.
Could this compare to my other holy-grail moisturiser? It would if it would've been cheaper haha but if money's not an issue, go ahead.
Overall, would I recommend this product? Yes if you, like me, love gel-ish textures for moisturisers and don't mind or love the smell of the nutritious range.
The Estee Lauder Nutritous Rosy Prism Radiant Gel Emulsion retails for £48 on their website or on selected