Hello lovelies! Sorry for not posting much all week… I spent the early part of this week at W Sentosa with the hubs to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary… and then spent the rest of the week battling this crazy haze. As our air quality kept deteriorating, I thought it was time to try out Estée Lauder‘s recently revamped Nutritious range of skincare, and see if it was as effective at combating environmental stresses as it claims.
Estée Lauder Nutritious skincare contains the Pomegranate Nectar Infusion which is a blend of bio-converted pomegranate and anti-oxidant-rich superberries that act like superfood for your skin. The benefits of pomegranate include:
The line has actually been around for a number of years now, but Estée Lauder has recently added some new items to the line – Nutritious Energy Lotion, Nutritious Essence Oil, and Nutritious 2-step Treatment Mask.
I had received some samples and got to try the Nutritious 2-in-1 Foam Cleanser, Nutritious Energy Lotion, Nutritious Vita-Mineral Moisture Cream, and Nutritious Vita-Mineral Infusing Eye Gel.
Estée Lauder Nutritious 2-in-1 Foam Cleanser
This is a really interesting cleanser – it works both as a daily foaming cleanser that can be used both in the morning and evening, and it can be left on for slightly longer (2 minutes) as a deep purifying mask! I found it to be quite lovely as a foam cleanser, leaving my skin feeling clean and looking fresh after each wash. I was worried that it might be too harsh for daily use since it was also meant to be a mask, but it has a nice light texture, and left my skin feeling really comfortable afterwards.
What I really liked about the Estée Lauder Nutritious 2-in-1 Foam Cleanser is that I can just choose to layer on more of it in the shower, leave it for just a few minutes while I work on other parts of my body, and then come back and simply rinse it all off. No need to sit down for 15 minutes while my usual purifying mask dries, and then have to deal with the mess of washing it all off again. Despite the short time it takes to apply this mask, it left my skin looking visibly fresher and it certainly feels like all the dirt has been removed!
Estée Lauder Nutritious Radiant Vitality Energy Lotion *NEW*
The Estée Lauder Nutritious Energy Lotion is a new addition to the Nutritious family. It comes in 2 formulations – Intense Moist and Fresh Moist. Intense is meant for normal to dry skin, providing extra boost of hydration to skin; whereas Fresh is meant for normal to combination skin. Both contain pomegranate extract and a cocktail blend of superberries to neutralize environmental aggressors.
I have seldom thought much of such toners and lotions as I thought they were all fairly basic. However, this one surprised me, as I found it to be really pleasant to use, leaving my skin looking visibly brighter, and felt incredibly bouncy afterwards. As my skin is slightly more sensitive than usual these days, I did feel the Fresh Moist formula stung just so slightly and preferred the Intense Moist formula which went on very soothingly.
Estée Lauder Nutritious Vita-Mineral Moisture Creme
The Nutritious family contains 2 moisturizers, both creams, one lighter and meant for day use, and another richer for night. I actually found the day version to be rather sufficient for night on my combination skin even sleeping with air conditioning. For day use, I typically prefer lotions, but did not have any difficulties using this creme as it absorbed quickly, and did not leave my skin feeling too oily.
Estée Lauder Nutritious Vita-Mineral Infusing Eye Gel
Of the 4 products from the Nutritious family that I tried, this was the least suitable for me as it stung the skin around my eyes and made them look red. However, to be fair, my eye area has been super sensitive from the smog, so I might give this one another try once I recover. I did enjoy the gel like texture, and was really looking forward to this as I am looking for a good eye gel to replace my current one for day use.
Estée Lauder Nutritious skincare range surprised me in a very pleasant way. I loved the innovative 2-in-1 Foam Cleanser, and the Energy Lotion Intense Moist worked very well in combination to give me brighter, more bouncy skin. They are also decently priced (SGD40 for the cleanser, $70 for the Energy Lotion), certainly more affordable than some of the brands that I’ve been using lately. The only thing to note though, is the scent of pomegranates is very strong in both of these products. It is not an artificial, cloying sweet scent; but it is very distinct nonetheless so you may end up loving or hating it.
Estée Lauder Singapore is currently giving away a generous 15ml deluxe sample of the Nutritious Radiant Vitality Energy Lotion! Simply pop over to http://esteelaudernutritious.com.sg and fill in the request form! Do give it a try, and let me know how you found it! Til then, stay healthy & God bless! XOXO