I don’t know if you notice this thing about whitening skincare, if you use it, but most whitening skincare used over a period of time, tends to make the skin feel dry. I’ve tried a few brands and ranges in my time and it’s all the same. Use up one batch, and although the results are good, my skin would tend to feel dry and I’d have to switch to a hydrating regime. I attribute it to the ingredients they use for whitening or brightening.
However, I have to tell you how pleased I am to have used a whitening cream that not only does a decent job, it does not dry out my skin at all. The cream in question is the (draws deep breath) Estee Lauder CyberWhite Brilliant Cells Night Full Spectrum Brightening Moisture Creme – whew! What a mouthful! 😛
In fact, my skin loves this one strangely enough, because its by Estée Lauder! I say strange, because I didn’t think much of the rest of the Cyberwhite range. Just being honest here! So this cream is the only one in the range I’d use and which I turned to recently to cure a dull skin problem.
I actually started using this when it as known as the Estée Lauder Cyberwhite EX Extra Brightening Rich Moisture Cream. I was going through a dry skin phase and the words “rich moisture cream” leapt out at me. After I used it for about 2 weeks, without using any other whitening product, I did notice that my skin seemed brighter and smoother.
Importantly though, my skin felt plumped up and moist. I was using it in the day too and it never felt oily or heavy. It just kept my skin nice and moist all day and I liked that. I used it on and off after that. But as is wont to happen, the Cyberwhite range was revamped, and must to my horror, I realized that the cream I liked is no longer available! Yes, gasp! horrors! and all that.
It instead has been changed to this new Brilliant Cells Night Cream. Don’t you hate it when brands do that to you?
Still, I had high hopes for it and from what I can tell, theres been no change in the formula, for which my skin is thankful because I’m planning to stick with this one a little while. Like its predecessor, the skin brightening properties are quite apparent with regular use and I used this in conjunction with a couple of whitening serums to restore the condition of my skin after a disastrous experiment recently that left me looking jaundiced.
Although its labelled a night cream, I use it in the day too. Ooh what a rebel I am to be sure 😛 The previous version did not state specifically its for use at night and as the texture was similar I felt there was no harm in using it in the day too. I didn’t self-combust so I guess it’s safe 😛 There is also a regular day cream version for those who are less adventurous.
Granted, I have sightly dry skin which might explain why this one works for me quite well so I don’t know if oily skinned gals will like this one, but I do and I think its very good for what it does and promises.
In a nutshell
The Estee Lauder CyberWhite Brilliant Cells Night Full Spectrum Brightening Moisture Creme is a cream which maybe more suited for those with drier skin. The skin brightening properties are quite effective with regular use and I noticed results after as little as a weeks use. My skin feels plumper and more moist with a velvety touch. I also use this in the day sometimes and it isn’t too oily or heavy even with sunscreen and makeup on top. If anything, it seems to help my skin retain its moisture in the day.
Pros: Does what it promises to brighten skin with regular use, Rich texture but not too heavy or oily and absorbs into my skin quite quickly, Light scent is quite comforting, Nice packaging, Skin feels smooth and velvety with prolonged use
Cons: May be more suitable for those with drier skin
There’s one thing I liked about the change – the packaging. I think the new tub looks so much more sophisticated compared to the plasticky, rather old fashioned look of the previous one. The gunmetal grey and black colour scheme too is different and eye catching and just very modern and edgy. I like! 😀
Have you tried the Estee Lauder CyberWhite Brilliant Cells Night Full Spectrum Brightening Moisture Creme or its previous incarnation? If you use or have used whitening skincare, do you find that it tends to leave your skin feeling a bit dry? I always feel that way but I think the newer versions from the different brands are starting to address this by adding more moisture ingredients which is of course, great! 🙂
Estee Lauder CyberWhite Brilliant Cells Night Full Spectrum Brightening Moisture Creme Price: RM295/50ml Availability: Estee Lauder counters nationwide