Here’s a little known fact about me. When I first started earning my own keep, one of the brands I headed to for skincare was Estee Lauder. I can’t deny that their GWPs sucked me right in although it helped that the products worked. A while ago, I cleared out my closet and gave away so many of the GWP bags and pouches I’d accumulated over the years and never used. Goodness! 😛
The ANR remains a staple till today, but I mostly fell off the Estee Lauder bandwagon after a while. The last item I tried from the range was the Perfectionist serum. About 2 months ago, I found out that its gone through about 2 revamps since, and is now called Perfectionist [CP+R] Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum.
The young ‘uns among you will heave a sigh of relief at this point, I’m sure. Contrary to popular belief, I am not one for telling those below 30 that they “need” an anti-aging or lifting or firming serum or cream. In your 20s and even early 30s, I believe in proper basic maintenance skincare – keep skin hydrated and you will have fewer problems as you go. But as we age, there comes a time when just hydration alone doesn’t cut it and we need a little extra boost.
That’s when you need your serums and trust me, you’ll know when you do. Its also when you will derive the best benefit from any anti-aging serums you plan to use. This explains why although I used the Perfectionist CP serum back in the day (the original bottle was the tall slim opaque plastic one, if you remember – ugly as sin) I derived little to no benefit from it. It does however, give me a basis of comparison with this new formula 😉