Estée Lauder has just launched their new firming/lifting serum, which made me very excited as you might know that I'm always interested to try different firming/lifting care products. I initially had very high expectations on their new Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment serum simply because I've had a very positive experience with their recent launches.
Scent & Consistency
Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment has a pleasant fresh slight cucumber scent, which doesn't smell too artificial or overpowering compared to Chanel. Even though it contains fragrance, it has never stung my eyes or given my skin any kinds of irritation.
It also comes in a convenient pump bottle, and I normally dispense about 3 to 4 pumps to cover my entire my face, neck and decollete. It actually feels a lot lighter than their Perfectionist [CP+R] Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum in terms of the texture and also feel on skin.
Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment is in a lightweight emulsion serum texture, and it goes onto skin very smooth and easy. And there's some instant subtle firming sensation upon application.
The new force to fight gravity. This high-speed formula delivers visible improvement to multiple facial zones—along the jawline, cheeks, around eyes and even stubborn laugh lines—for an overall natural, more lifted and youthful look.
Instantly: Your skin is radiant, hydrated, rejuvenated.
In 3 Days: Your skin feels smooth, plumped, baby-soft. Gentle AHAs refine skin's texture.
In Just 2 Weeks, See a More Lifted Look: Skin feels firmer and facial contours—jawline and cheeks—look more lifted and defined. Lines and wrinkles look dramatically reduced.
With a powerful concentration of Acetyl Hexapeptide-8—a custom-designed rebuilding peptide—the formula penetrates quickly. Helps skin boost its natural collagen and elastin to strengthen its vital support network.
Professionally inspired. Patented until 2021.
- NON-ACNEGENIC; WON'T CLOG PORES
HOW TO USE
Apply on clean skin before your moisturizer, AM and PM. Avoid eye area. Use sunscreen and limit sun exposure while using and the week after.
Did you know? Products with Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), like Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment, may cause skin to become more sensitive to the sun and so it’s recommended to limit sun exposure and use sunscreen before going outside.
Water\Aqua\Eau , Dimethicone , Butylene Glycol , Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride , Glycerin , Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane , Polysorbate 20 , Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone , Polysilicone-11 , Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter , Phoenix Dactylifera (Date) Fruit Extract , Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract , Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract , Crithmum Maritimum Extract , Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract , Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract , Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract , Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Extract , Chlorella Vulgaris Extract , Laminaria Saccharina Extract , Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract , Algae Extract , Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract , Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul'S Wort) Extract , Nymphaea Alba (Water Lily) Flower Extract , Acetyl Glucosamine , Caffeine , Gellidiella Acerosa Extract , Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract , Sodium Hyaluronate , Lactic Acid , Propylene Glycol Dicaprate , Saccharide Isomerate , Methyl Gluceth-20 , Ethylhexylglycerin , Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake , Caprylyl Glycol , Isohexadecane , Tocopheryl Acetate , Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer , Glyceryl Polymethacrylate , Sodium Polyacrylate Starch , Squalane , Sodium Pca , Urea , Zea Mays (Corn) Kernel Extract , Whey Protein\Lactis Protein\Proteine Du Petit-Lait , Palmaria Palmata Extract , Polysorbate 80 , Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 , Triolein , Hydrolyzed Rice Extract , Linoleic Acid , Trehalose , Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein , Glucosamine Hcl , Phospholipids , Laminaria Digitata Extract , Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D'Orge , Polyquaternium-51 , Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 , Ergothioneine , Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate , Peg-8 , Phytosteryl Canola Glycerides , Pentylene Glycol , Oleic Acid , Palmitic Acid , Xanthan Gum , Fragrance (Parfum) , Sodium Hydroxide , Citric Acid , Silica , Calcium Chloride , Stearic Acid , Dipropylene Glycol , Sodium Palmitoyl Proline , Disodium Edta , Bht , Potassium Sorbate , Phenoxyethanol , Mica , Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)
Although it takes a little longer to see some results compared to other luxury skincare brands, the treatment serum seems to work. It wasn't very effective around the smile lines, but it seems to help overall contour and skin texture. Having said that, it doesn't have much plumping action, so I didn't notice much improvement on wrinkles even around the neck. You might want to incorporate Perfectionist Pro Instant Wrinkle Filler With Tri-Polymer Blend if you want to see the full effect for wrinkles.
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In terms of hydration, I personally found it not quite enough just by itself in Winter as the weather has gotten a lot drier, so I've been using it on top of their Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Floralixir™ Dew Regenerating Water. Though, I'd say that it will be perfect for next Summer, and if you have combination skin without any dehydration, then you will love the serum.
Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment gives such a smooth canvas that I've been also using it as a make-up base. Although I was initially a little concerned that it might break out my skin during my cycle due to some skin allergens that the serum contains, I haven't got any breakouts since using it surprisingly. I still won't recommend to those with sensitive/problem-prone skin though. Nevertheless, I think that Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment will work best for those looking for maintenance and/or subtle improvement.