I've been very much enjoying Estée Lauder's new anti-aging collection Ultimate Lift Regenerating Youth since the launch. The results that you get from the new Re-nutriv line is indeed very much comparable to some of the prestigious luxury skincare brands based on my personal experience. However, I still feel that there's a gap that Estée Lauder needs to catch up, which I would say is its individual active ingredient delivery system. In other words, you won't see much results unless you use the product at least for a month or two. I may have a high standard, but I've been using luxury products for over a decade and it isn't enough to compete against those true luxury skincare brands. Regardless, Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Regenerating Youth Creme works fine, and you can actually tell from the ingredient list that the company has put lots of love into this new collection.
Scent & Consistency
There's a subtle delicate floral hue, which hasn't irritated my skin, but the cream still contains artificial fragrance and phenoxyethanol, so it may not be the best for sensitive skin.
Although the cream is shea butter based, it doesn't feel that particularly chalky or thick.
It feels like a rather creamy version of a dense cream, which almost goes on cushiony smooth and melts into skin. There's no heavy veil-like feel to skin unlike majority of typical shea butter based products tend to have.
Skin feels supple and nourished upon application along with a healthy glow. I would say that the finish of the cream feels a lot lighter than I expected from a shea butter based cream, which makes it more pleasant to use on face and neck.
The secret of infinite beauty.
See your skin thrive with this rewardingly rich creme, infused with our exclusive Floralixir™ Dew, powerful Ultimate Lift technologies and rejuvenating nourishment.
Skin looks remarkably more lifted, feels dramatically firmer—and is strengthened to help resist future signs of aging. A stunning radiance is revealed.
Endlessly regenerate the vital bloom of youth.
• LIFTING, FIRMING
• STRENGTHENING SKIN
• LINES AND WRINKLES
• DRYNESS, DEHYDRATION
THE FLORALIXIR™ DEW
A potent force to reawaken skin's youthful renewal. It begins with two precious flowers that thrive in the frigid Himalayas and the parched highlands of Brazil, their potency magnified by the power of Re-Nutriv science.
• NON-ACNEGENIC; WON'T CLOG PORES
Water\Aqua\Eau; Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter); Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride; Methyl Trimethicone; Di-C12-15 Alkyl Fumarate; Dimethicone; Butylene Glycol; Steareth-2; Stearyl Alcohol; Glyceryl Stearate; Pentylene Glycol; Glycerin; Steareth-21; Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Sterols; Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract; Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract; Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract; Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract; Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract; Ergothioneine; Artemia Extract; Saccharomyces Lysate Extract; Fuscoporia Obliqua Extract; Gellidiela Acerosa (Algae) Extract; Swertia Chirata Extract; Laminaria Digitata Extract; Cordyceps Sinensis Extract; Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein; Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein; Cholesterol; Caffeine; Linoleic Acid; Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract; Whey Protein\Lactis Protein\Proteine Du Petit-Lait; Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D'Orge; Pearl Powder; Bioflavonoids; Acetyl Hexapeptide-8; Propylene Glycol Dicaprate; Algae Extract; Sodium Hyaluronate; Trehalose; Acetyl Glucosamine; Gold; Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake; Decarboxy Carnosine Hcl; Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure; Polysilicone-11; Isohexadecane; Tocopheryl Acetate; Sodium Hydroxide; Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer; Carbomer; Polysorbate 80; Sodium Dehydroacetate; Lecithin; Polymethylsilsesquioxane; Citric Acid; Sodium Benzoate; Cellulose; Fragrance (Parfum); Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate; Disodium Edta; Bht; Phenoxyethanol; Yellow 5 (Ci 19140); Red 33 (Ci 17200)
Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Regenerating Youth Creme will work the best for those in need of support for their dry skin barrier. Although it's in the lifting category, I would say that the cream has more plumping and wrinkle resisting benefits in the long run. I've also noticed in my skin that the overall quality of skin has improved. I haven't seen much results for fading dark spots or lifting, but my skin feels more resilient, healthy and balanced. I'm happy with the result as that's exactly what I need during seasonal changes to prevent unwanted breakouts or wrinkles.
I really appreciate the company's interpretation of shea butter in the cream as it penetrates into skin much more effectively than most shea butter based products on the market. And I can see how much effort they've put in to give a good balance between ingredients and the texture without sacrificing too much from each side. Anyway, I survived this Winter without getting a single bump on my face thanks to the cream, which is intriguing as my skin normally tends to break out when the formulation isn't right for those with shea butter in the cream. The cream will be great for normal to dry skin, but if you have even drier skin, then the rich version might work better for you. If you have dehydration issues though, I recommend you to pair the cream with their Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Floralixir™ Dew Regenerating Water and/or Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Regenerating Youth Serum which I love.
Where to buy
- COSME-DE (Free worldwide shipping & discounts)
- Nordstrom (Free shipping & samples)
- Saks Fifth Avenue (Free shipping & samples)
- Estée Lauder Re-Nutriv Creme (Dry skin)
- Estée Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion & Micro Essence Aquaceutical™ Mist
- Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment with Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (Serum)
- High-end Hydrating Serums (La Mer VS La Prairie VS Sisley VS Chanel VS Guerlain)