Oops, I just realised I haven’t posted for more than a week! I figured it’s high time I talked about Estee Lauder’s Cyber White HD. I was sent both the serum and moisturizer, and I first used it more than 2 months ago. Before this, I was on organic skincare where silicones and fragrances were close to zero. I didn’t really appreciate it until I used this. The first 2 things I noticed were how slippery and how strongly perfumed they are!
Do you wonder why I’ve been procrastinating? I’ve been sitting on this for months, not knowing how to write. I guess it helps that at this very moment, I have this “I don’t give a hoot” attitude – makes it easier for me to just say it aloud – I don’t like these. I love my Estee Lauder ANR. I can’t live without it! I’ve grown to love a couple of its eye creams too. But this… hhmmm… besides the fact that the fragrance was extremely strong, and the ‘cones make it feel like I have a layer of something sitting on my skin, both these products clogged my pores. Like seriously. I used the serum after toner, followed with the moisturizer, both daily and nightly for 2 weeks and I noticed my nose and chin were getting bumpy. My pores looked dirty and clogged for sure. I stopped these 2 immediately and used my trusty Clarisonic nightly to try to blast my way back to clear skin. Thank goodness I noticed it early.
Then again, what if I was being unfair, and it’s got nothing to do with these 2 products? Once my skin cleared up, I gave it another go. I know right? Who would gamble? Sigh… I told you, I wanted to be fair. 1 week was enough though. I saw those blackheads and whiteheads popping up faster than usual, and that’s my verdict. So, if they don’t work for me, maybe they work for someone with a different skin type? That’s how my mom became my guinea pig. So far, no complaints from her, except that (again), they feel slippery >_<
In all honesty, I can’t tell you to run to get these. It is not right for me to say that the combination of these 2 products are bad for you. Sure, they make my skin go comedone crazy, but my mom seems to be ok. I haven’t used it long enough to tell you the brightening effects, and sorry, I won’t use it for a few months to try. I’m not THAT generous with my skin. Have any of you guys tried the Cyber White HD before? Do they work for you? I hope Estee Lauder will tone down its use of fragrances and silicones in some of its products. The scent was so strong it was offensive (for me at least) and the ‘cones in these products were just too much. Feels like my skin was choking!
So, EL, let’s try again, shall we?