[Tried and Tested] Estée Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

It’s been a while I’m using Estée Lauder’s ANR. Somehow I find it’s quite risky to look for its perfect match. I mean a perfect skin. Or, a younger but oily/combination skin like me is hard to maintain skin’s health and emanates the angelic glow of youth from within - I just wanna say hi to forever young...

Once again, Estée Lauder introduces a major breakthrough in Asian skincare, the NEW Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion. This first-of-its-kind “essence-in-lotion” that strengthens skin’s foundation with micro power to reveal a translucent, angelic glow from within.

A dupe for concentrated facial toner?
Combines the wisdom of modern science with power of fermentation to activate skin’s multiple pro-youth functions and help “reset” the look of skin. This means, this Micro Essence helps to slow down visible signs of aging:

- Strengthens skin’s barrier, an essential foundation for healthy skin
- Calms irritation so energy is directed towards re-building and re-strengthening
- Fuels energy potential, which is needed for skin to perform at its peak
- Intensifies deep moisture for natural renewal to maintain a strong, supple feel and reflect light from within

Micro Essence on cotton pad.
NEW Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion helps to create a stronger more resistant skin foundation, working in three powerful ways:

Micro-Targeted – this high-performance essence-in-lotion penetrates rapidly and deeply within skin’s surface to reach where skin needs it most, saturating skin cells with new power to renew and re-balance
Micro-Nourishing – delivers a precise concentration of exclusive Micro-Nutrient Bio-Ferment, penetrating surface skin cells to nourish and energize like never before
Micro-Active – activates multiple pro-youth functions to deeply replenish and “reset” the look of skin from within, layer by layer, immediately and long term

Micro Essence + Advanced Night Repair – Batman and Robin for Beauty
Micro Essence and Advanced Night Repair (ANR) work synergistically to penetrate skin even faster and deeper, leading to increased moisture and faster moisture barrier recovery than either one used alone.

Texture of the new ANR Synchronized Recovery Complex II

First application: A big “wow”!
Once I woke up in the morning, my skin glowed! (not oily)

The texture for both Micro Essence and ANR are a bit thick and concentrated so I suggest users to apply with hands. Twice a day and I can feel my skin is well hydrated and it’s not sticky at all.

Two weeks! 
Two weeks only, my oily skin is well hydrated and less visible oils on my T-Zone area. Can’t say much about my aging lines (too young to have it) but my acne scars starts fading bit by bit. Also, both help to soothe my sensitive skin and less visible reddish surface.

In a nutshell, my skin's hydration has well improved and I have no worries to skip my usual facial toner (the one that I'm using is meant for blemish detox, it's a lil bit dry). Somehow the only thing I dislike about is the packaging - looks classy in a glass matte-bottle, but you need to take extra care for it and keep away from naughty children.

Retails at RM320 for 150ml, NEW Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion is now available at major counters nationwide. Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II retails at RM350 for 50ml and RM255 for 30ml

Have you tried the Estée Lauder Micro Essence? Will you dupe it with something similar? 

**full-sized products are purchased, deluxe samples are given for review purposes.

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