Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator: the verdict

After a hot and cold month with Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator, it’s now time for the final verdict.  The serum possesses a few above average qualities.  First, as skeptical as I was, I do perceive a subtle improvement in hyper-pigmentation.  Spots don’t vanish, but they do fade and lighten.  Not a fan of makeup?  Listen up; you might enjoy this as a daily product to brighten the face without cosmetics.  Idealist does provide a subtle glow.

As mentioned previously, this product doesn’t play well with others.  It tends to seize up when layered.  Also, the serum doesn’t deliver major results and doesn’t perform in a truly active fashion.  For the purists who insist upon a letter grade, I’m feeling generous, so I’ll give it a B-.  It won’t be a repeat purchase.