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.