Estée Lauder 'Re-Nutriv' Ultimate Lift Age-Correcting Creme
Sort of works as claimed
Results are not "astonishingly" as claimed however, I have found over the past 3 years that this Re-nutriv line delivers a consistent skin tone improvement over other product lines tried through the years. The Ultimate version does seem to calm my sensitive skin better than the entry level version. I use the cleanser, lotion, serum and creme - a little of each goes a long way - though my main complaint is the price. The "repair, recharge and restore" comments in product description accurately matches how my skin feels and appears after using this product line but the "astonishing" claim is an overstatement.
Works, but with a Smell
The product itself works great. Skin feels hydrated, firm, and smooth. However, there is an extremely strong smell (older-lady perfume). The smell is strong that it takes over any other perfume or clean smell that you might have; I have stopped using the product. Interestingly, the Re-Nutriv Eye Cream does not have this smell and is very comfortable to use.
I have used this cream for 8 weeks and I haven't seen one iota of improvement. This was a waste of my money and my time. It appears this cream is more hype than substance.
Definitely a keeper!
I received a sample of this as part of a gift with purchase bonus. Within a couple of days of using it morning and evening, the texture of my skin was visibly much improved (even without magnification). My skin feels much softer to the touch (the way I remember it at about age 20 -- and I'm 59). This is as close to miracle product as I've yet to encounter.
Then I saw the retail price – serious sticker shock! After some price-related hesitation, I decided to get it anyway. This product has become part of my daily routine -- I just try to economize elsewhere.
Both on this site and others I've seen references to the strong perfume scent, which baffles me. I also generally detest skin product with scent, and although this one does have a slight scent, it dissipates within a few minutes. I do not feel that the scent interferes or competes with any fragrance I do choose to wear. The only thing I can think of is that perhaps the scent has been dialed way down in response to the reivews? For me, it's not an issue even though scent often is a dealbreaker for me.
Bottom line: this is a daily must for me.