I’ve used up the Estee Lauder DayWear Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15 which means that it’s time to write a review of it!
I’ll start off by saying that it was a long desired product for me. Once my friend tried it out, she fell for it and of course recommended me to give it a go too. The factor that stopped me from the immediate purchase was the price. $54 for a 50ml jar. I’m not the person who is only into heavy luxury products. I know that I can find something similar in a drugstore. But as fate would have it I went to the Sephora store and went out with a set of minis by Estee Lauder.
And my dream to try out the DayWear came true!
The product promises are rather usual. In a few words: defense against signs of premature aging, moisture, healthy glow, Super Anti-Oxidant Complex and Broad Spectrum sunscreen.
List of ingredients:
OCTINOXATE 7.50%; OCTISALATE 5.00%; AVOBENZONE 2.00%; WATER (AQUA PURIFICATA) PURIFIED; PETROLATUM; CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC/MYRISTIC/STEARIC TRIGLYCERIDE; BUTYLENE GLYCOL; DI-C12-15 ALKYL FUMARATE; CETYL RICINOLEATE; DIMETHICONE; OCTYLDODECYL MYRISTATE; STEARETH-2; STEARETH-21; BEHENYL ALCOHOL; PENTYLENE GLYCOL; STEARYL ALCOHOL; ASPALATHUS LINEARIS (RED TEA) LEAF; EXTRACT; CAMELLIA SINENSIS (WHITE TEA) LEAF EXTRACT; COFFEA ARABICA; (COFFEE) SEED EXTRACT; POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM ROOT EXTRACT; TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM EXTRACT; BETULA ALBA (BIRCH) BARK EXTRACT; LAMINARIA OCHROLEUCA EXTRACT; HORDEUM VULGARE (BARLEY) EXTRACT; SACCHAROMYCES LYSATE EXTRACT; ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT; VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT ETHYLBISIMINOMETHYLGUAIACOL; MANGANESE CHLORIDE; CHOLESTEROL; PHOSPHOLIPIDS; MALTODEXTRIN; ASCORBYL TOCOPHERYL MALEATE; CYCLODEXTRIN; SODIUM HYALURONATE; TREHALOSE; NORDIHYDROGUAIARETIC ACID; PALMITOYL HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM; AMYLOPECTIN/GLYCERIN CROSSPOLYMER; PANTETHINE; LINOLENIC ACID; ORYZANOL; LECITHIN; LINOLEIC ACID; GLYCERIN; SODIUM PCA; UREA; SUCROSE; CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE; BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER); POLYETHYLENE; SQUALANE; CYCLOPENTASILOXANE; HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE; LAURYL LAURATE; CETYL PALMITATE; SODIUM CARBOMER; PVP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER; POLYQUATERNIUM-51; TROMETHAMINE; CARBOMER; FRAGRANCE (PARFUM); LINALOOL; BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL; HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE; BENZYL SALICYLATE; DISODIUM EDTA; BENZYL ALCOHOL; POTASSIUM SORBATE; BENZOIC ACID; CHLORPHENESIN; PHENOXYETHANOL; METHYLPARABEN; ETHYLPARABEN; PROPYLPARABEN; BUTYLPARABEN; ISOBUTYLPARABEN; ISOPROPYLPARABEN; YELLOW 5 (CI 19140); BLUE 1 (CI 42090); CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN (CI77289)
I was using a 15 ml jar for 2 months and preferably applying the product in the morning. Sometimes I applied it twice a day but only when I had to wash my face twice. The packaging is no fuss. The light-blue jar with a golden screw top cap. I prefer products packed in a tube but it’s a rare occasion among the high end brands. I don’t appreciate the packaging since there’s no spoon included to take out the cream. And getting into a jar with my fingers isn’t a good option too. The cream itself is of light blue color, medium thickness and has a crisp cucumber-y scent.
My experience of using the DayWear by Estee Lauder:
I’m 26 and I don’t have any significant signs of aging yet. My skin is of combination type with an oily T-zone and tightening feelings after I wash my face. From this cream I obviously need moisture properties, full sinking in and comforting feelings in general.
I didn’t manage to adjust the optimal amount of this product to apply. When I applied an average amount sufficient to remove the tightness and be enough for good moisture, this cream was not absorbed and left my skin quite fatty. To apply my make-up or just leave the house, I wiped my face with a paper napkin, otherwise my face was shining like there was no tomorrow.
If I applied a little amount of the cream it absorbed well but didn't give me a feeling of moisture and comfort. As a result, I usually chose the first version of its use but the feeling that I was just throwing away a good part of this very expensive product with a napkin didn’t leave me alone.
As for any visual skin improvement, no miracle happened. It was exactly in the same state as before.
For the advantages I can also list the SPF but a very small factor of 15. It’ll be good only for winter, as in summer we all need higher protection.
Generalizing, I want to express my opinion and say that I presume that this cream will show a good performance only on the dry skin type. And if you’re looking for a good quality product with a good correlation of price/quality, then toss this product, as here you pay for a brand and not for a result.
If the price tag isn’t the concern of yours, then give this product a go. Maybe it’ll become your cup of tea.