Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher by Estée Lauder

Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher

Estée Lauder

Overall Score

1430 Reviews
redness relief
pore minimizing
Overall Neutral Ingredients

What the reviews are saying

Good for oily skin

"...i used it after cleansing my face and i instantly seen my pores disappear i was shocked because i have very oily skin and nothing ever seems to minimize the appearance of my pore b..."

- Sephora User

"...i bought this for my wedding as i have a problem with very oily skin, acne and enlarged pores..."

- EstéE Lauder User
"you can see results from the first day you use this product, skin feels smoother and looks amazing its a great addition to your beauty regime"
- Nordstrom User
"i love the fragance and the way my skin feels silky and soft to the touch"
- Nordstrom User
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rednessredness relief
"skin feels smoother, reduces pores, evens out color and feels wonderful"
- Nordstrom User
"this is an excellent serum for not only reducing the size of your pores but also making the skin feel silky smooth"
- Nordstrom User
pore minimizingpore minimizing
"i've been haunted by big pores my whole life and using this in the morning after my toner, before my moisturizer, along with making sure my skin is clean, has left my skin feeling soft and just more normal and my pores truly do look smaller and are less clogged"
- Nordstrom User
"i have been using this for several years and i love how it makes my skin feel super soft and also makes my pores look super small"
- EstéE Lauder User
acnegood for acne
"it also helps clear any blemishes and provides a long term super softness and an increased brightness and clarity"
- EstéE Lauder User
"my skin is so soft now and it helps clear up any breakouts"
- EstéE Lauder User
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Estée Lauder User
Hydrating, redness relief, lightweight
I've been using this product for at least 4 years and couldn't be without it. At £60 for 50ml it is, for me a considered purchase so if I didn't see or feel results I would not keep buying it. My skin is normal, sometimes dry but I do have large pores and a pretty uneven skin tone. Applied before moisturiser this definetely reduces my pores, evens out skin tone and gives me a kind of soft focus appearance. I use it as a primer really. It's like liquid silk when applied, smells gorgeous and isn't heavy or sticky. My base glides on whether I'm using EL Double Wear or cheaper base and it stays put wth the same effects all day without drying or flaking. I only use the tiniest 4 drops on my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin. It lasts ages as i dont use it everyday so 50ml lasts me about 6-8 months.It's so good at what it does I recommended it to my sister who was sceptical, but after testing the product on the back of her hand at the counter immediately bought a 50ml bottle. She's now a complete convert. I hope they never discontinue it or change it. It's perfect just as it is. « less
Estée Lauder User
Anti-aging, evens out skin, redness relief
I used this stuff in my 20's and ended up not using it for a few years (which I regret) due to finances; however, I'm back to using it regularly. I love this stuff! I'm 35 and people don't believe my age, I get that I look like I'm in my late 20's maybe 30 and I love it of course. I honestly think using this product is what has helped me keep a young look. A former boss of mine even asked if I could try dressing a little older because I looked so young for my position. I have redness in my cheeks, large pores, combination skin (I use to be very oily, but with age it's starting to get dry in some places), acne prone (usually get breakouts on my nose and chin/jawline area). This is my miracle serum, it diminishes the redness, solves my flaky dry skin instantly (it really does), balances my skin tone, makes my skin so incredibly soft and my makeup goes on flawlessly. This stuff is worth the cost, I'm glad that I was turned onto this product early on, because I honestly believe it has prevented some aging. I won't be without this product anymore! If you haven't tried it, you must. GREAT PRODUCT!!
Nordstrom User
Bad for acne, drying, not pore minimizing
i have tried estees advanced night repair serum that i got as a sample and loved it-so i decided to get a day serum from estee as well. i have combination skin that gets super super oily on my t-zone so i figured i would try idealist. bad choice. after the second or third day, i noticed my skin was started to flake around my cheeks and nose but i figured that was my skin getting "refinished" and i would wait longer to decide. then, my skin started looking kinda dull and dehydrated and i noticed little tiny bumps forming all along my tzone. kept at it still. i REALLY wanted to love this product (i think because it was kind of pricey and the smell was amazing and yes, the velvety feeling you do indeed get from it). but after another day or so, i broke out in horrible horrible cystic acne that i have not gotten in many many years. it was bad! little whiteheads popped up alongside them all over my cheeks and chin and forehead. it was a nightmare-truly. needless to say, i returned it. i have found that more expensive does not always equal better. exchanged for kiehl's products and it has worked wonders after just one day. seriously. the pore minimizing skin refinisher, i feel, works well as a makeup primer maybe. i can see why so many ppl do like it. like i said, your skin does indeed feel velvety after applying. but it just masks your face and pores and plugs them up with silicone so your pores arent visible-doesnt do any "refinishing". the pores are still there, just hiding under thick silicone. ive read on a lot of reviews that many girls love the feeling it gives them in the moment, but after washing off or skipping a few days of using, notice that their skin is right back to where they started. i want a product that actually nourishes my skin and prevents future damage and gives me a glowy look. this is not the product.


Compared to other serums, the ingredients in this product are about as safe as the average product.
48 ingredients

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