I’ve been secretly using the full range of the NEW Estée Lauder Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening for months now. I’ve also secretly wean off from using acne mark gel and a few other skin care brand/range to the basic anti-aging and brightening skin care regime. Recently I received lots of compliment that I have good skin although personally I hated the large pores and acne marks. I was told by a BA during a makeover session that good skin to them is all about the skin texture refinement, radiance and healthy skin. According to them, I have plump, bouncy skin, glowing complexion and I don’t have pimples or wrinkles. I was secretly giggling because I was using a brand that is not theirs 😛
Last year I trial CyberWhite HD range and it gave me fantastic result. You can click on this link for the review. This year, Estée Lauder came out with a whole new Crescent White and I get to try the whole range!
Despite my professed love for CyberWhite HD and how it totally changed my brightening skin care routine, there are many who doesn’t quite like the range as much as I do due to the slippery texture and scent. I personally have no issue with that and I managed to work around it but for those who are not happy with those issues, well good news! Estée Lauder heard you and your feedback because I find that this new Crescent White is the improvised formulation of CyberWhite HD, if not better. Whatever you complaint before are rectified through this Crescent White range.
Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Cleanser (RM145) comes in a huge, sleek tube. It’s so huge that I’ve been using it day and night for a good few months and it’s still half full. Basically you only need a tiny bit of the cleanser, add some water and it will create this creamy foam. Usually whitening or brightening product especially the cleanser tend to be a little drying but not this one. This one here is hydrating enough for my dehydrated skin without turning my face into an oil slick.
The Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Treatment Lotion (RM190) *what a mouthful!* is probably the only product I used generously among the lot and it’s about to finish soon. I tried to slow down with the usage so that I have some left for the review lol! Sometimes I sneakily skip my lotion after cleansing but ever since I got this, I never skip this step. I like how the scent and texture go hand in hand with the cleanser. So why skip right? Believe it or not, this Lotion is actually the key to maximizes the entire Crescent White range. So remember to get this if you want to get any of the Crescent White products.
As I’m typing this out, I’m probably about a few pumps away from finishing the Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Spot Correcting Essence (RM380). I seriously cannot live without brightening essence any day of my life. This essence is so precious and powerful that one pump is enough for the whole face. On some occasion I did go all out and apply two pumps. Doubling the amount doesn’t give me greasy face at all. That is why I like it. I remember someone told me before that my forehead is darker than the bottom half of my face so I make sure I apply this essence evenly on the whole face and it works. No more dark forehead 😀 . Among the whole range, this essence smells the best and heavenly although all of them smells the same. The texture is very light and absorbed into the skin in no time.
I remember many complaint about the slippery and heavy texture of CyberWhite HD Advanced Brightening Moisture Creme previously. You will be glad to know that Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Créme (RM265) is the improvised version. The texture now is no longer gel-cream but a true cream, only lighter. It doesn’t leave any sticky residue and with just a few strokes of massage, the cream is absorbed into the skin like magic. I mainly use this cream at night however I also use it before on day time before work. You know, just to see if it withstand the heat, dirt, makeup and sweat 😀 . While the previous CyberWhite HD makes my foundation slipped just a little bit on the jawline, this new version doesn’t do that to me. When I used it at night, I woke up with bouncy, bright complexion.
Generally, I’m not a BB Cream fan. Having said that, I still get excited whenever I spot a new BB Cream. I secretly buy them to secretly test them out 😛 . I still remember my very first Estée Lauder BB Creme, which is probably the first western BB Cream I ever like previously. The new Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening BB Créme SPF50/PA++++ and Brightening Balm (RM185) is kind of similar (to me) but with an exception. It comes with a handy dandy brightener hidden on the cap.
Weirdly, I find that the BB Creme is superb on my first time trying. However on subsequent application, I find that the coverage is sheerer and it gave me a glowy complexion. I also find that Estée Lauder BB Creme tend to lean more towards the pinkish shade. Now, you have to take note on this if you have yellowish complexion like I do because it might turn grey towards the mid day. I did experience that with the previous BB Creme. I was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t turn grey this time. In fact the pinkish base gave me a healthy glow. I set the BB Creme with lots and lots of powder because BB Creme in general tend to make my skin extra oily.
I mistaken the brightening balm as an under eye brightener aka concealers so all these while I had the balm applied under my eye lol. It was an honest mistake because it works so well as an under eye concealer and brightener. Thank goodness it doesn’t do anything crazy to my eyes hehe. It looks a tad bit satiny finish which kinda glows and brighten. It’s my most favourite of all! I didn’t notice any additional creasing on my under eye so it was all good 😀
Here is the Before and After 😀 . Yeap! I no longer look pale and unlively. I like how refined my skin texture is now, my skin is more brighten, skin tone is more even and all the previous marks on the apples of the cheeks are visibly reduced especially my right cheek. I did not experience any breakout, same as all my previous experience with Estée Lauder brightening products. The result will be even better when pair with Micro Essence and Advanced Night Repair. I woke up with even more wow factor 😀 . And I even went shopping bare face many times without scaring anyone haha!
Not saying this because I was given the range for review but honestly Estée Lauder came up with really good brightening range and it always work wonders on me without fail. Everytime I finished the range, I notice that my skin is back to normal but when I go back to it, my skin lifted up. The results on me is noticeable and I don’t even have to say anything. Picture says a thousand words they say 😀
What say you?
Disclaimer: Product was sent to me for review consideration. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.