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Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher

Estée Lauder

Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher

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Feel it. See it. Have it: your ideal skin. This fast-acting serum delivers Estée Lauder's most dramatic skin resurfacing benefits.

Virtually poreless: Pores appear 1/3 smaller instantly. You'll see a 69% reduction in the look of pores in just 4 weeks.

Unbelievably soft and smooth: Idealist repairs the look of uneven skin texture, flakiness and roughness. Smooth it on and instantly enjoy that soft, seamless, silky feeling you love.

Incredibly clear and even-toned: See more clarity and luminosity as Idealist gives skin an overall more even tone.

Ideal For:
  • All skin types
  • Reducing the look of pores
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Flakiness, roughness
  • Dullness, loss of radiance
  • Soft, silky feeling

Formula Facts:
  • Dermatologist-tested
  • Ophthalmologist-tested
  • Non-acnegenic; won't clog pores
Apply on clean skin before your moisturizer.
Water\Aqua\Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Acetyl Glucosamine, Sodium Lactobionate, Morus Nigra (Mulberry) Root Extract, Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure, Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto) Fruit Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract, Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D'orge, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Amorphophallus Konjac Root Powder, Caffeine, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit California), Cholesterol, Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Squalane, Polyethylene, Isopentyldiol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 20, Pantethine, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Polysorbate 80, PEG-8, Ethyl 2,2-Dimethylhydrocinnamal, Phospholipids, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Butylene Glycol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Sodium Glycyrrhetinate, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Linalool, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

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Estée LauderIdealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher
 
4.7

(based on 227 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (16)
  • Non-greasy (14)
  • Softens skin (12)
  • Soothes skin (9)
  • Moisturizes (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (16)
  • Enlarged pores (10)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (4)
  • Sensitive skin (4)
  • Uneven skin tone (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (10), Beauty expert (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (9), Oily (5)

Reviewed by 227 customers

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5.0

Great under foundation

By Liz

from Cape Coral, FL

About Me Beauty Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Estée Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher:

    I apply this around my nose where I have larger pores before my foundation. Definitely helps to prevent foundation from settling into the skin there.

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 18-29

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This has been my go-to for a couple of years now- I LOVE IT

    By KimberQ

    from Wichita, KS

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Estée Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher:

      EL Idealist has been a staple of mine for a couple of years now- I LOVE IT. I had cystic acne pretty bad in my teenage years, and the scarring that came along with it were pretty bad. I feel like this moisturizer has really helped my face. It both brightens my scarring AND I feel like it has shrunk my deep scar pits / pores. Not to mention, it is non-greasy and very light weight. Big deal for me since my skin is oily. Pricey but worth it.

      • Skin Type:
      • Oily
      • Age:
      • 18-29

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      For me it was okay...

      By Yoss

      from California

      Comments about Estée Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher:

      I had high hopes for this product not... I looked over all the reviews and was a bit hesitant to get it because of the price but I gave it a shot. I know that we all have different skin types and it will work for some and won't for others. While it did minimize my large pores just a tiny bit and almost done with the bottle I came to a conclusion that it didn't do much more me. From a distance my skin looks fine but once you get closer my pores are larger (well at least I think) I'm only 24 and I feel like the older I'm getting my skin is changing. What worked for me before does not work for me now I used to use the PORE fessional primer and then the Laura Mercier loose powder and it made my skin look amazing!!! Now that doesn't look good at all.. it's like my skin just soaked up all the product and any type of makeup emphasizes my pores. I really wanted to like this and continued to use it till I finished the product and would use it every night... while I did see the smallest difference and it leaves your skin silky smooth I'm sad to say it just wasn't for me :( I've used so many products for my pores and I just haven't found the right one.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love this product

      By Tree

      from Wyandotte, Mi

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy
      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

      • Still need to apply moisturizer on top

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Estée Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher:

      I absolutely adore this product. It leaves my skin feeling so smooth and beautifully healthy looking. I am 50 years old and no one would ever know.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 45-59

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love it!!!!

      By Marie

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Smells Great
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Enlarged Pores
        • Improves texture of skin

        Comments about Estée Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher:

        I can't say enough good things about this product. I used it twice a day to start, if you have dry skin, it may dry it out. I would recommend use it once a day in morning and that did the trick, the dryness went away. My skin texture improved so much that when I asked my husband what looked different on me. I specifically didn't say anything about me face. And, he's not the most observant about things like that. I was incredibly suprised when he said your skin looks really good. I then asked what about my skin looks different, he said the texture, super smooth and pores are not as noticable. I was in shock in a good way. I noticed that it makes your foundation appear incredibly smooth on your face, so much so that my 19 year old daughter started to use it to help with her pores. I love this product but, have noticed if you stop using the product the texture of your skin will eventually return to pre idealist skin. To me its worth buying and I will definitely buy it again.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 45-59
         
        5.0

        Love this product

        By elmatt

        from Lewistown PA

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy
        • Smells Great
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Enlarged Pores
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          Comments about Estée Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher:

          I love this product. Use before your moisturizer and it makes your skin so silky soft giving it a more radiant look

          • Skin Type:
          • Normal
          • Age:
          • 45-59

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I love it...

          By Beauty love

          from Orlando

          About Me Skin Care Professional

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • Non-Greasy
          • Smells Great
          • Softens Skin
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Uneven Skin Tone

            Comments about Estée Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher:

            Everyday

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 18-29

            (0 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Not sure

            By Carlee

            from Winston Salem

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Estée Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher:

              Haven't used long enough to really tell if it's working!

              • Skin Type:
              • Dry
              • Age:
              • 60+
               
              5.0

              I will and have bought this again and again!

              By Kim the makeup junkie

              from Richmond, Va.

              About Me Beauty Expert

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes
              • Non-Greasy
              • Softens Skin
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Enlarged Pores
                • Redness/ Blotchiness
                • Sensitive Skin
                • Uneven Skin Tone

                Comments about Estée Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher:

                Been using this for years now, when I can afford it. Well worth the money!! It makes my skin feel smooth and soft, like No other and make up goes on smooth and easy!

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 45-59

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent!!!

                By kat

                from Carrollton

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Estée Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher:

                    Makes skin feel so smooth and silky!!!

                    • Age:
                    • 45-59

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                    • Q:

                      Is this a serum? Do I use this before or after serum and toner?
                      Asked on 5/1/2018 by Elle from California, US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Elle - Yes, Estée Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher is a serum and should be applied after cleansing and toning, but before moisturizing.

                        Answered on 5/2/2018 by Brand Expert from Estee Lauder
                    • Q:

                      Can this be used with a vitamin C cream? I use Kielh's Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate 12.5% Vitamin C. Can both be used together in the morning?
                      Asked on 4/26/2018 by Andsfer from NJ

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Andsfer - As we are only familiar with the products of the brands that we sell, we are unable to recommend if Estée Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher would be suitable for use in conjunction with Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate. If you're in need of additional ingredient information, please let us know.

                        Answered on 4/27/2018 by Brand Expert from Estee Lauder
                    • Q:

                      Does this serum help with lightning dark spots and acne scars?
                      Asked on 3/18/2018 by Belinda Ruddell from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Belinda - Estée Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher does not focus on dark spots and acne scars. For the most advanced technology & the quickest results, use Estée Lauder Enlighten Dark Spot Correcting Night Serum, twice a day.

                        Answered on 3/19/2018 by Brand Expert from Estee Lauder
                    • Q:

                      I see from the reviews that the product can work immediately. How does this work? Does it actually improve the skin to shrink pores, or does it fill up pores with some material so that the pores "look" smaller but do not change size in reality? Also since it contains Titanium Dioxide, do you need to use a make remover to remove it?
                      Asked on 2/3/2018 by Shue2 from San Diego

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Shue2 - Estée Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher contains Glucosamine. This enables fresh, new skin cells to reach the surface faster than the original. It also shrinks pores, making them almost invisible, and reduces oxidation of oil and debris within the pores. With regard to cleansing, you don't need to use a makeup remover before using your cleanser.

                        Answered on 2/4/2018 by Brand Expert from Estee Lauder
                    • Q:

                      Does this product contain fragrance (parfum) as part of the ingredients?
                      Asked on 12/23/2017 by anonymousep from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi anonymousep - Estée Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher does not contain fragrance/parfum. For your convenience, below are the ingredients.

                        Water\Aqua\Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Acetyl Glucosamine, Sodium Lactobionate, Morus Nigra (Mulberry) Root Extract, Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure, Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto) Fruit Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract, Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D'orge, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Amorphophallus Konjac Root Powder, Caffeine, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit California), Cholesterol, Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Squalane, Polyethylene, Isopentyldiol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 20, Pantethine, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Polysorbate 80, PEG-8, Ethyl 2,2-Dimethylhydrocinnamal, Phospholipids, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Butylene Glycol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Sodium Glycyrrhetinate, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Linalool, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

                        Answered on 12/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Estee Lauder
                    • Q:

                      After reading, many reviews, some say, over time, you'll notice a reduction in pore size. Question:: does this product work emmediatly, or over time. Thank you.
                      Asked on 11/21/2017 by Sable60 from Ohio

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi Sable60 - Great question! Estée Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher works both immediately and over time. Right away, pores appear 1/3 smaller. In about a month, you'll see a 69% reduction in the look of pores. Try it and let us know what you think.

                        Answered on 11/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Estee Lauder
                    • Q:

                      Hi!!
                      I would like to know if this product will work for acne prone skin. I have a combination skin and I am worried this can cause more breakouts. I am 27 years old
                      Asked on 10/31/2017 by Nina from DC

                      1 answer

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