Estee Lauder Perfectionist Cp + R Firmness Anti-Wrinkle Lifting Serum, Analysis And Alternative

We’re going to put Estée Lauder’s most effective wrinkle-fighting serum to the test, as we always do, by analyzing its INCI to see what kind of ingredients it contains.

As benefits, the brand mentions that it visibly reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles, firming and smoothing the skin, and that the results begin to be seen in just one week.

After reading this article, I recommend that you read this other one with an  Analysis of the Best Facial and Anti-Aging Serums . Especially the part after the analysis of the serums, in which I explain many of the doubts regarding these cosmetics.

But first we go with the analysis of this Estée Lauder serum.

Estée Lauder Perfectionist CP + R Anti-Wrinkle Firming / Lifting Serum Analysis

  • Dimethicone : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
  • Polysilicone-11 : Tested in Lancaster’s Skin Therapy contour .
  • Hdi / Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer : Analyzed in the anti-wrinkle cream of Collistar Line Uomo .
  • Silica : Analyzed in the anti-wrinkle cream Vita Lift 5 from L’Oreal Men Expert .
  • Butylene Glycol : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
  • Caprylyl Methicone : Analyzed in the Fiori di Cipria anti-wrinkle cream for men .
  • Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul’S Wort) Extract : Tested in Clinique For Men anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Extract : Analyzed in Apivita’s anti-wrinkle cream for men as Salvia Sclarea Oil.
  • Coleus Forskohlii Root Extract : The extract from the roots of the Coleus Forskohlii plant, a member of the mint and lavender family with centuries of use in Ayurvedic medicine. It has skin conditioning properties. Keeps pores clean and helps remove excess oil that contributes to the formation of blemishes. It also effectively inhibits the growth of pathogens.
  • Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract : Extract of the flowers of the chamomile of Castile or German chamomile with anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic properties due to its powerful active ingredients, including the flavonoids apigenin, luteolin and quercetin, and the volatile oils including alpha-bisabololol and matricin. In most cosmetic products, chamomile is used as a conditioning agent to help restore skin flexibility and reduce the appearance of dry, flaky skin. Its flowers have flavonoids that help reduce redness and itching of the skin.
  • Peg-10 Dimethicone : Tested on Clinique Smart contour .
  • Hydrolyzed Fish (Pisces) Collagen : Analyzed in the eye contour of Nezeni Cosmetics .
  • Palmaria Palmata Extract : Dulse algae extract that helps improve blood and lymphatic circulation to promote brighter skin. It also provides antioxidant support to neutralize harmful free radicals. And it contains seawater, which helps detoxify and cleanse the skin. Last but not least, it contains amino acids and vitamins that help promote collagen production. Not only is it beneficial as an anti-aging ingredient, it also helps in skin health.
  • Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract : Licorice root extract, used as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, primarily by licochalcone, a molecule that helps control oil production, and helps soothe and soothe acne-prone skin. Although it is currently used in many skin care products, there is little research on its actual ability to whiten or hydrate. Although there are many adverse side effects of ingesting licorice root extract, it is considered safe for topical use, even on sensitive skin.
  • Silybum Marianum (Lady’S Thistle) Extract : Extract of milk thistle, with calming, restorative and antioxidant effects of its main chemical component, silymarin. The powerful extract of milk thistle is silymarin, an antioxidant that protects against cell damage, and its most active compound, silybin. Silymarin and silybin can protect the body from chemicals by blocking toxins from entering the cell or by flushing toxins out of the cell before damage begins. They can strengthen cell walls, stimulate enzymes that make toxins less harmful to the body, as well as block free radicals, responsible for the signs of aging. It is prescribed as an acne treatment and is said to be helpful for rosacea.
  • Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract \ Extrait D’Orge : Tested in Clinique For Men anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract : Natural extract from Padina Pavonica seaweed. It is said to be an anti-pollution active ingredient that acts as a protective screen against environmental pollution. It is also claimed to improve skin resistance due to stronger cell cohesion and by stimulating the synthesis of calcium-dependent cell structures such as desmosomes and keratins.
  • Artemia Extract : Analyzed in Mercadona’s Sisbela eye contour .
  • Pantethine : Also called vitamin B5, pantothenic acid is an essential nutrient that the body uses primarily for the natural synthesis of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. It is used in cosmetics due to its potential wound healing and acne treatment properties. It is also known as an anti-stress vitamin, due to its essential role in the formation of various adrenal hormones, which allow the body to adapt and respond effectively to various types of stress. There are few studies showing that pantothenic acid produces results in wound healing or in the treatment of acne.
  • Algae Extract : Analyzed in Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Contour .
  • Chlorella Vulgaris Extract : Analyzed in Shiseido Men’s wrinkle cream .
  • Cholesterol : Tested in Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Contour .
  • Squalane : Tested in Clinique for Men wrinkle cream .
  • Boswellia Serrata Extract : Extract of the gummy resin of the oliban or Indian frankincense tree, with positive and negative qualities for the skin. On the one hand, it has a calming and lightening effect on the skin, giving the skin a more even skin tone. However, its fragrant components have the potential to sensitize.
  • Zea Mays (Corn) Kernel Extract : Corn germ extract, with purifying, astringent and soothing properties.
  • Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein : Tested in Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Contour .
  • Caffeine : Analyzed in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
  • Whey Protein \ Lactis Protein \ Proteine ​​Du Petit-Lait : Tested in the Clinique Smart contour .
  • Linoleic Acid : Tested in the Clinique For Men eye contour .
  • Lecithin : Analyzed in the Fiori di Cipria anti-wrinkle cream for men .
  • Fish (Pisces) Collagen : Same as Hydrolyzed Fish (Pisces) Collagen, discussed above. The only difference is that this collagen is not hydrolyzed.
  • Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 : Tested in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Palmitoyl Oligopeptide : Tested in Clinique For Men wrinkle cream .
  • Glycerin : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
  • Yeast Extract \ Faex \ Extrait De Levure : Analyzed in Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Contour .
  • Polyquaternium-51 : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
  • Phytosphingosine : Tested in Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Contour .
  • Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil : Tested in Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair contour .
  • Decarboxy Carnosine Hcl : Tested in Clinique For Men eye contour .
  • Polysorbate 40 : Tested on Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Contour .
  • Pentylene Glycol : Tested in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Propanediol : Tested in Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Contour .
  • Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone : A silicone polymer that has multiple functions in cosmetic products, including skin and hair smoothing and texture enhancer.
  • Ethylhexylglycerin : Tested in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate / Vp Copolymer : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
  • Sodium Pca : Tested on Shiseido’s Benefiance WrinkleResist24 contour .
  • Polymethylsilsesquioxane : Analyzed in the Génifique Yeux Light Pearl contour from Lancome .
  • Glyceryl Polymethacrylate : Tested in Clinique For Men wrinkle cream .
  • Zinc Pca : A synthetic skin conditioning ingredient derived from zinc. This zinc salt decrease inflammation caused by acne, perhaps through inhibition of the enzyme that catalyzes the production of dihydroxytestosterone (a hormone that controls the activity of the sebaceous glands). Zinc is also an antibacterial, and its salts are used to control dandruff in shampoos. Research has also shown it to have anti-aging benefits, due to its ability to thwart destructive enzymes in the skin that can damage its surface, leading to an aged and wrinkled appearance.
  • Propylene Glycol Dicaprate : Tested in Clinique For Men wrinkle cream .
  • Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate: It is a derivative of a natural mucopolysaccharide, or a component found in connective tissue, skin, bones and cartilage along with the proteins of intercellular cells, where collagen and elastin are embedded. It is used as a skin conditioning agent due to its ability to hydrate, heal and soothe the skin with its anti-inflammatory properties and the ability to strengthen the intercellular matrix of the skin. Mucopolysaccharides are also believed to be responsible for the elasticity and strength of the skin. Chondroitin Sulfate Sodium is considered a low-risk ingredient, with concerns regarding developmental and reproductive toxicity, and regarding neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption, and organ system toxicity.
  • Sodium Hyaluronate : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Isohexadecane : Analyzed in the Fiori di Cipria anti-wrinkle cream for men .
  • Peg-8 : Tested in Clinique For Men wrinkle cream .
  • Tocopheryl Acetate : Analyzed in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream as Tocopherol Acetate.
  • Polysorbate 80 : Tested on Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Contour .
  • Disodium Distyrylbiphenyl Disulfonate : This multi-purpose ingredient functions as a stabilizer, hair conditioning agent, surfactant, viscosity controlling agent, and UV absorb. Many skincare companies market it as an optical brightener, one that absorbs light to make skin appear whiter. Topical application has been shown to irritate the skin and eyes. Animal studies have shown that low doses of this ingredient cause irritation and effects on the organs at low doses. It is best for people with sensitive skin to only use this ingredient in rinse-off products, or to avoid it altogether.
  • Laureth-12 : Tested in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream as Laureth-7.
  • Acrylamide / Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer : Tested in Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Contour .
  • Caprylyl Glycol : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate : A powerful antioxidant with many anti-aging benefits such as collagen, defending the skin against free radicals, healing inflammation, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and lightening discolorations. A relatively new derivative of vitamin C, it is preferred by many for its superior stability and efficacy. It is particularly praised for reducing melanin production (the culprit behind age spots, Melasma, and hyperpigmentation). It has also been shown to be more effective than water soluble vitamin E in protecting against hydroxyl free radicals.
  • Xanthan Gum : Analyzed in L’Oreal Men Expert’s Vita Lift 5 anti-wrinkle cream .
  • Sodium Beta-Sitosteryl Sulfate : A fatty acid-type ingredient derived from plants. Beta-sitosterol is found naturally in many fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. It is similar to cholesterol, which occurs naturally in the skin. Applied to the skin, it is considered a good moisturizing and skin soothing ingredient. Visibly improves the appearance and structure of the skin through the cohesion of the stratum corneum, epidermal differentiation and the improvement of the skin barrier. Protects the skin from chemical attacks and UV rays.
  • Sodium Chloride : Tested in Nuxellence contour from Nuxe .
  • Sodium Hydroxide : Analyzed in the Fiori di Cipria anti-wrinkle cream for men .
  • Fragrance .
  • Disodium Edta : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
  • Bht : Analyzed in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
  • Phenoxyethanol : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream .
  • Mica : Analyzed in Nuxellence de Nuxe contour .
  • Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) : Tested on Nuxellence contour from Nuxe .

Summary analysis of Estée Lauder Perfectionist CP + R Anti-Wrinkle Serum Lifting / Firming

Although for its brand and price it may seem like a high-end cosmetic, its first ingredients are silicones, which we know have the ability to visibly fill wrinkles, but it is just that, a momentary effect, not lasting.

And for that alone, I would not buy it; because what I want in a cosmetic is for its ingredients to repair my skin problems, not to mask them for a while.

But it is also that it has several sensitizing and irritating ingredients, and even the well-known Phenoxyethanol that we already know is potentially toxic.

Although among its ingredients we do find several very good active principles, such as collagen, antioxidants, peptides (such as Argireline), hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C; in this formula the cons outweigh the pros.


A much more effective formula, with ingredients that are worth it for their long-term anti-aging effects, is the Nezeni Cosmetics serum.

It is the serum that I am using right now, and both for its ingredients and for its price, it is more worth it than the Estée Lauder option.

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Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.

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