Getting my mother to try on a new beauty product is always fraught with days of drama. Sometimes, I truly wonder whether I am a changeling – how could someone who is so obsessed with beauty products (me!) be born to someone who has never understood the need for something as simple as moisturiser (mom!).
So, when I decided to gift her Estée Lauder’s new Re-Nutriv Radiant White Age-Renewal Collection for Mother’s Day, it was with a sense of trepidation. My idea was to fade those ghastly age spots that sit on her face, speaking eloquently of years spent in the sun, sans any kind of sunscreen. Radiant White Age-Renewal builds on the brand’s original, half-century old Re-Nutriv – which has been called “the world’s first true luxury skincare collection” – that has always been crafted out of the most precious ingredients (think black tourmaline, Tahitian Manoi oil, exclusive sea algae and the brand’s patented Life-Renewing molecules). It has been created especially for delicate Asian skin and tackles spots and discolouration, visibly fading them to bring back a translucent radiance.
White Tuberose Stem Cells
The secret ingredient here is the legendary night-blooming white tuberose flower, which has long been revered for its hydrating and healing properties. Estée Lauder has found a way of cultivating stem cells from a single flawless white tuberose petal, resulting in a pure concentrate that is 100 times more powerful than comparable extracts for radiant whitening. Known as the Re-Nutriv White Tuberose, this precious complex calms and soothes skin against irritants that leads to overproduction of melanin, thereby resulting in age spots and discolouration.
And that’s not all
Estée has also packed the products with potent anti-oxidants like Green Tea Extract and Vitamin E; skin elasticity-boosting ingredients like Vitamin C and Collagen Building Proteins; advanced whitening ingredients like rice bran extract and licorice; barrier-building elements like linoleic acid, sunflower seed and barley extract that help skin fight against the daily stresses that can accelerate signs of aging. And, of course, there are hefty doses of the signature Life Re‑Newing Molecules (complex of rare sea plants and algae) that further help repair, recharge and restore skin’s energized, radiant appearance and smooth away fine, dry lines for a more youthful, flawless look.
However, forget all the science – what finally convinced mom was gorgeous floral-citrus fragrance comprising notes of lemon, bergamot, apple, muguet, jasmine, rose petals, cedarwood and sandalwood – “If nothing else, you will at least smell good,” being the winning logic!
Actually, come to think of it, if mom still resists or “forgets” to use the lotions and potions, I am going to hijack them for myself. My skin could definitely use the help!
Re-Nutriv Radiant White Age-Renewal Lotion – Rs. 5,200
Re-Nutriv Radiant White Age-Renewal Serum – Rs. 19,055
Re-Nutriv Radiant White Age-Renewal Creme – Rs. 17,320