Just before I went to the US over the holidays, I got dibs on Estee Lauder’s latest cult offering. Their Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening range launched locally last month is taking Asia by storm being carefully formulated to be used as a comprehensive, 24-hour brightening system. It promises to be gentle enough for year-long use, dermatologist & ophthalmologist tested, and non-acnegenic (big yay for me!). As with most skin care systems, every step’s well thought of to work with the other products within the same product range. What’s said to be great about this range is that for something so potent and effective, it’s only worth 5 steps before makeup.
Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Cleanser Php 2000
This ultra-gentle foam thoroughly cleanses skin of impurities without disturbing its protective moisture barrier. Calming ingredients complement the regimen’s NEW Light Cycle QD Complex and help minimize irritation that can contribute to excess melanin.
Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Treatment Lotion Php 3150
Infusing skin with the exclusive NEW Light Cycle QD Complex, this Japan Quasi-Drug Whitening & Anti-Inflammatory (China Special Function Spot) formula helps correct the look of dark spots and prevent new ones from forming. Skin is revitalized with a surge of hydration and prepared to maximize benefits from the formulas that follow.
Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Spot Correcting Essence Php 5650
The key to this all-new brightening regimen, this high-performance essence evens skintone and significantly reduces the look of dark spots. Dullness disappears until light seems to come from deep within. Pure and potent, the Japan Quasi-Drug Whitening & Anti-Inflammatory (China Special Function Spot) formula features the complete NEW Light Cycle QD Complex.
Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Creme Php 3900
This Japan Quasi-Drug Whitening & Anti-Inflammatory (China Special Function Spot) skin-cushioning creme helps strengthen skin’s moisture barrier, help correct the look of dark spots and prevent new ones. Skin feels smoother and more supple, looks more translucent, even-toned and bright.
Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening UV Protector SPF 50/PA++++ (PA+++ in China) Php 2600
Lightweight and fast-absorbing, this high-level SPF 50/PA+++++. Fortified with UVA/UVB protection, powerful anti-oxidants and soothing anti-irritants soothe and calm skin and help protect against oxidative damage. Skin is left looking brighter and more luminous. The formula’s smooth, lightweight texture is easy to apply and primes skin for makeup application.
What I got as a media sample from this range is the Crescent White Brightening Powder Makeup SPF 25 (powder refill Php 2500, empty compact Php 800). It creates a super flawless look over right about any primer I use. It’s nicely long-wearing (6-8hrs of indoor wear), non-caking, and helps me control oil and minimize pore appearance throughout the day. The powder is SO FINE whether you apply it by brush or sponge. I love this powder a lot — much better and comfortable to wear than most of the high end powders I’ve tried in the past.
More product shots and FOTD after the cut!