June 19,
Treatment Lotions 101

What is a Treatment Lotion and how is it different to a toner?
Sometimes called an Essence or a watery lotion, Treatment Lotions are the perfect ‘extra care’ step in anyone’s skincare routine. They penetrate skin’s surface deeply so skin feels stronger and more hydrated. A Treatment Lotion is different to a Toner because Toners are for removing impurities, whereas Treatment Lotions are for adding hydrating (and other) ingredients.

Why do you need a Treatment Lotion?
If you struggle with dehydration, dullness or signs of aging, a Treatment Lotion could be the product your skin is missing! It will optimize your skin’s ability to absorb serums and moisturizers to help skin maintain moisture throughout the day.

What Treatment Lotion do you recommend for those with oily skin and breakouts?
Did you know, when oily skin is dehydrated, it overcompensates with more oil production? A Treatment Lotion will help keep skin hydrated and comfortable without looking shiny or feeling greasy. Choose Micro Essence Sakura for additional pore-refining and brightening benefits, or Nutritious Super-Pomegranate to help cell turnover to detoxify the skin.

Which Treatment Lotions are best for those wanting extra hydration?
If your skin is feeling dry, a Treatment Lotion will instantly soothe dry, skin, with fast-absorbing moisture. It can also support your skin’s moisture barrier to help combat the effects of harsh environments or pollution. Micro Essence is great for nourishing skin to help it feel balanced and strong, or if you want added anti-ageing benefits, try the Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Regenerating Youth Treatment Lotion which helps skin tone look more even.

What are some of the key ingredients in Estée Lauder’s Treatment Lotions?
It varies, but our treatment Lotions are packed with good-for-skin ingredients, such as Hyaluronic Acid to act as a moisture magnet, algae extracts to help soothe and vital micro-nutrients to reveal a healthy glow. Some also contain antioxidants.

Where do Treatment Lotions fit into your skincare routine?
Once you have cleansed your skin AM and PM, apply 5-6 drops to your fingertips or cotton pads. Gently press into the skin or glide the saturated cotton pad over the face from the center out. Follow with your treatment Serum, Eye Creme and Moisturizer.

How do you apply Treatment Lotions?
You can use your fingertips or saturated cotton pads to apply. I also love to use my favorite Treatment Lotion as a DIY sheet mask (also known as a Shifu mask!). To do this, fully saturate thin cotton pads with your Treatment Lotion, soaking enough pads to cover your entire face. Place onto different areas of the face as a “mask” and remove after 10 minutes.