When Estee Lauder launched the Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment (MESAT) Lotion, it made headlines in beauty blogs all over Asia, claiming this as the revolutionary lotion from Estee Lauder much like the Facial Treatment Essence (FTE) to SK-II.
Apart from the similar price point, they both are lotion step, meaning they go onto freshly cleansed face and then follow with the usual serum, eye cream and moisturiser steps.
While FTE obviously have more heritage and research around it, MESAT is marketed as “a groundbreaking essence-in-lotion treatment that helps to promote youthful and angelic glow to skin”.
MESAT uses incorporates micro technology to help penetrate deeper into skin layer with a precise concentration of the exclusive Micro-Nutrient Bio-Ferment formula to nourish, renew and rebalance skin.
My thoughts on the MESAT is that it is very lightweight and very fluid like. It absorbs onto skin very quickly and I can feel my skin instantly smoother and softer to touch. As a lotion step, it helps to prep skin for better skincare penetration afterwards.
When compared with FTE, I’d still prefer FTE after all I have been loyal to that for more than a decade now. MESAT felt good but it wasn’t life changing for me.
After lotion, I follow up with Estee Lauder’s cult favourite Advanced Night Repair Serum massaged all over face and top up with their eye serum from the same range. The eye serum texture is more lightweight making it perfect for day use and the eye cream (richer) for night use.
Left: Advance Night Repair Eye Serum | Right: Advance Night Repair Eye Cream
Both eye products can be used day and night and even layer over each other but someone time poor like me, I’d opt for the right texture for the right time of the day.
Overall, I am already a fan of their Advanced Night Repair serum and the ANR Eye Serum and Eye cream are a definitely must have if you have hydration issue under the eyes and want something that is long lasting enough to prevent creasing and fine lines under eye throughout the day.
Estee Lauder Mirco Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion RRP AUD$115
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair (ANR) Serum RRP AUD$95
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum RRP AUD$95
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream RRP AUD$85
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