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Estee Lauder Micro Essence giveaway!

Update: Winners have been chosen!  Congratulations to the lucky ladies:

Jill jill_clp[at]yahoo.com

Eve eve6691[at]hotmail.com

Jean yjiunnn[at]hotmail.com

Sharlini sharlinin[at]netscape.net

Hanis Shahilla hshahilla[at]gmail.com

Your prizes will be making their way to you soon.  Hope you like the Micro Essence!!!

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Posted this on my Dayre the other day – an early Christmas present from Estee Lauder!  Thank you Estee Lauder. I love trying out new products so I can find the best for myself. <3

On the right is the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum.  And the bottle on the left is a new product, the Estee Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion, which is the focus of this blog post. 🙂

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Complete with personalized note.  I feel so loved hehehe.

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When I met up with Estee Lauder, I asked them was this a toner? Serum? Essence? The answer is none of the above, it doesn’t fall into any of the usual product categories.  While it can be considered a treatment lotion (a “watery” lotion that delivers skincare benefits and is usually the first step in a skincare regimen after cleansing), the best way to describe it is Essence-in-lotion, because it works like a serum/essence but in watery lotion form.

It’s like a high performance treatment lotion because it works like a serum/essence but in watery lotion form.

It helps strengthen skin’s foundation and reduce imperfections – revealing a youthful glow/radiance from within.  And it’s called Micro Essence because it micro targets skin to reach where hydration is needed most, micro nourishes, and micro activates pro-youth skin function to “reset” the look of the skin immediately and long term.

I show you how to use!  It should be the next step, after cleansing.  Which means you use it in place of toner or other lotions.

(face is bare except for eyebrows.  Because nobody wants to see me without eyebrows.)

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You can either soak a cotton pad with Micro Essence or pour 5-6 drops into your hand straight.  I usually pour into my hands because I find it wasteful to let cotton pad soak up all the goodness.  The good stuff is for my face!!

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Rub both hands together gently.

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Starting from the chin, gently press into skin from the center out.

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Move upwards to cheeks..

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..and forehead.

Immediately skin felt quite refreshed!  The lotion absorbed very quickly into my skin and immediately my skin felt supple but not sticky.

Micro Essence has serum-like properties but it’s not meant to replace serum in your skincare regime.

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Pour out a few drops..

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Again do the same, by gently patting it on my face.

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Then continue with your usual moisturizer and finish up.

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How? Got look prettier younger or not? Hahahaha.

I’ve used this product for two weeks now. While there’s no sudden change like wah wake up next day my skin is as smooth as Fighter’s bottom (because that is magic which doesn’t exist in Muggle world wtf), I have noticed subtle differences.

For example, my skin can be quite patchy and uneven toned. I don’t use foundation so I normally use a lot of concealer to hide dark spots or red patches.  I can’t tell specifically but now I can do without the concealer on my face – just dab under the eyes, apply sunblock and go.  The biggest difference to me is how my skin feels when I touch it actually – supple and smooth.

Still wanna see more reviews?

Watch this transformation video on the Estee Lauder website here.

Micro Essence was developed specially for Asian skin and is only available in Asia!  So if you go to Europe or the US, you won’t find this there.

It was tested out on Asian women and 96% saw a significant improvement in skin texture and clarity, 95% felt skin was more hydrated, and 91% felt skin was more even toned.

I am the 91%!

Here are the 9 characteristics Micro Essence improve on for a youthful glow.

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You also want?

Okay!

UntitledI am giving away 3 bottles of Micro Essence (RM320 for 150 ml) to blog readers!

Leave a comment about what your skin issues are and how you think Micro Essence can improve your skin. Put down your email address in the comment form itself, not the email form. If I don’t see your email I can’t pick you. :X Good luck!

If you don’t win, you can also register for a product sample on the Estee Lauder website.

May we all have awesome skin!

(comments up to Saturday 18 Jan 11.59pm only will be considered)

  • Anonymous

    Hi Audrey,nnMy skin is a little crazy. Sometimes I woke up with super oily skin but some day I woke up with dry patches around my nose and it is quite annoying especially when I am putting on foundation because it will eccentuate the dryness. I also have even skintone due to hyperpigmentation from the sun (too much tanning LOL) and acne scarring. I am hoping to improve my skin by using this product (as it seem promising). =)nnRegards,nYeenyinyeeleong@gmail.com

  • Anna

    Hey Audrey! I guess I can’t participate in the contest because I’m living in Germany, but I wanted to say that you are really beautiful! I loved your photos without makeup, truly stunning 🙂 nLove,nAnna

  • Jill

    I always work till the dead of night,nNo time to sleep and can’t eat right.nIt’s just like puberty again,nThose zits are driving me insane!nnI have a wedding coming soon,nAnd this would really be a boon.nSo Audrey, please help save my skinnI’ll be so grateful if I win!nnjill_clp@yahoo.com

  • Summer

    my skin is FOREVER uneven toned, because I recently got allergic to ALL dairy products, which means no milk, cheese, cream, ICE CREAM =( but before i got this skin allergy i had no idea it was the dairy causing it, so i kept eating…and kept breaking out. Now i know, and i’ve stopped eating, but my once clear skin is now scarred with much dark spot n pigmentation, and is very dry. i neeeeed this Estee Lauder thing to save my face!! ='(

  • YL

    Hi. My skin was fair and smooth previously. It started to become uneven and bigger pores ever since I start work. I do hope this can rescue me and return back my smoothly skin ! Thanks . yeeloo3390@hotmail.com

  • Joyce

    I have oily, enlarged pores and uneven skin tone. My nose looks red and darker than the rest of my face, like Rudolph! My birthday is just around the corner and that means aging! I have dark spots and brown pigmentation since early 20s. I haven’t find a better solution to this problem. I hope with this estee lauder micro essence, it can help me to reduce my skin concerned! Please let me have it and give me baby skin! nbabyshenee@gmail.com

  • Catherine

    Hello Audrey.. I wish to participate in this contest to win this Estée micro Essence. I have a combination skin and I’ve got some red patches on my cheek. I don’t use serum or essence as most of the product seems to be very sticky n living in a hot climate weather it sometimes makes me feel uncomfort . I hope to try out this liquid type of Essenes to hydrate my skin with a more even tone. Thank you in advance. chnhoay@yahoo.co.uk

  • Vanky Khoo

    Hi Audrey! I have oily, dull and uneven skin tone. My face become more unstable after I got sun burn after back from an island 🙁 My face is quite fair and ‘glowing’ at the previous time and I miss that!! I do hope to have a chance to try the Micro Essence to calm my skin, improve my skin tone and give me a more radiant skin. Thanks :)nemail: lovevanky3004@hotmail.com

  • Siew Ching

    So sorry my email is nguisiewching@gmail.com

  • Sook Kuan

    Hello Audrey !nnI used to have a very smooth and hydrated skin but when I hit the age of 22, everything seems to be different ! My skin is so dehydrated these days that my skin started to peel off and it never seems to recover no matter how many mask I applied ! I even tried Laneige sleeping mask but it doesn’t seem to help ! Wanted to try better brand skincare but well, just graduated and haven got a job yet so can’t afford !nnThis essence will surely can help to hydrate my skin back ! And i’ve been walking to uni for the past three years under the hot sun and this actually cause me to have a darker nose ‘point’ and caused pigmentation as my sunblock is not strong enough for the sun. The function of essence for a even skin tone will surely help me with this problem !nnThanks.nnRegards, nSook Kuann(may_sookkuan@hotmail.com)

  • Rebecca

    Hello Mama Fighter! nnI’ve been facing pimple issues since my teenage days. I have oily skin and large pores. Would love to try out the serum to smoothen unevenness of the skin, as well as minimizing the pore sizes. If I’m blessed enough to win the serum, I’d like to share with my dearest sis as well. 🙂 She too suffered from severe pimple issues (it’s in our genes) back in her younger days. She’s in her early 30s, and those fine lines are beginning to show already. Hopefully the serum will be able to clear out our pimple scars as well which sometimes concealer makes no help at all.nnnThanks for spending your precious time reading your readers’ rants about their skin issues when you could be spending more time with Fighter haha. :)nnnRebecca Gohngky.rebecca@gmail.comnn

  • shevon ng

    Hello Audrey!nI’m a reader from Singapore and I really enjoy reading all your updates including fighter’s and your husband’s!nI’m 18 this year and I have tried many different facial brands. However, nothing works ):nMy face is slightly oily and I have really bad dark spots on the corner of my eyes. nIt really really look very bad and I have to apply loads of concealer before leaving the house.nI really hope to have the chance to try out products from Estée Lauder!nThank you for taking time to read this!nPS: your son is really really cute!nnShevon Ngnalmightyvon@gmail.com

  • Anonymous

    Hi, Im from the UK and I love asian products, they always help me but I run out quite fast and can’t order 24/7 shipping is quite expensive plus it takes really long to arrive and whenever I use normal products (garnier, simple) I always break out and I have a really bad uneven skintone. Would love to try this out, if it does work I would be keen on buying it online thank you for the lovely review. nSophie, sophierawr@hotmail.co.uk

  • Nadia

    Hello Audrey~nnHELP! My pores are so, so big sometimes I got it confused with an orange peel. I just cannot live without foundation, or else my pores would be just so visible. My confidence level is quite low if I have to meet people without any makeup on. I hope I could get to try Micro Essence to see if it could minimize the pores. nnThank you!nnadiahsyahira@gmail.com

  • elaine

    i have red skin so i’d love to have this for the even skin tone.nnelainehearn at gmail

  • Fong

    Hello Audrey!nnGone are my youthful and pimple days. But… I started working 3 years ago and I feel like my skin and hair have aged 30 years huhuhu (damn centralised air-conditioning). Slapping on thicker layer of moisturiser doesn’t work so I guess I need to step up my skincare regime. I’ve never tried EL so this could be good! :DnnOh please say hi to Fighter (and Tiah) too! Wishing your family happy CNY! :)nnThanks.nntheotherfong[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Anonymous

    I don’t normally use products cause I’m lazy and easily give up on it. If this can help, I will surely double up my effort to take care of my skin. Oh, btw, my skin is dry, not hydrate enough and of cause uneven tone. nn*ngkahy33@gmail.com*

  • June

    Hi, I’m June.. I’ve been worrying about my face for months. It’s like dehydrated sometimes and acne scars that are reddish on my cheeks.. I m now keep finding the right solution for treating it. When i saw your post, i believed that this Micro Essence can help to solve my facial problems as well as regain my self-confidence. 🙂

  • June

    sorry, my email address is:nfangmingjune@gmail.com

  • penny woon

    Hi Audrey,nnI have acne skin,open pores, sensitive skin and uneven skin. Since teenage I had pimples and now it become scar on my skin. Hope to try this essence to see if it is work on my skin.nnThanks

  • Mabs

    Hi Audrey,nI’m a silent reader of yours for 3 years now. This is the first time i post any comments, that’s coz i really really want it! XDnAll the years i don’t really have any big issues with my face, but of late it becomes really really dry and sensitive. I really hope that i can try this product out to improve my skin. Hope i’m one of the lucky ones. 🙂 Have a great day!nmabel48@gmail.com

  • Tirzah

    Dear Audrey,nnI have been facing skin issues since my adolescence and standing close distance in front of someone completely drops my confidence as they would be staring at me. They can see upclose upon the skin condition that I was having. My skin is a combination where you get dry spots and both oily places at the same time.nnI believe Estee Lauder Micro Essence would be able to help me out as which girl wouldn’t want extra nutrients into their skin complexion? (:nnEmail: tirzah_yeo@hotmail.com

  • Pi ying

    Hi Audrey,nI’m a bride-to-be in 2 months time. Having uneven skin tone and dehydrated skin, I hope this product can help me to be a radiant bride! This will be a wonderful wedding gift.nnwkingdom18@yahoo.co.uk

  • Yihui

    I have a dry n dehydrated skin especially during year end which is more windy. My skin flakes and fine line had came across eventhough im just 26. I had tried a few products but did not see any good results. I do hope this treatment lotion can help my skin to recover and give me radiant and smooth skin to me as this estee lauder treatment lotion able to overcome the issue i face today.. Thanks.. HehenLim_yihui@hotmail.com

  • Pei Ping

    Dear Audrey, thanks for giving us this opportunity to try this marvelous new skin care. I’m 22 years old with genetic acne since teenage which made my skin being tough and having large pores on my cheek. Besides, my daily routine requires me to go under sunlight. I think Micro Essence can improve my skin condition and hydrating my skin even more. Thank you.npeipingtan@yahoo.com.

  • Pei Ping

    Dear Audrey, thanks for giving us this opportunity to try this marvelous new skin care. I’m 22 years old with genetic acne since teenage which made my skin being tough and having large pores on my cheek. Besides, my daily routine requires me to go under sunlight. I think Micro Essence can improve my skin condition and hydrating my skin even more. Thank you.npeipingtan@yahoo.com.

  • Pei Ping

    Dear Audrey, thanks for giving us this opportunity to try this marvelous new skin care. I’m 22 years old with genetic acne since teenage which made my skin being tough and having large pores on my cheek. Besides, my daily routine requires me to go under sunlight. I think Micro Essence can improve my skin condition and hydrating my skin even more. Thank you.npeipingtan@yahoo.com.

  • Caroline

    As a new mother like u, I’m so jealous that you can stil maintain such a glowy skin tone even without makeup on. Lack of sleep and exhaustion made my face look extremely dull, not to mention uneven skin tone. Worst part is that I don’t have much time to makeup as u understand that mother wants to or just need to spend most of her time with her precious little one. I think my skin must be mad that I don’t spend enough time on her and that’s why keep showing me a “dark face”. nnThus, please let me have Estee Lauder Micro Essence to help me repair the relationship with my skin. Also, as a person who do not have time to do proper makeup, I definitely need to have an originally good skin tone so that people won’t think that the time of zombie has came. Please let me have the magic to revive my skin. Thanks a billion in advance!!!nnchloexin@live.com

  • Anonymous

    Hi Audrey, I am a reader from Penang and im 22 this year, i suffered from skin problem since my secondary school, those acne scars and enlarged pores made me feel shy to go out with my bare face 🙁 And my skin is those oily type, it tends to secrete excessive oil especially on my T zone area whenever i go out and i feel that this MicroEssence can help to control my face conditions and also lighten my scar perhaps? Thanks and you are so pretty after gone thru so much <3nnkoayfanyu@hotmail.com

  • Sunry

    Hello Audrey, thanks for the giveaway! I am having dry skin and acne problem on my forehead and cheeks, I’ve try a lot of products but all these things never solve my problem. Enlarged pores, dry skin, pimples and uneven skin tone make me feel down but I can’t make up always, make up make my skin condition getting worst. I hope this Micro Essence can give me a calm, even-toned and hydrated skin! nnThank! nahshanx@hotmail.com

  • Sunry

    Hello Audrey, thanks for the giveaway! I am having dry skin and acne problem on my forehead and cheeks, I’ve try a lot of products but all these things never solve my problem. Enlarged pores, dry skin, pimples and uneven skin tone make me feel down but I can’t make up always, make up make my skin condition getting worst. I hope this Micro Essence can give me a calm, even-toned and hydrated skin! nnThank! nahshanx@hotmail.com

  • Sunry

    Hello Audrey, thanks for the giveaway! I am having dry skin and acne problem on my forehead and cheeks, I’ve try a lot of products but all these things never solve my problem. Enlarged pores, dry skin, pimples and uneven skin tone make me feel down but I can’t make up always, make up make my skin condition getting worst. I hope this Micro Essence can give me a calm, even-toned and hydrated skin! nnThank! nahshanx@hotmail.com

  • J

    Thanks for letting me be aware of this product. I have large pores and dull, uneven skin tone also acne scarring. I have tried SK2 in small amounts in the past but have not found anything similar that is economical. Will love to have the opportunity to try something that will allow me to look and feel young. I’m a 27 year old student. Thanks Audrey for reading. jrftl@hotmail.com

  • Shirley Lee

    Mother of 2 kids with super little time for myself. Super-sensitive skin that is easily blocked and reddish. Hoping Micro Essence reduce the sensitivity and make my skin more toned and firm. Using the ANR Serum and loving it, so hoping with Mirco Essence Combo, my skin will improve, brighten and radiates. Email me at citybug2000@yahoo.com

  • Mindy

    Hi Audrey,nnHave been reading your blog for almost a decade now. I am actually of the same age as you (if I am not mistaken). Ee have always been on par as in we startrd college and uni the same year, graduated and entered the workforce the same year too. Just that you are now married and has Fighter but I am still unmarried WTF. Anyway I would like to participate in Micro Essence and be the lucky winner because….. As we grew up/old or matured, your skin seems to be improving while mine deteriorating!nnI now have big pores, uneven skintone, (too) many fine lines on my face. Hope to get lucky and improve my skin before I hit 30 (oh the horror)!nnMindy, email: mindyling@apsmy.com

  • Angie

    I’m 24 years old. I personally think I look exactly my age is. But.. that day my neighbour asked my mom is she stay together with her “adik ipar” which means her husband’s sister. My mom so confused and said no… The neighbour then said yes the one who driving white Myvi, so that’s me!!! I can’t believe this. nnDear Audrey, I thought my skin issues are sensitive and acne prone but definitely aging is one the them too *sad*. Stranger always has objective point of view.nnI hope with the Estee Lauder Micro Essence, my skin will glow like 20 years old, that’s too much I know. 22 years old will do thank you!!! Pls email me at angie.chongej@me.com tq!

  • Angie

    I’m 24 years old. I personally think I look exactly my age is. But.. that day my neighbour asked my mom is she stay together with her “adik ipar” which means her husband’s sister. My mom so confused and said no… The neighbour then said yes the one who driving white Myvi, so that’s me!!! I can’t believe this. nnDear Audrey, I thought my skin issues are sensitive and acne prone but definitely aging is one the them too *sad*. Stranger always has objective point of view.nnI hope with the Estee Lauder Micro Essence, my skin will glow like 20 years old, that’s too much I know. 22 years old will do thank you!!! Pls email me at angie.chongej@me.com tq!

  • suk munn

    hi audrey! thanks for sharing this with your readers 🙂 i`m currently a student and my skin is pretty sensitive to new skin care products. i`ve always used the lotion that my mom applied on me since i was a little girl. i`ve never tried anything other than that because if i do, pimples will pop out! my skin condition is mostly dry near the nose area and there is this part below my eye which looks like freckles but it`s actually not. no idea how to solve it :/ hope this product from Estee Lauder will provide insight to my skin problem! nnthanks for reading, audrey :)nemail : munnz2392@hotmail.com

  • Angie

    I’m 24 years old. I personally think I look exactly my age is. But.. that day my neighbour asked my mom is she stay together with her “adik ipar” which means her husband’s sister. My mom so confused and said no… The neighbour then said yes the one who driving white Myvi, so that’s me!!! I can’t believe this. nnDear Audrey, I thought my skin issues are sensitive and acne prone but definitely aging is one the them too *sad*. Stranger always has objective point of view.nnI hope with the Estee Lauder Micro Essence, my skin will glow like 20 years old, that’s too much I know. 22 years old will do thank you!!! Pls email me at angie.chongej@me.com tq!

  • Anonymous

    I have dehydrated skin which can be very oily and uneven-textured due to large pores, also sensitive, easily congested and prone to redness when slightly irritated (the redness post-facial can be pretty scary!) This Estee Lauder serum/lotion/essence sounds like just the thing to restore hydration and even out my skin texture. Please pick me Audrey! *puppy dog eyes* thank you muchly for this post!nnesther,ng@gmail.com

  • gipsy

    People say aging starting from the age of 25 and you should start to think about changing your skin care products around 25. I’ve turned 25 two months ago and was thinking to try out some new skin care products. Basically, I have pigmentation, dry and sensitive skin. I am not sure if Estee Lauder works on me but this would be a good chance for me to try out and know more about the brand and its products.nnMany thanks.nnshookhan_2911@live.com.my

  • Winnie

    Hi, Audrey,nnThanks for sharing. I am turning 26 in March. I have dehydrated skin, but oily at the same time, which causing large pores and formation of white heads. My skin is sensitive as well, I think it is due to been over-washed when I was still a teenager. I’ve tried a lot of skincare products since I am 14. However, the products failed to bring much changes. nCurrently, I am using skincare products those can be bought from Watson/Guardian. Really wish to try out something different, and would like to see how much difference can it bring to my skin…and of course my Life *Heeh*nnLove your informative blog~ (=

  • Joanne

    I have dull, uneven skintone and texture due to acne during my teen years. I also have fine lines under eye already and i’m only in my 20s T_T Sounds like Micro Essence can help in evening out my skin tone, fine lines and give me the healthy glow i yearn for! nj.gme@live.com

  • Pinky Tan

    Hello Audrey! So happy to see an AudVanity post because it is what every girl wants to read! And of cos we love to see your cutie Fighter Tiah too =) *sorry Tim*nnI hope to get my hands on Estee Lauder’s Micro Essence as my skin is dehydrated and sensitive, so I hope that this essence can help strengthen my skin’s barrier, calm irritation and hydrate back my skin as demonstrated by yours truly!nnI believe in Estee Lauder’s products as my Advanced Night Repair Eye helps hydrate my skin area around my eyes where else other brands just tends to make them even drier! And I would like to share it together with my mom and sister as this essence is what every woman wants =)nnHave a great 2014! n

  • Pinky Tan

    Pinky TannEmail: kittypinky89@gmail.com

  • kymmy

    Hi Audrey 🙂 ,nthanks for this wonderful giveaway.I am approaching 30 and getting married soon.I hope to win this miraculous Estee Lauder product for a beautiful life changing experience.I have issues with uneven skintone,open pores,blackheads and fine lines started appearing.Nothing i use seems to help and as i am always changing products to see which one will ease my problems,my skin gotten ultra sensitive and got frequent breakouts as a result.I am at my wits end as i dont know which products to try anymore.I hope by winning and trying out this product,it will do the magic for my face and bring up my confidence for my upcoming wedding as well as my everyday life.Have a great day and thanks again.nEmail: kymmylim@hotmail.com

  • Shin Yi

    Hi Audrey,nnI have have oily skin that is why I suffer from enlarged pores too where it lead to blackheads, whiteheads and acne. I hope this product gives me a more even, brighter skintone.nnsshinyi@hotmail.comn

  • Blessedchild94

    Hi Audrey, I have oily skin but my skin tend to be dry after cleansing. I have pimple scars and dark spots as well. I believe that Micro Essence can help provide hydration so that my skin won’t feel tight after cleansing and will help to even my skin tone. Thanks :)nnkahchi_chong@hotmail.com

  • Karren

    Hi Audrey, I’ll be getting married this October!* yeay! & with all the wedding planning going on I’m guilty og neglecting my already poor conditioned skin. I’ve been battling with pigmentation & uneven skin tone ever since I can remember, and recently my face is really really dry & fine lines are showing too.*sigh. I am going to try the Estee Lauder Micro Essence to help me tackle these problems so I can get back to planning the wedding with 50% of my stress reduced. Which girl doesn’t want to be the prettiest bride right? 🙂 or maybe I’m just hoping the fiancee won’t change his mind when he sees me waking down the aisle…wtf. HahahahannSinsf@hotmail.com

  • M

    Hi! Well, after a few harsh years of some pretty bad acne, my skin is finally beginning to recover, so hopefully this will hurry things along. thanks for hosting! nfindfantasicbeasts@gmail.com