Beauty: Editor's Pick

A Total Pro

With so many Estée Lauder products to choose from,
it's hard to play favorites. But that won't stop us from trying.
Here's what we're loving this month.

Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment

Make way for a new favorite in your beauty arsenal. Perfectionist Pro, as the name implies, is a professionally-inspired treatment serum that is high-speed and high-performance. Developed by our scientists using a holistic approach to skin, Perfectionist Pro targets multiple facial zones—from forehead wrinkles to laugh lines to a sagging jawline—for a total look of rejuvenation. With a rebuilding peptide custom-designed to promote skin’s natural support structure, the formula penetrates quickly and works fast. Instantly, skin is radiant and hydrated, and in three days, it feels smooth, plumped and baby soft. In two weeks, skin feels firmer, and facial contours, like the jawline and cheeks, look more lifted and defined.

But first things first: What's a peptide? Throwing it back to biology class, peptides are made up of amino acids, which, when combined in certain formations, create specific peptides (and there are hundreds). When peptides are then formed in a certain way, they create specific proteins. Like fruits and vegetables for the body, skin needs proteins to look and feel its best. And without proteins, skin is vulnerable to wrinkles, loss of firmness and texture changes.

What's unique about Perfectionist Pro is its Acetyl Hexapeptide-8. This is a precision peptide specifically engineered to increase the production of a crucial collagen protein found throughout the skin. (Reminder: Collagen = the primary structural network of skin that helps it look and feel firm and plump, or, in other words, youthful.) By helping skin replenish its own natural collagen, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 is a key building block of this formula, helping to create a more defined and lifted look throughout the face.

Additionally, gentle Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) refine skin's texture, so while you're waiting for those peptides to do their work, skin looks and feels ultra-smooth and soft in the meantime. So whether you're a beauty junkie with a medicine cabinet full of goodies, or a skincare minimalist who likes to focus on one targeted product at a time, it's clear that Perfectionist Pro is worthy of a permanent spot on your top shelf.

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