6 February 2013

Product Review: Estee Lauder Advanced Time Zone Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Hydrating Gel

Unfortunately I am starting to see beginning signs of ageing, so I was very excited when I heard the news that Estee Lauder was launching its most advanced, age-reversing moisturiser ever – the  New Advanced Time Zone Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Collection. Here are my thoughts on the *New Advanced Time Zone Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Hydrating Gel Oil-Free for Normal/Combination Skin;

What They Say:
Look younger in just 5 days. Help rewind the visible signs of aging. Skin looks dramatically smoother, fresher, less lined-fast. Our revolutionary Tri-HA Cell Signaling Complex™ helps skin boost its natural production of line-plumping hyaluronic acid by 182% in just 3 days. Actively helps skin boost its natural support structure to visibly-and dramatically-reduce the look of lines and wrinkles.

RRP: $98 (50ml) – Available from Estee Lauder Counters or Estee Lauder Online

What I Say:
Estee Lauder Advanced Time Zone Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Hydrating Gel Oil-Free – that is one long name!! Even longer than one other famously known Clinique moisturiser.

I love Estee Lauder products. Well my bank balance doesn’t, but my skin sure loves it!! I recently reviewed the new Estee Lauder Pure Colour Lipgloss and Lipstick from the new Violet Underground collection, and again, amazing products!!

Now back to the Estee Lauder Advanced Time Zone Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Hydrating Gel Oil-Free…or let’s just call it ATZ Hydrating Gel. I have combination skin, often prone to breakouts, and sadly, in spite of starting to see the signs of ageing with more and more lines, often anti-ageing products are simply too heavy and concentrated for my skin. Within days my skin feels suffocated and start to break out.  

The moisturiser is a light, luxurious oil-free gel, which has a quite strong floral scent, very similar to most other Estee Lauder moisturisers. I quite like the scent, so it doesn’t bother me at all, and once the cream has absorbed into the skin, the scent does fade rather quickly.   

The gel contains a tiny amount of shimmer, although this is so little, that in a bad light you might miss this completely. But again, as it is so little it far from makes your skin look like a glitter ball, rather it gives it a nice sheen and glow.  

The gel is absorbed very quickly, leaving a matte finish on the skin, yet making it feel and look thoroughly moisturised. The gel helps control sebum on oily skin, especially the T-zone, which also means that it is a fantastic base for makeup as prevents my combination skin from getting too shiny during the day, and actually helps make my makeup look fresher for longer.

The gel is oil-free is also non-acnegenic and has been dermatologist-tested, and I comes in a pale lilac pump bottle with a gold lid and a pump, which personally I find very handy as well as very hygienic compared to moisturisers in jars. But how easy it will be to completely empty the bottle, only time will tell.


After now having used the moisturiser for about a month as a day cream, I’m absolutely loving it. My skin is thoroughly moisturised, and looks fresh and glowing, and yet in spite of the hot and humid weather, my skin seems to be less greasy, and pores seems to be smaller. As for reducing the fine lines and wrinkles, I have to admit that it has not ‘reversed age’ and completely gotten rid of them, although they definitely do appear to have diminished. But as the as the gel is so moisturising, it kind of works like a putty filling up all the lines, leaving the skin silky smooth ready for makeup. It works like a primer, only it is so much better because of the anti-ageing ingredients in the gel.

Although the gel is also intended to be used as a night cream, as it is certainly moisturising enough for my combination skin, however, as I really like how it makes my skin feel matte during the day, I have decided to save it for that purpose only, and continue using my normal night cream at night.

The gel is very concentrated, so you only need to use a little, so a bottle will last you a long time. But on the negative side, at $98 for 50ml, it is one of the more expensive moisturisers on the market.

All in all, I really like it, as for once, an anti-ageing moisturiser actually agrees with my skin without making it breakout, and that is a nice change knowing that it is actively looking after and hydrating my ageing skin without suffocating it, at the same time as it is keeping my combination skin matte and shine-free during the day.

*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

What do you think of this new moisturiser from Estee Lauder?  What’s your favourite moisturiser? And do you use the same moisturiser for day and night?





  1. Sounds like a nice product but oh dear, expensive.. I guess years doesnt come with a cost! but well, you are lucky that u got it for free!


    1. Yeah, sadly great anti-ageing are usually not cheap. But personally, I do find that it is worth it, and I'd rather invest in good skincare and save elsewhere on some of my makeup items!

  2. This sounds great, but wow it's so pricey! I am glad I don't really need super anti-aging serums yet :)

  3. Happy i stumbled on this review... it has helped me make up my mind to try the EL ATZ Gel. I never use heavy make up or foundations (i tend to only use bare minerals loose powder), so maintaining great skin is very important to me. I am off to Harrods tomorrow then...

    1. Thank you!! I have long used up this cream now, but I so loved it as it was so great on my combination skin, so I have it on my list to get again! I hope you'll love it as much as I do!

  4. It gets really confusing to choose the better products but it is important for everyone to be a little cautious while buying those creams as they might not suit your skin as it does to others. I suggest to try the natural age reducing cream which has almost 0% side effects and performs equally well.


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