Review: Institut Esthederm Lift & Repair Absolute Tightening Serum

Lift and Repair Absolute Tightening Serum

What: Institut Esthederm Lift & Repair Absolute Tightening Serum (S$200)

The Promise: Tones skin while delivering firmer and more shapely facial contours.

Glam’s Verdict:

Holding true to its advocacy in correcting damage to the dermis before signs of ageing appear, French professional skincare brand, Institut Esthederm launches its new Lift & Repair range to provide a two-prong treatment – lifting and in-depth repair – to help deliver the appearance of fresher and more youthful-looking skin.

The Absolute Tightening Serum, like the rest of the products in the range, works with the brand’s Lift Technology that strengthens the epidermal network on skin and actually mechanically lift it. Working together with the new Repair Technology, it also regenerates the dermal support structure by replumping the skin from within.

If you think of sagging skin as a mattress with old springs, then this product is meant to pull up the surface of the mattress while repairing the springs inside.

The product may be backed by the promise of science, but it’ll be nothing if the user can’t see any effect on her skin. I’ve used this for half a month and bring back my report.

While it’s called a serum, the texture is really more creamy (think your usual moisturiser), instead of the clear, lightweight formula that you associate with serum. However, despite its creamy texture, it absorbs quickly into the skin and leaves the skin feeling velvety soft.

I have been keeping an eye on my nasal-labial fold lines (laugh lines, as some may call), which is one of the key signs of ageing I’d like to reverse, since I’ve started including this serum in my usual regime. I noticed that after a week, the lines aren’t as pronounced as they were before. After two weeks, the improvement maintains and I like how the lines are softer than they were when I started using it.

This product is available at all Institut Esthederm consultant salons. Call 6272-3898 for salon listings, or visit for more information. The Lift & Repair range also consists of the Absolute Smoothing Cream (S$198) and Eye Contour Smoothing Care (S$145).



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