Estée Lauder ‘Nutritious’ Vita-Mineral – Nordstrom Exclusive

Nordstrom anniversary sale starts this Friday. It is a good time to buy next season’s styles, of course. But don’t forget your skin. Nordstrom carries some skin care products that are not available elsewhere. One of these exclusives is the Estée Lauder ‘Nutritious’ line, known for its pomegranate content.

Pomegranate is one of the most potent antioxidants that can be used both orally and topically. In terms of antioxidant power, idebenone and CoffeeBerry® are generally stronger than pomegranate, but pomegranate is still worth considering: it is less likely to cause skin irritation than idebenone, and is cheaper than CoffeeBerry® (CoffeeBerry® is proprietary). Pomegranate is shown to restore certain enzyme activities in skin, in addition to its antioxidation capability. So, by using various beneficial ingredients, you get multiple benefits.

The Estée Lauder ‘Nutritious’ line include:

  • Estée Lauder ‘Nutritious’ Vita-Mineral Moisture Gel,
  • Estée Lauder ‘Nutritious’ Vita-Mineral Infusing Eye Gel,
  • Estée Lauder ‘Nutritious’ Purifying 2-in-1 Foam Cleanser,
  • Estée Lauder ‘Nutritious’ Vita-Mineral Moisture Lotion,
  • Estée Lauder ‘Nutritious’ Vita-Mineral Radiance Serum.

The moisture gel and infusing eye gel are in jars; the antioxidants will not last long after you start using them. A cleanser is not a good way at all to make use of antioxidants. So I only recommend the moisture lotion and the radiance serum. As always, Estée Lauder has added quite some other antioxidants in these two products as well.

Notice that the lotion and serum have both pomegranate fruit juice and pomegranate seed oil. This is a good formulation because studies have shown that pomegranate fruit juice (especially if it is from pomegranate peel) promotes regeneration of dermis whereas pomegranate seed oil promotes regeneration of epidermis.

Finally, are the ‘Nutritious’ Vita-Mineral lotion and serum better than other Estée Lauder serums, such as Estée Lauder ‘Advanced Night Repair’? Hard to say. The Estée Lauder serums have different cocktails of antioxidants, which all benefit skin in different ways. Most of them are only preventive. They generally do not remove wrinkles or show instant results. Nevertheless, the ‘Nutritious’ line provides a good pomegranate formulation. The downside is that, unlike most of Estée Lauder serums, the ‘Nutritious’ Vita-Mineral Moisture Lotion and Radiance Serum do contain fragrance.

Estée Lauder ‘Nutritious’ Vita-Mineral Moisture Lotion Ingredients:
Water, Triethylhexanoin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Batyl Alcohol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Caffeine, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Juice, Creatine, Saccharomyces Ferment Lysate Filtrate, Cholesterol/Potassium Sulfate, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment, Sodium Hyaluronate, Garcinia Indica (Kokum) Seed Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Lecithin, Trehalose, Phytantriol, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate, Peg-100 Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Fragrance, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate.

Estée Lauder ‘Nutritious’ Vita-Mineral Radiance Serum Ingredients:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Peg-75, Glycereth-26, Peg-8 Dimethicone, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment Extract, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Passiflora Alata (Passionfruit) Fruit Extract, Saccharomyces Ferment Lysate Filtrate, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul’s Wort) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Juice, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Sodium Hyaluronate, Centella Asiatica (Hydrocotyl) Extract, Saccharomyces/Calcium Ferment Extract, Creatine, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Dimethicone, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Calluna Vulgaris (Heather) Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Oleth-3, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Oleth-5, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sucrose, Caffeine, Polysilicone-11, Glycerin, Pantethine, Acetyl Carnitine Hcl, Acetyl Glucosamine, Phytantriol, Ppg-6 Decyltetradeceth-30, Fragrance, Peg/Ppg-20/20 Dimethicone, Adenosine Phosphate, Cyclodextrin, Potassium Carbomer, Carbomer, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol Manganese Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Bht, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Red 33, Yellow 5.

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