Estee Lauder Perfectionist [CP+R] Wrinkle Lifting Serum



In a new addition to their anti-aging line, Estee Lauder has re-formulated their [CP+] serum to include a variety of skin-repairing antioxidants, hence the “R” added to the name.

This powerful wrinkle lifting/firming serum supercharges your skin to dramatically reduce the look of lines and wrinkles. Breakthrough CPR-75 Technology is proven to double skin’s natural collagen building power.

How it works:

Estee Lauder created Perfectionist in response to discovering that fine lines and wrinkles on the face look more exaggerated throughout the day.

Why would this be? Basically, because of all the muscle movement you have all day long. The superficial layer of the skin gets pulled downward and the upper part of your skin folds on top of your wrinkles. This creates an effect of a shadow and making your wrinkles appear deeper.

To combat this, Perfectionist is infused with polymers to reduce the amplitude of the folding and unfolding of your skin over the course of the day.

Perfectionist also contains a blend of peptides, amino acids, and proteins that work to increase the collagen production of your skin. Their peptide blend is six times smaller than many other common ones on the market, which allows it to penetrate deep into the skin. Based on in vitro testing they have done, collagen production may begin increasing within just two hours of using this serum. However, they do not make these studies public, so we could not verify these findings.

Because of all this, Perfectionist claims that its users see as much as a 61% reduction in fine lines and wrinkles after a month of use.

We’ve found though that this isn’t necessarily the case for deep lines and wrinkles, but more likely for fine lines and wrinkles.

(That’s probably why Estee Lauder has another product, Perfectionist Targeted Deep Wrinkle Filler, which comes in a pen applicator, so you can zero in on those deep frown lines, lip lines, and crow’s feet. It has a lot of great ingredients, and uses Acetyl-Hexapeptide-3 to relax your lines. You can purchase this for an additional $39.50 for 0.5 ounces. The only women we would advise not to use this product are women who use a liquid foundation containing silicones, as combined with this it looks bad).

Other notes:

In addition, upon applying Perfectionist, it fills your wrinkles with what they call a ‘flexible elastomer’. They claim this allows their customers to see up to a 36% reduction in visibility of the depth, length and number of lines, instantly after use.

It also contains mineral pigments that can help give your skin a glowing look.

As a whole, we’ve found this to be a great formula with many beneficial ingredients and antioxidants. It can improve your skins appearance, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and make your skin look brighter and fresher. We also like the texture of this serum very much.

Two cons: First, it contains fragrance, which can irritate the skin. Second, it comes in a pump dispenser. Lots of the serum can go to waste by remaining in the bottom of dispensers and not coming out. Pumps can also get stuck every now and then.



  • Works great as a primer
  • Can be used with other products
  • Tones the skin evenly


  • Full ingredient list is not disclosed
  • Contains fragrance
  • Not a very potent anti-wrinkle serum



$80 for 1.7 ounces.

Money back guarantee:

Yes, they have a full money back guarantee.


They offer free standard shipping on the main website.

Gift options:

They offer free gift wrapping and a free gift note on a separate card which you can attach.

Coupon codes:

They do have a coupon code section on their website. We recommend you take a few minutes to Google if any coupons are currently available!

Ingredient list:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Polysilicone-11, Dimethicone, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Yeast Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract, Morus Nigra (Mulberry) Root Extract, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul’s Wort) Extract, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Zea Mays (Corn) Kernel Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Silybum Marianum (Lady’s Thistle) Extract, Fish (Pisces) Collagen, Polysorbate 40, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caffeine, Cholesterol, Hydrolyzed Fish (Pisces) Collagen, Pentylene Glycol, Whey Protein, Pantethine, Creatine, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Glycerin, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Sodium Pca, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Linoleic Acid, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Polyquaternium-51, Squalane, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Acetyl Carnitine Hcl, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Phytosphingosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Adenosine Phosphate, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Peg-8, Disodium Distyrylbiphenyl Disulfonate, Lecithin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Disodium Nadh, Caprylyl Glycol, Decarboxy Carnosine Hcl, Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Sodium Beta-Sitosteryl Sulfate, Fragrance, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide, Mica

In the chance you are also interested in their complimentary product, Perfectionist Targeted Deep Wrinkle Filler, here is the ingredient list for that:

Water, Dimethicone,/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Shea Butter, C12-14 Pareth-12, Dimethicone, Melon Fruit Extract, Sunflower Seed Extract, Rice Bran Extract, Acmella Oleracea Exatrct, Boswellia Serrata Extract, St. Paul’s’ Wort Extract, Fish Collagen, Hydrolyzed Fish Collagen, Grapefruit Peel Extract, Soybean Protein, Corn Kernel Extract, Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Whey Protein, Avocado Oil, Cocoa Seed Butter, Yeast Extract. Isostearyl Lactate, Creatine, Cholesterol, Adenosine Phosphate, Glycerin, Panthenol, Caffeine, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Isostearoyl Lactylate, Sodium Acrylate, Beeswax, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Sodium Beta-Sitostearyl Sulfate. Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Trehalose, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate, Glyceryl Polymethylacrylate, Sodium Pca, Cholesterol/Potassium Sulfate, Butylene Glycol, Laureth-8, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Phytosphingosine, Silica Dimethyl Silyate, Decarboxy Carnosine Hcl, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Acetyl Hexappetide-8, Peg-8, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate Lecithin, Disodium Distyrylbiphenyl Disulfonate, Sodium Nadh, Silica, Fragrance, Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Benzoic Acid, Methylparaben, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide

Editors' Rating: 6.3
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Rating: 4.8/5 (546 votes cast)
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Ratings by State


  • Laura F.
    • State: New Jersey
    • City: Bridgeton
    • Age: 35 - 44
    • Skin Type: Oily
    • Skin Tone: Light

    I have been using this for half a year in the mornings. My lines are smoother and I’m very happy with it. The review was right in that I don’t like not being able to get the serum out of the pump when there is about one fifth left, which is still a lot! I use a small stick to scrape that out.

  • Betty H.
    • State: California
    • City: Lake Forest
    • Age: 35 - 44
    • Skin Type: Dry
    • Skin Tone: Olive

    Three weeks in I see less lines around my mouth and eyes and a lightening of spots. I would buy this again.

  • Catherine
    • State: Idaho
    • City: Boise
    • Age: Below 25
    • Skin Type: Dry
    • Skin Tone: Dark

  • Anne M.
    • State: California
    • City: Palmdale
    • Age: Over 55
    • Skin Type: Oily
    • Skin Tone: Dark

    Maybe its because I have too many wrinkles on my face, I don’t notice the dramatic wrinkle reduction. When I put it on my hands I do see an effect.

  • Mary Z.
    • State: Oregon
    • City: Salem
    • Age: 35 - 44
    • Skin Type: Oily
    • Skin Tone: Light

    I am reordering a larger size. Over the last 6 months I have seen a stark difference in my facial lines with Perfectionist.

  • Katherine L B.
    • State: Minnesota
    • City: Minneapolis
    • Age: 35 - 44
    • Skin Type: Dry
    • Skin Tone: Dark

    Seems to be working well so far after the first few days. The packaging is cute. I never really used Estee Lauder products but have heard many good things about this.

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