For example, while fairer tones tend to suffer from sun specks and café au lait splotches from UV rays, deeper tones can experience more bruise-like spots that are triggered by inflammation, and can seemingly take an eternity to fade.
Yet two new launches from Estée Lauder claim to address all of those pesky pigmentation issues via a three-pronged approach meant to work for all skin tones.
In the new Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator, the same glucosamine complex found in the brand's original Idealist hero product still provides rapid cell turnover, but is now blended with Vitamin C and botanical extracts that target build-up of melanin in the skin. Antioxidant superpowers of rice bran extract and Vitamin E offer brightening powers, while licorice soothes any irritation that may cause future darkening.
Idealist Cooling Eye Illuminator uses a similar base blend, with the addition of cooling ceramic tip applicator that massages the delicate eye area to encourage circulation that prevents puffiness and the blue-purple tint of pooled blood in the undereye area. Sea algae, caffeine and sucrose also work together to stimulate the area.
Both products are also dressed in reflection technology, for instant brightening gratification. While the illuminator will arrive at counter in June, priced from $58 to $85, the eye treat will come in a choice of light/medium or medium/dark color coverage, and will retail for $58.
With the theme of, "Every Woman Can Be Beautiful" leading the night, we loved seeing such a warm embrace of diversity from a brand that has previously tended towards the cookie cutter.
We hear that even domestic goddess Martha Stewart made an appearance, no doubt to score some new skincare loot to stow away in her jet-setting bags.
And speaking of fresh new skincare loot -- we're totally intrigued by the new Zeno Age Rewind at-home laser kit.