My mom works for Estee Lauder and was able to get Idealist for me at a discount...it is very expensive and I don't think I could afford to continue using it without her help. I was reluctant to use it at first because I am prone to breakouts and never know what will aggravate my skin. But this did not break me out. I love the way that this cream makes my skin feel. I use it in the morning under my make-up. It makes my skin feel soft and smooth and my makeup goes on so much better after using it. I don't see much change in pore size however. I do not have very large pores to begin with but it does an excellent job of smoothing my skin as it tends to feel rough. The scent of this lotion smells light and nice. My mom no longer works with Estee Lauder and I have only one more full size bottle left. I gues I'll have to decide soon if this lotion is worth the price. However, I'd say if you can afford it give this lotion a try. It will make you look and feel wonderful.