I've used both EL products and am currently using Visionnaire. While both EL products were nice products and felt good on my skin, neither really made a difference. Neither one did any harm to my skin either. I didn't use Perfectionist too many times as I only had a sample and Idealist is the better product for my skin, which I have used as well.
I also bought the Idealist Illuminator serum and it was a nice product that felt good on my skin, but didn't make any noticeable difference for me.
I've been using Visionnaire for 5 weeks and it has made a small difference in my skin. My pores look smaller and are less congested. My skintone is more even and less red. I stopped using all my other skincare so I would know for sure if this was what was improving my skin. I only used cleanser, Visionnaire and eye cream with masks and Clinique 7 Day scrub every couple of days. Because my skin is oily, I haven't had to use moisturizer because Visionnaire is moisturizing enough for me. I like the way Visionnaire feels on my skin, but I'm not a big fan of the scent.
Before repurchasing, because it is SO expensive, I will try to use up the EL night repair and Illuminator serums. Hopefully these 2 products will keep up the results I've had with Visionnaire. Once I use those up, I'm going to try Paula's Choice products to see if I can get just as good results with less expensive products, and they get good reviews online.
If Visionnaire wasn't so expensive, I would definitely repurchase since it did improve my skin slightly. If I don't get good results with the other products, I will repurchase Visionnaire.
I like EL products and feel that they are good quality. They are less scented than Lancome as well. The Night Repair is also good for irritated skin and I've used it for that purpose with good resuls.
I'm also using Lancome Creme Radiance cleanser and love it. It takes off all of my makeup, including eye makeup and doesn't sting my eyes. I've also tried the High Resolution moisturizer and eye cream and liked both of those as well. They are expensive, so I will most likely not purchase them as there are less expensive good moisturizers out there.