The reason why people have been finding the product effective for only a couple of weeks is because of the packaging.
The serum is housed in a weighty and substantial, but translucent glass bottle. This is where Estee Lauder goes wrong. When light interacts with many of the active ingredients, they soon become null and useless. To counteract this, I keep my bottle in the box and try to apply it in the dark as much as I can. The concentrated version of this serum has an opaque packaging, which i think is much better for storage.
The serum itself is very hydrating. It didn't break me out, although I've heard reports of it doing that. It's not worked any miracles yet, but my skin feels so much better when I use it, and it appears to be a little bit brighter. A bit expensive, but by no means the most expensive skincare out there.
Amazing! I used this product after my Laser resurfacing treatment, it helped my skin sooo much, It does repair the skin overnight. I don't use it regularly, but my mom does and she loves it! I just wish it wasn't so expensive.
Love, love, love.
It is expensive but worth it. I am in my mid 30's with oily/ combo skin with occasional breakouts, and I find this stuff really helps with skin texture.
Advanced NIght Repair is AMAZING!!! I'm in my early to mid 30s and have always had acne. No matter what I did, I'd break out, and it would take ages to get a blemish to clear and heal...until this stuff. I forgot to pack moisturizer when I went home one week in the spring, and my mom had samples of this lying around, so I decided to try them. The first night, it healed every bump on my face. I've now been using it six months, and while I can't say it prevents blemishes, I get them far less often, and on that rare occasion that I do get one, I dab a little benzoyl peroxide on it and then put this on my face, and it is completely gone by morning. Additionally, my skin looks brighter and smoother with this and feels firmer. I don't have much in the way of lines and wrinkles, so I can't really speak to weather or not it is helping with that, but I'd have to imagine that it does. And yeah, it's super expensive at $52 for a 1-ounce bottle, but it lasts forever. You only have to use five drops at the most, and honestly, I've found that anything more feels a bit sticky and takes a little while to dry. I usually use about four drops, and I'm a big girl, so some women may find less works, too.
I first tried the deluxe sample size then swapped for a full size. When I was using this, my skin did have improved smooth texture and hydration. I was also using a Renee Rouleau cream (Hawaiian Nourishing Cream) and this combination was working really well for my skin - I received several compliments on how glowy and healthy my skin looked, and I credit that to this Estee Lauder serum and the Renee Rouleau cream. However, I haven't been able to repurchase it because it is so expensive, so I'm not using it anymore...maybe one day.
As for the ingredients - it has some antioxidants and hydrating ingredients like sodium hyaluronate, plus caffeine - but the second main ingredient, bifida ferment lysate I'm not familar with...supposedly it's skin conditioning and promotes skin repair..well I believe them because this serum is effective :)
I received a sample size bottle of this and have just purchased the 50ml bottle as I love it so much! It has lasted for ages as you only need to use a tiny amount each night. I put it on before my moisturiser and it gives skin an instant glow which lasts even the next day. My skin feels instantly plumper, smoother and I have seen a huge reduction in my acne scarring and other red marks/blemishes. The only reason I haven't given this product a 5 is because I am yet to seen any change in fine lines/wrinkles but this isnt really my main requirement!
This is by far the WORST skincare product i have EVER used which has seriously damaged my skin. i wish i had never bought it. I read everyones positive reviews so decided to give it a go as i have some pretty bad wrinkles and ageing going on. People warn you that it may break you out at first but persevere, which i did. i persevered for 4 months to the point where my face was covered in spots! i have always had dry skin and never suffered with spots but this stuff made me look like a spotty teenager again! The worst of it was that the spots left horrific scars all over my face which im now left with. i had to run to Clinique who reccommended an amazing anti blemish range to eliminate the spots but the scarring remains. i wish i had never gone anywhere near this horrible stuff...its ruined my fac
This was my very first serum. It dramatically changed and smoothed the texture of my skin. Never irritated my skin or was the cause of a breakout.
This product is heavenly. An overnight miracle in a dropper. I use 3 drops, I find that is plenty to give me that coveted, promised, 'well rested' look. It evens tone (fades old scars and takes down redness) and leaves my skin baby soft when I use in conjunction with my regular moisturiser (no7 protect & perfect day). I'm acne prone and find this reduces breakouts and actually heals any existing spots quicker.
It is eyewateringly expensive, hence 1 lippie off, but the results are so worth it and you don't need much. I'll keep buying until it stops working.
Very good for dry climates or skin types. Helps to keep the skin well-hydrated and perks up the skin. The pump is also convenient for application.The texture is runny but absorbs well and fast. But it is very pricey unless you get the 100ml version from the DFS stores. A product I would keep for winter time.