first try, first impression :)
i really like the texture. at first i thought WOAH so oily, but it actually seeps in and it doesnt feel as oily as i though it would be
and i also love how you only need so little to spread it on each side of your face, forehead and chin/nose :)
shall update in a week or two :)
2ND OF SEPT 2012 UPDATE
as u can see its only been a few days and i am very happ to keep the rating :) my skin looks glowing and what was used to be dull i can see my skin getting brighter :D
whats better is that sonething that feels so oily does not make my face oily in the morning at all :D
This has to be the number one rating of all products I have ever used!
My mum used to wear this since I can remember her (btw, I do not remember a single wrinkle on my mums face, she had fantastic skin!!!!), but I never thought about trying it cause she was an all Estee Lauder girl and I thought that this must be a "hype" product like most...
Oh my, was I wrong...This year , way past the 35 years of age, I thought I'd give it a try....and now I am banging my head on the wall...why oh why didn't I do this earlier????
Each time I use it, my face looks fresh and younger in the morning NO KIDDING.
I came back from a beach vacation (I left ANR at home cause I was afraid it would break or degrade from heat or sth), and even though I took care of my skin with excellent sunscreen and moisturiser, it became parched. Afterwards, it took just 3 days of using ANR at night with a relaxing massage and my skin recovered!!!!!!!
My mum knew this secret and she didn't have the time to pass it on... Now I consider to sometines using it at night and slathering on top some Nivea creme....She used to do that now and then I remember....
I did this 3 times already and , I am SHOCKED with the result....Beautiful glowing thankful skin!!!!!!
Mind you I have combination to oily skin, easily dehydrated and with some faded melasma spots.... My skin is finally behaving and thanking me.
The combination of ANR with Nivea Creme, beats any beauty treatment mask out there. It is just not for every night and I think it is a little early to give a final verdict on this combination.
ANR alone, is a big miracle in a small bottle. I will never be without it anymore. Believe all that it is said about it. It just works!!!!!!
If I could give a 10points on a product, this is it!Can't believe I wait this long to try this serum. Rave alright. See, I've been battling cystic acne for 20 years!I'm 34 now and the acne just got worst and worst to the point I gave up all medications, oral and topical since I can't bear to think yet applying another acne product on my face - was just so sick of it. My skin was at its worst condition, literally hundreds of comedones oozing from my pores (eeewww),
big red angry bumps, not to mention deep and shallow acne scars (red/puple/brownish/ice pick one, you name it I had them), dull blotchy skin, and I was used to having more than 10 big bumps on my face, with puss or no puss :).
I was the type of person where strangers stop to asked what is wrong with my face and started giving 'advice' :(
To add insult to the injury, at my age, my skin has started to show aging - I smoke heavily, dont exercise, so there is no glow whatsoever from my skin. I was feeling very very low.
Then enter this serum, I wasn't expecting much, maybe a little hydration, whatever, since at that point my skin was so bad and having been let down by numerous expensive skincare products, I do not dare to set high expectation.
Within one week of using this serum my skin has improved sooooo much, the dark acne scars are significantly reduced, my 'youthfull glow' is coming back, my pores are tighten up, overall appearence of my skin is wayyy better and best of all, it seems to reduced greatly the numbers of comedones I have/had, heals my cystic acne and prevent new ones forming. Wow, I am so very very impressed, btw I already use this serum for more than a month now and it is getting better and better. Sure, my acne is not 100% gone, but it is now reduced, like maybe 80%, which is an impressive result, may I say.
Will I buy it again?you betcha, will buy it by gallons if possible :).
UPDATE Nov 2012 :
trying to be cheap and used cheaper serum, yupp...cystic acne comes back again, skin is less bright, etc - quickly reached deep into my pocket (sigh...) and buy yet another bottle of this lovely serum..
I was really hopeful for this product and it did not let me down. I just turned 30 and wanted to find a product to prevent wrinkles and age spots. I started noticing them a year or two ago and wanted to stop any further aging.
I've used it for about two weeks and I do notice a difference in my skin tone. It's less oily and it's brighter. I would say I have a natural glow and it's fading my dark (acne) spots. I also have a sun spot on my cheek and I think it's fading as well.
No break outs so far and my pores seem less noticeable. I'm really impressed by my overall complexion. I wake up in the morning and look like I've had a great night's sleep even though I only have 4 or 5 hours!
IT's expensive but definitely worth the money to invest in face products which will benefit us in the future . I've been using this since I was 20 years old and been on and off using this together with the Lancome Genefique . But I still prefer Estee Lauder's Advanced night repair . If there was a big event coming up , I would use the golden bottle of Estee Lauder's Advanced night repair , which is the smaller gold bottle with more concentrated serum , 3 weeks before the event as you were supposed to put it for 21 days as instructed by the lady at the counter . Both of the Advanced Night repair creams are my all time favourite . Every Girls should have one , if you are not allergic to any of the ingredients stated in there . !
Paula Begoun has great things to say about this product, so I decided to give it a try. Although it's not a HG for me, it does seem to brighten my complexion. And most importantly, does not break me out (my skin breaks out from the slightest disagreement with ingredients). It's not necessarily a product I can't live without, but I would use it again if I had the chance to.
Words cannot describe how thankful I am for this serum. Seriously, you think I'm exaggerating but I'm not. Until I started using this, I had suffered from hundreds of super stubborn, tiny flesh-colored bumps on my forehead, cheeks, chin for over 10 years. My face was so oily I was blotting at least 4 times a day. I tried tons of products but nothing helped. Then I started using Advanced Night Repair. In less than a week, every bump I fought for years vanished. Within 2-3 weeks, my skin no longer needed blotting. I couldn't believe it. I stopped using it for a few days and the bumps started to reappear so I quickly went back to reapplying nightly. After 6-7 months, however, I found that I could go longer periods of time without using it. I am down to once a week now and my skin still stays radiant, smooth, and even. This product has been nothing short of a miracle for me.
This is one of the few products I am sure I will repurchase. I have a very good skincare routine, so I rarely see instant results when using new products. But with this, my skin instantly was more luminous, brighter and radiant. I had some breakout last month because I had to take hormonal medication, I also had to take them this month, but I didn't experience as much breakout as last month. I am pretty sure it was because of Advanced Night Repair. This is expensive, but this is an investment I am willing to consider.
I've been using this on my whole face for a year and I love it. It's my favorite night serum I've ever used. I have early 40s dry-to-normal skin and this works great. In the summer, it's nice alone and provides a light moisture. In the winter, I'll add a night cream over top for more moisture. I am on my third bottle of this and feel it has helped reduce fine lines and just give my skin and more glowy, velvety appearance. Packaging is fine, it's a little hard to get the last few drops with the eyedropper but I'll live.
I have been using this product for over a year. It's a great serum. I have combination to dry skin & sensitive, this serum work well for me & doesn't give me breakouts. Wonderful product!!!