This produt smells funny and it is truly ovrerpriced! I have gotten better results with serums that are way cheaper than this one.
I do not plan to repurchase.
Impressed! Very! So impressed that after having used up samples (I've used them for about 3 weeks) I have purchased a full size bottle (50 ml). My skin looks so much smoother and the skin tone has improved as well. I tend to get dry flaky patches on my oily skin but this serum has dramatically changed that! No more flakies! I use it in combination with clinique moisture surge spray (my skin can't tolerate regular moisturizers resulting in clogged pores and blemishes). I didn't try the old formula so I can't compare the two. Like some other reviewers I have noticed that breakouts are healing up faster as well. Silicones are not to my skin's liking and happily there are none (or nearly none) in this serum.
I bought this because I have religiously used the previous formula for years and loved it. As expected this new formula is wonderful & I will continue to use it. My skin feels great! The reason it's getting 4 instead of 5 stars is solely based on the fact that I see no difference from the old version to the new & I feel as though it is the company trying to gain new ANR customers w/ a "relaunch" or "revamp" of the same. That being said, I love this product!
So how much do I love this stuff? I have two homes (one down the shore and one up north), and therefore I have two bottles. Its really an amazing product. I started using it over the summer b/c I practically live down the shore during the summer months and I have noticed drastic differences.... For one, less make up is needed :) and two less acne flare ups. I know this is not necessarily an acne fighter but whatever its doing, its working for that too. I honestly think that b/c it helps keep my face moisturized -less oil is being produced on my already dehydrayed oily (yes, you read correctly) complexion. There's seems to be a "balancing out" occuring and I'm really happy w/the results. P.S. my 41yr old husband uses it too..
This is a good antioxidant serum, since i have added it to my regime my skin is less dehydrated (and hence feels a bit firmer) less sensitive and red and has more of a healthy glow. Its worth buying this for that as I wasn't entirely convinced by the sales assistant bumf about how clock genes etc!
I have used this product for a month now and I am so in love with this product. I used the ANR Protctive recovery complex before (they discontinued this product and changed it to the synchronized recovery complex instead) and I am also pleased with the product.
So what is the difference between the older and the newer version of ANR? well, the older version is thicker than the synchronized. It is more hydrating where as the synchronized is thinner and not as hydrating. I have a combination skin and I love this product more than the older version.
This product really brightens my complexion and evens out my skin tone. I can't live a night without using this. I remember one time, me and my friends were going to sleep over at my friends place because we went home really late and what was on my mind is this product. I dont want to sleep without this product because I am getting so addicted to it. I ended up going back home, cleaned my face and went to sleep with this product. The reason is because, i dont want to wake up in the morning looking tired and have "course/ rough" skin.
In terms of wrinkle reduction, I can't say much about it because I am still in my 19th and I dont have much wrinkles going on my face. I do have some wrinkles on my forehead and laugh lines which i really hate. I find that using this product makes my skin more tight and my laugh lines is reducing like 85%. I realized that my laugh lines isn't showing as it used to be. But i use this product more to brighen up my complexion, softens my skin, reduce my acne scars, and more into preventing future wrinkles.
This product really softens my skin no matter how horrible it was. I also have very bad "pitted" acne scarring which i can't do much about it because it's pitted. The protective ANR doesn't do much for me but I find that this Synchronized ANR works much better to recover my pitted skin. What i meant by recover is that, my skin looks growing and not as pitted as it used to be if that makes sense? And the fact that this product lightens up my acne scars makes me love this product even more.
I have very sensitive acne- prone skin and both the protective ANR and synchronized ANR doesn't broke me up. and I'm happy for that too.Its kinda hard for me to find something that doesn't break me out because my skin is super extra sensitive. It also doesn't cause me any redness. I am TOTALLY satisfied with this product.
Anyways, i can't say enough about this unbelievably amazing product. I will definitely REPURCHASE once i finish up this whole 50ml bottle. can't imagine a night without it. So yea, will update once i finish this up.
I have been using this for about 1 month and I am really liking it. I use it every night and it gives me bright and awake skin in the morning. I think it is also helping a little with fading my acne scars. But I have a whole heap of scars so I'm not really using this to fade them, but more to prevent wrinkles. I have used the old ANR before and the old ANR broke me out after a week or so. It gave me a whole heap of clogged pores and blackheads. This new ANR has a thinner consistency compared to the old one and it DOES NOT break me out. This is a miracle because almost every serum I have tried gives me clogged pores/breakouts. I am loving this product and will definately repurchase.
This is not a review, more of a question. I am now 22 years old, skin in perfect condition. My mother has the original formula and I've been testing it for myself. I actually do see a slight difference the morning after. My question is from what age you are supposed to start using this (I would of course buy the new formula, the plastic bottle appeals to me for practical purposes). I know you can use it as a preventive measure, but I don't want to overreact either since it also is quite an expensive investment.
Thank you in advance!
After reading some of the reviews, I had to respond. Night repair was actually made to be used at night, after you cleanse, topped off with a moisturizer. It is NOT a moisturizer on it`s own. It contains hyaluronic acid, which is a moisture magnet. The new product was tweaked to compete with how the environment has changed so drastically. You see, 90% of skin damage is from the environment. I like the new product, it`s a little thinner, and it goes a longer way . I don`t mind the plastic bottle, if it drops, no shattering, better to travel with. This product has been around for 30 years, and it has proven results. You can use it twice a day if you want, but my suggestion is use it at night, and in the morning use either Lauders`s Perfectionist or idealist as your daytime repair product.
I used to use the old ANR serum a few years ago but finally decided it was too expensive. I received a generous sample of the new one through the post and thought why not just try it. My skin is quite oily so I used only this, then a spray of Paula's Choice ultra light weightless sunscreen SPF 30 followed by EL Double Wear foundation. Result perfect! On the first day of wearing it my husband commented on my skin and said he couldn't see any wrinkles at all! Well I just had to go and buy the full size one quickly before I changed my mind! I don't think it's much different from the old version, but only time will tell..... . The plastic bottle is not as nice as the original glass one but maybe better for traveling. One thing I'm confused about, how many times a day are you supposed to wear ANR? The name suggests nightly but I'm sure I've seen somewhere you should wear morning and night. Can any MUA readers share their thoughts on this one?