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Treatments (Face) - Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex [REFORMULATED]

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rated 4.0(754 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 4.0
  • 71% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 4.0
  • Price: $$$$

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This product has been re-formulated under the new name: Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II. Please find reviews for this product here:


rated 2 of 5 top reviewer on 7/27/2010 10:22:00 AM More reviews by Kathy123

Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

Perhaps one of the best proucts in the market for any type of skin. I am super oily. I occasionally experience acne and acne scars. My skin can be dry in some areas and extremely oily in some other areas. I received a sample of this and I cannot tell you the extent of change in my skin. My skin acts normal now. The acne scars substantially faded within a couple of usage. My skin is not as oily and feels very tight and plump. The laugh lines have minimized and little discolorations or hyper pigmentations are also gone. This is like a miracle in a bottle for me. Highly recommended. I just wished it was less expensive. Edit: After a month of usage, this made my skin super sensitive and very irritated. I had a huge break out around the lip and chin areas. I did not use this for a couple of days and then my skin went back to normal. I am actually really upset that this did not work because I loved how it got rid of my past scars and sun damage. :(

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rated 5 of 5 on 7/24/2010 11:53:00 PM More reviews by Grrrrl

Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I'm currently on my 2nd bottle of this product. I didn't think at first that I would be buying it again because, first -- it is very expensive, and second -- I always like to try different brands after I finish up a product.

However, I really like Estee Lauder's ANR. I use this even during the day, and just apply sunscreen when I go out. Even without the sunscreen, it allows for a smooth base when I apply my powder foundation. No caking or settling into fine lines on my face. I love it!

When applied it in the evening, I always wake up with a healthier-looking skin. Since I've started using ANR, it has made my face smoother and supple.

Eventhough I will still continue to try out other products similar to ANR, I will still buy this again and again and again.

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rated 1 of 5 on 7/24/2010 6:20:00 AM More reviews by misskho

Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

ive used half a bottle. ive has always been blessed with good skin. since ive been using this ive noticed that my skin has become very uneven, almost blotchy, not thinking it was my skin care, i started buying full coverage foundation thinking it was my age for the sudden change in my skin. it was so bad to the point thats i was receiving unflaterring comments about my skin when i had no makeup on.

anyways i switched back to SK-II, followed by EL hydrationist and my skin is once again beautiful, dont even need foundation

this stuff is bad!

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rated 5 of 5 on 7/14/2010 1:03:00 PM More reviews by kimwababa

Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I can really see the difference on my skin in the morning after I have applied the serum on my face the night before. My face is smooth, and bright. I started out with the trial bottle first, and about half way through the bottle, I can see the difference. I don't know if it makes my skin visibly any better, meaning the reduction of wrinkles, but I just love the feel of my skin the next morning. I will definitly be using this product on a long term basis

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 7/8/2010 2:24:00 AM More reviews by pinkolive2010

Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown

I love this product, I have been using this for the past 7 months and so far everything is right about what I had hope and as long as the result stays the same, I will be happy

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 7/7/2010 10:30:00 AM More reviews by Sjess

Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green

I've started using it again a few months ago, after a two year hiatus, and now I know again why I love this stuff so much. Right from the start it 'does' something to my skin. Brighter, softer, overall better looking. It will not make wrinkles disappear or anything (nothing except Botox, chemical peels or something surgical really does...) but it does give you an overall better looking skin. In the past I've even used it as an aftersun treatment on my face, redness and irritation were all so much less the day after! I use it day & night under my day- & nightcream to get the maximum results. The only con in my opinion is the price, even though a bottle lasts a very long time, it's still a huge amount to fork out every year (depending on the bottle size). Have and will rebuy.

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rated 5 of 5 on 7/1/2010 5:58:00 AM More reviews by hadeutsch

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

My HG product. Keep me younger looking. Expensive but worth every penny. After wake up i feel my skin younger and smoother. All acne after few days gone, almost gone. Will repurchase till death

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 6/30/2010 3:05:00 PM More reviews by sterlingK

Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Other

I am not a fan this type of product because I am not sure what to do with it or what it's for to be honest. I got a sample of this in a gwp and since my skin was looking pretty crappy I decided to give it a go. I applied under my makeup and sometimes at night as well. I quite liked it, helped even out my skin texture, heal some areas that were scarred and discoloured and was nice and light under my makeup but didn't work any miracles. It worked well at first but then did not do so much, same as many other products I have tried. If I could afford to buy this regularly I probably would, mostly because while it went from being effective to "not as effective" it did it without any breakouts (which is unheard of with me). I put this as a "would repurchase" but I will not personally be repurchasing right now because it's not in my budget to purchase something this expensive that I am not 100% is better than other products out there, but I do not think that should effect the rating on a product that I would buy regularly if I had the cash.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 6/30/2010 12:31:00 AM More reviews by DitaVee

Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue

I was attracted to this product for its healing properties; I'm currently under crisis management after 2 awful products and also suffer from acne rosacea which had recently started to flare up, so scoured the net to find something that might help - this is what I found.

I've been using this product for a week now and am very happy with the results, especially on the under eye area. My rosacea causes flushing and pustules and I need to use a topical antibiotic daily; I've found it very difficult to find skincare that I can wear over this to counteract the drying effects of the alcohol in the antibiotic, and this fits the bill perfectly. I now wake up in the morning and instead of dry, lacklustre skin, it looks even and feels soft.

The product is a runny, sort of greasy feeling amber gel/liquid, with a very slight herby smell that fades immediately on application. Despite feeling greasy in the hand, it is not greasy at all once applied - it absorbs in seconds and leaves no trace behind. I've read some people are put off by the smell... I personally use natural products as often as possible so I'm used to herby scents (actually unless it has no scent or is herby/naturally floral I won't buy it).

I've been most impressed with how this worked as an eye serum. I know it's not meant for that (and I probably shouldn't be using like this), but I recently had a Stye which I think was caused by a concealer - read my 15 palette concealer review for details - and was not able to use any form of eyecream for over a week while it healed. Being winter this meant my skin became dehydrated very quickly and I looked drained and sick.

I got this a couple of days after the swelling had gone down, figured what the heck and slathered it on my undereye too. The next morning I looked in the mirror and was amazed that already my undereye looked more moisturised and plumper - I've never had that with even the most expensive eye cream!

After a week of use I started to see the effects on the rest of my face too - smoother and healing so much faster. I've been suffering terrible chin breakouts after an experience gone bad with a dermalogica treament (it caused dozens of deep milia which I've been trying to treat naturally with gentle exfoliation). This has really helped clear up my skin and in combination with vitamin E oil (with calendula) and paw paw ointment, I've even avoided the scabbing I would normally get with such deep cystic spots.

Not really any regarding the product, just the price and packaging.

The price is off-putting and I'm not sure I would stretch to also using this during the day as much as I'd like to purely for the cost, but if the effects I've seen so far continue I would absolutely continue using this.

Packaging wise I would much prefer a pump dispenser as I feel this would be a little more hygienic (I don't like exposing the contents to the air when I use the dropper) and allow more controlled distribution - after all at this price every drop is gold :)

I'd recommend getting a hold of a sample and trying before you buy - purely for the cost factor.

I'm very happy with this product and will continue using as long as I see these results regardless of the price.

I'm also very keen to get the eye version, having seen the results with this.

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rated 5 of 5 on 6/26/2010 11:24:00 PM More reviews by alchemii

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Gorgeous product!...I love putting this on my skin..it feels so healing! It reminds me of the La Mer serum, at only a fraction of the cost. Skin feels taught and firm...and getting clearer every day. Very calming properties.

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