Estee Lauder • Advanced Night Repair (Serum) • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
My skin is combination/normal in the summer and leaning towards dry in the winter, blemish-free, with a few light red areas on my cheeks, and some enlarged pores. I started using this in hopes that it will help with moisturizing, reduce the redness (even out the skin tone), and maybe tighten my pores (even a little?).
It took me a while to figure out how to use this properly. For the first week, I was using it after my Shiseido softener (which is a toner in other brand's terms) and before my moisturizer. It didn't absorb quickly and it BROKE ME OUT. I got 1 pimple in my left temple area and that was an extreme case for me as I NEVER get pimples.... a few days later I got another one on my lower right cheek... I almost wanted to toss this right away... but I'm glad I didn't! I am now addicted to this wonderful product...
I realized the way to use it is to put this on a completely dry face after cleansing, BEFORE my softener (toner)! I'm glad the 2 pimples resolved quickly with no scars.... and no more break outs happened after I applied the ANR directly to my cleansed face. It absorbs in a flash, really! My skin feels super moisturized and after around 2 months of using this my redness is almost all gone and my skin tone has improved a lot. My pores are a lot cleaner, with fewer blackheads, and fewer visible pores when I'm not wearing makeup. I can wear less makeup now or use makeup with less coverage. I also use this on my neck area at night, followed by a neck firming cream.
Another function of the ANR is you can mix a tiny drop into any liquid foundation (I tried it with BB cream too, it worked well) to increase the moisturizing property of your foundation. I do this on the dry days when I need my makeup to give continued moisturization. It works really well, and for this function you only need a very very tiny drop.
I got the bigger size of this and after 2 months I would say I've used exactly 50% of the bottle. Since I am using this day AND night, as well as on my neck at night, and occassionaly mixed into foundation, I would say this product is good to use year-round and very versatile. The price is not cheap, but it's a very addictive product, and I'm excited to see even more results as I continue to use this for years.
1 lippie off only because of the price, but estimating that 1 big bottle will last me 4-5 months, it's not too bad!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought two sample sizes of this product (.5 oz) and I'm not terribly impressed with either the quality or results. I didn't notice much difference at first, nor after using this product for almost two months. I have some acne scars from my adolescent years, and I also break out when not on birth control or other similar hormone-balancing medications, and while the Estee Lauder Night Repair seems to prevent and eliminate breakouts, I can't be sure it's this stuff or my awesome birth control doing its well-known magic. In terms of eliminating spots and wrinkles, I see no difference. I'm in my mid-20s, and I was told by the Estee Lauder rep at Macy's to give this stuff a try to prevent wrinkles, but the fine lines under my eyes and on my forehead have not budged since the use of this stuff - if anything, they're slightly more noticeable, especially on a stressful day. I don't think this product is worth the hype - I would suggest Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Concentrate, a similar product with a similarly outrageous price, but one that at least has results. I know once I've finally got through the last bottle of EL, I'll be going back to Caudalie. I don't think Estee Lauder Night Repair Serum does the trick.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Brown
ive been using dis product for a month now, n my skin has never felt any better than this...dis is definitely my HG night cream, n i swear im gonna save parts of my monthly salary just for dis. at first i was sceptical about dis, ive never used any night cream before, but i dont wanna start caring for my skin when im 30 (im 27 now) . after reading reviews about ANR here n there, i decided to give it a try, applying it on my face religiously every nite, n whoa!!! i wake up to a supple n smoother skin, and the glow dat comes with it is almost MAGICAL. ive been using so many foundations (dior, EL, MAC,LM) to cover my face before n now i dont use em anymore coz my skin looks good even without makeup!! soft, smooth, glowy+dewy, u name it. dis is even more expensive than SKII FTE, but hey, i dont mind paying for the fantastic effects on my skin! boy oh boy, im in love. <3 <3 <3
still using dis , for months now. i was down with chicken pox in dec, and scarred my face quite badly. but i wasnt worried bcoz ive got ANR dat time. n now it's feb, ppl keep telling me dat those severe scars are not 'dat' visible,and those scars have faded tremendously. ive never been happier. i love dis n wont stray ever!!!!! ill stick to dis foreverrrrrr..tq EL!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Brown
Wow! I'm 42. Got a sample from my friend. WOW! It cleared up my skin! Faded my dark spots! No lines. My face looks plumper when i wake up. It's an amazing product! Balances out your skin so it's not oily and it's not dry. VERY expensive!!! VERY VERY! But worth it! It's a very light watery serum which i like. I don't like grease on my face. Sinks right into the skin and leaves it so soft and smooth! I'm also using the Eye Serum as well with this. Another amazing product! WOW!!!! BUY IT! Or get a sample to try... you'll be as hooked as i am.
UPDATE 2 YEARS LATER. I'm 44. I look younger than I did two years ago. LOL. True story. This is a fantastic product. I use it in the morning and at night too. Makes the product finish faster but twice the results on my face. A winner!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Okay, so I purchased this product after using a sample of it for about 3 weeks. I didn't really expect this product to do anything for me, why I don't know but I just didn't. After hearing so many rave reviews, I thought that I would try a sample first rather than buy it to be disappointed. Seeing as how I have always had a problem with dry skin, especially in the winter, I never thought that I would find a product that would really help it. Although the rep at the counter didn't indicate anything about this product being hydrating, I was expecting some other result. Instead, I woke up to extra moisturized skin day after day after day. I had a small wrinkle next to my mouth that has vanished by about 70% since using this serum. My skin has never been more hydrated and my skin tone has evened out. I broke down and purchased the biggest bottle that they had and was able to get a free gift with purchase which included another sample of the night repair. There was no way that I was going to pass up a deal like that. Yes, it's pricey but it is worth every penny. Sometimes you get EXACTLY what you pay for and this one is a winner in my book!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Actually, I didn't "buy" this product the first time around--I got it as a free gift with a purchase. The EL people were smart to do this, because I don't spend much on skin care ( I honestly don't believe something is better just because it costs more), yet at this point, I would purchase this serum. First, a bottle lasts forever. I only use this about every other night, and only on specific parts of my face, and my tiny trial bottle has lasted over a year! It seems to soothe the areas of my face where I have some kind of irritation/excema/rosacea. And I put it under my eyes, where I'm starting to get some fine lines. While I don't believe this stuff can stop wrinkles in their tracks or anything, I do think it adds to the effectiveness of my skincare regimen. Fortunately, I have another tiny bottle of this tucked away, so I don't have to decide anytime soon whether I would actually shell out for this. But for now, I'm saying yes.
Edit: I used 2 sample bottles of this, and I do think it did *something* for my skin. But the results really weren't noticeable enough for me to purchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I just love it!It'sthe best product ever seen, my skin is inlove with this serum.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've using this product for 8 weeks, and i love it.... I start to see result within2-3weeks. My skin is more hydrate, bright ,plump, and smooth . The best thing is my pores look more refine and my acne scarring seem to fade too. The only thing that I dun like is the price, for 50ml is $150 Australian dollar, so after i finish this bottle. I might check online to get better deal.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I used ANR once a few years ago, when my skin was going through hell due to work and health-related stress and it worked wonders. So when I came back from a holiday with dull and peeling sunburned skin, I didn't hesitate to turn to ANR again.
My forehead which looked like a windshield shattering into a million tiny pieces whenever I raised my eyebrows (and I could almost hear a crinkling sound effect!) was successfully rehabilitated in less than a week! (I also used my hydrating mask everyday for the first few days after I came back). It has been two weeks now since it's re-introduced into my skincare routine and I have to say, my skin looks even better than it was before I left for my trip.
This time around I did not neglect to use it on my neck too and I'm pleased to say that it looks less and less of a chicken's now :)
Sure there are cheaper stuffs out there but this works really well for me so I can't complain. Now that I am *ahem* older, it's staying as a permanent fixture on my dresser so will definitely repurchase.
I just wish that it still comes in glass bottle though, but no biggie!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I am a bit on the fence about this product. The first few days of use, I noticed that my skin was brighter and clearer. After a few weeks of use, I found that there didn't appear to be much difference. I find that it works best for me when I use this for a week each month as opposed to daily.
The design of the bottle is fab but it is pretty expensive in the UK.