ESTEE LAUDER ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR SERUM Review
“Filters are great, but great skin is better.”
Welcome back, you beauty lovers! As social media dominates a huge part of our lives today, there is an increased need to look perfect, rather flawless. Whether it involves flaunting that pearl-like, porcelain skin or wearing that sun-brazen tan, we want our skin to look crystal clear. Hey, but life is full of ups and downs, and so is our most prized possession!
With the pandemic forcibly making us ride down the slow lane, we humans learned to slow down, pause and reflect, which was quite a pleasant change from our hectic, ‘busy as bee’ lifestyles. Can we blame the incidence of several lifestyle-related, more specifically skin-related woes to this fast pace? Let’s leave this discussion for another day. Whenever you’ve felt excessively stressed or lazy, how many times have you secretly wished to keep aside all your engagements for the day, get a change in scenery, by going for a long-drive, or get that much-revered spa time? Well, it happens to the best of us, and we for sure, aren’t guilty to feel so.
To all you patrons of skin care and self-care routines, you may be the hustlers and hard workers that you are meant to be, but do you know, it has quite a direct impact on your beauteous skin? Don’t tell us that we didn’t warn you, but frown lines are real! Similarly, external stimulants such as toxic materials and the pollution-filled environment we are living in can also further aggravate the situation. Now, now! Do you recognize your brow rising in disdain, or your eyelids twitching; are you pressing your lips, while reading this revelation? If yes, just take a deep breath, and let out a relieving sigh.
Why you may ask? Because there is nothing in this world that beauty cannot solve. If you want to cover a blemish, all you generally need to do is apply a little concealer, followed by the required ointments, once the makeup comes off. Mind you girlies, in no way are we discouraging the natural makeup sans feels or promoting vanity. But in the spirit of being real, well let’s just be REAL!
A wise person once said, “Your skin is your best accessory. Take good care of it.” Thank you for the sage advice! Call it the pandemic bliss, but more and more individuals have taken the concept of ‘skinvestment’ very seriously in the past year. And, we are not complaining! After all, who does not love healthy and luminous skin?
Wouldn’t it just be a dream if all your cosmetic needs could be shopped under one roof? If you are desperate for one, then you’re surely a lucky lassie today. Scout no further, for we highly recommend the evergreen classic, ESTEE LAUDER. And in this particular post, we review the very iconic product from their bouquet, the ESTEE LAUDER ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR SERUM.
OLD IS GOLD!
A Visionary, pioneer, and trailblazer, is what the iconic beauty mogul represented. Shackling stereotypes in the otherwise, male-dominated 20th century, the feminist and women empowerment movements are quite defunct without her revolutionary contributions.
Always living life on her own terms, as free as a soaring bird, she breathed wisdom into her surroundings wherever she went. “Never underestimate any woman’s desire for beauty”; “No one ever became a success without taking chances… One must be able to recognize the moment and seize it without delay”- this path-breaking, earth-shattering statement of hers just further proved to us that women as a species are capable of so much more, and she bloody well knew that!
Speaking about her incredulous journey, she was and will remain an inspiration to the younger generations forever. In a supportive tandem with her husband, Joseph Lauder, she harboured her dream of producing cosmetics in New York City in 1946. Starting with only a few products like cleansing oils and crème packs, they grew by leaps and bounds. From establishing their first department store in 1948 to diversifying their range of products to be more gender-inclusive; from becoming a global beauty maven with their outlets worldwide to acquiring other luxurious brands, Estee Lauder is now a powerhouse to reckon with.
Cutting-edge for her time, this iconic stalwart paved her way forward through the higher echelons and is still fondly remembered as the OG influencer. All you fellow bloggers, creators, and epochal entrepreneurs, we can surely take a page or two from her success book- metaphorical, of course.
Evolution and redefining styles are the way forward. With novel discoveries taking place every other day; we have a plethora of choices right in front of us- pretty much at our fingertips. Heralded as a path-breaking profounder in the beauty world, the Estee Lauder group has managed to maintain its a-listed status even today. Channelizing their creativity, perseverance, and passion, they have honoured the legacy of making every woman feel beautiful. Keeping the core values of the founder intact, the beneficiaries have taken it to new heights.
Enough of a history lesson, what say? Let’s talk about their cult product- a marvel that has managed to hold its stead across a few decades, and has only grown and modified into an improvised version. Any guesses? Yes, we are talking about their one-of-a-kind, Advanced Night Repair Serum; a glorious wonder.
It has to be magic, for it to receive the highest honour, right? Launched in 1982, this product was credited as being the industry’s first serum. Touting it as a ‘Night Repair’ was touché; an ingenious move. The logic behind it was that the time we spend sleeping is actually the best time to repair and heal our skin. The Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum is packaged in a brown apothecary-style bottle which enables the protection of the formula from light rays.
The 2.0 version, which was improved and modified to suit the skin of the modern woman, is known as the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex II. Read on to know more about this miraculous potion.
ESTEE LAUDER ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR SYNCHRONIZED MULTI-RECOVERY COMPLEX: Apply for a Glowing Skin
If you are a beauty aficionado, you will be aware of the constant hype surrounding this product. But, the question of the hour is does it truly live up to the heightened expectations? Let’s find out! Stay tuned to know more.
Well, do you sometimes have those days, rather nights; wherein you are so tired after a super productive day that slumber bestows its dreamy overpowering effect on you? If yes, then do not feel guilty. Even the most conscious and disciplined skincare lovers who follow a routine, whatsoever, may just give in. Why do you think dermatologists always advise us to remove our makeup, and follow a cleansing regime; perhaps, to allow the skin to breathe and rejuvenate? Yes, you got that right, lovelies!
Following that concept, this updated serum too makes several claims, which are:
- Reveals smoother, radiance-infusing, youthful skin.
- The test results agree with the fact that it has amazing anti-aging properties.
- Lines and wrinkles seem significantly lesser.
- Hydration rises by 82%
We, as your cosmetic messiah are here to deliver the truth. Our verdict is that lives up to their declarations and much more. Thanks to its rich ingredients, this liquifying agent, the Advanced Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum is definitely its money’s worth.
The Secret lies in the Ingredients
It is a given that this serum largely constitutes water, aka, an integral element of any cosmetic product. The Bifida ferment lysate acts as a probiotic, which further helps in strengthening the skin barrier resistance. Found in other serums such as the one by Lancome, this component is a winner. Derived from the corn starch, Methyl Gluceth-20 serves as a water-retaining and skin conditioning agent. Thanks to the PEG-75’s emulsifying and lubricating properties, the skin gets its supple and silky quality.
Pantethine brings forth Vitamin B5 which plays an integral role in healing and collagen synthesis. Caffeine (some English, finally) is an antioxidant, which is high in anti-inflammatory properties reduces redness and protects the skin from UV radiation and photo-aging. Also, guys, you can say goodbye to puffy eyes. Who knew caffeine would be a life-saviour, except keeping us awake through boring meetings or lectures? Bisabolol extracted from Chamomile is an anti-irritant and reduces inflammation.
Damn, has it been an overload of Hebrew for you belles? Do not fret; we are not going to bombard you with more technical jargon. Although, this concoction consists of many other ingredients, these are important to remember.
How to use this Elixir of Life?
Exaggerating much? Umm, not really! Just use one drop on clean, rinsed skin via your fingertips, before applying moisturizer, both in the morning and evening. Gently spread and massage it all over your face and neck. You can also use it under your makeup and sunscreen as a base. Doubling up as a highlighter or a foundation adhesive, it can help you nail that dewy, glass-skin effect. Radiance galore!
Oh, and in this moment of complete transparency, the tripeptide-32, which is a peptide, is literally a boon for our skin mortals. Mainly responsible for collagen production, this constituent helps you look younger (hello anti-aging maverick) by making your skin more elastic. It helps repair and prevent any unwanted damage.
Our Final Verdict
This brew is definitely for the keeps, you guys- a humongous yayy! Initially, it may not seem as effective and feel like a wasteful purchase, but that gut-wrenching feeling won’t last for too long. In a matter of a couple of weeks, you will start noticing a significant positive difference in your skin!
While reviewing the packaging, we believe that just like its predecessor, the thick, brown plastic bottle prevents degeneration due to light. The lid is affixed with a simplistic dropper, which allows discharging the contents, whilst retaining the remainder of the formula. Being women who care about the details and the looks, the golden design screams of a royal touch.
It is slimy in texture but soon gives a moisturized feel to the skin. We particularly love how healthy, soft, and illuminated our skin looks, adding a renewed freshness to our face. We actually had people inquiring about this majestic facial in awe. For all you coastal and humidified residents, this one’s a catch. The ChronoluxCB™ courtesy the peptide enhances the skin’s ability to repair itself thanks to its “synchronizing” property. They re-activate the daytime genes to let the magic unleash at night. How tempted are you to buy this mix?
You may however want to think twice if the harsh retinol is not your best friend. Its medicinal fragrance may make you a tad bit giddy, but luckily, it is quite light in intensity. For skincare ninjas or amateurs, go invest in this serum, pronto! It should be a must have in your skincare regime. Suitable for all skin types, you can say a sure-shot goodbye to aging troubles and dry skin. Available between Rs 7000- 9000 on various portals for 50 ml, it is very expensive and should be used sparingly. It costs to be cool, huh? To be honest, we are a bit conflicted about the price range, but the results make it worth it.
Its efficacy is proved by the testament that ten bottles of this range are sold every minute despite its vast price range, according to reliable statistics (Haha, do not worry we won’t burden you with such cumbersome information!). Celebrities, bloggers, and beauty content creators swear by this marvel.
Sheryl (22, student) told us, “It’s been a month since I started using this product. And the results are for you all to see. My skin is glowing; feels super soft and just healthy. I am so glad to have purchased it, despite feeling kind of culpable initially. Cannot stop smiling; will repurchase for sure.” You go, girl! Keep flashing that milliwatt smile, no matter what!
EYES, EYES BABY!
The millennials that we are, many of us self-proclaim ourselves to be ‘The Queen of the Nights.’ And there is no scope for a sense of false modesty. That’s the bitter truth; the pandemic furthermore made us manic insomniacs. What do you think? Just like a hangover after a night of Merlot wines and merriment, the after-effects of a sleep-deprived night arouses in us a groggy, half-awakened state. Oh, and how can we forget the ‘right in your face’ (pun intended) swollen eyelids and dark circles. Naturally black-eyed much?
Luckily for us, this Advanced Repair Line of this beauty conglomerate also includes an unravelling and an utterly instantaneous fix. All hail, the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix. Whilst sharing our thoughts on the previous product, something shook in us excitedly, and we surely felt like savvy critics. Fast forward to this moment, and we are all pumped up and zestful to give you our two cents on this eye-care hack.
Developed as a successor of the “holy grail of serums”, the Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix promises to repair, fortify and hydrate your eyes. Basking in the glory of being an “ultra-nourishing, skin-strengthening formula”, its 360° Matrix Technology provides all-rounded support and replenishment. Consequently, it dramatically decreases the look of lines, wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles, while simultaneously nourishing the delicate skin around the eyes. Double whammy, isn’t it?
Well, well, you pretty ladies! This time around we’ll spare you the science since a lot of the ingredients are similar. Water, obviously is a keystone, thanks to its hydrating capacity. The cucumber, fruit, and floral extracts act as a coolant and helps soothe the overworked or undercharged eyes.
How do we use this magnifying gift?
Quite literally, we must say! They say ‘eyes are the windows to your soul.’ Well, we ought to pamper and take care of it all the more, right? Using the glass bulbousended stem which is attached to the lid, gently roll under each eye thrice. Use your finger-tips to massage in a 360° circle under your eye and above the lids. Repair. Renew. Revitalize- that’s the secret to attaining youthful vigour (On a more serious note, it’s all in the mind; send positive affirmations to yourself, and you will see a gleaming difference).
Our beautifying take
Because appearances matter (let’s be honest), their signature baby-blue box is extremely cute and ditsy. When you open it, you will see that this eye care ‘tonic’ is encapsulated in a brown glass bottle with a gold cap alongside its affixed applicator. We clearly believe that this regal vibe is an Estee Lauder signature statement.