Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II

I thought I’d do a little series on here called ‘My Most Favourite’ where I tell you about my most favourite products as and when I feel ready to declare them to the world. I am quite a hard person to please so it takes quite a lot for a product to be my ‘most favourite’. OK, now I will stop saying ‘my most favourite’!. On with the review….

I’ve always struggled to find a serum that suits my skin, either they are too oily/greasy, not hydrating enough, sticky/tacky or just don’t ‘do’ anything. I like to see results when I buy products otherwise what’s really the point? In comes Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair II.

This has been a cult beauty product in the industry for a long time. It’s Estee Lauder’s biggest selling product and one is sold every 8.5 seconds! Now I’m not one to give into ‘hypes’ easily so hadn’t ever tried it till this year. I know! Talk about being behind with the times.

After years of searching for my perfect serum I ended the search around April this year when I finally caved in and got a sample. I think the reasons for resisting this was mainly because of 2 things, 1 - it’s expensive, 2 - it’s got the word ‘night’ in it and assumed it could only be limited to night time use so that kind of put me off.  How wrong I was.

As soon as I put the 4 drops on my fingers (one on each finger, not the thumb!) I knew I would love it. I rubbed my fingers together gently and massaged the serum over my face really concentrating on the T-zone areas. The product absorbs beautifully and leaves skin super soft, instantly my skin felt calmer, brighter and super hydrated. That will be the heavy dose of hyaluronic acid working its magic. Layering other products over it didn’t cause the serum to peel off my face or anything like that (another issue I had come across when trialling serums), so I was happy so far.

Come morning my skin looked good, in a natural way, nothing outstanding just calm and rested, which is what we all want after a night’s sleep isn’t it? So they are not wrong when they claim it looks like a good night’s sleep in a bottle. I feel this really does assist in making skin look good despite whatever kind of rough night you’ve had!

After a couple of weeks of using this I decided that I loved it so much I wanted it in my morning routine too, I’m so glad I did. Over time my skin looks much more even, glowing and hydrated. This packs a punch in the hydration department without ever feeling greasy or too much. It has helped heal some acne scarring I had and blemishes heal much quicker in general, which I think is why I keep coming back to this serum time and time again.

That aside, it is effectively an anti-ageing serum which uses exclusive ChronoluxCB™ Technology to maximise the power of the skin’s natural night-time renewal process. There is a lot of science behind this serum but rather than blabber on I have listed bullet points detailing the claims (tested and proven on over 520 women for 4 weeks):

  • ·         More than 75% of women felt their skin looked more youthful
  • ·         82% felt their skin was instantly hydrated
  • ·         83% of women felt their skin looked healthier, fresher and more rested

I believe that over time it would prevent the signs of ageing and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, if I continue to use this over the years I will keep you updated on whether I still look like a 26-year-old at the age of 36! But this really is a product I would recommend to all ages and all skin types.

So there you have it, my favourite serum and the one that I will be investing in for a long time. It balances, hydrates and doesn’t interfere with any other products you decide to use over it. Despite my rave review I am always on the lookout for new things to try (being the skincare junkie I am) so if you guys have any recommendations then please do let me know!!

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II is available at Boots and most leading department stores for £52.00 for 30ml or £72 for 50ml (this is the size shown in the pictures) - link below

I wanted to post an up to date ingredients list but unfortunately Estee Lauder do not have this information to hand, they need to contact the 'lab' and then email me! Wish I had kept the box now! Such a long winded process to get ingredients.

Thank you for reading!


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