Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair
Posted June 13, 2009on:
So I actually got this for free when Dillard’s was having this free giveaway thing months ago. Macy’s also had a giveaway with Sarah Jessica Parker’s body wash and perfume. I’ve heard some good raves about this night serum, plus some magazines have featured it as well. And since it was for free, I decided to give it a shot.
I got the free full-sized Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex (retails for US$47.50 for 1.0 oz). You are to apply the serum on your face an neck before your moisturizer and its supposed to help repair visible damage and help protect the skin from future damage. I heard that some people woke up with a “glowing” face. Its Dermatologist-tested, Ophthalmologist-tested, Fragrance-free and Non-acnegenic.
Some information on this:
Exclusive Chronolux™ Technology
Repairs the appearance of past damage. Addresses damaging effects before they become permanent. You’ll see a visible improvement in the signs of aging-specifically lines, uneven skintone and immediate hydration.
Enhanced Environmental Repair
Neutralizes up to 90%* of environmentally generated free radicals before they can affect skin’s appearance. That’s key, because environmental assaults such as UV, smoke, pollution and even emotional stress are the #1 cause of premature signs of aging. Our advanced technology repairs the appearance of damage caused by every major environmental assault.
Creates the optimal environment for repair with nature’s long-proven moisture magnet Hyaluronic Acid. Clinical tests prove skin’s levels of moisturization increase dramatically. Soothes daily irritation and builds a rich anti-oxidant reserve to help replenish skin’s natural protectants.
Think of it as “insurance” for younger, healthier-looking skin, today and tomorrow.
As you can see above, the product is pretty small. I was a little hesitant to try this since at the time my face was still breaking out. This serum didn’t make it any better.
I don’t know if you can see it on the right but, the serum is of a light peach color and goes on clear. When you apply the serum, it gives a nice colling sensation to the skin. The smell isn’t very pleasant – it had sort of a old musty smell to it. I’m a little sensitive to smells so this was a turn-off. But the good thing about this was it didn’t leave my skin dry. I woke the next day and everything seemed ok. Though I didn’t notice any “glow” or immediate change in my skin. I used for about a week and still didn’t see a change in my skin, but I started to breakout a little bit. I’m always giving products second chances, so I gave it a try for a few more days and my skin didn’t seem to get any better. So I just gave it to my boyfriend’s mother since she also got one and it seemed to work well for her. I don’t know if anyone had the same issue like me, and I think this product is better suited for more mature skin.
PROS: Gives off a cooling sensation, doesn’t leave the skin dry
CONS: Smells funky, gave me blemishes