Unless you've been living under a rock, I'm sure you will all recognise the iconic brown bottle and pipette which represent Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Repair. It's won numerous beauty awards and is a coveted holy grail product for many, across all ages. I'd seen a number of reviews of this, most notably from Kate who has the same skin type as me who claimed it really helped to sort out her skin 'complaints'. It had been at the top of my wishlist for a while as I knew I would love to try it but as it is rather pricey it would be a rare chance that I could afford to buy it myself (I am a student after all.)
Luckily, I got gifted it as a surprise by my super generous boyfriend. I was literally so shocked but happy at the same time! This is the first serum I've tried and after using it for around 2 months now, I can understand why it is such a well loved product. Estée Lauder is a luxury, high end brand and I really feel that the packaging and product inside is a representation of that. The medicinal smelling liquid is housed in a brown glass bottle, with a pipette inside making for easy application of the serum. It is quite a novel feature but one which works well. If you are concerned with the smell, it disappears after the serum melts into your skin. You only need a few drops for your face and I find it sinks in immediately.
When I first started using this it was every night, but now I use it every other night under my night cream. Although it is most known for anti ageing, it also great for "younger, smoother, and more radiant and healthy skin" - all great things that my skin type needs help with (bar the younger part). By using "Chronolux" technology the serum helps to "reduce the apperance of past damage" and addresses "environmental assualts" (e.g. UV light, smoke and polution) before they do permenant damage, and also delivers "essential hydration." I can't vouch for the anti ageing but my skin has definitely improved from using this. It is more even toned, plumper, more hydrated, and more radiant. It works wonders especially after a heavy night - the morning after the night before Matt said, and I quote, that my skin looked "radiant". I think that says a lot!
I know skin care is very subjective but if you have the money to spare I would seriously consider investing in this bottle - it may not look like much but I've been using it for two months and it looks like I havn't even used it, so should last such a long time. It would be a great present to give or receive and is one of the best products I have in my routine. This is most definitely a holy grail product for me.
Have you tried this serum? What else would you recommend from Estée Lauder? xxx