4 YEARS WITH ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR, WHY I ADORE IT
I always seem to forget that a beauty item doesn’t have to be new to be reviewed. I have mentioned the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II Serum many times on my blog, but never actually dedicated a full review to it, rather odd considering it has become, since its very first use 4 years ago, my favourite serum.
The Advanced Night Repair was my very first serum, I first purchased it after watching one of Sali Hughes’ YouTube videos where she explained that most beauty editors use it daily, despite all the new releases they have or get to test out, she also stated that it takes care of everything and every skin type, two things which always speak to me. It was also around this time that I realized my skin was more thristy for hydration than moisture. And with a high concentration of water and Hyaluronic Acid infused in a very light, non clogging formula, a plump, deeply hydrated skin was the fastest, most flagrant transformation to me.
After more weeks of diligent use, however, the Advanced Night Repair locks the hydration inside the skin and along with that comes the feeling of comfort and robustness which most sensitive skins pursue. Curiously enough, as the skin is getting stronger, it also starts to look smoother and more refined with a disappearance of skin texture. Renowned as the serum which helps the skin to renew itself – especially overnight but also, despite the name, during the day-, the Advanced Night Repair is also particularly effective at speeding up the healing and scarring process of both irritations and breakouts. Finally, anti-aging or not, it certainly is a great prevention against wrinkles and skin sagging thanks to its star ingredient -hyaluronic acid-, but also some antioxidants.
At first, I thought of the Advanced Night Repair as a good illustration of what all serums were offering to the skin, and I therefore ventured into cheaper alternatives, or simply alternatives. Very early on, I realized it wasn’t the case: I have tried, enjoyed and loved many other serums, but none of them are as complete as this one. In a simple, freshly scented consistency, the Advanced Night Repair soothes, heals, hydrates, beautifies and strengthens the skin where other serums only tick off two or three of these tasks.