There is nothing more exciting for a beauty editor than putting a product through an honest test; especially when it's the much acclaimed Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex which has been a cult favourite through the years. In order to understand what this wonder product is all about, our BB team decided to go ahead and try this product for 15 days straight as part of their night-time regimen. The best part, we all have different skin types, so we could actually understand how the product works on all of us. Trust us when we say this, this is as honest and precise a product review can get!! So without further ado let’s get started.
Assistant Manager, Content
Skin type: Sensitive skin
I take my night-care routine very seriously as that’s the only time I really get some down time to indulge in a lil pamper sesh; so trying out the Estee Lauder ANR for two weeks sounded like a treat for me. Afterall, this has been a cult favourite for eons. In order to give the product its due, I decided not to mix any other product with this one. My night-care routine for two weeks went like this: I cleansed my face with a mild cleanser and then applied the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex on my face and neck. The first time I used it, I marvelled at the texture which is actually really light-weight as it claims. Moreover my skin drank it up instantly and didn’t show any signs of irritation, a big plus for me being someone who has really sensitive skin. My skin also felt really hydrated and I woke up with skin that looked plump and really happy. A week went by and I actually could actually see my pores shrink. Two weeks later, my skin has never looked better. There is a light glow and to my face and my skin looks refined, soft and well hydrated. Three weeks in and my skin looks - in one word: happy! Of course this is going to be a constant for me as it really has cut my sleepcare routine really short. PS: I might just layer this with a cream during winters for some extra hydration boost.
Assistant Manager, Content
Skin type: Dry skin
I actually don’t use a night serum or cream before bedtime. I usually just slap on my daily moisturizer and that’s about it. However, since everybody was talking about the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex I just had to conduct my own little experiment to see if it actually works. So, I began a fifteen day challenge where I religiously used it every night. It’s been two whole weeks and I’m actually impressed. My skin looks a whole lot healthier when I wake up in the morning. I like how it works on my skin through the night because I have finally started waking up to hydrated, healthy looking skin — which is so rare to achieve with how dry my skin can get (think reptile skin, not joking). It feels a little slippery at first on application but when I gave it a few seconds, the serum seamlessly married my skin. Best part? I’m not a big fan of fragrance when it comes to my skincare and this serum does just that. It’s got a slight medicinal scent but I don’t mind that as opposed to a strong floral scent (eek!). My skin looks brighter and younger. I’m definitely adding this bottle to my night time regime because it delivers what it promises.
Senior Executive, Content
Skin type: Oily, acne prone
I have avoided a night-care routine for the longest time for two reasons: one, because I’m quite lazy when it comes to taking care of my skin, and second and more importantly, I have ALWAYS woken up to skin drowning in my natural oils. It’s happened to me every morning, since I was a teenager. And if I try using a night cream or tonic, I tend to wake up to even more oil and sometimes acne. But now that I’m almost 30 and my skin needs more TLC, I willed myself to try the biggest name in night-time skincare - the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex. The first few mornings after using this on my face and neck, I woke up to my usual oily face - but with NO breakouts whatsoever! I continued using it and I can sense my skin thanking me. The results are truly visible, with my skin staying hydrated and glowing from within for hours. It’s softer and even my oil build-up has reduced. I am officially an Estee Lauder ANR convert. Because of my oily tendencies, I use this product as my solo night-time saviour, without layering it with any lotion or moisturizer - and this has been working miracles for me.