November 08, 2010

Product Review: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex

Does it seem that the fancier the item, the longer the name?  LOL...  my humor.  ^_^  I'll put the product info at the bottom.  Visit Estee Lauder's website here.

I've been using a sample size of this product for more than a month and I really really really like it!

I'm not a fan of this type of packaging.  For this one little bottle that can easily set you back $80 for the 1.7 oz version, this type of packaging will not allow you to get every last drop.  If you go with the conversion that there are about 450 drops per fluid ounce (viscosity of the serum is taken into consideration) and the 1.7 oz bottle holds 765 drops, that's about $0.104 USD per drop.  And given the type of packaging this is, there is bound to be a couple of drops that you won't be able to get.

Repairing fine lines
I still have fine lines under my eyes and around my mouth.  However, when I use this product I feel as if it smoothes out the lines a little bit.  I think this product works through absorption and by filling in the lines.  The thing is, I believe this is best used at night when you're resting and your skin has a chance to repair.  So while I don't notice a dramatic improvement, I can safely say that my skin isn't getting worse, either.

Evening out the skin
In my experience, I think this product does do a fantastic job of evening out my skin tone.  It seems to take most of the redness away from around my nose and mouth.  It's going to seem weird but I think that this product doesn't get absorbed fully into my skin and I believe that's a good thing!  After applying this product and letting it set, I can't help myself sometimes and touch my skin to feel how smooth it is.  It feels a little bit like a primer, but not as powdery or dry.  It retains a bit of moisture... for me, at least.

So judging by my last statement, yes, this product does provide some hydration.  But this is no excuse to skip moisturizer.  Serums still need to be locked to skin with a moisturizer to boost efficacy.

Environmental Repair
Now this statement, I truly can't say.  I think the only way to prove this is to do an experiment with two sample populations with similar lifestyles and living in similar environments.  Your control group would not use this serum, and the experimental group would.  I think that's the only way to see if this environmental repair claim is true.  However, for all the other benefits, I think we can afford to let this claim slide a bit.  ^_-

Okay, now read on for the product information, which I copy/pasted from the website.  Remember to visit the website for more information and product comparisons.  ^_^

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"Best Anti-aging Skincare"
2010 CEW Beauty Awards

The one formula beautiful skin can't live without.

This comprehensive, high-performance anti-aging serum-inspired by groundbreaking DNA research-brings your skin a dramatic reduction in the visible signs of aging.

Use it every day to help continuously repair the appearance of past damage, prevent future damage and deliver high levels of hydration.
If you want younger, healthier-looking skin now and in the future, don't go a night without it.

Even the best can get better. This advanced formula-with 20 patents worldwide-includes all the benefits you love about the original, plus more to help your skin repair itself like never before:

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.
Continuous Hydration

  • 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.

    • Apply every PM on clean skin. Follow with your moisturizer.
    • Use several drops.
    • Smooth in gently all over face and throat.

    • Dermatologist-tested
    • Ophthalmologist-tested
    • Fragrance-free
    • Non-acnegenic

    * In vitro testing.



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