Beauty editors around the world love this. And have for a long time. Sali Hughes alone could spearhead the campaign to get this in everyone's bathrooms by next week - and she'd win, because she's Sali Hughes. I love Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair (ANR), a lot. This product represents so much more than just a nighttime serum. It's been around for 24 years. And it's sold a ton of product. According to Pims Multimedia, in one year's time, it sold 1,300,000 bottles globally. The formula has evolved since its inception, but the quality has always remained.

It's a fantastically well-rounded product. There's a nice blend of ingredients that benefit the skin, and I think that every age group, ethnicity, gender, and skin type can use this and see a difference.

Also, If I'm not mistaken, it was one of the first introductions of fermented ingredients into the mass US skincare market, certainly by an American brand.

As I'm such a fan of fermented ingredients, I appreciate that Lauder included them in a product that moves such a mass quantity of product. After all, this is the #1 selling serum (Based on NPD Group Inc. unit sales for department stores for 12 months ending February 2016.) Beyond that, you get some good ingredients: sodium hyaluronate, plant extracts, algae, vitamins, peptides, anti-inflammatories, and yet more plant extracts. If you have dehydrated skin, you'll really appreciate it. Even if you don't, properly hydrating your skin with a serum can provide a number of benefits, not to mention the immediate smoothing effect you'll notice. Interestingly, I think the reason this product sells so much is the overall experience this product provides. The hyaluronic acid is plumping and hydrating (which makes me believe more people have dehydrated skin than we're aware of). The texture is stretchy and serumy (the way fermented serums tend to be) and isn't loaded with silicones. Absorption happens within seconds. There's no overpowering fragrance. The product is easily accessible. The price is quite good considering the quality of the formula.

It's worth mentioning that this isn't the most powerful tool against signs of aging. There is not retinol, Vitamin C, niacinamide, or other potent wrinkle fighters or skin brighteners included in the formula, so the results may be limited. You'll still see some results, but they might not be as strong or work as quickly as other serums / treatments on the market. If you have incredibly acne-prone skin, the inclusion of algae in the formula may be a bit occlusive. Definitely try it out for a bit to see.

When I use this, I notice that my skin feels hydrated and supple the following morning. Since I don't have much damage to my skin due to my age, sunscreen usage, etc., this is a great preventative measure. I find that I reach for this quite often, especially because I know that it won't be sensitizing to my skin, and won't leave a thick silicone film on my face before my oil. I think I'll constantly have this product in my collection. It's one of those products that you can always count on, and don't have to think about too hard before you put it on.

Ingredients: Water, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Methyl Gluceth-20, PEG-75, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Cola Acuminata (Kola) Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Algin, Pantethine, Caffeine, Lectithin, Tripeptide-32, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium RNA, Bisabolol, Glycereth-26, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Caprylyl Glycol, Lactobacillus Ferment, Oleth-3, Oleth-5, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile), Yeast Extract, Choleth-24, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ceteth-24, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Mexylene Glycol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Trisodium EDTA, BHT, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Red 4, Yellow 5.

Claims: Reveal a smoother, more radiant, younger look. Wake up to more beautiful skin every day. HOW TO USE Tested and proven: Advanced Night Repair dramatically reduces the look of all key signs of aging. It maximizes the power of skin's natural nighttime renewal with our exclusive ChronoluxCB™ Technology. Lines and wrinkles look significantly reduced. More than 75% of women felt their skin looked more youthful in just 4 weeks. Skin feels smoother, hydrated, stronger. 82% felt their skin was immediately hydrated. Skin looks younger, radiant, more even toned. 83% felt their skin looked healthier, fresher, more rested in just 4 weeks. 25+ Patents and Patents Pending Worldwide. Effective for every ethnicity. Apply on clean skin before your moisturizer. Use several drops. Smooth in gently all over face and throat. Try This Nightly Ritual 1. Apply a drop on each fingertip of one hand. 2. Touch fingertips of both hands together. 3. Massage serum over face and neck, starting at the center, outward.

This is an icon for a very good reason. It has a good formula, nice packaging, and can actually improve the skin.

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair $62 for 1 fl oz, $92 for 1.7 fl oz Available from Nordstrom, Sephora, and Neiman Marcus


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