Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Review

Ever since I put in my April Favourites post/video lots of people have asked me when the full review post would be up.  Well ladies here it is and prepare yourself for an absolute rave!!
Advanced Night Repair is one of Estee Lauder’s most popular products.  A few weeks ago when I was early for a meeting I found myself on the John Lewis Beauty Floor at the till buying the thirtieth year anniversary edition of the 30ml bottle and the rest they say is history.  I think the £5 off promotion had something to do with it!
Anyway… a bit about ANR.  A face serum with Chronolux Technology (ANR Boasts 20 worldwide patents) which basically gives you younger, healthier looking skin.  It predominately does three things:
1) Reduces the appearance of past damage to the skin  
2) Hydrates 
3) Helps to prevent future damage
To put it into context, (and a little less scientific and easier to understand) what ANR basically does is repair damage the skin has already had to endure such as scarring, UV damage, fine lines, wrinkles etc.  It does this by getting right down into the cells and promoting skin renewal.  It also allows the skin to defend against new attacks to it and hydrates immediately.
As you will know if you have read my previous posts my skin has been very naughty lately.  It has gone from being normal/ oily right through to very dry and flaky.  After my first use I noticed a difference in my skin and by the third use my dry skin had cleared right up.  It has evened out my skin tone, reduced scaring on my chin and even prevented spots surfacing.
It’s very simple to use.  You just slather it onto your face after cleansing.  I use about two thirds of a pipette and spend a few minutes really massaging it in.  You then just pop your night cream on top.  It doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy, I personally can’t even tell I’ve got it on once it’s all sunk in.
I cannot tell you what it has done for my skin.  I wish I had a before/after picture to show you.  The difference is amazing.  People have commented on how great my skin looks.  My make up looks so much better on my face and goes on much easier, the benefits have been endless…
At 22 do I think I’m too young to have started using it?  Of course not!  The benefits for the skin outweigh that argument.  You only have the skin you’re in and once is starts to decline you can only do so much to slow it down (unless you consider surgery).  By looking after it now I hope to be like my mum, her skin is great for her age!!
Have you tried ANR? What did you think?  Do you use an alternative?
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