Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Product Review: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion

Hi all, have you heard of  the NEW Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion? Some of you might have heard it from friends, seen it on advertisements, social media sites etc... Infact, this new Eye Serum was launched over the new year.

I'm privileged to be given a set of the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair skincare for my review. In this post, I am reviewing the Eye Serum and will also be reviewing the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex that was launched about 4 years ago (the product was available for many many years already with 30 yrs of innovation), in a separate blogpost.

These are what I received from Estee Lauder:
- *NEW* Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion (15ml)
- Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex (30ml)


Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion
Introducing Estée Lauder's brand new Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion. A super-potent, fast-penetrating repair serum that dramatically reduces every key visible sign of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, dark circles, dryness and uneven skintone.

All the proven repair of our #1 Serum-now for eyes.

This super-potent, fast-penetrating serum helps dramatically reduce the look of every key sign of aging around the fragile eye area:
• Fine lines
• Wrinkles
• Puffiness
• Dark circles
• Dryness

ENHANCED REPAIR
Our exclusive Chronolux™ Technology helps skin optimize its natural repair processes to reduce the look of the fine lines and wrinkles that can appear first around your eyes.

ENVIRONMENTAL REPAIR
This lightweight serum is formulated with anti-pollution technology to help significantly inhibit the appearance of visible damage from environmental assaults.

PREVENTION AND HYDRATION

Creates the optimal environment to keep your eyes looking younger, healthy and radiant.
Hyaluronic acid helps skin lock in moisture and strengthen its protective moisture barrier.
Powerful anti-oxidants help neutralize environmentally generated free radicals before they can cause future damage.

HOW TO USE
Apply AM and PM to clean skin around eye area. Ideal under your targeted eye creme.

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


Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion Video




Product Packaging & Ingredients
It included the Manufacturing Date stamp, full list of its ingredients and it indicates a 6 months life span after opening of the product.

Since it is the Advance Night Repair (ANR) Collection, its bottle design is the same as the Synchronized Recovery Complex but slimmer. 

It is a pump type bottle. When pressed, it pumps out exactly the size of a pea.


Swatch
The product on the back of my hand is 1 full pump of the eye serum. Look at how it's able to spread nicely over more than half the surface of my hand. It doesn't leave any greasy after-feel after it's been absorbed into my skin.


A closer look of the serum.
When I skim through the list of ingredients, I noticed that Mica was listed at the very end, which means its percentage or quantity is very small compared to the rest.
Indeed, I almost couldn't see any mica in the serum with my bare eyes until I saw something sparkling when I place my hand under a spotlight. Though I had been mentioning several times that I don't fancy having mica in a skincare product which I apply at night, but somehow it doesn't bother me anymore after noticing many brands started to introduce mica into its night care products. When there's mica in the product, it will make your skin look radiant when light shines on it.
As the mica was so small and almost unnoticeable, I am pretty fine with using the Eye Serum during both day & night.


Eye Swatch & Eyecare Regimen
When I questioned the Estee Lauder Beauty Advisor about the amount I should use, she adviced me to use 2 pumps for both eyes, meaning 1 pump of serum for each eye. I thought, wouldn't it be too much? Usually, I use a pea size of eye product for both eyes.
So I thought 1 pump of the Eye Serum should work fine for both of my eyes, but I guess the BA was right.
After using it for several days, I found that 1 pump of serum wasn't enough to hydrate my very dry undereyes and I switch to using 2 pumps, yet it was alittle bit too much for my skin to fully absorb the serum. Then I tried 1.5 pump of the product and it worked just nice!
Below image shows 1.5 pumps of product on my ring finger.


Note: What I am going to show you later is NOT a Before and After results images. It is just a series of photos showing before & after applying the Eye Serum.


Close-up images of my dry undereyes plus very dark, dark circles *sigh* 
Spot the many fine lines I have from the inner corner of my eyes extending diagonally downwards (not really fine lines nor are they wrinkles, it's kind of like mild wrinkles). Vertically down from my iris and the outer corner of my eye, you can also spot dry crepey skin (my 2nd sign of aging skin). And lastly, spot my hooded eyelids.


How I use Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion:
For Eye Serums, I will use it near the eyes. Basically, I apply it all around the eye area from eyelids to my undereyes covering over the fine lines and crepey skin.
For Eye creams, I apply a distance away (about 1~1.5cm) from my eyes, which is actually along the eye socket bone. 

Though the name Advanced Night Repair, the Eye Serum CAN be used both Day & Night.
Using my ring fingers, i spread the Eye Serum on the skin around my eyes, then work in light circular motions warming up the skin around the eyes and getting the skin to absorb the serum.


Once the serum is absorbed where skin starts to look a little glossy with a bit of sticky touch to it, I use my ring fingers to lightly pat the skin around my eyes. This is to improve the blood circulation and to get the serum fully absorbed into the skin.
In the image below, you can see that the skin around my eyes look glossy. Both the fine lines & crepiness appear less prominent immediately after application of the Eye Serum.
▲ The last image shows the appearance of my eye bags when I smile. Due to my constant smiling & laughing almost everyday, it sometimes make the crepey skin look even more crepey!


Review
- the eye serum is lightly scented, has a rubberlike smell but not odd or pungent
- comes in a rich yet thin & light weight lotion consistency
- blends out very easily and smoothly
- even though it appear glossy on skin surface, it doesn't feel greasy at all
- with 1.5 pumps of product used on both eyes, it takes a little while for it to get fully absorbed
- the skin absorbs serum very quickly when applied thinly, therefore sometimes I apply 2 layers of serum with 1 pump each time rather than 1.5pump at a go
- after its been absorbed, skin don't feel heavy or greasy
- has only a tiny bit of sticky after-feel
- under eyes feel very hydrated & a little radiant right after application
- doesn't feel that it is too rich for my eyes (my eyes had started to experience the 2nd signs of aging-crepiness)

After using the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion for 2 weeks, I found that:
- the hooded lids feel lifted making my eyes look bigger
- under eyes feel hydrated & moisturized
- eyes look slightly more radiant
- eyes feel a little firmer
- the wrinkles (or fine lines) though still visible when seen up-close now look less prominent as the lines becomes shallower
- when using concealer and eye makeup over my eyes, the fine lines quantity seems to have shrunk a lot compare to before
- the crepey skin that often shows up obviously when I smile, stands a smaller surface now and the lines appear shallow
- doesn't trap as much foundation in between the fine lines as before
- my very dark, dark circles which extends down to the cheeks area have shrunk a tiny bit, I have no problem in concealing the dark circles around the apples of my cheeks now
- doesn't cause any irritation
- doesn't cause any millia seeds around my eyes
- doesn't cause oil spots/ acne around my eyes or the area near them
- works fine with any of my Eye creams that I use ontop of it

Overall, I feel that even though both my body and skin are aging, but my eyes starts to look younger by each day! About half a year ago, I was pretty upset with my hooded (saggy, lack of elasticity) eyelids which made my eyes look smaller, sleepy, lacking the youth and vibrancy in them.
And I thought to myself that it is time for me to bring that youthful eyes back!
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion helped me to achieve what I wanted. My eyes look younger and rounder without having to work my eye muscles to make them look big! (Lolx~)
Initially, I was particularly annoyed with the crepey skin caused by my facial expression (that is, smile/laugh) and the makeup that I had on. The concealer and foundation always got trapped in between the wrinkle lines. While for the past week, this problem didn't annoy me that much any more.
Even though the makeup still gets trap in the lines but it was less obvious. I used a clean ring finger and lightly patted off the trapped makeup and it didn't come back anymore.
I would definitely continue to use the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion so as to see the full results of it.
I would recommend people like me or the ones who have deep wrinkles too, to try this Eye Serum as it is for all skin types.


Price
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion (15ml)  SGD$96
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex (30ml) SGD$100 & (50ml) S$142


Where to buy?
Available at all Singapore Estee Lauder counters @ the following places:
TANGS ORCHARD
BHG (SINGAPORE)
ISETAN SCOTTS   
ISETAN TAMPINES
ISETAN PARKWAY   
ISETAN SERANGOON CENTRAL   
METRO PARAGON
METRO CAUSEWAYPOINT
METRO CITY SQUARE
OG PEOPLE'S PARK
ROBINSONS CENTREPOINT

For Overseas readers: You can get your Estee Lauder from Strawberry.net.
Free shipping worldwide.
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Websites


Till then! Cheers! (●♡●)

Products name written and coloured in cyan are sponsored by Estee Lauder Singapore & Cozy Cot to me for trial & review only. I am not affiliated to the company. All photos are taken by me unless stated. All photos & swatches are true.
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