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Review | Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II & Eye Serum Infusion

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Never before has a beauty product blown me away like Estée Lauder’s new Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II serum. Seriously, an F5 tornado has nothing on this serum. Usually skin care products need a little time before they start showing visible results, and especially anti-aging products often require a bit of patience, but the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum already showed drastic results even after the first use. No wonder that I wanted to try the Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion as well, and so earlier this month I got my hands on it. Time for a review of (or maybe I should call it an ode to) my two favorite skin care products of the moment!

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Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II

The Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum comes in a dark brown slightly transparent bottle with a gold-colored cap. The dropper makes the product very hygienic to use and makes it very easy to get the right amount of product. The serum itself has a transparent light orangey brown color and is quite runny. Think something between gel and water. It isn’t odorless, but the smell is very neutral and subtle so it doesn’t bother me at all.

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So what does this serum do exactly? Well, you can find all the exact details in my September blog post, but this is what it comes down to: the serum stops or at least slows down skin aging and counters the harmful effects of lack of sleep on the skin. And it does that instantly, because like I said, the new Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum literally changed the condition of my skin overnight. I’m a bad sleeper, I often wake up during the night and when I finally manage to fall asleep I often feel restless and have nightmares. So waking up looking all fresh-faced is not what I do. Until now, that is, because ever since I started using the Estée Lauder Night Repair serum my skin looks fuller and more supple and it basically looks a lot less scary in the morning. I still don’t roll out of bed looking like a supermodel, but at least I don’t look like I just tried breaking the world record for not sleeping anymore. Seriously, what a difference this serum makes! Even in my just-out-of-bed mode and with crusty sleepy eyes I can clearly see that the serum does one hell of a job plumping my skin during the night. It’s pretty amazing!

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion

The Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion does for the eye contour what the Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II does for the skin, and that is erase the signs of lack of sleep and fight skin aging. Just like the face serum the eye serum comes in a brown semi-transparent bottle with a gold-colored cap, but it has a pump instead of a dropper. So the packaging is slightly different, but again it is very easy to use and hygienic. The eye serum is odorless, white and slightly thicker than the face serum, but just like face serum the Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion is easy to apply and fast absorbing.

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Since I was so impressed with the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair face serum I had no choice but to try the eye serum as well to see if it would wow me just as much. So did it? Well, I’ve been using the Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion twice a day for a little over two weeks now, and I’m definitely not disappointed. My eye contour looks fresh and healthy. The changes aren’t as drastic as with the Advanced Night Repair serum, but I think that’s because the targeted area is a lot smaller. I mean, if you suddenly wake up with plump radiant skin, well, that shows. But I guess that a more awake-looking eye contour is easier to miss. Also, apart from a few occasional sleep lines I don’t have any real wrinkles around my eyes yet, so there isn’t much room for improvement to begin with. That said, I do think it’s extremely important to prevent rather than treat skin aging, and I’m sure that the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Fusion does exactly that.

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Click to enlarge | ANR Synchronized Recovery Complex II (left) & ANR Eye Serum Infusion (right)

Bottom line? The Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II and the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion are both absolute keepers. It still amazes me how much the face serum transforms my skin at night! And the eye serum does a great job as well, because it contains all the right ingredients to keep the skin around my eyes fresh, awake and hopefully also youthful and wrinkle-free. Reasons enough to bombard these two precious gems to favorites!

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My reaction when I first started using the Advanced Night Repair serum. Seriously.

The Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II (30 ml) and the Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion (15 ml) are available for respectively 92 and 88 CHF.

Have you tried anything from Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair range yet?


  1. I’ve had samples of the ANR and think its fantastic! Even if its a cosmetic optimal thing or whatever, you feel immediate results!

  2. Hey Melissa, high five for a fellow member of the ANR cult! The effect isn’t AS instantaneous on me, but that’s probably because I sleeIp like a log most of the time (I’m going to knock on wood now lest that changes tonight). It’s definitely something I have decided to keep using though!

  3. I have never tried this but I am going to indulge :)

  4. Ok, dat ziet er fantastisch uit! Ik ga dat even snel halen, denk ik! Het is echt hetgeen ik nodig heb, ik gebruik nu een serum van Olaz en ok hij doet wel iets, maar lang niet hetzelfde effect als dat ik hier lees ;) Vooral de face serum ziet er mij een parel van een product uit. Dank je voor deze tip!

  5. Dit klinkt super, en haha die foto van die kat :p

  6. I’m dying to try EL whole line of skin care but I can’t pay that price. Life isn’t fair =(. (OK I’ll just wait for the next duty free)

  7. hier zo veel goeds over gehoord…
    maar echt te ver boven mijn budget, jammer genoeg…

  8. Klinkt goed! Ik vind hem alleen wel erg prijzig.. :-(

  9. Ik ga deze echt eens moeten proberen !

  10. I’ve never tried these, but now I’ll have to add them to my list. of things to try someday.

  11. I’ve had a sample of this product, but it didn’t convince me that well. Maybe I should give it another try!

  12. I need this for my smile lines.

  13. Ik heb hier ooit eens een proefje van geprobeerd en was direct verkocht. Superfijn, maar wel een tikje prijzig. Even wachten dus weer op een goeie aanbieding!

  14. I haven’t tried anything from this line, and your review really makes me think I’m missing out!

  15. Ahahahahaha la photo du chat m’a bien fait rire XD
    Sinon je n’ai jamais essayer de sérum…va falloir que je m’y mette lol

  16. Ik ben ook fan (en bij deze staat ook het oogserum op mijn wishlist!).

  17. Ik heb hem nog nooit uitgeprobeerd omdatie best prijzig is
    maar ik heb echtnietnormaalveel positieve reacties gehoord
    over deze item! Xx

  18. Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous information with us. I have never heard about this product before and it sounds amazing!! I have to try it! :-)


  19. Thanks so much for your sweet words, they made my day!
    Never tried these, hard to believe they are that good, but the comments here seem to confirm that!

    Have a great day,

  20. ik heb het serum voor het gezicht gehad! vond hem ook super. altijd dat ‘te duur’ je kan beter investeren in je huid dan wat nieuwe shirtjes haha x

  21. These are two that I want to add to my skincare lineup!

  22. Het lijken me twee topproducten! Wat een fijne en uitgebreide review. x

  23. Het klinkt bijna te mooi om waar te zijn, wat super dat ze zo goed werken! Echte aanraders dus :)

  24. That’s a very very good product!
    Estée Lauder is a great brand and nerver fails!

  25. Weeral zo goed geschreven!

  26. ohhh this is perfect for me because I have quite a bit of sleepless nights! I have notice some darker bags under my eyes since school started =( This product looks very nice!

  27. I’ve heard so many raving reviews about these 2 products! I should definitely get at least one of them!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog again! :)

  28. Hmmmm I heard so many good things about the advanced night repair serum and now while I was reading your review you really made me curious about this product again… Christmas is coming and maybe this could be an idea for a gift to myself ;))))))

    Thanks for the post

  29. Haha dat plaatje! Informatieve review, tof!

  30. I love the packaging. It looks classy and expensive. I’m sure I could use it with all the not-sleeping I am doing. sigh. Must keep this one in mind :) thanks!

  31. I really love the advanced night repair! Its a winner.

  32. omg! I have heard so much about these two. really must try them. thanks for sharing your review hun. xx. gigi.

  33. Mooie producten! Lijken me erg fijn!

  34. This is supossed to be one of the best serums of all times!! In my wish list :)


  35. I love your review! Need to try this out!!!!! :)

  36. Great review! I love this brand!

  37. Love this review and the Estée products. I tagged you for the liebster award! Don’t feel obligated to do anything with it. But I really like your blog!

  38. Wauw wat klinkt hij enorm fijn !

  39. I’ve heard such amazing things about this, and your review has really convinced me! Will be checking this out soon :)

  40. I love Estée Lauder products but they’re often too expensive for me :(

  41. Wowee! I’ve never read a more enabling post! I’m already deciding what I can cut out of my spending (food is not as important eh! Toast can do :P) to buy BOTH products Haha!
    But seriously I’ll be checking them both out! :D

    (Also- thanks for commenting on my post- I’ll update with swatches soon :D)


  42. This set sounds really effective! I haven’t tried any Estee Lauder products in so long and that may have to change now.


  43. I’m really suprised you like this so much, I never really thought that serums are helpful products.. well, turned out I was wrong!

  44. I have this!!!! Just the face one, not the eye cream, and it makes such a difference! <3 thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! <3

  45. mademoiselle mode

    November 23, 2013 at 10:19 am

    All Estée L’ s products are amazing ^^


  46. Yay! Glad to know it’s working for you! ANR has been a staple for me for years. I’ve been out since last spring and can’t wait to replace it. (spent too much on makeup recently) Hopefully in January it’ll be back in my routine. :)

  47. Awhh dit is echt een van mijn favo producten, wel duur dus ik kan het helaas niet altijd “refillen”.XX

  48. Do you still use this at night?
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