Whenever someone would ask me for a recommendation of a skincare regimen, I never fail to mention Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair. It is one of those skincare products I swear by and it has been part of my nighttime regimen for years now.
Estee Lauder scientists were among the first to understand that nighttime is the right time for the skin to repair the visible effect of the day’s damage. The company has continually revolutionized nighttime repair with innovative products. Recently, Estee Lauder launched the New Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Collection. I’ll be sharing all the amazing products from this collection below – categorized by use: for face, for eyes, and intensives. Towards the end of this post, I’ll be creating a guide on how to use these if you decide to take your nighttime skincare regimen seriously.
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Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair for Face
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansers
Do you know that thorough night cleansing is very important? Aside from removing toxins, impurities, makeup and pollution of the day – which create damaging free radicals in skin and accelerate premature skin aging, it resets and prepares skin to receive the full benefits of the nighttime skincare regimen. Think of it this way, if you have dirt in between pores, how can your serum or moisturizer fully sip through and be absorbed? Therefore, the power of night repair begins with clean skin.
Estee Lauder launched two textures of Advanced Night Micro Cleansers: Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam and Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm. Both are gentle, micro-purifying, which means they effortlessly lift away the day, removing makeup as well as daily surface impurities and pollutants that can damage skin’s appearance. Micro-revitalizing non-drying formulas preserve skin’s natural moisture balance and are effective for all skin types, so skin is left soft and smooth. Every micro-nourishing drop releases an essential concentration of minerals and essential nutrients.
Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm
Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam
This texture is what most of us are used to. A pea-sized product transforms into a soft, airy foam when applied on damp skin and leaves skin feeling soft, clean and refreshed.
Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm
On the other hand, Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm is applied over dry skin. The lightweight balm melts into a silky cleansing oil, then transforms with water into a milky emulsion that rinses easily for a clean, conditioned feel without any greasy residue.
To be honest, the first time I saw the 2 cleansers, I immediately thought the foam would work better for my skin type, which is oily (sometimes combination). The balm seems to be richer and made for dry skin. When I was informed that the balm can be used for all skin types, I tried it at the back of my hand and I was surprised that it doesn’t feel sticky at all! By the way, it smells so good too – something I would want at the end of my tiring day. I can’t wait to try this out on my face!
Estee Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion
PHP 5,400 (200ml); PHP 4,750 (150ml); PHP 3,220 (75ml)
Right after cleansing, you’ll need a “toner” for better absorption of the nighttime skincare products. Micro-targeted, micro-nourishing and micro-active, Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion leaves skin stronger and more resistant to signs of aging. It is said to improve the 9 characteristics of a youthful, angelic glow: clear, translucent skin; youthful radiance; even-toned skin; refined texture; smooth, supple and silky to touch; stronger barrier; skin is calm; reduced fine, dry lines; and hydrated skin.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
PHP 4,100 (30ml); PHP 5,700 (50ml)
Of course, who doesn’t know Estee Lauder’s famous Advanced Night Repair serum? As I said earlier, I never fail to mention Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair whenever someone asks for a recommendation of serum or whenever someone wants to start a nighttime skincare regimen. What makes this a must-have, anyway?
Advanced Night Repair is a revolutionary repair serum that helps reduce the look of past damage caused by every major environmental assault. It has ChronoluxCB, which helps support skin’s own natural re-synchronization and repair process – and dramatically reduces the look of every key sign of visible aging. Skin looks significantly more youthful, smoother and radiant. Oh, and did I mention it’s not sticky?! I’m very particular with this when it comes to my skincare products.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Recovery Mask-In-Oil
PHP 4,560 (30ml)
Advanced Night Repair Recovery Mask-In-Oil acts as “repair lock”, helping seal in the benefits of a nightly repair serum, encouraging vital, natural nighttime skin recovery, while protecting and preparing the skin for the day ahead. Result? Skin looks younger, calmer, healthier and more radiant.
This is used in the evening after the Advanced Night Repair serum or if you use other products, like moisturizer, this is applied AFTER, making this the last step of your evening beauty routine.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair for Eyes
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair for Eyes comes in 2 textures, gel crème and serum, and both feature the benefits of the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum, plus added benefits to reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles.
Advanced Night Repair Eye
PHP 4,150 (15ml)
The silky gel crème leaves the entire eye area cushioned and comfortable.
Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum
PHP 4,150 (15ml)
This intensely hydrating, fast-penetrating, lightweight serum leaves the eye area soothed and refreshed.
Personally, I just choose between the two. I don’t really layer them as I’m good with the results I see when used individually.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intensives
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask
PHP 2,740 per pack of 4 masks
Need eyes to look rested and renewed in just 10 minutes? This magic eye mask does just that! It delivers a concentrated surge of fresh moisture, soothing anti-irritants and proven repair ingredients to the delicate eye area. The eye pads are saturated on application to offer a sustained release, targeted delivery for eyes. Fine, dry lines are plumped as skin is drenched with hydration.
Okay, just by typing that above, I could already imagine how refreshing this eye mask could be!!!
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask
PHP 4,300 per pack of 4 masks
Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask is a high-performance, foil-backed sheet mask that creates a protective barrier to help infuse Estee Lauder repair technologies. PowerFoil technology offers 25x faster penetration than a traditional sheet mask. Used weekly, each mask delivers a surge of liquid revitalization, with a double dose of Hyaluronic Acid. Also includes proven Anti-Pollution and ChronoluxCB Technologies.
Why is it I feel I’ll look like my early 20’s right after using this mask?! Seriously, with 25x faster absorption, we need this! Skin would look refreshed and renewed for the week ahead!
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules
There are days when skin looks really stressed out, no matter how much product we pile up on our skin. There are also times we already anticipate that “hell week”. When I was in the banking industry, the first week of the month was my dreaded week. I wish the Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules was available then to save my skin! The Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules will be your skin-savers in such situations. It features a 100% active formula in a precision dose that offers rapid relief to skin that looks over-stressed from the intensified exposures of modern life. The formula is fast-acting and supports the natural synchronization of skin’s natural nighttime repair, and helps skin strengthen its resistance against future assaults.
Advancing Your Nighttime Skincare Regimen With Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
To wrap things up, here’s a quick guide when you’re ready to take your nighttime skincare regimen seriously. If I were you though, the earlier you start (even if you’re in your early 20’s), the better! Also remember, the amount of time you take to finish your makeup should also be the same amount of time (or probably even more) you spend when removing and taking care of your skin by the end of the day. So, are you ready?
- Cleanse. Choose the Advanced Night Micro Cleanser for you: foam or balm? By the way, if you have makeup on, I prefer using a separate makeup remover first before using a facial wash.
- Tone. Prep skin with Estee Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion
- Repair. Use Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum next.
- Moisturize. If you’re using any moisturizer, apply it on top of the serum.
- Eyes. Pat Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye or Eye Serum, whichever you’re more comfortable using.
- Seal. Lock in the benefits of all the products you used, at the same time, protect and prepare the skin for the next day using Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Recovery Mask-In-Oil.
And for more intensive repair:
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask and Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask should be used once a week. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules should be used whenever your skin looks dull and tired or whenever you’re anticipating stressful days ahead!
That’s it! Note that any product applied must be fully absorbed by the skin before layering another product! I hope this post will encourage you to advance your nighttime skincare regimen.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Collection is available at Estee Lauder counters in Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-la, Rustan’s Alabang, Rutans Gateway, Rustan’s Cebu, SM Mall of Asia, and SM Aura.