Since it is the love month, I thought of sharing my love affair with one of my skincare staples – Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair (ANR). Whenever people ask me of anti-aging skincare recommendations, I never fail to mention Estee Lauder ANR. It has been part of my skincare regimen for more than 5 years now and I’m on my nth bottle.

I’m quite sure most of you have heard about ANR being one of the legendary products in the world of beauty. This iconic little brown bottle is one of Estee Lauder’s bestsellers ever since it was launched in the 80’s. ANR set the precedent for the skin repair concept.


What Exactly Is Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair?


The first question people would ask me, what does it do? ANR is an anti-aging serum that is designed to work while you sleep. It addresses skin problems such as dryness, dehydration, dullness, and wrinkles to achieve youthful and radiant skin. It has the power to help skin fight against environmental assaults, repair past visible damage and help prevent future damage.

How I Use Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

After cleansing and toning every night, I like to apply Estee Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion . ANR works perfectly with it. I’d say, it’s a ‘power combo’. Then, I just apply 2-3 drops of ANR all over my face. I drop it on the fingertips of one hand and rub fingertips of both hands together to warm up the serum before massaging into my skin. I follow it up with moisturizer.



Hashtag “I love ANR”. There is so much to love about this little brown bottle. My love affair with it started years ago when I got a sample of this serum. I was really curious if it is really worth all the hype. After using it for a week, I knew I had to get a full-sized bottle. Since then, ANR has been one of my staples.


I have relatively oily skin so I really appreciate how the skin instantly absorbs this serum without leaving any residue or greasy feel. It is moisturizing, yet lightweight. Even those with dry skin would love it, making it a skincare product for all skin types. It is also non-comedogenic and fragrance-free, which is suitable for sensitive skin too.

But of course, the results made me fall in love with ANR even more. When I’m stressed out and I haven’t gotten enough sleep, ANR makes my skin look fresh and radiant – as if I’m well-rested. Overtime, my skin texture has greatly improved – smoother and softer. My overall skin tone is more even and less blotchy. In terms of lines and wrinkles, do not expect them to magically disappear. In my opinion, ANR or even other anti-aging products work by delaying the signs of aging and not by erasing what is already there. Remember, there is no way to completely stop aging. The most we can do is to delay it.

Bottomline: Invest on good skincare even in your twenties. In this way, you have a head start on your skin concerns that present at a later date. Do not wait until fine lines appear before you start addressing them. And yes, I highly recommend Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair as you start your anti-aging journey.

So there, I just shared my skincare secret. You are welcome. 😉