Sleep Saviours: Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair
During the day, your skin is put through its paces. Daily wear and tear from pollution and ageing all contribute to your skin's constant battle - my very animated facial expressions don't help prevent the lines either!
It goes without saying, but the best time for your skin to rest and recover is during the night whilst you sleep (they don't call it beauty sleep for nothin'!), so it's a good idea to invest in products that are really going to work hard for you whilst you catch those all important Z's.
Until a few months ago, I'd never tried anything by Estée Lauder. I'd heard good things about a number of the brand's products but never sampled them for myself. Then I was introduced to the Advanced Night Repair range and since then, my love for Lauder has grown from strength to strength.
The Advanced Night Repair does what it says on the bottle: aims to work magic on your skin overnight so you wake-up with radiant, repaired skin. It's a 'treat yourself' range that falls into the middle ground when it comes to pricing, but one that will last you a while - and you'll certainly reap the benefits from your spending.
I tested four of the products from the Advanced Night Repair and can say honestly, when I used the range altogether I really did notice my skin's appearance improve dramatically. Getting a good night's sleep is so important to my skin but when you add good quality products into the equation, well, there's simply no reason for it not to be glowing! Here's the products I tested...
Advanced Night Repair - Synchronized Recovery Complex II - Packed with innovative technology, this nightly repair serum aims to reduce the key signs of ageing and is my cheat for when I'm not going to get enough hours sleep but still want to wake up looking awake! It has a silky texture which glides across the face, helping to reduce the wrinkles and boost the radiance. It's recommended that you apply a drop on each fingertip of one hand, touch fingertips of both hands together and then massage over face and neck, starting in the centre moving outwards. Like a mini facial, every night.
Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum - Synchronized Complex II - Super lightweight but works a lot of magic. It's a serum, so goes deeper into the skin than your average cream and I wear it under my eye cream for that double-dose of protection against the attack of the wrinkles!
Advanced Night Repair - Recovery Mask-in Oil - To be used after the Recovery Complex II, the Recovery Mask-in Oil helps to build the strength of your skin as well as lock in the goodness. Its concentrated formula strengthens, nourishes and rebuilds, helping to create effectively a cocoon across your skin. As a huge lover of oils, I smother this on my face knowing full well when I wake, I'll be waking to glowing skin! And there's no better feeling than waking up and not being scared by your own reflection...
Intensive Recovery Ampoules - For when your skin is particularly stressed, these ampoules are here to save the day. Their aim is to strengthen the skin's barrier and improve its natural resistance to future stresses. Though they're tiny they have a huge impact on the skin and I noticed the next day after I use one, that my skin is much calmer and more rested. Used after the repair serum and before moisturiser, they're a once-in-a-while skin saviour that works a treat.