Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair and Revitalizing Supreme Review

Estee Lauder Anti-Aging

Caring for your skin is a lot like saving for retirement - it's best to start early but that's not to say that starting at any point is too late. Especially when there are skin care products like Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Repair and Revitalizing Supreme on the market.

I have been slightly (ok, totally) obsessed with anti-aging skin care since my early 20's. I spent my early years dealing with a severe case of eczema which I believe shaped my obsession with constantly moisturizing my skin. It was also all around me, interviews and ads with some of the world's top models (the 90's really where the era of the Supermodel) speaking highly about moisturizing. I was sold and after trying a few drug store brands, I made my first department store counter purchase with Estée Lauder. It was there that I learned about the importance of wearing SPF and staying out of the sun to prevent skin damage, and I have never left the house without SPF on since that day more than 10 years ago.

Anti Aging products

I know that people generally lament the aging process but I am pretty excited about getting older. Okay sure, finding lines on my forehead one morning was a bit of a shock but there are so many other perks to getting older like not giving a you-know-what about trivial stuff, and the feeling of being able to pass along your wisdom to the younger generation. And now that our kids are teenagers, we actually get to sleep in! The downside to having your children young is you are exhausted throughout your 20's but now we are living on easy street! No more getting up early to make breakfast and sitting through four back-to-back episodes of Elmo's World (do kids still watch that?)

My dear friends at Estée Lauder must have known that I was in the process of researching anti-aging skin care because just after I found those forehead lines, they offered to send me two new products to test out. My skin is on the dry side and acne hasn't been a concern since I went on Accutane at 30 (six whole years without a breakout, best decision of my life!).

I was really excited to test out the Advanced Night Repair recovery mask-in-oil but I had never worked with oils before and was a little unsure of how my skin would react. I should also mention that I have very sensitive skin. If I use too harsh of a face wash, my face is beet red for about 10 minutes. Turns out, I had nothing to worry about! After cleansing, I applied several drops around my face, focusing on my forehead, and gently worked the oil into my face and neck. Don't forget to care for your neck, it needs love too! I let it absorb before adding my night time moisturizer and then off to bed to let the Advanced Night Repair do it's magic. And it really does sound like magic "...with our exclusive ChronoluxCB this unprecedented technology combines cellular purification and synchronization to help support skin's natural recovery from the look of every major assault". In other words, it's magic. 

The Advanced Night Repair addresses every major anti-aging skin care concern, all while you sleep. I have been using it every night for a few weeks now and I have to say, I have found a staple for my new anti-aging skin care routine. The serum is light with no odour and is gentle enough for my highly sensitive skin. While testing out the Advanced Night Repair I decided to keep the rest of my skin care routine the same. That way if there was any noticeable change, I would know it is because of the Estée Lauder products I was using. The things that immediately stood out to me were a reduction in dry skin, my skin was brighter, and my lines were not as noticeable (they are still there because this is real life and they will never fully go away without cosmetic procedures). All of this is surface and I know there is so much more going on at the cellular level. Things the human eye can't possibly see, but I am glad is happening. Anti-aging isn't about miracle cures, it's about working with the concerns you have and helping to minimize then and prevent further damage. That's what I love about this product is that I know through it's continued use, I am helping to slow down the aging process. 

I love how my skin looks when I wake up in the morning, it appears refreshed and hydrated. Not at all oily. When I use a night time mask I have to wash it off as soon as I wake up because it is so oily, but this is totally different. I can get up and everything just feels great. I don't have to wash it off right away because the oil absorbs into your skin instead of just sitting on the surface. I've actually stopped with the night time masks since using the Advanced Night Repair as I find this works so much better at keeping my skin hydrated, which helps with wrinkles and fine lines. 

Estee Lauder products

I have never been a fan of eye creams. Over the years I have tried them all, cheap brands, mid range, expensive, doesn't matter. Nothing seemed to help with elasticity and dark circles so you can image I was skeptical about the Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Eye Gelée. The box states that it is a multi-action, fatigue-fighting eye treatment that improves visible firmness and reduces the look of lines, wrinkles and puffiness. It will also brighten the look of dark circles and the cooling massage tip helps to reinvigorate the eye area. That's a tall order for a little bit of goo in something shaped like a marker. 

anti aging eye cream

I started using the Revitalizing Supreme Eye Gelée just at night, after putting on my Advanced Night Repair. The gold tip remains cool while applying to your under eye, which I'll admit felt pretty nice. But remember, I'm a skeptic here so that's not enough for me. I used only a tiny amount for each eye, about the half the size of a pea and did this every night for a week. I didn't see any major improvements but did find that my eye area wasn't as dry as it normally is (remember, I have pretty dry skin) when I wake up. After a night of one (or two) too many glasses of wine, I decided to try using the Revitalizing Supreme Eye Gelée in the mornings, which I should mention the box does state to use morning and night. I really do like the gold tip cooling massage in the mornings as it helps with any morning puffiness. After my night of too much drinking, I decided that I would add this to my morning routine for a few weeks and see how it goes.

Even as I type this I can't believe it but it would appear that I have some elasticity back and those tiny faint lines that only I could notice, are no longer noticeable! And I have to say that my under eye area is much brighter than before. I even stopped wearing an under eye concealer which I think it pretty darn impressive that at my age (mid 30's) I stopped wearing it. So the skeptic is now a believer, well played Estée Lauder. 

Just like with the Advanced Night Repair, I love what the Revitalizing Supreme Eye Gelée is doing to prevent further damage. All the stuff at the cellular level that you can't quite put your finger on but you will notice when you're not aging as quickly as your peer group. 

I know how difficult it is to stand at a cosmetics counter hoping for just the right product and feeling the pain of sticker shock when you find a product you were interested in trying. The Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair and Revitalizing Supreme Eye Gelée represents a bit of an investment but when you see the size of both bottles and how much you will use daily, I'm sure there is many months of use out of each. So divide that total by days of use and you will see it's quite reasonable per day (I use this trick to justify almost every purchase I make!). 

When the subtle signs of aging start to appear, or you rather start your anti aging skin care routine before any do, you need to make the investment into your skin. Like I said, it's just like retirement savings. Might sting the wallet a little in the beginning, but you'll sure be happy you did it when you're older. 

Where to find:

Canadians - Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair & Estée Lauder Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Eye Gelée

US and InternationalEstée Lauder Advanced Night Repair & Estée Lauder Global Anti-Aging Cell Power Eye Gelée

I want to thank my friends at Estée Lauder for sending me these lovely products that I now can't live without. As always, all opinions are my own.