Other than having you feel rested and rejuvenated, a good night’s sleep does wonders for your skin. Melatonin (a known anti-aging antioxidant) and collagen are produced while you slumber, so your skin naturally repairs itself at night. But there’s no harm in speeding up its youth-boosting effects with the help of some tried-and-tested beauty products.
Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair needs no introduction. It has become a cult classic product; a favorite among beauty editors, celebrities, and influencers alike for its potent anti-aging formula. The serum can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and can even help depuff skin. It’s also packed with hyaluronic acid and ChronoloxCB to help aid in skin repair and cellular renewal. Because of its iconic formula, the serum will work doubly hard this holiday season to help erase signs of stress and fatigue from your complexion—the time around Christmas can be pretty stressful, after all.
Because of the serum’s popularity, Estée Lauder has expanded the product range into a full-blown night routine that includes the iconic serum, a moisturizer, a separate skin and eye concentrate, an eye mask, and a face mask. The Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix Synchronized Recovery is probably the second most popular product in this range. It can help you look more awake even if you’re not that well-rested, and it also helps nourish the under eye area and reduce dark circles for a fresh appearance.
If you’re in need of more intense hydration and pampering while you snooze, the New Advanced Night Repair Intense Reset Concentrate might just do the trick. The concentrate has 15 times more hyaluronic acid than the ANR serum and is boosted with soy amino acids to help heighten cellular restoration. It also scented with lavender and chamomile to help you destress through a subtle form of aromatherapy.
A woman who can attest to ANR’s effectiveness is restaurateur and bride-to-be Thea de Rivera. Her typical skin concerns include under eye circles, mild acne, and the side effects of polycystic ovary syndrome. Her hectic schedule and frequent travels also contribute to her skin looking and feeling stressed. Now that it's the holidays, she also has to juggle wedding planning, gift buying, and party planning for Christmas. But despite her daily demands, Thea believes in a curated beauty philosophy. “I keep my skincare routine simple, actually! I try not to put too much on as I'd like the natural state of my skin to shine. I do believe that good-looking skin doesn't just depend on your skincare routine, but also on your general lifestyle—I try to eat healthily, get at least eight hours of sleep daily, and maintain an active lifestyle.”
At night she swears by two hardworking products to keep her skincare routine as minimal as possible. “I use Advanced Night Repair Serum and ANR Intense Reset Concentrate. I’ve been using the serum since 2015,” Thea reveals. “My skin honestly feels dull without it. I also love how it's not limited to just night-time use. I mix the serum in my liquid foundation to help nourish my skin even during the day.”
A model’s schedule is always hectic, and for Sam Lewis, being a mom now adds an extra challenge to her already busy career life. There's also an added pressure to make Christmas perfect for her son, so fatigue from planning shows up on her face. “My [skincare] routine is mostly just washing my face with something gentle; I use a facial scrub once a week,” she shares. “Every now and then I get some ‘me-time’ and put on clay masks or charcoal masks—or even eye masks!”
Sam loves the Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm and the Synchronized Recovery Complex II Serum. She admits to trying the serum after her friends couldn’t stop raving about it. “I’ve been using the Micro Cleansing Balm for about six months now while the serum, I discovered a little bit earlier. I’m not really a fan of oil-based makeup removers, but this feels so good after I rinse it off. There’s no icky feeling!” Sam shares. When it comes to the serum, Sam noticed how it helped improve the condition of her skin after consistent use. “My skin feels more hydrated and looks healthier! Even after stressful workdays and having makeup on for long periods of time.”
While for makeup artist Nikki Duque, the ANR eye concentrate and serum are her go-to’s. Though she loves makeup, Nikki admits that she normally prefers to step out barefaced. But this season is a popular time to hold parties, get-togethers, and even weddings, so Nikki's schedule is fully booked. That's why she makes sure her skincare routine is just as hardworking as she is—so she can head to each booking looking fresh and ready for anything. “I’m super obsessed with skincare because I rarely wear makeup!” she quips. That’s why at night, she prefers a product that can help fade sun spots and discoloration. “The serum really adds an extra glow to my skin, which I need because work can get quite stressful. I take my ANR serum wherever I go—even during long haul flights.”
Both girls agree that using even just one or two products from this iconic anti-aging line reaps amazing benefits. “It’s definitely perfect for the girl-on-the-go,” Nikki adds.
If you have yet to try Advanced Night Repair, you can visit any Estée Lauder beauty counter for some samples and see the results for yourself! Make sure to follow Facebook for updates.