In the world of beauty, there are popular products, and products that have gained iconic status. The path to becoming a beauty legend is not easy, and very few products make it. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum is one such product.
Specifically designed to treat mature skin and all signs of aging, the Advanced Night Repair formula works while you sleep to give you the hydration and radiance you desire in the morning.
The concept behind Night Repair is that the best time to repair and heal the skin is while you sleep, so it has been formulated so that the skin can repair itself to the maximum during the night.
Formulated with its exclusive ChronoluxCB technology , this serum works not only to provide intense hydration, but it also helps to smooth the skin, blurring the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
In addition, it provides a super dose of antioxidants to neutralize the free radicals that wreak havoc on our faces every day, fighting environmental stressors, and leaving the skin to wake up visibly smoother and more hydrated.
Not only that, but pores look more refined and wrinkles are slightly diminished due to the filling effect of hyaluronic acid .
This formula has a thick gel consistency that instantly sinks into the skin without leaving residue. With its characteristic peach hue, it is one of the brand’s best-selling products.
And if you are interested in taking care of your mature skin with a good serum, you cannot miss our article with the Best Serums for Women over 60 on the market, among which is this product.
Given that this iconic product is a bit classic – it has been around for 80 years – let’s see if its ingredients have become outdated, or have adapted to the new times.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum Review
- Bifida Ferment Lysate : Analyzed in the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye contour .
- Methyl Gluceth-20 : Analyzed in Cumlaude’s Summum RX Cream .
- PEG-75 : Tested in Decleor’s Harmonie Calm eye contour as PEG-6.
- Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane : Analyzed in Lancaster Youth Renewal 365 Skin Repair Serum .
- Butylene Glycol : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Propanediol : Tested in the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye contour .
- Cola Acuminata (Kola) Seed Extract : Kola nut extract, contains caffeine and theobromine, has stimulating, astringent and anti-irritant properties.
- Hydrolyzed Algin : Analyzed in the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye contour .
- Pantethine : Tested in Estée Lauder Perfectionist CP + R Serum .
- Caffeine : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Lecithin : Tested in Fiori di Cipria’s anti-wrinkle cream for men .
- Tripeptide-32 : Analyzed in the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye contour .
- Ethylhexylglycerin : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
- Sodium Rna : Analyzed in the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye contour .
- Bisabolol : Analyzed in the Lancaster Skin Therapy eye contour .
- Glycereth-26 : Analyzed in Filorga’s Ultralifting Lift Designer Serum .
- Squalane : Tested in Clinique For Men Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Sodium Hyaluronate : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
- Oleth-3 Phosphate : It is a complex mixture of phosphoric acid esters and Oleth-3, used as a surfactant in cosmetic products.
- Caprylyl Glycol : Tested in Nezeni Cosmetics Anti-Wrinkle Cream
- Lactobacillus Ferment : Analyzed in the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye contour .
- Oleth-3 : Tested in Clinique Moisture Surge Cream as Oleth-10.
- Oleth-5 : Same as the previous ingredient.
- Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) : Analyzed in the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye contour .
- Yeast Extract \ Faex \ Extrait De Levure : Tested in the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye contour .
- Choleth-24 and Ceteth-24 : Together they form the compound Solulan C-24 lanolin derivative, a 100% active complex of ethoxylated cholesterol and ethoxylated vegetable fatty alcohol. It is an effective oil-in-water emulsifier and solubilizer that produces a unique feel after application.
- Hydrogenated Lecithin : Tested in the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye contour .
- Tocopheryl Acetate : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men as Tocopherol Acetate.
- Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate : Tested in 9.60 Anti-Aging Wrinkle Cream .
- Hexylene Glycol : Tested in Clinique For Men Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Carbomer : Analyzed in Nezeni Cosmetics anti-wrinkle cream .
- Triethanolamine : Tested in L’Oreal’s Vita Lift 5 Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Trisodium EDTA : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- BHT : Tested in Shiseido Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Xanthan Gum : Tested in L’Oreal’s Vita Lift 5 Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Phenoxyethanol : Tested in Clarins Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Cream for Men .
- Red 4 (CI 14700) : Analyzed in LOreal’s Revitalift Laser X3 SPF 20 cream .
- Yellow 5 (CI 19140) : Tested on Clinique For Men eye contour .
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum Review Summary
The relatively new Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex from Lauder was replaced by this version, which has the exact same name except for the “II” designation at the end, so that users of the old serum will not be confused.
What confuses us is why they updated this product, given how similar version “II” is to the previous one.
The formulation changes are minimal, adding just two ingredients (propanediol, which helps increase penetration, and hydrolyzed algin, which is a thickener), and removing a handful of them. From our perspective, Estee Lauder has missed the opportunity to create a considerably better product.
Among the ingredients they have removed from the previous formula is a paraben, so there has been a slight improvement.
Otherwise, despite the different claims, this relaunch is not a quantum leap from the previous formula; in fact, if the previous product is used routinely, we doubt that it will notice any difference from version “II”.
And if you are wondering if you should try Advanced Night Repair, worry no more: This is a good serum although it is not among the best out there, and its price does not reflect its quality.
The brand claims that this version of Advanced Night Repair somehow initiates a “natural night purification process” that is “vital” to achieving and maintaining younger looking skin.
This sounds convincing, but the truth is that the skin cannot decide the time. With one exception (the active ingredients in sunscreen), the ingredients that most benefit aging skin are needed 24 hours a day.
A couple of examples are antioxidants and repair agents , both categories of ingredients that Estee Lauder uses in this serum, as well as many others that the brand (and other brands) own and sell.
Also, the skin tries to repair itself every second of every day, there is no research to prove that the night is the right time for anti-aging benefits.
As in the version, the formula “II” contains Tripeptide-32 and a type of friendly bacteria known as Lactobacilli . Like many other peptides, tripeptide-32 has the ability to communicate with cells.
Additionally, it appears to be protective against cell-damaging proteins, although there is no research to show that it works when applied in small amounts to intact human skin.
Still, it’s a step in the right direction and clearly shows that the lab has given the formula quite a bit of thought; We just wish they had chosen more proven peptides, but surely the one they have chosen is not bad.
Lactobacillus ferment has multiple health benefits when consumed orally, but research showing its merit for topical application appears promising, at least for some hydrating and calming benefits.
It also contains hyaluronic acid , which acts as a hydrating magnet and can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water; seaweed and yeast extracts believed to stimulate cell renewal; and alkyl guanine transferase which helps to lighten the skin.
Rounding out the ingredient list is bifida ferment lysate , a probiotic made from sugars believed to enhance the skin’s barrier function.
In short, this fragrance-free serum is suitable for all skin types, although with some irritating ingredients sensitive skin can have a problem.
Its formula is non-comedogenic, free of oils and fragrances , so it is also suitable for oily skin. Although those with visible signs of aging will see the benefits more clearly.
The fine and light texture of the serum allows it to easily penetrate the surface of the skin. It is packaged in a brown apothecary-style bottle that helped protect the formula from light , and comes with a pipette dispenser for hygienic application.
Designed to be worn every night, Estée Lauder’s official advice is to apply a drop to a finger tip of each hand, and touch the finger tip of both hands together, before massaging the skin.
It’s primarily an anti-aging product, but since it’s light in texture and combats dryness, dullness, and dehydration, as well as the most obvious signs of aging, there’s no reason not to use it for both prevention and cure.
Advanced Night Repair may not work for all skin types, especially at such a high price. Fortunately, it is not the only option to help reduce the signs of aging.
When it comes to fighting wrinkles, there is one ingredient that stands out above the rest with proven results: Cobiolift, an extract of quinoa.
Cobiolift is the key ingredient in Nezeni Cosmetics serum. What makes this formula different is that it contains a high dose of this ingredient, and is also packed with hyaluronic acid and vitamin C to hydrate and protect skin.
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.