Saturday, 2 May 2015

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye

Estée Lauder has been around since 1946, formulating advanced high performance skincare and makeup. The company owns a myriad of brands including Clinique, MAC, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Aveda, Smashbox, AERIN Beauty, GLAMGLOW, BECCA, Too Faced, and most recently has invested in DECIEM, the company behind The Ordinary. Their skincare products are definitely on the pricier end of the spectrum though luckily they frequently release great GWP offers. The Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye (Synchronized Complex II) is the eye cream I have been trialling lately and it has been going great guns for me.

The Advanced Night Repair Eye (Synchronized Complex II) promises to fight all key signs of eye ageing, including fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, dark circles, dryness, and uneven skin tone.

This is a smooth, gel-like eye cream that I nevertheless find to be quite rich and hydrating for the under eye area. It applies really easily and sinks in quickly, so it is perfect to use both day and night. Because of the cool, gel feel this eye cream is quite soothing to apply, especially on tired, sore eyes after a day of staring at a computer screen. It has a slight chemical scent to it, but this fades quickly once you have applied it.

After a spate of eye creams that have not worked so well for me (see this post), this eye cream has been a bit of a saviour! My eye area is not looking quite so shadowy and I've found that the skin is consistently hydrated and plumped. Still young at 22, I can't say much for its efficacy on wrinkles however the plumping effect has definitely reduced the appearance of lines around my eyes.

This eye cream is on the vastly expensive side at $95.00 for 15ml, however I was a little tricky and managed to get my hands on two sample pots from beauty boxes and the like so I have actually been able to trial 10ml of it. Not bad! It is one of the more effective eye creams I have ever used so I would be quite willing to fork out the dollars for a replacement pot if I do not come across something equally as effective in my trials. Estée Lauder frequently has great GWP's happening, so I would probably wait for one of those.

One unfortunate thing about this eye cream is the packaging. Whilst it appears very luxurious and expensive in its dark brown jar with shiny gold features, dipping your finger in to a pot is a little unhygienic. It looks like the full size comes with a spatula to negate this, but that just seems a bit too fussy for me. Put it in a tube or, better yet, pump packaging.

The formula has silicone base, which is a bit of a downside for me as it can dry out my skin. It does explain this silky smooth gel feel of this eye cream though. Basically, it has a whole lot of smoothing and emollient, or moisturising, ingredients with long, complex names. It also has some mulberry root extract, skullcap root extract, wheatgerm, and jojoba thrown in for good measure.

I also have a sample of the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum to trial so I will let you know how that goes for me soon.

Price: $100.00 (Estée Lauder website) [$6.67/mL]
Rate: efficacy, cool gel feel, ability to use both day and night
Hate: price, packaging, silicon
Verdict: would repurchase (with GWP!)

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