My Skincare Staple: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, or as many people affectionately call it as ANR has been part of my skincare routine for a long time. I’ve always wanted to talk about this, and my delay is caused by the believe that many people should already know the ANR by now. So why should I talk about it? Well, it’s because I really love this product and it is my skincare staple. I thought I’d also show you this limited edition anniversary packaging, which I bought a while back (nearly empty now). So don’t worry if you thought it looked a bit different πŸ˜‰

 

 

This is an anti-aging serum which is supposed to keep our skin looking youthful for longer. The 30 years of innovation promises to improve uneven skin tone, provide hydration andΒ neutralizeΒ environmentally generated free radicals. I have been using this serum for 2 years now, and I’ve never looked back. The yellowish serum comes in a glass bottle and the dropper allows maximum control of how much you use. One big squeeze will fill up the dropper, and I usually use about 8 drops for my entire face and neck. The serum is thick and a little tacky, so I massage in the serum. Once it is fully absorbed, skin does not feel heavy or tacky anymore. In fact, skin feels softer and smoother immediately, and you wake up to dewy skin.

 

This serum goes well with many other serums because it allows for better absorption of products. I used to have dry bits around my mouth and really annoying stubborn white heads on my chin. Just 2 weeks on the ANR got rid of those pesky little things. Marks from pimples heal faster too.Β I stopped using the ANR for about 2 months (to try other products) but I find that my skin clogs easier and lacks the luminosity. Once I’m back, I see an improvement. My skin is better when I’m on the ANR, but the effects do not linger long once you get off it.

 

 

I like to use the ANR after cleanser and toner, before my other serums and moisturizer. Also, I use it at night only. I was too enthusiastic when I was in Australia. The cold weather made my skin dry and I used the ANR day and night. Broke me out, I’m afraid! I guess too much of a good thing can be dangerous πŸ˜‰ I think I have less than a month’s use left in this bottle and I am going to purchase a back up. This is an expensive staple, and I am not excited to probably add this in my October Empties post, but it’s worth it. I am still using the little sister, ANREye, since the last time I discovered it. If it works, why change it, eh? ESPECIALLY when I get questions like: Why don’t I see any fine lines on your face when you’re older than I am? Why isn’t there crow’s feet when you smile? Precious πŸ™‚

Anti ageing products do not stop ageing, but just delaying it for a few years is great news already. I will one day have lines on my face, for sure, but I don’t have it now when I should. So that means I’m on the right track, right? Fingers crossed I didn’t just jinx myself.

Do you use the ANR? Do you have a skincare staple? By the way, the limited edition 75ml bottle is now for sale (RM395 a bottle). I might just pick that up instead. Bargain πŸ˜‰

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

  • My staple too! πŸ˜€ I dropped off the bandwagon, got back on and am now having one foot in it while the other foot dabbles elsewhere because I’m not sure the other serums will play well. Still, I can see myself coming back in time. And there’s a 75ml bottle? Hmm… might have to pick that one up!

    • Lily

      Yay staple twin! πŸ˜‰ Apparently the 75ml is limited edition. I’m gonna have to get it soon before it’s sold out!

  • Kah Yi

    I got the 75ml recently! I didn’t know it existed. Then the SA told me well, the 50ml is RM350 (if i remember correctly) and I calculated for an extra 25ml it cost only like RM45 more. I was sold! Hahahahaha….. Love this sooooo much!

    • Lily

      I know, the 75ml is a bargain! I’m glad you love this too πŸ™‚ I wonder if there’s anyone who doesn’t like it…

      • Kah Yi

        i was being super kiasu when i worked out the difference so i got it without thinking much. hahahahahaha…… i cannot remember how many bottles i have used up! the price keeps increasing but what to do…… not sure if it works well for my spots. can’t seem to see the difference.

        • Lily

          You might need to try a whitening serum for spots. I just went to Jusco but the 75ml ANR is sold out!!!! πŸ™

  • Sunny @ Mostly Sunny

    This is certainly on my to-try list! I heard so many great things about it! I like dry oil at night, but I guess I can always layer a dry oil on top?

    • Lily

      Yes, you can either layer it on top or mix it into the ANR. I tried it before, and it works great πŸ™‚

  • I keep meaning to try this one – everyone says such nice things about it, haha! I’m trying a REN serum right now, but I think if that doesn’t go well, I will try this next.

    • Lily

      Oh, do let me know how it works for you should you get it πŸ˜‰

  • Charlotte

    I bought mine from KLIA’s duty free, mine is the 100ml travel exclusive, and I paid bout RM400 for it! What a steal! πŸ˜€

    I use this together with my Kiehl’s clearly corrective dark spots solutions – my ultimate magic potion! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • Lily

      OMG, such a deal!! OK, I’m gonna ask my travelling friends to get it for me, if it’s still available!

  • Lynne

    Got mine for free and I’ve been using it sparingly just because the price tag is a tad too steep for me to repurchase it (for now as I’m still a student)! I like the texture and surprisingly the scent. I think I’m weird. Haven’t seen any obvious differences so far as I took it off my routine for a while back then to try other products but now that I’m back on, hopefully my skin will yield good results. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Good to know you’re starting young. I doubt you’ll see tremendous result since your skin is still young, but once you age, I’m guessing you’ll look years younger than your peers πŸ˜‰

  • Lynne

    Not that young la. I forgot to add that I’m a uni student, hahaha!

    • Lily

      Uni student, so early 20s right? That’s young, Lynne πŸ˜‰

  • Lynne

    Haha, thanks! Nothing too obvious but compared to my skin condition before, it is better now. And it doesn’t break me out! I am confident it will be my staple when I can afford it. πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Yes, it’s always that “when I can afford it”, isn’t it? I think it costs a bomb to maintain a good skincare routine, and when I’m about to run out, my wallet yelps. It’s a big pinch, but I guess that’s a price to pay… sigh…