Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Line Review

A few years ago, when I was on a mission to find a perfect anti-aging product that will prevent wrinkles, I found Advanced Night Repair Serum by Estée Lauder and totally fell in love with it. I used it consistently for a few years and always included it into my holiday wish list and then… the Style Sprinter blog happened. Since I’ve dedicated my blog to serve you, dear readers, with continuous skincare and makeup reviews, I switched my attention to other products that come out on the market so I didn’t have much time to use the Advanced Night Repair (ANR) serum lately.

Imagine how thrilled I was when a PR package came my way featuring not only my favorite Estée Lauder serum, but also other products from the Advanced Night Repair line. I felt that I have a legitimate excuse to stop all other skincare trials and concentrate on testing the products that I already used and loved before. Needless to say, my skin was very pleased with this decision and rewarded me with the weeks of plumpness and a prolonged acne-break. I bet you are dying to learn about all of the Estée Lauder goodies that I’ve been testing lately so let’s jump into my review on the majority of products from the ANR line.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II Review

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II

As mentioned above, it’s the product that initiated my obsession with the ANR line. Basically, it’s a serum that you apply after cleansing and toning your skin at night for all sorts of anti-aging benefits, from skin hydration and smoothing to improving skin radiance and reducing wrinkles. What I didn’t know prior to receiving this product was that Estée Lauder recently reformulated this serum (that’s why it’s called Recovery Complex II) to include even more anti-aging ingredients. As far as I remember, it feels and smells exactly the same as the previous version—not to mention that it’s equally effective with fighting signs of aging.

I have a combination skin type and this serum works really great for me as it’s oil-free so my T-zone is not getting clogged while using this serum. Since the serum features a super light and quickly absorbing consistency, it feels very light and not-sticky on the dry parts of my skin. I also appreciate the fact that the serum is not fragranced which makes it suitable for sensitive skin (my skin is not overly sensitive as of lately, but it has its moments so I have to be careful).

Overall, I would give this product 10 out of 10 when it comes to the effectiveness. My opinion seems to be supported by many other girls worldwide as this product has been named the #1 repair serum in the U.S. That’s quite an accomplishment, right?

Price Tag: $65 for 1.0 oz., $95 for 1.7 oz., and $185 for 3.9 oz. at

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Ampoules Review

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules

Even before I started using those single-use ampoules, I already knew it would be awesome—because how could not a product that looks so cool? I was also impressed with the idea of how hygienic such packaging is. Instead of digging into a bottle with serum or oil and contaminating it, all you have to do is to open each individual ampoule that contains the exact amount of product needed for each application. It’s pretty genius, right?

When it comes to the effectiveness of the concentrate, I felt that it works really good in a combination with serum. Essentially, this product is oil that goes on top of the serum for even deeper hydration and nourishing of your skin. The concentrate is not gooey though and it absorbs into skin immediately. You will notice an oily finish on your skin immediately after application, but it goes away the second you apply a night cream on top of it. Talking about night creams, I didn’t have the one by Estée Lauder on hand so I used my La Mer moisturizer. I felt that such combo (serum + oil + night cream) did a very good job and overall improved the condition of my skin.

Price Tag: $110 for 60 Capsules at

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex II

This night cream was another products that I used and loved before. Not only a few years ago (in a combination with the ANR serum) but also lately. I received a deluxe sample at Sephora and used it all the way through. If you have wrinkles around the eyes areas as I do, this eye gel is a really good one. Usually, I prefer a cream or oil formula for my eyes (like this one by Retrouve), but this particular gel is a nice exception from the rule. In fact, I feel that the lightweight formula of this eye complex actually helps the product to easier absorb into skin.

To be honest, even though it’s technically a night time product, I use it throughout the day too. Since it’s a gel product, it creates a perfect base for applying eyeshadows without making them crease or move. Also, you probably heard many times that my eyes are sensitive (mostly because I’m wearing contacts), but this product did not cause any irritation which is a great sign!

Price Tag: $60 for 0.5 oz. at

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm

This is the only product from the line that I didn’t use that much. Not because it’s not effective, but due to the fact that I prefer removing makeup with micellar water instead. I know, cleansing balms are super trendy right now and everyone seems to be obsessed with those products, but I don’t find myself using them on a regular basis.

I used this particular product only a few times when I wore a heavy-duty foundation and a whole contouring and highlighting game on. The balm worked miracles as it melted heavy makeup in a matter of seconds. Saying so, I believe that this product could be a great option for “full glam everyday” kind of girls. I would suggest using the balm as step one in a makeup removing process, followed up with a gentle foam cleanser.

Keep in mind that you can use this same product not only to melt your face makeup, but also for the eyes (just don’t open them while doing so). The product doesn’t come with a washcloth, but if it’s your preferred method for using cleansing balms, that trick will totally work with this product.

Price Tag: $45 for 2.5 oz. at

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam

Talking about the second step of the cleansing process, this foam from the ANR line really worked for me. It is a very light, airy product that has a luxurious feel to it while removing the leftovers of makeup and smoothing the skin. It has a pleasant scent to it and is not irritating to my skin. I also enjoy the fact that it’s foamy, but not too much.

I started testing this cleanser a few weeks ago and it turned out to be the only cleanser I’m currently using. In fact, I love it so much that it made it into my February favorites post. This product is more pricey than your typical cleanser, but I believe that it’s totally worth it. In fact, I already know for sure that I’ll be repurchasing it when I’m over.

Price Tag: $30 for 3.4 oz. at

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Mask review

In addition to the above-mentioned products, I also received an overnight mask and eye patches by the brand that I’m planning on testing those in an Instagram video. Based on my previous IG videos you really loved this new format so I’ll continue sharing those with you.

I wonder if you tried any of the products from Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair line? What are some of your favorites?

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  1. I haven’t tried any Estee Lauder ANR Products but they definitely seem like they are worth the investment.

    Posted 3.24.17
  2. Seeking Neverland wrote:

    Ok so everytime I go to the department store, I head to the Estee Lauder counter, but then decide not to spend all that money on multiple products. I have been lucky enough to score samples of the night repair. Might just have to get it next time! I’m also with you on the balm. I’m a classic soap and water gal.

    Posted 3.23.17
  3. I’ve used Estee Lauder products sporadically, but my mom is a loyal fan. I think their price point is fantastic considering how great their products are!

    Posted 3.23.17
  4. Molly Moon wrote:

    I haven’t tried any of these yet, but I’ve looked at them multiple times. Sounds like I might need to check them out after your review!

    Molly // Miss Molly Moon

    Posted 3.22.17
  5. I freelance for EL and LOVE the ampoules, also! They’re great to travel with to calm stressed skin and the eye gel is my preferred daytime eye cream, too, because of the lightweight texture. I’m sad you didn’t like the cleansing balm – it’s my favorite cleansing balm out there (just a bit pricier). Although I have been DYING to try the cleansing foam, so good to hear you liked that one :) I just shared a post talking about their new Revitalizing Supreme Eye Geleé and I’m really enjoying that for deeper hydration at night. :) XO!

    Posted 3.22.17
  6. Betty Boiron wrote:

    I have always liked Estee Lauder but I have not used this line. Love your pictures, they make the products look so fancy and pretty. I will have to try some of these products!

    Posted 3.22.17
  7. Lisa Favre wrote:

    I’m a long time fan of Estee Lauder products. I used to wear their mascara all of the time. I’ve been on the hunt for a serum so I’m going to have check this one out!

    Posted 3.21.17
  8. Monica Young wrote:

    I like their products so much. You also make them look even more fancy with your pretty photos. I cannot wait to try this. I am reluctant to beauty products, because sometimes they do not deliver, but I will trust your review. I cannot wait to see what you have to say about the eye patches.

    Posted 3.21.17
  9. Krystal wrote:

    I need a new nighttime skincare regime, and this might be it! I like the advanced nightwear cream. My face gets SO dry at night. It might really help. I need a foaming cleanser that doesn’t strip my skin, so I will check these out.

    Posted 3.21.17
  10. I always hear amazing things about that serum! I have got to try it one of these days


    Posted 3.21.17
  11. Alison Rost wrote:

    What pretty photos .. they make all of the products really pop! For me .. I’ve really enjoyed their serum and also the toner. It makes my skin look extra healthy and gives it a glow. Can’t wait to try the Advanced Night Repair line!

    Posted 3.21.17
  12. First of all, these photos are simply beautiful. I love the rose colors – so they always captivate me. I think having a good serum to put on after cleansing and using a toner is very important for healthy, glowing skin. I have never tried this line of products before.

    Posted 3.21.17
  13. Yay! I love how our opinions on skincare and makeup are often similar. So glad that it’s working for you! I’m still using mine and I feel that this large jar will last for a long time!

    Posted 3.21.17
  14. Thank you Bella ?

    Posted 3.21.17
  15. Yes it’s simply the best! ??

    Posted 3.21.17
  16. Your photos are so appealing! I don’t have any kind of nighttime skin care routine and I know that needs to change, especially now that I’m in my 30’s. I have heard great things about Estee Lauder for as long as I can remember! I want to try the Advanced Night Repair Line.

    Posted 3.21.17
  17. Now I want to try so many of these!! I’ve heard good things in the past and this just reminded me that I really do need to give their products a try!

    Rachel |

    Posted 3.20.17
  18. wow these products just look divine

    Posted 3.20.17
  19. Thank you for reading and commenting, Shevy! I really appreciate your feedback and I’m so thrilled that my blog posts are helpful for you!

    Please let me know if you have any requests for me to test out a specific brand or a product – I would be happy to do so and share my opinion with you!

    Yep, they are a pricey brand but in my opinion good skincare is really worth investing in. Personally, I would rather stop purchasing makeup in order to invest into skincare… but it’s only my opinion!

    By the way, the brand often offers promotion kits at some department stores (I remember purchasing one of those at Macy’s a few years ago) so perhaps look into those. Also, Sephora just offered a bonus perk featuring Estee Lauder products so probably it makes sense to check this option out too.

    Have a wonderful day! Xoxo

    Posted 3.20.17
  20. Thank you, Amber! Yep, definitely do so as Estée Lauder is totally killing it with skincare!

    Posted 3.20.17
  21. Nice review! I need to try more of their skincare! ❤

    Posted 3.20.17
  22. Shevy Bee wrote:

    I want to try the products from the Advanced Night Repair line but everything is so expensive. Glad I came across this review though. Always helps when it comes to choosing the right product for the right job. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted 3.20.17
  23. Shireen wrote:

    It’s amazing how much ANR range has expanded! I have two 7mL size of the serum and so far I’m enjoying it.

    Posted 3.20.17
  24. Isabel Robertson wrote:

    Lovely review!

    Bella x

    Posted 3.20.17
  25. I love the ANR serum!

    xo, Liz

    Posted 3.20.17


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