Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair II Eye Serum Review
Price: HKD398 (Sasa) | HKD580 (RRP) | HKD1045 (DFS – Travel Exclusive (2 bottles)
Volume: 15ml (per bottle)
During my first encounter with Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair II (ANR II) line, I bought both the face and eye serum to try it out; after the first set, I didn’t repurchase them because I didn’t feel that they were doing much difference for my skin. After a period of drifting between skin care lines and not really turning up with anything even remotely positive for my skin, I decided to give the ANR II lines another go, and I’m really glad that I did.
To be honest, if you’re looking for a miracle solution overnight for the years of damage that you’ve done to your skin, this isn’t the line that you should be looking at. What the ANR II line does is preventative care and to maintain and repair what damage you have done to your skin and fight off environmental harms. As such, give this line a little time before they start showing visible results, and especially since this is really an anti-aging line, it often requires a bit more patience. Now is the time to channel, “Patience is a virtue” as your mantra as you use this eye serum (and possibly the face serum as well) <3
To start us off here, the ANR II Eye Serum Infusion does for the eye contour what the ANR II Face Serum does for your complexion, and that is to erase the signs of lack of sleep and fight skin aging. In terms of packaging, the eye serum comes in a brown semi-transparent bottle with a gold-colored cap, but it has a pump instead of a dropper like what the ANR II Face Serum does. Although the packaging is slightly different, it is very easy to use and hygienic. The eye serum is odorless, white and slightly thicker than the face serum, but just like the ANR II Face Serum, the eye serum is easy to apply and fast absorbing.
Since this is my second go with the ANR II Eye Serum, I feel that on the first run, my eye contour simply felt comfortable — nothing spectacular. This time around, the fine wrinkles/lines that appear when I smile seems to have softened up and are less prominent, even with my undereye concealer. Without makeup, my eye contour looks and feels smoother, fresher and healthier than what it did without the eye serum. I don’t feel, however, that the changes are as drastic as the ANR II Face Serum, but it’s probably because the targeted area is a lot smaller. I mean, if you wake up with bouncy, radiant skin, it will be more noticeable, but perhaps a more awake-looking eye contour is easier to miss especially if you may or may not be more prone to getting dark circles (i.e. allergies, genetics, etc.) to begin with.
Given that I got the travel exclusive duo set, I still have another full tube of the eye serum to use, but even after this, I’m pretty sure that it will be on my repurchase list <3