I am writing a review on IMBB after a little gap. The reason behind this was that I have been stocking up on new skin care products; which will help me through the winters. And skincare products do take some time to show their results. Hence I have been using them steadily; and waiting for the results; before I write the reviews. And yes; this does mean that my next few reviews are mostly going to be about skin care.
Today’s product was bought in the month of June; and I started using it from July. I have been using it for more than a month now; and have more or less formed a definite opinion about it.
About the product: Everyday pollution can damage the delicate eye area and accelerate visible aging. Now, discover a super-potent serum with anti-pollution technology to help significantly inhibit the appearance of visible damage from environmental assaults. Eyes look beautiful, luminous, and younger. Tested and proven to dramatically reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, dryness and puffiness.
To help boost skin cells’ natural ability to repair DNA damage in this particularly vulnerable area, NEW Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion’s fast-penetrating, lightweight serum texture contains three powerful, high-performance technologies:
Anti-pollution technology: Comprehensive repair technology including encapsulated Alkyl Guanine Transferase (AGT) helps to continuously repair the appearance of damage to the eye area caused by every major environmental assault including ozone, pollution and UV rays.
Exclusive Chronolux™ Technology helps support the natural synchronization of skin’s repair around the eye area at exactly the right time. Consequently, signs of aging that can first appear around the eyes are reduced over time.
Prevention and hydration: A high concentration of soothing anti-irritants plus a proprietary blend of antioxidants and high levels of proven Hyaluronic Acid work together to create the optimal environment for the natural protection and repair of the delicate eye area, thus helping reduce the look of dark circles, puffiness and crepiness around the eye.
How to use: Apply AM and PM to clean skin around eye area. Ideal under your targeted eye creme.
• Dermatologist-tested• Ophthalmologist-tested• Fragrance-free• Non-acnegenic
Price: Rs. 4083/- for 15ml product
My Experience with Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion
First of all, I have to say that the thing which attracted me the most regarding this product was its packaging. The packaging is simply superb, and luxurious. Since it belongs to the same Advanced Night Repair group, the bottle is amber in color made of thick plastic material(just like Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronised recovery ComplexII). The bottle is albeit a bit thinner, since it has only 15ml product. The bottle has a golden color smooth pump mechanism, which accurately delivers the amount of product you want. It is covered with a golden cap. The packaging is luxurious, smooth and extremely hygienic. It comes in a green color box packaging, on which all details and ingredients are written. Also, a paper leaflet is present alongside the bottle for additional information.
It is recommended to be used both in morning and evening hours, for maximum effect; onto cleansed skin. About one to one and half pumps of product is sufficient for application under both eyes.
The product is creamy in color, odourless, and extremely light weight. It spreads very easily in the under eye area, and gets absorbed quite quickly; within a few taps with your fingers. It does not leave any discoloration or greasiness in the area, so it can be easily used alone in the morning hours as well. Since it absorbs quite quickly, it may be used underneath any of your targeted eye cream. Also, since it becomes quite transparent, you may add a little bit to any thick concealer, so as to make it thinner. This concealer then spreads easily, does not settle in wrinkles and fine lines, does a good job of concealing and you can get additional benefitsof the eye serum working alongside with it.
Over a period of one month use, I have had mixed reactions regarding this product. My under eye area is dry, with slight emergence of fine lines and wrinkles; with major hereditary dark circles. This product hydrates the under eye area well, and takes care of the dryness. It has smoothened out my under eye area quite a bit, and my fine lines and wrinkles have definitely reduced in appearance. But I am afraid; it has not worked very well for my dark circles. Though it does give a radiant look to the eyes, it does not diminish the dark circles very well. I have tried using iron supplementation, drinking lots of water, having proper sleep, and regular good quality meals, but whatever the change I see in my dark circles is very minimal, and is most probably due to my changed dietary habits.
So, as far as my recommendation is concerned, if your major issue is fine lines, wrinkles, dryness and puffiness, you may definitely use this serum and get excellent results. However, if your major issue is under eye dark circles, you can definitely skip this expensive product.
Pros of Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion
• Good, hygienic and luxurious packaging
• Amber color bottle with pump mechanism decreases ingredient degradation
• The pump mechanism is very smooth
• Very small amount of product is needed
• The serum is very light weight
• It spreads easily, and absorbs quickly, leaving no discoloration or greasiness
• Can be applied both in morning and night
• Can be applied under any other eye cream
• Can be mixed with any thick concealer
• Hydrates the under eye area; decreases the dryness (glycerine, hyaluronate)
• Delays appearance of fine lines and wrinkles if started early in life, Decreases the appearance of those already formed
• Decreases the puffiness of eyes
• Gives a radiant look to the eyes (if you do not have dark circles)
• Dermatologist tested
• Non comedogenic, has not caused any acne or milia
• Fragrance free
• Ophthalmologist tested
• Contains many beneficial ingredients
Cons of Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion
• Very expensive
• Limited availability in India
• Fails to decrease or eliminate under eye dark circles
• Causes slight burning of eyes, if it inadvertently enters the eyes during application; or during rubbing the eyes
• Contains silicones
IMBB rating: 3.75/5
Will I repurchase Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion?
No, this one is not for me.
Will I recommend Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion?
Only to those whose major problem area is fine lines and wrinkles and puffiness around the eyes; with very minor dark circles. If you , like me, have definitely dark under eye circles, this will not get rid of them for you.
It was not what I was searching for in an eye cream; but behold, I have recently used a sample of an eye cream which I had received as a GWP with some other purchase, and the results of that one was astonishing, quick and excellent. I have bought the full sized version of that product, and will review it once I start using it regularly. I have high expectations from that one, but still keeping my fingers crossed. When surrounded by dark clouds, I have found what might be called a streak of silver lining.