I have been a long time, an on-and-off user of the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II (ANR). Occasionally, I go off it to try other brands and their latest potions because there are so many in the market! To be honest, I have never been a die-hard fan of the Advanced Night Repair range but my good friend is obsessed with it. In fact, the last time I bought the ANR was because of her. She swears that it cures everything — fine lines, wrinkles, pimples, sunburn, wind rash... I could go on and on.
The new Advanced Night Repair Intense Reset Concentrate is more of a creamy serum. It feels silky and smooth, and it has a light texture compared to the ANR, which has more of a gel consistency. I immediately like it! I popped on my usual night cream and it worked beautifully together. It didn't feel too heavy, not like I have too many layers. The claims that it "resets" skin, reduces irritation, and boosts clarity, which I'm not too sure about — maybe it's because my skin doesn't have these problems in the first place. But my pores definitely looked reduced and skin texture more refined instantly. In the morning, I sort of expected miracles. I mean, it is a 20ml bottle going for $140. But nope! Still the same old mug. It's a product you need to try for several weeks to find any improvement to the skin. Let's just wait, sit tight, and hope.