I have to admit straight up that I have never used Estee Lauder products. Why? I'm not sure really. Not because I didn't like the image of the brand, or that I didn't think they were good products. I believe its because I never had a friend or family member who used the brand - you know what its like, someone says "I love this new product I'm using, you just have to try it too".
So, a few weeks ago I was mightily chuffed to be chosen by Soup to be part of the test drive team for the brand new Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair for Eyes. I was happy to be given this opportunity not only to give a top of the range product a try, but to also experience an Estee Lauder product for the first time.
I have now been using Advanced Night Repair for Eyes for a few weeks, and I thought it was about time I blogged some of my thoughts about it.
Advanced Night Repair for Eyes is more of a gel than a cream - first big plus in my opinion, I live in Queensland where its hot most of the time and its SO much nicer to use a gel than a heavy cream on your face. Another thing you notice straight away is that this product smells serious - let me explain, you can tell its not filled with perfumes and other rubbish, it smells like there are lots of active ingredients and they are not trying to fool you with over the top scents or colours.
I am in my mid 30's with 2 young sons and a business, so admittedly my skin care routine has suffered badly over the past few years. It really has seemed like a low priority, however now with wrinkles starting to appear I know I'm going to have to pick my game up. I also like simple skin care routines, where I can just put the products on and go without having to muck around.
The product information tells me initial results should be brighter more radiant looking eyes, and increased hydration and smoother looking skin. Well, I do have to agree with this. The fine lines and tiredness around my eyes have improved noticeably. I will definitely be continuing to use the product nightly.
What I didn't like: The Advanced Night Repair for Eyes comes in a little tub with a little stick thing you are supposed to apply it with, then wash it each time. Well, I am too busy and too lazy to bother doing that (yes I know I'm not the expert and there is probably a reason for having to apply it like that) so for me I end up sticking my finger in it to use it. Which I know you are not supposed to do because it contaminates the product. I personally like those little airless pump container things that you don't have to worry about contaminating it with your finger, or dropping it and losing half on the floor or something along those lines.
In conclusion: I actually really like this Eye product - its fantastic to use, it actually does something, and apart from my thoughts on the packaging I would recommend it to anyone, especially if (like me) you are in your 30's or 40's and noticing some signs of aging or sun damage.