Rated 4.43 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review I'm a believer!
I've been using ANR since mid August 2020. I got a sample initially as a GWP because I use the Double Wear foundation. I was feeling very discouraged at that time. My skin was breaking out, dull, with terrible acne scars... I have combination oily skin and I was so confused because I have never had issues like that before. I tried so many things to help my skin but, nothing worked.
I was blown away. The sales lady advised for me to use it for at least 4 weeks to really see the results. She asked me to remove everything else in my skin care routine except the cleansing, essence, and then the ANR, and to use it day and night. I put my faith on it. Did as she said and after just 1 week, the change and improvement was dramatic. It was that good. So, after the 1st week of use, I ordered 2 50ml bottles because I didn't want to run out and I had some budget wiggle room to splurge. To be honest, this was my most expensive investment in skin care. EVER. I'm not a fan of the price but it's the one thing that works.
Fast forward 2 months after, my skin issues are gone. My skin is healthier, brighter, no more acne, and the scars have faded a whole lot. The only remaining ones are barely visible and the newer ones from cyclical acne. I like to pick at my skin too, so that's a habit I need to break.
My makeup glides on better. I don't worry about my skin anymore even when I don't have much sleep especially with a nursing baby.
Bottom line, I could sell this product hard because I have experienced for myself how wonderful it is. I'm testament to this amazing product.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not for Eczema
Influenster advertises this product for a one week application in a very small bottle. At first, I had thought it would be too small for a whole week but you really don't use much to begin with. I use about the size of a dime to put on my face and neck at night. The application is smooth and the consistency is of a face or body oil. Since the application is smooth, it's not sticky or oily after you apply. It's much like a cooling feeling before it dries on the skin but it keeps the skin moisturized throughout the night.
The problem with Eczema is that you never know how your skin is going to react with a new product especially if it's a facial product. Jogoba oil is an ingredient in this product and it's supposedly good for Eczema and Psoriasis so I started with high expectations. The first night I used it was excellent, it felt nice and I didn't have any problems with itchy skin. But the next few nights I used it, it caused small red bumps and streaks from scratching. I think overall it's good for people without skin conditions or disorders. But I would not recommend this product for people with Eczema.
How I rate a product is primarily how it reacts with my skin. I think it could be great for people without skin disorders however since I live with one, I can only give it 3 stars. It has potential as the application is cooling to the skin and it keeps the skin moisturized throughout the night which is what a lot of people with Eczema look for. However, there is something in this product that makes my skin break out and that's the last thing I need especially on my face.
Reviewed by 15012 customers Highly Hydrating
Kammy from Lahaina, HI
I think the main benefit of this product is it's penetrating and hydrating ingredients. You mix Squalane, Glycerin, and Hyaluronic Acid together with the elevating Caffeine and other ingredients...you can't possibly not get moisturized skin. It's soothing and has many benefits without drawbacks. It doesn't conflict with any actives or retinols in the routine yet offers that extra shot of supple hydration that your skin needs if you are introducing it to chemicals regularly. It seems that the main attractiveness of this serum is it's patented formula that is fast penetrating. When doing a skincare routine you want the product to get into your skin as fast and deep as possible in order to reap the benefits, so I assume that is the advantage of a more expensive, high-end serum versus a more basic combination of ingredients offered at a lower price. I think this product would probably benefit mature skin immensely while younger skin can take more preventive steps at a more affordable price. I received this sample in the Best of Dermstore kit and hope to continue to include this in my skincare in the future.
Gabbie from Georgia
A few years ago I received a free sample not thinking much of it. It is now my longest reining product and one my skin can not live without. The minute I stop using it I lose the glow! I have tried many other products comparable to this one but alas, they are not the same. Just really wish consumers received more product for the price. I understand it's a luxury item but still seems too much.
My holy grail of skin care! Solved all my skin problems!
C from NY
I have nothing bad to say about this product. Since I hit my early thirties, my perfect skin suddenly had every problem under the sun. Constant breakouts, hormonal acne, smile lines, fine lines forming around my eyes, dark spots and acne scarring from breakouts, dryness in some areas and oily in others, as well as the crazy NY weather constantly changing affecting my skin. I have gone through EVERY SINGLE over the counter product as well as seen dermatologists and literally, nothing has worked. I finally got my skin fairly under control but it took a plethora of products to do it which was costing me hundreds of dollars a month and I was still suffering from breakouts, especially since now we live in masks (ughhh.). I received a sample of this serum when I purchased my favorite foundation from Estee Lauder, the only one I wear on a regular basis. I'm not kidding, I saw a difference overnight. I purchased this serum in the mini bottle immediately just in case after a few uses I had a reaction (like I do all the time when I think I have found a product I love) but literally, I have nothing bad to say. Within a month's use, my acne is GONE, the lines around my eyes are literally disappearing, my skin is balanced, and my post acne marks are disappearing. I have literally replaced 10 different skin products with this one product. All I use is my trusty face wash (The Creme Shop Double Cleanse Witch Hazel Cleanser) and this serum. That's it. And my skin is doing amazing. Try it, you won't regret it! The price could double and I would still buy it, that's how worth it this product is. Estee Lauder, please never stop making this!
love but hate
mmm0210 from TX
I have a love hate with this serum. It has helped the texture of my skin, making it feel soft and healthy but it also makes me break out badly! not just the simple blemishes but the swollen, under skin sensitive to touch mountains. will not be purchasing again
Been using Estee Lauder Night Repair Sirum for years
Estee User from GA
I have used this for many years as a repair serum at night. Because as i aged perfume in ingredients has become a problem for me, I wish they did not put perfume in the product. Seems it does not have he healing of acne help that it used to. This is for the face and neck. I have started to use on the neck also. And since I can not find a good day serum, I have been using it in the day for the antioxidants.
Definitely I would love to buy this product again
Neela from Massachusetts
I used it two times a day after using it for a week feel so good. My skin looks so fresh as well as dark spots also reduces
Mahi from Virginia
Very gentle with my skin (combination skin) minimize pores,great anti aging.
ANR....I'm breaking up with you after almost 10 years
BossBrunette from Indiana
I've used and loved ANR for nearly 10 years now. I just don't feel like it is worth the crazy amount of money any longer. The price just keeps creeping up, but the benefits remain the same. So after searching and trying other products (only to return to the little brown bottle) for about 2 years, I have found 2 different Korean beauty products that are dupes, maybe even better, with many of the same ingredients,, for less than HALF the cost that I will definitely be switching to...one will be my ANR replacement serum for winter (Missha Time Revolution Night Repair) and the other (Manyo Factory Bifida Ferment Complex) will be my summer one.
Thank you for many great years ANR, but our time together has come to an end!
side note: I wish I could post pics of my skin using ANR versus the results after using a bottle of each of the dupes I listed! If ANR has just gotten too expensive....decide exactly what it is about ANR you live and research both of those products I listed and give them a try!! Best wishes for a great 2021!!
I will continue to purchase this product
Mommyrocks3 from Chalfont PA
Use this product every night. Wake up every morning with improved skin.
I would buy this product again, I have used it for many year
Nanc from Cedar Rapids , Iowa
I use this product every night, I have used it for probably 10 years & I get compliments a lot about my skin, I always tell them that product is why.
MN gal from Minnesota
I have used this for 3 nights and can already tell a difference. I have tried many serums and this is by far the best I have used. Worth the price!
Yesi from Texas
In the best serum
Love it - but slippery bottle!
Christie from Indianapolis, IN
I bought 3 co-ordinated items of the Lauder system: Night Serum/ Lauder Supreme Day/ and Supreme Night cream. I spent over $250 and also bought Double Wear makeup and concealer called Crazy Beautiful - another $50. Really liked all but SICK about spilling 60% of super expensive(50 ML) Night Serum!!! SLIPPERY WHEN WET! ☹️ (Would have given 5 stars except for sad loss of serum).
Oksana from Dallas, TX
This is hands down the best skincare product I've ever tried! When I got my free sample from EL (btw it was my first product of this brand) I was rather skeptical, but wanted to know why so many people were raving about it. Well, I have to say that as soon as my sample was over I immediately bought a couple of full-sized bottles when they went on sale. The product is just great in every way. It's well-absorbed and lightweight, doesn't leave any sticky residue, which makes it perfect for layering. I can use it both AM and PM and my skin doesn't feel overloaded with skincare. My skin is combination-oily, with rather visible pores, but only after 3 days of PM usage I noticed that my skin texture improved. I don't wake up oily or textured, but rather plumped and moisturized (even when I was using the serum alone with no moisturizer on top to test it's true abilities). It's hard for me to tell if it does anything for wrinkles because I hardly have any. But even my husband admitted that my skin is looking more peachy and healthy now. The price tag is not low, for sure, but the peachy freshness the serum gives is rather worth the money.
I would buy it again
Frances from Tucson, Arizona
I use it for my skincare nighttime routine
vadbes from Indiana
I tried this sample while in the market for a new nightly serum. It made my face feel so sticky I had to wash it off. I tried so hard to love it, I just couldn't get past the stickiness.
25, trying a skincare routine. This is a must have.
BP4571 from Kentucky
Hi everyone. I have just started getting into a skincare routine and I thought—why not give this a try? I will never go back. Save up your points and get the 1.0 bottle if you haven't tried this before. My skin is very sensitive to majority of products and is dry/combination. This doesn't have a distinct smell. Application is very smooth leaving skin looking luminous. I only use in the evening but can be used for am/pm. Personally my skin has been super oily from starting this recently when I wake up so I won't be wearing this during the day.
So as far as wrinkle/dark spot removal—can't tell what it's done yet but my face is feeling more firm/skin is feeling nourished.
One unexpected effect is the calming of my acne. This has calmed acne and not just white heads but the deep bumps you get from waxing your eyebrows. Day 1 of using product acne just looked less red and helped reduce swelling. Within 2 days my acne reduced to just a little dot.
Overall super impressed with this product. I have never used Estée Lauder but I will definitely use more of their products after this experience.
I will not repurchase this product
Kdm from Pleasant hill
I was so excited to try this product. But I've been using it every night for over a month & I haven't seen significant results. My skin feels does feel softer after use it!
Magic in a bottle
Kristen from Michigan
This serum is amazing! I have combination skin (more oily than dry) and when I add this to the double wear foundation it makes my foundation hold up so much longer and creates a more natural looking foundation compared to the foundation alone. I also add this to my moisturizer at night.
Night routine game changer
Alana from NJ - New Jersey
Even after one use I noticed improvements. I woke up with my face feeling extremely moisturized and pure. Though it is pricey, I would recommend.
Best serum for aging
Coco from West Liberty, KY
I use every night and sometimes under my daytime moisturizer. I've been using this serum since age 32
So worth it.
kreysa from Sacramento
Absolutely worth the hype and the price. I would forever purchase this Serum!
Me encanta 😍 excelente
Celia from Maryland
Me encanta muy buena funciona
Helped my skin so much and made me confident in my skin care
Lisa from Marietta, Georgia
I use this product on my face right after cleansing. Follow up with my moisturizer and eye cream. BONUS...I use it on the back of my hands as well to fight aging and texture as well! This serum has helped me finally get control of the dry patches between my cheekbones and jawline. Saw results on the dry patches within the first week. Other results were quickly seen on my skin texture and results for fine wrinkles soon followed. I also use a very small amount in the morning before moisturizing just to keep up with my skin texture. I use it ever day and every night! So thankful I asked for a sample, actually used it and it has made a huge difference for my face.
Not just a night time product
Morgan235 from Atlanta, Ga
This is an amazing night time under eye repair serum, but it's also so much more. It's very hydrating and smoothing for the under eye area, especially when applying make up. I use both an under eye color corrector as well as a concealer In my normal make up application, because I have very dark under eyes. I found when I applied this underneath the color corrector, it would blend and apply better. It also helps to smooth out those fine lines under my eye without any other product.