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So when does Estee lauder Advanced Night Repair actually start working?

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consumersucker Sun 02-Feb-14 11:46:51

Hello smile

I'm almost 30 and over the past year or so, I've really noticed my skin has started to age......quite rapidly confused and so I thought I should start upping my skin care routine.

I've been using Olay Regenerist serum and moisturiser with spf 30 for a couple of years now, but thought maybe I should start using night cream. I heard about the ANR and it got really good reviews. I heard they give out free samples, so I went to a Estee Lauder counter and got one. I got about 3 nights use out of it and yeah, I could definitely see a difference and then I was kind of locked in, so I ordered a bottle, which I was excited about receiving. Anyway, I've been using that for about a week now and my skin has gone back to normal sad Is this normal? Does it go up and down? Or am I using it wrong?

I don't put anything over the top, as I was told this would be enough to use on it's own. I use about 3 big blobs of it and massage it in for about 20 or 30 seconds. No idea really if I'm doing it right, but I would have thought this was ok.

So how has everyone else got on with ANR?

consumersucker Sun 02-Feb-14 12:54:26


madmomma Sun 02-Feb-14 13:38:04

I use about half a dropper full over face, neck and backs of hands. Then moisturiser/ nightcream over the top.

I would say if your skin doesn't look better in the morning then take it back and ask for a refund. It should (does, for me) make your skin look smoother and slightly plumper in the morning. Definitely use moisturiser on top though.

DrNick Sun 02-Feb-14 13:38:59

creams dont work! Everyone knows that!

madmomma Sun 02-Feb-14 13:40:40

Oh and I've used it for about 5 yrs and it's the one expensive product I will always buy. I've got an asian friend who says it does nothing for her skin though, so maybe some skins benefit more than others, despite claims to the contrary

consumersucker Sun 02-Feb-14 15:29:38

mad, it definitely feels smoother, but then no more than I don't normally wear anything at night, so I'm pretty sure the smoothness is just down to the fact I'm wearing something, as apposed to it being specifically that......... if that makes sense confused

Like I said, the first few morning with the sample pack, I definitely saw quite a big difference. I got a fair few comments and I had a glow. I felt like I could have not worn any foundation too, which was definitely a first for at least 5 years. So I'm not really sure what's happened. It's almost like the tester and the bottle are two completely different serums.

Dr, do you know what does work then? grin

consumersucker Sun 02-Feb-14 15:47:59

Ok, that first sentence made no sence. *it definitely feels smoother, but then I don't normally wear anything at night, was what it was supposed to be.

consumersucker Sun 02-Feb-14 16:52:12

*sense! Grrrr

madmomma Sun 02-Feb-14 17:06:16

hmm difficult to say really.
It's a lot of money to part with for something you're ambivalent about, and EL are brilliant at taking things back if you don't like them. Maybe you're just not craggy enough to see a difference! xx

FoxyHarlow123 Sun 02-Feb-14 18:00:57

There isn't a cream on this planet that will make the slightest bit of difference to ageing skin. NOTHING! It might make it feel a bit smoother but that's about it.

consumersucker Sun 02-Feb-14 19:28:05

mad, oooo I hope that's why, but I suspect not grin

Tbh, my skin isn't in bad condition overall. It just looks a bit dull and face masks etc don't really seem to have any effect anymore. Also, over the past year or so, I've noticed those nose to mouth lines become more and more prominent. I was hoping this might help smooth those out slightly........wishful thinking? confused

Foxy shit

ElBombero Sun 02-Feb-14 19:39:13

Consumer sucker, have you thought about dermal filler and Botox, now that's where you'll really see a difference. I have these plus some staple products for my skin care regime and without blowing my own trumpet I have perfect skin, no wrinkles.

Day cream : elemis marine cream
Night : EL ANR with either rosehip oil over top or dermalogica Super Rich Repair.
2x weekly I exfoliate and use Dermalogicas multi bit mask

Also a primer before you make up will make a huge difference

consumersucker Sun 02-Feb-14 19:48:55

El, I have thought about fillers, yes. Only for the nose to mouth lines, which I really hate, I have to say. My dp really doesn't like the idea of me having fillers, 1 because she doesn't think I need them (ahhhh love is blind grin ) and 2 because she's worried that it'll go horribly wrong and I'll end up with that famous 'duck face'. I have to say, I'm pretty concerned about that too.

Can I ask how old you are El ?

SirChenjin Sun 02-Feb-14 19:54:31

It doesn't - it makes no difference to my skin whatsoever. MIL gets bottles of the stuff as one of their most valued customers in the whole wide world (I only exaggerate slightly, she spends a fortune at the EL counter) and passes them onto me. I use them if I've got nothing else, but wouldn't spend my money on it.

The only things that work are fillers, botox, and plastic surgery, none of which I'd have.

ElBombero Sun 02-Feb-14 19:55:30

I'm young at 30 but it's what I call preventive maintenance smile fillers these days is super safe, made of hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring product that we all make so very good safety record. If you find a good practitioner and explain exactly what you want you won't look exaggerated, filler is instant results so can be tweaked during treatment....

SirChenjin Sun 02-Feb-14 19:59:27

30?? Of course you don't have wrinkles - you're only 30 fgs!! Unless you have overdone the sun, or have bad genes, or smoke, then you really shouldn't have anything more than a couple of tiny faint lines

FoxyHarlow123 Sun 02-Feb-14 20:03:38

I agree. Fillers and Botox are the only thing that work but you really shouldn't need them at 30. I had Botox for the first time at about 34 and I've had fillers once, about 14 months ago for nose to mouth lines. Brilliant stuff.

DrNick Sun 02-Feb-14 20:04:25

yup - creams - nada

ElBombero Sun 02-Feb-14 20:41:08

Should of said this is my profession, I'm an aesthetic nurse so often model for training etc. will always have Botox though. I disagree that people don't have wrinkles at 30, I spend my days analysing skin...

SirChenjin Sun 02-Feb-14 20:48:51

So you work for the cosmetic industry and you have fillers/botox at 30? Yeah, that figures grin

ElBombero Sun 02-Feb-14 21:01:05

OFFS. I'm a nurse with a dermatology background, I work in a hospital which amongst other things offers an aesthetic service. I'm saying fillers and Botox work for reversing the signs of aging. That's all.

lurkingaround Sun 02-Feb-14 21:08:30

SPF. the only anti-ageing cream that works. It prevents wrinkles. We live in hope re the rest but really, it's a heap.
Botox is preventative for dynamic lines (stop the action, stop the wrinkle), fillers don't reverse the wrinkle just fill it out and camouflage it.

SPF is it.
Don't smoke, eat well, drink well.

lifesgreatquestions Sun 02-Feb-14 21:14:07

In my family the women who work hard outdoors have aged quickly and the two or three who have had desk jobs and used creams have not.

As for ANR though I used it for a bit and then passed it on to a friend. To my thinking it's any cream/tonic/whatever, so long as it suits your skin.

SirChenjin Sun 02-Feb-14 21:48:55

Of course they reverse the signs of ageing - providing they are done well. Otherwise you just end up looking like a 50 or whatever year old person with fillers and botox which is not necessarily a good look.

If you are nurse you'll also know that prevention is more important, so no smoking, drinking in moderation, exercise, plenty of sleep, no sunbeds, plenty of sunscreen etc etc.

ElBombero Sun 02-Feb-14 22:23:16

Yes of course, and a good SPF as already mentioned.

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