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The Ordinary vs EA Advanced Night Repair

(9 Posts)
2CatShapurr Sun 22-Oct-17 11:01:37

As many wise Style & Beauty ladies have been raving about The Ordinary, I’m wondering whether it can improve my sleep-starved dehydrated skin too. I normally use Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair serum but my bottle’s running out and it’s pricey! Is the Ordinary stuff e.g. Buffet & Hyalurobic Acid comparable? I’ve tried other cheaper stuff (e.g. Protect & Perfect) in the past and it hasn’t cut it. I’ve got toddler twins that won’t sleep for longer than a couple of hours and it totally shows on my face and my eye bags! I can’t use the Retinol/noid stuff though as I’m breastfeeding (their website advises against it). What would you recommend as an alternative to ANR? Thanks!

rightknockered Sun 22-Oct-17 11:05:45

I'm wondering the same thing, my bottle of ANR is running out and want to try something else.

petitdonkey Sun 22-Oct-17 11:08:36

I have only recently switched to The Ordinary and adore it after years of spending £££ on skincare. I use buffet and hyaluronic acid in the morning then retinol and rosehip oil in the evening - the oil in particular is lovely at bedtime. I do however want a daydream to go on after the morning treatments as I feel like I need another layer (and some spf)

Ktown Sun 22-Oct-17 11:56:25

Buffet has very close ingredients to ANR.
I suppose that buffet mixed with a little rose hip oil or retinol would be a good substitute.
It is the ferment lysate in ANR that is supposed to be the god stuff.

2CatShapurr Sun 22-Oct-17 20:41:42

I’m going to give it a try, thanks for the advice!

Rufustherenegadereindeer1 Sun 22-Oct-17 20:43:55

I am a convert

And i still have a whole bottle of that estee lauder stuff left!!

Rufustherenegadereindeer1 Sun 22-Oct-17 20:44:52


The ordinary moisturiser is very nice

They have run out on the website though

petitdonkey Tue 24-Oct-17 22:17:55

Rufus thank you- good to know that it is good. I keep waiting for restock - debating getting Nuxe daycream in the meantime,...

BagelGoesWalking Wed 25-Oct-17 00:32:33

La Roche Posay do some really nice moisturiser, particularly the Toleriane range for sensitive skin. Not too heavy and you only need a small amount.

Or this? Or this? Or the Muji Moisturising Milk is supposed to be good.

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