I was sent a sample of Estee Lauders New Advanced Night Repair Eye Recovery Complex (ANRE) a few weeks ago for review. Although I do think this product is aimed at more older women than myself (Im 29), I have a lot of sun damage on my eyes, through using the sunbed in my younger years. My eyelids have aged, they sag and I have visible wrinkles.
I have used numerous products over time to try and gain some firmness back into my lids and reduce the appearance of the wrinkles. Some have improved my lids a little, some shown no improvement at all.
Inspired by ground breaking DNA research ANRE claims to achieve a reduction in the look of every key sign of ageing around your eyes - fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, dryness, puffiness and uneven skin tone. It also claims to keep the entire eye area looking fresher, rested and revitalized.
The product itself comes in a small 15ml pot. Initially when I took it out of the box, I thought "how the hell am I going to get my finger in that" until I noticed the little applicator that comes with the product.
As with most eye care products, directions for use are simple. Dip the applicator into the product and dot it around the eye area. Finish off by patting around the eye area so the product is fully absorbed. The first few times I used this, I did feel a slight tingling and burning sensation. Even though this did wear off after a few minutes, it worried me slightly as I didn't know if maybe it was too rich for me and how my eyes were going to react. After doing a bit of research on the net, I found that this is pretty normal and most women encountered the same.
The product absorbed really well into the skin and is feels really nice to apply. It has a nice texture which is basically like a serum. After a few days of using ANRE I began to notice how incredibly soft and smooth my whole eye area felt. My under eyes felt literally baby soft, no other product has made my under eye feel so soft. After a week or two I started to notice my eye area getting a little firmer too. The bags under my eyes were not looking so apparent and they looked a lot more plumped. What Im really pleased with though is the results Im having on my upper lids, my most problem area. Im not going to say Ive noticed a huge difference in the space of time Ive been using it because I haven't but Ive definitely noticed some difference. Bearing in mind I still have plenty of product left as only a tiny amount is needed, Im confident that the more I use it the more I will see positive results.
I do have some before and after pictures. Now to you, the difference may not be so apparent, but for me who studies my eye area every single day ha, I can definitely see a difference.
My lids seem to be lifting slightly each day and become a lot firmer. Like I said earlier I am confident I will carry on to see more positive results.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Recovery Complex is priced at £35.00 and can be purchased direct from the Estee Lauder website.