Hi, I’m a raccoon girl and today I have for you a review on Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix
That’s how I always joke but is a half-joke, to be honest as I always had darkness under my eyes even as a baby/toddler, that accentuated in my teen years and ever since my two best friends are a good eye serum for hydration and an excellent concealer. I literally wear concealer in my no makeup days, for me wearing concealer is not considered makeup but a necessity.
Darkness under the eye come from different reasons, the most common of it is fatigue or tiredness, but also can be caused by allergies, eczema, pigmentation irregularities, unprotected sun exposure, the dark circles can also be hereditary or caused by the thinning of the skin. Is best to know why do you have them before trying to treat them.
If they come from fatigues, you only need some rest and your fine ! if comes because allergies or eczema you have to address that fist, no topical cream or serum will do miracles. If is pigmentation or sun damage you may be in luck with some great formulated topical skincare and if your dark circles are hereditary like mines ( although I have allergic rhinitis, but that developed in my late 20’s ) or caused by the thinking of the skin … girl, you need a hydrating serum + great concealer .. possibly color correcting or get under-eye fillers.
No serum or cream will reduce the darkness under the eye unless that darkness comes from pigmentation. Other than that, is live with it or get undereye fillers. That being said I still in doubt for getting fillers and is always in a hunt for the perfect undereye serum has never stopped, not even for a bit, and I still hope that someone someday will invent the formula that will help us the raccoon girls.
Half a year ago I was jumping for joy because I did find a serum that was a miracle worker for my skin around the eyes, the FECC from Niod. And I was considering settling down from that crazy eye serums and eye creams trials that were going on in my bathroom, to only bump into the problem of not being in stock and nowhere to buy it from when my bottle was empty. Yah not a nice feeling
Once I’m not going with the internet drama about decided, but the fact that the products are not there when I need them is kinda bothering . and I know that running out of stock is a good problem to have sucks from the consumer point of view
When comes about my eyes I need to be sure that the product I love is there for me.
That was the moment I turned back to Estee Lauder .. (I swear she is like my safety net) and I picked up the Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix. The ANR range is a staple in my routine for years, and I have used the ANR eye serums both original and the reformulated one, so it wasn’t entirely strange for me.
I have bought Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix
with my own money, and literally a day later I got the serum from Estee Lauder Germany, so I’m going to still label the post as a pr, just for the fairness of it.
What is it
Who is it for
Anti Aging, dry skin, anyone who wants to include an eye serum in their routine
Our Worldwide First. This ultra-nourishing, skin strengthening formula with our innovative 360° Matrix Technology provides a 360° cushion of plumping support to give eyes a fresh, “wide-open” look.
REPAIRS: Proven to dramatically reduce the look of lines, wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles.
FORTIFIES: With 360° Matrix Technology, it strengthens the delicate skin around your eyes.
HYDRATES: Intensely nourishes for a full 24 hours with a 2X concentrated infusion of Hyaluronic Acid.
How do you use it?
Apply AM and PM. Using the massaging applicator, gently roll under each eye three times. Then massage in a 360° circle under the eye area and above the lid. Finish by patting with ring finger until absorbed.
How long did I test it
Two months AM and PM
WaterAquaEau , Dimethicone , Isohexadecane , Glycerin , Butylene Glycol , Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane , Peg-10 Dimethicone , Disteardimonium Hectorite , Isopropyl Isostearate , Ppg-15 Stearyl Ether , Sucrose , Trehalose , Pentylene Glycol , Hydroxyethyl Urea , Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract , Garcinia Mangostana Peel Extract , Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract , Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) ExtractExtrait D’Orge , Silybum Marianum (Lady’S Thistle) Extract , Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract , Lactobacillus Ferment , Algae Extract , Sorbitol , Betula Alba (Birch) Extract , Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract , Morus Bombycis (Mulberry) Root Extract , Poria Cocos Sclerotium Extract , Camelina Sativa Seed Oil , Bifida Ferment Lysate , Propylene Glycol Dicaprate , Caffeine , Sodium Hyaluronate , Sodium Polyaspartate , Hydrogenated Lecithin , Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate , Phytosphingosine , Yeast ExtractFaexExtrait De Levure , Ethylhexylglycerin , Sodium Rna , Hydrolyzed Algin , Tripeptide-32 , Polysilicone-11 , Isododecane , Tocopheryl Acetate , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake , Polyethylene , Propylene Carbonate , Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6 , Sodium Dehydroacetate , Potassium Sorbate , Lecithin , Disodium Edta , Bht , Phenoxyethanol , Iron Oxides (Ci 77491)
What’s formulated without
How does it smell?
Has a very light smell to it almost floral but I cant put the finger on it.
What did I like about:
Oh, my God where do I start, this formula is absolutely beautiful, I have tested the other ANR eye serums from Estee Lauder, and this one seems to work the best for me. Is so very delicate with the skin around the eyes while nourishes and refreshes. Is silky nourishing and hydrating at the same time, very comfortable to wear, absorbs into the skin pretty fast which makes it perfect for the daytime also and the concealer wears beautifully on top of it. Did it reduce my dark undereye cycles? That’s the miracle of it yes, it did reduce it a bit, and there is no puffiness going on.
What I didn’t like about
Packaging. There is, I said it.
While I like the sturdy translucent glass bottle it comes in I would have preferred a pump disperser to the massage applicator. I tried to massage the eyes with the applicator; I still prefer my ring finger or my jad roller depending on how much time I have. Also, the consistency of it combined with the applicator makes me doubt I can consume the product to the very last bit as im used to.
Would I repurchase?
Yes, without a doubt this lovely serum is here to stay.
Note. I received this product complimentary from Estee Lauder Germany. I’m not paid to write this, and this post is not sponsored. All opinions are 100% my own, and I take my reviews seriously.