Anything is better than waking up with panda eyes, the kind that just won’t hide underneath the thick layer of concealer. That’s why I say, skin first. Eye creams are a staple in every woman’s skincare routine, and if it isn’t, it’s high time they add an eye cream already. Why? Because the skin around our eyes is delicate and prone to premature wrinkles and aging. The horror!
Get to the root of the problem with a stellar eye cream that will kick your eye concerns to the curb and help you wake up with fresh-looking eyes. Does The Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex do the job? Read on to find out!
About The Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex
The Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex has been defined as a supercharged treatment. It helps repair and polish the visible impact of lack of sleep, UV, and pollution. It’s best for women who have eye concerns such as puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles, and dark circles, so basically everyone. And if you don’t have these concerns, you and I have got to talk sister.
The eye cream has been specially formulated to reveal a more hydrated and brighter, revived look while providing benefits to the eye area. The product is meant to help reduce the look of aging around the eyes, working against lines, puffiness, and dryness. It has been developed to provide hydration for up to 24 hours around the eyes and is also meant to brighten dark circles in less than three weeks. Now that’s a lot of promises, let’s hope they’re not empty ones.
The treatment can be applied to eyes both in the morning and evening after cleansing the skin. It can be used by women with all skin types.
The star ingredient of the formula, chronoluxcb™, helps promote the skin’s natural repair process. It helps the eyes look younger, renewed, and recharged at the same time.
The complete ingredients list is as follows:
Advanced Night Repr Eye Sync Cmpii Division: El (Estee Lauder)Ingredients: Methyl Trimethicone, Water, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Propanediol, Sucrose, Petrolatum, Polysorbate 40, Trehalose, Algae Extract, Morus Bombycis (Mulberry) Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Betula Alba (Birch) Extract, Hydrolyzed Algin, Poria Cocos Sclerotium Extract, Jojoba Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Isopropyl Jojobate, Jojoba Esters, Isohexadecane, Yeast Extract/Faex/Extrait De Levure, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract/Extrait D’Orge, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Cholesterol, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile), Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Rna, Caffeine, Polysorbate 80, Caprylyl Glycol, Phytosphingosine, Squalane, Potassium Sulfate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tripeptide-32, Butylene Glycol, Tromethamine, Disodium Edta, Bht, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)
Upon looking at the ingredients list, I see that the formula consists of some harmful ingredients such as silicone and alcohol. Now, I am very careful about what I apply to my face and try to buy products with as many clean ingredients as possible. But this eye cream has so many good reviews that I’m going to let that pass for now.
First Impression: Here are my thoughts and opinions on Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex
So how did I first decide to buy the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex? Well, I had been using the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex for a while, and, in fact, I still do, and I loved it. I had been using a night cream by Neutrogena for a while but wasn’t too happy with it. That’s why I decided to go the high-end direction and, on an impulse, bought the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex. Of course, it was also an Allure Best of Beauty winner, and I had been intrigued when I read about it. So, maybe it wasn’t so much of an impulse than an informed decision. Anyway, I bought it. So that’s that.
The Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex comes in a green, no-nonsense cardboard box that is the same size as the cream. The product comes in a translucent amber tub with a golden cap. I personally prefer tubes to tubs when it comes to eye creams, or any other creams for that matter because it’s so much more sanitary. But let’s not get too judgmental on the eye cream, already. There’s no fragrance on this one, which might be a huge deal or no deal at all depending on your personal preference. To me, it doesn’t really matter unless the smell were too overpowering.
So, I took a little amount of the eye cream on my ring finger and applied it to my eyes. The consistency of the product is more like a gel-cream. It applied very smoothly, not surprising given the silicone present in the formula. The skin around my eyes did feel hydrated, and all I needed was a little product to apply it all over my eyes.
Upon waking up the next morning, my eyes didn’t look as puffy, but I wouldn’t say it worked wonders on making it look super fresh. I don’t have super intense dark circles, and on waking up, they were still there. Overall, I wasn’t too happy with the product. But the product did promise the dark circles would fade away in less than three weeks, so I’m still hopeful.
I have been using the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex for about three months now. To keep the review short, I don’t really like it. The formula seems to be too silicone-y, which is why I don’t think my eye skin absorbs any of the goodness that it’s supposed to. It didn’t do anything for my dark circles, and my dark circles were virtually non-existent. So the ladies having to deal with dark circles may want to steer clear of this one. Also, I had a few crow wrinkles beginning to show around the edges of my eyes. After using this for over three months, well, the wrinkles are still there.
I’m surprised that Estée Lauder came up with this product because I really love the Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex. I was hoping for some kind of miracle product with this eye cream as well. Sadly, the product has failed to impress me.
What I like and dislike about The Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex
- The formula is fragrance-free
- It applies very smoothly
- It helps with puffiness around the eyes
- Comes in a tub
- The formula contains harmful ingredients such as alcohol and silicone
- Does not help reduce dark circles and wrinkles
- Over promises and under delivers
For the amount of money I paid for the eye cream, I expected something top-quality. I’m not sure if the eye cream just didn’t work for me or if this is a subpar product generally. To be honest, I much prefer the Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair over this one. It is much affordably priced and does the job pretty well. However, the top eye cream I’ve ever used has to be the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye Concentrate which is creamy and performs incredibly well. When I finish this tub of Estée Lauder, I’m going to get Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye Concentrate again. Just because there are tons of rave reviews over a product doesn’t necessarily mean that the product will work for you. I’ve had to find this one out the hard way. Well, not that hard, but it was expensive!