Thursday, 25 July 2013

Estee Lauder New Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II


Regular readers of this site will know that I have never understood the 'all-worshiping-never-questioning' adoration that most beauty journalists had for ANR. I even blogged as much in one of my most read posts:  

It always seemed that any time there was a 'Top 10 Must-Have' article in the beauty press it included this. Almost by default. Yawn.

Well. Now I can get on board the ANR bandwagon. I've been trialing this for a while and....

This has been completely reformulated and it's bloody good. There. I said it.

It's a much lighter consistency - not quite as silicone-heavy as the previous formulation felt. It absorbs nicely leaving the skin glowing - not 'tacky' as before.

To be honest I've learned from experience writing reviews on here that you could care less about the science. Equally I have zero interest in just regurgitating a press release. Yawn. 
In that way having a blog is exactly the same as being on counter - customers (you) want to know: 
  1. What will it do for me
  2. How will my skin look in the morning?
  3. Is it suitable for my skin type/age/concerns? 
  4. Is it worth the money? No really - is it worth the money?

For your pleasure:
  1. It will attempt to remedy the damage done to your skin during the day whilst you sleep - so while you're having a kip this will communicate with your skin, soak it with hyaluronic acid, slow down the visible signs of aging, reduce the appearance of your lines and wrinkles, even out your skin tone, put the rubbish out for the night and tidy up. 
  2. Glowing (like your kitchen after you've put the rubbish out and had a tidy up), rested, fresh.
    Like you've had sleep. 
  3. Yes - this is the most interesting part for me. Lauder have tested this on over 1000 women including Caucasian, Black, Indian, Hispanic, Asian, Japanese, Chinese and Korean. It has been tested on all skin types and ages. It is oil and fragrance-free and non-comedogenic, thus suitable for sensitive and acnaic skins - my most-asked question.
  4. In a nutshell, yes. There are far too many overpriced products on the market for my liking these days - this is not one of them. 
This is so far from the original (to my mind) that if you blind tested people who use it they would not recognise it. That's not to scare those of you that already adore it - this just takes it to another level.

I would buy it. 

New Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II starts at £48.00 for 30ml and is available on  EsteeLauder.co.uk in August. Don't buy it yet - that's not this one! 


* Press sample. And a shout out to the Lauder team who, knowing my feelings about the previous formulation, believed in their product enough to put it in my hands and say 'TRUST US'. *kudos*


107 comments:

  1. THANK YOU Caroline for another amazing post. Can you recommend an acid toner we can get in the USA? I have the Peter Thomas Roth Gly. Acid Toner, but it may be a bit too strong for me? THANKS!!

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    1. Just a fellow recommendation here, try out Mario Badescu's Glycolic toner- it's milder xx

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    2. Hope it's okay to jump in here...Caroline says in various posts that the Clarins Gentle Exfoliator/Brightening Toner is a great choice. We can get it in the US under the name Clarins Bright Plus HP Gentle Renewing Brightening Peel. Apparently they're the same thing, as I learned on this blog. Also, we can get the Biologique Recherche P50 lotion/toner that Caroline raves about. In fact, we can even get the original version that's no longer available in the EU. (Or you can get the newer version without phenol.) I got mine at Rescue Rittenhouse Spa in Philly (ordered it from their website)--no affiliation. Just got mine yesterday, used it last night...excitement. ;) Hope this helps.

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    3. I also got the P50 from Rescue and I adore it. Their shipping cost is awful but after using the P50 for the last couple of weeks (and having two long standing, under-skin trolls emerge and die) I can say with confidence that I feel it's worth it.

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    4. I have the Peter Thomas Roth and the Clarins. Like them both, and would agree with SoSuSam that the Clarins is more gentle. Got it from Nordstrom.com. Cant wait to try the P50, but have to wait until I visit my parents. I live in Alaska and the Rittenhouse Spa wants serious cash to ship it. I can wait. :)

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    5. http://www.beautymouth.com/2010/08/toners-which-ones.html

      I had a hard time finding the loreal but recently spotted it at a big CVS, haven't tried it yet. I have the Clarins and find it works best if I only use it once a day. Recently bought Breath of Fresh Air from Lush. She doesn't recommend it and it actually doesn't meet her suggested requirements for a hydrating toner but I am giving it a go.

      If you type Toners into the search bar here on her site, you will find many suggestions that we can get here in the US. Good luck.

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  2. Ms. Hirons, Do you fancy the Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate?

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  3. Caroline, Thanks for this post. I LOVE the 'old' version of ANR so I am looking forward to the newly formulated ANR. I use it at night then follow with a spritz of Boscia Balancing Facial Tonic to even the ph on my face before bed.

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  4. Dear Caroline,

    First of all, let me say you've got a legion of fans here in Central Florida!

    I've been trying to find a substitute for Hydraluron.It's not available at Walgreens anymore). I found a serum by "Bioelements - Moisture x10" but unsure of the ingredients list, can you check if it's ok please?

    Ing.: Dimethiconr, Glycerin, Water Acqua, Hyaluronic Acid, Diazolidinyl Urea, iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Carbomer, Sodium EDTA, tramethamine.

    It feels great but I'm still trying to get the gist of ingredients and what's good/not.

    Thanks and come to Florida soon!

    Juliana

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    1. You can get hydraluron in the USA from feelbest.com. The main difference between moisture X10 and hydraluron is mX10 is mainly silicone.

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    2. I just ordered hydraluron from feelbest...so excited and can't wait for it to arrive!

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    3. Just got two tubes delivered to my door. Squeal!!!!!!!!

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  5. YES!
    I have been dying to hear this review!

    Will you do any review on REN products?
    I find them too irritating because of the fragrances :/

    Velia | Cocoamourr / Makeup&Beauty

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  6. Hi Caroline. Do you think this is necessary for my 22 year old skin? It seems lovely but do I need to invest in one of these? And on another note, which cleanser would you recommend for my semi-dry and semi-prone-to-acne skin? I've considered Clarins Cleansing milk, or is the Extra-Comfort Cleansing Cream better? Either of them (or a third you would recommend) I thought of getting along with the clarins gentle exfoliator..

    PS: thanks to you I'm trying to be better to my skin. I just finished an Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentres but I'm not buying that again because apparently it contains mineral oil and I'd be hearing you scream "get your hans off of that!" :*

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  7. Yaa something else of us in the States!!

    Peter Thomas Roth
    Retinol Fusion PM Yay or nay

    Peter Thomas Roth
    De-Spot Skin Brightening Corrector Yay or Nay

    Thanks Im obsessed with your blog and advice

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  8. Im dying for a states pepta-bright copy do you know of anything ? Would this help do the same thing for dark spots and fading red healing acne spots?
    HELP

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  9. This has always been an intriguing-but-not-for-me product. Any chance it was accompanied with its INCI? The lack of ingredient sharing was one thing that always put me off.

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  10. Awesome! My husband got me a coupon for a free sample of it, and I almost threw it away. I think I'll go redeem it tomorrow. :)

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  11. Suitable for around the eyes? I need a hero product just for that area. :)

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  12. Hi Caroline
    I am needing help with my skin. After many long hours reading your blog I am more confused than ever. Not sure what products would benefit me.
    I know you are a busy lady but I Hope you can help a girl in STL, MO. USA
    Thanks
    Heather
    heathernwebb@yahoo.com

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  13. Hmmm...interesting and impressive. I think its worth a try product. Its formula is impressive. I'll def check on this one....

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  14. Would you use it with hydralauron?

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  15. Love your writing style Caroline!

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  16. Interesting that EL separated japanese, korean and chinese from "asians"

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    1. And Indian...

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    2. I think that's just because in Japan, Korea and China EL products are worshipped and are properly cult. Separating their three largest markets makes them look better.

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  17. Thanks for opening our eyes about this new product.

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  18. Hi Caroline,

    What are your thoughts on Origins' face masks? Good or no good?

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  19. I am a Lauder Bureau employee but follow your blog and advice with religious fervour. I was interested to know what you made of this and will definitely do my best to get my hands on it on launch! Thanks so much for your clarity, wit and expert knowledge

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  20. Thanks for your posts, Caroline! You've made me start taking better care of my skin and I really appreciate being able to access expert unbiased information on products.

    I'm actually quite interested in the science behind skincare (and hope I'm not alone in this). Would it be possible for you to do a post on ingredients commonly used in cleansers/toners/moisturisers and what each one does? Or can you refer us to a website?

    It'd be really helpful in selecting products for ourselves (instead of everyone asking you about individual products). I know there's probably too many ingredients out there, but even the most common ones would be helpful! Thanks!

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    1. Oh I would love this too!

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    2. Me too!

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    3. Paulas Choice Beautypedia website has an ingredient dictionary. :-)
      Kat

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  21. i love your blog but it is going to destroy my bank balance haha! thanks for sharing lovely!

    This Girl Loves Chic

    xx

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  22. Interesting, like you I never bought into the hype. One use of this and I woke up covered in sore white heads.
    Might be worth a re-try when the revamp comes along.

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    1. The old EL ANR had the very same effect on my skin, so I've avoided it like the plague. Hopefully the new version will work better for us...if we dare...

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  23. I really love the sound of this. Hahaha yes i agree estee lauder are brave for putting this in your hands!

    http://talisatalksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/massive-blog-sale-products-from-nars.html

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  24. Very nice blogpost! I've always wanted to try an NR cream but always assumed that because of having oily skin, it would be too moisturising and leave my skin more oily the next day!

    Will definitely have to give it a go! X

    Amylaurenxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. This is really interesting as I was looking at this products yesterday! Only because it's very hard to avoid with all the press about the release next week. I got sucked in at the EL before how this was a hero product & I bougtht it- yep hated it. For me it did nothing apart from clog my pores. Now I can't help thinking that you are somwhow slowly changing your opinions in certain products.- I remember reading on your blog in response to the omorovzica clay mask that it didn't blow your mind, but now you regulary say it's one of their nicest products. And the use of silicone doesn't seem to bother you now. I could not find the ingrediends for this old or the new version on the ANR on EL website. It would have been great if you could have done a comparision so we could see from ourselves how different it was and how much less silicone was in it. I love your blog Caroline & it really has opened my eyes to lots & lots of GOOD skincare products. I just really hope that part doesn't change for what ever reason. All that aside I know that because of your post I will go to the EL couter on Thursday and have a look at the ANR & mabybe even buy it because of this blog. Now am going to ask you as I use an oil at night then a moisturiser. Will this be in place of the oil?! See even I would not even have looked twice at this new formulation or not. I am just being honest with my post & mean no disrespect. :)

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    1. I think I just read it's your birthday - If so have a fabulous day!

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  26. Thanks for this. What is the difference between this and just waking on a cheap hyaluronic acid acid based gel? thanks Sarah J

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  27. Great review! I never really got my head around the old ANR and why everyone raved about it that much either, will definitely give this a go! xx

    Abby | Beauty and a Blogger

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  28. Thanks for this review! I was given a really generous sample of the "old" formulation in Sephora last year and it made no difference whatsoever. It even broke me out a little across my forhead, which I found really surprising for a skincare product of this calibre.

    Could I ask one question? My skin is dreadfully dehydrated, and I wonder is this serum a good one if hydration is your principal skin concern? (I'm 30 and beginning to suffer from fine lines, but my skin is definitely dehydrated rather than dry). IF not, what serum would you recommend as a night treatment for dehydration?

    Thanks so much.

    I have only recently discovered your blog and I just LOVE it, I love your honest and forthright approach.

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  29. Hi Caroline. Will it help if I have combination blackhead and acne prone skin? I already follow your advice from this wonderful blog to the dot and am wondering...do I really need this? Will it help my skin?

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  30. Thanks for this Caroline. Can you give a yes or no to L'Occitane's Divine moisturiser and serum please?

    Thanks again

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    1. I love the Divine moisturiser & I have used load of skincare. It's amazing with a beautiful texture. I use mine as a night cream. :)

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  31. They're ok - I just don't think they are particularly sophisticated formulas - if that makes sense?

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  32. I am a huge fan of ANR so I can't wait to try the newer version! Thanks for a great review :) x

    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  33. I really can't wait to try this, I liked the other formulation but I'm so glad they've upped their game! Glad it's got the Hirons tick of approval :)

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  34. Hello Caroline,
    this sounds very interesting. When would you apply it ? before oil, after oil and before moisturizer or instead of oil, like serum and then moisturizer ?
    Thanks to much for your answer.
    Have a lovely sunny day
    Anne

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  35. Is this product safe for pregnancy? I heard it contains vitamin a or retinol xx

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  36. Happy Birthday Lady H! Now step away from the (hugely appreciated and loved) blog, and eat cake! Mo x

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  37. Hi Caroline,
    Its available right now in Australia at David Jones to coincide with gift with purchase.
    http://shop.davidjones.com.au/djs/en/davidjones/advanced-night-repair-ii-50ml

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  39. Hi Caroline,

    Just wondering if you'll be doing a clinic anytime soon, didn't want to hijack a post with my questions and ailments!!

    Thanks
    Vienna

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    1. Finally, at last! Someone *isn't* trying to hijack one of Caroline's posts with questions about a totally different product from the one that's been reviewed/discussed, or their own skin issues/regime! Am I in the minority in finding it quite rude and irritating of people to totally ignore the content of Caroline's post (that she will have put considerable time and effort into producing) and just *swamp* her with unrelated questions. I am actually interested in this new EL product (not having been a fan of the previous formulations) so I want to read about other people views on this, not a question about whether for example, Origins face masks are any good. It's completely off-topic and just plain rude!!! Please stop it.

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  40. Hi Caroline,

    Can you post the ingredient list? Pretty please? :)

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  41. Hi Caroline, first of all my skin thanks you massively for your wisdom, and is really happy :).

    I'm 21 and suffer from eczema with quite dehydrated skin and currently my routine is
    Lush Ultrabland,(first cleanse in the evening).
    Lush 9 to 5,
    Clarin's Exfoliating Toner,
    Lush Eau De Roma,
    Botanics Serum,
    Nivea Pure Natural Day Cream/Night Cream in the night time.

    I feel lost! I want to try some treatments my pores are quite visible and my eye area, nose and chin are greasy whereas my cheeks and forehead are dehydrated, I want to balance it out. I'm looking to get the Alpha H Liquid Gold, but I was more interested in some oils and clay masks to try I've never used them before, and also a really good moisturiser for my face too, I want something upmarket and I'm willing to spend up to around 40-50 on each product, that's all my budget allows me to spend! I'm looking to get the Aveda Spray Toner and the Aurelia cleanser too. Any help you could give me would be amazing, but I do understand you're a busy lady!

    Thanks,

    Natasha :)

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  42. Hi Caroline,

    Thank you for feeding us your wisdom, my face thanks you!

    Just a quick couple of questions.

    1) A good face mask/treatment/serum for dehydrated eczema prone skin
    2) A moisturiser for the above too please :)

    My budget is no higher than £50 on each please - I currently alternate between EH & Aurelia cleanser, going to try the BalanceMe one soon too, I use Clarin's Exfoliating Toner, followed by the Serozinc, then Hydraluron all recommended by yourself naturally. I just need to start bringing in treatments and serums and oils to help enhance and treat my skin instead of just cleaning it.

    Also what are your views on Lush products, they're relatively cheap just wondered if they're any good?

    Thanks Caroline :)

    xxx

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    1. If you search her blog for lush, you should be able to find some of her responses to Lush products. I know that she has said that she doesn't buy them bc of the smell (of the store) but also when people have posted ingredient lists she has given the okay on some.

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  43. Hi Caroline

    Is this product similar to or does it offer the same benefits as the
    LIERAC MESOLIFT Ultra Vitamin-Enriched Fresh Serum

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  44. Hello,
    what are the ingredients that make this different from the old formula? i'm asking so i don't accidentally purchase the old formula.

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  45. Hi Caroline

    It says on the website that it is the Complex II version and they are trialling the £44 until September. Is it definitely not the new formula? And, if not, how do we tell when it is the new formula? Not sure if I'm being blind or stupid on this one...

    Thanks!

    Vicki

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  46. Hi Caroline

    It says on the website that it is the Complex II version and they are trialling the £44 until September. Is it definitely not the new formula? And, if not, how do we tell when it is the new formula? Not sure if I'm being blind or stupid on this one...

    Thanks!

    Vicki

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    1. On their website that's the new one - recovery complex II. Has the full gold lid instead of the lid with the brown stripes..

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    2. The old formula is not n available as of this Monday :)

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  47. I am so excited to try this now! I actually loved the old formula, so I am sure I will adore this one.
    The Grass Skirt

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  48. I love this, especially since the company felt their product had improved enough to change your mind. Can't wait to try it.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  49. Could you please post and ingredient list? I can't find it anywhere :(

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    1. Hi you can find the complete reformulated ingredients list on the beautypedia website (Paula Begoun). Just select Estée Lauder in 'all brand reviews' :)

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  50. Hi Caroline,
    I'm addicted to your blog, which I discovered a couple of months ago.
    I had been using the old version of this until a month ago, but sadly it caused my skin to break out... Pretty annoying after having forked out all that money!!
    I now use, thanks to you, Hydraluron and a pure Peptides plus seaweed serum I ordered from the US, which is really amazing. And I have always had very good skin, so like you say, making a difference to good skin is something!!!
    Been trying the Caudelie water for a couple of days now and am super pleased and want to try their serum and the posh eye cream.
    Have also been using Zerozinc, which really helped calm down the ANR break out. Even used it on a skin irritation my son had and on a minor irritation I got from earrings I had not worn in a while with amazing results!! So many thanks for that!!
    Can you tell that I'm addicted to your blog???

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  51. Happy birthday Caroline! Just wondering if this product would be suitable for acneic skin (hormonal, unfortunately) and where it would fit in the skincare regime with Sunday Riley Good Genes and Hydraluron? Before/after oil? Before/after serum? Haha thanks very much and I hope you enjoy your day :)

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  52. Happy birthday Caroline! Just wondering if this product would be suitable for acneic skin (hormonal, unfortunately) and where it would fit in the skincare regime with Sunday Riley Good Genes and Hydraluron? Before/after oil? Before/after serum? Haha thanks very much and I hope you enjoy your day :)

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  53. kudos is right - pretty ballsy on their part. appreciate the review, and that is coming from someone who LOVES HEARING ABOUT THE SCIENCE!! any chance to geek out about skin and beauty, i'm there. :) thanks, caroline!

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  54. I got a deluxe sample of it today!!! Will be trying it out tonight!!

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  55. After reading your review I was thinking of purchasing this product but can't justify the price in my budget at this time. Amazon (USA) is selling a 1oz bottle for $89.95. But I'm going to keep it on my wishlist all the same.

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    1. It is way cheaper on nordstrom.com for $62 for the 1oz and $92 for the 1.7oz if that helps :) free shipping everyday too!

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  56. I am somewhat leery of trying Estee Lauder skincare even after this good review. I too jumped on the bandwagon, buying the original ANR only for it to break me out like crazy and do nothing for my skin in terms of moisture, fine lines and overall appearance. Never will I be suckered in again. I'm sure there are many good serums out there that aren't overhyped and I am working my way through but for now, Estee Lauder is a dirty word around my house;)
    BTW my mum also purchased the original ANR on my advice (before I used it) and it broke her out too! At age 60!

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    1. Try this I have very acne prone oily skin and it helps clear my skin. Love it

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  57. Please help, I have such bad breakouts on my cheeks for two years, about 2-5 cysts in one time constantly!
    Routine-
    AM: ceramic slip + flannel
    clarins chamomile toner
    hydraluron
    mv organics moisturizer

    PM: unna brennan or EH if wearing MU
    if not then ceramic slip and then mv organics cream cleanser.

    My skin glows more but breaks out the same as if i were using crap on my skin.
    Liquid Gold made my cysts itch and burn like hell.
    i changed my diet around made no difference.
    what can i do, it's destroying my confidence and i think it will never end :(

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  58. I've been hearing such great things about the re-formulated version of this across the blogosphere, I may well have to splurge and see what the fuss is all about once it hits counters.

    Thanks for a great review, I'm looking forward to trying it and (hopefully) noticing glowing, rested and fresh looking skin.

    http://onmynailstoday.blogspot.co.uk/

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  59. Hi Caroline,
    Have you ever used the Glytone line of products? If so, what do you think of them? Furthermore, is there a moisturizer you could recommend for someone like me with normal-combination skin (my t-zone gets oily but if I'm not careful with my cleanser and moisturizer, I can get flaky dry patches on my face) and I'm in my 20s. Have you looked at the Origins Ginzing moisturizer? Would you recommend it?

    Sorry for the endless questions, I've just been on a quest for a good moisturizer for a long time and have come up with nothing. I'm currently usng the Korres yogurt moisturizer which is good but nothing fabulous.

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  60. Hi, Caroline. Hope you're having a wonderful vacation. Just a quick question for when you get back -- if I were to add this to my routine, would I apply it before or after pepta-bright (which has done wonders for my skin, so thank you)? Any input from regular readers would be welcome as well.

    Best, M.

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  61. *whispers* I don't like the new one. I loved the first one, I didn't see a major different in hydration but it seemed to heal breakouts really quickly and brought down my redness. The new one gave me mega zits :( I'm going to go to my EL counter and beg them to sell me as many large bottles of the old one as I can afford.

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  62. Hi, caroline!
    I was just looking through the ingredients of one of my face creams and i relized that i have no idea what ingredient is bad and what ingredient is good!
    I know that mineral oils are a big no no, but what else am i supposed to watch out from?
    Thank you for being so helpfull, i trust what you say and i don't trust that many people!
    Have a nice
    Best of luck, M.H.

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  63. Hi there!
    I was wondering if you could tell me a good moisturiser to use morning and night. I have combination skin, oily in my t-zone and dry over the rest of my face. I use the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and tried out their moisturiser but it's far too greasy for me, at least for the day time. Any recommendations for a moisturiser, an oil treatment and an SPF? Thank you for all the advice you give. I look forward to all of your posts!
    Kathryn

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  64. Hi Caroline!

    So I bought this because of you! I do love it. Is their eye serum from this line the same formula or is it the old formula. I'd like to get an eye serum that goes with this but I wanted to consult with you first:-)

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    2. I too was wondering about this, let us know Caroline :)

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  65. Wow just bought this per your recommendation and LOVE it! I have oily acne prone skin and woke up after using it to less oily skin and it was Sooooo soft!! I used the Clinique balm first then clarins peel toner then this then Kate Somerville goat milk moisturizer. All because of you. Thank you so much you are the best! Amanda from Florida

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  66. Thanks for that review. Now I can try it for it really seems like a great product to try out. I'll def check on this.....

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  67. Do you work for or are you associated in any way with any brands you introduce on your blog? You did say you work in the beauty industry.

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    1. I always state at the bottom of a post if I have any involvement with the brand being spoken about - sometimes I mention it in the body of the post too.

      For the record, I don't work for Lauder in Amy capacity whatsoever...

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  68. P.S. Many of these brands are owned by the same corporation!

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  69. I DO care about the science! Science freak here: more science is welcome! :)
    Natalia

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  70. Hi Caroline - welcome back!

    I tried ANR (version I though) earlier this year, and had pretty bad breakouts from it. They disappeared when I stopped using it after a couple of months, so I'm pretty sure it was that. Have you heard of similar reactions? I have normal and usually very good skin.
    What a waste of money...

    I now alternate between Hydraluron, a peptide serum from the US (CSI) and Caudelie. I think I've become a serum junkie!!!

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    1. if you read some of the comments on her old post about ANR, many people experienced what you have but not so with the new formula. I just purchased the new formula and have used it twice and I already see a difference in my skin. I am acne prone and sensitive to certain formulas in products and this has actually reduced some of my acne so far. I really like it. You should try the new formula! :)

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    2. I'm glad you are having success with the new formula and thanks for your reply!
      I don't know if I'll purchase it though. I've seen such good results since using the above combination - and (without being vain) as Caroline says, it takes a lot to make a difference to very good skin, but I do notice tightening and fading of very fine lines in the last few months, so why pay so much?
      I love the eye serum, though...

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    3. If it aint broke, dont fix it! Jealous of your good skin, mine isnt great. I have congestion and breakouts often. Hard to tell what from and I have a bad habit of testing out multiple products at a time so its hard to tell if its a certain product causing the issues.

      I really want to get hydraluron but they dont stock it in the US anymore as far as I can find. Indeed labs just started stocking some other products in our walgreens but not hydra

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    4. Have you tried Zerozinc that Caroline recommended? It really works! Don't know if you can get hold of it in the US, though...

      Apropos Zeronzinc, Caroline, if you read this - what do you do after you use it and before serum? Dry your skin, or just wait a minute and apply the serum over moist skin?

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    5. yes, i was in paris recently and picked up two cans of it. Honestly,*whispers* I have not seen it do anything other than cool me off. Ive been using it almost every day and while I like it, I dont think it has done anything to reduce my blemishes etc.

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  71. Thanks for a great review! Looking forward to try this product. Everyone seems so happy with it.

    http://www.isabelleshud.se

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  72. Hi Caroline
    Where have you been all my life!? I stumbled across your blog via pixiwoo on UTube and so glad I did. I recently purchased this product and after two uses my (ageing) skin already feels smoother and better hydrated. I have a few other products on their way in the mail. I love a gal who tells it how it is with no BS. I finally feel like I know what I should be doing with my skincare regime. Luckily most products you recommend are available to us Aussies. You have a worldwide following.......we love you in Australia! Thank goodness for the Internet. Thanks Caroline!

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  73. Would you recommend the new ANR over LG? Thanks!

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