I'm reviewing 2 of Estee Lauder's skincare products for the eye area together here, and they're both from the Advanced Night Repair line. 

As I've mentioned in a previous post, the only serum I have seen immediate results with is the Advanced Night Repair, so I had very high hopes for both these products.

First up, we have the Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex:

[Estee Lauder's Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex]

This is  the old packaging, and it now comes in a much more innovative-looking pot, but I don't think there have been any changes to the formula. 

This particular pot contains an off-white, yellow-tinged gel textured substance that smells slightly pepperminty (pleasantly so), much like the serum does. 

A little goes a long way with this, and it sinks easily and comfortably into the skin. Despite its name, it can be used both morning and night, so it's not a situation in which you need to purchase a dedicated eye cream for the day on top of this. 

As far as functionality, it feels nice but in the 2 months I've been using it, I haven't seen any noticeable results from it. It's not a bad eye gel, but it may be more effective for prevention than anything else. 

Next up, we have the Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion. 

[Estee Lauder's Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion]

Unlike the Synchronized Complex, this comes with a pump which helps with the hygiene factor. It is also a cream-coloured cream, which makes it a full-on eye cream (yes, I'm doing this on purpose). 

As the name suggests, this has a serum infused into it, which sounds very exciting, and is the reason why the lady at the Estee Lauder counter told me not to use their serum on my eye area since they have a dedicated product. 

What's interesting is that this can be used on its own, or an eye cream can be further layered on top of it. It, too, sinks in flawlessly and feels nice enough, but again, here I have seen no difference in my eye area using both means of use. 

All in all, they are decent products, but they don't live up to anything close to my expectations for them. As such, I wouldn't really recommend them because there are better eye area products out there for far cheaper. 

If, however, you were insistent on one of them, I'd pick the Serum Infusion...simply because it's got an in-built serum and would be more effective. 


  1. ANR products have quite a mass following so I'm surprised by this verdict but you're right, competition is stiff with the number of great products out there now and pricing is also a key determining factor. I'm so bad with my eyes - really should devote some TLC to them starting with some good old fashioned ZZZZZZs.

    1. They do have a very dedicated following, and I do think a lot of it rides on how truly magical an elixir the serum is. Every drop is worth its weight in gold! That's precisely why I'm so disappointed in these. They're are not even above average, which saddens me greatly!
      I suspect lack of sleep is the primary source of both our problems, but ANR is meant to counter that, and so I have definitely tested that claim to both of these to no avail!

  2. I agree... I have the Advenced Night Repair Eye Cream and it hasnt done wonders even small one's for my eye's. And for the price tag it came with I expected a whole lot more... Sad to say they no longer hold a place in my heart like they did umpteen years ago.

    ShopGirl you're right.... a lot of our 'eye' issue could probably be solved with some sleep... if only I were one of those people who could fall into deep slumber without a thought in the world.. perhaps it's time to start blogging in the morning :P

    1. It's really sad. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels this way! Blogging in the morning doesn't work well for me. I'm more of a night owl, myself.

      What do you girls think? Shall we try blogging during the day for a week or so? :P