I’ve been a little burnt out on blogging lately, but it’s discoveries like the one I just made with these two products that remind me why I continue to do this. It’s such a rarity when I stumble upon a product that is cheaper and works better than its higher priced competitor. Forgive me if I’m a little long winded because I don’t want to miss anything in this post.
First off, my relationship with Estée Lauder’s product- ANR. I (briefly) worked at an Estée Lauder counter. I had never tried the products in my life, and had only heard of them. Quite honestly, I still don’t know everything there is to know about their products. They are very similar to Clinique. But one product that they are VERY well known for is their Advanced Night Repair.
The benefits to using ANR are to repair past visible damage and help protect the skin’s future (according to their website). The way it feels going on is like an ultra thin runny liquid. Almost everyone who tries this for the first time is taken aback by the texture. How is something so runny going to help my skin look glowy and fabulous? The key is you have to “lock it in” with a moisturizer. For some reason, that’s not in the instructions on their website, but it was part of my training, so I know it to be true.
The reason I love ANR so much is when you use it, even after just one use, you wake up with skin that looks refreshed, glowing, hydrated, plumped out (as in your fine lines basically disappear or dramatically decrease in how obvious they look). If you use it every night for an extended period of time you may not even need to use foundation. This is some serious stuff. I’m not joking when I say that you try this, and you can’t imagine your skin without it. Except the price tag…
1 oz= $55
1.7 oz= $84
3.4 oz= $140
The prices on this are such a major bummer. During EL’s gift with purchase, I hoard the little sample bottles of this. I try to apply once every 3-4 days to get it to stretch out as long as possible. The part that stinks about skimping out is yes, you get to conserve it, but your skin doesn’t receive as many benefits as it would if you could afford to apply it daily. You’re paying an arm and a leg for something that doesn’t get to do it’s complete job if you don’t apply it daily. Enter, Reviva Labs.