Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Repair serum has always been a go-to skincare product that tackles visible signs of ageing. Certainly, this lightweight miracle stood the test of time with a scientific-backed formula. Never one to rest on laurels, the makers behind the repair serum constantly upgrade to equip it with more beneficial ingredients and properties to delay imperfections.
Its current iteration, Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex, contains the patent-pending breakthrough Chronolux™ Power Signal Technology which speeds up skin's natural repair processes and increases the production of collagen for firmer skin. Credit definitely goes to this unprecedented discovery in the scientific field of Epigenetics involving research and experimenting.
In addition to aid skin's repair network for purification and cell renewal, Chronolux™ Power Signal Technology supports the natural synchronisation of skin renewal processes and rhythm of repair and protection.
We caught with Dr Nadine Pernodet, Vice President, Global Research & Development—Skin Biology & Bioactives at The Estée Lauder Companies to drill down on Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex's potency and leveraging both science and nature.
ESQ: What are some common misconceptions on night time skincare routines?
Dr Nadine Pernodet: It is important to understand that skin has a natural rhythm and that its functions are very different during daytime versus nighttime. At night, the skin's natural repair process peaks. This is when skin naturally repairs the damage from the day's exposure to the environment and therefore the perfect time to use a repair serum.
During nighttime, skin also naturally loses moisture, therefore it is critical to include hydrating products in a nighttime skincare routine. Advanced Night Repair has concentrated levels of Hyaluronic Acid to help lock in skin's moisture while we're sleeping
When it comes to applying products during a nighttime skincare routine, serum is always first. Serums are thinner, easily-absorbed with concentrated actives, and should be applied before a moisturizer to penetrate easily into the skin.
ESQ: Describe the effective steps to apply the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum.
Dr Nadine Pernodet: Apply one dropper on clean skin as the first step in your morning and evening skincare routine.
ESQ: Is this overnight treatment suitable for men as skin types vary between gender and age? Does clinical testing include men too?
Dr Nadine Pernodet: We are working on biological pathways that are true for everyone's skin, and everyone needs the skincare benefits provided by the new Advanced Night Repair, including 72-hour hydration and 8-hour antioxidant protection. We also conducted consumer testing on men in China for the new formula and the results were extremely positive—they really loved the product.
ESQ: What should we avoid when using the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum?
Dr Nadine Pernodet: Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex is the very first product you should apply after cleansing and toning each evening and morning. As a serum, it is designed to be layered under other products as such your milky lotion and moisturizer and is safe to layer under other treatments. Of course, if you have any specific pre-existing skin conditions of concern, we recommend consulting your doctor or dermatologist before trying it.
ESQ: How do we know whether our skin needs Advanced Night Repair Serum, especially in a humid environment like Singapore? Is it advisable to use them on constant intervals like twice to thrice a week or when our skin feels dry and stressed?
Dr Nadine Pernodet: Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex helps has a light texture, which is very suitable in any climate, even with high humidity. Beyond hydration, this serum helps skin to repair from daily damage and protect, therefore it should be used every day for best results. It provides multiple benefits including radiance, firming, pore minimizing, and 8-hour anti-oxidant protection.
All year-round, and even during extreme seasonal changes, Advanced Night Repair can be your go-to serum to use daily both morning and night. For those moments when the skin is feeling more stressed than usual, or in need of a reset, our Advanced Night Repair Intense Reset Concentrate is great as a timed-treatment to layer with your repair serum to help rescue and reset the skin.
ESQ: Is the breakthrough Chronolux™ Power Signal Technology developed from both science and nature? Does it fall into the synthetic category?
Dr Nadine Pernodet: Chronolux™ Power Signal Technology was specifically developed based on Estée Lauder's scientific research on circadian rhythm and the latest scientific discovery on the role of micro-signalling molecules for skin benefits. Carefully selected and tested for their efficacy, the technology is comprised of natural ingredients, a ferment, a plant extract, and an exclusive synthetic peptide.
ESQ: Why is there a need to constantly research and update the Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex formula?
Dr Nadine Pernodet: As leaders in skincare research with over 38 years in nighttime skin repair and serum expertise, Estée Lauder is committed to always bringing the most advanced skincare technology to people around the world for the best performance.
The research for Advanced Night Repair never stops. We only make the decision to upgrade such an iconic formula when we have major new innovative research, inspiring important new benefits for our consumers. The new formula has everything people love about Advanced Night Repair—and now it is even better.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex is available from SGD130 for 30ml at all Estée Lauder counters and Sephora islandwide.