12.23.2014
30
Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex II
0.5 fl. oz. for $58
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Community Rating (4)
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Last Updated:12.23.2014
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:Yes

This is the second incarnation of this silky eye "gel-cream", and as is typical for Lauder’s eye creams, this one (which doesn’t contain a single ingredient that would make it unique for the skin around the eyes) is loaded with beneficial ingredients for your skin. It has a beautifully silky texture and is fragrance-free. The problem is that Lauder continues to package this in a jar, which means that all of the antioxidants and other fragile yet beneficial ingredients in this wonderfully silky eye cream will become less potent with each use because once air gets in, the air-sensitive ingredients will begin to deteriorate. Of course, there’s also the hygiene issue that comes with dipping your fingers into a jar, which further degrades the contents. What a shame.

One more point: You have to wonder why, if this eye cream takes care of every eye-area concern, as Lauder claims, they continue to sell so many other eye creams (and gels and serums and on and on) claiming to do the same thing? If just one of them worked to vanquish dark circles, puffiness, dryness, and wrinkles, they wouldn’t need dozens more, right? Everyone could buy this, solve their eye-area concerns, and be happy. But that's not the case, which is why the curiosity over new products claiming to do the same thing continues.

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Claims

Now re-ignite the youthful light of your eyes with our most comprehensive anti-aging eye treatment ever. Proven to reduce the look of every key visible sign of eye aging: fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, dark circles, dryness and uneven skintone.

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, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract, 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.

Brand Overview

Estee Lauder At-A-Glance

The history of Estee Lauder goes back to 1946, when the woman who created the brand (and for whom it is named) began selling creams and lotions made by her chemist uncle. From its humble beginnings, Estee Lauder has grown to become a multibillion-dollar company whose products are sold all over the world and advertised in just about every fashion and women's lifestyle magazine available.

The biggest compliment we can pay to the venerable Estee Lauder line is that their moisturizers and serums can largely be described as state-of-the-art. Though fragrance is often intrusive, but when it comes to formulary excellence culminating in products that give skin what it needs to function optimally, they are tough to beat.

When it comes to makeup, by and large the brand also exceeds expectations. Though there are some under-performing products (you can read more about them in our individual reviews), Lauder has a number of excellent options, most notably its lip colors.

For more information about Estee Lauder, call (877) 311-3883 or visit www.esteelauder.com.

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Estee Lauder At-A-Glance

The history of Estee Lauder goes back to 1946, when the woman who created the brand (and for whom it is named) began selling creams and lotions made by her chemist uncle. From its humble beginnings, Estee Lauder has grown to become a multibillion-dollar company whose products are sold all over the world and advertised in just about every fashion and women's lifestyle magazine available.

The biggest compliment we can pay to the venerable Estee Lauder line is that their moisturizers and serums can largely be described as state-of-the-art. Though fragrance is often intrusive, but when it comes to formulary excellence culminating in products that give skin what it needs to function optimally, they are tough to beat.

When it comes to makeup, by and large the brand also exceeds expectations. Though there are some under-performing products (you can read more about them in our individual reviews), Lauder has a number of excellent options, most notably its lip colors.

For more information about Estee Lauder, call (877) 311-3883 or visit www.esteelauder.com.