Loved by Kate Middleton! Tons of Japanese magazine awards.
2012 Marie Claire Prix d’Excellence Beauty Award Winner
*Surveyed products from 7 retail websites in July, 2012.
1. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair $52 (1oz), $80 (1.7oz), $130 (3.4oz)
Cult-like status since 1982. InStyle Best Beauty Buys: Best Serum 2010 & 2011.
2. Lancome Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector $84 (1oz), $105 (1.7oz)
“An astonishing treatment–the pearly rose finish brightens the complexion instantly, and the LR 2412 helps you say ciao to wrinkles, spots, and all other signs of aging.” - Marie Claire Prix D’Excellence 2012: International Winner.
3. La Mer The Concentrate $275 (1oz), $375 (1.7oz)
Neiman Marcus Beauty Award Finalist 2012. Contains Miracle Broth, the famous seaborne elixir claiming to improve scarring, redness and irritation post surgery.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair $52 (1 oz), $80 (1.7oz), $130 (3.4oz)
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate $44 (1oz), $68 (1.7oz)
Lancome Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate $60 (0.7oz), $80 (1oz), $100 (1.7oz)
Alright, I will confess I have only tried one of the three.
I believe Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair is a staple item for many of us. It gives our skincare routine a boost, allowing us to wake up in the morning and see a supple face in the mirror. I’m curious about the other two serums and will try after I finish my current inventory.
Update (6/11): I went to LA for a brief trip last week, and luckily found a Midnight Recovery Sample that I had stocked in my travel bag. After flying, my skin is usually very dry and unfortunately get a tired look just as I reach the destination. I started using the sample with a lot of hope since this is selling so well. The serum is clear, thick and free of fragrance. I used half of the sample and it was more than enough for my entire face. When I woke up in the morning, I found my face brightened and refreshed. This was like finding a treasure. On the second night, I decided to skip my toner and just use Midnight Recovery serum along with my eye and facial cream. My personal experience is that during summer, you can probably just use the serum as a toner. It works wonders! Another keeper on my list.