Serum: The Bestselling Top 3 (September 2012)

65 Top Selling Products Compared from 7 Retailers 

1. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex
$55 (1oz), $84 (1.7oz), $140 (3.4oz)
Cult-like status since 1982; InStyle Best Beauty Buys – Best Serum (2010-2012)

2. Lancome Visonnaire Advanced Skin Corrector $85 (1oz), $105 (1.7oz)
2012 Marie Claire Prix d’Excellence Beauty Award Winner; Kate Middleton’s staple item!

3. Lancome Genefique Youth Activating Concentrate $60 (0.7oz), $80 (1oz), $100 (1.oz), $130 (2.5oz)

2010 CEW Beauty Insider’s Choice Award Winner

 

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Serum: The Ultimate Top 3 (August 2012)

Loved by Kate Middleton! Tons of Japanese magazine awards.
2012 Marie Claire Prix d’Excellence Beauty Award Winner

Ranked #2. La Mer Regenerating Serum $260 (1oz)
Concentrated elixir infused with numerous anti-oxidants and Miracle Broth

Ranked #3. Lancome Genefique Youth Activating Concentrate 
$60 (0.7oz), $80 (1oz), $100 (1.7oz), $130 (2.5oz)

2010 CEW Beauty Insider’s Choice Award Winner
Tie with Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

*Surveyed products from 7 retail websites in July, 2012.

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Serum: The Ultimate Top 3 (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.

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Serum: The Ultimate Top 3 (June 2012)

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.