Estee Lauder takes our night-time skincare ritual to the next higher level with its cult-status Advanced Night Repair, and complements it with 2 new cleansers to perfectly prep skin for the evening regimen – Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm and Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam.
In order for skin to fully absorb all the wonderful skincare treats and to effectively repair itself while we sleep, it is important to first thoroughly cleanse and remove the day’s dirt and grime. Impurities and pollutants accumulate on our skin throughout the day, and can damage the skin’s natural delicate balance. This is why, I’ve always been an advocate of double cleansing. However, finding the perfect cleanser is paramount so as to gently lift away the unwanted particles without stripping skin of its natural moisture.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm is a souffle-light balm that is meant to be massaged over dry skin. This has the lightest, airiest texture of all the cleansing balms that I have ever tried, and it transforms instantly into a silky oil upon contact with skin to dissolve all the makeup. After working it into the skin, add a bit of water and the combination emulsifies to lift the impurities up to be rinsed off easily. It also works over the eyes, and is about the only cleansing balm that I would ever consider using on the eye area as it is so gentle and does not require much work to integrate with the skin. Afterwards, skin feels soft and supple, and the balm rinses off completely without leaving an oily film behind.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm contains Safflower Seed Oil to soften skin and leave it feeling smooth. Lady’s Thistle Extract and Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract are both great antioxidants, and help to counteract the aging effects of free radicals and the damaging effects of UV.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam is a lightweight, milky emulsion that feels both hydrating and soothing while it acts as a double cleanse to ensure all the day’s debris has been thoroughly removed. It emulsifies with water, but does not lather up a rich foam. Regardless, when used in combination with the Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm above, my skin is perfectly cleansed and when I sweep on a toner afterwards with a cotton pad, it comes away clear showing no leftover remnants. At the same time, this cleansing foam is so respectful of my skin, that I feel perfectly comfortable and there is no tight nor stinging sensation at all.
The most notable feature of this cleansing foam is the absence of any harsh sulfates. Instead, there are loads of skin-loving ingredients such as Watermelon Fruit Extract, Lentil Fruit Extract and Apple Fruit Extract which are all powerful antioxidants with skin softening and repairing properties.
To further enhance the night-time ritual, Estee Lauder has infused both the Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm and Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam with lavender and chamomile to calm the senses and help unwind.
If you love a good cleansing balm, I definitely recommend that you check out Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm as it has a beautiful texture and is simply a pleasure to use. The Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam is a good follow-on choice for dual-cleansing, and no matter how dry or dehydrated your skin is, you don’t have to worry about excessively stripping your skin of moisture. Both are available now at all Estee Lauder counters, and retail for SGD56 (70ml) and SGD52 (100ml) respectively.
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