Why you need it
This superstar serum suits all skin types (it’s oil-free), and contains the perfect cocktail of antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, pollution protection and hydration, to list just a few of its many attributes. And it’s smart – Advanced Night Repair works with your circadian rhythm (the body’s internal clock) to help the skin’s nightly clear-out of toxic debris and its renewal of fresh cells.
How to use it
Basically, however you want – it works for both day and night (yes, the name is confusing), and slots in perfectly under a favorite cream. In fact, this is the original skin serum, created 36 years ago, long before we even knew what a serum was. Having evolved and been updated numerous times, it has now become a staple of every beauty addict’s skincare wardrobe because of its versatility. Use it under makeup, mixed into makeup and even on top of it to revive a dull, end-of-day complexion (dot it under dry eyes, then spread a few drops over your palms and gently press them into skin). It is also a great remedy for soothing sunburn – keep it chilled in the hotel mini bar to slather on after a day at the beach. Plus, in its many variations – including an oil, serum, foil mask, capsules, eye mask, eye cream, eye serum – you can choose the one that works best for you.
The expert tip
The ANR Powerfoil Mask is excellent and a budding Instagram star in its own right (see the feeds of Victoria Beckham, Eva Mendes and Carolyn Murphy), but for a quick and easy alternative, layer up the serum generously at night: apply two-to-three times what you would normally use, and leave it to work its magic while you sleep. Expect velvety-soft, dewy skin by morning.