Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair is a bestseller for a reason (or several, really). Found in the bathroom cabinets of every beauty buff worth their salt since it launched in 1982, the nighttime serum has been heralded as a ‘category leader’ by YOU beauty director Edwina Ings-Chambers for its ability to reduce the multiple signs of ageing caused by the ‘environmental assaults of modern life’.
However, at £60 for 30ml, £82 for 50ml and £105 for 75ml, it’s not the cheapest addition to make to your skincare routine. If you’re on more of a budget, a product like this can seem unattainable. However, budget needn’t mean missing out on those miracle-working formulas, as proven by Korean beauty brand Missha and their Time Revolution Night Repair Probio Ampoule, a more affordable rival to EL’s pricey counterpart.
Priced at £34 for 50ml (that’s already more affordable than even the 30ml bottle of ANR), this Advanced Night Repair dupe serum is incredibly similar in texture and is also designed to be used as part of your evening skincare routine, working hard overnight during the skin’s recovery time to improve elasticity and reduce signs of ageing.
Missha promises that their powerful formula will encourage a dewy and clear complexion, while being sensitive enough to be used even on acne-prone skin. Now in its 4th generation of formula (Missha don’t rest on their laurels), it contains over 50 per cent Bifida Ferment Lysate, a fermented yeast that works to protect your skin that’s also found in large quantities in Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair.
In fact, the ingredients list of the Time Revolution Night Repair is very similar to that of the Advanced Night Repair, and there are actually some instances where the Missha serum outshine’s Estee Lauder’s: for example, water isn’t the top ingredient in Missha’s (it is in EL’s) and it contains more natural beneficial extracts, too.
And the online reviews of this Advanced Night Repair dupe back this up, too: ‘Really good skin conditioning product. I use it nighttime and when I wake up in the morning my skin is soothed, tone is evened out, breakouts seem to be appearing less and heal faster. I will definitely repurchase again. Can’t believe I have not discovered this gem sooner!’ said one satisfied customer.
Another Missha convert said: ‘I purchased this for the first time after receiving a free sample. It left my skin feeling amazing. Hydrating, doesn’t leave your face oily and absorbs quickly leaving you with a fresh looking face. As part of my night time regime, I couldn’t be more happier with this purchase, already have added to my basket for my next purchase.’