Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair serum is a cult favourite for too many reasons to count. The potent product promises to maintain the youth of its user’s skin by erasing fine lines and renewing your complexion at a cellular level with the presence of fermented lactobacillus and peptides, both of which also defend against aggressors that agitate visible ageing.

The beloved serum is fragrance-free and packed with plant-based antioxidants to fortify your skin’s barrier, as it doubles down on hydration. While the name itself labels the serum as a nighttime product, the Advanced Night Repair is anything but. The versatile multitasker can be used in a variety of other ways beyond just patting it onto your skin at night.

Here are some nifty hacks to make the most out of your Advanced Night Repair serum.

The Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair is available at Sephora and all Estée Lauder boutiques.

Mix it with your foundation for smoother application

Foundation is essential to most daily makeup routines, but it is not the most forgiving product, especially for those with parched skin. A key tip to mitigate that is to mix two drops of Advanced Night Repair serum with your foundation of choice. Doing so adds hydrating properties to your foundation, which allows your base to last longer and not cake as the day wears on. No matter your skin type, this is also a good option to enhance your foundation with a dash of dewiness.

Nourish your cuticles

Your cuticles are a part of your skin too, and they deserve some TLC. There’s no better way to nourish them than using some Advanced Night Repair as a cuticle oil. This can ease peeling issues, and keep your cuticles strong, hardy and resistant to damage at your next manicure.

Use it as a subtle highlighter

As mentioned earlier, the Advanced Night Repair can impart dewiness to the skin. Make the most out of that by using it as a highlighter on the high points of your face for a subtle, fresh glow. Dab some on the tips of your cheekbones, temples, upper lip, chin, and nose bridge, then watch as you look instantly refreshed. Plus point, you’re also giving your skin an extra treat with more serum.

Apply before concealer for hydrated under eye areas all day

The under eyes are a problem area for many. They are often either too dry or too oily and prone to caking, as well as settling into your fine lines. Circumvent that by using the Advanced Night Repair as a primer of sorts. Pat some on with your ring fingers before you apply your concealer, and watch how the area remains hydrated throughout the day. The serum also has a slightly tacky texture that helps your concealer stay on in all the right places. Say bye to creasing.

Keep your eyebrows in place

This tackiness in texture can also be adapted as an eyebrow gel to help tame unruly hairs and keep your brow styling products on for longer. Add a couple drops to your hand, and swipe a clean spoolie through the liquid. If you prefer using brow pencils, comb the serum onto your brows after drawing them on. However, those who use pomades and powders should run the serum through the eyebrows beforehand, as the texture will help these products cling to finer hairs.

Beatrice Bowers
Features Editor
Beatrice Bowers writes about beauty, drinks, and other nice things. When not bound to her keyboard, she moonlights as a Niffler for novels and can be found en route to bankruptcy at your nearest bookstore. Don't tell her boss.