21/04/2024 5:35 PM


The Queen Of Beauty

Snap up this half price Estee Lauder advanced night repair serum gift set

<p>You’ll be getting £99 worth of products for just £35</p> (The Independent/iStock)

You’ll be getting £99 worth of products for just £35

(The Independent/iStock)

With less than two weeks to go until Black Friday 2020, retailers are launching their pre-sale deals thick and fast.

Since Amazon began its early bird sale a whole month ahead of the event, a new precedent has been set this year as big-name retailers including Currys PC World, John Lewis, Very and AO have all started their deals earlier than ever.

We’ve already seen impressive discounts on big-ticket items including Apple AirPods, the Nintendo Switch and KitchenAids

Aside from tech, home appliances, kids’ toys and fashion, beauty brands and retailers have stepped up this year too, launching early sales that you won’t want to miss.

British department store Debenhams has launched its early Black Friday sale today, with 14 days of online deals across fashion, beauty, homewares and electricals, with many discounts being as high as 50 per cent off.

You can’t go wrong with a gift set at Christmas, and we’ve found a brilliant deal that every beauty lover will love. Read on for everything you need to know about the discount on Estee Lauder’s serum set, plus a review of the product itself.

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Estee Lauder limited edition repair renew hydrate advanced night repair serum gift set: Was £70, now £35 – Buy now

Estee Lauder
Estee Lauder

The term “cult status” gets thrown around a lot in the beauty sphere, but as one bottle of this Estee Lauder serum gets sold every 10 minutes worldwide, it’s safe to say it has earned the title.

An anti-ageing hero, advanced night repair works overnight while your skin’s natural recovery processes are at its peak, and claims to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while brightening and evening skin tone.

This set features a full size bottle of the serum, alongside four travel minis. While contents inside is worth £99, the set is currently half price, down from £70 to £35, an absolute steal.

The coveted serum has recently been reformulated, with new weighty packaging and ingredients. In our review comparing both formulas, our tester explained just how popular the classic formula is: “Its instantly recognisable brown jar graces the dressing tables of generations: grandmothers, mothers, daughters. Its success has inspired a whole advanced night repair range of oils and eye creams too.”

So which formula won us over? Our reviewer noted that there wasn’t a huge difference between old and new, but the latest version won by a small margin. They said: “After two weeks’ use, we couldn’t see a great difference between the two halves of our face.

“The only slight variance was that the right side, which took the new formula, felt a little firmer along the jawline and around the mouth, and held the springiness of hydration for an hour or two longer. The brand touted added firmness as one of the new improvements to the formula, so we were pleased to see this play out in our testing, albeit in a small way.”

Our reviewer was quite pleased to see that the formula hadn’t been tinkered with too much, given how popular it is: “The previous version was already so good it would be hard to improve upon, and the changes – in packaging, and in improving firmness and elasticity – while small are still improvements and nothing has been lost. Is this a radical reformulation? No. But is it still worth the hype? Absolutely.”

This set would make the perfect Christmas gift for your mum, best friend or yourself (no judgement here). Snap it up before it sells out.

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