Estee Lauder NEW Micro Cleansing Balm & Foam – Review



So one day I received one of the most beautiful package from a beauty brand. Look at those gorgeous Lavender boxed in a sturdy packaging, and inside it comes with Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, how could I not love looking at this? Then I start analyzing what are the two new items sent? They are the NEW Advanced Night Repair Balm and Advanced Night Repair Foam. Keep scrolling down if you want to know more 😉

Cleansing my make up is one ritual that I have never missed every single day. It’s very important to cleanse our skin as everyday our skin is faced with pollutant and damaging particles. Previously I was not too choosy in choosing my cleansing oil/balm/foam, but as I get older and my skin get drier, I want to make sure that the products I choose to cleanse my face does not only cleanse, but it also helps to maintain my skin’s moisture level. I have been using ANR Micro Cleansing Balm and Foam for the past few weeks, I’ve written down my experience on it in this post, enjoy reading it! 🙂

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Firstly let’s take a look at the ANR Balm,

Packaged in a simple jar with gold cap with Estee Lauder Logo.

My initial worry was that the balm would be too sticky and hard to remove when applied unto my face. But boy, I was wrong! Every evening once I come back from work / outside activity, I will use my dry fingers to pick up the product and spread it all over my hands. Then I would start massaging it onto my face especially on my cheek and brow area where I apply more make up. It feels so nice to have the product because it glides on smoothly and there’s no waxy feeling on my face. The scent was also very light – it is packed with ANR signature scent where it’s not too heavy. After massaging, I would rinse my face with water, and the balm would transfer into oil and it would dissolve with water. It’s so simple and very easy to clean! At some other time when I have thicker make up, I would wipe my face with wet cotton pad; in this way, I can make sure that my eye make up is cleaned and it gives me a very satisfied feeling to see my make up is being cleaned from my face.

Before using ANR Balm, I had previously tried two other brand of cleansing balm. But Estee Lauder ANR is very different from the other two brands I’ve tried. The scent is very light and the best part is it’s so easy to remove the balm from my face without waxy feeling. This is why I’ve been loving this a lot!


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Moving on to the the Foam, the new Estee Lauder ANR Micro Cleansing Foam works by Micro-Purifying, Micro-Revitalizing and Micro-Nourishing.

Micro-Purifying is the ability to cleanse away impurities in our skin, and it can also remove light weight make up. This would also be suitable for people with oily skin as it won’t clog pores. Micro-Revitalizing is the ability to leave the skin feeling soft and smooth, and also with the massage onto your skin, it will also helps our skin’s microcirculation. And lastly Micro-Nourishing is to maintain skin’s balance for a healthier skin look.

I use the ANR Micro Cleansing Foam after I wiped off my make up and eventually finished it with the foam. The foam feels rich and it’s suitable for my skin condition very well. My skin is usually very sensitive with drying cleansing foam that makes my skin feels tight. But this one, is very gentle on my skin. No heavy scent, and after I washed off my face, my skin feels nourished and well hydrated. But although it’s marketed as foam, it’s not that foamy. I tried to spread the foam all over my hands before applying it onto my face, but still it’s not as foamy. I am okay with this though, Foamy or not, more importantly it’s very gentle on my skin and my skin feels nourished.

 NEW Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm is retailing at $56, and NEW Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam retails at $52

Disclaimer: The products shown in this post is provided by Estee Lauder SG for my consideration. All my review is based on my own experience, honest and unbiased

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