Beauty sleep is no myth - and Estée Lauder has done the research to prove it...
Why do we (well, most of us) look so rubbish when we don't get enough sleep? It's not coincidental, you know. There is a scientific reason why lack of sleep shows on your face - and Estée Lauder has found out exactly what it is.
The good news is, now their researchers have identified how and when catabolysis - the natural purification process through cells in your body - takes place, they have also developed an effective serum that helps give it a boost. Hello, new Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II. More about that below.
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Meanwhile, it turns out that 'getting your beauty sleep' is no myth - having a good night's sleep really does show in your complexion, especially as you get older.
The first few hours of sleep - when you are in deep-sleep mode - is the time when catabolysis is most active. Which explains why, when you're young, you can still look good on just a couple of hours in bed: catabolysis has taken place, your cells have renewed and your complexion is revived. You might still feel tired, but you won't look it.
But as you age, the process of catabolysis naturally slows down, so your cells are not renewing themselves as effectively. This is when you need extra help.
Dermatologists at the Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, carried out a series of tests on good and poor sleepers ('poor' means habitually five hours or less sleep a night; 'good' means seven or more hours every night), and found that those who got more sleep suffered lower levels of moisture loss from their skin and were better able to recover from exposure to the sun.
The good sleepers also had a better perception of how they looked - they felt more satisfied with their looks and rated themselves as younger and healthier than their sleep-starved counterparts.
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Estée Lauder's new Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II is an updated, improved version of their iconic Night Repair serum, which contains all the formulae of the original product with added benefits to help skin's the natural nightly renewal process.
It's recommended for skins of every ethnicity, and contains Estée Lauder's exclusive Catabolysis and ChronoluxCB Technologies. These re-kickstart the catabolysis process within your skin, and ensure it happens at the right time (during those first few hours of deep sleep) for maximum benefit.
The result? Signs of aging are reduced, your skin is strengthened to help prevent further damage, it feels smoother and more hydrated, and looks more translucent and toned.
As Estée Lauder puts it, 'This is the one product that no skin can live without.'
Find out more about Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
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