Because of the REACH Regulation, it has not always been that easy to understand how a cosmetic brand could be classified cruelty-free or not !? As a reader, just for you to understand how I got to buy a product from Estée Lauder please check that blog post where I explain how the regulation about test on animals functions here in Europe (please click here).
To make it short, European Commission has banned tests on animals from the raw material to the finished product.
Taking this assumption as a fact, I was buying some products to take good care of my skin. Using luxurious and, or, natural products, regardless of knowing if that brand was cruelty-free or not. This is how, more than a year ago, I get to buy the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair.
It is a fantastic product. In the sense that it does repair the skin. For me, I would say that it tackles the luminosity of my skin and my pores are more refined. Also a small amount of product is enough to get effective results.
Being such a great product, it is hard to be replaced, but not impossible. And I would say that the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil can be comparable, to some extend.
The first time I used it, the smell reminded me the Estée Lauder Advanced Night repair. And then, the day after I could see that my skin was getting almost the same results in term of luminosity. The more I was using it the more I could see the redness of my skin was diminishing, and this is exactly one of the main purpose of that product (see the description by clicking here).
Regarding the composition of the ingredients, as I am not an expert I prefer to give you the list of ingredients and also to invite you to read a blogpost done by Caroline Hirons on the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Oil (please click here).
Here they are for the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair:
Water, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Methyl Gluceth-20, PEG-75, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Cola Acuminata (Kola) Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Algin, Pantethine, Caffeine, Lectithin, Tripeptide-32, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium RNA, Bisabolol, Glycereth-26, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Caprylyl Glycol, Lactobacillus Ferment, Oleth-3, Oleth-5, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile), Yeast Extract, Choleth-24, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ceteth-24, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Hexylene Glycol, Carbonmer, Triethanolamine, Trisodium EDTA, BHT, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Red 4, Yellow 5.
And the ones of the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Oil:
Persea Gratissima (Extra Virgin, Cold Pressed Avocado) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Organic, Cold Pressed Concord Grape) Seed Oil, Rubus Fruticosus (Cold Pressed Blackberry) Seed Oil, Salvia Hispanica (Cold Pressed Chia) Oil, Dimethyl Isosorbide (And) Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Chamomila Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Tanacetum Annuum (Blue Tansy) Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (English Chamomile) Oil, Eriocephalus Punctualatus (Cape Chamomile) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Neroli) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Blood Orange) Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower (Ylang Ylang) Oil, Vetivera Zizanoides (Vetiver) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (And) Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, CI 61565 (Green 6), CI 60725 (Violet 2).
To conclude this blogpost, I would say that I was happy to be able to test out the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Oil to give a honest comparison from a consumer point of view (as I am NOT an expert) with the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair. This is an excellent product to fight the redness of the skin and to give luminosity, however I will not buy it again as I would like to have more “clean” products in my skincare cabinet and also because of the price tag which seems to not be justified according to what I have read about.
As always, thank you for reading, and tell me what you think of that product if you have tested it.
PS: Here is my Night time Routine in which you can see how I prep my skin to use the Luna Oil: