The short answer is: yes, you should absolutely be using a night cream. But what exactly are night creams and how do you know which one is right for you? To make things easy, we’ve broken it down for you.
Night creams sound like the perfect beauty product: apply them at night, reap the benefits while you sleep, and wake up with gorgeous skin. Some people believe that you don’t need to use a specific cream for night, but most night creams are richer and actually contain more concentrated ingredients than day creams, as well as ingredients that require minimal exposure to the sun. Think of a night cream as an overnight facial, helping your skin restore and repair itself while the rest of your body is resting and regenerating.
Now that you know exactly what a night cream is, here’s our guide to the best night cream for your skin type.
Dry: Athena Lab Hydration Therapy Night Cream – This cream delivers hydrating ingredients like sweet almond oil, argan oil and shea butter into the deepest layers of the skin to provide an intense hydration boost that lasts up to 72 hours. It also contains a blend of antioxidants and vitamins to reduce wrinkles and increase the skin’s elasticity for firmer, bouncier skin.
Oily: Exuviance Night Renewal HydraGel – Treat oily skin while sleeping with this light, gel-textured cream. A blend of alpha hydroxy acids and poly hydroxy acids minimize pores, decrease oiliness, and clear out dark spots, while glycerin softens and keeps your skin from getting too dry.
Combination: Lexli Aloe-Based Night Moisturizer – This night cream contains just a handful of ingredients making it perfect for sensitive skin. Its main ingredients are aloe vera, aloe extract, safflower oil and jojoba oil, which provide a light-textured moisture boost just where you need it.
Prevention: Derma E Vitalizing Night Cream with Tamanu and Pomegranate – A gentle moisturizer that works on all skin types, this cream is free from mineral oils and lanolin, so it won’t break you out. It also contains pomegranate, green tea and tamanu for an antioxidant boost that will keep your skin soft and glowing.
Mature: Lierac Lipofilling Night – This cream is packed with botanical extracts like lavender and marshmallow to boost skin volume, and nourishing oils like shea butter and sweet almond to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It’s the perfect choice for anyone who wants to wake up with more defined, younger looking features and skin.