10 Best Night Creams For Every Budget
If all you do is splash some water on your face before heading to bed—or on an ambitious night, rub on some random, face cream you forgot you had—you're doing your skin a major disservice. Bedtime is the ideal time to use complexion-improving products because your skin is protected from harsh temperatures, pollution, and UV rays while you're sleeping, explains New York City dermatologist Cheryl Karcher, MD. In turn, this allows the ingredients to repair your skin more efficiently. But that doesn't mean you should just slather on a second round of whatever you're using in the morning. Unlike daytime products, night creams contain high concentrations of ingredients like retinol and salicylic acid that diminish the appearance of fine lines and blemishes but are too harsh to use before venturing out into the sunshine.
Whether you want to keep breakouts at bay or fight fine lines—or both—there's a night cream that can help you achieve your ideal complexion, no matter how tight your beauty budget may be. Here, ranked from most affordable to most luxurious, nine of our all-time favorite products.
L'Oreal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Night Cream
As we age, new skin cells (which are generated at the bottom of the epidermis) take longer to reach the surface of the skin. As a result, skin starts to appear duller. The lipo hydroxy acid in L'Oreal's nighttime cream speeds cell renewal while you sleep by exfoliating dead cells on the top of the skin. An antioxidant called natecium DHC (extracted from bitter orange peels) also helps repair the damage caused by UV rays and pollution.
Before using your night cream, try this avocado face mask:
RoC Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Restoring Night Cream
This thick but quick absorbing cream helps repair damage like brown spots and wrinkles caused by sun exposure and pollution. It also helps protect collagen and elastin, which can help ward off future signs of aging.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Nighttime Miracle Moisturizer
This shea butter formula transforms chapped, irritated cheeks into supple, glowing canvases for your prettiest blush. The vitamin E helps protect against free radical damage, and a dose of salicylic acid helps keep breakouts at bay. Our favorite part, though, is the enticing lavender scent, which quickly puts your brain in sleepytime mode.
Farmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm
This budget-friendly cream is strong enough to help fight acne flare-ups, yet gentle enough to be a fan favorite among those with sensitive skin. Farmacy’s top-selling product also contains natural oils to hydrate dry skin and a combination of echinacea and cichoric acid, which work together to promote collagen production.
Philosophy Miracle Worker Overnight
"Peptides help stimulate collagen and elastin, two things you need for plumper, firmer skin," explains Karcher, and this cream is loaded with them—specifically in the form of lemon and apple extracts. Vitamin C goes to work on stubborn dark spots, while the super hydrating cream locks in moisture 'til morning.
Korres Black Pine Firming, Lifting & Antiwrinkle Night Cream
OK, so connective tissue isn't the sexiest of skin-care topics. But it plays an important role in your skin's elasticity, resilience, and hydration. The antioxidant properties of hardy black pine (which survive in even the harshest climates) can help speed your skin's connective tissue renewal (which begin to drag as we age), helping your skin appear younger.
Dermalogica Pure Night
This overnight treatment helps control melanin production, making it ideal for those who want to eliminate the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots. A combination of raspberry and cranberry seed oils also works to restore your lipid barrier, the all-important layer that traps hydration in.
Jurlique Nutri-Define Rejuvenating Overnight Cream
If nothing seems to penetrate your dehydrated skin, try this buttery mix of olive fruit and jojoba oils. They're combined with a blend of antioxidant-rich rosemary leaf extract, revitalizing peppermint leaf extract, and glycogen, ingredients that will help your face appear firmer. (For more ways to keep your skin looking young, don’t miss these rules for younger skin after 40.)
Naturopathica Argan & Retinol Wrinkle Repair Night Cream
Retinol, a prescription-grade derivative of vitamin A, is one of the few proven ingredients to reduce wrinkles and repair your skin. "You usually have to wear serious SPF when you’re using a retinol cream," explains Karcher, "but since you're not exposed to the sun while you sleep, overnight is the perfect time to apply retinol." This organic cream features a tri-retinol blend and a powerful peptide for prescription-worthy results. (For more expert-backed skin advice, read up on these 16 skin care tips derms follow themselves.)
Clarins Super Restorative Night Wear
Designed specifically for skin that's been weakened by the oh-so-fun hormonal changes that happen around menopause, this cream targets fibroblasts—the cells that help skin maintain a youthful appearance. It delivers an extract sustainably harvested from trees in Madagascar that reportedly pumps new life into the flagging fibroblasts, firming up the skin and lessening the appearance of wrinkles. Age spots also get the botanical treatment with Montpellier rock-rose extract.
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