The 12 Best Editor-Approved Night Creams

The term "beauty sleep" has never felt more appropriate.

In a world where your skincare staples are already so expensive, you might think night creams are an overly indulgent moisturizer that you don't really need. But you'd be wrong. The best night creams hydrate to the max, help battle fine lines and wrinkles, smooth skin, and reduce imperfections (think: redness and puffiness) while we snooze away. So which ones should you actually spend your hard-earned money on? Right this way…

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Kenzoki Cosmic Night Cream

The best product from Kenzo's skincare line so far is this Asian-inspired night cream that  has a light pillowy effect on your skin and a calming lotus scent to ease you into dreamland. It works on brightening and softening skin so you'll wake up feeling like an angel. 

$59

BUY IT: sephora.com.

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Murad Youth Renewal Night Cream

Just one of a trio of new retinol products from Murad—it joins an eye cream and a serum this light, creamy night cream is the answer to your uneven skin tone and aging woes. Crafted with firming agents and tri-active retinoids, it leaves a dewy finish that lingers on into the morning and visibly tighter skin. 

$82

BUY IT: murad.com.

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Chantecaille Jasmine and Lily Healing Mask

Yes, this is technically a face mask, but should you need a little extra skin TLC on long flights or sunburned skin, this soothing botanical formula is gentle enough to sleep in. Lily and chamomile are calming salves for inflammation, while the jasmine naturally boosts cellular turnover for an all-over skin makeover. 

$84

BUY IT: spacenk.com.

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Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Night Cream

Whenever this editor plans "treat yo self" days—think sheet masks, snacks, and rom-coms—she always swaps out her regular night cream to pat on this silky, indulgent Shiseido wrinkle fighter. It feels and smells heavenly and the hyaluronic acid in it ensures that you'll wake up with extra soft and supple skin. 

$60

BUY IT: sephora.com.

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Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Night

In pursuit of the perfect nighttime cream, Peter Thomas Roth assembled a small team of skin-enhancers from retinol to peptides and vitamins (gang's all here) that are well worth the splurge. The cream feels smooth and creamy without being too heavy, and it moisturizes and tightens up skin, while encouraging natural cellular turnover. 

$110

BUY IT: sephora.com.

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Verso Skincare Night Cream

If magically erasing crow's feet and fine lines is your goal, Verso's Skincare Night Cream is your Mr. Clean. It features Retinol 8—a vitamin A and retinol hybrid that's supposed to maximize skin-smoothing powers and be more forgiving on reactive, acne-prone skin. 

$100

BUY IT: sephora.com

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Palmer's Coco Butter Moisture Rich Night Cream

TFW always:  your night cream smells like cake batter. You'll love going to bed with this sweet scent near your nose and the mixture of retinol, peptides, and skin-softening cocoa butter will tackle your fine lines and wrinkles. 

$10

BUY IT: walmart.com

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Origins Night-a-Mins Renewal Cream

Skin experts say that antioxidant-enriched night creams are the most effective for reducing redness and dry skin, which might be why people flip for Origin's creamy mineral formula that's stacked with vitamins and oils. 

$52

BUY IT: sephora.com.

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KORRES Greek Yoghurt Sleeping Facial

If you prefer face masks that you can sleep in, try swapping out your regular night cream for Korres' luxurious weightless "facial in a jar." It's like a Chobani for your face, equipped with proteins to restore glow and moisture to super-dry skin.

$45

BUY IT: sephora.com.

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Kate Somerville Retasphere 2-in-1 Night Cream

This wrinkle-busting night cream is specifically designed for aging skin since it targets sagging and fine lines with a double header of retinol and moisturizing hyaluronic acid. But it's never too early to start on protective skincare if you're still a PYT, so add this to your early defense regime. 

$85

BUY IT: sephora.com

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Farmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm

Beauty editors love this Farmacy night balm for its blend of natural ingredients that are perfect for sensitive skin that can't handle a heavy retinol. Ingredients like echinacea help to promote collagen production, while natural oils help to hydrate and soften skin. 

$48

BUY IT: sephora.com

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Avène TriAcnéal NIGHT Smoothing Lotion

When you're already prone to breakouts, the last thing you want to do is slather anything heavy on your oily skin before bed. Here's a specialized clarifying night cream that feels light but gives much needed R&R to damaged skin: it's suited to treat wrinkles, exfoliate dry skin, and minimize the appearance of acne scars. 

$60

BUY IT: aveneusa.com

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