Fast fact: Your skin does most of its repairing and restoring while you sleep. (That's why they call it beauty sleep.) Hence, the best time to treat all of your dry, sensitive, oily, aging, and acne-prone skin issues is not, in fact, in the morning when you're running late for work, but at night, when you can pile on an ingredient-rich night cream, fall asleep, and let your body do its thing undisturbed.
To help you find the perfect formula for your face, Team MC outlined the 20 best night creams for every single skin issue, below. Find your new favorite, and get slathering—you'll thank us in the morning.
This bouncy, whipped texture will make you want to slather this all over your skin. And you can with the reassurance that you won't wake up with it all over your pillow thanks to its transfer-resistant texture. It's made with a rest and restore technology which will smooth fine lines, hydrate dry patches, and more overnight.
Real-life issues like pollution, UV exposure, environmental stressors, and so on cause our skin to age faster than we'd like, which is why it's essential for you to try at least one high-powered moisturizer in your life to see what all the hype is about. This moisturizer is no joke when it comes to extending the life of your skin's cells and advancing its natural repair process. Basically, it's youth in a shiny jar...and it's calling your name.
We underestimate how much we put our skin through on a day-to-day basis. Simply stepping outside is putting our skin through hell. When your face feels way too over-exposed to environmental stressors, slather this lightweight, lotus plant-filled moisturizer all over for ultimate restoration. You'll wake up with rested skin.
If you've always dreamed of posting one of those I-woke-up-like-this selfies on Instagram, you need this nighttime glow booster. You'll wake up with the dewy skin of your dreams thanks to the botanical oils that have melted and marinated into your skin overnight. Thank me later.
We all *aim* for eight hours of sleep every night, but, you know, life happens. This sleeping cream will give your sleep-deprived skin a shot of moisture, peptides, and apple and celery extract to reverse signs of fine lines and boost your moisture levels.
I promise you'll be able to skip out on a few facials (hence the price tag) if you invest in this nighttime moisturizer. It's made with the purest dose of lavender oil to activate your lymphatic vessels overnight and glycylglycine, which tightens pores. The brand recommends applying this on five areas of your face to make sure no areas of your skin are left behind.
Trust, you'll get your money's worth with this multivitamin-packed moisturizer. Its impressive ingredient list of multivitamins B, C, E and P, coupled with Carnosine, which is a cell-boosting peptide will keep your skin looking forever young.
This firming night cream will give your skin the tightest hug—the kind of hug you don't want to let go of. It's formulated with fruit acids and natural peptides, which leaves skin lifted, plump, and well-fed with moisture. Plus, this moisturizer is 100-percent vegan and safe to use on the most sensitive skin types.
Get acquainted with alguronic acid: an under-the-radar natural ingredient that speeds up your skin's cell turnover rate. This will essentially revive your complexion overnight with time and give you supple, firm, smooth skin.
Waking up with tight, scaly skin should be a damn crime. If your skin can't seem to retain moisturizer overnight no matter how elaborate your nighttime routine is, try this ultra-hydrating blend of hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and allantoin. This triple threat helps bind water to your skin's natural lipid barrier for hours on end.
Talk about a facial in a bottle...meet RéVive's nighttime retexturizer. Its star ingredient, glycolic acid, works overtime into the wee hours of the night to gently exfoliate, hydrate, and smooth dull and aging skin. In the morning, you won't have to wonder where you got a glow from—it's all thanks to this hardworking cream.
Listen up, don't let acids scare you away. If (...emphasis on if) your skin can tolerate an effective combination of lactic acid, malic acid, alpha hydroxy acids, and glycolic acid, this will become your new secret weapon. Apply a generous layer of this on your skin before bed to reverse early signs of aging and retexturize rough or dry patches with a soft veil of moisture.
Superfruits might sound mild and safe, but they can do a helluva lot for skin. This moon fruit moisturizer is practically magic in a bottle. using the superpowers of prickly pear, goji berry and red raspberry seeds to replenish aging skin with nutrients and improve the texture overtime.
You want something that's going to work with your skin, not against it. Push harsh moisturizers aside and try this natural alternative instead, which uses a bioadaptive botanical blend and squalane, shea butter, and evening primrose to work in harmony with your skin's overnight renewal process.
The magical ingredient in this creamy balm? Pure Manuka honey, a natural antibacterial known for its gentle acne-fighting and inflammation-calming powers. Apply this balm nightly and let the moisturizing honey, apricot oil, and passion fruit oil soften dry patches and fine lines while you rest.
Hey, there's nothing wrong with aging (wisdom!), but if you're not into your new fine lines and wrinkles, try a night cream that's packed with retinol, like this favorite from Murad. The light, creamy formula blends three retinols to smooth lines and brighten skin with consistent use.
If you've got oily, breakout-prone skin, the last thing you want to do is slather on a heavy cream before bed. Enter: this lightweight, skin-clearing night lotion, which uses retinaldehyde (a gentle retinoid) and Diolenyl (a bacteria-attacking ingredient) to smooth wrinkles, regulate oil production, fade acne scars, and stop breakouts. A dream in a bottle.
Warning: This night cream is strong (so stay away, sensitive-skin types). It's filled with exfoliating glycolic acid, a hefty dose of wrinkle-softening retinol, and a bunch of skin-enhancing peptides and vitamins to essentially resurface your face by speeding up your cell turnover over the course of a few months.
If your skin hasn't been looking its brightest and freshest, try this restorative night balm. The all-natural formula is stuffed with plant extracts, nut and seed oils, and echinacea extracts that work together to moisturize and brighten sensitive skin, while also leaving it with a (temporary) toned, firm feel.
Finally, a time when it's okay to play with food. If your regular moisturizer isn't cutting it for your dry skin, try swapping it for this incredibly rich moisturizer, which uses hydrating Greek yogurt, jojoba oil, and hyaluronic acid to smooth rough patches and flakes, fast.
If magically erasing crow's feet, fine lines, and adult acne is your goal—ta-da!—here's Verso's Skincare Night Cream. It features a vitamin A and retinol hybrid that work together to maximize its skin-smoothing, zit-clearing powers without drying out your face.
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