18 Night Creams That Work Magic While You Sleep

Why, yes, I did wake up like this!

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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 listed the best night creams for every single skin issue, below. Find your new favorite, and get slathering—you'll thank us in the morning.

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For Dry, Sensitive Skin
Renew Overnight Dry
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SkinCeuticals
$62.00

If your regular moisturizer isn't cutting it for your dry skin, swap it for this incredibly rich moisturizer. It uses aloe, chamomile, evening primrose extract, and a 10 percent hydroxy acid complex to smooth rough patches and flakes in a flash. 

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For Youthful-Looking Skin
Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep Night Cream
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It Cosmetics
$54.00

The bouncy, whipped texture will make you want to slather this cream all over your skin. And you can be reassured 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. 

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For Dry, Overexerted skin
Crème Riche Anti-Aging Peptide Night Cream
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Tata Harper
$195.00

Push harsh moisturizers aside and try this naturally derived alternative. Tata Harper's Crème Riche uses red maple bark to reverse signs of aging and hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate during your skin's overnight renewal process. 

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For Dehydrated, Chapped Skin
Genaissance de la Mer The Concentrated Night Balm
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La Mer
$650.00

Trust, you'll get your money's worth with this multivitamin-packed moisturizer. This highly concentrated balm boasts an impressive ingredient list that includes the brand's signature Miracle Broth and Genaissance Ferment, crafted from rare red algae and refined 24 karat gold. These are blended with ultra-hydrating offerings of shea and cocoa butters, and eucalyptus leaf oil to keep your skin looking supple and youthful.  

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For Uneven, Sensitive Skin
Brightening Night Balm
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EPARA
$140.00

If your skin hasn't been looking its brightest and freshest lately, try this restorative night balm. It is jam-packed with natural brightening actives like moringa oil, shea butter, and neroli oil that work in harmony to moisturize and brighten sensitive skin, leaving it with a even toned, firm feel.

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For Dull Skin
Supreme Restructure
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Face Gym
$120.00

If you've always dreamed of waking up to a flawless, glowing complexion, you need this nighttime radiance booster in your life. The magic is in the formula's niacinamide, lactic acid, and squalane oil that help brighten and firm. 

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For Aging Skin
Anti-Aging Night Cream
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La Prairie
$255.00

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.

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For Fatigued Skin
Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Night Cream
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Fresh
$48.00

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. 

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For Tired Skin
After-Dark Natural Peptide Sleeping Cream
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Naturally Serious
$34.00

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. 

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For Dull, Aging Skin
Synactif Nighttime Moisturizer
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Clé de Peau Beauté
$240.00

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. 

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For Aging Skin
Firming Sleeping Cream
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Sephora Collection
$17.00

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. 

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For Sagging Skin
Overnight Restorative Cream
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Algenist
$94.00

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. 

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For Dry, Flaky Skin
Differin Restorative Night Moisturizer
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Differin
$12.99

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. 

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For Dry, Acne-Prone Skin
Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Honey Night Balm
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L'Oréal
$19.99

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.

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For Dull, Finely Lined Skin
Moisturizing Renewal Cream
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RéVive
$195.00

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. 

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For Finely Lined Skin
Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream
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Murad
$82.00

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.

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For Oily, Acne-Prone Skin
TriAcneal NIGHT Smoothing Lotion
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Avene
$61.00

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.

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For Aging, Acne-Prone Skin
Night Cream
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Verso
$110.00
$90.00 (18% off)

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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