Posted on: April 4, 2024 Posted by: Comments: 0

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Our pre-bedtime skincare regime can make all the difference when it comes to waking up looking and feeling fresh-faced. It all starts with our cleansing regime to thoroughly clean skin (I recommend a 3-step cleanse for a complete clean) and then application of hydrating and rejuvenating skincare. You can start with a targeted serum and then a hydrating moisturiser to lock in moisture and combat fine lines and wrinkles. One of the most effective ways to combat the signs of ageing and revive your skin overnight is by incorporating a high-quality night cream into your skincare routine. Night creams are specially formulated to work their magic while you sleep, nourishing and rejuvenating your skin to help you wake up looking refreshed and glowing.


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What is a Night Cream?

So how exactly does a night cream differ from a moisturiser? A night cream is a moisturising product designed to be applied before bedtime. Unlike day creams, which are typically formulated to provide protection from environmental stressors and sun exposure, night creams focus on repairing and replenishing the skin. They often contain a higher concentration of active ingredients that work to deeply hydrate, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promote cell turnover for a more youthful, radiant complexion. They are often heavier than day creams, which are formulated to be quickly absorbed and worn under sunscreen and makeup, while night creams are typically the last product applied to the skin before sleep.

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Key Ingredients to Look Out For

When selecting a night cream, keep an eye out for formulas that contain key ingredients known for their skin-reviving properties. These include:

Retinol: A derivative of vitamin A, retinol is a powerful anti-ageing ingredient that can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture, and boost collagen production.
Hyaluronic Acid: This hydration hero helps to deeply moisturise the skin, plumping and smoothing the appearance of wrinkles and preventing dryness.
Peptides: These small proteins can help stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in firmer, more youthful-looking skin.
Ceramides: These lipids help to strengthen the skin’s natural barrier, locking in moisture and preventing transepidermal water loss.

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When Should You Apply Night Cream?

The optimal time to apply a night cream is before bedtime, after cleansing and toning your skin. This allows the active ingredients to work their magic while you sleep, when your skin’s natural repair and regeneration processes are at their peak. For best results, apply a pea-sized amount of night cream to your face and neck, gently massaging it in until it’s fully absorbed.

The 8 Best Night Creams to Buy Now

SARAH CHAPMAN | Digital Rest Night Cream
111SKIN | Repair Night Cream Nac Y2 
OMOROVICZA | Rejuvenating Night Cream
SKINCEUTICALS | Triple Lipid Restore
EVE LOM | Tlc Night Cream
OSKIA | Bedtime Beauty Boost Night Cream

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