Whether or not we need to use a night cream in addition to our regular daily moisturizer has been an on-going debate amongst dermatologists for years.
Why Do You Need A Night Cream?
There are 2 main benefits of using a night cream:
BENEFIT 1: They help with ant-aging
The ingredients in most night creams help reduce the appearance of age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. These same ingredients can also increase our skin’s sensitivity which can increase when exposed to UV rays therefore, it’s best to use these creams when you’re away from these harmful rays – at night! Because there are extra emollients in night creams that help intensify the moisturizing effect, using these creams at night help with absorption.
BENEFIT 2: They are deeply moisturizing
Nighttime is when skin is able to really work hard to regenerate. Like the rest of the body, skin does the bulk of its repairing, restoring, and regenerating while we sleep, so night creams are focused on moisture and recovery. They contain the most powerful, slow-absorbing moisturizers that are designed to penetrate over the course of several hours.
Is There a Difference Between a Night Cream and a Day Cream?
In many cases, not really, but the fact that your daily moisturizer should contain SPF and night creams’ anti-aging ingredients like: retinol, glycolic acid, salicyclic acid and retinyl acetat affect our skin’s sensitivity to the sun, means that it makes sense that we should have a separate night cream.I love a night cream that feels heavy like I’m applying a mask, but that still absorbs into the skin leaving no residue on your face in the morning.
My 4 fav night creams
Philosophy Hope In A Jar (C $65) – An oil-free overnight recharging and refining moisturizer.
Estee Lauder Resilience Night Lift (C $108) – A serum that gives skin the additional support it needs for a more intensive nighttime lift, with exclusive nocturnal lift complex.
Elizabeth Arden Flawless Future Night Cream (C $55) – This intensely hydrating nighttime moisturizer with a stress-busting mineral-rich botanical and an exclusive fragrance technology induces a sense of wellbeing and relaxation as it helps even skin tone and ease the appearance of fine lines.
Sephora Total Age Defy Night Moisture Cream (C $42) – A powerful anti-wrinkle cream that works overnight to support natural cell growth and collagen synthesis.