5 Night Creams That Will Help You Wake Up With Perfect Skin

@Joanna Halpin


Night creams have become increasingly popular in recent times, with various beauty gurus, cosmetic brands and dermatologists championing the use of them as an integral part of your skincare routine. But have you ever wondered what the importance of using a night cream actually is?





So do you really need a night cream?

Dr. Om Prawarisa of OM skincare says: “Yes and no, we need a good moisturizer with active ingredients that hydrate the skin – yes if your day moisturizer contains SPF, in this case, a night cream is needed but if you use the moisturizer with no SPF you can use the same moisturizer day/night. Night creams tend to be richer than day creams in general and may contain some ingredients that are sensitive to sunlight.”

Going to bed with . . . dry skin


Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream is the perfect product for very dry skin.

How it works: In helping to retain your skin’s natural moisture while replenishing dry areas with hydration, the Mary Kay Extra Emollient Night Cream forms a protective layer to reduce moisture evaporation and provides increased hydration to those areas that need it most, especially hands, elbows, knees, and feet. Available here.

Going to bed with . . . fine lines and wrinkles

s1872514-main-lhero-1Perricone MD Multi-Action Overnight Treatment is a night cream suitable for all skin types and helps to hydrate and minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles while promoting visibly smoother skin which is left toned, firmed and tightened.

How it works: Natural ingredients are combined with Dr. Perricone’s patented sciences to produce a night cream that aids the moisture and elasticity of your skin while diminishing noticeable imperfections.

Dr. Perricone said: “When our heads hit the pillow each evening, we’re giving our skin a break from the environmental aggressors it’s exposed to on a daily basis, such as pollution or sun exposure; this means that your skincare products don’t have to compete with these or other barriers like makeup. Skin’s permeability also increases while we sleep, making it the perfect time to apply topical antioxidants and treatments as it allows ingredients to absorb deeper into the skin.” Available here.


Going to bed with . . . dull skin

s1424001-main-lheroOmorovicza Rejuvenating Night Cream can be used to benefit dull dry skin and good for its restorative properties which nourishes and hydrates while leaving your skin smooth and soothed.

How it works: The Hydro Mineral Transference™ is a delivery system which enables the absorption of minerals deep into the epidermis and leaves the skin feeling firm, supple and younger-looking. The cream is rich in Vitamin A which helps to boost cell renewal and provides the skin with a fresh and rejuvenated feel, while carrot oil promotes the production of collagen. Hazelnut peptide is also used to plump, firm and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Available here.

Going to bed with . . . dehydrated problem skin

Goldfaden MD Plant Profusion Regenerative Night Cream is developed especially for dehydrated dry skin and works to deeply hydrate, soothe and increase the radiance of the skin.

How it works: The cream is a multi-functional anti-aging formula which combines potent plant stem cells, antioxidants, and nourishing plant extracts to grant the skin hydration, firmness, and restoration. Supreme functioning Raspberry and Comfrey plant stem cell extracts are mixed with Birds of Paradise extract to promote soothing smoothing and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, while also aiding in skin cell longevity and detoxification. Available here.

Going to bed with . . . tired skin 

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Night Cream stops aging and gives you instantly plump skin.

How it works: The Winter Daphne Stem Cell extract gives you more youthful-looking, firmer complexion. Time-released retinol and red algae helps to give you younger, softer skin and gives you a barrier against environmental damage. It’s soft and velvety and will also prevent free radical damage. Available here.

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  • Lindsay L.

    You know I’ve been wondering if I need a night cream or not! I guess this article has answered that for me:-) Sounds like the Omororicza Rejuvenating Cream is just what I need!


  • Charmaine Ng

    I’ve never used a night cream before. I really don’t take care of my skin, so I guess I should. Might dry out the one for dry skin.
    – Charmaine

  • Bee

    I knew the Omorovicza night cream would be on this list. It really works so well!


  • Lauren

    I’ve heard so many good things about that Charlotte Tilbury cream, definitely need to check it out x