The Game-Changing Night Creams For Every Skin Type

The Game-Changing Night Creams For Every Skin Type
As any skincare enthusiast knows, there’s nothing quite like indulging in one’s nighttime routine. It really makes for the perfect moment to unwind and take some time for yourself after a long day – and, more often than not, it can help you cheat your way to looking like you’ve had eight glorious hours of uninterrupted sleep...

While your mind (hopefully) switches off as you sleep, your skin maximises this downtime by repairing and regenerating. In fact, because your skin is not busy fighting daily stressors such as pollution and sun rays, it’s more receptive to making the most out of all the powerhouse ingredients you provide it with. Queue the mission to find the best night creams, which can seem a bit daunting when there’s so much on offer.

But choosing the best night moisturiser is simply down to your skin type and goals – and what you’ve been through during the day. Whether you struggle with excess dryness, would like a little help plumping fine lines and wrinkles or need a smooth operator that can relieve irritated skin, your dream (pun intended) night cream can help!

What’s The Difference Between A Day Cream And A Night Cream?

Many moisturisers can be used day and night without any issue – however, in the same way a day cream will help you face environmental aggressors and sit well with sunscreen, a night cream should be designed to work in sync with your skin’s reparative process.

The textures often vary between day and night creams – as the latter tends to have a richer consistency to help dry and dehydrated complexions look and feel nourished and plumper in the morning. Then, of course, ingredients play a vital factor. For example, if you’re keen to have some form of retinol in your routine, the evening is usually considered a safer time to use this rejuvenating ingredient.

At the end of the day (again, pun intended), skincare is different for everyone, so we’ve carefully handpicked the best night creams for all kinds of skin concerns. Ready for the best beauty sleep?

The Best Night Creams For Every Skin Type


Drunk Elephant

Bora Barrier Repair Cream, £62.00

Best Night Cream For Dry, Dehydrated & Sensitised Skin
Whether you’re team Lala or Protini, we all know and love the wonders of a Drunk Elephant moisturiser. On this occasion however we’re giving a special shoutout to Bora Barrier. This gorgeous lipid cream has been specifically designed to soothe and restore chronically dry and compromised skin barriers. It’s wonderful both as an AM and PM cream, and mixes perfectly with Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum, £45.00.



Resveratrol-Lift Firming Night Cream, £49.00

Best Night Cream For Maturing & Acne-Prone Skin
Caudalie never fails to impress us with its vineyard-meets-skincare formulas, and this night hero is no different. Made from the brand’s unique blend of vine resveratrol (a compound that act as an antioxidant), hyaluronic acid and a vegan collagen booster, it helps you wake up to a firmer, more radiant complexion. It’s non-comedogenic and suitable for all skin types, especially maturing skin and even acne-prone beauties.



Moisturizing Renewal Cream Nightly Retexturizer, £55.00

Best Night Cream For Oily Skin
If texture is one of your main skin woos, you might want to give this award winner a chance. Designed for you to see a difference in your skin after just one night, it was Révive’s first ever product launch and is still a bestseller to this day. The velvety texture is packed with peptides and glycolic acid. Don’t be alarmed by the mention of acid as glycolic not only gently exfoliates and smooths but also deeply moisturises.



Advanced Night Restore, £59.00

Best Night Cream For Maturing Skin
In line with Medik8’s love of all things vitamin A and C, this bestselling night moisturiser has been specifically formulated to be used after and work in sync with your retinol or retinal treatment of choice. But on top of boosting the benefits of vitamin A, it delivers intense moisture, replenishes your skin’s barrier and tackles free radical damage. Expect skin to look and feel plump, pillow-soft and glowing.



Indigo Overnight Repair, £86.00

Best Barrier-Strengthening Night Cream For Irritated & Sensitive Skin
Described as a serum-moisturiser by Tatcha, this do-gooder with a divine texture is a must-try for complexions in need of a good dose of T.L.C. It’s skin-nourishing blend of Japanese indigo extract, Mondo grass root and biomimetic ceramides works a treat to soothe irritation, redness and dry patches, and to strengthen the skin barrier. It also helps with moisture retention and boosts skin’s natural immune defences.



Intense Overnight Sleeping Cream, £27.00

Best Night Cream For Combination Skin
We love the easiness that comes with beauty influencer Susan Yara’s skincare brand, and this dreamy moisturiser is a fine example of that. Made with plant squalane, Kakadu plum and a blend of plant-based triglycerides, it’s a rich cream that ensures your complexion is hydrated, plump and glowing in the morning. All skin types can use it, although we think it’s especially good for dry and combination skin.


Dr. Dennis Gross

Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Intense Wrinkle Cream, £77.00

Best Retinol Night Cream For All Skin Types
For many of us, having retinol in our nighttime routines is non-negotiable. But if you’re concerned about retinol drying out your skin, this moisturiser will come to the rescue. It’s powerful yet buttery soft, with its retinol, bakuchiol, rambutan and ferulic acid blend mingling with soothing botanicals to firm, plump, smooth and hydrate. It works for both men and women, and can even be used in the morning.


Ren Clean Skincare

Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm, £46.00

Best Night Cream For Eczema-Prone Skin & Dryness
Using the very best nature (and food) has to offer, this jojoba, sunflower oil, beta-glucan, olive, almond, borage and linseed oils complex is essentially calmness in a jar. It’s been made with sensitive, irritated and stressed skin types in mind and can make a difference to the skin barrier in minutes. The texture is rich yet non-greasy and lightweight, and you can use it during the day to soothe dryness and chapped areas.


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Posted: Monday, 22 April 2024

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