In the words of the legendary Ray Charles, ‘night time is the right time’…for skincare! During the day, we often opt for products which aren’t as effective as it means we don’t have to deal with the shiny effects of richer lotions. However, using products specifically for use at night means that we can put them on before going to sleep and allow them to soak in over a longer period of time, and waking up with smoother, more refined skin. Read on for our pick of the five best night creams from Dermalogica and Decleor:
This night balm from Decleor is made from 100% natural ingredients and performs a multitude of functions while you catch up on some sleep. Not only will it energise, tone and redefine facial contours, it will also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as stimulating and invigorating even the most tired skin, particularly those showing signs of ageing. It’s deeply hydrating and only needs to be applied a little at a time to yield maximum results.
Just as night time can be good for aging skin, it can also be a vital time for those with spot and acne prone skin. This gel from Dermalogica is a treatment designed to help clear skin congestion and help prevent future breakouts and contains niacinamide and biotin combined with zinc gluconate, yeast extract, caffeine and nordihydroguaiaretic acid to help soothe irritation, inhibit over-active sebaceous gland activity and purify the skin.
Another 100% organic balm from Decleor, this one contains evening primrose plant oil and shea butter while cupuacu butter to actively flood the skin with moisture, making it perfect for aging skin which has lost some of its hydration. As well as smoothing wrinkles, it also leave a luminous finish, leaving you looking rejuvenated and refreshed.
This cream from Dermalogica is an incredibly potent and powerful ally against the signs of aging and actually needs to be mixed with Dermalogica Buffer Cream (which is included in the box) to dilute it to the required concentration for your particular skin. It contains powerful peptides to help boost collagen production, firm skin, and increase hydration and tone. It also contains ceramides and active polysaccharides to hydrate and prevent water loss in the skin, helping soften fine lines.
If dark spots and dull skin are a problem for you, then this brightening night cream is a must for your nightstand. It contains White Focus plant complex, vitamin C and anti-oxidant properties to regulate the skin’s pigmentation process while the night recovery moisturiser acts on the skin to help even the complexion, prevent further pigmentation and soothe the skin from the pollutants of the day.