If you ask five people what the best night cream is you will get five different answers, and therein lies the problem. With so much choice out there it can be hard to figure out which nighttime moisturiser is going to best benefit you.
Could it be the ever-popular Clarins night cream? Or the lesser known 51 night cream? Then you have to factor in what type of skin for you have, because the best night cream for normal skin isn't necessarily going to be a winner for those with a greasy or dry visage.
In short, it's confusing, but picking the right night cream and your skin can be plumped, soothed and hydrated while you snooze.
Between the ever-changing weather, high levels of pollution and blasts of central heating, modern-day living can play havoc with the condition of your skin - drying it out quickly and causing irritation. So having a good night cream is imperative, particularly as we get older and our skin needs more TLC.
Packed full of actives, from gentle acids to heavyweight protein-boosters, these top ten carefully selected (and hopefully timeless) products are so much more than your average night cream, you're sure to find one that will sort your skin type.
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Why we love it: Our PM staple nourishes dry skin with a rich (yet instantly absorbed) texture and a hit of anti-ageing retinol.
Why we love it: This 'miracle' night cream makes you look like you've had 8 hours sleep with moisturising hyaluronic acid and anti-wrinkle peptides, once you use this cream you'll be hard pressed switching to another one.
Why we love it: This vitamin-based cream is tough on wrinkles, but gentle on skin, thanks to a breakthrough formula. Use at night, when cell renewal is at its highest.
This ultra-rich, night cream contains time-release vitmains to visibly sculpt, firm and redefine facial contours while you sleep. It moisturises and helps repair skin’s natural moisture barrier, while boosting the natural production of collagen and elastin in your skin. Not to mention the divine floral scent that is synonymous with Darphin products. Expect fine lines and wrinkles to appear plumped in the monring and and skin to look noticeably lifted.
Why we love: The perfect antidote to busy city life, this rejuvenating overnight detox cream acts as an anti-pollution shield against life's daily environmental stresses.
Why we love it: As you’d expect from Clarins, a great texture, plenty of active plant extracts and good results.
Why we love it: It may be tipped for use before bed, but the soft, non-greasy texture creates a dewy base for make-up.
Why we love it: Precious rose extracts give this a hefty price tag but it’s had great feedback from editors and experts, and is a lovely way to treat your skin.
Why we love it: Packed with omega-rich rosehip oil, this is a great nightstand staple, from one of our favourite facialists.
Why we love it: Looks luxurious, feels silky and leaves skin feeling plumped and cushiony - just three of the reasons why we love Philosophy's new anti-ageing overnight cream.
Packed with anti-wrinkle, collagen-boosting (and brightening) vitamin c, peptides and skin strengthening marine extracts, it doesn't just add moisture, it works to speed up the skin's natural repair processes while you slumber.
The result? Fresher, smoother looking skin by morning. Which is a bit of a miracle, no matter how much sleep you've had.