Night is the time when your skin goes in overdrive restoring your skin and complexion. Help it with an anti-wrinkle night cream designed to combat the damaging effects of external factors like UV rays, environmental pollutants, and stress that are known to accelerate skin aging.
Night creams are formulated to promote skin elasticity, keep the skin moisturized throughout the night, support the shedding of old skin, and to promote the regeneration of fresh skin cells. Here are some of the best anti-wrinkle creams that will help you maximize your sleeping hours.
BEST NATURAL NIGHT CREAM
Farmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm
If you love natural skin care products that are free of synthetic additives, then Farmacy’s Sleep Right Firming Night Balm would be your ideal solution. This natural night balm is formulated from Echinacea purpurea, a natural antioxidant that combats free radicals that damage the skin.
Moreover, Farmacy night balm is formulated from Cichoric acid that supports an even skin tone by preventing age spots, South African acmella plant extract that promotes collagen formation, and vegetable derived ingredients that eliminate premature wrinkles while restoring skin radiance and firmness.
The night cream also contains sweet almonds, sunflower seed oil, evening primrose oil, jojoba seed oil, cottonseed oil, chamomile flower extract, ginger root oil, water, and rosemary leaf extract.
Based on its special formulation, I would recommend it for people with fine lines, age spots, and wrinkles. You can use it on the normal, oily, dry, or sensitive skin. The manufacturer recommends that you use the balm on clean skin before going to bed. Due to its thick texture, you would want to warm it in between your palms to make its application easy. It has a mild fragrance.
BEST FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
The primary ingredients that make up Kiehl’s Concentrate for Sensitive Skin are evening primrose oil, a plant extract that is rich in essential fatty acids. These fatty acids promote hydration, elasticity, and they support the repair of damaged skin.
Furthermore, the concentrate for sensitive skin contains lavender oil, which soothes inflamed and irritated skin as well as promoting an even tone.
Additional ingredients that make up this night cream include squalane, which keeps the skin soft and supple, rosa canina fruit oil, tocopherol, jojoba seed oil, lavender oil, cucumber fruit extract, turmeric root extract, jasmine extract s, and sunflower seed oil. The ingredients are 99.8 percent natural.
For better results, the manufacturer recommends that you cleanse your skin and apply 2-3 drops of the weightless concentrate on your facial skin. When applying, make sure that you massage the concentrate evenly, focusing on the forehead, chin, and cheeks. Depending on your preference, you can use it alone or with a moisturizer. The night cream has a sleep inducing lavender scent.
BEST FOR TIRED, STRESSED SKIN
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
Laneige’s water sleeping mask features a SLEEP-TOX technology that rejuvenates fatigued, stressed, and sensitized skin during the night. In addition to the SLEEP-TOX technology, the sleeping mask also features the MOISTURE WRAP technology that utilizes primrose root extract, hydra ion mineral water, apricot extract, and beta-glucan moisturizing agent to hydrate your skin whole night long. Laneige’s water sleeping mask contains skin-soothing agents that help the skin to relax and rest while you are sleeping.
Other ingredients that formulate this night mask include glycerin, apricot fruit extract, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, fragrance, water, and manganese sulfate. It is ideal for dry, oily, normal, and combination skin types.
If you want to reap maximum benefits from the use of this sleeping mask, wash your face before applying the mask and massage a generous amount on your face. You should focus on the nose, chin, cheeks, and forehead. Use the gel-textured mask 2-3 times a week. It has a strong but pleasant fragrance.
BEST FOR OILY SKIN
Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil
If you have oily, acne-prone skin, then Sunday Riley’s Luna Sleeping Night Oil would be an excellent option for your skin. This night oil is formulated from trans-retinoic, an acid ester with an exfoliating and revitalizing effect.
Luna sleeping night oil is also formulated with Germany chamomile, an extract that soothes irritated skin. Other ingredients in this night oil include chia seed oil, avocado oil, grape seed oil, blackberry seed oil, and rosemary leaf extracts. It is free of Phthalates.
Regular use of Luna night oil might eliminate fine line and wrinkle, keeps your dry skin hydrated, promotes an even skin tone, and reduces your skin's pore size. For better results, I suggest that you apply a sufficient amount on cleansed skin. Luna has an oily texture (since it is an oil, after all) and a herb-like a scent.
BEST FOR DRY SKIN
GLAMGLOW Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment
GLAMGLOW’s Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment utilizes the state of the art hydration technologies to keep dry skin hydrated. Besides moisturizing, the cream also restores and soothes dry skin. Both men and women can use it.
The primary ingredients that make up this hydrating treatment include water, apple fruit extract, capric triglyceride, honey, ginger root extract, olive leaf powder, Camellia Sinensis leaf powder, coconut fruit extract, Oat bran extract, and fragrance.
If you want to reap maximum benefits from this treatment, I suggest that you apply an even layer on the clean skin and leave it overnight. If using it during the day, you should apply an even layer on your skin and leave it for some minutes before you wipe it off. It has a creamy texture and a pleasant, light coconut scent.
BEST FOR GLOWING SKIN
Korres Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial
Korres’ Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial is prepared from 95% natural ingredients. Some of the primary ingredients include water, wild rose oil, jojoba seed oil, beeswax, sunflower seed extract, rosemary leaf extract, soybean sterols, and Xanthan gum.
These ingredients collaborate to eliminate skin discolorations and black spots, improve skin texture and elasticity, repair fine lines, as well as support a brighter skin. For better results, I suggest that you apply a generous amount on your face and neck while avoiding the eye region. The mask has a thick cream-like texture and a mild fragrance.
To learn more about optimizing your night skincare routine and waking up to beautiful, refreshed skin, see our article How to Hydrate Your Skin While You Sleep.