Don’t we all want to wake up with beautiful skin? Well now, thanks to an array of astounding skin innovations and ingredients that work hard as we snooze, it’s a possibility. To make sure you get your best night’s beauty sleep ever, we’ve rounded up our all-time favourite skincare products that work by night, so your skin looks its best by day. What’s more, we also spoke to dermatologists to uncover the ingredients that work their magic at the witching hour: Hyaluronic acid, glycerine, and ceramides for hydration; retinol for skin renewal and acne fighting; antioxidants like resveratrol for protecting against environmental stress; glycolic acid for rejuvenation; and niacinamide to fight redness.
Here are our favourite miracle skincare products for night-time use.
Oily skin overnight repair: Glamglow Dreamduo Overnight Transforming Treatment
It’s a myth that oily skin doesn’t need overnight repair, hydration, and nourishment. This breakthrough product not just restores skin by night but balances oiliness by day as well. The Dreamserum & Dreamseal will give you plump, hydrated skin in two steps. There is also melt-in serum, with Green Coffee & Green Tea Leaf Teaxi. Antioxidants and supercharged essential vitamins gives your skin a dramatic glow while the mask, with its nourishing moisture boost of Hyaluronic Acid + Mozuku Green Algae, plumps and recharges the skin.
Dry skin intense overnight repair: O3+ Skin Care Night Repair Cream Brightening & Whitening Derma Zone
This triple acting, anti-ageing treatment is super rich and decadent, just what dry skin is crying out for because dehydrated skin is often dull and lifeless too. Formulated by dermatologists in Italy from antioxidant-rich red berries, it hydrates from within and stimulates cell turnover and renewal, while enhancing new collagen production and glow. Skin feels visibly decongested, smoother, and hydrated in just two weeks.
Anti-aging overnight serum: Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum
This powerful peptide serum comes with precious oils like argan and rose that help stimulate cellular repair overnight. That means glowing skin and minimised fine lines. This serum can be used on its own or blended with your nighttime treatment creams to stimulate collagen production. Say goodbye to lackluster skin.
Night repair oil serum: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex
This revolutionary skin oil-cum-serum is all about tackling visible signs of aging with exclusive ChronoluxCB™ Technology. Lines and wrinkles are certainly reduced, and continuous use makes your skin look plumper and healthier within four weeks. Skin becomes smoother, hydrated, and more radiant, more even toned. If your skin is very dry, you can use it in place of primer in the morning as well.
Plant stem cell factors: Mantra Herbal Anantam Green Apple Stem Cell Face Revitalizer
Peptides and plant growth factors have magical skin restoring properties especially if fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and roughness are the bane of your life. This plant stem cell infused natural skin lightening and tightening formula contains glabridin, which inhibits tyrosinase, the enzyme that cause pigmentation. It also ensures longevity of skin cells and boosts skin elasticity, radiance and youthfulness.
Anti-aging maven, Retinol: St.Botanica Retinol 2.5% + Vitamin E & Hyaluronic Acid Professional Facial Serum
A key ingredient for night-time use is retinol or retinoids (the prescription form of Vitamin A). Since these products increase photosensitivity, they’re best used at bedtime, when they can also stay on your skin for eight hours. The retinol in this formula reduces fine lines, plumps up your skin, and decreases pore size, while the Vitamin E blocks free radical damage and slows down ageing. Its other ingredients – wheat germ, hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, and aloe – boost collagen production, improve moisture retention, and smoothen skin.
Natural overnight repair oil: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
The other front-runner for overnight repair is clearly this fabulous face oil that visibly restores skin. The potent 99.8 percent naturally-derived and paraben-free botanical elixir works all night to regenerate, repair, and replenish the skin barrier for younger looking skin by morning. It is also infused with the goodness of skin-soothing lavender essential oil, squalene, and evening primrose oil to replenish skin, improve elasticity, and restore glow.