After a tiring and hectic day, it can be tempting to just skip our night time skin regimen and go straight to bed. But investing in those few extra minutes of pampering can really go a long way in restoring the skin’s moisture and preventing premature ageing. After all, night time is when our skin gets to rest and “breathe” without being covered by makeup or subjected to harsh environmental elements.
Those twilight hours are also crucial for skin cell renewal, which almost doubles at night. During then, skin cells repair themselves, fight off free radicals (which are produced by anything ranging from UV rays to stress) and create more collagen — leading to firmer and more youthful skin. So it’s particularly essential that we moisturise and prepare our skin for all those processes.
This is where night creams and masks come in. Boasting hydrating, healing and brightening properties, these miracle workers help rejuvenate and keep skin in tip-top condition while we catch up on beauty sleep. Here are three of our favourite night treatments for luminous, flawless skin.
Aēsop Lucent Facial Concentrate and Blue Chamomile Facial Hydrating Masque
Well-versed in the alchemy of blending products, Australian label Aēsop is dedicated to tailoring skincare regimens to suit different skin types. Its latest offerings are the Lucent Facial Concentrate and Blue Chamomile Facial Hydrating Masque, which are recommended to be used together for refreshed, healthy skin.
Both products are packed with goodness. The Lucent Facial Concentrate, for instance, is a concentrated serum filled with vitamins, botanicals and hydrating elements, and is targeted at balancing and nourishing the skin. Pair it with the Blue Chamomile Facial Hydrating Masque, which comprises blue chamomile, bisabolol, ginger root and essential oils.
Aesop, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, B3-66/66A, Singapore 238801, +65 6509 8306, www.aesop.com/sg
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules
Give your skin some much-needed rejuvenation with Estée Lauder’s newly launched Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules, which brighten and sooth stressed skin.
The ampoules are filled with a specially formulated treatment oil incorporated with ChronoluxAI technology (which repairs facial cells) and help minimise irritation while synchronising the skin’s appearance. This way, you can be assured of a gorgeously radiant complexion. For added effectiveness, apply one ampoule over the brand’s popular Advanced Night Repair serum to enhance your skin’s protective barrier strength.
Estée Lauder, 2 Orchard Turn, B2-52 ION Orchard, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801, +65 6634 7287, www.esteelauder.com.sg
Lancôme Énergie De Vie The Overnight Recovery Sleeping Mask
This melt-in sleeping mask from Lancôme heals skin by smoothening and plumping it up with moisture. Packed with antioxidants, it is infused with goji berry, lemon balm and vitamin E. Simply spread the mask all over your face before going to sleep and let it do the rest of the work.
Overnight, the mask melts into your skin, replenishing it with moisture and preventing any loss of water while you rest. This means you wake up with dewy, beautiful and well-hydrated skin, and without any sticky or oily residue on your face.
Lancôme, Takashimaya, Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238873, +65 6735 7747, www.lancome.com.sg