If you want an amazing night Creams but aren’t sure where to start, look no further than this list of eight night creams chosen by real dermatologists as the best out there today.
1) Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect Night Cream
If you’re looking for a plumping night Cream that can even make your skin look up to three years younger in four weeks, try Ceramide Plump Perfect Night Cream ($75).
While it’s not an inexpensive product (it will set you back $75 for a 1.7 oz jar), it does offer more value than some of its competitors due to its high concentration of powerful actives. Dr.
A little goes a long way with all Elizabeth Arden products.
The good news is that you can try it without risk. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee if you aren’t completely satisfied. So, there’s really no downside to trying Ceramide Plump Perfect Night Cream. If you like it, then it’ll work great for your skin; if not, you get your money back.
2) Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster
Formulated with vitamin C and retinol, it improves elasticity and boosts firmness. This is an effective combo because vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that combats sun damage and helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles, says Debra Jaliman, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.
Vitamin C is also a potent antioxidant that can help even out skin tone and reduce sun damage. Retinol—which helps increase collagen production and exfoliate dead skin cells—is another major weapon in any anti-aging arsenal. Dr.
New York City dermatologist Francesca Fusco. Topical retinoids help improve fine lines and wrinkles in addition to helping with acne, she says. Retinol also increases collagen production—hence its anti-aging benefits—and exfoliates dead skin cells that can clog pores and cause breakouts. In other words: It helps clear your complexion while it works on those wrinkles.
Most experts recommend applying a retinol product every other night and starting out with a lower concentration. Retinol can make skin more sensitive to UV light, so it’s important not to overexpose your skin while using it during the day, says Dr. Jaliman. If you notice that your skin is getting red or flaky—or if you feel any discomfort—it might be a sign that you need to stop using that product until your skin adjusts.
Another reason for starting with a lower concentration of retinol is that it takes some time for your skin to get used to it. It’s not uncommon for people’s skin to shed and flake as their body adjusts. The shedding process can last two weeks or more, but stick with it—your skin will adjust and soon you’ll reap all of those anti-aging benefits.
3) Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Concentrate
As one of our favorite dermatologists, Dr. Nicholas Perricone noted in his book The Wrinkle Cure , Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Concentrate is the best wrinkle cream I have ever used. This powerful eye cream contains a proprietary formula that was developed by renowned dermatologist Dr. Leslie Baumann and is clinically proven to reduce crow’s feet and wrinkles around your eyes in just 2 weeks! Creams
With continued use for two months your crow’s feet and wrinkles will continue to improve. The collagen in
Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Concentrate will gradually lift and tighten your under eye area so that you can look more youthful and radiant! I highly recommend adding
Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Concentrate to your daily skincare routine. It will make a difference you can see and feel! See More.
4) Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Aging with Intensive Repairing Complex
This is another drugstore pick that’s popular with dermatologists for treating aging skin. [It] has super-hydrating properties [that] are good for dry skin, and it’s especially helpful for people who have sensitive skin and find themselves breaking out from other products, says Dr. Nakamura. The best part? Creams
It’s so affordable! says Dr. Bowe. [This cream] leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth. It’s also good for those who have sensitive skin and tend to get dry patches from other products. It works especially well for sensitive types because it contains no fragrances or dyes. One of its biggest pros?
It’s super-affordable! And it comes in several different sizes, from a one-ounce bottle to a 13.5-ounce tub, so you have options depending on how much product you need for your whole body.
It’s non-irritating and won’t clog pores, says Dr. Bowe. And it can be used all over your body—not just on your face.
It’s extremely hydrating without being heavy or greasy. You can even use it under makeup, says Dr. Bowe. Plus, unlike many anti-aging products on the market, [it] is gentle enough that you can use it on children with sensitive skin and eczema.
5) Estee Lauder New Dimension Smooth Skin Illuminating Night Renewal Creme
What makes it a standout? This product contains high concentrations of vitamin C and retinol, says New York City dermatologist Debra Jaliman. Vitamin C is excellent for improving skin texture, while retinol helps promote exfoliation and fade hyperpigmentation.
I also love that it contains hydroxy acids, adds Jaliman. They improve skin tone and texture while boosting collagen production. New York City dermatologist Doris Day calls retinol a critical ingredient in any night cream. It works at reducing fine lines and wrinkles—by stimulating collagen production and actually thickening skin—and has exfoliating properties that smooth away roughness, she says.
Once you apply it at night, its exfoliating properties help keep skin clear of pore-clogging sebum and impurities. In other words: it’s a triple threat in an otherwise single product. Creams
The formula also contains vitamin E. Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant that helps protect your skin from free radicals and UV damage, explains Day. It also helps soothe redness and irritation caused by rosacea or dermatitis. It’s suitable for all skin types. Cream
6) Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Wrinkle Firming Smoothing & Glow Boosting Night Cream
In order for a product to reduce wrinkles it needs to contain retinol or retinaldehyde, says West. The reason: These ingredients reverse sun damage and smooth lines. Indeed, one of our favorite night creams includes niacinamide—one of only five FDA-approved wrinkle reducers. Another win? It contains hyaluronic acid (AHA), which plumps skin cells from beneath and provides long-lasting hydration in a single application.
Squalane is a great alternative for those who can’t tolerate retinol. Squalane actually has a lower molecular weight than retinol and is more lipid soluble, so it penetrates much better into deeper layers of skin. Because of its smaller size, it also doesn’t form crystals in solution—which means it won’t irritate your skin as quickly or cause stinging if you don’t apply enough moisturizer on top of it. Creams
In addition to retinol and hyaluronic acid, West suggests looking for glycolic acid. This alpha hydroxy acid removes dead skin cells that build up on your face over time. If you have acne-prone skin or visible blackheads and congestion, glycolic acid will help your products absorb better by getting rid of clogs. Creams
7) Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum 10ml / 0.33oz
This lightweight serum has everything you want from a moisturizer—plumping hyaluronic acid; nourishing shea butter; antioxidant vitamins A, C and E—in a silky formula that glides on without clogging pores. I love [it] because it’s just really nice and light. It’s not too heavy on my skin at all, says dermatologist Sejal Shah, MD. Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil (1.7 oz.) : This night oil delivers a huge dose of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that protects skin from free radicals and hydrates like no other. It’s great for all skin types (including sensitive) but is especially helpful for dry or dull complexions because it absorbs easily and leaves behind no greasy residue.
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream (1.7 oz.) : This silky cream delivers instant and lasting hydration thanks to a blend of hyaluronic acid, shea butter and seaweed extract. The formula sinks in fast without leaving behind an oily residue. People with dry skin especially love it because they don’t have to wait long for it to absorb—they can just put their clothes on and go, says Shah. Creams
8) Chanel Le Lift De Chanel Youth Activating Night Care – 15ml/0.5oz
£94 for 50ml/1.7oz ($120) This rich formula contains collagen-boosting peptides, skin-plumping hyaluronic acid and antioxidant-rich botanicals including white truffle oil and mulberry extract. You can expect firmer, smoother skin with a youthful radiance upon waking. It also contains a high concentration of retinol (0.5 per cent), making it a good choice for anyone looking to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Although retinol is not a strong ingredient in itself, Chanel combined it with other potent antioxidants such as vitamin E and green tea extract to ensure that there’s no over-drying or sensitivity on application. Retinol is a gold-standard anti-ageing ingredient because it helps encourage cell turnover (crucial for preventing blocked pores and blackheads) and plump up fine lines and wrinkles with proteins called collagen. Whilst retinol isn’t suitable for everyone (if you have sensitive skin or suffer from rosacea, steer clear), with correct application and use it is one of your best weapons against signs of ageing. And at £94 a tube, it doesn’t come cheap either! But if you want all-out anti-ageing, then why not? Cream