For colder, drier weather, make night cream an essential in your prebedtime skin care routine. And best of all, these heavy-duty hydrators work double-time while you catch your beauty sleep. Watch to see which three night creams will not only leave your skin moisturized, but also give you flake-free skin the next day. On Kirbie: Club Monaco dress.
It's time to up the ante in your skin-moisturizing regimen. Instead of getting new products for the cooler months, reach for Yes to Cucumbers Night Cream ($15) for your daytime skin relief. This hydrating lotion is formulated for sensitive skin, so ingredients like aloe relieve redness and irritation caused by whipping winds. Although it is made for overnight hydration, lightweight emollients like grapeseed and sweet almond oil protect against Fall's daytime dryness. And, of course, the fresh cucumber scent is a daily pick-me-up. You'll be using a pea-sized portion of this product day and night from November to March — and feeling better because of it.
Many night creams make your face feel heavy and greasy come sunrise, but Bliss has found a way to lighten things up with its The Youth As We Know It Anti-Aging Night Cream ($79). This feather-light, soaks-right-in moisturizer, however, still packs plenty of punch. And it smells rather amazing, too, redolent of fresh, light citrus aromas. Free from sulfates and phthalates, this mighty hydrator is formulated with vitamin A to aid in cellular turnover, making for a plumped, smoothed, and brightened mug. In fact, it would make an excellent night cream option for those who are looking for something that's not very intense. Think of it like the training bra of night creams.
Long weekend? Here are some great night-time skin products to ensure that you'll look bright-eyed and refreshed even if you've just come off of a sleepless night. I've already told you about the newest rage in overnight hair care from Kerastase as well as the fabulous Talika Eye Decompress Masks, so here are some soothing and rejuvenating night creams that will make your skin look revived and renewed.
Soothe. Guerlain Issima Midnight Secret ($106) is an oxygenating treatment designed to help you look refreshed when you're suffering from lack of sleep. It works to speed up the exfoliation process so that you don't wake up looking gray, tired or lackluster. Just slather it on and try and catch as many Z's as possible!
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When I first saw the packaging on Eyliplex-2 ($39.50) I thought it was a giant contact lens travel case, but as it turns out, it is a dual sided container that houses a fast acting eye day gel on one side and an eye night balm on the other. Eye care has never looked so cute!
The concept behind this creation is to deliver an around the clock system for eye care in one product. Not only does this make packing easier, but it also helps you stick to your regimen. The Day Treatment is a gel that instantly (tingles and) firms the skin around your eyes — they call this effect the "lift." The Night Treatment is a balm that contains Haloxyl PFE which helps reduce dark circles and Mala-Plump which restores firmness to the skin thus decreasing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
To use, make sure your skin is clean and dry. Pat the products around your orbital area with your ring finger starting from just under the eye to the brow. I think it's also important to note that if you get involved with this product, you're signing up for the long haul. The evidence in the public relations research shows that you'll start seeing significant results after using it day and night for eight weeks. I've only been using it for two days and I can certainly feel the tingling part but I don't really notice anything firming up yet. So stick around, and in two months you can rest assured that I'll be reporting my findings.
Yesterday, I mentioned four beauty products that you should never splurge on. Today, I'm talking about one that is far from cheap.
I've been using Prevage ($125) for the last week. Prevage is a prescription antiaging treatment developed by Allergan, the company that makes Botox. Elizabeth Arden has created a nonprescription variety of Prevage and put it into a night cream. Like the original version, it contains idebenone, a topical antioxidant that's much smaller and therefore better at penetrating the skin. It also contains Mega Complex-A, a blend of antioxidants such as vitamins A and E.
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A quality night cream contains fatty oils that absorb easily, hydrate and restore moisture and suppleness to the skin. Here are three products that I've tried and really love. They are all plant-derived so they smell great, and they'll also provide nourishment to your skin craves while you're catching your Z's.
Vaishaly Night Cream (£55.00) is a deep-penetrating, intensive hydrating cream that absorbs quickly when massaged into the skin with a little bit of pressure. It is smooth, lightweight and made from organic extracts to rehydrate and strengthens the skin. It is suitable for all skin types and will help to reduce redness and fine lines. Although the spa is UK based, all products can be purchased online and shipped overseas.
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Decléor Rose d'Orient Night Balm ($65.50) is a fantastic, rich and soothing product best suited for sensitive skin, irritated and rosacea-afflicted skin. It helps cells regenerate faster while strengthening and calming the skin—all without the use of chemical ingredients and/or preservatives.
The balms are made from essential oils and plant waxes, and Decléor prefers them for the wee hours of the night because their molecular structure is similar to the skin’s. This formulation allows skin to breathe like it would naturally and when you awaken, your face feels more supple, less red and it better balanced.
In my opinion, the texture is unbelievable too. It is creamy and it smells faintly of roses (mmm). This small-ish one-ounce jar will last about a year if you are careful—so it's definitely worth the investment if you are on the market for a calming facial night balm.