BEST NIGHT CREAMS FOR ME
Ever been optimistic with your to-do list? It’s easy to burn the midnight oil doing your bit to make the world better. But don’t forget – taking care of you is just as vital. Sleep isn’t just a chance to switch off, your skin will thank you for souping up your snooze time with a night face routine, just for your skin type. Catching those zzz’s suddenly becomes 8 hours of face care. It is called beauty sleep, after all. With our night creams you’ll wake up looking more refreshed, ready to take on anything as your beautiful best self.
WHAT IS A NIGHT CREAM?
Good karma means that after you’ve been busy taking care of others, you deserve to be pampered yourself. It’s about balance. Just so when it comes to your moisturisers – night creams are the yin to the yang of a good day cream. They help to undo the effects of the day and target specific skin needs, whatever yours might be, without interruption from the outside world. Typically, the best night creams have a richer, more unctuous formula than your day cream. The act of slathering on an aromatherapeutic night cream can also have benefits beyond your skin’s healthy appearance, helping to create a sense of bedtime ritual, mentally preparing you to unwind and switch off for a more restorative snooze. And don’t we all need a bit of that
Knowing how your skin changes through one 24-hour period makes it easier to understand what your face most needs from your night moisturiser. Spoiler alert – during the day your face craves something very different to its nocturnal needs. The waking hours sees your visage coming up against the elements, fluctuating temperatures inside and out, grime and sweat, meaning day creams are primarily defenders, helping protect the skin’s natural barrier against all we face day-to-day. After all of that, is it any wonder that, just like our bodies and minds, our skin’s batteries need a recharge? To help with this, night creams’ modus operandi is to be replenishing, helping skin to soak up all it needs as we slumber.
As the earth rotates away from the sun and the moon comes out to play, in many ways our skin is just getting started on its own 8-hour shift. Far from the hard work your mind and body shoulder during the day, this kind of work is effortless, going unnoticed by us – as we’re off in the land of nod, our skin gets on with repairing its cells. In fact, during this after-dark downtime, skin cells are said to restore faster than any other time. While this sounds all good, during our sleep cycle our water loss is also peaking (after all, that’s 8 hours of not drinking the stuff!). That means the best night creams help support your skin to not only tackle this regenerative work, promoting skin cell renewal, but also work to restore moisture. So, forty winks for 8 hours plus one pot of our night cream equals? Help restore moisture and radiance to your face. Talk about a reason to be cheerful.
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As with all of your skincare, you’ll get the best effects from your night moisturiser when you tailor it to your skin type.
If you’re not sure what your skin needs from an overnight face routine, try this test. When your alarm goes off in the morning, before you do anything else, give your face a once-over in the mirror to see how your skin has fared overnight. (To ensure you’re making the most of this experiment, go to bed with clean skin and nothing else on your mug.) This will help you to diagnose what your skin most needs as you sleep.
If your face appears oily, you’ll need something that helps you to balance out excess oil. If your skin is blotchy or feels tight, you’ll want a night moisturiser that’s been carefully formulated to help restore dry and sensitive skin.
Want to snooze even smarter? You might find that your skin changes with the seasons or is affected by hormones, stress or even a change in your surroundings (think drying-out air conditioning at the office). To counteract such changes, you could create a night cream wardrobe, choosing different formulations depending on the season – adding a turbo-boost of plumping benefits when you need it most during the harsher months, or upping the rehydration ante at sunnier times. Regardless of which of our best night creams you choose, you’ll find you’ve got one extra reason to smile and shine that little bit brighter when you rise.
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If you wake up with dry patches on your face or an overall feeling of tightness, your face could be calling out for more moisture. Our Oils of LifeTM Sleeping Cream helps gently soothe with its light texture and revitalising formula. Skins wakes up feeling soothed, and looking more rested and supple.
Dreaming of getting your excess sebum under control without products stripping them clean away? Our Tea Tree Night Lotion is a lightweight gel lotion enriched with Community Fair Trade tea tree oil from Kenya. It helps to soothe and fade the appearance of blemishes while you slumber, plus balance out the skin’s natural oils for a beautifully fresh-looking face.
Do you wake up feeling a bit blotchy and sensitive? Get to know our Aloe Soothing Night Cream. A pleasing nocturnal treat for sensitive skin, this night cream helps to restore moisture and soften skin with a super gentle touch. It’s velvety-soft to apply and the scent, enriched with Community Fair Trade aloe vera, feels mild and calming. Ahh, that’s better.
Feel like you need an all-rounder? Our Vitamin E Night Cream might just be the one for you. Normal skin types will benefit from this iconic formula. It feels rich, but absorbs easily, letting you get on with the important business of switching off for the night. Enriched with cocoa butter and hyaluronic acid, this night moisturiser helps skin to feel moisturised sans greasiness, and appear more plumped by dawn.
COMPARE BY SKIN CONCERN
Does your skin get a little overexcited about its ability to produce sebum (your skin’s natural oils)? If you feel like there’s a bit too much sebum on the skin’s surface, our best nighttime moisturiser for excess oil is here to help. The Tea Tree Night Lotion is feted for its lightweight formula that absorbs quickly before it sets to work. Helping skin to feel soothed and more balanced, it helps ensure your skin gets the right kind of moisture.
Did you know that with every piece of wisdom and laughter line you acquire, the skin’s cell renewal process naturally slows? That means, as we get older we can be more susceptible to dull, lacklustre skin. Bringing a whole new meaning to beauty sleep, our Drops of YouthTM Bouncy Sleeping Mask is an innovative little pot of goodness we’ve designed to help refresh and brighten skin’s appearance. It’s enriched with edelweiss stem cells from the Alps and helps skin appear more radiant.
We can’t guarantee that you’ll wake up on the right side of the bed every morning, but you might feel more inclined after using our Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil. This faff-free multi-tasker feels light and non-greasy, helping the skin to look more radiant with just a few drops before lights out. Combining the power of a night serum and an oil, it helps to recharge skin’s moisture levels, making you look more well-rested.
What better solid stretch of time do you have to let purifying products set to work on your skin than your siesta? You face all sorts of grime-boosters all day. Let your night face routine balance things out again with our Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask. It helps to soothe skin, control shine and excess oil, and get skin looking more matte and refreshed. All from the comfort of your own bed.
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In a rush to let your head hit the pillow? You’ll want a fast-absorbing formula that will help ensure no moisturiser gets on your bed sheets while you’re in the land of nod. Enter our Tea Tree Night Lotion, our bestselling night face lotion that helps to even out the appearance of blemishes without drying out the skin. This carefully balanced gel-lotion formula feels super lightweight on application, and helps to hydrate your visage for a refreshed look and feel come breakfast time.
Lightweight with a melting effect, our Oils of Life™ Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil feels effortlessly luxurious. A few drops massaged into the cheeks, chin and T-zone quickly absorb into skin, but carry a lot of clout. Enriched with a blend of cold-pressed precious seed oils, this facial oil helps to replenish moisture overnight and help skin feel deeply nourished by sun-up.
Our Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil combines the best parts of a night serum and an oil in a one-and-done innovative formula. It’s enriched with vitamin E and Community Fair Trade sesame seed oil from Nicaragua, as well as wheatgerm oil. This Serum-in-Oil feels light and non-greasy to apply, sinking into skin to work its magic while you get your forty winks. By sunrise, skin looks fresher and more well-rested.
Sometimes only the pleasing slather of a night cream will do. When that’s the case, look to our iconic Vitamin E Night Cream, our nocturnal version of our cult day cream. It’s ideal for all skin types and is enriched with hyaluronic acid and cocoa butter from Ghana. Easily absorbed, it helps to restore vital moisture to skin overnight when it needs it most without feeling greasy. And, look. Skin appears more soft and smooth by sunrise.
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As our bodies get to rest, and our skin’s cell renewal ramps up a gear, we also lose lots of water overnight. That means the best thing you can do for your face is to give it a little something back. Our Vitamin E Sink In Moisture Sleeping Mask does just that. This light gel-cream from our iconic Vitamin E range is a leave-on formula that helps to restore moisture while you get your shut-eye and leave skin feeling plumped come morning.
Dull skin gets a wake-up call with our Drops of Youth™ Bouncy Sleeping Mask. It’s formulated with plant stem cells and Community Fair Trade moringa seed oil, and targets skin that’s starting to look lacklustre. After using this Sleeping Mask as the last step in your pre-bedtime skincare routine, you’ll find skin appears plumper and brighter. We just can’t promise it’ll help you get out of bed any quicker.
Under the cover of night, oily and blemished skin gets a chance to calm down with our – think of it as an unwinding tonic for the skin, while your mind rests. This night cream is specially formulated to help soothe and even out the skin tone. It’s infused with salicylic acid and Community Fair Trade tea tree oil, and helps to minimise the appearance of blemishes, while gently rebalancing skin’s natural nighttime oiliness.
Fatigue on eyes
Under-eye bags are perfectly natural, considering how delicate the skin is around the peepers and all the things (screens!) we take in day-to-day. So, if you want to give them some TLC, our Drops of Youth™ Bouncy Eye Mask is formulated to take special care of this area, and is enriched with plant stem cells. While you count sheep, it sets to work on helping to deeply nourish and replump the skin with moisture, revealing skin that looks refreshed.
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Vegan tea tree cream
Want moisturised skin, but not the excess oil that goes along with oily skin? Our Tea Tree Night Lotion is your bedside go-to. This gentle gel helps to give skin hydration, while balancing excess sebum overnight. It’s enriched with Community Fair Trade tea tree oil from Kenya, used in purifying skincare for centuries. When your alarm goes off, look to see – skin feels less oily, blemishes look faded. You’re welcome.
Vegan sleeping mask
We named our Drops of Youth™ Bouncy Sleeping Mask bouncy because, well, it is. The innovative gel-cream texture moulds like a second skin to your face, ensuring each contour is caressed as you head into the land of nod. Come morning? Skin feels nourished and appears more plumped and renewed. Enriched with plant stem cells and Community Fair Trade moringa seed oil from Rwanda, this vegan Sleeping Mask is rich in refreshing goodness.
Vegan overnight mask
Getting its best work done in the small hours, our Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night Mask is a night owl pal for those with oily or blemished skin. Enriched with Community Fair Trade tea tree oil and salicylic acid, it’s specially formulated to help skin wake up looking clearer, more refreshed. Want to amplify the invigorating feeling? Keep it in the fridge and apply when cooled.
Vegan eye mask
Apply our Drops of Youth™ Bouncy Eye Mask as needed for an instant hit of refreshment or wear overnight for a more intense impact. Our vegan night eye cream is enriched with plant stem cells in a reviving gel formula. It helps to hydrate and improve this delicate skin texture, making the under-eye area appear more rested upon waking, and revealing skin that looks rejuvenated.