Night Cream: The Best of 2019
Every night when you fall asleep, your body goes into makeover mode turning your body’s cellular regeneration dial all the way up to the very highest setting.
In response, your blood vessels get to work delivering loads of nutrients and oxygen to your skin to aid in the healing and repair process. The result? A fresher, younger-looking you in the morning.
What better opportunity is there to lend Mother Nature a helping hand as she sets to work, tweaking, healing and repairing that large, delicate organ which demands to be kept in tip-top condition, especially since your cells will be particularly receptive to any moisturizing and nourishing goodness you send their way.
And that’s where the best night creams come in. Rich in moisturizers, vitamins, and nutrients, these magic potions will get to work on your skin uninterrupted by dust, smog, stress and harsh weather conditions. All the better to provide you with a youthful, glowing complexion in the morning.
And in this guide, we shall be examining the best night creams for Mother Nature’s nightly makeovers.
And down below, we shall take a look at all the good stuff you should be able to expect from a night cream which is worthy of making it past several potential candidates to become a part of your nighttime routine.
It relies on an antioxidant unlike any other which comes with its manufacturer’s guarantee of being the most potent of them all — methylene blue.
This ingredient will not only reverse the signs of aging but achieve permanent results too.
And that’s not all the manufacturer guarantees either: it also promises that its unique formula will enhance your skin’s ability to produce collagen and elastin a mere two weeks after you’ve begun to use it.
To provide hydration efficiently, it relies on glycerin to ensure your skin cells get the moisture they need, meaning you will also be able to look forward to thoroughly hydrated skin.
And to keep your skin extra soft and feeling like silk, there’s the one ingredient which has become a firm favorite of manufacturers around the globe: shea butter.
This rich nut butter will not only lend its own antioxidant protection to methylene blue’s near miraculous capabilities, but will also lock in moisture so that your skin continues to receive the hydration it needs.
Bluelene’s Anti-Aging Night Cream also contains natural oils such as bergamot and geranium which will provide your skin with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory protection, soothing any existing discomfort as a result and reducing the risk of acne too.
What’s more, the manufacturer also prides itself on the fact that all its ingredients are not only FDA approved, but also exclude parabens, phthalates, sulfates, triclosan, petrolatum, and mineral oil, and are cruelty-free.
And thanks to these awesome features, there’s no doubt that Bluelene’s Anti-Aging Night Cream will be able to effectively boost Mother Nature’s restorative touch as she works on your skin until dawn.
- Special formula containing methylene blue, a potent antioxidant
- The use of only FDA-approved ingredients
- A cruelty-free product
- Product Dimensions: Not provided
- Product Weight: 4.8 ounces
- Vitamin Types: Vitamins A and E
- Capable of providing intense hydration to skin
- Capable of reducing inflammation and encouraging healing
- Ideal for all skin types
- May feel oily
Few things are as awe inspiring as products that guarantee amazing results which seem nearly too good to be true, and yet deliver them in record time.
Just like Neutrogena’s Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Cream.
After all, filling out wrinkles is no mean feat and yet, this product comes with a guarantee of being able to reduce them in the space of a week.
And it actually does deliver on it proving in the process, why Neutrogena does deserve its position at the top of the beauty and skin care food chain.
But how on earth does it accomplish such marvelous results?
Well, there’s the glucose complex contained in its formula which will strengthen your skin’s barrier, combating those wrinkles in the process.
And thanks to hyaluronic acid, one of the most effective moisturizing agents in existence, your skin’s cells will become plump and filled with moisture. They will also set to reproducing themselves with renewed verve and energy thanks to the boost they will receive from the vitamin A also present in the formula.
No wonder, this night cream is able to accomplish so much in so little time. And you too can get to experience all its marvelous qualities for yourself and watch as your skin is transformed into a younger, more radiant version of itself.
- A fast acting, wrinkle reduction formula
- Intense hydration and cellular renewal
- The presence of a glucose complex which will strengthen your skin’s barrier
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 2.6 x 1.3 inches
- Product Weight: 0.96 ounces
- Vitamin Types: Vitamin A
- Capable of reducing wrinkles within a week
- Capable of providing excellent hydration
- Capable of improving your skin’s barrier
- May cause rashes and a burning sensation
This product will not just take care of your skin at night, but will take care of it during the daytime, too.
And because it’s also deeply hydrating — thanks to the presence of glycerin, among other ingredients — you will be able to look forward to plumper skin cells, a reduction in wrinkles and fine lines, and younger looking skin. And it will accomplish all those fabulous results while remaining light and airy against your skin and easy to absorb, without any greasiness which can cause a feeling of discomfort.
The fact that it also comes with what is rapidly becoming one of the most popular emollients on the globe, shea butter is also an added plus. Especially since you will be able to look forward to enhanced collagen production and firmer skin.
What’s more, it will also soothe any inflammation too while clearing your cells of any unwelcome free radicals which have opted for settling in your skin.
All these wonderful qualities are hardly surprising given the fact that this night cream has been brought to you courtesy of one of the biggest names in the skin care industry renowned for its ability to make its customers very happy.
And you too can get to be one of them and provide your skin with intense pampering on a nightly — and a daily — basis.
- Special hydrating formula capable of providing smoother skin within a week
- Special anti-aging formula which will provide a reduction in wrinkles within a month
- Suitable for all skin types
- Product Dimensions: 2.9 x 2.8 x 3 inches
- Product Weight: 1.76 ounces
- Vitamin Types: Vitamins A and E
- Capable of providing smoother, youthful skin
- Capable of filling out wrinkles within a month
- Lightweight and easy to absorb
- Quality of formula may be inconsistent
It feels as creamy and smooth as whipped butter and light and airy against your skin. And that’s just the beginning of all the good things you will be able to expect from Body Merry’s Breakthrough Night Cream.
Because its formula contains natural butters and oils including shea, jojoba and sunflower, you will also be able to look forward to efficient antioxidant and anti-inflammatory protection. And that means that any soreness on your skin will be soothed resulting in reduced redness. Your skin will also feel noticeably softer and firmer, too.
And because it relies on botanical hyaluronic acid to provide moisture, it will also be able to provide you with visibly younger looking skin due to its efficient moisturizing capabilities which will reduce wrinkles and tighten your skin.
This is one night cream which is also capable of taking care of your complexion and of providing you with an even skin tone. And that’s because it contains spirulina which is capable of eliminating toxins and free radicals, preventing your skin from aging, and also making your skin appear especially radiant.
And it’s not only perfect for all skin types but is also cruelty-free, so it was an obvious choice for our list of the best night creams we could find.
No wonder it worked wonderfully on our skin. And we believe it will do the same for yours, while bestowing it with a fresh, youthful glow.
- Unique formula containing botanical hyaluronic acid and natural oils
- Ideal for all skin types and cruelty-free
- Capable of evening out skin tone
- Product Dimensions: Not provided
- Product Weight: 3.84 ounces
- Vitamin Types: Vitamins A, B-12, and E
- Suitable for all skin types
- Capable of encouraging healing
- Capable of providing intense hydration
- May cause breakouts
The next product on our list has the distinction of being part of a skincare line developed by dermatologists to work with your circadian rhythm and features patented MultiVesicular Emulsion Technology to enable it to moisturize your skin slowly throughout the day.
It also comes with three ceramides (1, 3 and 6-II), special lipids which will add to your skin’s structure giving it a more youthful appearance and keeping wrinkles away.
And in order to ensure your skin receives the moisture it needs, the manufacturer, CeraVe, has opted for hyaluronic acid, an extremely effective moisturizing agent which is capable of holding up to 1000 times its weight in water.
CeraVe’s Night Cream for Face also contains niacinamide also known as Vitamin B3 which will work on counteracting any UV damage sustained by your skin and fighting off any possible acne breakouts. And because hydration also happens to be one of its many talents, it will also contribute to the moisturizing of your skin too.
We happen to think that’s a rather impressive bunch
of qualities and ingredients, right there. So did our faces when we gave it a try. And somehow, we also think your skin will feel similarly impressed as well.
- A special formula developed by dermatologists
- Exclusive, patented MultiVesicular Emulsion Technology
- Intensive hydration due to niacinamide and hyaluronic acid
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 2.6 x 2.2 inches
- Product Weight: 1.76 ounces
- Vitamin Types: Vitamin B3
- Capable of hydrating your skin all night long
- Capable of improving the structure of your skin due to ceramides
- Capable of providing intense hydration due to niacinamide and hyaluronic acid
- May have a sticky consistency
It’s thick, rich and creamy. And it’s been made from ingredients which are not only completely natural and organic, but also come with the USDA’s seal of approval.
But that’s far from being all that sets BeeFriendly’s Best Night Cream apart from the competition.
There’s its reliance on products produced by bees to bring you a skin care item with numerous wonderful perks.
At the top of that list are raw honey and beeswax which are efficient at soothing, healing and moisturizing your skin. Both of these ingredients are also capable of providing excellent antimicrobial protection and reducing the risk of acne or breakouts.
Next up comes royal jelly which is packed with vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants. What’s more, this natural remedy will also bolster the healing and anti-inflammatory properties of the honey and beeswax, and eliminate any soreness and irritation present as a result.
And then there’s propolis which is also pretty efficient at providing UV protection, eliminating excess oil on the skin and making it softer and smoother. And it also comes with rather potent healing and anti-inflammatory properties of its own, making this night cream a superb choice for not only moisturizing your skin, but for soothing any discomfort you may feel too.
And the icing on the cake is the absence of any synthetic chemicals or parabens and the fact that the product is cruelty-free too.
All these wonderful qualities mean that BeeFriendly’s Best Night Cream is a product quite unlike any other. It has what it takes to pamper your skin from dusk 'til dawn.
- A completely natural, USDA certified product
- Excellent antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant protection
- Free from any synthetic ingredients, including parabens and fillers
- Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 2.2 x 2.2 inches
- Product Weight: 1.6 ounces
- Vitamin Types: Vitamins A and B
- Completely organic and natural
- Capable of providing excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant protection
- Capable of nourishing and moisturizing skin effectively
- May feel greasy
It’s 98.9% natural and it’s anti-aging too, and it truly is one of the very best night creams we could find. What’s more, it’s also ultra hydrating and is pretty easy to absorb as well. Especially since it comes with clary sage, a fragrant, antimicrobial wonder herb which will assist your skin in absorbing it rather efficiently.
The manufacturer’s choice of humectant in this case is glycerine which is not only renowned for its mildness on skin, but also for its ability to work with natural oils and emollients to keep skin moisturized and smooth.
This night cream also comes with salicylic acid thanks to the willow bark it contains. An excellent natural exfoliator, this beta hydroxy acid will reach right into your pores and get rid of any lingering dead skin cells, eliminating the risk of acne as a result, and keeping your face safe from any dreaded breakouts.
Also equally impressive is the fact that the manufacturer has taken just as much effort in deciding what ingredients to exclude as they have with those they’ve chosen to include.
As a result, Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream is free from parabens, phthalates and petrolatum.
What’s more, they’ve also taken the trouble to ensure it’s dermatologically approved as well - an effort we especially appreciate where manufacturers are concerned.
If you're in search of a product which is rich in natural ingredients, is an excellent moisturizer and has been clinically proven to be capable of eliminating wrinkles, you’ll love Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream.
- A dermatologically tested formula which is 98.9% natura
- A special ultra hydrating formula
- Mildly exfoliating due to salicylic acid
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.4 x 2 inches
- Product Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Vitamin Types: Not specified
- Capable of gently exfoliating skin and preventing acne
- Keeps skin moisturized
- Clinically proven to eliminate wrinkles and fine lines
- Consistency may be rather thick
Any product which is recommended by dermatologists can be considered to have pretty much ‘arrived’ as far as skin care items are concerned. Especially since it means it must simply be that good and capable of delivering spectacular results.
But what is it that the Eucerin Redness Relief Night Creme comes with that sets it apart from the rest in that regard?
There’s its reliance on licochalcone a licorice extract which has rather potent anti-inflammatory properties which make it a superb choice for reducing redness of the skin. There’s more to this skin care ingredient as it’s also capable of protecting skin from UV damage, as well.
And because hydration is also an essential part of night time skin care, the manufacturer of this night cream has also included glycerine to ensure your skin cells remain happily hydrated. And to keep all that moisture locked in where it belongs and bolster the anti-inflammatory qualities of licochalcone, they’ve also added panthenol too.
In keeping with a product which is ideal for sensitive skin, this night cream is also fragrance-free, oil-free and non-comedogenic. As a result, you will be able to look forward to its soothing, moisturizing care and visibly clearer skin in four weeks without having to endure the discomfort caused by the presence of grease on your skin.
With all these qualities, it’s pretty easy to understand why dermatologists are rather fond of the Eucerin Redness Relief Night Creme and why we've selected it to feature as one of the best night creams you can get.
- Effective anti-inflammation and UV protection due to licochalcone and panthenol
- Effective hydration due to the presence of glycerine
- Suitable for sensitive and oily skin
- Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 2.6 x 2.7 inches
- Product Weight: 4.8 ounces
- Vitamin Types: Vitamin B
- Capable of providing anti-inflammation and UV protection
- Capable of providing efficient hydration
- Ideal for sensitive and oily skin
- May cause a burning sensation on skin
When the biggest names associated with excellent quality make promises, we always tend to drop whatever we’re doing and pay attention.
And in this instance, doing so was a truly excellent idea.
Especially since it came with the assurance of deep hydration thanks to its special moisture-binding formula as well as the presence of an amino peptide complex capable of taking on the deepest wrinkles and smoothing them out.
In addition to the above features which are pretty impressive on their own, there was also the fact that it came with vitamins B and E meaning even more hydration, as well as anti-inflammation. It also meant that this was one product which would also take on any free radicals which had made it out of the atmosphere into your skin cells.
And to make sure all that moisture stayed locked in and plumped up cells like it was meant to, rather than taking off to the atmosphere, the manufacturer had also added olive oil and allantoin.
Did we notice visibly smoother and firmer skin at the end of it all? We most certainly did. Which means that a mini-miracle must have occurred each time we applied this superbly hydrating night cream. And you too can experience all it has to offer and join the 97% of delighted customers with younger looking skin that feels like silk.
- A unique, moisture binding formula for intense hydration
- Amino peptide complex for handling deep wrinkles
- A special, fragrance free formula
- Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 3.4 x 3.7 inches
- Product Weight: 1.76 ounces
- Vitamin Types: Vitamins B and E
- Intense hydration of skin
- Light exfoliation to provide a clearer complexion
- Presence of emollients for smoother, softer skin
- Can leave an oily residue on bedding
The presence of retinol in any skin care product is one of those things which never fails to get our attention. After all, what’s not to like about an ingredient which will not only enhance your skin’s collagen production but will also get those cells to create more versions of themselves a lot faster than they usually do?
But because the best products often happen to be a rather multifaceted bunch, we decided to check out this product’s ingredients to decide if it belonged in such select company.
And we’re glad we did, because we rather liked what we found.
There was glycerin, that potent moisturizing agent capable of catering effectively to thirsty skin cells. There was also shea butter a favorite emollient of manufacturers of skin care products thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities as well as its vitamin A and E content.
We were also rather pleased to note the presence of glycolic acid which meant we could also look forward to gently exfoliated skin, cleared pores and a significantly reduced risk of acne.
All those amazing ingredients (and there were many more too) meant a product which felt like a magical elixir of sorts. Especially since it did live up to our expectations.
So does RoC’s Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Anti-Aging Retinol Night Cream belong in select company? We think it does. And we think it’s rather likely you’ll be delighted with its results too.
- Special dermatologist tested anti-aging formula
- Clinically proven to be capable of rejuvenating skin
- An oil free, non comedogenic formula
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 2.3 x 6.7 inches
- Product Weight: 1.92 ounces
- Vitamin Types: Vitamins A and E
- Capable of reducing wrinkles and fine lines
- Capable of gently exfoliating skin
- Suitable for oily skin due to being non-comedogenic
- May cause redness of skin
Selecting the Best Night Cream for Your Skin
The secret to choosing the night cream that’s best for you lies in keeping a sharp lookout for all those moisturizing agents and vitamins your skin will love.
Especially since the very best products happen to be particularly rich in them.
Examples of such goodies to look out for include the following:
Somewhere in this select and very influential clique of chemical compounds, lies the secret of eternal youth.
However, getting to unlock their rejuvenating superpowers requires choosing those that will give your skin the love it deserves. And that means looking out for products which come with the following:
This fat-soluble chemical is the go-to-vitamin for tackling wrinkles and fine lines.
But how does it do what it does?
By boosting collagen production and getting those cells to produce themselves prolifically. Quite often, it may be found in cosmetic products in the form of retinol or retinyl acetate.
Also known as niacinamide, this vitamin comes with the antimicrobial properties which are absolutely essential for keeping acne at bay. It also keeps your skin hydrated and is even capable of taking on cellular damage caused by UV rays and reversing it too.
Another anti-aging agent, vitamin C enhances collagen which is responsible for adding structure and firmness to your skin. It also combats free radicals which have a habit of lurking in the atmosphere.
A vitamin endowed with numerous superpowers, it will unceremoniously expel any free radicals which have managed to sneak into your skin cells. It’s also anti-inflammatory and will soothe your skin and is even capable of keeping it hydrated.
Consider the various types of hydrating agents that may be in night creams to give your skin a moisturizing boost:
Their special quality lies in their ability to make your skin extra soft and smooth. Plant oils make excellent emollients and can actually make your skin appear younger. Excellent examples include almond oil, coconut oil, olive oil, and shea butter.
But what if you have oily skin? Simply opt for choices which are high in linoleic acids such as argan oil, safflower oil and sunflower oil.
It’s one thing to moisturize your skin, but it won’t be much help if you don’t lock it in. And that’s where occlusives come in.
Their job is to form a protective layer over your skin to prevent all that moisture from taking off into the atmosphere.
Look out for examples such as cocoa butter and allantoin.
Substances in this category tend to have a habit of snatching moisture out of the air. And when they’re present in your night cream, they’ll share all of it with your skin which is excellent news since it loves water.
Some of the very best humectants include: aloe vera, glycerin and honey.
A Great Place to Start
Although the above substances mentioned above are by no means all that you should look out for when selecting the best night cream for your skincare routine, they’re an excellent place to start when selecting products worthy of making the cut.
And we’ve been doing a little selecting of our own too. And because we love to share, we’ve placed our findings below so you can take a look at some of the most impressive products for caring for your skin all night long.