The cream of the crop
Looking for a great night cream that actually lives up to its price tag? We’ve got the lowdown! These products are worth every penny — trust us.
Goldfaden Wake Up Call
Wake up looking and feeling your absolute best with this must-have, luxurious moisturizer that plumps up skin and redefines its texture as you sleep. Made with active firming and skin rejuvenating ingredients, including alpha lipoic acid, organic red tea, CoQ10 and retinol, it invigorates skin and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Meanwhile, grapeseed oil, avocado and vitamin E nourish skin and offer a welcome dose of hydration. Basically, it’s a miracle worker! To apply, cleanse your skin first. Then use a gentle upward motion to blend product into your face, neck and décolleté.
Dr. Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture
According to board certified dermatologist Dr. Howard Murad, at night you should focus on products that help nourish your skin, as well as repair it. “Water loss through the skin is greatest at night, which is why using a thicker formula for your moisturizer can help prevent that kind of dehydration.” We absolutely love Murad’s non-greasy, Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture cream, as it’s the most hydrating moisturizer he’s ever created! Formulated with avocado, sunflower and olive fruit oils to hydrate and smooth skin, collagen support complex to plump it up and shea butter to improve its texture, this stuff is truly a dream come true for ladies with dry skin. After cleansing and toning, smooth it over neck, chest and face and massage into skin evenly. (Murad.com, $65)
Hydropeptide Power Lift
Turn back the hands of time and fight fine lines in your sleep with this oh-so-worth-it anti-wrinkle, ultra-rich concentrate that works to reduce the appearance of age spots and prevent new lines from forming. Not only will it quench your skin’s thirst with three layers of hydration, but it also combines four peptides with 21 hydrating elements to make sure you wake up looking flawlessly refreshed. To reveal a younger, more radiant you, apply a small amount to your face and neck before bed (post cleansing and toning). Using upward massaging motions, gently rub it in, taking care to avoid your eyelids and lips. (Skinstore.com, $80)
Vie Collection Night Peel Progressive Resurfacing Cream
What could be better than a night cream that acts as a dual time-release to “peel” while you sleep? Um, nothing! This creamy, exfoliating balm is clinically proven to brighten up your complexion by 63 percent and increase evenness of skin tone by 54 percent, both overnight. Plus, within a month’s time, more than three out of four women who tried it noticed smoother, renewed skin. Did we mention it smells simply divine too?
"When choosing a night cream, be sure to look for retinol as it will help reverse the signs of aging overnight," says board certified dermatologist Dr. Marina Peredo, founder of Spatique Medical Spa and Marina I. Peredo, M.D., P.C. Dermatology in Smithtown, NY. "You also want to make sure your skin stays hydrated while sleeping as it can often dry up. Look for thick creams that contain hyaluronic acid for maximum moisturization. Shea butter is great for this as well.”
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