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We can’t stress the importance of beauty sleep enough. Whether if you’re in your 20s or 50s, slumber is the best time for the skin to repair and restore itself, regardless of if you’re dealing with acne, wrinkles, dryness, access sebum or stubborn dark spots. But aside from staying on top of healthy bedtime and a strict nighttime skin routine, the key to recharging your skin is a hard-working night cream.
While the idea of night cream may seem like another money-motivated scheme by the beauty industry, these creams are specially-formulated with richer consistencies and contain heavier does of complex ingredients that aren’t recommended for daytime-use — such as retinol — as well as chemical exfoliants like alpha-hydroxy acids.
As the colder months call for more reactive skin and colder nights, there’s no better time to get your hands on the perfect night cream. Scroll below for our top picks.
Inspired by the best of K-beauty, this sleeping mask works overnight as a moisture-recharging gel that quickly absorbs into the skin while you sleep to lock-in hydration.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $33
The ultimate do-it-all solution, this night cream is made with a natural retinol alternative to deeply hydrate and target everything from discolouration, dark spots, wrinkles and fine lines. Best of all, it’s completely gentle.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $71
An anti-aging solution that features a lightweight consistency powered by antioxidant-rich super lotus that helps skin recover overnight for a more youthful-looking and feeling complexion with the help of peach leaf extract.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $63
A moisturizer packed with a powerful Vitamin B3 and Retinoid complex to hydrate and instantly penetrate the skin as you sleep. Within just 28 days of regular use, you’ll see visible improvements in fine lines, wrinkles, smoothness, brightness, firming, dark spots, and pores.
SHOP IT: Shoppers Drug Mart, $33 (originally $44)
A must-have for the pimple-poker, this dark-spot-diminishing night cream is made with smoothing glycolic acid and brightening vine sap known as viniferine, an ingredient that lightens dark spots, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation 62 times more effectively compared to Vitamin C.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $75
A dermatologist approved formula, this night cream is made with three essential ceramides that help restore and maintain the skin’s protective moisture barrier.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $26
An intensive hydrating clean-formulation made with the advanced technology of vitamin C, fruit stem cells, resveratrol-rich grapeseed, and olive-derived squalane.
SHOP IT: Sephora, $99
Made with vitamin E, this restorative cream is made to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as improving skin firmness and elasticity. See healthier skin in just one week.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $20 (originally $26)