If your nighttime skincare routine consists of washing your face and calling it a day, you’re missing the best opportunity to nourish your skin. Your body works extra hard to repair skin overnight, so it’s a great time to add nutrients to your face and give your body’s natural process a little boost. There are a lot of overnight beauty repair products on the market at many different price points. Which one is right for you? Here are some of our picks:
A lot of overnight repair products target fine lines and wrinkles; we like that this (super affordable!) night cream from Yes To Cucumbers is developed especially to soothe sensitive skin. Grapeseed Oil moisturizes and repairs, while chamomile and aloe calm redness and irritation.
Do you dare rub snail slime all over your face before bed? Not for the faint of heart, this night cream is a cult favorite, with fans claiming it repairs fine lines, wrinkles, saggy skin, eczema, and post-acne marks like nothing else they’ve ever tried.
Acure is one of our favorite budget-friendly-but-totally-luxe natural beauty brands. Argan stem cell and chlorella growth factor help reduce wrinkles, firm skin, and boost hydration, making this night cream perfect for dry and aging skin.
A sleeping mask for your lips? Yes! Especially at this time of year, lips can get dried out and flaky. This mask from Laneige gives them the TLC they need. Apply it before bed and wake up to smooth, soft lips in the morning.
If enlarged pores are your primary skin concern, this night cream from Korean beauty brand Caolion is just what you need. Hyaluronic acid helps hydrate skin, while honey locks in moisture.
The salicylic acid in this nighttime face oil from Origins helps release dull, dead surface cells, making it a winner for both aging and acne-prone skin. As a bonus, the addition of neroli, valerian, and vanilla, will help you relax and sleep well.
Perfect for aging, dry skin, this super hydrating creme from derma e is packed with antioxidants like green tea and vitamins C and E. We love that it’s vegan, cruelty-free, and made without parabens.
Farmacy is a favorite around here and their Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm is no exception. Free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates and formaldehyde, this echinacea-based balm is great for every skin type; it reduces fine lines and wrinkles while restoring elasticity, reducing redness, and evening tone.
Great for every skin type, this paraben-, sulfate-, and phthalate-free night cream from Jurlique fights environmental damage and free radicals with all-natural antioxidants. If aging is a concern, we also love Jurlique’s Nutri-Define Rejuvenating Overnight Cream.
We’re super-excited about the brand new tulasara line from Aveda and this eye mask is one of our picks—it’s an overnight repair product developed specifically for the under-eye area. It’s made with turmeric extract to even tone and diminish dark circles, while algae extracts alleviate puffiness and plant stem cells and apricot seed oil support the body’s natural repair process.
We’re big believers in serums and this one from Savor Beauty is a fantastic multitasker; made with pumpkin seed, rosehip seed, and meadowfoam, it moisturizes, reduces brown spots, and diminishes fine lines. For under-eye circles and wrinkles, layer it with Savor’s Caviar Eye Cream.
If you’re a product junkie like I am, you’ve probably noticed that Marula oil has been all over the place lately. Well, there’s a good reason for that: it’s an oil that absorbs quickly, so it works for any skin type, it’s rich in antioxidants, and it increases firmness. Use Marula oil on its own or before applying other night creams for an extra boost.
I know what you’re thinking: a pillowcase? Really? Yes, really, and it’s a game-changer. No more bedhead! No more sleep creases! Cotton pillowcases wick away moisture from your skin as you sleep, which is no bueno when you’re already prone to dry skin. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase will keep your skin hydrated overnight.
This antioxidant-rich leave-on mask from Singaporean brand Allies of Skin does it all—hydrates dry skin, reduces fine lines, fights acne, and fades hyper-pigmentation. It’s made without silicone, sulfates, phthalates, or parabens.
Drunk Elephant is a completely crush-worthy, splurge-worthy brand with a hilarious name and serious products. If your skin suffers from uneven tone or texture, dullness, and enlarged pores, this 12 percent AHA/BHA serum will have you waking up to smoother, more radiant skin.
This cult favorite is free of parabens, phthalates, silicone, and mineral oil; perfect for fighting fine lines and wrinkles, it’s also great for soothing red, sensitive skin. It’s made with a natural enzyme from salmon that exfoliates only dead skin cells, leaving the living ones to flourish.
The holy grail of night creams for aging skin. It’s made without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, silicone, petrochemicals, or synthetic fragrances (which we love!) and Omorovicza’s Hydro Mineral Transference delivery system helps ensure that all the good stuff in this cream actually gets absorbed by the skin. It fights free radicals to defend against environmental damage and supports the production of collagen and elastin to firm skin. It’s an investment, but a little goes a long way, so it’ll last you a while.3