We all know the importance of sleep but did you know that our skin goes into its most regenerative state during the night? After a long day of fighting UV rays, sweat, and pollution, our skin needs some downtime and whilst we catch some zzz’s, our complexion switches to recovery mode – the prime time for cell repair and regeneration. During this time, the skin is also more receptive to products, hence the creation of night creams and powerful overnight treatments. Here are some of our current favourites…
iS Clinical Active Serum – shop
Have you ever dreamt of waking up free from breakouts and clogged pores? Well this powerful potion makes that dream a reality. It harnesses the power of a blend of natural extracts which boost the skin’s exfoliation process to get rid of damaged cells and decongest the pores of pollution and dirt. Mushroom Extract and Arbutin have been added to inhibit melanin production, therefore reducing signs of uneven tone and dark spots. Our star ingredient here is Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, which is a natural source of Salicylic Acid. It works to combat breakouts and thoroughly decongests the skin so that you can wake up fresh faced and with skin that’s noticeably clearer.
Medik8 Advanced Night Restore – shop
This luxurious product gives true meaning to the term ‘beauty sleep’. Its rich, velvety texture melts quickly into the skin and provides a much needed hydration hit to dry, lacklustre complexions. Natural compounds encourage cell renewal while botanical extracts diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles from the first application. A specialist Midnight Repair Complex works with Ceramides to nourish and plump the skin so that by morning you’ll notice an increase in radiance and suppleness.
Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream – shop
Calling all sensitive skin types, this one’s for you. This marvellously blue product contains a natural herbal ingredient called Guaiazulene, an extract from Chamomile Oil, which gives the cream its vibrant colour and more importantly, provides powerful skin calming benefits which alleviates signs of irritation and encourages cell regeneration. Centella Asiatica blankets the skin in hydration and eases stress, preventing the development of scars and pigmentation. This multi-tasking cream can also be used to soothe eczema flare ups and calm angry, uncomfortable sunburn.
Paula’s Choice Defense Nightly Reconditioning Moisturiser – shop
At night, it’s extra important to choose products that are going to repair the skin from any damage caused during your long day. This lightweight yet intensely hydrating cream can be applied at night to infuse the skin with an exclusive Anti-Pollution Factor blend which effectively repairs, nourishes and strengthens the skin during its more regenerative time. Not to mention, it also neutralises the effects of blue light and pollution to restore a healthy complexion by morning.
Cosmedix Reboot Overnight Hydration Complex – shop
Best described as glowing skin in a bottle, this luxurious serum utilises the power of a blend of nourishing actives which work from the first application to smooth, hydrate and firm the complexion as you rest. Key ingredient Coconut Extract, which is rich in probiotics, balances the skin’s surface while soothing Aloe Vera calms irritation and inflammation to restore a healthy appearance to the visage. When used regularly, you’ll notice that this serum will soften fine lines, reduce redness and restore lost radiance.