Night repair creams are often sold to women with the promise that nightly use will promote healthier skin and help to maintain a youthful and nourished appearance. But what is the difference between a daytime moisturizer and a night cream? Is it necessary to use two different creams on your face? The answer is really whether or not you are happy with your daytime moisturizer and how your skin reacts to your home environment.
Daytime moisturizers are usually made of a lighter consistency. They may or may not contain a SPF. If your daytime moisturizer is doing a good job on your skin, then a separate night cream may not be necessary. On the other hand, if your skin is looking dry and dehydrated when you wake up in the morning, a night cream made with added moisturizing ingredients which promote hydration, may be the next step. Unlike day creams, night creams go on a little thicker, and have a heavier consistency and will not contain a SPF.
With so many night creams on the market, it is difficult to decipher which ones would work best on your skin type. Below are five night creams that are currently on the market today that contain an array of natural ingredients and range in price from $26.00 to $65.00.
Mannatech Night Repair Creme is full of botanical ingredients such as olive extracts, coconut oil, and jojoba esters. Nightly use is said to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, while promoting glowing, smooth skin. 1.4 oz retails for $65.49.
Nuxe Nuxuriance Anti-Aging Re-Densifying Cream Night contains rare plant-based ingredients that help to restore the skin as well as natural caffeine that rejuvenates the skin’s texture. 1.5 oz retails for $63.00.
Jurlique Herbal Recovery Night Cream is packed full of Vitamins A, C and E, plus beech tree bud extract. These active ingredients are said to revitalize, restore and protect the skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines. 50 mL retails for $53.00.
Weleda Wild Rose Night Cream contains organic rosehip seed oil, vitamins A and E, peach kernel oil and organic olive oil. Weleda’s ingredients are said to restore and renew tired skin, while adding moisture and smoothing fine lines. 30 mL retails for $31.50.
Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask contains avocado and apricot kernel oils that are said to quench the skin, while Japanese Seaweed helps to keep the skin from further dehydration. 100 mL retails for $26.00.