30 Sep Night Cream- The importance of nocturnal beauty.
Firstly let me say how surprised and shocked I am that after a little research I have realised most of my friends don’t use a dedicated night cream. Let’s get one thing straight, if you don’t use a night cream you aren’t getting the most out of your skin. It just won’t be looking at its best. Night Creams absolutely have a role to play in your daily skin routine.
At night your skins restorative ‘programme’ kicks in, cellular reproduction is at its peak at around 2-4 am. While you rest your skin becomes significantly more receptive, which means whatever you put on your skin before you sleep is going to be more effective and any active ingredients will penetrate deeper into the skin and achieve better results. If your concern is anti ageing then a night cream will boost cell reproduction stimulate collagen and it’s intensive moisture will give you overall more youthful looking skin. Your day cream should be dedicated to protecting the skin, a sun protection factor is paramount! Your night cream is there to nourish and repair.
To get optimal results from a night cream look for ingredients like Q10, Vit A, Vit C, retinol and nano-particles. Nano-particles means the active ingredient particles are much smaller so it will penetrate into the skin faster and easier. If you have dry skin opt for a rich thicker cream. If your skin is oily opt for a lighter lotion or gel.
And please always remove your make-up at the end of the day! I always cringe when I hear of people who don’t.
Clinique Super Rescue Antioxidant Night Moisturiser RRP $90 – This night cream is packed full of potent anti-oxidants, it offers intensive moisture and it is available in different formulas for every skin type. Easily absorbed into the skin, highly moisturising and non-greasy.
The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Night Cream RRP $42.95- This cream offers 24hr hydration, reduces fines lines and is dedicated to improving skin tone and elasticity. It’s a lightweight cream but is extremely hydrating and smells great. Made from organic and natural ingredients.
Olay Regenerist Intensive Night Revitalising Cream $32.49 – This cream is also packed with antioxidants, and contains Vitamin E and Green Tea extract. It feels rich and nourishing and is dedicated to anti-ageing.