After 50, we need to take our skincare more seriously than ever. This means, among other things, regular use of an excellent night cream. A night cream is super-hydrating, a bit thicker than your day moisturizer, and won’t contain SPF. The best night creams are packed with anti-aging ingredients to help your skin regenerate while you sleep.
1. Avon ANEW Ultimate Gold Emulsion Night Treatment (about $18.50, click to buy)
Gorgeous golden jar that looks like it contains a cream ten times the price—works like one too on postmenopausal dry skin. Said to stimulate proteins to increase the production of healthy cells, but it does turn your skin to silk so long as you keep on using it, which you will.
2. Lancôme Génifique Repair Youth Activating Night Cream (about $95, click to buy)
More like Genie in a jar. This gives mature skin a lush velvety texture. The claims say that’s due to boosting the activity of genes that stimulate proteins, but I say it works whether you wear it awake or asleep.
3. Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask (about $21, click to buy)
If your face is so dehydrated that it looks like a road map of wrinkles, go to bed with this emergency treatment instead of your usual skin cream. Moisture-boosting sodium hyaluronate plus emollient avocado and apricot kernel oils do a quickie makeover, so your skin looks firmer and dewier, even on four hours of sleep.
4. Jurlique Herbal Recovery Night Cream (about $48, click to buy)
If the romantic idea of a blend of eight herbs and flowers grown and hand-tended
on the Jurlique organic farm in Australia isn’t compelling enough, wait until you try this nourishing cream. It contains antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E and beech tree bud extract to increase moisture and firmness.
5. Weleda Wild Rose Night Cream (about $19.78, click to buy)
Weleda was an organic beauty pioneer back in 1921, but its reputation as a skin rejuvenating source is pure 2010 A-list. The whole Wild Rose line is great, but this night cream with its blend of nourishing antioxidant-rich organic rosehip seed oil, vitamins A and E, organic olive oil (also high in vitamin E), and evening primrose oil restores suppleness. P.S. If you like this, the Weleda Wild Rose Body Oil ($18.98 click here to buy) is to die for!
6. Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Moisture Night (about $17.59, click to buy)
This retinol cream won’t have you digging into your 401K and simply, efficiently does the job—lines are diminished and skin looks firmer and clearer. I’ll say no more.
7. CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion P.M. (about $12.60, click to buy)
This is simply a very nourishing, repairing, and hydrating moisturizer with all the good stuff like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide (Vitamin B3), and ceramides. This new product is currently a hush-hush word-of-mouth bargain that is about to boom—get it before it sells out of stock.
8. Nivea Visage Rich Regenerating Night Care, Dry to Sensitive Skin (about $7.99, click to buy)
The same familiar blue may stir feelings for the classic tin of Nivea Creme. This rich cream uses almond and calendula oil to enhance the lipid barrier of the skin. Don’t look for it in stores though; it’s only available online.
9. Cosmedicine Private Nurse Recovery & Repair Cream (about $75, click to buy)
Fake a good night’s sleep with this extraordinarily hydrating night cream based on sodium hyaluronate. Plumps up lines and erases dryness by dawn.
10. Chantecaille Biodynamic Lifting Mask (about $145, click to buy)
You know when you’re so stressed out that your face starts looking like an unmade
bed? Leave this mask on overnight instead of your usual night regimen to iron it out. Or slather it on for fifteen minutes before doing your makeup.
11. Nuxe Nuxuriance Anti-Aging Re-Densifying Cream Night (about $63, click to buy)
There’s a reason this is one of the best-selling brands for mature women in those fabulous French pharmacies you see all over Paris that function as a medi-
beauty clinic. This cream with sodium hyaluronate, natural caffeine extract, and decongesting botanicals drains that excess puffy look we get during stress and replaces it with firmer, more supple skin.
12. Zo Skin Health by Zein Obagi MD Ommerse Overnight Recovery Crème
$95 click here to buy
The famous Beverly Hills dermatologist’s retinol cream decreases wrinkles, evens out skin, and thickens the epidermis so that your face feels firmer and looks dewier and your skin has “body” to it, if you know what I mean.
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