Splurge or Save: 13 Night Creams for Every Budget
Haven’t invested in night cream yet? You’re doing your skin a serious disservice. It’s during deep sleep that our skin undergoes self-repair and restoration, so it’s crucial to pair that process with a well-formulated, powerful night cream before slipping between the sheets. Since pollution, harmful UV rays, and harsh environmental elements are typically not concerns in the evening, chances are your SPF-formulated day cream isn’t the best substitute for evening hydration. Instead, reach for a nighttime formula packed with anti-aging ingredients like retinol and glycolic acid to help your skin overnight.
Need help picking a night cream that’s best for you? Below, we share 13 classic night creams—at every price point—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands that can help your skin while you catch some zzz’s. Whether you’re looking to splurge or are on a tight budget, there’s a night cream out there with your name on it!
LANCÔME ABSOLUE PREMIUM ΒX NIGHT
At just over $200, this intensely replenishing night cream will be your secret weapon for tackling a variety of skincare issues. This cream helps restore essential moisture to the skin’s surface, and helps enforce your skin’s nighttime natural recovery process through its fusion of wild yam, soy, sea algae, and barley.
Lancôme Absolue Premium BX Night, $205 MSRP
LANCÔME RÉNERGIE LIFT MULTI-ACTION NIGHT CREAM
At over $100 dollars, this lifting and firming night cream is definitely pricey. It formula, enriched with multi-tension technology, helps skin texture appear firmer, denser, and replenished with moisture for a younger-looking you. Is it worth the steep cost? There’s only one way to find out!
BIOTHERM BLUE THERAPY NIGHT
Nighttime is basically your skin’s recovery period, and this cream helps speed up that process. While you snooze away, this overnight moisturizer helps repair visible signs of aging, acting on lack of firmness and visibly improving skin texture.
Biotherm Blue Therapy Night, $76 MSRP
KIEHL’S SUPER MULTI-CORRECTIVE CREAM
Looking for a cream that can double as both a day and nighttime formula? Consider this multi-targeted advanced anti-aging moisturizer. The formula—with beech tree extract, and jasmonic and hyaluronic acids—visibly lifts, firms, and retexturizes skin. Apply it to a cleansed face and neck in the AM along with broad-spectrum SPF, and at night as the last step before hitting the sack.
Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream, $62 MSRP
VICHY NEOVADIOL NIGHT COMPENSATING COMPLEX
Believe it or not, menopause can actually take a toll on your skin. That’s when this overnight cream from Vichy steps in: this replenishing cream acts on fundamental signs of menopause on skin, including loss of density, loss of structure, sagging, and dryness.
LANCÔME BIENFAIT MULTI-VITAL NIGHT CREAM
This high potency night moisturizer works to help skin optimize its moisture balance for a hydrated, quenched look. Its multi-mineral formula helps stimulate your skin’s vitality, giving it a healthier look and glow.
Lancôme Bienfait Multi-Vital Night Cream, $52 MSRP
KIEHL’S MIDNIGHT RECOVERY EYE
Many of us focus so much of our skincare on the large canvas that is our face, that we tend to neglect one of the most delicate areas: our under-eyes. That’s why we always recommend using an eye cream to give your damage-prone area some extra TLC. This overnight eye cream from Kiehl’s is a great choice for its restorative concentrate of essential oils and botanicals, which can leave you with fresher-looking eyes by morning.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye, $37 MSRP
VICHY IDÉALIA SKIN SLEEP
When you’re sleep deprived, your skin will surely show it. Lack of sleep can manifest on your complexion in the form of more pronounced dark circles, dull skin, and a rough skin texture. To help combat unwanted side effects, reach for this night cream by Vichy. The formula combines an innovative complex of ingredients to help skin mimic the signs of deep sleep. The result? Skin that’s smoothed and more radiant upon awakening—even after a poor night’s sleep.
Vichy Idéalia Skin Sleep, $35 MSRP
LA ROCHE-POSAY TOLERIANE ULTRA NIGHT FACE MOISTURIZER
If you have extremely dry, sensitive skin, then this moisturizer is probably your best pick from the bunch. This intense soothing night moisturizer provides immediate and lasting comfort for sensitive skin. It excludes parabens, fragrance, and drying alcohol, so you can use this soothing formula without fear of irritation.
CERAVE PM FACIAL MOISTURIZING LOTION
This oil-free moisturizer can help your skin restore its protective barrier while giving it a moisture boost overnight. This ultra lightweight formula feels light on skin, while providing it with essential ingredients like ceramides, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid. Pair this product with its corresponding AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion (which contains broad spectrum SPF 30!) for the ultimate 24-hour moisturizing regimen.
CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion, $24.76 MSRP/2-pack
BUDGET-FRIENDLY NIGHT CREAMS
On a tight budget? The night creams below clock in at under $20 each.
L’ORÉAL PARIS AGE PERFECT HYDRA NUTRITION MANUKA HONEY NIGHT BALM
Manuka honey is known to have amazing benefits for your skin, and it should be the next ingredient you incorporate into your skincare regimen. Applying pure manuka honey onto your skin can get messy, so instead try this overnight moisturizing balm formulated with the ingredient. This balm melts right onto your skin for a luxurious, nourishing comfort without a greasy feel. It’s a great pick for mature, dry skin.
L’ORÉAL PARIS REVITALIFT ANTI-WRINKLE + FIRMING NIGHT CREAM
Give your skin an anti-aging boost on a budget with this revitalizing night cream. Through it’s formula with Pro-Retinol® A and Stimuplex, this cream works to tackle a variety of visible signs of aging. In just 4 weeks of use, this dermatologist-tested cream will give you smoother, firmer skin while you sleep.
L’ORÉAL PARIS AGE PERFECT NIGHT CREAM
Calling all mature skin types! L’Oreal Research has developed a breakthrough complex containing soy seed proteins to help menopausal and post-menopausal skin rebuild its own substance. When used consistently over time, this cream helps reduce the appearance of age spots, soothes dryness, and improves elasticity. Day after day, skin becomes more resilient and radiant while its youthful cushion is restored. All for just under $18!
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Night Cream, $17.99 MSRP
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