Our Favorite Night Creams for Every Budget
Your nighttime Zzs aren’t called beauty sleep for nothing. During periods of deep sleep, your skin goes into repair, restore and reboot mode, which is why using a night cream can seriously amp up your skin’s glow. Night creams are typically thick formulas that deliver intense hydration over the course of a few hours. They typically have anti-aging benefits and ingredients like retinol. While this skincare category may feel rich to the touch, you don’t have to break the bank to get the benefits. Ahead, we’re rounding up our favorite night creams at every price point.
Night Creams Under $50
L’Oréal Paris Rosy Tone Cooling Night Moisturizer, $24.99 MSRP
If you’re someone who is constantly switching your pillow to lay on the cooler side, then you’re really going to enjoy this moisturizer. It’s the nighttime version of the brand’s original Rosy Tone Moisturizer, so it has the same benefits, such as hydrating, firming and reviving your skin’s rosy glow, but now it has an additional cooling effect to keep your skin soothed and comfortable overnight.
CeraVe Skin Renewing Night Cream, $13.98 MSRP
This ultra-affordable night cream has all the right ingredients to hydrate your skin: hyaluronic acid, ceramides, peptides and niacinamide. Its patented MVE Delivery Technology provides a controlled release of hydration over 24 hours. If you’re on a budget but still want high-quality results, pick this product up at your local drugstore.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Night Moisturizer, $30.99 MSRP
If you have sensitive skin, we understand that trying a new product can be intimidating. But set your worries aside and give this overnight gel from La Roche-Posay a chance. It’s tested on allergy-prone skin and doesn’t have common irritants like fragrance, alcohol, parabens and preservatives. We love this option because it helps restore your skin’s moisture barrier overnight, so you can wake up looking dewy and hydrated.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa, $32.00 MSRP
This rich night cream revives dry, dull skin overnight, leaving your complexion radiant and refreshed come morning. It’s packed with pure hyaluronic acid to plump the skin, as well as Vichy’s signature thermal water, which helps strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier and defends it against environmental stressors like UV rays and pollution.
Night Creams Under $100
Ten-step nightly skincare routines may work for some people, but they’re not necessarily for everyone. If you’re in the market for a moisturizer that targets a handful of your skin concerns at once, look no further than our Kiehl’s recommendation. This moisturizer plumps the look of fine lines and wrinkles, helps visibly retexturize and firm your complexion and infuses skin with long-lasting hydration thanks to jasmonic acid, birch tree extract and hyaluronic acid.
Lancôme Bienfait Multi Vital Night Cream, $58 MSRP
When you simply can’t get eight hours of sleep, break open a jar of this antioxidant-rich night cream. Formulated with fatty acids and vitamins (including vitamins A and E), it’ll have your skin looking well-rested, hydrated and bright by morning.
Consider this night cream an anti-aging powerhouse. It works to visibly improve the top five signs of aging including fine lines, wrinkles, dryness and dullness. It’s formulated with hyaluronic acid, ceramides and adenosine to hydrate and restore the skin’s natural barrier.
Night Creams Over $125
Formulated with hyaluronic acid and shea butter, this rich moisturizer offers maximum hydration and a youthful-looking glow. It also targets signs of aging such as loss of firmness and wrinkles.
RéVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream, $195 MSRP
This powerful hydrator works overtime while you sleep. It’s packed with glycolic acid to gently (we repeat, gently) exfoliate, retexturize and renew your complexion. We’re obsessed with the glow this night cream gives our skin. But, it’s definitely an investment, so sleep on it — literally.
Additional reporting by Ariel Wodarcyk
Photo: Chaunte Vaughn