Our Editors Share Their Favorite Nighttime Skin-Care Products Available on Amazon
If you’ve ever asked yourself if you actually need a separate daytime and nighttime skin-care routine, well, the answer is yes. In the daytime, it’s recommended that you stick to lighter formulas and always apply your antioxidant serum and SPF. But in the evening, after a long day, that’s when you’ll want to get a deeper cleanse via double cleansing, use your actives like retinol or chemical exfoliants, and slather on the hydration either with a rich nighttime moisturizer or an overnight mask. Here, our editors are sharing their favorite nighttime skin-care products, all available on Amazon.
I like to chemically exfoliate my skin at night because active ingredients, like acids, are known to make your skin sensitive to the sun. I’m obsessed with these glycolic acid exfoliating pads because they have significantly reduced the appearance of my large pores. The pads are also textured, so not only do they chemically slough away dead surface skin cells, but they also offer a mild physical exfoliation that leaves my skin feeling smooth after every use. - Genesis, Assistant Editor
I used to suffer from bad acne, but using a retinol every night has really helped me manage my breakouts. While I’ve used prescription retinoids in the past, this over-the-counter prescription-strength option has worked just as well at preventing clogged pores. I’ve noticed a huge change in the overall clarity of my skin, especially when it comes to reducing the appearance of blackheads on my nose. I use a pea-sized amount of product every night and follow up with a gentle moisturizer. Because retinol can cause sensitivity to the sun, I never forget my sunscreen in the morning either. - Samantha, Assistant Editor
A nighttime serum is always a must-have in my evening routine, and lately, I’ve been reaching for this retinol formula from L’Oréal Paris. It has 0.3% pure retinol, plus soothing additives like glycerin. (You’ll want to start applying it twice a week at first, then build it up to every other day, and finally to everyday use.) After using this for a month, I noticed a major change in the appearance of my fine lines, and my skin felt more supple and bouncy. Plus, if you buy it on Amazon now, you’ll receive a trial size of the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Moisturizer. - Alanna, Associate Editor
As soon as fall arrives, one of the first changes I make to my skin-care routine is to add a face oil into the mix. I love how luxurious they feel and how they help keep my skin moisturized and glowy no matter how cold the weather gets. A favorite formula is this one from CeraVe that contains ceramides and sunflower oil to give skin a major moisture boost. It makes my skin look radiant, plump and hydrated the morning after application, and at just $14 (MSRP), it’s a total steal. - Sarah, Senior Editor
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