Editor's Pick: Garnier Miracle Anti-Fatigue Sleeping Cream Review
Let’s face it: As much as we’d like to sleep the recommended number of hours per night, it doesn’t always happen. The result? Pretty cruddy-looking skin come morning. It’s almost as if my body’s largest organ is punishing me for those too-few hours of shut-eye with bags, dark circles, and an overall dull-looking and lifeless complexion. My not-so-secret weapon to reducing the appearance of fatigued skin on late nights is a deeply hydrating night cream. Of course, not all night cream formulas are equal. I’ve tried a handful and certainly have my preferred of the bunch, so I was eager to see if Garnier’s Miracle Anti-Fatigue Sleeping Cream would join the favorites club. Ahead, I share my review of Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream, its benefits, how to use it, and more!
The Difference Between Day Cream & Night Cream
Before I discuss Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream, it’s worth sharing the difference between day and night cream because—despite what you may have heard—there is one. Many people assume that there is, in fact, nothing that separates a daytime moisturizer and one that’s worn in the evening. They see night cream as nothing more than a gimmick, a pure waste of money. Newsflash: They’re wrong. There is often a real difference between the purpose, consistency, and texture of day versus night creams, so it’s a smart move to have both in your arsenal.
We all wear SPF during the daytime (right?!) to protect our skin against harmful UV rays. For such reasons, many day creams are formulated with SPF to add another dimension of this all-too-important skin care product. Day creams also tend to be lightweight in consistency and texture, non-greasy, and easily absorbed. These perks are great alone, but especially so if you’re following up with makeup. At night, UV rays are not a threat to our skin. That’s why you’d be hard-pressed to find a night cream with SPF in it. Instead, most night creams are typically formulated with anti-aging ingredients that can help skin while you snooze—think: retinol, hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, and micro-exfoliating LHA. Night creams also tend to be thicker in consistency and heavier to last through the night. If you were to slap on some day cream and avoid night cream altogether, your skin could miss out on a lot of the beauty benefits found in most PM-use formulations. So, why not just use both?
The Benefits of Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream
Want to put dullness to bed and wake up to rested, younger-looking skin? Of course you do! Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream combines the deeply hydrating power of a mask with the light feel of a lotion. The refreshing formula—infused with lavender essential oil, and hyaluronic and hydroxy acids—renews, firms, and even reduces the appearance of wrinkles. In a consumer study, 96% of women said their skin felt softer after the first morning, with 83% saying their skin felt smoother and looked rested after the same amount of time. Results after one week had women agreeing that their skin felt firmer and more elastic, and looked refreshed and younger. Results after four weeks showed a visible reduction in the look of wrinkles.
How to Use Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream
Apply Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream to a cleansed face and neck nightly. For best results, the brand recommends pairing Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream with the Miracle Anti-Fatigue Eye Gel Cream to help fight signs of fatigue around the eye area.
Who Should Use Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream
Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream is suitable for all skin types to use and enjoy. Plus, with a price tag under $20, it’s a truly affordable night cream option—as many night creams can often be on the more expensive side of the skin care scale.
Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream Review
I’m serious about my skin care, but I’m also serious about my sleep. Unfortunately, eight hours of sleep isn’t a nightly occurrence for me, so I’m often left with the dreaded ‘tired look’ after late nights. This just so happens to be one of my biggest peeves. That’s why I make sure to give my skin the extra boost it needs with an application of night cream before shut-eye—especially during late nights—to help achieve a radiant, well-rested look. Nobody has to know I only slept for three hours, right?!
When I first opened the jar of Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream, I was greeted with a gentle, floral scent (likely the lavender essential oil). The cream goes on light and immediately absorbs without an uncomfortable or greasy feeling. After one application, my skin felt incredibly soft, smooth, and hydrated. I’ve been using the product for two months now and my skin feels refreshed and firm, with a visible reduction in the appearance of my forehead lines. Now, the big question: Does Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream pass the test and join the favorites club? Yes…with flying colors.
Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream, $16.99