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6 Best Night Creams Of 2023 For Every Skin Type, Tested And Reviewed





Any skincare aficionado knows that a nighttime routine is key to glowing skin. And it's different for everyone–so it's important you equip yourself with the very best products for your skin.


And if you're older than your mid-20's, that means you should consider adding a night cream to the mix. "It's an all-in-one kind of treatment," says Lauren Penzi, MD, a board-certified dermatologist.

"It has multiple benefits and acts as your night-time moisturizer and repairs your skin barrier after a long day. "When it comes to finding the perfect night cream for your skin type, you should pay special attention to the


ingredients and purpose of the creams.

Maybe you want something that will work for oily skin. Perhaps you're in your 30s or 40s and looking for something with anti-aging properties (more on that below). How to choose the best night creams?


There are few things to keep in mind as you consider which night cream is best for you. For starters, take a good look at the ingredients and aim for ones that can help restore your skin barrier.

At the same time, you also want something that's compatible with your skin type and what you're looking to achieve, says Dr. Penzi. For example, someone who has mature skin might be more inclined to purchase a night wrinkle


cream with retinol and peptides to boost collagen production.

Additionally, you should think about the price and what you're comfortable with. "There's a lot of good products at higher price points and a lot at lower price points. So it's about putting your budget and your skincare goals


into one to make the best decision," says Dr. Penzi.

Below, find the 15 best night creams for every skin type, per skin experts and reviews. Paula's Choice Resist Intensive Repair Cream. Like anything, there is a learning curve with skincare. When it comes to retinol, the lower


the strength the better for entry-level users.

It also has hyaluronic acid in it to help plump skin and lock in moisture. "It's more affordable and a lower strength retinol, so it's good for beginners," says Dr. Penzi "It has peptides, antioxidants, and other ingredients


that help minimize the appearance of aging around the face and neck."

Rave Review: "If you have sensitive and extremely dry skin, this stuff is amazing. It also makes my makeup look so much better due to how moisturized my skin is now ... Absolutely love it."


First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. This cream features colloidal oatmeal, which can help calm any acne flare-ups. It also delivers on hydration while soothing minor irritation. It's a good choice for all skin types and is free

of alcohol mineral oil, parabens, and sulfates.


"As someone with classic combination skin who can be prone to breakouts, I've always worried about slathering my skin in a thick, occlusive cream," says Brian Underwood, Women's Health beauty director.

"This cream has a rich texture, but it won't leave your complexion feeling slick. It's also fragrance-free, so you can be sure it won't irritate your skin if you're sensitive."


Rave Review: "This cream is the only cream that helped my skin restore to normal. I was suffering from eczema and this cream worked for my skin. My eczema has reduced to very mild. It's actually almost gone. "

CeraVe Skin Renewing Night Cream. CeraVe's cream is rich and thick without being greasy. It's also non-comedogenic, so it won't clog your pores and cause breakouts. It’s a great drugstore option. Plus, you get a pretty large jar


for less than $30.

"This night cream is a fantastic investment for anyone seeking effective skincare at an affordable price," says Petrillo. "It contains essential ingredients like ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide, which helps hydrate


and repair the skin's barrier. " Rave Review: "This night cream is a product I use year round. Not only is it amazing as a night cream, but if you're a particularly dry individual (like me) or experience dryness in winter, this

saves your skin [when used] as a daytime moisturizer."


SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream This night cream intensely hydrates skin with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and squalene while strengthening and repairing the skin barrier with panthenol and allantoin, says double

board-certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon Tiffany Libby, MD. It also has vitamins C and E to help protect the skin against free radical damage and environmental stressors."It's good for people with really dry skin and has

really effective moisturizers that are very good at providing hydration," adds Dr. Penzi. Rave Review: "I have used SkinMedica's Dermal Repair Cream for years and would not consider changing or going without it...It has kept my aging skin soft without as many wrinkles as I might have had and it does NOT have an annoying scent. I love this product." Gold Bond Age Renew Retinol Overnight Body & Face Lotion Gold Bond's option includes the hero ingredient retinol, which helps lighten dark spots, improve cellular turnover, and stimulate collagen production, says Dr. Libby. It can also be applied all over the body, which is great for pesky bacne, dark spots on the legs, and more. "By and large, night creams are marketed for our face and neck, but there are limited ones for the body," says Dr. Penzi. "I have patients that complain about pigment change from acne or rashes, and it's hard to treat large body surface areas, so this is reasonable for that." Rave Review: "I am very happy to have a thoughtful product that seems to work well for my skin, which is sensitive and aging, although still in good condition." Cetaphil Cetaphil Rich Hydrating Night Cream Night creams don’t need to be expensive, and Cetaphil’s Rich Hydrating Night Cream is a prime example. Dr. Libby touts it as an ultra-hydrating cream because it contains ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin. Both of these deliver the moisture skin needs overnight to strengthen and repair the skin’s barrier. "This night cream is an excellent option for those with dry or sensitive skin because it's enriched with olive extract, which provides deep nourishment while you sleep," says Pertillo. He adds that the fragrance-free formula is ideal for those with sensitive skin, and it's non-comedogenic. Rave Review: "A really good, lightweight moisturizer for those with oily-combo skin—decent ingredients, very nice texture, and overall a good option."

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