Night cream should be your second favorite summer skincare routine product.
Summer is here! For many places, the sun is out in full force, too. Clearer skies and the sun beaming hotter than ever mean only one thing - wear your sunscreen. Summer and sun damage go together, so if you avoided wearing sunscreen, now is the time to embrace it. Apart from wearing sunscreen, we recommend that you consider adding a night cream to your nighttime skincare routine. Since you are knee-deep in your skincare, you already know that skincare products work best while you sleep. After a long, balmy day of frolicking, your skin will need all the help to restore your skin’s youthful glow.
We sourced a few night creams that you need to add to your summer night skincare routine. Yes, we are biased, and Sleep(in) Beauty Vitamin C Night Crème is our favorite!
Why your skin benefits from a night cream
During summer, you are less likely to slather on heavy moisturizers as part of your daytime skincare routine. That would be a sticky mess! Use heavier moisturizers as part of your nighttime skincare routine. Your body works overtime to keep your organs functioning as you rest. That is why you become dehydrated while you sleep. Have you ever woken up with a parched cough? You were thirsty, and so was your skin. That is why you need a night cream.
Not all night creams are equal, however. What a night cream is good for is based on its key ingredients. While every night cream should deliver moisture, others may exfoliate your skin. The result of overnight exfoliation is skin that is brighter, clearer, and more polished. Whatever your skin issue is, make sure that you select a night cream that is best for it. Skinimalism.
3 night creams that you need to try this summer
Although #softlife is a thing now, we have always preferred princess treatment. That is one of the reasons Sleep(in) Beauty is our favorite night cream. This lush yet lightweight cream is rich in antioxidants and natural oils that revitalize your skin after free radicals battered it all day! Some of these natural oils include:
Coconut oil: an antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral that is ideal for sensitive skin. It is deeply moisturizing and treats various skin conditions that promote dryness. If you suffer from eczema or psoriasis, this night cream is an excellent moisturizer that will not further agitate your skin.
Macadamia oil: this oil works wonders for skin brightening! It contains oleic, linoleic, and palmitoleic acids that diminish the appearance of stretch marks and prevent skin chapping.
Tamanu oil: collagen is an essential protein created by your body. It is a natural skin filler that enlarges skin tissue and fills in gaps and wrinkles. Collagen improves the appearance of dark marks and scars, increases skin elasticity, and softens the feel of your skin. This oil stimulates collagen production - a plus when combating free radicals.
Altogether antioxidant and protein-rich ingredients combined slow down the appearance of aging and produce brighter, more youthful skin.
Is it a night cream if it doesn’t include skin brightening ingredients? It depends on your specific skin goals. If brighter skin is always in for you, consider this AHA-rich, vitamin C night cream from the clean beauty skincare brand.
All Tula skincare products boast probiotic ingredients, and this night cream is no different. It contains lactic acid, milk protein, and yogurt extract - three probiotics that increase skin cell turnover, slough off dead skin, reduce dark circles, and treat acne. Vitamin C is the perfect complement to the probiotics because it helps brighten the appearance of dark spots and evens skin tone.
Like any other good night cream, Beauty Sleep delivers hydration, locks in moisture, and slows down the appearance of aging. If we are sold out, we recommend you try this instead!
If inflation isn’t kicking your ass too badly, consider splurging on this night cream during your next beauty haul. Rich in lush oils such as macadamia and jojoba oils, vitamin E, and peptides, you will feel and see why the $140 price tag is worth it!
This peptide-infused night cream promotes the production of new skin cells that:
Improve skin texture
Increase skin elasticity
Smooth deep wrinkles and fine lines
Peptides are the bedrock of the proteins produced by your body. They are the base of collagen, a protein that helps speed up new skin cell production. This key ingredient is not unlike what you will find in Ailani and Tula’s night creams.
Whereas Beauty Sleep uses probiotics to deliver moisture and lock in hydration, this night cream uses hyaluronic acid. Despite its name, hyaluronic acid is neither an alpha-hydroxy nor beta-hydroxy acid. Whereas those acids may exfoliate or strip your skin when used directly or in high concentrations, hyaluronic acid nourishes the skin. An esthetician may use a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid after applying an AHA or BHA skincare product to your face.
To increase its potency, they added squalane, a new cult skincare ingredient that maximizes water retention and locks in moisture. We love a few other ingredients, but ultimately, we want you to use Sleep(in) Beauty for your nighttime skincare routine needs.
Remember, have fun this summer! Prioritize you. Go on the date, take the trip, wear sunscreen, and go to town with your nighttime skincare routine! Taking that youthful glow into fall will be no easy feat, but with the right natural skin care products and a shit ton of discipline, you will flourish in the pretty bish season.