#nofilter by Denise Smith
The honest beauty column
BEAUTY sleep is real, which is why a night cream should be among your skincare staples. Because your skin is best able to perform its repairing and regenerating functions at night, your night-time self-care routine is so important. Here are the best new products to apply before nodding off.
L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser Retinol & Niacinamide Pressed Night Cream, €34.50
IF you’re after a hard-working night cream, this is it. Powered by hero anti-ageing ingredient retinol, this moisturiser is bursting with skin-nourishing ingredients to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Also crammed with niacinamide and nourishing oils, the deeply moisturising, yet lightweight, formula means you won’t experience the dryness often associated with retinol.
L’Occitane Immortelle Overnight Reset Eye Serum, €55
GOT undereye bags that would cost you excess on a Ryanair flight? I hear you. For exhausted eyes, this reset serum is the answer.
Pop it on and sleep it off as it works to reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles.
The water-gel texture glides on, and doesn’t feel heavy on the skin, so there’s no way it will affect your slumber.
Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream, €74.95
THIS featherweight cream packs a punch when it comes to saying ‘bye-bye’ to fine lines.
Here’s the science bit: it releases three different vitamin A derivatives into the skin at different rates to tackle lines, slackness, texture and tone. While rich algae extract boosts moisture levels, meaning skin is super hydrated. Trials show that you will see results in as little as two weeks – so yes, it’s worth the price tag.
Dermalogica PowerBright Pure Night, €85
THIS fast-absorbing night cream will restore luminosity as you snooze.
It boasts an active blend of brightening agents such as vitamin C to help reduce the appearance of brown spots and uneven skin tone over time.
REN Clean Skincare Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream, €59.95
INFUSED with a 94pc naturally derived ingredient blend, this powerful formulation helps to reduce the look of dark spots and hyperpigmentation to show a more even-looking skin tone.
The luxuriously rich formula works to renew your skin while you sleep, unleashing a healthy glow when you wake up. The perfect perk-me-up if your skin is feeling a little lacklustre after winter.
IT Cosmetics Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep, €44
GET up and glow with this rich and replenishing cream that is bursting with actives.
Promising to lift and sculpt as you sleep, your skin will appear plumper with a pillowy softness in the am.
This brand still remains my go-to when it comes to my rosacea-prone skin, as it’s sensitive, but also delivers real results.
Nuxe Merveillance Lift Night Cream, €48.50
LOOKING to cheat on your beauty sleep? A real anti-ageing concentrate, this new night cream from Nuxe reveals rested and smoother skin, as if you had slept for at least an extra two hours in the morning.
Your skin will be recharged with energy. And it also comes in a recyclable glass jar, which I love.
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