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30 Best Night Creams To Reduce Aging

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Best Night Creams

Let these creams do the work while you snooze.

Whether we have skin that is seasonally dry or dry all the time, a powerful but gentle night cream is essential for replenishing our skin's moisture. Using the best night cream isn't the same as the moisturizer you wear under your makeup during the day, but that's a good thing. These tend to be thicker than their daytime cousins, and you don't want that degree of moisture under your makeup — that's just asking for a breakout!

But night creams may also include retinols (which are safer to use at night than during the day), exfoliators to improve skin texture, and lots of other potent features our skin is craving. And if you want that smooth and healthy skin, invest in one or more of these night creams.

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1. Goddess Garden Dream Repair: Brightening Cream for Anti-Aging

This light but nourishing night-only cream softens, smooths and brightens your skin as you dream. Naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids renew the skin, mango extract hydrates, and licorice root reduces the appearance of dark spots to bring out soft, luminous skin.

(Amazon, $20.52)

2. Younique YOUOLOGY Night Cream

It can be combined with three boosters including Hydrating Booster, Replenishment Booster, Elasticity Booster, Time Correcting Booster, Puffiness Reducing Booster and Calming Booster. This night cream base includes powerful ingredients to hydrate skin and complete your custom skin care regimen.

(Younique Products, $49)

3. Neova Reformist Night Tx Renewing Moisturizer

This overnight correcting treatment restores skin barrier function, strength and resiliency. It includes exclusive copper peptide for wound healing and award-winning DNA repair enzymes.

(Neova, $99)

 

4. Prai 24K Rose Gold Wrinkle Repair Night Butter

Infused with pure 24K gold, famously known for its protective and regenerative properties, and vitamin-rich Rosehip Seed Oil in a rich butter formula for supple, more luminous skin while you sleep. This rich facial butter helps transform skin overnight with a cocktail of hydrators that absorb into the skin.

(Prai Beauty, $55)

5. Priori Skincare TTC fx340 Skin Restore Crème

Highly potent Triple Turmeric Complex (TTC) of colorless turmeric root, green tea, grape seed PLUS grapefruit extract, Vitamins C, E & A work to fight signs of premature aging and inflammation, while licorice root helps brighten the skin and even out tone. 

(Priori Skincare, $79)

6. Retinol Night Cream by No B.S. Skincare

This creamy dreamy nighttime moisturizer relies on the power of retinol to soften fine lines and refine skin texture. Hydrating hyaluronic acid keeps everything fresh and dewy, while antioxidant vitamin E safeguards your skin against nasty free radicals that can cause aging.

(Amazon, $50)

7. The Overnight Miracle Glow (OMG) Cream by Mia Del Mar

Rich, ultra-light cream ensures a healthy glow each morning and oil control. Moisturizing Jojoba, healing Squalane and regenerative Cotton Thistle team up with soothing Rose, Lavender and Jasmine for a bouquet of stress-free gratification.

(Mia del Mar, $39)

8. TriDerma Vein Defense Healthy Cream

TriDerma’s Vein Defense™ Healthy Cream contains a highly concentrated botanical complex, active plant extracts, anti-aging Peptides, vitamins and clinically proven ingredients. This powerful formula’s active natural botanicals help diminish the appearance of veins, spider veins, red blotches, under eye dark circles and broken capillaries for healthier and younger looking skin.

(TriDerma, $24.99)

9. SkinMedica Age Defense Retinol Complex 0.5

SkinMedica Age Defense Retinol Complex 0.5 enhances the skin's texture to promote a brighter, more youthful complexion. Formulated for skin tolerant to retinol treatments, it stimulates collagen production and enhances faster cell renewal to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Algae extract ensures skin is soft, hydrated and protected against free-radical damage.

(Dermstore, $78)

 

10. SkinCeuticals Renew Overnight Dry

This night cream reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, deeply moisturizes and boosts radiance. It includes 10 percent hydroxy acid complex to slough away dead skin cells, revealing a brighter skin tone and more refined skin texture. Aloe, chamomile and evening primrose extracts soothe dry skin.

(Dermstore, $62)

11. Bluelene Night Cream

This decadent cream is infused with clinically proven supercharged antioxidant, Methylene Blue, to soften wrinkles, reduce appearance of sunspots, smooth, hydrate, and stimulate collagen production.

(Bluelene, $39.95)

12. CannaSmack Night Intense Moisture Cream

CannaSmack Luxe Night Intense Moisture Cream is an anti-aging powerhouse, combining natural and organic ingredients that infuse your skin with powerful antioxidants, strengthens collagen, assists in lightening of the skin, and smooths skin texture. 

(CannaSmack, $40)

13. City Beauty Multi-Action Sculpting Cream

This moisturizer is designed to visibly restore skin’s elasticity by lifting, tightening, and firming the look of sagging skin. The formula nourishes skin with the vital building blocks that give young skin its taut, springy feel.

(City Beauty, $67)

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14. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream

The unique formulation is designed to combat the signs of aging during skin’s nightly repair phase when cell turnover is at its fastest. This bedtime beauty booster locks in vital moisture, working wonders on the complexion.

(Sephora, $38)

15. Osea Advanced Protection Cream

This ultra rich Organic Seaweed and botanical anti-aging moisturizer deeply hydrates and firms skin. DPHP, an amino acid compound, visibly evens skin tone and reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Luscious grapeseed, jojoba and avocado oils minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a plump, renewed complexion.

(Aillea, $108)

16. One Love Organics Skin Dew Coconut Water Cream

This powerful, plant-based formula is crafted with: over 50 percent pure, mineral rich coconut water to hydrate and nourish; cupuacu butter to help neutralize free radicals that contribute to premature aging; a clinically proven complex of acacia, jojoba and sunflower to form a protective, breathable film to help lock-in hydration and defend skin against environmental aggressors.

(Aillea, $58)

17. Josh Rosebrook Vital Balm Cream

Vital Balm Cream supports true skin health and beauty by facilitating maximum cellular hydration, repair and restoring vital skin function. Aloe Vera, whole organic actives and rich plant oils deliver potent nutrient synergy to support true skin regeneration.

(Aillea, $45)

18. Skinfix Barrier Lipid-Peptide Nourishing Cream

Skinfix Nourishing Cream is the deeply hydrating and the ultimate quencher for dry, fatigued skin. This cream is clinically proven to promote a healthy skin barrier and visibly improve the appearance and texture of the skin.

(Sephora, $50)

19. Korres Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial

An overnight facial in a jar to address uneven skin tone while improving the look of skin texture for a brighter, more luminous complexion in as little as one night.

(Sephora, $48)   

20. Osmosis Skincare Enrich Restorative Night Crème

This super-charged, vegan treatment is designed to revitalize, repair, and nourish during the nightly repair process. Ideal for dry, mature or sensitive skin, it targets signs of aging, sun damage, dryness and redness. It contains nourishing botanicals, fruit oils, and natural humectants that deliver moisture deep into the skin.

(Dermstore, $65)

21. Elina Organics Super Antioxidant Night Cream

This organic night cream will help restore your skin from environmental stress. Its Grape Seed Extract-based formula is enriched with Mandelic Acid, which reduces free radicals and firms your skin with nourishing Silk Peptides.

(Elina Organics Skincare, $80)

22. Skin Actives Scientific Revitalizing Nutrient Cream

This cream promotes overall skin health by providing a full array of nutrients, antioxidants, and exclusive mitochondrial components. It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and is an excellent product for age prevention.

(Skin Actives, $29)

23. 005-Fi Skin Firming Cream from Good Science Beauty

This firming cream leverages Good Science Beauty's patented Good Silicon+ complex to deliver Barley Extract, rich in selenium to improve elasticity, and Poria Cocos, an antioxidant with collagen retention properties, deep in the skin. A non-retinol night cream, it provides brighter and smoother skin without causing any irritation.

(Good Science Beauty, $98)

24. iS CLINICAL Youth Intensive Crème

iS CLINICAL Youth Intensive Crème is clinically proven to show visible results in smoother skin and a firmer and more radiant, youthful complexion. It contains Copper tripeptide growth factors, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and hyaluronic acid provides hydration and helps plump.

(Dermstore, $205)

25. COPPER+CRANE Radiating Facial Serum 

This face serum’s near-weightless texture protects and nourishes skin with intense hydration where it’s needed most. Just 1-2 pumps morning and night helps build layers of hydration for skin that will feel softer and more supple.

(Amazon, $18)

26. Sunday Riley Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil

A next-generation retinol oil boosts the look and feel of skin plumpness, while improving the appearance of wrinkles, redness, and pores for visibly younger-looking skin. 

(Sephora, $105)

27. Armacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm with Echinacea GreenEnvy​

This renewing, lightweight balm helps moisturize, supports firming and toning, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while you sleep. 

(Sephora, $48)

28. Herbivore Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Treatment

A multitasking night treatment that feeds skin with super fruits, gently resurfaces with fruit enzymes, and hydrates with a blend of exotic butters and hyaluronic acid. 

(Sephora, $58)

29. Dior Capture Totale Intensive Night Restorative Crème​

A face cream that works to combat signs of aging and revitalize the look of skin, helps support natural collagen production, and diminish the appearance of dark spots to brighten and even out the complexion.

(Sephora, $175)

30. It Cosmetics Hydrating Moisturizer

This quick-absorbing cream is infused with proprietary Anti-Aging Armour Rejuvenating Concentrate, which combines collagen and hyaluronic acid, plus niacin, peptides and ceramides.

(Ulta, $48)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her at alywalansky@gmail.com.