Good night cream is hard to come by. But, the best night cream is even more of a challenge.
For our skin’s sake, we went on a hunt to find the best night cream that will allow us to wake up looking hydrated, refreshed and rejuvenated.
Because we have all different skin types on board here at FHL, everyone chipped in and gave each night cream a test run. And our final results didn’t disappoint.
In fact, everyone is looking a little bit brighter and looking a little more refreshed.
Best Night Cream
Best Night Cream for Dry Skin
Jonre Anti-Aging Night Cream
Our first pick in the best night cream for dry skin category is this paraben-free, Hyaluronic Acid intense facial moisturizer by Jonre. Hyaluronic Acid is naturally produced by the body and is used throughout the connective tissue in the body to maintain and retain moisture. So, it makes sense to add more Hyaluronic Acid, right?
And that’s where Jonre Anti-Aging Night Cream comes in. This moisturizer also contains Fagus Beech Bud, which comes from the Beech tree native to North America. Fagus Beech Bud has extraordinary hydrating and anti-aging powers. It also helps strengthen, protect, rejuvenate, oxygenate and smooth the skin.
Another major ingredient in the Jonre Night Cream is Rosemary Leaf Extract. Rosemary Leaf will help tone and firm the skin while increasing the flow of blood and stimulating circulation.
The other notable ingredient in this night cream is Grape Seed Oil. This oil is moisturizing, anti-aging, collagen restoring and will reduce the appearance of scars. And, it will help diminish dark circles around the eyes.
The end result? Glowing, hydrated, soft and smooth skin.
Now, the question is, does it really work?
Jonre Anti-Aging Night Cream is light and creamy with a soft, flowery scent. It goes on smoothly and absorbs easily. And it does exactly what it says it will do. It leaves the skin feeling soft, subtle, smooth and super hydrated. And for those of us with dry skin, finding a cream that will ease the never ending dryness is near impossible.
Jonre hits the mark with this one. And they get bonus points for being cruelty-free.
Boscia Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask
Our next best night cream for dry skin is this light but hydrating mask created by Boscia Tsubaki. This mask will not only hydrate, it will even out the skin tone, increase collagen production and protect against free radicals.
Japanese Sea Kelp and Rice Bran Oil work together to help prevent fine lines and wrinkles while increasing the production of collagen. These ingredients will also help firm and even the skin tone. And Rice Brain Oil will reduce the appearance of dark spot and age spots and will help the skin retain moisture.
Serine, an amino acid, aids in replenishing the skin’s moisture, increasing the elasticity of the skin and boosting collagen production.
Finally, Jojoba Leaf will help hydrate and prevent free radical damage while Willowherb helps soothe the skin by decreasing inflammation and reducing redness.
Boscia Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask is preservative-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, artificial fragrance-free, color-free and ethanol alcohol-free. And, they protect our furry friends by not testing on animals.
Overall, this face mask will hydrate and relieve dry patchy buildup on the skin. It also makes the skin smooth and even. The trick to this particular lotion is to make sure the skin is free of any other product to ensure the cream can absorb. If not, the cream may feel like it’s sitting on the surface.
Best Night Cream for Acne Prone Skin
Bioelements Oil Control Sleepwear
Our pick for best acne prone night cream is the perfect blend to control oil production while regulating moisture levels.
Bioelements Oil Control Sleepwear contains Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, which works as a major player to help control the oil production. And not only does it help control the oil production, it also acts as an antioxidant and helps protect the skin against UV rays.
This acne fighting night cream also contains Calcium PCA which provides moisture to the skin and protects the skin from environmental damage.
Retinol is also included in the Bioelements night cream to smooth fine lines and wrinkles while protein peptides will help promote collagen growth.
Finally, Vitamin E and green tea are added to detox the skin and fight off free radicals.
In the morning, Bioelements will leave the skin looking revitalized, smooth, healthy and oil-free. It will also leave the skin with a balanced amount of moisture to keep the good sebum in while keeping the bad sebum out.
And, to make matters even better, Bioelements doesn’t use artificial color, synthetic fragrance or parabens in any of their products. They’re also a cruelty free company.
bareMinerals Pure Transformation Night Treatment
This next pick surprised us quite a bit. Who would have thought that a powder “night cream” could do the trick? And not only does it do the trick, the skin looks good while doing it.
Often times with acne, the skin can look red and blotchy at night after our veil comes off. But not with this mineral powder from bareMinerals.
BareMinerals Pure Transformation Night Treatment acts like a night cream and seemingly doubles as a foundation.
And what transforms the skin into the perfect veil is bareMineral’s Essential Mineral Complex. It’s a concentrated mineral treatment that hides imperfections, reduces the appearance of pores and evens out the skin tone.
This nighttime mineral treatment also contains gooseberry fruit extract which helps clarify the skin while Ectoin works to protect the skin from UVA damage.
Users seem to like this treatment so much that they have resorted to using this during the day, often forgoing their normal makeup.
And all of this combined makes the bareMinerals Night Treatment a total win. It’s also paraben-free and phthalate-free and is not tested on animals.
However, we are not so sure we would use this every night as our main treatment. Perhaps it would be best utilized when there’s company over and we want to treat our face and look good while doing it.
Best Night Cream for Combination Skin
Erborian Yuza Sorbet Night
Korean skincare products have been dominating the market and there’s good reason why. In South Korea, they are obsessed with gorgeous skin and they take their beauty regimen very seriously. So, it’s no wonder we have a winner from the South Korean Market.
Erborian Yuza Sorbet Night contains Yuza Extract which is a Japanese citrus fruit from the Jeju Island in Korea. Yuza is packed full of antioxidant properties and is very effective in getting the blood circulation moving.
Sweet Almond Oil softens the skin and works to create even skin tone. Shea Butter helps to protect and moisturize the skin while bees wax nourishes the skin.
Along with 12 different plant extracts, the Erborian Yuza Sorbet Night Cream will help fight aging, protect the skin from free radicals and hydrate the skin with a healthy level of sebum.
This night cream also contains Alpha-Hydroxy Acids which will exfoliate and restore the skin’s cells while ginseng will work to tone and brighten.
And the next morning you awake to reveal soft, smooth, radiant and visibly hydrated skin.
Erborian is a paraben-free, sulfate-free and phthalate-free company. And, it’s also cruelty free.
E.L.F. Nourishing Night Cream
If your skin is thirsty for something..anything, Elf’s Nourishing Night Cream is overflowing with thirst quenching vitamins and hydrating oil.
Jojoba Oil is one of the most hydrating oils around and not only is it hydrating, it can also help control acne. Making Jojoba Oil a great choice for those with combination skin.
Elf Nourishing Night Cream is also formulated with Shea Butter, Orange and Lemon which work as antioxidants and will help fight free radicals.
And, Aloe, Vitamin E and Cucumber will help soothe and protect irritated skin. These ingredients also contain anti-aging properties that help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Overall, Elf Nourishing Night Cream is an effective, low-cost solution that will ease the confusion that often happens with combination skin. And, it has the perfect balance of ingredients that will fight both ends of the combination spectrum, leaving a hydrated and glowing complexion in its wake.
However, because this night cream contains citrus fruit, it may not be suitable for those with sensitivities.
Elf Skincare Products contain no parabens, sulfates or phthalates. These vegan products are also cruelty free.
Best Night Cream for Sensitive Skin
Yalmeh Glorify Night Face Moisturizer
This vegan night cream is a must have for all of those suffering from sensitive skin of every skin type. So, whether you have dry, aging, oily or combination skin, this night cream will work for you.
Yalmeh Glorify Night Face Moisturizer primarily contains plant-based ingredients, starting with Organic Aloe Leaf Juice. Aloe has cooling and anti-inflammatory properties and is soothing and hydrating. It is also rich in antioxidants and minerals, which can help heal and prevent further damage to the skin.
And, one of our favorite aspects about this night cream is it contains a plethora of oils. Safflower Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil and Palm Oil. All of these work together to help soothe the skin, protect the skin from UV damage, prevent aging, reduce signs of aging and soften and moisturize the skin.
Yalmeh Glorify Night Face Moisturizer is topped off with Honeysuckle Extract which will gently exfoliate the face to reveal fresh and toned skin.
This night cream has all of the ingredients to help protect those with sensitive skin and none of the ingredients that will cause any flare-ups. There are no fillers, no fragrance, no parabens, no sulfates and no chemicals.
And of course, with all of our picks, we make sure our furry friends are protected. Therefore, Yalmeh Glorify Night Face Moisturizer is a cruelty-free company.
Yes to Cucumbers Calming Night Cream
Yes to Cucumbers is a very calming and soothing night cream which will supply ample hypoallergenic moisture while you sleep.
The combination of cucumbers and aloe will reduce swelling, rejuvenate and smooth the skin.
Grapeseed Oil is an essential oil that will help reduce wrinkles and moisturize the skin while Sweet Almond Oil will even out skin tone and moisturize.
And finally, Chamomile will help calm and relax the skin to further reduce the onset of fine lines and wrinkles.
Yes to Cucumbers Calming Night Cream is an award-winning cream that is hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested. It is also petroleum-free, paraben-free, SLS-free and cruelty free.
However, for those that are sensitive to smell, this night cream has a light, flowery scent. It’s not necessarily over-powering but if you’re sensitive, it could be the most over-powering smell in the world. So, be sure to take note.
Overall, Yes to Cucumbers Calming Night Cream is gentle and effective. And is perfect after a sun-filled day or a day up on the slopes. We give this a big YES.
Best Anti Aging Night Cream
Korres Black Pine Antiwrinkle & Firming Night Cream
Our pick for best anti aging night cream is probably one of our more unique and exotic picks. And that it because it contains Black Pine Extract – something you will rarely find in a skin cream.
Black Pine Extract is derived from Black Pine trees in the Mediterranean. And it contains polyphenol which is naturally found in a variety of different foods and helps prevent damage caused by free radicals.
This night cream also contains the patented Hexapeptide 11 which promotes collagen growth and elastin production. While Spilanthes Acmella Active Extract will help lift the face by supporting collagen fibers. Furthermore, it will help to restore the volume and contour of the skin.
Finally, Natural Oligosaccharides and Black Tea will help build the elastin while Hyaluronic Acid helps retain moisture.
All of these ingredients together produce an impressive night cream for anyone because Korres Black Pine Antiwrinkle & Firming Night Cream is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive.
Korres Black Pine Night Cream has a light, wood-sy, vanilla type of smell. And, Black Pine Extract is often used in aromatherapy as a decongestant, a relaxant, and a calming agent. So this cream also has a soothing effect that will translate from the mind to the skin.
Overall, we are highly impressed with this particular night cream. It’s lifts, tightens and reduces the appearance of wrinkles while leaving the skin soft and hydrated. And, because of this cream, we are now huge fans of Black Pine Extract.
Lastly, this night cream is thankfully made without parabens, sulfates, phthalates and is not tested on animals.
StriVectin Advanced Retinol Intensive Night Moisturizer
StriVectin is one of the more popular anti aging companies around and it’s because of the wrinkle-fighting ingredient, Retinol.
Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A and has been used for decades as a prescription acne treatment. And Dermatologists began to notice that their patients not only benefited from reduced acne, but reduced wrinkles as well. That’s when Retinol made a big hit on the anti aging scene.
Retinol continues to prove its effectiveness by erasing wrinkles in every age group and at every depth. Of course, results vary and if it doesn’t erase a wrinkle, it will significantly reduce it.
And it not only reduces wrinkles. Retinol will also clean pores, boost collagen, increase cell turnover, even out skin tone, reduce the appearance of age spots and smooth out the skin.
StriVectin Advanced Retinol Intensive Night Moisturizer is also loaded with other anti aging ingredients such as Aloe Leaf Juice, Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Jojoba, Ginger Root Extract, Willow Bark Extract and Castor Oil. These will all work with Retinol to further reduce fine lines and wrinkles while leaving the skin hydrated and glowing.
And, yes, this night cream is a bit more spend-y than some of the other night creams on the market. However, it’s worth every penny.
Lastly, Strivectin doesn’t use any parabens and is a cruelty free company. It is also suitable for all skin types.
Best Night Cream for Glowing Skin
skyn ICELAND Oxygen Infusion Night Cream
We love skyn ICELAND products so we weren’t surprised when this night cream overwhelmingly won the best night cream for glowing skin. In fact, it was our only pick since the other contenders couldn’t hold a glow to this night cream.
This night cream by skyn ICELAND will brighten the dull and diffuse the depleted. And this is because Micro-Encapsulated Oxygen will recharge and replenish the skin as well as even out skin tone and smooth out the texture.
Saponaria Pumila, a flowering plant that survived the last ice age in the Alps, is used to stimulate cells while Gosulin Agave acts as a natural silicone to plump and smooth lines.
The result is fresh, glowing and gorgeous skin. And it lives up to the quality of products skyn ICELAND produces. Every single product we have ever tried has exceeded our expectations.
And the company philosophy is just an added glowing bonus. Their products are free of parabens, petroleum, mineral oil, chemical sulfates and phthalates. They are also 100% vegan and cruelty free.
And for those who are prone to sensitivities, you’re in luck. This product is Dermatologist-tested for sensitive skin.