12 Night Creams That Don't Clog Pores & Actually Work

If you're worried about overnight moisturizers and night creams that clog your pores to leave your face a greasy mess, there are definitely a few non-comedogenic skin care creams you should be checking out. Thanks to new skin care technology, new ingredients, and gentler formulas, there are a slew of moisturizers out there that work to leave you with a fresher face overnight. Having skin that's slightly on the oiler side, I've gone through my fair share of face creams for oily complexions.

Every formula I tried felt either overly greasy or wasn't hydrating enough, which was super frustrating. My skin constantly looked dull and had an occasional big blemish popping out. Not a pretty sight, at least for me. The key was to find an oil-free moisturizing formula that provided instant hydration benefits. And once I found that product, the rest was history. I noticed a better complexion, softer texture, and not a pimple or blackhead in sight. While having a good daytime skin routine is great, a good night cream can do wonders for your face. The best part about these nighttime skin care products is that all you have to do is slather them on, and they do the work for you while you get your eight hours in. Now that’s what you call beauty sleep.

1. A Night Cream That Provides Instant R&R

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Night Cream, $44, Amazon

Our skin goes through a lot during the day, facing sun, pollution, and other environment factors. This night cream from Jurlique addresses all those skin stressors. Its antioxidants and mix of herbs and flowers work to heal your face from the day-to-day damages, giving it a fresh start every morning.

2. A Nighttime Moisturizer That Acts Like A Daytime One

Boscia Oil-Free Nightly Hydration, $50, Amazon

For those who despise the thick goopiness of night creams, here's a lighter alternative. This oil-free night cream from Boscia has the same long-lasting hydration benefits without the thick consistency. And because it's oil-free, you don't have to worry about overnight breakouts. Instead, this cream soothes them.

3. A Heavy Duty Night Cream

GlamGlow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment, $69, Sephora

I don't know about you, but once the cold weather rolls around, my skin gets super uncomfortably dry. No ordinary moisturizer will can solve my painfully dry skin. Enter this GlamGlow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment, a powerful night cream that works for all skin types to replenish moisture and brighten up your face. It's so strong that you only need to apply two to three nights a week.

4. A Night Cream That Will Undo The Sun Damage

Jan Marini Skin Research Transformation Cream , $99, Amazon

After laying out in the sun and perhaps forgetting to reapply sunscreen (guilty), I'm in need of a skin care product that will help undo the damage caused by UV rays. An antioxidant-packed night cream like Jan Marini Skin Research's overnight cream helps to repair damaged skin and even out your complexion. It's lightweight and feels incredibly good when you apply it on your skin, so you know it's working right away.

5. A Night Cream That Smells Like A Rose

Korres 24 Hour Moisturising and Brightening Cream , $38, Sephora

If I had to pick a night cream to use the rest of my life, it would be this 24-hour moisturizing and brightening cream by Korres. This vegan-friendly beauty product really lives up to its name, offering hydration that lasts from night well into the morning. The wild rose oil gives this cream a splash of vitamin C, helping with discoloration and brightening up your face.

6. A Night Cream That Gives You Hope (In A Jar)

Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Cream , $46, Amazon

A gentle formula that's suitable for all skin types, this night cream is especially effective. Why? The nighttime version of Philosophy's popular face cream, this formula hydrates your face during sleep hours, so you can wake up without feeling your skin stripped from moisture. It's also a lifesaver for acne-prone skin complexions because it reduces the look of scars.

7. A Night Cream that Resembles Your Green Smoothie

Youth to the People Kale + Spinach Hyaluronic Acid, $48, Sephora

They say you are what you eat, right? Well, ditch the sugar-packed smoothie for a natural night cream that solves your skin hydration problems. It helps your skin lock in moisture overnight, and you'll be happy to know that its fresh herbal scent is from its natural ingredients, extracted and cold pressed –– not from fragrance.

8. A Fruit-Infused Night Cream

Herbivore Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Treatment, $58, Sephora

It's the superfruits that really shine in this night cream. Fruity ingredients including goji berries, lemons, and oranges work together to diminish premature wrinkles, provide moisture, and restore your healthy glow. It's also infused with a natural scent from the Ylang Ylang flower oil, which gives off a calming fragrance that will have you feeling relaxed before bed.

9. A Night Cream From The Sea

Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream , $22, Amazon

An oil-free night cream suitable for sensitive skin types, this formula only contains seaweed, collagen, and hyaluronic acid to soften and improve the elasticity of your skin. It's also non-greasy for people who can't stand that extra residue on their face.

10. A Night Cream From New Zealand

Rosehip by Essano Moisture Restorative Night Creme , $20, Amazon

If you feel like you've literally tried every American-made product, try one from overseas. Rosehip by Essano is a New Zealand-based product that restores hydration during after hours, so you can wake up feeling fresh. It's made from certified organic rosehip oil, shea butter, aloe vera, and jojoba to help promote elasticity and protect your face from radical damage. Plus, it's vegan-friendly.

11. A Multi-Tasking Night Cream

Fresh Peony Brightening Night Treatment Mask, $67, Sephora

Sometimes, we need beauty products that work double-duty, offering more than just moisturizing benefits. The peony and licorice extracts in this night treatment mask work together to diminish dark spots and even out your skin tone. This skin care product is also infused with cucumber extract to provide hydration.

12. A Night Cream That Smells Sweet

Origins High-Potency Night-a-Mins Mineral-Enriched, Oil-Free Renewal Cream, $43, Sephora

Dehydration can seriously make your face look dull. This Origins renewal cream counteracts that issue, thanks to its vitamins and minerals mixed into the formula. It also has a sweet vanilla fragrance that will take you straight to sleep.

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