9 Nighttime Skin Care Products For Everybody's Face, Because Winter's Harsh Weather Is Definitely Coming
Though sleep is meant to be a time of rest and relaxation, it's normal for the especially hyperactive individuals out there (myself included) to wish for those eight hours to be productive in some way. Luckily, the beauty industry understands this desire and has created products that work overtime to improve skin while you sleep. Admittedly, there's no such thing as an overnight miracle, but with consistent usage over weeks and months, these nine products can save the day and have you looking every bit the Sleeping Beauty — albeit one with 21st century skin technology.
For City Girls: Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Overnight Detox Oil
Formulated with ingredients including Caudalie’s signature grape-seed oil, orange blossom plant oil, and sweet almond plant oil, this 100% natural product smells just as divine as the brand’s famed Beauty Elixir, and gives skin a just-came-from-the-spa glow. Though the oil is formulated to complement any skin type, urbanites fighting a constant battle against smog and other unsavory forms of pollution will find it especially effective.
Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Overnight Detox Oil, $52, sephora.com
For Dull Skin: Lancer Fade Serum Intense
Dr. Lancer is the MD du jour for fixing the stressed complexions of Hollywood’s starlets, but with his new line of skincare products, you don’t have to choose between paying your rent and achieving a gorgeous glow. The Fade Serum Intense in particular is a panacea in a bottle for those whose find their skin lacking in luminosity. The product notably doesn’t promise to solve all skin woes immediately, but rather works to gradually even skin tone with ingredients including red algae extract and antioxidants.
Lancer Fade Serum Intense, $225, lancerskincare.com
For Dry Skin: SK-II Facial Treatment Mask
There is a disclaimer regarding the use of SK-II’s cotton Facial Treatment Mask: for the duration of time during which you’re wearing this incredibly soothing, moisturizing mask, you will look like an extra from the set of Freddy vs. Jason. Frightening appearance aside, this mask is a miracle in a single-use package for those nights when your skin needs an extra dose of moisture.
SK-II Facial Treatment Mask, $95 for 6, shop.nordstrom.com
For Oily Skin: Clarins Lotus Face Oil
Fight oil with oil by using Clarins Lotus Face Oil. It may seem counterintuitive, but attempting to combat breakouts and slick skin with ultra-harsh, drying products can exacerbate your skin woes. Adding an astringent oil to your nighttime, on the other hand, keeps skin moisturized while regulating oil production. As an added bonus, the oil gives skin a subtle — not slippery — finish.
Clarins Lotus Face Oil, $52, bergdorfgoodman.com
For Every Skin: Chantecaille Retinol Intense
Ideally, nighttime skincare should perform a multitude of purposes instead of targeting one particular problem. Retinol is one of those magical ingredients that seems to do it all — anti-aging, fading spots, softening lines, and diminishing acne —as long as it’s used in the appropriate dosage. This Chantecaille Retinol Intense possesses a delicious rose scent and treats your skincare concerns.
Chantecaille Retinol Intense, $110, barneys.com
For Eco-Friendly Skin: Kahina Giving Beauty Brightening Serum
With a whopping 73.8% of its makeup organic ingredients, Kahina Giving Beauty Brightening Serum is pleasing simply for its eco-friendly design. However, the serum also serves to restore radiance and hydration to dull skin with a combination of green tea and argan oil.
Kahina Giving Beauty Brightening Serum, $72, net-a-porter.com
For Cold-Weather Skin: Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Sleeping Recovery Masque
Those who suffer from dry, winter-ravaged skin may want to stock up on the Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Sleeping Recovery Masque now as a preemptive strike against skin damage. The mask focuses on hydration to repair and restore ragged, flaky skin.
Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Sleeping Recovery Masque, $60, us.amorepacific.com
For Uneven Skin: Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial
If you’re looking to create your first #IWokeUpLikeThis selfie, Korres’ Sleeping Facial may be your ticket to success. Vitamin C and wild rose oil combine to give skin a more even tone and a healthy dose of hydration.
Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial, $48, sephora.com
For Aging Skin: Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream
It’s never too early to think about anti-aging products, so the adage goes, but who wants to slather a thick cream over their face every night? Algenist’s Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream uses biotechnology to treat lines and loss of hydration using Alguronic Acid and Microalgae Oil, without smothering the skin in the heavyweight cold creams of yore.
Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream, $110, bloomingdales.com