There is a direct difference between day cream and night cream. While both do moisturize, day creams offer protection against free radicals and night creams provide the skin an opportunity to rejuvenate and repair.
Although night creams is a term regularly used it’s also important to point out that there are evening serums that work their magic, too.
Skin Care Heaven based in the coastal town of Encinitas in San Diego offers both a spa and research center. They’ve handpicked their favorite skin care treatments for nighttime.
“Skin care science has made it possible for night creams to do more than just moisturize,” said Skin Care’s Heaven spokesperson. “Their role is so important in anti-aging and it’s also been reported by professionals that the skin repairs itself faster during the evening than it does during the day. Cellular activity generally occurs between 2 am and 5 am.”
This is why the right night cream or serum is so important.
The top picks for evening treatment are:
“Kinerase Ultimate Night Moisurizer works for eight hours,” said the spokesperson, adding how it minimizes wrinkles and fine lines. “And the kinetin in this product, which is a plant derived molecule that hydrates, embellishes your skin with better moisture, tone and texture.”
Also on the list, the Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum is a combination of potent anti-aging peptides and oils to help renew skin. Users have seen a marked improvement with the following:
• Lessens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
• Creates a luminous glow
• Plumps the skin from rose and argan oils
Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum can be used alone or with a moisturizer.
“Another great pick is RevaleSkin Night Cream with one percent coffee berry extract,” said the spokesperson. She continued, “This special antioxidant extract has been clinically proven to battle the effects of free radical damage which helps create smoother and more gorgeous skin.”
Other ingredient highlights are vitamin E, and grapefruit extract, which gently exfoliates dead skin cells for a more youthful glow.
Last but not least in the lineup is DermaEarth Peptidal Activating Serum. While this product can be used both morning and night, skin care professionals are noticing the great effects it has while one sleeps.
“DermaEarth Peptidal Cell Activating Serum is an advanced anti-aging product with Botulinum toxin-inspired activity; and, it strengthens the skin’s antioxidant shield and helps inhibit glycation to protect your collagen for younger looking skin.”
Users of DermaEarth also notice improvement with less wrinkles and age spots.
A nighttime skin care routine is equally important as a daytime regimen. The right night treatment can reverse the signs if aging and uncover youthful radiance.