We spend one-third of our lives sleeping, so why not make the most of that time by giving our skin some TLC? Nighttime beauty products can be powerful miracle workers, repairing skin blemishes and damage while eliminating signs of aging, all while we catch our Zs. Here are 10 amazing concoctions to try out. —Jennifer Cox
L’Oreal’s Revitalift Triple Power LZR Anti-Aging Overnight Mask ($38, available at Walmart) has noticeable results in just one week. It targets and reduces wrinkles while helping with skin firmness and brightness. In the morning your skin will feel nourished, firmer, and even more supple.
The Retinol 1% in Squalane from The Ordinary ($10) is a high-strength retinol serum that targets general signs of skin aging. Suited for all skin types, it specifically corrects uneven skin tone, textural irregularities, signs of aging, and dryness. The secret weapon is squalane, a moisturizing agent that is naturally found in your skin that enhances surface-level hydration and helps combat dryness.
Topicals’ Mini Faded Serum for Dark Spots & Discoloration ($24, available at Sephora Canada) is a hyperpigmentation-safe serum that visibly reduces stubborn discoloration, post-blemish marks, scars, and spots. It is gentle enough for daily use and produces visible results in as little as two weeks. It’s safe for all skin tones and ethnicities too.
Leave the guesswork of evening-time skincare to Drunk Elephant with their complete nighttime routine of products: the Drunk Break A Night to Remember Night Kit ($128). It will resurface, retexturize, and rehydrate your skin, all while you sleep. You will see a total and complete reboot of your skin in just 30 days.
The Watermelon Glow AHA Night Treatment (Glow Recipe, $40) is a clinically effective formula that was inspired by the brand’s original cult-fave, the Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask. It resets skin overnight with a concentrated 2.5% pH-balanced AHA complex that delivers powerful exfoliation without irritation. Multi-weight hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, quinoa peptide, and watermelon enzymes hydrate, brighten, and firm so you wake up to the smooth, glowing, even-toned skin.
Sunday Riley’s CEO 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum ($85, available at SkinStore) will help you achieve younger, healthier skin. Its innovative formula specifically targets the five signs of aging: sensitivity, dehydration, dullness, uneven skin tone, and wrinkles to promote a brighter, more youthful complexion. It’s all thanks to Vitamin C, which reduces the appearance of dark spots, a Phytosterols Complex to soothe sensitive skin, and Saccharide Isomerate Extrace that improves the look of pores. The end result is radiant, beautiful skin.
OLEHENRIKSEN’s transformative night cream, Dewtopia 5% Acid Firming Night Crème ($74), was inspired by the cult favourite OLEHENRIKSEN Dewtopia 20% Acid Night Treatment. This potent serum tackles aging and improves your skin’s texture, instantly improving skin elasticity and hydration with 30% firmer skin in just seven nights.
You’ll be confident putting your best face forward with the It Cosmetics’ Confidence In A Cream Anti-Aging Hydrating Moisturizer ($68). It will reverse the signs of aging and improve skin’s firmness in only two weeks thanks to a formula that strengthens the skin’s natural moisture barrier. The best parts of this nighttime beauty product are that it’s quick-absorbing and instantly gives skin a soft, supple feel and healthy appearance, today and in the long run.
Powered by two forms of retinoids—retinol and retinyl linoleate—Summer Fridays’ Midnight Ritual Retinol Renewal Serum ($69) boasts a gentle yet effective formula to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve discolouration, and renew and restore the skin’s appearance when used regularly. It is also enriched with niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and a blend of oatmeal and tiger grass, that works to calm and soothe the skin, making it the perfect addition to your PM skincare routine.
Indulge in the magic of L’Oréal’s new Age Perfect Midnight Cream ($48), an ultra-comforting cream with powerful actives for visible anti-aging results. Repair skin barrier up to 1.5x faster. Tested by dermatologists, suitable for sensitive skin.