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May 17, 2022

Night Creams: Our Top 5

There's a skincare phrase thats been buzzing all over social recently. Can you guess what it is?
Enter the glazed-donut era. We define it as looking healthy, hydrated, and uber dewy think glass skin on steroids.

How to achieve this ethereal glow, you ask? Night creams are the answer, because they achieve the sought after glow all while you sleep. We know it sounds too good to be true, but read on for some of the top work-while-you-rest creams of your dreams.

[Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream, $33]
By now you probably know Kiehl's has some of our favorite products across the board and this night cream is no exception. Super-hydrating and rich without feeling heavy, this face cream banishes dry skin by continuously drawing in moisture from the air while you sleep. Need more convincing? It's packed with Glacial glycoprotein extract to shield skin from environmental damage, Imperata cylindrica (a desert plant extract) to soothe and nourish, and Squalane to restore skin's natural moisture balance. Say goodbye to dry flakes and rough patches and hello to smooth, soft, and comfortable skin. Plus, it's light enough to wear during the day, too!

[Sunday Riley C.E.O. Afterglow Brightening Vitamin C Gel Cream, $66]
Sunday scaries keeping you up at night? Sunday Riley has you covered. This revitalizing moisturizer supercharges skin with high-potency, advanced vitamin C and delivers a non-greasy, satin-skin finish that'll have you taking selfies before bedtime. Powered by a stable, advanced form of vitamin C, it plumps, brightens and evens skin tone while pulling hydration into the skin all night long for long-lasting hydration. Pro tip? It even creates a radiant base for makeup application while also keeping the skin hydrated and soft.

[Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream, $88]
When a brand is this synonymous with luxury, you know it's going to be good (and worth the price tag). This nighttime retinol face cream visibly improves firmness and radiance, minimizes fine lines and deep wrinkles, and hydrates while evening tone (all without causing irritation and dryness). Gluten-free, Paraben-free, Phthalate-free, Sulfate-free and Vegan, so you know your skin is in good hands. Not to mention its going to look great on your vanity, guaranteed.

[Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate, $52]
Ok ok, we know Kiehl's is on here twice but hear us out. When we have not one but TWO of our favorite overnight skincare saviors, we couldn't help ourselves. This concentrate nourishes skin with a healthy dose of botanicals, so you wake up to a smoother, more hydrated complexion. Set your alarm, get those 8 hours (at least) and rise and shine with a plump, soft appearance. The calming scent will also instantly relax your senses, signaling to your brain that it's almost time for bed.

[DERMA E Hydrating Night Cream with Hyaluronic Acid, $29.50]
While your body recharges overnight, help your skin do the same with the help of this antioxidant-packed night cream. Featuring our favorite ingredient (you guessed it, Hyaluronic acid!) it hydrates and protects against moisture loss, especially for those of us who like to crank up the A/C before bed (no judgment here)!

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Jac Wray

While a self-described social butterfly, I find empowerment in my independence. Taking myself on a spur of the moment solo vacation, dinner dates to new restaurants or parts of the city where my company is solely the characters in the book I bring, visiting the local bar and getting to know the bartenders over a glass of wine… or 3. I find that intimate moments with myself leave me feeling brave, confident, and empowered to take on the world without depending on anything else as a buffer. It also gives me time to reflect, plan, journal and explore new places at my own pace.