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Best Night Creams For Every Budget – Part Two

Jurlique Nutri-Define Rejuvenating Overnight Cream

If nothing seems to penetrate your very dry skin, try this buttery mix of olive fruit and jojoba oils. They’re combined with a patent-pending blend of horseradish, mulberry root extract, and rosemary leaf extract (all potent antioxidants), plus soothing and revitalizing peppermint leaf extract and glycogen to firm up your face.

Dermalogica Pure Night

Be prepared not to recognize yourself in the morning—in a very good way. Targeting hyperpigmentation and dark spots, this overnight treatment helps control melanin production to leave skin tone more even and luminous (you can thank its skin-brightening vitamin C for that glow). A combination of raspberry and cranberry seed oils also works to restore your lipid barrier, the all-important layer that keeps hydration in.

Philosophy Miracle Worker Overnight

“Peptides help stimulate collagen and elastin, two things you need for plumper, firmer skin,” explains Karcher, and this cream is loaded with them—specifically from the extracts from lemons and apples. Vitamin C goes to work on stubborn dark spots while the super hydrating cream locks in moisture ‘til morning.

Best Night Creams For Every Budget – Part One

If all you do is splash some water on your face before heading to bed, you’re doing your skin a serious disservice. Night time is the perfect time to apply your strongest, most powerful anti-aging ingredients because you don’t have to worry about protecting your skin from the sun, pollution, or harsh temperatures. That means you get to focus all your wrinkle-fighting efforts on one key thing: repair. These night creams offer potent, proven ingredients to help repair your skin while you sleep – no matter how tight your beauty budget may be.

L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Night Cream

Older skin is duller skin—literally, thanks to slowed-down cell turnover. L’Oreal’s newest night-time cream speeds up cell renewal while you sleep with lipo-hydroxy acid, which exfoliates away those dead skin cells on the top of skin so you’ll actually wake up to younger-looking skin. An antioxidant called natecium DHC (extracted from bitter orange peel) also helps repair the damage done from free radicals.

Korres Black Pine Firming, Lifting & Antiwrinkle Night Cream

It can be said that connective tissue isn’t the sexiest of skin care topics. But it plays an important role in your skin’s elasticity, resilience, and hydration. The scientists at Korres discovered that the antioxidant properties in hardy black pine (which survives in even the harshest climates) can help speed up your skin’s connective tissue renewal—which could be sagging due to aging.

Borghese Age-Defying Cellulare Complex Hydrate Night Renewal Emulsion

The Italian spa brand is bringing its expertise to your next Target spree. Here’s why your skin will be as happy as your wallet: This super luxurious, paraben-free night cream rehydrates skin with nourishing grape seed oil and hyaluronic acid, while a slew of antioxidants help repair damage done by free radicals during the day.

What Is Micellar Water?

It’s not a toner. It’s not a cleansing milk. It’s definitely not a face wash. Micellar water is a skincare product that removes makeup and cleanses the skin, without the need for rinsing. Micellar waters have been widely available in French pharmacies for many years, and gained a cult following internationally as skincare enthusiasts, makeup artists and bloggers discovered them through the digital grapevine. Today, this well-kept beauty secret that is now widely available to women in the UK, who love its gentle but powerful one-step cleansing.

So how does it work?

Micellar water takes its name from micelles, tiny round balls of cleansing molecules that float in the water. When you apply the product to your skin, the cleansing agents come into contact with oil and dirt on your face, allowing them to be swept away quickly and efficiently.

Micellar cleansing water uses very gentle but effective cleansing agents. There is no tingling or tightening effect, and it’s powerful enough to remove eye makeup, so there is no need for a separate makeup remover.

How do you use it?

Soak a cotton wool ball with the solution and sweep it across your whole face, paying special attention to the eye and lip area if you are removing makeup. There is no need to rinse afterwards. Just enjoy the clean, fresh sensation, then apply a suitable serum or moisturiser to your skin. Micellar waters are great for travel or for situations where no running water is easily available. Whether you’re heading off on a camping trip, running a photo shoot, on a long-haul flight or just want the added convenience of a one-step cleansing process, micellar water means you don’t need to compromise your skincare routine.

What skin types is micellar water best for?

Micellar cleansing water is especially suitable for all types of sensitive skin. There are many varieties available, including formulations for oily, dry or sensitive skins.