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The 14 Best Night Creams of 2021

By Rebecca Jenkinson - 1 year ago | Updated
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If you’re anything like me your skin tends to get dry and somewhat dull in the winter months. But don’t panic, there’s a way both you and I can keep our complexions looking tip top and positively youthful.

It's time we gave our complexions a little extra TLC with the best night creams in the biz. Move over featherlight day creams and cooling gel formulas, we need the big guns – the rich and downright hydrating evening moisturisers.

Not sure where to start looking? Keep reading for all your nourishing night cream needs.

Why do you need a night cream?

When you rest your beautiful head, your skin needs a little helping hand to repair any damage from the daytime, whether environmental or pollution. And night creams are the perfect remedy, as they help nurture, hydrate and nourish your complexion.

Whether it’s ananti-ageing, brightening or clarifying solution, there’s a night cream for all your skin woes. To save you hours of scrolling and trawling the beauty aisles, the beauty whizzes at Cosmetify have put together the 14 best night creams for you to peruse.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Night Cream

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Night Cream

How could we kick things off without mentioning the iconic Magic Night Cream? This is the evening equivalent to the best-selling Magic Cream and it’s just as special. It contains a winning combo of co-enzyme Q10, retinol and vitamin E, which helps firm, smooth and brighten the skin as you sleep.

Clarins Multi Active Night Cream For All Skin Types

Clarins Multi Active Night Cream For All Skin Types

Another popular choice comes from Clarins who have a whole host of night creams to fit your skin type and needs. This specific cream helps renew cell turnover to target the signs of ageing, including fine line and wrinkles. Come morning your complexion look firmer, brighter and smoother.

Estée Lauder Nightwear Plus Anti-Oxidant Night Detox Creme

Estée Lauder Nightwear Plus Anti-Oxidant Night Detox Creme

Expect a youthful and radiant visage when it comes to this Estée Lauder cream. It deeply hydrates the skin, so your face feels soft and smooth after a good night’s rest. The face cream is also rich in antioxidants which purifies the complexion and encourages collagen and elastin production. Sounds like a winner to us!

Clinique Repairwear Sculpting Night Cream

Clinique Repairwear Sculpting Night Cream

Perfect you contour while you sleep with the Repairwear Sculpting Night Cream. No, this doesn’t involve heavy foundations and powders. Instead, it’s a firming, tightening and toning night cream, which helps contour the curves and angles of your face.

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask

So good we’ve mentioned them twice, Clinique have done it again with their Moisture Surge Overnight Mask. This baby delivers, you guessed it, a huge surge of hydration to your skin while you sleep. It’s one of the best night creams for dry skin, as well as dull and irritated complexions in desperate need of a little pick me up.

ELEMIS Superfood Night Cream

ELEMIS Superfood Night Cream

Treat your skin to a cocktail of superfoods, including barley, sweet almond milk and quinoa, as well as soothing lavender and ylang-ylang. These nourishing goodies combine to balance, refine and refresh your complexion, giving your skin some much need moisture in the night.

REN Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm

REN Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm

If the cold weather is taking its toll, REN to rescue. This cult-favourite night balm uses a clever blend of antioxidant-rich oils, including olive, almond, linseed and jojoba, to smooth and repair your skin as you sleep. In the morning your face appears brighter and healthier looking.

Darphin Predermine Sculpting Night Cream

Darphin Predermine Sculpting Night Cream

This indulgent night cream is certainly one for the wish list, thanks to its luxurious, velvet and rich formula. When you hit the hay, tuberose and time-released vitamins get to work nourishing your precious complexion and supporting natural collagen production. Expect plump, radiant and glowing results with continued use.

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream

The Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream makes all the best night cream lists and for good reason. It uses red alage extract and peptides to firm and tighten sagging skin, and retinol to renew cell turnover. This nurturing formula also helps refine the skin, tackling uneven skin tone and scarring - perfect for acne-prone beauty lovers.

L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser Renew Night Cream

L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser Renew Night Cream

Let your skin recover and recoup while you sleep with this Revitalift Laser Renew Night Cream. It’s a great drug store option, which helps smooth and hydrate the skin as you sleep. Plus, it feels like an ultra-light face mask which is the ultimate post-work treat.

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Flawless Future Night Cream

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Flawless Future Night Cream

This luxury night cream utilises the power of ceramides, which are known to keep your skin super soft and hydrated. They also shield your skin from environmental aggressors, helping repair any damage your skin experienced during the day.

Nuxe Nuxuriance Ultra Night Cream

Nuxe Nuxuriance Ultra Night Cream

After your evening cleansing routine, liberally apply this nourishing night cream in upward motions across your face. It’s non-comedogenic, so is perfect for blemish-prone and combination skin types. It gets to work as your rest your head and delivers a big boost of hydration and tackles fine lines, enlarged pores and dullness.

Herbivore Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Treatment

Herbivore Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Treatment

This cream not only looks sensational on your nightstand, but it also delivers on the goods. It targets dull, tired and dry skin and transforms it to reveal soft, supple and smooth results. Test the treatment out and discover the clever combo of superfruit rich in antioxidants and fruit AHAs, which give plump, glowy and youthful-looking skin.

Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream

Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream

Hailed as one of the best night creams for dry skin, the Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream is a luxurious option for your evening routine. It helps renew and rejuvenate your skin using an innovative Trigger Factor Complex. This repairs the skin tissue and protects against environmental damage.

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to the best night creams on the market. For more skin care goodies take a look at the best cleansing oils and our guide to face masks.

Rebecca is a content writer with over three years’ experience and a keen interest in cosmetics. Cosmetify allows her to combine her blogging skills with her passion for beauty.

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