Things always seem to get in the way of our beloved beauty sleep—be it a snoring partner, office stress, an all-night marathon of The Crown, or that extra glass (or two) of champagne. Unfortunately, restless nights can lead to a haggard complexion. While a boatload of coffee and highlighter offer a temporary fix, the best way to nix tired skin is to combat it before it happens. "Moisturization is one of the basic pillars of skin health," says dermatologist Mona Gohara, M.D. "An overnight cream ensures that your complexion has everything it needs to rejuvenate and regenerate." Here, a selection of formulas to slather on before bed that promise to brighten, firm, and smooth as you snooze.
LA MER THE MOISTURIZING CREAM
This classic moisturizer is rich and distinct, reliable for delivering intense hydration for the dryest skin. Containing sea kelp, several essential oils, and vitamins C, E, and B12, it melts right into your skin and gives you an amazing next-day glow.
Rustan's The Beauty Source, P17,750
NEAL'S YARD REMEDIES FRANKINCENSE INTENSE LIFT CREAM
Warm the formula using your fingertips and inhale the aroma from your hands before massaging this relaxing cream on your skin. It's super potent with Frankincense Active Phyto Complex that protects your skin collagen and works hard as an antioxidant.
Rustan's The Beauty Source, P4,750
DEBORAH MITCHELL SILVER BEE VENOM MASK
This organic mask delivers skin softness and suppleness without the greasy
Heaven by Deborah Mitchell, Shangri-La Plaza East Wing
CLARINS MULTI-ACTIVE NIGHT CREAM
This soothing and moisturizing evening cream lets you fake an eight-hour sleep even if you partied all night or your toddler kept you up till the wee hours (hello, young moms!), thanks to its powerful key ingredients: encapsulated teasel extract, organic California poppy, and hyaluronic acid.
Rustan's The Beauty Source, P4,350
LANCÔME VISIONNAIRE NUIT BEAUTY SLEEP NIGHT MOISTURIZER CREAM
BUY NOW $89
Beyond its addicting jelly-like texture that melts into skin, the product is also infused with teeny droplets of oil to deliver instant moisture and smoothness. "Treatments with oil are
LA PRAIRIE CELLULAR RADIANCE NIGHT CREAM
Packed with potent peptides, ceramides, and fatty acids, among other youth building ingredients, this luxurious cream will banish rough patches instantly and fine lines over time.
Rustan's The Beauty Source, P38,600
MURAD CITY SKIN OVERNIGHT DETOX MOISTURIZER
Rustan's The Beauty Source, P3,950
Smog and pollution aren't the only things that threaten your complexion on the regular—some experts believe that the blue light from your phone can also result in skin damage. This overnight
ESTÉE LAUDER NIGHTWEAR PLUS ANTI-OXIDANT NIGHT DETOX CREME
Rustan's The Beauty Source, P8,900
GLAMGLOW DREAMDUO OVERNIGHT TRANSFORMING TREATMENT
BUY NOW $59
"A night cream should always be the last step of your skincare routine," says Gohara. It's the ideal way to lock everything (from retinol to rosacea treatments) into your complexion. This two-step formula plays off of that idea: Use the antioxidant and vitamin-rich serum first, then apply its plumping hyaluronic acid and algae-filled cream to seal it in place.
CHARLOTTE TILBURY MAGIC NIGHT CREAM
BUY NOW $145
British makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury (who's worked with everyone from Kate Moss to Amal Clooney) used to whip up a "magic cream" backstage before fashion shows to give models a fresh, lifted look. This evening version of her famed formula contains eight youth-enhancing ingredients—ranging from firming Winter Daphne Stem Cell extract to collagen-boosting retinol and softening castor seed oil.
SKINCEUTICALS TRIPLE LIPID RESTORE 2:4:2
BUY NOW $127
Being flaky is never chic—especially when it comes to your complexion. Those with dry skin should look for treatments that replace the skin's barrier biologically. "Your skin is made up of proteins, lipids, and ceramides, and with time they get compromised. This cream replaces everything that gets stripped since it's formulated with the exact lipids your skin needs to repair itself," says Gohara.
GOOP BY JUICE BEAUTY REPLENISHING NIGHT CREAM
BUY NOW $125
Gwyneth Paltrow teamed up with the natural beauty brand Juice Beauty to create a luxurious skincare collection that relies primarily on certified organic ingredients. Before hitting the pillow, apply this super potent cream infused with sandalwood nut oil to improve your complexion's elasticity and firmness.
AERIN ROSE NIGHT TABLE CREAM & OVERNIGHT MASK
This sumptuous cream works best during cold days (or nights with the aircon on full blast), with its rose complex working hard on dull and coarse skin.
BUY NOW $80
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
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