What is an anti-aging night cream?
While regular moisturisers aim to improve the moisture level of the skin’s surface, an anti-aging night cream contains active ingredients that target specific aging concerns. These products are specifically designed to tackle signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles, dull skin and discolouration, and declining elasticity, creating brighter, more youthful complexions.
During the day our skin is working hard to protect itself from external factors like UV rays and pollution, but at night, cell renewal rate increases and your skin starts repairing itself from damage. Using an anti-aging night cream can help assist in this process.
What’s the difference between an anti-aging day and night cream?
Because your skin is resting and restoring overnight, the best night face creams for anti aging are specifically formulated to take advantage of that. The skin essentially lets its barrier down, so active ingredients can penetrate the skin more effectively to deliver cell-repairing goodness like Vitamin A, niacinamide and ceramides. Anti-aging night creams are also generally formulated to be much thicker and more hydrating than day creams as they can sink in throughout the night instead of sitting heavily on the face and sliding around under makeup. Some anti-aging night creams also contain retinol and alpha hydroxy acids, which can make your skin more sensitive to the sun and not suitable for daytime use.
What ingredients should I look for in an anti-aging night cream?
Vitamin E: a powerful and moisturising antioxidant for brightening your complexion
Hyaluronic Acid: this humectant can hold 1000x its weight in water, so it’s great for filling in and plumping up fine lines and wrinkles, as well as deeply hydrating.
Glycerin: a humectant that helps soften skin by effectively locking in moisture
AHAs and BHAs: Citric acids that gently exfoliate the skin and help your night cream penetrate the skin Retinol: A potent anti-aging ingredient derived from Vitamin A that evens out your complexion while helping minimise fine lines and wrinkles.
What’s the best anti-aging night cream in Australia?
The best anti-aging night creams are expertly created to suit your needs. Whether you need the anti-aging night cream for oily skin, the best anti aging night cream for sensitive skin, or the best anti-aging night cream for dry skin, Lancôme Australia’s range has the perfect product for you, from hydrating anti-aging night creams like Hydra Zen Neurocalm Night Cream to collagen anti-aging night creams like Absolue Nuit Premium Bx Night Cream.