I am often asked do I need both? Well, I’m always keen to work with people to help them achieve their ultimate skincare desires, to have results & seeing for them a more youthful glowing skin. We know our skin does its renewing and repairing when you are sleeping, right?
When it comes to a day cream protection is the key focus. We know a light cream is ideal under our make up always for a smoother look, but for night time when repair is taking place you require ingredients to enhance cell growth, good lipids that will penetrate deep down into the dermis and extracts to renew and assist collagen to rebuild.
Wearing a moisturiser with SPF or applying a BB protective cream over your moisturiser during the day will protect your skin from premature aging & having antioxidants and CoQ10 are essential in the formulation. We know sun exposure is hard to avoid, and is so very damaging however over the years it can be damaging and will increase wrinkles and lines – hence aging, also skin discoloration which is a big concern today.
Let’s have a look what else is required for our day cream. We need ingredients with good hydration, plumping and firming some day moisturisers contain repairing antioxidants, peptides and some stem cells which all combine to improve skin tone and also help prevent premature aging.
So, what does a night cream do? Night creams are generally thicker, nourishing and richer as this is when the repair is done. For a more beautiful you!!!. Night creams are designed to be repairing and regenerating and to address signs of aging.
They may include ingredients like retinoids (Vitamin A) and extracts to enhance collagen production, skin smoothing, and even out pigmentation stem cells and peptides for cell renewal. I am a great believer that formulations should contain Vitamin C, A and B – these are paramount. It is worth noting that these are best in night formulas because they can make your skin sensitive to daylight/sun.
If you suffer from dry flaky skin on your face or neck, then the best night cream will contain hydrating ingredients A rich formula that combines a number of essential oils, inchi, carrot seed jojoba, avocado and rosehip will prevent dryness and flaking, as the skin will absorb them during the night to give you a smoother firmer look. For fighting fine lines and wrinkles, a good night cream will also contain collagen-stimulating and plumping extracts along with the replacement of hyaluronic acid.
Day cream vs night cream… well, if you are someone only wanting one moisturiser, either choose a day cream for both day and night cream with most of the night nutrients in small quantities.