Best night creams 2024

Top 4 picks from skincare expert and professional facialist, Charlotte Connoley

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Most of us are not getting enough sleep- finding the best night cream is the first step to fixing the effects of that. With busy schedules and technological overload, it can be hard to make time for getting an uninterrupted 8 hours (or even 5) of sleep. However, what most people don’t realise is those hours are also vital for our skin health and is the time your skin can do some of its best work.

Nighttime is not just a period of rest for our bodies. It's also an important time for our skin to undergo repair and rejuvenation. And what better way to support this than a skin care product that works harder, so you don’t have to?

As firm believers in the power of night time skin care routines, let’s explore the best night creams picks from our resident skincare expert Charlotte Connoley, that will help transform your skin overnight, so you wake up with a glowing complexion.



Best Night Creams at a glance:



Why use a Night Cream?

woman touching her skin while looking in the mirror

Before we dive into the nitty gritty, let's firstly address the fundamental question: why use a night cream at all? Simply put, they are formulated with more potent ingredients designed to nourish, repair, and replenish the skin while you sleep.

During the night, our skin's barrier is more permeable, meaning that it is more receptive to absorbing skincare products and the powerful actives within them. Night creams work in harmony with this natural rejuvenation process overnight, delivering a dose of potent ingredients that target specific concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, and dehydration.

They are also much thicker and richer in texture. During the night our skin is more prone to moisture loss (did you know the average person will lose 300-400ml of water through their skin each day!). That is why it’s so important to have an intensive, hydrating product that can help replenish this lost moisture overnight and support your overall skin barrier health.



When to use a Night Cream?

woman sleeping on bed on her side

As the name suggests, the best time to apply a night cream is as the final step of your evening skincare. Do so after cleansing, toning, and applying serums. By applying it before bedtime, you allow plenty of time for the ingredients to penetrate the skin. This allows the formula to work it's magic while you rest, waking up to a rejuvenated complexion.

“My top tip for getting the best out of your night cream is to make sure you use a facial oil beforehand. This is going to really boost your moisture levels in the skin,” recommends Charlotte. “Using the Super Facialist Rosehip Facial Oil underneath would help hugely with drier, dehydrated skin types.” (Try Rosehip Hydrate Facial Oil here)

Want more application tips from a skincare expert? Watch Charlotte Connoley’s simple step-by-step nighttime routine for a glowing complexion…



How does a Night Cream Work?

In short, they help optimise the skin's natural nighttime rejuvenation process. It’s common for them to contain ingredients that promote collagen production, accelerate cell turnover, provide intense hydration, and help combat environmental damage. Additionally, some products are formulated with innovative technologies. For example, circadian rhythm synchronisation to maximise their efficacy during the skin's most receptive phase.

vitamin c resync best night cream ina  jar

Looking to level up your night skincare routine? The Super Facialist Resync SleepSmart Night Creams offer an elevated evolution of the beloved cult classic Super Facialist night creams. Enriched with our trademarked Resync SleepSmart Complex™ technology, these formulations redefine nighttime skincare. As Charlotte explains, "the concept revolves around resetting your skin overnight. Thsi help you awaken refreshed and with the appearance of having enjoyed a restful night's sleep."




How to choose a night cream for your skin type

different skin types for choosing the best night cream

Understanding what your skin concerns are is crucial when choosing a product that will give you the best skin results.

For those with dry skin craving intense hydration and nourishment, opt for a product rich in emollients like shea butter and hyaluronic acid to replenish moisture levels and restore suppleness.

More mature skin requires more potent ingredients such as retinol and collagen-boosting actives. These help combat fine lines and wrinkles, promoting a more youthful complexion.

If your skin appears lacklustre and dull seek out products infused with brightening agents like Vitamin C to revive radiance and even out skin tone.

For those noticing the first signs of ageing and loss of plumpness, prioritise products with innovative formulations containing vegan collagen and marine-based biopolymers to restore elasticity and firmness, ensuring you wake up to revitalized, glowing skin each morning.

Still not sure about which skin type you have? Read our guide on Identifying your skin type here.


Now, let's explore four standout night creams as recommended by a skincare expert:

Best night cream for wrinkles: Retinol Resync SleepSmart Night Cream


Key Benefits:

  • 1% Retinol Complex helps stimulate cell renewal
  • Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid infused formula
  • Ideal for fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone
  • Dermatologically tested

Infused with Retinol (Vitamin A) and Lupin Seed Extract which targets fine lines and wrinkles.

Expert’s Insight: “This highly nourishing rich night cream is an easy way to introduce a retinol into your routine without having to experience the harshness of using a potent retinol serum which may leave your skin feeling irritated.”



Best night cream for dry skin: Rosehip Hydrate Overnight Resync Night Cream

Key Benefits:

  • Rosehip Oil helps to hydrate and nourish
  • Added Hyaluronic Acid to help boost moisture
  • Ideal for dry, sensitive, and dehydrated skin types
  • Dermatologically tested

Rosehip, Shea Butter and Allantoin blend into a nourishing cream to help enhance skin elasticity and softness while you sleep.

Expert’s Insight: “This beautiful fragranced product helps support your skin overnight thanks to the shea butter and soothing rosehip to help improve the skin's radiance and elasticity. The rosehip is a perfect ingredient for anyone with sensitivity too as it's incredibly gentle.”



Best night cream for glowing skin: Vitamin C+ SleepSmart Overnight Resync Night Cream

Key Benefits:

  • Vitamin C helps targets dullness and lacklustre complexion
  • Rich and nourishing formula absorbs easily into the skin
  • Ideal for dull, tired skin in need of a glow boost
  • Dermatologically tested

The go-to product for your glowing nighttime skin care routine. A rich formula which targets dullness, uneven texture, and signs of aging, leaving your skin looking rejuvenated with a healthy glow.

Expert’s Insight: “It can be used on all skin types and can be layered with the Vegan Collagen serum underneath to hydrate, plump and firm the skin. I love the citrus fragrance of this product. It leaves you feeling refreshed and uplifted!



Best night cream for wrinkles and early signs of ageing: Vegan Collagen Overnight Resync SleepSmart Night Cream

Key Benefits:

  • 87% of users agree skin feels plumper after use*
  • Copper peptides, plant-based collagen & red algae extract helps hydrate & firm
  • Delicate fragrance of neroli, ylang-ylang and flora for a spa-like experience
  • Dermatologically tested
*Independent user trial with 57 participants over 4 weeks.

 A luxurious cream helps plump and smooth the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Expert’s Insight: “The texture of this cream is thick yet won't feel too heavy on the skin. Combining this with a retinol serum would make a fantastic pairing."


In conclusion, incorporating a night cream into your skincare routine can give you remarkable benefits for your skin's health and appearance. Whether you're targeting signs of aging, dullness, or dehydration, there's a night cream out there to suit your needs. Lastly, with the right ingredients and formulations, you can optimise your nighttime skincare routine and wake up to a beautifully rejuvenated complexion every day.


Want to learn more? Read more skincare tips and expert-led advice in our blog here.

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