The Best Night Creams and Treatments for Every Skin Problem
We tested 50 overnight masks, creams, gels, serums and treatments to find our favorites. These products will work hard to reveal a brighter, more well-rested-looking you by the time your alarm goes off.
1 Best Redness Reducer: Dr. Brandt Skincare Hydro Biotic Recovery Sleeping Mask
This leave-on gel absorbs into skin before your head hits the pillow. Soothing grapeseed extract plus green tea help calm inflammation and fight UV damage, which means fewer lines and brown spots. Antibacterial manuka honey nixes bad bacteria without drying, so you wake up clear and refreshed.
To buy: $52; sephora.com.
2 Best Anti-Ager: Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment
This peptide-packed lotion promises firmer skin in just 14 days. Two weeks in, our tester referred to it as a “mini face-lift.”
To buy: $108 for 1.69 oz; nordstrom.com.
3 Best Eye Cream: Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel
Pat on this cooling gel with your ring finger (it’s the gentlest finger for applying eye cream) at bedtime. You’ll look bright- eyed in the morning—no matter how tired you feel.
To buy: $23; target.com.
4 Best Brightener: Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
Good for all skin types, this formula (made with glycolic, lactic, and citric acids) helps brighten dull skin and diminish age spots and broken capillaries.
To buy: $90; sephora.com.
5 Best Hydrator: Elemis Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil
The most pampering of the products here, this cream-to-oil formula, rich in omega-3 and vitamin E, melts into skin for a hydration boost.
To buy: $59; dermstore.com.
6 Best Lip Softener: Dermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment
Treat dry, chapped lips with the mother of all lip balms. Its cool metal tip dispenses cream that’s laced with healing shea butter.
To buy: $49; dermstore.com.