How Do I Choose the Best Night Repair Cream? (with pictures)

Laura M. Sands
Laura M. Sands
Using night repair creams can help keep skin supple and healthy.
Using night repair creams can help keep skin supple and healthy.

Choose the best night repair cream by clearly considering your skin care needs and then taking the time to research and compare as many brands as possible. You may also consider consulting with a skin care expert for recommendations on which night cream is best for your skin type and special needs. If you know other people who have used a night repair cream, you may want to ask them questions about which brands they’ve used, how effective each was and whether or not they can recommend a particular face cream to you.

In addition to applying night repair cream, use a daily moisturizer with a high sun protection factor (SPF) that can help prevent further damage to facial skin.
In addition to applying night repair cream, use a daily moisturizer with a high sun protection factor (SPF) that can help prevent further damage to facial skin.

Using night cream can help keep skin supple and healthy. All types of night cream are not the same, however. Some are specifically formulated to boost moisture levels or reduce lines and wrinkles, while others are more targeted toward delivering nutrients to tired skin. Prior to shopping for a night repair cream, it is important that you identify what it is that you want and expect from a cream and begin searching for creams that are advertised accordingly.

A dermatologist can recommend a night repair cream.
A dermatologist can recommend a night repair cream.

Familiarizing yourself with the variety of brands available to you is an important early step in selecting a night repair cream. Carefully reading and researching the ingredients in different creams may help you determine which ones to consider and which ones to avoid. For example, ingredients like avocado oil and vitamin E oil are often recommended for a moisturizing night cream, while products containing parabens and artificial fragrances may not be the best for your skin. Much of your research can be done online and by perusing brands in stores that carry different night repair cream products.

Some night creams are specifically formulated to boost moisture levels.
Some night creams are specifically formulated to boost moisture levels.

Consulting a dermatologist is a great way to help you choose a good night repair cream. A doctor will help you identify your skin type, as well as your unique skin care needs. With this information in focus, a dermatologist should be able to offer you advice on which types of creams are best for your skin.

Using a night repair cream is a common part of many people’s nightly regimen. Ask family and friends if they have used one and, if so, which brands or types they have used. Questions regarding their satisfaction with a night repair cream and how long it took for them to see results after using one may help you learn more about the effectiveness of different brands while helping you decide which one to purchase for yourself.

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SteamLouis

@ysmina-- A night repair cream should have some kind of chemical exfoliant in it to reduce wrinkles and renew skin. AHA (alpha-hydroxy acid) is a popular one.

fify

@ysmina-- There are definitely great night repair creams out there. You should ask around at beauty stores.

I can't think of a brand name at the moment, but I recommend a cream with ceramides. Ceramides are a type of fatty acid and they moisturize and help renew skin cells. Collagen and shea butter are other great ingredients, especially for aged, dry skin.

Try and avoid creams with alcohol in it. Many of them contain this ingredient but it shouldn't be one of the first ones listed in the ingredients list.

ysmina

I've been looking for a nice night repair cream for a long time. It seems that most night repair products are serums and not creams. But I'm looking for a cream because I have very dry skin and I need something rich and moisturizing.

Any recommendations?

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    • Using night repair creams can help keep skin supple and healthy.
      Using night repair creams can help keep skin supple and healthy.
    • In addition to applying night repair cream, use a daily moisturizer with a high sun protection factor (SPF) that can help prevent further damage to facial skin.
      In addition to applying night repair cream, use a daily moisturizer with a high sun protection factor (SPF) that can help prevent further damage to facial skin.
    • A dermatologist can recommend a night repair cream.
      A dermatologist can recommend a night repair cream.
    • Some night creams are specifically formulated to boost moisture levels.
      Some night creams are specifically formulated to boost moisture levels.
    • Prior to shopping for a night repair cream, it is important that you identify what it is that you want and expect from a cream.
      Prior to shopping for a night repair cream, it is important that you identify what it is that you want and expect from a cream.