We may earn a commission if you make a purchase through one of our links. Learn more


Best Night Cream

Are they the fountain of youth? Perhaps not, but they just might be the next best thing! What else lets you wake up with younger looking skin? There are two kinds of night creams: anti-aging, which help skin turn over dead cells to reduce the appearance of age spots, fine lines and wrinkles; and deep moisturizing, those highly emollient creams that hydrate and restore your skin. Which one is best for you depends on your age and your skin type, but whichever your preference, you want to be sure you’re spending money on something that works. These five options were chosen because they are the most effective wrinkle-reducers and moisture-boosters at a variety of price points.

Estee Lauder Advanced Time Zone Night Age Reversing Line/ Wrinkle Creme

This luxurious cream delivers intensive moisture all night long. You’ll wake up to smoother, more hydrated skin every day. It’s formulated with Tri-HA Cell Signaling Complex™, which helps skin to produce more hyaluronic acid, which stimulates collagen production and reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. And clinical studies suggest you can see results in as little as three days! It’s dermatologist-tested and won’t make your skin break out. If you are looking for an effective wrinkle-smoother that works quickly, this is a great option for you.

Avon ANEW Genics Night Treatment Cream

Some night creams are so heavy they never seem to absorb into your skin. That won’t happen with ANEW Genics Night Treatment Cream. Your skin will drink in this light, hydrating cream and reap the benefits each night. Your complexion will appear brighter, clearer, smoother, and more even. It is especially effective on age spots and reducing pores. And it works for ladies of all ages and skin types, even those with sensitive skin.

Bestcovery Placeholder

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream, Night Formula

This lightweight cream, enriched with Pro-Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E, works with your skin to moisturize and brighten skin tone. Overnight, your complexion becomes softer and smoother, and fine lines and wrinkles fade. Its oil-free formula won’t clog pores. Women “of a certain age” will appreciate the anti-aging benefits this cream provides, but young women may find that retinol’s ability to quickly turn over skin cells is just as effective on breakouts. All in all, a great cream for all ages at a price that won’t break the bank.

Cerave Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM

This gentle formula penetrates deep into the layers of your skin to help it attract and hold the moisture it vitally needs. And its patented delivery system releases its skin-nourishing ingredients over time, so there is no need to reapply frequently. Your skin will stay hydrated all night long. In addition, this cream improves skin elasticity and tone and reduces the appearance of dark spots. Women with ruddier complexions may even find it reduces redness. No wonder it was named best night cream by Instyle magazine.

Kinerase Ultimate Night Moisturizer

This cream’s potent combination of ingredients include ceramides, Ergothioneine (an antioxidant), amino peptides, and the highest concentration of kinetin. It’s clinically proven to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also improves skin texture and tone. The formula works especially well on severely dry skin because it restores the skin’s protective barrier and helps to improve its ability to retain moisture. Despite its powerful ingredients, it’s still gentle on skin and can be used even after procedures like chemical peels or microdermabrasion. Sometimes you get what you pay for – Kinerase’s high price tag delivers high-quality results.

Lisa M
I'm a writer/editor with a passion for makeup and skin care. I've been a "beauty junkie" since I was 13 years old, and I'm an avid reader of beauty magazines and a frequent participant in sample programs because I love to try out different products to find the next "big thing." I am also an Allure Beauty Enthusiast, a More Opinionista, and a LHJ Beauty Ambassador, and I subscribe to a variety of beauty enewsletters to stay current with the latest products and trends. I am especially interested in "affordable luxury": options that offer quality at a reasonable price.
Go to top