Beauty While You Don’t Sleep

Woman Sleeping in Bed
We'd love to say we've found a good night's sleep in a jar, but no such luck. However, if night sweats and insomnia are leaving you feeling - and looking - knackered, we can suggest some overnight creams that can at least do a bit of restorative work while you're lying there counting sheep.

Come morning, your skin will be feeling better, even if you need to mainline caffeine to get through the day. Here’s our choice of the best nighttime beauty products.

Dr Dennis Gross C + Collagen Deep Cream, £77

Dr Gross Collagen

During menopause the decline in collagen will make your skin noticeably dryer and looser.

To combat this, dermatologist Dr Dennis Gross created a night cream with 3-O C Vitamin C Technology and Amino Acids to leave it looking plump, smooth and dewy.

Lancôme Rénergie Multi-Lift Night Cream, £68.50

Lancome Night Multi Lift Cream

A secret weapon against dry, sagging skin. This contains a big dose of glycerin, which not only keeps hold of the moisture you already have, it attracts more, too.

It has a luxurious, thick but non-greasy texture and penetrates right down to the deepest layers.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery, £40

Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate

As the name suggests, this serum is designed to work hardest between midnight and 4am (when your skin is at its most absorbent).

Including squalene, omega-6 fatty acids, lavender and evening primrose oil, it’s basically a cocktail of intensely hydrating ingredients. Perfect for parched skin.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Night Cream, £119

Guerlain Abeille Royale Night Cream

If your face is feeling extra dry and sensitive, French beauty brand Guerlain has created the antidote.

The Abeille Royale range is dedicated to the correction of wrinkles, and this night cream melts into the skin to leave you looking brighter and feeling nourished.

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream, £70

Murad Retinol

Retinol might sound scary, but adding it to your skincare routine can really brighten up your complexion. It stimulates the production of new skin cells to keep you glowing, as well as reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Start by applying this before bed just a couple of times a week until you build up a higher tolerance.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream, £99

Elemis Night Cream

If there’s one thing we hate, it’s the feeling of a sticky cream on our face while we try to get some shut-eye.

This Elemis night cream is not only super-hydrating, it also vanishes into the skin and you’ll notice the results from day one.

Vichy Neovadiol Compensating Complex Night, £24

Nichy Neovadiol Night Cream

Specially designed to tackle menopausal changes in your skin, this contains Hyaluronic Acid to keep skin smooth and hydrated.

It’s particularly suited to anyone suffering from night sweats as it has an instant cooling effect.

Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream, £240

La Mer Moisturizing Cream

Iconic for a reason, this Moisturizing Cream contains Crème de la Mer’s famous miracle broth for a huge dose of nourishment.

It feels luxurious on application and a little really does go a long way. Just make sure to rub the cream between your fingers until it turns translucent before applying.

Sisley Night Cream With Collagen, £141

Sisley Night Cream

With its high concentration of soluble collagen, this Sisley night cream gently firms the skin overnight.

The added Woodmallow works to soften and moisturise for a more youthful-looking complexion.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, £82

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

A best-seller since the ‘80s, ANR has decades of approval from women who like to wake up looking younger.

Specifically designed to work while you sleep, its hydrating benefits work best on those who already have noticeable signs of ageing.

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