The 10 Best Night Creams For Every Skin Concern

Solving problems while you sleep

Finding the best night cream for your skin type is one thing; finding one that you’re actually comfortable sleeping in is a whole other story.

It’s what makes this final pre-sleep skin step one of the most divisive, with some people swearing by a thick layer of the stuff, while others prefer a facial oil or to simply stop at serum.

But if you’re someone who likes to seal it all in with a cream (and reap the benefits of an extra protective layer too), these are the pots of pillowy goodness we recommend for every skin (and comfort) concern.

chanel le lift creme de nuit

Best firming night cream

Chanel Le Lift Créme De Nuit

Combine this luxurious formula with a firm tension-relieving facial massage and you’ll find yourself defying gravity. The signature active ingredient, botanical alfalfa concentrate, helps to increase epidermal thickness for a firmer complexion, while encouraging renewal for smoother skin texture.  

$225 at Myer

ole henriksen

Best glow-getting night cream

Ole Henricksen Goodnight Glow Retin-ALT Sleeping Crème

If it’s dullness you’re trying to defy and a fresh face you crave, the overnight results of this gel-textured cream are hard to beat. Containing nature’s alternative to retinol, bakuchiol, as well as AHAs, it gently exfoliates and deeply hydrates for a transformative glow overnight. 

$90 at Sephora

olay whip

Best non-greasy night cream

OLAY Regenerist Whips Face Cream Moisturiser

With a texture more like an airy mousse than a cream, this lightweight veil will disappear into your skin at first swipe. So if you’re after hydration and nourishment, but really can’t stand any kind of residue, it’s the dream solution.

$48.99 at Priceline

kiehls ultra facial overnight

Best night cream for dry skin

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque

Dry skin types who love nothing more than a rich, comforting cocoon of cream will find solace in the overnight masque category. This super skin hydrator contains an impressive moisture-retaining trio of glycerin, squalane and fountain plant to replenish and nourish even the most desert-like complexions.

$55 at Adore Beauty

murad retinol

Best retinol night cream

Murad Resurgence Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream

If it has to contain retinol or you’re not interested (we get it, it’s a damn good ingredient), then consider taking this powerful green pot for a test drive. It’s a whiz at diminishing fine lines, but those with sensitive and acne-prone skin will also find it to be clearing and calming at the same time.

$130 at Adore Beauty

fresh lotus night

Best night cream for sensitive skin

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Face Cream

When it comes to skin that’s easily irritated, look for ingredients that will help to strengthen the skin barrier rather than compromise it. This nourishing night cream utilises the hydrating and antioxidant properties of the lotus plant to comfort and protect skin, while peach leaf extract helps skin recover from stress.

$79 at Sephora


Best budget night cream

Sephora Collection Overnight Firming Cream

For under $40, this hydrating night cream will provide both exfoliating and plumping benefits, without the greasy residue. Its texture is thick but non-sticky, making it most suitable for dry and combination skin types. It’s also formulated with 95 per cent natural origin ingredients, with fruit acids and natural peptides responsible for the smoothing and regenerating action.

$40 at Sephora

asap anti-ageing

Best brightening night cream

asap Anti-Ageing Night Cream

If pigmentation and uneven skin texture are your nemeses, consider this cosmeceutical serving your superhero sidekick. Its potent all-in-one formula helps to exfoliate overnight for improved cell turnover, stimulates collagen production and provides one serious hydration punch. You’ll wake with a brighter complexion that feels like silk to touch.

$58.50 at Adore Beauty


Best balancing night cream

Medik8 Refining Moisturiser

Too often those with oily or combination skin think a moisturiser is only going to make matters worse when actually it’s the contrary. This brilliant balancing cream hydrates and nourishes the skin without adding to the oil-slick areas. It will help to stabilise oil production while minimising the appearance of pores.

$98 at Adore Beauty

Augustinus Bader's The Rich Cream

Best Anti-Ageing Night Cream

Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream

An upgrade to the brand’s award-winning daily moisturiser, The Rich Cream works to intensely hydrate and nourish the skin to support cellular renewal and dramatically improve the complexion’s appearance. Additionally, the product is clinically proven to reduce signs of ageing—that is, the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. Plus, it helps to promote elasticity and support skin barrier function to prevent transepidermal water loss to ensure plump skin.

$120 at Augustinus Bader

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