At some point or another in your life, you’ve probably been told that you should get at least 8 hours of sleep at night. But have you ever wondered why?
The answer is simple: beauty sleep is important for your health.
Known by scientists as the circadian rhythm, your body runs on a 24-hour clock. Like how you shower at a different time than you take your lunch break, your body performs different tasks at different times throughout the day. From how you digest food to how your brain works, every body system depends on your circadian rhythm's health – including your skin.
What Is Night Cream?
To understand something, you first must understand what it is not. In this case, that something is night cream.
Night cream is not a multipurpose moisturizer. Unlike lotions or gel creams that advertise an all-in-one design, night cream is a specialized skincare product designed to support the specific nighttime needs of your skin. Its powers stretch far beyond the basic benefits of more generalized products for all skin tones and types.
What Does a Night Cream Do?
The primary purpose of night cream is to hydrate your skin. While you sleep, your skin lowers its natural defenses, making it harder to retain moisture. So night cream steps in to fill the gaps. Made with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, squalane, and ceramides that deliver a powerful dosage of hydration, night cream is the best way to support your skin’s barrier during the night.
But the benefits don’t stop there.
In addition to resupplying your skin with moisture, skin renewing night creams also have many cellular benefits for your skin. Among these is the ability to support your skin’s natural ability to produce collagen.
Collagen is a powerful protein that supports the structure of many tissues in your body, including the skin. A firming compound, collagen is considered by many dermatologists to have anti-aging effects, as it can smooth wrinkles and reduce the appearance of fine lines in mature skin. But, as you age, the body produces less and less of this protein, which can reverse these firming effects. To minimize signs of aging, choosing skincare products that support your skin’s natural collagen production is important.
Why Is Night Cream Important?
Beyond just cosmetic benefits, night cream is important for the health of your skin.
Night cream comes in many shapes, sizes, and specialties to suit your skin. Some creams focus on hydration first, prioritizing ingredients like olive oil common in other face and eye creams, while others will concentrate on the additional nighttime needs of your skin, like collagen production. Like skin itself, the variations of night cream are endless.
Depending on the specific needs of your skin type, you can redefine your skincare routine to your skin concerns by selecting a night cream that will provide the best benefits for you.
What Is the Difference Between Day Cream and Night Cream?
Though they are both luxury creams designed to support your skin, day cream and night cream have very different purposes, especially when it comes to collagen support.
Let’s once again take the perspective of your circadian rhythm. During the day, your skin prioritizes protection while its focus shifts to rejuvenation at night. As such, daytime is about stopping the effects that cause the breakdown of collagen, while nighttime is about building more of the protein to increase collagen levels.
The design of day versus night creams reflects the different roles skin plays throughout the circadian cycle. Day creams are made to protect against external stressors like sunlight and air pollution, and night creams are made to replenish needed nutrients like peptides and hydrating vitamins, like the antioxidants vitamin E and vitamin A.
Are Night Creams a Moisturizer?
A night cream that's specifically designed to target nighttime repair provides benefits beyond just your average moisturizer.
With powers beyond your regular daytime lotions and creams, the best night cream is capable of not just supporting collagen production but also supporting skin cell turnover. Powered by the strength of natural retinol alternatives like bakuchiol, our Nightly Renewal Cream is designed to rejuvenate skin from the inside out. By supporting the skin's internal structure, night cream provides benefits far beyond those of basic night moisturizers.
What Are the Benefits of Night Cream?
Beyond just the surface-level benefit of making your skin feel soft and smooth, the benefits of night cream run deep.
Skin deep, that is.
Thanks to its abundance of nourishing ceramides and supplements like vitamin C or vitamin A supplements, night cream is a regenerative product. By supporting the nighttime skin functions of building collagen and renewing skin cells, night cream opens the door for a waterfall of skin benefits, starting with hydration.
If it’s not obvious by now, let’s state it plainly: night cream has a knack for hydration. Made to support the skin’s barrier, this skincare product seals moisture into the skin, protecting against skin concerns while you sleep. People with naturally dry skin should not overlook this benefit. Ingredients like niacinamide, sodium hyaluronate, glycerin, and shea butter are common in night cream formulas.
But night cream is good for more than just curing dryness. People with oily skin also have a lot to gain from an extra boost of nighttime hydration.
Made with soothing ingredients sourced straight from the land, Furtuna Skin’s Nightly Renewal Cream is made to calm the skin from the inside out. It is also non-comedogenic, meaning it will not clog your pores. For those dealing with redness or general irritation from breakouts, unlike oil-free skincare products or moisturizers, our night cream includes calming olive oil that helps hydrate and soothe blemish-prone skin without clogging your pores or adding any excess oils. Our cream can hydrate your acne-prone skin without adding any excess oils for those dealing with redness or general irritation from breakouts.
Whether you have dry, oily, or combination skin, night cream can rejuvenate your tired skin and support elasticity.
A regenerative skincare product, our nutrient-rich Nightly Renewal face cream is made to bring it back into balance with its ideal Circadian rhythm, recalibrating your skin at a cellular level. Taking the best ingredients of your favorite toner and combining them with all the brightening benefits of a face moisturizer, night and overnight creams deliver everything you need for glowing skin.
Should You Use Night Cream Every Night?
Whoever said less is more clearly wasn’t talking about night cream.
Like your daytime moisturizers, the benefits of night cream only increase as you use it. Because this skincare product is gentle on the skin, even sensitive skin types should apply the product on a daily basis. Unless your night cream irritates your skin or causes breakouts (in which case, you should switch to a different product), you can – and should! – use night cream every night.
Can You Sleep With Night Cream?
For the same reasons, you can sleep with night cream.
Because this face cream is thicker than most daytime skincare products, it takes longer to settle into your skin. Some people might be tempted to wipe away this excess cream before bed but doing so only limits its benefits. To get the most of your night cream, give it time to soak into your skin –— even if that means sleeping with it.
How Do You Apply Night Cream?
When it comes to applying night cream, the same rules apply as with your other face creams. Starting with a pea-sized amount, gently work the rich product into your skin in circular motions, apply more in certain areas if needed. Apply after your cleanser, toner, and other treatments for the best results.
The Bottom Line
Here at Furtuna Skin, we believe that the body knows best. For millions of years, the human body has lived and thrived in all sorts of environments against all odds. It has evolved to endure. But that doesn’t mean your skin is without its weak points.
Our skincare is designed to support your skin in its natural state. Free of harsh chemicals, plastics, and parabens that try to make your skin something it is not, Furtuna Skin draws on the power of nature to nourish your skin.
Working within your body’s natural circadian rhythm, our night cream seeks to enhance your natural skin and supply its biological needs using only the best ingredients nature has to offer. To make the most of your natural glow, make the most of natural skincare with Furtuna Skin.