These Are The Best Night Creams For Your Skin Type

Life — what with its crazy work schedules and Bumble dates and Netflix shows — tends to get in the way of beauty sleep. Most of us don't get the standard eight hours, but it's time we start making more of an effort to — if only for the sake of our complexion. Sleep gives our skin a chance to repair itself and turnover cells, leaving us brighter, softer, and plumper by morning. And a night cream can play a big role in that.
But don't just settle for the one that comes in the prettiest bottle or makes the wildest claims. Joshua Zeichner, a New York based dermatologist, advises you to do your research first (or in this case, let us take care of it): "Choose an appropriate cream for your skin type," he says. "Your best product may not be the one your best friend is using." When you do find the one, "apply it at least a half hour before bed to make sure it fully absorbs and dries, so it does not rub off on to your pillow case," he adds.
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Ahead, the best night cream for your skin type and budget. Sweet dreams!
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Oily/Acne-Prone

For those with acne scars or redness, Dr. Zeichner suggest finding a cream with anti-inflammatory ingredients like retinol. "Retinol is perhaps the best studied anti-aging ingredient we have," he says. "By stimulating collagen, it helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. But be careful, because it can cause significant skin irritation in the first two to four weeks."

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer, $21.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
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Normal

This potent serum will make your face smell so good — it's infused with rose, safflower, and calendula.

Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum, $98, available at Tata Harper.
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Combination

If you get a bit oily in your T-zone, look for something with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, like this option from L'Occitane.

L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cream, $110, available at Sephora.
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Dull or Dry

"Pitera extract, the active ingredient in this SK-II product, is produced through the fermentation of yeast," Dr. Zeichner says. "It improves the appearance of wrinkles and can brighten a duller complexion."

SK-II Essential Power Rich Cream, $260, available at Nordstrom.
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Mature

Those with more visible signs of wrinkles might consider opting for a face oil. This one by Sisley is rich in omega fatty acids, which can help to repair a damaged skin barrier, Dr. Zeichner says.

Sisley Paris Black Rose Precious Face Oil, $235, available at Nordstrom.
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Sensitive

If everything — and we mean everything — breaks you out, try a more natural approach to night cream. This one is free of chemical sulfates, parabens, petrochemicals, dyes, and phthalates.

Neutrogena Naturals Multi-Vitamin Cream, $15.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
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