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The Best Anti-Aging Night Creams

MIRA BEAUTY • updated Oct 28, 2020
The Best Anti-Aging Night Creams

Restore youthful radiance overnight with these night creams

There are a lot of special things about nighttime. Maybe it’s finally getting to spend time with your partner after a long day, catching up on your favorite Hulu originals as crickets chirp outside. Or maybe you’re like us, and just love doing your anti-aging skincare routine! Whether you’re still in your 20’s or pushing 40, 50, or 60… everybody needs a good night cream in their anti-aging skincare regime. These creams are generally packed with youth-renewing ingredients like antioxidants, peptides, or retinol, all of which work their magic while you sleep to give a whole new meaning to the term “beauty rest.” And we’re not just talking about wrinkles, either… as the best anti-aging night creams also eliminate dark spots, sagging skin, dullness and any other skin issue that comes with age and experience. While you’re sleeping, your cortisol (AKA, stress) levels are at their lowest, and anti­-inflammatory molecules like beta­ endorphins and growth hormones are a bit higher. This speeds up the skin’s natural healing process, ensuring that the creamy anti-aging products you applied before bed are even more effective as you’re catching some Z’s. You’ll wake up to less fine lines and a fresher complexion, yes… but there are countless other benefits to using these products, and we can’t wait for you to see them. Check out some of our favorite dream creams in our community:  

Benefiance Wrinkle Resist 24 Night Cream by Shiseido, $63

Benefiance Wrinkle Resist 24 Night Cream by Shiseido
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Shiseido has anti-aging creams down to a science. And we mean that literally, as all of the brand’s best anti-aging night creams are made with advanced technology to restore youthful radiance. This night cream contains WrinkleResist24 technology (formulated with Chlorella Extract, Mukurossi Extract and Gambir Extract) to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, along with Super Bio-Hyaluronic Acid for a hydration surge that keeps skin looking smooth and silky. One look at the top ratings for Shiseido’s Benefiance eye cream and day cream shows that the brand knows all about wrinkles, and more specifically how to diminish them… so it’s safe to say that this night cream is an anti-aging skincare essential that you need to try. 91% of MIRA guests with mature skin love Benefiance, and 90% believe that it has powerful anti-aging abilities.

Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe, $49

Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe
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We really can’t get enough of Glow Recipe, and the brand’s ah-mazing product lineup that turns your favorite foods into the best anti-aging creams, ever. And while we could talk forever about their selection of watermelon moisturizers and toners, this avocado sleeping mask is incredible in its own right. Calling all millennials - avocado is just as beautiful on your face as it is on your toast. This ingredient is packed with Vitamins E and C to diminish fine lines around the face and protect against environmental factors like pollution and humidity, while soothing and nourishing your skin. It also contains retinol, an anti-aging powerhouse that won’t just even out tone and texture, but visibly firm your skin to make you look instantly younger. And before you worry about incorporating retinol into your routine too quickly, the encapsulated type in this sleeping mask is more gentle than other forms and only releases small amounts of it at a time. Just like every Glow Recipe product, this anti-aging cream keeps your skin in mind at all times and enhances your natural beauty with a superfood blend.

Revitalizing Supreme+ Night Intensive Restorative Creme by Estée Lauder, $88

Revitalizing Supreme+ Night Intensive Restorative Creme by Estée Lauder
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You’re definitely within your right to expect only the best anti-aging night creams from Estée Lauder, and you’ll get it with Revitalizing Supreme+. It’s basically everything you would expect in a night cream: thicker consistency, ultra-nourishing, and packed with hyaluronic acid for mega hydration. Among other hero skin care ingredients. Moringa Extract assists with the body’s natural levels of collagen, also known as the substance that literally holds your skin together and keeps you looking young, while Sea Lavender Flower Extract renews and replenishes skin cells overnight. This cream absorbs easily into your pores and works like a dream (pun intended) to reduce wrinkles, add moisture, and firm up the skin around your face and neck. MIRA reviews show that this anti-aging cream is effective on all skin types, while 95% say it provides redness relief and 99% say it’s extremely hydrating. Estée Lauder always has your back (and face, and decolletage,) and also features a selection of day moisturizers and serums that you should add to your anti-aging skincare routine.

Luminous Overnight Memory Serum Concentrate by Tatcha, $110

Luminous Overnight Memory Serum Concentrate by Tatcha
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Tatcha calls this anti-aging cream, “beauty sleep in a jar,” and it sounds about right to us. Luminous Overnight Memory Serum works flawlessly alongside the brand’s Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, and features a blend of natural ingredients to give you the dewy glow you deserve. Even right before bed! Okinawa Red Algae and Squalane assist the skin’s natural moisture barrier and lock in hydration, and as any anti-aging skincare enthusiast knows... extra moisture plumps up the delicate areas of the skin and fills in fine lines! Meanwhile, you have Tatcha's Signature Hadasei-3 blend of Green Tea, Rice, and Algae, which keeps all the aging issues away - wrinkles and fine lines, dullness, uneven texture, you name it. You need a night cream that melts into your skin and delivers a dreamy, youthful glow in just one night - and while that may seem like a large feat, we totally believe that Tatcha can do it. And the rest of our community does, too - as this night cream has top ratings for being hydrating, anti-aging, and brightening for all skin types.

Total Effects Anti Aging Night Firming Cream by Olay, $30

Total Effects Anti Aging Night Firming Cream by Olay
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Why settle for just one or two benefits in your anti-aging cream when you can have seven? Total Effects is the whole package - one of the best anti-aging night creams that hydrates, replenishes, brightens, evens tone, reduces the appearance of pores, firms and smooths the skin. All while you sleep. Pretty cool, right? Not only will you see younger skin in the morning, you’ll also get protection against free radicals and environmental damage while awake, courtesy of a custom vitamin and antioxidant blend. Regardless of age or skin type, this is the dream night cream that packs a lot of punch in one jar. Don’t forget to use it alongside the best Olay cleansers, moisturizers, and serums for a nighttime anti-aging skincare routine that dreams are made of.  

Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Mask by Kiehl’s, $36

Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Mask by Kiehl’s
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If we’re being real here, hydration is the foundation of just about any skincare routine. It clears up both dry and oily patches, plumps skin to fill in fine lines, and is basically the key to looking younger than you are, forever. That’s why you need this night cream from Kiehl’s, which packs a ton of hydrating ingredients and lets you wake up feeling fresh. And as much as we love hyaluronic acid, it’s not the only hydration hero you should have in your nighttime regime. Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Mask contains glycerin, which works as a “moisture magnet” to keep your face packed with moisture 24/7, along with squalane to help support the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Lastly, you’ll get fountain plant… which trains your skin to naturally support higher levels of hydration and produce humectants, leaving your complexion soft and supple while speeding up the anti-aging process. According to our community, this anti-aging cream is best for both dry and oily skin types, and 94% agree that it’s super hydrating.

Plantscription Powerful Lifting Overnight Mask by Origins, $65

Plantscription Powerful Lifting Overnight Mask by Origins
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“I'm 30 years old and don't have deep wrinkles yet, but these help blur any fine/small lines, and leave my skin feeling soft and plump.” Just like we told you about all the best eye creams for 30-year olds, we’re going to talk about the preventative anti-aging creams that keep the wrinkles away while you sleep soundly. Plantscription Powerful Lifting Overnight Mask is a gel-cream formula that’s easily absorbed, using a blend of potent Anogeissus and Commiphora, Red Algae and Sweet Almond Extract to keep your skin firm, fresh, and fabulous. It quite literally does all the heavy lifting for you, as you just need to apply a bit before bed and snooze away while loose skin is lifted and fine lines slowly but surely fade away. It’s ideal for the young people (late 20’s and early 30’s) who are just starting to notice a few faint lines or signs of aging, and MIRA reviews agree that this cream is hydrating and gentle on the skin while delivering major anti-aging effects.

Resveratrol Lift Face Lifting Soft Cream by Caudalie, $76

Resveratrol Lift Face Lifting Soft Cream by Caudalie
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From the pretty pink jar to the matte, pearlized finish you’ll receive after applying… everything about the Resveratrol Lift Face Lifting Soft Cream by Caudalie is simply dreamy. It’s one of the best anti-aging night creams that isn’t technically a night cream, as you can definitely still wear it during the day for a soft and stunning glow that still looks 100% natural. This anti-aging cream doesn’t contain just any type of hyaluronic acid, either - but rather a Vine Resveratrol with Micro Hyaluronic Acids. How is it unique? It produces anti-aging effects like wrinkle reduction and an even texture, while supporting the body’s production of natural hyaluronic acid. Pretty cool. This Caudalie favorite also has peptides to redefine the contours of your face and restore youth, plus Grape Oil and Shea Butter to nourish and Soft Focus Pigments to give your skin a photo-ready finish. If you choose to double up and use this cream in both your AM and PM skin care routines, it can even double as a makeup primer to lock your looks in place while caring for your skin at the same time!

Collagen Moisture Filler Facial Day/Night Cream by L’Oreal, $11

Collagen Moisture Filler Facial Day/Night Cream by L’Oreal
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Collagen is key, never forget that. While this substance is naturally produced by the body to keep the wrinkles and sagging skin away, among other things, it gradually decreases each year and makes you more susceptible to premature aging. But there’s always a night cream for that, like this favorite by L’Oreal! A blend of natural collagen and intense hydration restores bounce and vibrancy to the skin, while filling in wrinkles and fine lines for the most beautiful moisture surge ever. And if you’re wondering if you’re too young and fresh-faced to try Collagen Moisture Filler, you’re not. Even the most gorgeous skin could use a lift now and then, as many experts agree that the body’s natural levels of collagen production start to decrease each year after age 25. Ouch. Let the MIRA reviews convince you to try this cream, with 95% who approve of its anti-aging effects and 94% seeing a major increase in hydration.

Moisturizing Cream by CeraVe, $17

Moisturizing Cream by CeraVe
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Like the Caudalie cream we told you about earlier, this cult favorite by CeraVe can be worn both day and night. But we still consider it one of the best anti-aging night creams in our community, with hydrating and wrinkle-reducing abilities that sink into the skin as you sleep and become even more effective after the sun goes down. Your skin will be packed with hydration overnight and all day with Moisturizing Cream, as it’s formulated with ceramides to restore and maintain your skin’s natural moisture barrier, along with hyaluronic acid to lock in hydration. Like plenty of your favorite night creams, this one also contains MVE technology to continuously release moisturizing ingredients throughout a 24-hour period. That means you’ll carry that youthful glow with you for hours! 97% of MIRA guests with dry skin love this anti-aging and hydrating cream, while 98% report that it’s lightweight and 95% noticed a significant amount of redness relief.

The best anti-aging night creams await for your most beautiful sleep. Find them all on MIRA