7 night serums for skin worth dreaming about
Potent formulas that sink into your face, not your pillow
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / February 26 2021
There’s something about the evening that just calls for a little something extra, whether it’s a higher pair of heels, a darker lip, or a more powerful skin care formula.
And yet we’ll bet that while you’re loading up on a specifically labelled ‘night cream’ post-serum application, the serum you’re applying may actually be designed for the day.
Sure, some formulas work across the board, but considering the ‘beauty sleep’ shift is the one our faces use to do their hardest rejuvenating work, we may as well take full advantage and go in harder before bed.
Basically, we're saying your P.M. routine is where all the fast-acting actives and rich textures (AKA the ones that don't exactly scream day-friendly) belong.
Ready to dive into the night serum game? Here are our favourite formulas…
Boost Lab Retinol Night Renewal Serum
Farmacy Honeymoon Glow AHA Resurfacing Night Serum
If it’s dullness you’re trying to ditch during the wee hours, this clarifying and brightening blend of gently exfoliating flower acids (don’t they just sound divine?) is no doubt the way to glow.
Kora Organics Noni Night AHA Resurfacing Serum
A nighttime serum that heroes noni fruit (the very ingredient Miranda Kerr credits her glow to), this formula sets its sights on pores, fine lines and dead skin, to refresh and enhance radiance.
Alpha-H Liquid Gold Midnight Reboot Serum
We get that you may not want to slather glycolic acid on during the day, but what better time to dissolve dead skin cells and boost collagen than during your beauty sleep?
Yves Saint Laurent Pure Shots Night Reboot Serum
This guy also heroes glycolic, but pairs it with moisturising Moroccan moonlight cactus flower to create a serum that exfoliates, brightens and hydrates in one skin-renewing, sleep-faking formula.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil
Just after a particularly potent dose of hydration (like, the rich kind that wouldn’t necessarily sit nicely under foundation)? Try this vitamin E and wheatgerm oil mix for some major moisture.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Night Serum
With plankton extract to reduce the appearance of lines, hyaluronic acid for deep hydration and beta-glucan for barrier repair, this is a complexion cocktail bound to have your face fresh by the A.M.