Read on for Beauty Editor Kim’s take on the latest summer night skincare products ….
When the heat is on, it’s still really important to moisturise your skin at night-time, even if the sun tends to make your complexion oily.
Light, soothing moisturisers are what your skin wants; something that soaks in without leaving a heavy layer of unwanted stickiness, so you can settle down to sleep with a face free from remnants of cream that might otherwise mess up your pillow.
And don’t feel you have to limit yourself to labels that say ‘night cream’ for your evening routine. Day creams, without SPFs, can do double duty reapplied at night time. Experiment and see what works for your summer bedtime beauty ritual best.
Lightweight Beauty Products For Summer
We’ve picked out seven lightweight beauty products for soothed skin and sweet dreams.
ESPA Optimal Skin Pro-Moisturiser, £48, espaskincare.com
This super-light yet creamy lotion hybrid contains scented aromatics , nourishing Navarra Asparagus Extract and the amazing hydration powerhouse African Resurrection Plant. Tap onto skin, inhale and get ‘scent’ to slumber.
Freya + Bailey Polish! Exquisite Night Cream, £45, freyaandbailey.com
The oat silk in this sweetly scented therapeutic cream, leaves skin the softest! Shea butter and argan oil plus hyaluronic acid hydrate, nourish and protect neglected, polluted skin without any hint of greasiness.
Nivea Naturally Good Organic Argan Oil Regenerating Night Cream, £6, nationwide
Enjoy this refreshing formula that sinks in quickly so you can settle immediately to sleep. 99% of its ingredients are of natural origin – including shea butter, jojoba seed and almond oils, plus glycerin to help trap moisture. It’s great value for money too.
Laura Mercier Nourishing Rose Oil, £56, nationwide
Lavish sunsoaked skin with this lightweight, yet luxurious oil for an overnight treat. It contains French spring water and rosewater. Try it alone or add it to your usual night cream to give skin that added extra suppleness.
Summer Night Skincare
REN Clean Skincare Overnight Glow Dark Spot Sleeping Cream, £49, renskincare.com
Tackle dark spots, the scourge of summer-loving skin with this clever cream. It targets only uneven pigmentation without affecting or lightening your natural skin tone.
No7 HydraLuminous Overnight Recovery Gel Cream, £14, Boots
This formula provides instant cooling and thirst-quenching relied from overheated skin. An effective mix of naturally derived plant hydrators, skin-calming and antioxidant ingredients.
Tropic Skincare Skin Dream Age-Defying firming cream concentrate, £42, tropicskincare.com
This light-blue buttery cream feels dreamy on the skin and melts in, in seconds. It contains bio-retinol, an effective alternative to retiniods, blue chamomile plus plant ceramide complexes to protect skin from moisture loss. Rich murmuru butter helps restore skin elasticity.
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