DAY CREAM VS. NIGHT CREAM - WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Published March 17, 2023
Many people don’t realize that the same face cream is not necessarily the best choice for both day and night use. While this may seem like a minor detail, it can actually have a major impact on your skin health and appearance. Let’s take a look at why you need two different creams—one for daytime use, and one for nighttime use—and how they work together to provide the best results.
DAY CREAMS: MADE TO PROTECT
Daytime face creams typically contain components such as antioxidants, anti-aging ingredients, and SPF to protect your skin from environmental damage during the day, just like your clothes do! These components help to keep your skin looking healthy and radiant by blocking external aggressors such as pollution, stress, extreme weather, and other damaging elements from coming into contact with your skin. These sources of aggression increase the number of free radicals - which are responsible for premature aging of the skin - in the cells, which is why day creams often contain ingredients involved in antioxidant mechanisms such as minerals, plant extracts, and vitamins to counteract the effects of this aggression. Daytime creams also contain moisturizing and protective ingredients to provide hydration throughout the day and counteract dryness caused by indoor heating or air conditioning.
RECOMMENDED DAY CREAMS:
1. TIME-FILLER 5-XP cream, which was inspired by 5 dermatological procedures to reduce 5 types of wrinkles: surface, contraction, dehydration, deep-set, and neck.
NIGHT CREAMS: MADE TO REGENERATE
Night creams are designed to nourish your skin while you sleep. During sleep, our bodies naturally go into recovery mode which helps to replenish cells that have been damaged during the day. As such, nighttime creams often contain moisturizing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and peptides that penetrate deep into the skin layers during restorative sleep in order to repair damage caused by free radicals and boost overall skin health.
RECOMMENDED NIGHT CREAMS:
1. TIME-FILLER NIGHT cream, which contains dill and passion fruit extracts to correct wrinkles and smooth lines upon waking, such as pillow marks!
2. NCEF-NIGHT MASK is a multi-correcting night mask ultra-concentrated in NCEF and Melatonin CX, a powerful skin reviving ingredient, to wake up to visibly younger looking skin.
WHY DO YOU NEED BOTH?
By using both daytime and nighttime creams, you will be able to get the maximum benefits of each type of moisturizer since they are designed to complement each other in terms of formulation, application method, absorbency rate, and more. For example, applying a nighttime cream during the day will not give you optimal protection from environmental aggressors since it does not contain any antioxidant components or SPF as a daytime cream does; similarly, applying a daytime cream at night will not give you optimal nourishment since it does not contain any deeply penetrating moisturizing components as a nighttime cream does. Therefore, using one type of cream for both day and night will likely leave you with incomplete results in terms of complexion quality over time without proper treatment with either type of product alone.
WHAT ABOUT CREAMS THAT CAN BE USED DAY AND NIGHT?
As for moisturizers that can be used both during the day and at night, check the ingredients and texture! You need to make sure it contains the ingredients your skin needs all day and is a light-textured cream, which gives a matte finish and makes it easier to apply make-up, for longer wear during the daytime.
Having two separate types of face cream—one for daytime use and one for nighttime use—is an important part of any skincare routine if you want to achieve optimal results in terms of healthiness and appearance over time. By combining both types together strategically as part of an effective skincare regimen tailored specifically towards individual needs, you can obtain maximum benefits from each product while providing your skin with complete protection around-the-clock!