The two essentials in any skincare are day creams and night creams. But what's the difference between these two, and why are they necessary? Let us tell you:
The Morning Ritual
The purpose of a day cream is for protection and hydration. Day creams are designed to be used in the morning and serve as your skin's first line of defence against the environmental challenges it faces throughout the day.
Some of the key functions of a day cream are:
Sun Protection: Many day creams contain SPF (Sun Protection Factor) to shield your skin from harmful UV rays, reducing the risk of sun damage, premature ageing, and skin cancer.
Hydration: Day creams typically provide lightweight, non-greasy moisture to keep your skin soft, smooth, and adequately hydrated throughout the day.
Environmental Protection: They often contain antioxidants and ingredients to counteract pollution and free radicals, which can damage the skin.
The key ingredients to look for are Hyaluronic acid which is used for hydration, Antioxidants like vitamin C and E and SPF (usually SPF 30 or higher), Vitamin C is a superior brightening agent that works to fade sun spots without altering normal skin pigmentation, which is used in our Pure Glow Day cream.
The Beauty Sleep Aid
Now for Night cream. Night-time is when your skin works its magic, focusing on repairing and renewing itself. We essentially use night creams to repair and regenerate and here’s why:
Deep Moisturisation: Night creams are typically richer and more emollient, providing intensive hydration for your skin while you sleep.
Cell Renewal: They often contain ingredients that promote cell turnover and collagen production, assisting in the repair of skin damage and fine lines.
Repair and Nourishment: Night creams contain ingredients that nourish and repair the skin, addressing issues like pigmentation, acne scars, and wrinkles.
Our Advanced Brightening Night Cream contains hero ingredients such as Rosehip Oil to nourish the skin’s natural barrier function and promote cell renewal, all whilst brightening the complexion and fading signs of hyperpigmentation.
Combining the Two: A Holistic Approach
Using both day and night creams as part of your skincare regimen offers a holistic approach to skin health. Day creams protect and hydrate, while night creams focus on repair and rejuvenation. This combination ensures that your skin remains resilient, hydrated, and vibrant, no matter what life throws at it.
It's crucial to choose products that match your skin type and concerns, as well as any specific issues you want to address, such as acne, pigmentation, or dryness. Always perform a patch test and consult a dermatologist if you have specific skin concerns or sensitivities.
Day and night creams compliment each other in your skincare routine. By understanding their unique purposes and choosing the right products for your skin, you can ensure that you're giving your skin the care and attention it deserves, both day and night.