Beauty While You Don’t Sleep

Woman Sleeping in Bed
We'd love to say we've found a good night's sleep in a jar, but no such luck. However, if night sweats and insomnia are leaving you feeling - and looking - knackered, we can suggest some overnight creams that can at least do a bit of restorative work while you're lying there counting sheep.

Come morning, your skin will be feeling better, even if you need to mainline caffeine to get through the day. Here’s our choice of the best nighttime beauty products.

What makes a product right for a Hylda woman?

Here’s how we choose… Our beauty writers are experts in their field and have years of experience writing about the best in beauty. They will only recommend products that they know will make a difference and help with the symptoms caused by the fluctuations of the menopause years. Our reviews are honest – they are not paid for by the brands. We might earn some affiliate commission if you choose to buy the product, but we are not paid by the brands to put them in the article. Never ever. Picked by experts and chosen just for you, that’s our Hylda promise.

10 best skincare products that work while you sleep…

Best for lifting: Lancôme Rénergie Multi-Lift Night Cream, £76. Buy it now.

Best for hydration: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery, £41. Buy it now.

Best for minimising fine lines: Guerlain Abeille Royale Night Cream, £131. Buy it now.

Best for brightening: Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream, £70. Buy it now.

Best for nourishing your skin: Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream, £102. Buy it now.

Best for cooling: Vichy Neovadiol Compensating Complex Night, £32. Buy it now.

Best for rejuvenating: Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream, £265. Buy it now.

Best for firming: Sisley Night Cream With Collagen, £127.50. Buy it now.

Best for plumping: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, £86. Buy it now.

Best for lifting: Lancôme Rénergie Multi-Lift Night Cream, £76

Lancome Night Multi Lift Cream

Why it’s a great buy: A secret weapon against dry, sagging skin. This contains a big dose of glycerin, which not only keeps hold of the moisture you already have, it attracts more, too.

What we love about it: It has a luxurious, thick but non-greasy texture and penetrates right down to the deepest layers.

What we don’t love quite so much: If you don’t like thicker formulas, it might not be for you.

Best for hydration: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery, £41

Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Why it’s a great buy: With squalene, omega-6 fatty acids, lavender and evening primrose oil, it’s basically a cocktail of intensely hydrating ingredients.

What we love about it: As the name suggests, this serum is designed to work hardest between midnight and 4am (when your skin is at its most absorbent). Perfect for parched skin.

What we don’t love quite so much: It might not be suitable if you have very oily skin.

Best for minimising fine lines: Guerlain Abeille Royale Night Cream, £131

Guerlain Abeille Royale Night Cream

Why it’s a great buy: The Abeille Royale range is dedicated to the correction of wrinkles and if your face is feeling extra dry and sensitive, Guerlain has created the antidote with this night cream.

What we love about it: It melts into your skin to leave it looking brighter and feeling nourished.

What we don’t love quite so much: If you like your skincare fragrance-free, be aware this is lightly scented.

Best for brightening: Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream, £70

Murad Retinol

Why it’s a great buy: The formula stimulates the production of new skin cells to keep you glowing, as well as reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

What we love about it: Retinol might sound scary, but adding it to your skincare routine can really brighten up your complexion.

What we don’t love quite so much: Retinol can also cause sensitivity, so make sure to start by applying it just a couple of times a week until you build up a higher tolerance.

Best for nourishing your skin: Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream, £102

Elemis Night Cream

Why it’s a great buy: This Elemis night cream is super hydrating and you’ll notice results from day one.

What we love about it: If there’s one thing we hate, it’s the feeling of a sticky cream on our face while we try to get some shut-eye, but this quickly vanishes into the skin.

What we don’t love quite so much: Some reviewers said the formula was too lightweight for their dry skin.

Best for rejuvenating: Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream, £265

La Mer Moisturizing Cream

Why it’s a great buy: Iconic for a reason, the Moisturizing Cream contains Crème de la Mer’s famous miracle broth for a huge dose of nourishment.

What we love about it: It feels luxurious on application and a little really does go a long way.

What we don’t love quite so much: You need to rub the cream between your fingers until it turns translucent before applying.

Best for firming: Sisley Night Cream With Collagen, £127.50

Sisley Night Cream

Why it’s a great buy: With its high concentration of soluble collagen, this Sisley night cream gently firms the skin overnight.

What we love about it: The added Woodmallow works to soften and moisturise for a more youthful-looking complexion.

What we don’t love quite so much: It may not be suitable for oilier complexions.

Best for plumping: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, £86

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

Why it’s a great buy: A best-seller since the 1980s, ANR has decades of approval from women who like to wake up looking younger.

What we love about it: Super hydrating, it plumps the skin and is specifically designed to work while you sleep.

What we don’t love quite so much: One reviewer said they experienced some irritation.

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