Top 10 Dermatologist Recommended Nighttime Facial Moisturizers (Without Sunscreen)

Written by on June 30, 2012 in Dermatologist Recommended Products - No comments


Best Moisturizers for Night Time

We present our dermatologist’s list of 10 best moisturizers for night time use.

As a dermatologist, I am used to encouraging both women and men to wear a daily facial moisturizer with sunscreen. To maintain skin health and minimize the effects of aging and sun damage, it should be worn every day, all year round.

However, having sunscreen on one’s face at night is unnecessary, and there are excellent, moderately-priced nighttime facial moisturizers to suit every need.

1) CeraVe PM. Contains ceramides, niacinamide (a B vitamin), and hyaluronic acid. Helps moisturize and soothe acne and rosacea-prone , as well as sensitive skin. A great drugstore find!



CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM is a great value and contains ceramides and B vitamins.

2)ROC Multi-Correxion Lift Anti-Gravity Night Cream , an alpha-hydroxy acid -containing rich cream that softens wrinkles and firms the jawline.

Roc Multi Correxion Lift Anti-Gravity softens wrinkles and firms the jawline.

3) Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Night Cream, fragrance-free. Another B vitamin containing moisturizer, this hydrating product pairs well with the fragrance-free Regenerist serum, to be worn under the cream for more effective anti-aging.

Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Night Cream contains B vitamins and pairs well with the Regenerist serum.

4). Neutrogena Anti-Wrinkle Night Moisturizer contains retinol SA and hyaluronic acid. Retinol stimulates collagen synthesis.

Neutrogena Anti-Wrinkle Night Moisturizer contains ingredients to help promote the synthesis of collagen, helping to firm skin.

5). Neutrogena Light Night Cream. This light-weight, oil-free, fragrance -free cream hydrates well, and is a good option for oilier or acne prone types.

Neutrogena Light Night Cream is a good choice for those with oilier skin or acne.

6) Aveeno Positively Ageless Reconditioning Night Cream, contains shiitake mushroom complex with kojic acid. This natural compound helps to even out color, and has an astringent property to tighten skin.

Aveeno Positively Ageless Reconditioning Night Cream contains kojic acid and can help even out skin tone and firm skin.

7) Revisions Firming Night Cream. This excellent, moderately priced moisturizer suits most skin types and improves fine lines, tone and firmness with its blend of botanicals, shea butter and sodium hyaluronate. It is sold in some physicians’ offices and medi-spas.

Revisions Firming Night Cream is one of the best moisturizers out there, and contains botanicals and a host of other supportive compounds.

8) Kinerase Pro +Therapy MD Advanced Ultra-Rich Night Repair. Another favorite sold in doctors ‘ offices, this ramped up version of the Kinerase original boasts greater concentrations of kinetin and zeatin for more supple, even skin.

Kinerase Pro +Therapy MD Advanced Ultra-Rich Night Repair is predominantly sold by physicians, and contains kinetin and zeatin for healthy skin.

9) NeoCutis Bio Cream Anti-Aging Cream. This Swiss skin care line is also available in physician offices and spas, and contains PSP, a proprietary blend of human growth factors, cytokines, and interleukins.

Neo Cutis Bio Cream Anti-Aging Cream is an exceptional product sold mostly by physicians, and contain a number of advanced ingredients in its proprietary blend.

10) SkinCeuticals Renew Overnight.  With fruit acids, this nighttime moisturizer is the perfect drink for oilier and combination skin. Also helps to keep pores clean.

SkinCeuticals Renew Overnight contains fruit acids for gentle exfoliation.

Whether your budget only allows for a $20 moisturizer, or you are able to splurge on one for $120, there are excellent products to suit every individual’s nighttime moisturizing needs. Just make certain to use them EVERY night as your sunscreen moisturizer should be used EVERY day.

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