You may be happily drifting in dreamland during the wee hours, but inside your skin it’s a hive of activity. Night time is when skin carries out repair work on the damage that was inflicted during the day by UV rays, pollutants and other aggressors.
In fact, research has shown that cell regeneration nearly doubles at night, especially between 11pm and 2am. Skin is also more receptive to skincare ingredients in the dark, but tends to lose more moisture, especially if you sleep under air-conditioning.
In the, erm, light of all this, we’ve come up with a list of some of the best night creams that will help skin recharge and renew overnight.