Night face cream
Night face cream is a cosmetic product applied to the skin before bedtime in order to act all night long. Its formula is more oily and has more active ingredients than daily cream’s, because the regenerative processes in the body accelerate and the absorption of the cream is more complete at night.
Prototypes of night cream were used far back in history. For example, women in ancient Rome applied to their faces at bedtime selected olive oils to help the skin retain moisture and prevent wrinkles. This practice was followed by many other civilizations, which used an additional oily substances of plant or animal origin, as well.
It is not known who and when exactly created the standard formulation of the night cream. But it is a fact that approximately from the late 19th century the product went deeply into the cosmetic culture of women around the world. Originally it contained plenty of moisturizing ingredients, mostly oils with healing effect on the skin.
As the texture was too heavy and oily, it was used at night when face was clean and without makeup. But stains remaining on clothes and linen caused serious inconvenience that led to a change of the ingredients.
Today night creams still have more oily formulas than day creams, but they are developed to absorb effectively and don’t leave stains. The ingredients in them vary according to the skin characteristics and condition. Night care products for oily, combination and sensitive skin are non-comedogenic, so they don’t clog the pores.
Some night creams contain mostly oils (almond oil, shea butter, tea tree oil) and vitamins to restore and protect the skin, while others - specialized active ingredients (collagen, Omega-3 fatty acids, hyaluronic acid, retinol) as well, to deal with specific problems (wrinkles, dehydration, sagging). Products for both sexes and for all skin types and conditions are produced also.