After I finished my Estée Lauder Resilience Lift Face Cream which was nice and rich - perfect for night use I had the fun task of trying to find another night cream. I had always been curious about the Clarins Multi-Active collection which claims to correct the appearance of early lines and wrinkles and neutralise harmful effects of fatigue, and in the end I bought the Multi-Active Night Youth Recovery Comfort Cream which is intended for dry skin.
I've noticed that the latest trend in skin care seems to be products that claim to give you the same benefits as a good nights sleep would. So similar to the new and updated Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair, the Multi-Active night cream is like 8 hrs sleep in a jar to help renew and repair the skin through boosting the cellular renewal and help skin to recover sleep debt. This should combat the appearance of early wrinkles and your skin should look refreshed, smooth and toned in the morning.
Now I don't know about you, but I LOVE my sleep, and I desperately need it to function properly otherwise I walk around like a zombie, which Him Indoors will gladly confirm for you. But even if I most of the time do get my beauty sleep, I still want to benefit from these new miracle creams too - perhaps it will even double the effect! Apparently the key ingredients to boost cellular renewal and repair any damage are kiwi extracts, Imudilin (an amino acid molecule) and carob extracts . To help restoring softness there's also shea butter - this old classic ingredient to help sooth and comfort the skin.
The texture of the cream isn't as thick as you might expect from some night creams, but it has a pleasant density to it, thicker than a lotion and you do need to massage it in gently for it to be absorbed by the skin. It smells fresh, natural and a little bit herbal and it doesn't make your skin greasy or sticky which is really nice. Waking up in the morning my skin has felt refreshed, smooth and supple and it has looked radiant and rested too. Although I do feel as if I need to use quite a lot of it to give my skin a good coverage and to get that comforting feeling from the cream. I would imagine that if I had used the multi-active serum and the day cream as well, that the effect from the creams would probably reinforce each other and be even longer lasting, and at some point I might try doing just that with a product range.
I have enjoyed using the night cream, but I'm not completely certain that I will repurchase it when it's done. Both my skin and I am craving something really rich and hydrating and since it'll definitely be colder and harsher weather by the time this cream is finished, I'll probably go for something a bit heavier. Do you have a favourite night cream that you would recommend?