Real Women Who Don't Get Enough Sleep Tell Us Their Favourite Night Creams

Updated 04/27/19
Best night cream: Isabella Thorsden

When I asked on Facebook if there were any women who don't sleep very well and rely on a night cream to help their skin, I've never had such a quick response. When it came to why they didn't sleep, I had answers that ranged from problems with anxiety to not being able to switch off, as well as women who had newborns, are pregnant and also someone with an autoimmune disease. What I'm saying is that, despite it being a small sample, not being able to sleep is a very common problem.

There's been plenty of research that's revealed how little we're all sleeping right now. The latest study shows that over the course of 70 years, we're now getting 20% less sleep than ever before. In the 1940s, we used to get just over eight hours a night; now we're getting 6.7 to 6.8 hours. Obviously it's best to try to get a better night's sleep and do all we can to help that happen (no caffeine after 4 p.m., limit technology use and less alcohol, you know the drill), but if that doesn't happen we still want to look rested.

So how do we fake it? Those night creams, of course. From oil-based ones to lotions that were therapeutic, keep scrolling for the best night creams that will leave you fresh faced from women who know.

Best night cream: Repose Aromatherapy Resting Cream
Repose Aromatherapy Resting Cream $40

Who it works for: This user said that they don't sleep very well because they have an overactive brain; the essential oils in the cream help to soothe skin but also the mind. 

Best night cream: Liz Earle Superskin Eye Cream
Liz Earle Superskin Eye Cream $35

Who it works for: This Facebook friend told me that she has an autoimmune disease, which means she suffers from insomnia at various times throughout the year. This keeps her from looking too tired.

Best night cream: Clarins Multi-Active Night Cream
Clarins Multi-Active Night Cream $38

Who it works for: If you have a job that requires you to be "on" all the time (particularly those who work in comms or digital media), then perhaps this one is for you. This diminishes fine lines and leaves skin radiant.

Best night cream: Skinceuticals Eye Balm
Skinceuticals Eye Balm $54

Who it works for: For many, anxiety is a big reason why they're unable to sleep. Someone who struggles with this problem revealed to me that they swear by this product at night to prevent their eyes looking tired come morning.

Best night cream: Miroma Sweet Almond Oil
Miroma Sweet Almond Oil $4

Who it works for: Just given birth (and don't have a nut allergy)? One new mum told me she uses almond oil under her eyes to stop the dark circles. 

Best night cream: Marks & Spencer Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream
Marks & Spencer Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream $22

Who it works for: Be honest, have you ever worked in bed? If so, then maybe you need a good excuse to switch off, such as indulging in this workaholic-recommended cream.

Best night cream: Argan Oil Pure Argan Oil for Hair, Skin & Face by Poppy Austin
Argan Oil Pure Argan Oil for Hair, Skin & Face by Poppy Austin $16

Who it works for: A pregnant friend also revealed that they're struggling to sleep because of her "belly." She mixes the super-nourishing argan oil with a cold cream for her face at night.

Best night cream: Guerlain Midnight Secret
Guerlain Midnight Secret $19

Who it works for: This was recommended twice by people on my Facebook call-out, once by someone who had insomnia and another by someone who was partying a lot. 

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