When it comes to beauty, you have to pick and choose where you spend your money. Maybe you’re all about that perfect complexion so you splurge on foundation and concealer, but save on liner and mascara. Or perhaps you can’t resist luxurious cleansers, so you spend less on other skin products, like moisturizer. If that’s you, shop the first half of this story. If you love a good night cream and are willing to pay for one that works, you’ll find your top picks in the second of this story. Either way, there’s hydrating night cream for every budget—scroll through for 10 of the best!
Sensitive skin and starved for moisture? Aveeno’s fragrance-free cream nourishes skin with the soothing herb feverfew (an anti-irritant that’s loaded with antioxidants) and its signature moisture-locking colloidal oatmeal and oat complex.
Olay’s Regenerist line is often compared to and seen as a dupe for many of the pricier, luxury anti-aging skincare lines—this Micro-Sculpting Cream being one of the most popular products. It’s formulated with hyaluronic acid, amino-peptides, and vitamin B3 to lift and plump while it hydrates.
For smooth, supple skin, try Honest Beauty’s deeply hydrating moisturizer (made with clean ingredients). Chamomile and calendula calm skin, while radish seed oil enhances your skin’s moisture barrier, and baobab fruit delivers vitamins A and E deep down.
If you need to step up your moisture game, but you don’t have super-dry skin, this gel-cream is perfect for you. It delivers major hydration (thanks to oat husk, a humectant that attracts moisture, and plantin, which creates a moisture seal on your skin) but feels weightless.
This lightweight cream is not only effective, but it also smells amazing. Natural ingredients (like aloe vera, avocado oil, and calendula—all humectants) and antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and amino acid peptides make this a healing night cream that works for all skin types.
This gentle formula contains glycolic acid with time-release technology, which means no irritation while it renews and retextures skin overnight. It’ll give you softer, smoother, younger-looking skin, just like the Hope in a Jar you know and love.
Vitamin C addicts, you don’t have to sacrifice the skin-brightening powerhouse to get the benefits of a hydrating night cream. This shea butter– and antioxidant-enriched moisturizer repairs environmental stress to the skin that can leave you dry, while vitamins A, C, and E encourage cell turnover.
For very dry skin, you need something ultra rich. MDRejuvena’s cream nourishes and hydrates with jojoba esters, chamomile extract, and green tea extract. And the brand’s patented Phytochromatic MD Complex delivers all the anti-aging benefits you want from a night cream.
This cult-favorite night cream is particularly great for anyone who struggles with oily skin or acne. The glycolic acid gently retextures and refines skin, balancing out oily spots and dry spots alike. And, of course, it’s deeply moisturizing.
So, over $50 or under $50? Which of these night creams will you be adding to your routine?