Your nighttime skincare routine is the perfect time to use treatments and active ingredients that can work their magic while you sleep. Some ingredients are also better to use in your evening routine, as your skin won’t be exposed to the sun overnight. Retinol, for example, is best used at night, as it can be broken down by the sun and made inactive.
Here are some of my favourite serums to use in my evening skincare routine for bright and glowy skin when I wake up!
Sunday Riley Good Genes Glycolic Acid Treatment
A treatment serum that exfoliates and brightens skin for a radiant and healthy complexion.
- Glycolic acid to deeply exfoliate skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and treat hyperpigmentation.
- Prickly pear extract to soothe and calm skin.
- Lemongrass extract to brighten and clarify skin.
This treatment contains AHA, which can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun, so it is important that you use sun cream in the days following your use of this product.
My Experience With Sunday Riley Good Genes Glycolic Acid Treatment
This treatment is like a reset for my skin. I use it in the evening, and it can also be used in the morning. After applying, my skin is baby soft and smooth. My skin tone is noticeably more even, with the redness in my cheeks significantly improved. I get a lot of milia, and this really helps smooth my skin and reduce the bumpiness. It’s not harsh and doesn’t cause me any irritation.
Eve Lom Time Retreat Radiance Repair Retinol Serum
A retinol serum to plump and hydrate skin for a smoother and firmer complexion.
- Liposome Encapsulated Retinol to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
- Prebiotic Oat Kernel Ferment to help prevent the signs of aging.
- AHA to exfoliate and smooth skin.
My Experience With Eve Lom Time Retreat Radiance Repair Retinol Serum
It makes my skin instantly smoother, softer and plumper. This is a premium product, but the glowy reset it offers my skin overnight might just make it worth it! If I want to use retinol, this is the bottle I reach for first. Compared to some retinol products, this one is gentle on my skin without compromising on its effectiveness. I have never experienced any irritation with this serum. It’s like a reset for my skin when I need a smoother and firmer complexion.
Lumene Nordic-C Glow Renew Night Serum
A radiance-boosting serum to hydrate and exfoliate overnight to achieve glowy skin.
- AHAs from Fermented Arctic Cloudberry to naturally peel skin.
- PHA to exfoliate and hydrate, making skin glowy and hydrated overnight.
My Experience With Lumene Nordic-C Glow Renew Night Serum
This serum almost instantly makes my skin super soft – you can immediately feel the benefits of the AHAs and PHA in this formula. When I wake up in the morning, my skin is so bright and glowy. It makes such a difference to the appearance of the milia bumps on my cheeks too, my skin looks and feels so much smoother.