Whether it's a Sunday evening pamper sesh or mid week way to unwind, a bit of an indulge when it comes to skincare is definitely where it's at for me before bedtime if I want to boost my mood.
Estee Lauder's Advanced Night Repair is one of those products that has been floating around the blogging world for what seems like forever - receiving rave reviews from those young and old alike. Indeed, it is a firm favourite amongst the more mature ladies in my family who swear by it. Until a month or so ago though, for some unknown reason I had never tried the much talked about serum, that is until I received a free sample from my local Boots store. I only had to use it once or twice to know I would have to pick up the full size. It's light enough to sink in quickly and avoid feeling sticky yet it still feels hydrating and nourishing on the skin. It works well in combatting my slightly oil prone t-zone and also works to reduce the ruddy cheeks I suffer with especially in this colder weather. A firm fixture in my evening skincare routine.
If we're talking hydration, look no further than the Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial - it markets itself as being a serum, oil and moisturiser in one that, if you're not one for the fuss of including several steps in your skincare routine, will take care of most of them in one quick application. Not only is it effectively a bit of a time saver, it is what I would consider to be, the most luxurious product of the bunch. You wake up with skin feeling plumped, glowy and ready to face the day. This is the first product I've tried from the Sarah Chapman range and I am now seriously looking forward to giving some more a go!
And finally, the latest addition to my skincare stash - REN's Wake Wonderful Night-time Facial. With ingredients including glycogen and magnesium, it claims to help achieve a more even, luminous skin tone and at the same time, promises to help hydrate through raising the skin's PH level. All very scientific, but so far so good when it comes to these bold claims as I have been thoroughly impressed. Unlike the Estee Lauder serum, this isn't something that I would suggest you use on a daily basis - one or twice a week in order to mix things up a little seems to work well for me, and if you're already a fan of the Radiance Renewal Mask and the gorgeous zesty scent it has, you won't be disappointed here either as it has the same delicious fragrance.
What are your favourite night time skincare staples?