Do you need to use a night cream in Singapore? Given the tropical climate we live in, it may be tempting to skip a heavy moisturiser at night. After all, do we really need more oil on our faces?
Having said that, nighttime is when your skin does most of the heavy lifting, so applying products that are meant to nourish while you sleep help in maintaining better, healthier skin. Also, not all night creams are made the same! A lot of skincare for the night contains peptides, retinol and ceramides that fight wrinkles, boost collagen and help your skin look firmer. So aside from getting that much-needed hydration overnight, you also repair dry skin, encourage skin cell turnover and reduce the signs of ageing while you sleep.
Don't worry, there are plenty of brands that make night creams suitable for warmer climates like ours. Read on to find the best night creams in Singapore that will repair and nourish your skin, all while you are deep asleep!
For Wrinkles and Fine Lines - Tatcha Indigo Overnight Repair Cream
A serum in a cream, Tatcha’s Indigo Overnight Repair is built to visibly calm irritation, strengthen the skin barrier, and balance its microbiome. More potent than your usual night cream and more nourishing than a serum, this hybrid treatment deeply nourishes your skin at the time when it is most effective - when you sleep! Come morning, and you can look forward to a softer, calmed-down complexion with a more even texture.
It all lies in the use of Japanese indigo, which is known to calm the effects of external aggressors on the skin. The soothing properties of this timeless ingredient have been harnessed since the Edo Period in Japan, and are gentle enough on even the most sensitive skin. In fact, Samurai’s wore a layer of indigo-dyed cotton beneath their armour to help heal injuries!
A quadruple lipid complex and hyaluronic acid replenish the skin barrier to restore and deeply hydrate, while mondo grass-root helps balance the microbiome by allowing good microbes to flourish.
It also contains a Quadruple Lipid Complex: Ceramides, palmitic acid, linoleic acid, and phytosterol that restores the skin barrier by replenishing lipids to retain hydration, diminishing the look of dry, fine lines and wrinkles.
For Skin Firmness and Anti-Ageing - IT Cosmetics Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-In-Cream
Developed with plastic surgeons, IT Cosmetics creates innovative skincare solutions for all skin types. Their Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-In-Cream is a blend of free and encapsulated retinol that deeply penetrate into the skin's surface. Clinically tested to improve the skin’s firmness and reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots, the cream is suitable for use on all skin types.
The secret to its results? A blend of free and encapsulated retinol starts to reach at least 15 layers into the skin's surface in just 1 hour. On top of that, Niacinamide reduces environmental damage and minimizes the look of dark spots and discolouration for even-toned skin. Stay away from Retinol due to the redness it causes? Vitamins B5 and E in this serum-in-cream soothe and hydrate skin, balancing common effects of retinol usage such as redness, skin dryness and flaking. You only need a pea-sized amount of the formula! Sensitive skin types may want to ease into the formula by applying it only a couple of times a week. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen in the morning!
Brightening and Deeply Hydrating - SUNDAY RILEY C.E.O. C + E Antioxidant Protect + Repair Moisturizer
Got dry skin? For those that have dehydrated skin, a deeply hydrating moisturiser is needed, even in Singapore’s humidity. Sunday Riley’s C.E.O C+E Antioxidant Protect + Repair Moisturizer helps to prevent and repair the visible signs of premature skin ageing while brightening the appearance of the skin. It also provides antioxidant support and fights the look of damage caused by UV-B exposure.
Blended with refining lime pearl extract and protective, this formula visibly repairs the effects of ageing, environmental stress and pollution-induced damage. It is rich and contains Vitamin C (5% THD Ascorbate) while being significantly less irritating than other forms. There’s also Bisabolol, derived from Chamomile that helps to calm the look and feel of redness. Results include nourished, brightened skin with a smooth and youthful glow!
Radiance Boosting in Singapore’s Humidity - Glowfully Advanced Healing Elixir Night Gel Cream
Don’t you just love it when skincare products are tailored to Singapore’s climate? Local beauty brand Glowfully boasts a highly curated range of ultra-hydrating and radiance-boosting skin care essentials that are easily absorbed, suitable for all ages, skin conditions and our unique tropical climate.
Their latest baby on the block, the Advanced Healing Elixir Night Gel Cream is infused with higher concentrations of key ingredients - Niacinamide, Amino acids, Aloe Vera and Chamomile Extract and provides hydration like no other.
Tailored for Singapore’s climate and even the most sensitive of skins, this refreshing and cooling gel emulsion intensively replenishes sleep-deprived and moisture lacking skin.
It also contains a new ingredient, Antarcticine, that strengthens the skin barrier to delay the signs of ageing and collagen reproduction.
We particularly love the one pump and swipe packaging that allows for your skincare to remain effective and without contaminants. The gel-like texture? Nourishing and easily absorbed with no slick leftover!
Instant Hydration, Without The Grease - Fenty Skin Instant Reset Overnight Recovery Gel-Cream
Fans of Fenty Beauty will love Fenty Skin’s lineup of powerful yet easy to use skincare. Amongst its many pearls, is the Instant Reset Overnight Recovery Gel-Cream, a moisturiser made to nourish, renew and add glow to your skin.
This rich gel-cream moisturizer instantly hydrates, reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. You’ll find that pores and dark spots look better, and in a few weeks your skin will emit a hydrated, lit-from-within glow too.
The moisturising cream comes with essential hyaluronic acid and globally sourced Kalahari melon oil and baobab that support deep hydration, helping to lock in moisture for plumper-looking skin. Fine lines and wrinkles instantly look better—and over time they improve, too.
Oh, and did we say that the jar is refillable, and comes with a handy applicator.
For Sensitive, Irritated Skin - Skyn ICELAND Pure Cloud Cream
Skyn ICELAND is the only skincare line specifically formulated to treat the depleting and damaging effects of stress on skin using pure and potent ingredients from Iceland.In need of rapid hydration? The light-as-air daily moisturising cream from Skyn Iceland is a staple to keep in your cupboard. Whether it’s to hydrate, soothe, pamper or protect, the Pure Cloud Cream helps calm severely dry and sensitive skin.
Containing Icelandic Complex, a proprietary natural blend that replenishes the nutrients that stress depletes. This is sourced from Iceland's pure and potent environment and contains pollution-free Icelandic Glacial Water with 6 essential minerals to hydrate and detoxify skin, Arctic Cloudberry and Cranberry Seed Oils, Vitamins and potent antioxidants as well as Pure Molecular Oxygen.
Formulated specifically to reverse the effects of extreme weather, both hot and cold, it provides intense nourishment. Pro tip - use after a laser treatment or any cosmetic procedure to watch your skin rapidly hydrate and replenish back to a healthy state.
For That Overnight Glow - Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
Love Glow Recipe? Then you’ll love their best-selling Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask! A skin-smoothing, radiance-boosting sleeping mask with watermelon, hyaluronic acid, and it gently exfoliates and refine pores, all while you catch your zzz’s. No pillow stains, this sleeping mask is a boon for anyone seeking hydration, smoothening and perfect skin overnight.
The brightening, glow-boosting hybrid contains AHAs to smooth the surface of the skin and sloughing away dead skin cells. Hyaluronic acid doubles up with moisture on the skin for ultra-hydrated and perfectly soothed skin by morning.
To use as a sleeping mask, just use two scoops on the skin as a final step before you sleep. If you want an instant glow before a special evening out, apply as a wash-off mask instead!
For Tired Skin - Antipodes Culture Probiotic Night Recovery Water Cream
Discover your freshest, healthiest-looking skin with this intensely hydrating water cream that calms, clears, and hydrates with every use. Good bacteria, plant-based hyaluronic acid and water-rich New Zealand extract team up to deliver soothing abilities to stressed skin by boosting moisture levels, strengthening the skin barrier and optimising skin recovery overnight.
Kailibiome AGE Probiotic is a dose of good bacteria for healthier-looking skin, that helps to reduce redness and boost Hyaluronic Acid. This water cream is easily absorbed and suited to all skin types, especially tired skin, irritated skin, and stressed skin.
Certified vegan, 100% natural origin, and free from toxic ingredients.
Distressed, Eczema-Prone Skin - First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
This overall moisturiser provides instant relief and long-term hydration for dry, distressed skin and eczema.
An award-winning hydrator, it has a beautiful, whipped texture that is instantly absorbed with no greasy after-feel. Colloidal oatmeal works with a variety of other ingredients suitable for all skin types to leave skin smooth, hydrated and more comfortable after just one use. Colloidal Oatmeal is an FDA-designated skin protectant that relieves itching and minor irritation caused by rashes and other skin conditions
In a consumer perception test, 100% reported a lasting improvement in skin dryness after just two weeks of use. 100% of participants also reported the product helped soothe, moisturise and condition the skin.
Just apply to your face and/or body at least twice daily or as needed to restore and soothe dry, uncomfortable skin.
Dark Spot Correcting - Caudalie Vinoperfect Dark Spot Correcting Glycolic Night Cream
As a protective night cream that works overnight to renew the skin, leaving it brightened and glowing come morning, Caudalie’s Vinoperfect Dark Spot Correcting Glycolic Night Cream has been a best-seller for many years.
This cream acts as a gentle overnight peel to reveal luminous skin when you wake up.
What’s more, with every night of use, you’ll find dark spots reduced and skin tone evened, leaving behind a complexion that is moisturised and glowing! Sensitive skin types can still use this Glycolic Acid-based night cream as it is dermatologically tested and suitable for all skin types. As with all Caudalie products, no parabens, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, mineral oils or animal-derived ingredients are used.
Softer, Smoother skin - belif Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask
Think jelly-like texture that hydrates like a bomb! The belif Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask is an innovative product that replenishes and revives dull, dry skin with hydration for a dewy, radiant glow. It resolves any dryness, dullness, redness or uneven textures leaving you with an intense layer of hydration.
Born from the DNA of belif's bestselling Aqua Bomb moisturiser, this overnight mask rejuvenates and replenishes dull, dry, and fatigued skin leaving behind smoother, more supple-looking skin and a healthy glow.
Filled with ultra-hydrating herbs like skin-soothing Scottish heather and lady's mantle, the pillow-proof formula is lightweight and absorbs quickly. After your night-time skincare regimen, apply a thin layer over the entire face. Leave on overnight, and rinse off in the morning.
Hydrated Skin - innisfree Green Tea Sleeping Mask
Here’s a hydration-boosting overnight mask infused with Jeju green tea that quenches skin while you snooze. This low pH sleeping mask is infused with a green tea-derived enzyme to create supple skin and rebalance broken pH.
Beauty Green Tea is one of the thousands of Korean green tea varieties that are highly enriched with amino acids, opening up the waterway for clear and hydrated skin. Fresh Green Tea Water has excellent hydrating benefits and hydrates skin with bursting moisture to leave skin healthy.
Simply apply as the last step in your night skincare routine and go to sleep.