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Hello Joanna,

I’ve been looking to include more hydrating products into my night time skin routine. Why is a night time routine so important, and what are some good ingredients to look out for?

One of my mantras is that your night time routine is the most important, so don’t skip it. Skin repairs itself while you are asleep. It works hard to reverse damage inflicted throughout the day from pollution, stress, and sun exposure. During this process, your skin is able to absorb products more efficiently, so it is crucial to choose products with powerhouse ingredients that help the cellular renewal process along.

Your Evening Regimen

Cleanser, toner, massage, targeted serums, moisturizer and occasional masks should all be a part of your evening regimen.

When it comes to ingredients, there are a few essential ones I look out for in a night cream.

Avocado oil is great for nighttime skin care because it is a heavier oil that locks in hydration and aids in skin renewal. It is also effective in alleviating skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Argan oil is another essential ingredient in your PM routine. It has many skin repairing benefits, without clogging pores. Argan oil regulates sebum production in the skin, which can lead to a reduction in breakouts. It’s high level of vitamin E content helps to decrease the appearance of acne scars, and smooth the texture of skin.

Omega 3 & 6 are also great to add to your PM routines, as these fatty acids help to rebuild the skin’s barrier and structure and help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Below are some of my favorite products I recommend adding to your PM routine that include some of these powerful ingredients:

Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream - This super hydrator uses patented Trigger Factor Complex 8 that stimulates the skin’s natural rejuvenation process, making it a great night cream. It’s luxurious formula is packed with argan oil, avocado oil and evening primrose oil to deeply hydrate and nourish.

MBR Cream Extraordinary - The combination of active, nourishing ingredients and precious gold leaf deeply moisturize the skin while also stimulating collagen production in the facial tissue. With continued use, this cream will smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and bring radiance to the skin.

Chuda Healing Hydrating Cream - This healing cream deeply hydrates and rapidly heals dry, damaged and compromised skin.

Biologique Recherche VG Derm - This cream offers intense hydration with a rich, silky texture thanks to its soothing agents of omega 3 & 6, regenerating agents of milk, peptides, colostrum and centella asiatica extract.