Day Cream vs. Night Cream: Is There a Difference?

Day Cream vs. Night Cream: Is There a Difference?

We often hear this question: Is there a difference between a day cream and a night cream? 

The short answer is yes, but why?

Imagine the environments that your skin goes through in a day, from the hustle of the city to your quiet home after work. During the day, your skin needs protection from outdoor aggressors such as UV rays and air pollution, while at night it needs rejuvenation. The skin needs different strategies to handle the day and night difference.

To answer the skin’s wishes, day and night creams are designed specifically for daytime or nighttime use. Below, we uncover the differences between day creams and night creams and the unique ways each one helps your skin remain at its best.

How Is Day Cream Different From Night Cream? 

Day creams are typically lighter in consistency and non-sticky so they can be well applied under makeup for a protective base.  It makes any primer and foundation more enjoyable and breathable to wear throughout the day. Many day creams also deliver SPF protection to prevent UV light from penetrating skin, as well as antioxidants to neutralize free radicals and minimize their damage to the skin. 

However, there are certain ingredients that are not the best candidates for  day creams, such as retinol, alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), and glycolic acid [1] [2]. These potent ingredients make your skin photosensitive and can cause rashes and inflammation. In the example of retinol, a type of vitamin A, it is naturally very unstable under UV light. The molecule breaks down in sunlight, which in some conditions can also increase the risk of DNA damage [3]. Therefore, it is highly recommended to use retinol at night  and wear sun protection above SPF 30 to deliver the best result during the day.

When developing Twelement Day Cream, meeth carefully selected 12 powerful components, including saccharide isomerate, argireline, and α arbutin, to provide optimal protection against all types of assailants. From hydration to brightening and firming, Twelement Day Cream answers all the wishes of our beloved customers who possess different skin types. The quick-absorbing cream makes it a perfect match with F Bright UV Base to blend into the skin and extend sun care.

How Is Night Cream Different From Day Cream? 

A night cream, on the other hand, has a silky creamy texture and heavier consistency to seal in all the moisture while you sleep. Nighttime is the best time  to replenish your skin’s needs. Your skin naturally accelerates repair and cell regeneration at night. It becomes more receptive to cosmetic treatments as it is less stressed by outdoor stimulants. 

Investing in more reparative products, such as the Skin Repair Night Cream, can rejuvenate the skin overnight. The silky rich texture of Skin Repair Night Cream glides onto skin for an instant radiance and glow. At night, your skin is also subjected to water loss. Skin Repair Night Cream combats dryness overnight by incorporating deep sea hyaluronic acid, mango seed butter, and Yoshino cherry leaf extract. Enriched with spirulina maxima extract and stearyl medtharylate copolymer, they bolster the skin’s renewal system and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Do You Really Need A Separate Day And Night Moisturizer? 

Clearly, the answer is yes. To ensure you age more gracefully, it’s advisable to invest in day and night creams to adequately cater to your skin’s needs. Focusing on the first antioxidant line of protection during the day while replenishing your skin’s youthful density at night is a strategy that will yield results now and into the future. 

Powerful alone, Stronger Together.

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