Aged 25: Sleeping Creams?

11:42:00 AM

Warning for those of you who have turned 25! That's the age when your skin begins to "grow up" (kinda trying to avoid the ugly and depressing expression "getting old" but oh well).
A friend of mine was constantly telling me we should forestall any age sign when we were 23 and everytime I told her why the heck she was using anti-aging creams.

So, yes. Now I am wondering which night cream I should buy next. I sometimes used them only to keep my skin refreshed and moisturised at night and wake up without a shiny forehead. But now I should add another reason to my list and that would be "start listening to your friend the makeup addict".

So far I have tried a couple of night masks and here's what I can tell from my experience:

The Body Shop Seaweed Night Treatment: it's a NO from me.

This cream is -apparently- aimed for those with oily skin. It moisturizes (yes) and it should balance your oil excess (not at all). I used it for some time and I got up every morning with very oily skin- more than usual. So I don't see the shine-free skin resuts in that.

Chanel La Nuit de Chanel: oh yes.

This one feels like magic on your skin. Not only the texture is light and friendly but it also leaves your skin super moisturized and you wake up with refreshed skin. Its target is to recharge and repair the damage from all day on your skin, and it sure does. I woke up with my skin free of shiny spots and feeling a lot smoother. The only thing that might keep you second guessing may be its price, are you willing to spend 60-75€ on a night cream? That's up to you!

Manufaktura Night Face Elixir: it works OK!

I bought this Czech product when I visited Prague, and I have to say I am happy with it. I basically bought it because I wanted something Czech-made which I could only buy there.  This facial cream is made of precious oils, shea butter, vitamin E, hops extract and thermal spring salt. It does nourish and hydrate your skin and the scent is light and good too.

Now I am just considering trying the new Garnier Sleeping and Wake Up creams.. and I am way too curious, I should use up the Manufaktura night cream yet but... can't promise to wait! 
Have you tried any of these? What about the Garnier ones?


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2 comments to blue my mind

  1. It's very true. It's best to use preventive methods and try to get rid of existing damage! My nighttime routine is ridiculously long and I learned to enjoy it, because it'll save me tears later (I'm 30) great post !! Xx


    1. thank you! I am a bit lazy when it comes to this routine but yes I tend to do it almost every night! :)