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Day vs Night Moisturisers

11th May 2017

When shopping for moisturisers you have probably come across those marketed for daytime use and those for nighttime but is there really a difference between them? Will a night-time moisturiser be less effective during the daytime? What will your skin look like come morningtime if you sleep wearing a daytime moisturiser? If you’ve ever found yourself wondering any of these questions then you have come to the right place.

Is there a difference between day and night time moisturisers?

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There are several key differences that will generally dictate when you should use a particular moisturiser and these are based around texture and ingredients.

Daytime Moisturisers

These tend to be lightweight so that makeup can be layered over without feeling greasy or looking shiny.

In terms of ingredients these moisturisers may contain SPF or anti-oxidants to help protect skin against sun damage and ageing environmental factors. The purpose of a daytime moisturiser is to protect the skin from environmental damage so the ingredients in daytime moisturisers will work to combat these effects. Look for ingredients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E.

Daytime moisturisers may contain SPF which is obviously something that isn’t required overnight. If you opt for a moisturiser that also provides sun protection then you should look for one with protection against both UVA (the ageing rays) and UVB (the burning rays). Life Defence is a feather-light moisturiser which contains broad-spectrum SPF 25 to help protect against UVA & UVB damage, plus an antioxidant complex with rocket, Vitamin E and hyaluronic acid which create a barrier of protection against skin-ageing free radicals, city pollution, air con and daily stress.

Skin Truffle is also an ideal moisturiser to use in the morning, it not only regulates moisture levels and reduces fine lines and wrinkles but also brings immediate radiance and lustre rejuvenating a tired or dull complexion. Happybelle-PE mimics the natural endorphins which create a natural radiance and gives the ‘I’ve just had good news’ glow while Diamond Powder illuminates skin for a radiant, bright and youthful appearance. The unique formula utilises the very latest in peptide technology along with Vitamin C and Vitamin E which protect the skin from ageing environment damage and work to reduce the appearance of age related lines and wrinkles.

  1. LIFE DEFENCE
    LIFE DEFENCE
    LIFE DEFENCE

    50 ml

    SPF 30 Protecting Moisturiser

    Your front line skin defender!

    Rating:
    100%
    £38.00
  1. MOISTURE MATTE
    MOISTURE MATTE
    MOISTURE MATTE

    50 ml

    Our Best Mattifying Moisturiser for Oily & Congested Skin

    Liquid cashmere for the skin!

    Rating:
    100%
    £38.00
  1. MY GOODNESS
    MY GOODNESS
    MY GOODNESS

    50 ml

    Naturally Normal Moisturiser

    Liquid goodness for the skin!

    Rating:
    100%
    £38.00
    Out of stock
  1. MOISTURE TO GO
    MOISTURE TO GO
    MOISTURE TO GO

    50 ml

    Our Best Moisturiser for Balancing Combination Skin

    Liquid velvet for the skin!

    Rating:
    100%
    £38.00
  1. SKIN TRUFFLE
    SKIN TRUFFLE
    SKIN TRUFFLE

    50 ml

    Total Facial Radiance

    A celebration for the skin!

    Rating:
    100%
    £90.00
  1. TRUFFLE NOIR
    TRUFFLE NOIR
    TRUFFLE NOIR

    50 ml

    24-Hour Anti-Ageing Moisturiser

    Round the clock regeneration

    Rating:
    100%
    £90.00
  1. DOUBLE CREAM
    DOUBLE CREAM
    DOUBLE CREAM

    50 ml

    Our Best Hydrating Face Moisturiser For Dry Skin

    Indulgence in a jar!

    Rating:
    100%
    £38.00

Eveningtime Moisturisers

At night the body is working hard to restore and rejuvenate skin so nighttime moisturisers tend to be richer in consistency and focus on helping the skin to repair and renew. These moisturisers may also contain anti-ageing ingredients that are more potent, powerful and slow-absorbing as there is no risk of sun exposure and other damaging environmental factors that skin is exposed to during the daytime. Some people prefer not to use retinoids and certain exfoliating acids (such as glycolic acid) during the day as they can make skin more sensitive to the sun. If you do use products with these ingredients in the morning make sure you also use sunscreen or a moisturiser containing SPF.

  1. BE STILL
    BE STILL
    BE STILL

    50 ml

    Our Best Face Moisturiser for Sensitive Skin

    Liquid silk for the skin!

    Rating:
    100%
    £38.00
  1. MOISTURE MATTE
    MOISTURE MATTE
    MOISTURE MATTE

    50 ml

    Our Best Mattifying Moisturiser for Oily & Congested Skin

    Liquid cashmere for the skin!

    Rating:
    100%
    £38.00
  1. MOISTURE TO GO
    MOISTURE TO GO
    MOISTURE TO GO

    50 ml

    Our Best Moisturiser for Balancing Combination Skin

    Liquid velvet for the skin!

    Rating:
    100%
    £38.00
  1. MY GOODNESS
    MY GOODNESS
    MY GOODNESS

    50 ml

    Naturally Normal Moisturiser

    Liquid goodness for the skin!

    Rating:
    100%
    £38.00
    Out of stock
  1. TRUFFLE NOIR
    TRUFFLE NOIR
    TRUFFLE NOIR

    50 ml

    24-Hour Anti-Ageing Moisturiser

    Round the clock regeneration

    Rating:
    100%
    £90.00
  1. REPOSE
    REPOSE
    REPOSE

    50 ml

    Aromatherapy Relaxing Night Cream

    A good night's sleep in a jar!

    Rating:
    100%
    £40.00
  1. DOUBLE CREAM
    DOUBLE CREAM
    DOUBLE CREAM

    50 ml

    Our Best Hydrating Face Moisturiser For Dry Skin

    Indulgence in a jar!

    Rating:
    100%
    £38.00

Do you really need both?

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Not necessarily, for many their moisturiser could easily meet their skin’s needs both morning and evening time but as with most skincare questions it depends on your personal preference and skin type. If you are using a moisturiser with SPF then you should use a separate moisturiser for the evening time. For many people a rich evening time moisturiser that helps to nourish and repair the skin overnight will be too thick for the daytime so again a separate day and night moisturiser may be required.

As skin needs change throughout the seasons and years you may find that your moisturiser needs change and as you get older you may want to use a more potent anti-ageing moisturiser at night which may differ from your morningtime moisturiser.

If you don’t have a need for a particularly rich moisturiser and you use a separate SPF then your moisturiser is likely to very be suitable to perform the job of both a day and night time moisturiser.