The Perfect Night Potion Is A Surprisingly Light Lotion
By Marci Robin , Senior Online Editor |
Night creams don't have to be super-thick to be super-moisturizing. Every now and then, a light lotion comes along and gives gooey creams a run for their money, proving its the ingredients-not the viscosity-that matters.
The latest product to make our list of lightweight overnight overachievers is CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM. This affordable pick relies on three ingredients in particular to do its restorative, protective duties.
First and foremost are ceramides-three different kinds-that improve lipid levels to better protect damaged skin and prevent moisture loss. Niacinamide further fortifies that barrier by helping skin produce more of its own ceramides. And hyaluronic acid makes a major contribution to skin's hydration.
Thanks to a patented technology, the lotion releases this trio throughout the night, so you wake up to ideally nourished skin without having to drown it in a heavy-consistency cream.