Here at UpCircle, we are super excited as we’re soon to be launching our long-awaited night cream. The benefits of night cream are exceptional, and we’ll dive into these below. We’ll also share with you why we’ve chosen to use repurposed blueberry extract as our secret ingredient.
If you generally go to bed without using a night cream then you’re missing out on an incredible treat for your skin. But if you want to wait a month or two until the UpCircle one is on the market, we’ll forgive you!
Benefits of night cream
In a moment we’ll explain the benefits of particular night cream ingredients. Of course, the benefits of a night cream are, to some degree, shaped by these individual ingredients. However, there are also wider benefits of night cream as a standalone product, whichever one you choose. Here are the top benefits of night cream:
During the day your face is bombarded by drying effects due to pollution and sun exposure. Come night time however, your water bottle is forgotten and your skin has to make it through to morning. A night cream will keep your skin hydrated overnight, ensuring that you wake up looking fresh faced. With a night cream, your skin becomes wonderfully smooth and supple.
Did you know that dark circles under your eyes are often caused by dehydration and certainly exacerbated by it? Night cream can help you tackle them.
As we say, your face has quite a tough job during the day. By bedtime, following your evening routine, chances are that any potential irritation in your skin is at its most, well, irritated! A night cream can help to calm and soothe your skin overnight so that any redness or irritation is banished while you sleep. This helps to ensure that, by morning, you have an even skin complexion.
If you have acne or breakouts, the temptation is to dry out your skin. However, it needs soothing and moisturising too. Doing this at night is the way to get the best balance.
Wrinkles and fine lines are more notable when collagen is depleted. Using a night cream boosts your collagen production, helping your skin to look plumper and firmer. This reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and lessens sagging. In short, the elasticity of your skin is given a much needed boost.
In addition, applying night cream helps to stimulate blood circulation, helping to eliminate toxins and promote the skin’s natural healing and cleansing process. Indeed, if you’re after the wonderful radiant glow that you see on others, a night cream will be your secret weapon.
A night cream will enable you to tackle dryness, which may feel like a losing battle during the day. Its nourishing thick composition allows the moisture to really be absorbed deeply into your skin.
Preparation for the next day
Each and every day your face is on the frontline. It doesn’t get lovingly covered up to protect it from the sun and other pollutants. A night cream helps to prepare your skin for the next morning, and can help your skin to absorb your morning products more easily.
How is night cream different from moisturiser?
Fundamentally, whatever your moisturiser does, your night cream does more intensely. It’s thicker, which means it brings a huge amount of hydration. This level of hydration is usually too much during the day, especially if you’re then putting on make-up or leading a busy life. Additionally, usually the active ingredients in night cream have been specifically chosen to work most effectively in this thicker formula and in conjunction with your skin’s nightly process.
Incredibly, your skin actually absorbs around 15% more of what you put on it at night than during the day.
Many night creams are designed to be anti-ageing. They contain ingredients that help you take good care of your skin to reduce the effects of ageing. Effectively, because a night cream is so much thicker than a daily moisturiser can be, it means that you can actually double up on the amount of anti-ageing goodness received overnight.
The benefits of certain night cream ingredients
Of course, not all night creams are created equally. You’ll need to choose your night cream carefully with thought to which essential ingredients are right for you.
At UpCircle, we have developed our night cream using repurposed blueberry extract. We’ve chosen this ingredient very intentionally. Not only does it meet our values of natural sustainable ingredients, but it’s bursting with skin goodness.
Blueberry extract is full of antioxidant rich vitamin A. The extract actually helps to shield your skin from blue light exposure whilst also helping to repair the skin barrier.
In addition, we’ve also included niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and rosehip oil in our night cream. Niacinamide is vitamin B3 and works with your skin’s natural ability to improve complexion, banish dullness and tighten pores. Hyaluronic acid is fabulous for moisturising skin and helping to reduce the signs of ageing. Rosehip oil is rich in vitamin C, boosting collagen production and reducing inflammation.
How to apply night cream
We really recommend incorporating night cream into your evening routine following the below points in order to really capitalise on the benefits it brings:
Follow a cleansing routine first
Use your chosen cleanser first to remove dirt and excess sebum following the day. We recommend a double-cleanse approach. Then, ensure your skin is dry before applying night cream.
Dab on night cream
Start by dabbing on a generous amount of night cream using clean fingertips. Then use an upward and circular motion to massage the cream into your skin. The massage is an important part of boosting absorption and circulation.
For now we urge you to just watch this space for a little while longer. But soon our UpCircle night cream will be with you, and we promise you that you’ll love it!