Why are night creams making a comeback?
Decades ago, emollient technology for face creams was in its infancy. Most face creams made skin look shiny and left an uncomfortable, greasy after-feel. They obviously weren’t ideal for wearing outside the house or for making you feel clean and good about yourself.
This led to the notion of “day-and-night treatments” in the cosmetics world. It’s not because skin has differing needs during the day and at night. Skin is the same at any time of day. The reason was that creams were very greasy and so people didn’t want to be seen with them on.
The usual routine back then was applying a very gentle cream, with barely anything, during the day, and applying the one that did contain the active ingredients at night because it didn’t matter so much that it made your face look shiny as you were going to bed.
Over the years, emollient science evolved. The cosmetics industry achieved more sophisticated textures until creams were absorbed immediately without leaving any residue, shine, or a greasy after-feel. The concept of “day-and-night” treatment came to an end.
The routine than changed to using a fast-absorbing serum with an intense effect, normally with a higher concentration of active ingredients, followed by a cream. The same routine for the day and for the night.
Why then are day cream and night cream routines making a comeback in the 21st century?Because of the sun.
In recent years, we’ve all become aware of how important it is to protect our skin from the sun. The industry has again risen to the occasion by including low-protection sunscreens in the formulas. They haven’t been designed for spending a day at the beach but for protecting your skin while you go about your daily life.
But doctors began to argue that although sunscreens were not at all harmful, there was no reason for them to be in a night treatment. Why expose your skin to an ingredient it doesn’t need?
That’s the reason why the day cream routine, with a sun protection factor, and a night cream routine, without it, are becoming popular again.
In the past, night creams were used because they left a shine and a greasy after-feel and couldn’t be worn during the day. Now they’re used to skip the sunscreen when your skin doesn’t need it.
In our collection you’ll find Bioactive Cream (for normal to oily skin) and Bioactive Nutritive Cream (for dry skin) with SPF 20. And also Lasergen, the regenerating cream without SPF, with food grade preservatives, and a fragrance with no allergens so your skin can repair itself at night with nothing that it doesn’t need. And, of course, our Serum.