What Exactly is a Night Cream?


There are a lot of misconceptions about what a night cream is. Yes, a night cream is technically a moisturizer that you use at night but many cosmetic companies use the term “night cream” in the name of their products for the sole purpose of assisting consumers with differentiation. However, it is perfectly acceptable to use a moisturizer at night that does not include the word, “night,” in it.

The truth is you can use any moisturizer at night that is compatible with your skin type (see our nine skin types) and one that does not contain sunscreen.

So the rule is moisturizers with SPF are meant to be used during the day and moisturizers that do not have sunscreen in them should be used at night. See the collection of Renée Rouleau moisturizers

Do you use moisturizer every night?

Read: True or False? You Should Take a Break From Moisturizer to Let Your Skin Breathe

Questions about your skin? Be sure to email us. We’re here to assist!

Sign up here to receive daily blog posts via email!

Sign up here to receive our monthly skin tip e-newsletter via email!

Renée Rouleau

Celebrity Esthetician & Skincare Expert
As an esthetician trained in cosmetic chemistry, Renée Rouleau has spent 30 years researching skin, educating her audience, and building an award-winning line of products. Trusted by celebrities, editors, bloggers, and skincare obsessives around the globe, her vast real-world knowledge and constant research are why Marie Claire calls her “the most passionate skin practitioner we know.”