Is your night time moisturizer made from puppy remains?

No probably not but, night time creams and moisturizers have in the last few years exploded on the market purporting to be the new fountain of youth and many contain ingredients of dubious usefulness. While millions of dollars of product sells every year, many doctors believe that some products might not be worth price. “Some night creams are extremely pricey but do not deliver any bang for the buck,” says Dr. P.K. Farris, a Louisiana dermatologist.

Moisturizer Makers Often Exaggerate Effects

Makers exaggerate the individual results that most women see after using a night time moisturizer. These companies are out to sell a product and, of course, try to portray it in the best light possible. However some doctors believe that the companies behind the products go too far. “These companies make outrageous statements, claiming that the skin undergoes all sorts of strange processes at night that it doesn’t during the day. This is patently wrong and without proof,” according to Dr. Les Baumann, professor of dermatology at the University of Miami.

Dermatologists Do Agree That Some Ingredients Have Proven Anti-Aging Effect

Some ingredients, however, do a great deal to help. Dr. Baumann suggests that some well-known compounds like retinol should be used at night because they are inactivated by sunlight. Many other dermatologist also agree that there it is extremely beneficial to use night time moisturizers that contain Peptides and Vitamin C, which boosts the production of collagen smoothing wrinkles and increasing skin firmness.

For the best results a quality night time moisturizer must contain the right ingredients in sufficient concentration. And the cream must penetrate the skin and be given enough time to work, “It’s sort of like if you need a blood transfusion and I’m just going to lay the blood across the top of your skin and say, good luck, let’s hope it gets where it needs to go,” so says Dr. Sandra Read, a Washington dermatologist. “It just won’t do any good” unless it penetrates and has time to work.

The End Result

Price does not necessarily indicate the quality of a night time moisturizer. Before you purchase though, look for those that contain proven anti-aging products like retinol, vitamin C, and peptides. A resource that I recommend is This site focuses exclusively on night creams and night time moisturizers. This online portal contains a wealth of information regarding the use and efficacy of night time moisturizers and research on the subject. Do not succumb to the unwarranted claims and do not purchase products that don’t contain the right compounds in the proper concentrations. A good night time moisturizer will help soothe the skin, increase collagen production and fight the effects of aging.

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