While some girls fall asleep thinking of prince charming, castles and a white stallion (or tattoos, man buns and muscle cars), Team MDC gals fall asleep to thoughts of perfect skin and, er, all of the above. And because we’re full believers in multi-tasking, who says you can’t dream of Mr. Right and take care of your complexion at the same time? There’s no easier way to wake up looking beautiful and well-rested than by finding a nighttime moisturizer that works its magic while you snooze! We’ll let you take care of prince charming on your own, but we’ll definitely help you find the perfect bedtime treatment of your dreams.

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Tone & Texture

Sunspots? Uneven skin tone? There’s a solution for that! Take care of dark spots, fine lines and improve your skin’s texture and elasticity while you sleep with creams like The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Night Cream or Vichy ProEven Night. There’s nothing like waking up to radiant skin!

Antioxidant Rich

We constantly hear about the list of skin-loving benefits that come with antioxidant-rich creams — and for good reason! SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E is a nighttime antioxidant concentrate that promotes repair from free radical damage and improves skin density, brightness and overall appearance. If sleep and the right cream can get us plump, glowing skin, we’re ready to hit the snooze button! 

Youth Shield

You may not have wrinkles yet, but that doesn’t mean they won’t make there way onto your face when you least expect it! Keep your mug line-free by using a preventative nighttime cream that preserves your youthful complexion. Try YSL Forever Youth Liberator Night Crème or L’Oréal Youth Code Skin Recharger Day/Night Cream to maintain luminous skin!


While wisdom is all you’d like to gain with age, unfortunately wrinkles like to make an unwelcomed appearance anyway. If you’re already starting to spot crow’s feet and smile lines (we consider them signs of a happy life), employ a cream like Lancôme Rénergie Night or Garnier Miracle Sleeping Cream Anti-Age + Anti-Fatigue Night Cream to dramatically decrease the appearance of wrinkles, night after night!


A miracle cure for almost all skin-related issues, moisturizers with retinol improve the overall tone, texture, and clarity of your skin while also combatting signs of aging. SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 has the ability to diminish the appearance of fine lines, age spots, enlarged pores and reduce blemish flare-ups — all while you sleep! Just be sure to only use this product at night, as retinol is extremely sensitive to sun exposure.

Bright Eyes

When it comes to proper nighttime skincare, don’t forget about your sensitive peepers! Since the skin around your eyes is extremely delicate, it’s important to treat and protect them with a restorative cream that can banish fine lines, puffiness and dark circles. Try Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye for bright eyes by morning!

What does your nighttime skincare routine consist of? Tell us all about it in the comments below!

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