Beauty Sleep Essentials: Night Cream and Serum

The true meaning of tiis-ganda is fighting sleep so that you can work on your PM skin care ritual. Matrabaho maging maganda! Minsan maramdaman mo ang pagod, and questions like “Kailangan pa ba ng night cream kung may serum ka na?” pop out.

Well, let’s try to answer that question by looking into the AM-PM skincare divide and defining just what these skincare items are.

About AM-PM Skincare Regimens

The AM-PM skincare divide is not something that the beauty industry cooked up. These regimens target different objectives. Your day skincare preps your skin to combat the negative effects of prolonged exposure to the sun, pollution and the like, while your night routine repairs damages that the skin has incurred for the day, restoring it to a healthy state.

Another big reason why there are different practices for day and night regimens is a finding that sunlight deactivates certain skin nutrients and antioxidants. A Vitamin C serum, for example, could be layered on before leaving the house but won’t really last long enough for its benefits to take effect.

Antioxidants and Skin Nourishment after Dark

Those AM-PM skincare facts totally justifies why you need items such as night cream and serum in your night routine. But the question remains: wouldn’t using both be redundant or too much? Here are a few things you need to know about each.

Night Cream

A staple in PM skincare routines, night creams do an amazing job at keeping your skin hydrated and young—free of the premature appearances of fine lines, age spots and wrinkles.

Serum

Even if they are on the pricey side of the beauty spectrum, serums are receiving a lot of love. Serums usually carry a high concentration of active ingredients that work together to address a specific skin concern.

For Gluta-C Whitening Night Facial Serum, the goal is to repair damages and nourish skin to a healthy fair glow.

The decision of whether to go for either or both depends on factors such as the type of skin you have and current issues. Our recommendation? Go for both. Serums have been found to boost the moisturizing effects of night creams. In terms of content and formulation, these beauty gems differ. If used one after the other, these items can be a holistic way to nourish skin and keep it supple.