Saturday, 15 June 2013

Protect Your Skin While You Sleep!

 Protecting and maintaining your skin texture and health are one of the utmost important steps towards looking after your skin. During the day, the skin is exposed to environmental aggressors and bombarded with the formation of free radicals (caused by sun exposure), which contribute to premature ageing and skin sensitivity. Therefore, using day creams which are packed full of antioxidants and SPF are necessary to protect the skin during the day and using a night cream helps to repair and revitalise the skin while you sleep. Within the last few weeks I’ve been enjoying using a number of night creams, which not only helped to replenish my skin while sleeping, but also recoup my skin from the change in weather.  

 *Luminesce Advanced Night Repair

Luminesce Advanced Night Repair (A$79.15/30ml) is a powerful and revolutionary night cream formulated using stem-cell technology, which helps to rejuvenate, moisturise and replenish the skin.  This type of stem-cell technology uses human stem cells to naturally improve the texture of your skin. This is the first of its kind to launch, so I was super excited to test-drive this night cream! 

Lumeinesce Advanced Night Repair aims to boost the skin with vitamins A, B,C and E that help to replenish the skin, Baicalin to promote cell growth, a Luminesce complex to restore the skin's natural protein levels, Hyaluronic acid to plump and soften the skin while Apple, Lentil, Watermelon, and Cucumber extracts assist in locking in skin moisture.

Advanced Night Repair cream has a lovely soft and pleasant floral scent with an ultra lightweight and luxurious texture, which, upon application feels refreshing, leaving my skin feeling ultra smooth and moisturised. The cream absorbs quickly into my skin and my skin feels amazingly plump and soft when I wake up in the morning! 

Luminesce Advanced Night Repair is all-natural, hypoallergenic and paraben-free.  The cream also comes with a spatula to ensure hygiene.

Luminesce is available online at

*Aveeno Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream

Aveeno Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream (A$19.99/48g) contains Total Soy Complex and Vitamin B3 to eradicate dullness, tiredness, blotchiness and brown spots  while simultaneously improve the radiance in your skin while you are fast asleep. The presence of soy is a wonderful hydrating product which makes my skin feel super moisturising.

Surprisingly, the texture of this rich cream is quite the opposite of smooth and creamy. The texture is actually reminiscent of custard pudding and homogenous all throughout! Despite the custard-like texture, Aveeno Positively Radiant Intensive Night Cream glides onto my skin like a dream! It feels so silky smooth once distributed onto my skin and I tend to use a little more product compared to other creams. 

I like that it creates a nice thin barrier on the surface of my skin, even though the cream slowly penetrates my skin. Being a night cream, the slow adsorption rate doesn't bother me as it feels so rich and hydrating without feeling greasy and pore clogging. The scent of this cream is fresh and subtle and it eventually becomes non-existent so you needn't worry about going to bed with any scents lingering around. 

Aveeno products are available at Coles and Woolworths supermarkets, Priceline, Target, K-mart, Big-W, IGA, Franklins and selected pharmacies nationally.

*Jurlique Herbal Recovery Night Cream

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Night Cream (A$59.99/50ml) is a highly nourishing antioxidant night cream which helps to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increase skin elasticity and hydration, improve skin tone and texture, while restoring skin smoothness thanks to the rich concoction of natural botanical extracts. The core ingredients include Vitamins A, C and E and Moth Bean, African Birch and Kakadu Plum extracts to achieve all these skin benefits. 

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Night Cream is a lovely and lightweight night cream which felt uber-gentle to my sensitive combination/oily skin. I absolutely LOVE the silky smooth texture of this cream and it feels amazing once applied! As an overnight cream I've noticed that it calmed the redness to my cheeks, slightly evened my skin tone and restored my skin radiance. I guess it was the rich mix of natural antioxidants combined with herbal and floral extracts which worked effectively to improve my skin texture. I am very satisfied with Jurlique Herbal Recovery Night Cream as I noticed an improvement in my skin texture after approximately 4 weeks of nightly usage. 

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Night Cream is formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs and triclosan. 

Jurlique products are available at Myer, David Jones, Jurlique boutiques and selected pharmacies nationally.

Are you currently using a night cream as part of your skin care regime? 
Which night creams do you recommend?

xx Rose

*Products were provided for consideration only. These reviews are 100% based on my own thoughts and opinions. I am not affiliated with Luminesce, Aveeno nor Jurlique, and did not receive remuneration to post these product reviews. 


  1. I'm a huge fan of the french brand "Gernetic". I've been using it for almost 10 years it's the best for my sensitive, dry-prone skin. So far I haven't found anything as good!

    Clare x

    1. Thank you for the heads-up on Gernetic Clare! I've never come across this brand before, how did you know about them in the first place?