Meet The Overnight Oils Replacing Your Night Cream


night-oil-coverFrom Left: Darphin 8-Flower Nectar, $150 at; Aurelia Cell Repair Night Oil, $82 at Net-a-Porter; Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Elixir, $46 at Nordstrom; Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Overnight Detox Oil, $52 at

When it comes to our beauty nighttime regimen, we’re on team oil. Unlike most creams, oils are jam-packed with things your skin craves like plant-derived active ingredients, which means these will sink right into the skin for beautifying effects, stat. Our latest favorites are overnight oils, which are made to boost radiance and hydrate skin while we literally get our beauty sleep on, making our skin look fresh and luminous the next morning. 

But which to try? We rounded up the four best oils available now.

Darphin is known for its line of beauty elixirs and the eight-flower nectar is made with—you guessed it—eight flowers. All of the antioxidants in this naturally floral-scented formula help firm up skin and smooth out lines and wrinkles for optimal results in the rejuvenation and anti-aging department. If you’re into the probiotics-for-the-skin trend, then look no further than the fatty-acid rich formula by Auerlia which helps balance skin, repair damage and promote a dewy glow for dull skin (this one also smells amazing). The tried-and-true Midnight Recovery Concentrate from Kiehl’s is a beauty favorite that was developed free of water so that the powerful botanical concentrate can replenish lipids overnight and have skin looking flawless by morning. The latest overnight oil on the scene comes to us from the French brand Caudalie in the form of a detox oil. This 100% plant-derived natural dry oil is the ultimate fighter against overworked, stressed skin. It is a perfect mix of four essential oils and four plant oils that stimulate cell renewal and eliminate pesky toxins while you sleep. So yes, we can officially say we woke up like this — thanks to these power oils.