The clocks spring forward this Saturday, meaning we all lose an hour’s beauty sleep. But if you get yourself a tub of It Cosmetics brand new night cream, no-one will ever tell!
It’s called Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep Night Cream, and I’ve been trialling this cream this week, and I have to admit that the texture did throw me at first. It has a sort of bouncy texture, almost jelly-like, but not a gel. It’s also a sort of pale lilac, parma violet colour, which is quite odd, but I don’t dislike it.
It’s been created especially to use overnight when your skin cell turnover peaks, to improve surface cell renewal through exfoliation. It features what IT Cosmetics call ‘Rest & Restore Technology’, whatever that is! And it claims to visibly improve five of the top signs of ageing skin – fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, dullness and loss of firmness.
IT suggests that after just one sleep your skin will feel hydrated, smooth and supple, and after seven sleeps, your fine lines will diminish in appearance and your skin will feel firmer and look plumper.
I’m not going to say I’ve noticed that happening, to be honest, but my skin does feel good when I wake up, but it is quite odd to use. They tell you to use it generously, use upward sweeping motions, and don’t rinse. I find that quite odd, that anyone would even think about rinsing a night cream off, but there you go!
You have to use it last before bed, because, it apparently locks in any previously applied skincare. Again, this is kind of odd. I don’t go to bed with cleanser all over my face, so not sure it would transfer onto the pillow without this cream.
As far as ingredients, it has hyaluronic acid in it, and adenosine, both commonly used in skincare for moisturising and wrinkle-control. There are ceramides in there too to help form the skin’s barrier, and retain moisture.
IT Cosmetics Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep Skin-Transforming Pillow Cream, £43, is available now from itcosmetics.co.uk