I’ve always been sceptical about night creams. I’ve never used them, because I’ve never really felt the need. But I’m 49 now, and recently came back to modelling after having children, so maybe now is the perfect time to try them. I’ve a few wrinkles – the ones around my eyes I like, because they give my face character, but the lines between my eyebrows look as if they’ve been furrowed by some medieval farming equipment.
First up was This Works’ No Wrinkles Midnight Moisture (£46), which promises “younger looking skin on waking”. I’m not sure it delivered, but it’s not too heavy and has a subtle fragrance. I’m not sure it’s a miracle worker, but my skin felt moisturised and glowy.
Next was Charlotte Tilbury Magic Night Cream (£100), which has sexy packaging. I was wary at first (I’ve tried the regular Magic Cream and it was a bit rich for my skin), but it sunk in and stayed quite happily until morning. I reckon it could have stayed another 12 hours if I hadn’t washed, and I loved it.
Clarins is the first skincare system I bought when I started modelling, so I was happy to revisit an old chum. The packaging hasn’t changed, but its Extra Firming Night Rejuvenating Cream (£54, clarins.com) sunk in a bit too quickly. It might be good for those who like a lighter cream.
I was pleasantly surprised by Garnier’s Moisture Bomb Night Cream (£7.99). I stick to a mid-priced budget, so this seemed cheap, but it had a gentle smell and wasn’t too rich. It sunk into my face well and my skin still felt very moisturised in the morning.
- Next week: model Marc Goldfinger tests razors