Make Your Beauty Sleep Work Overtime With One Of These 8 Night Serums

The concept of beauty sleep is far from a cliché or catchy phrase. Sleep is a time for our bodies to rest (obviously) and repair. When we sleep, our cortisol (stress hormone) levels decrease while our melatonin (sleep hormone) levels rise, allowing our body and skin to repair and recover from any damage caused during the day. During sleep the deeper layers of the skin work to repair damage from any environmental stressors and aggressors encountered during the day, as well as produce new collagen, which keeps your skin plump and smooth.

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Hence, it’s crucial to select the right nighttime products to enhance your skin’s recovery during those restorative sleep hours. Naturally, the best way to provide your skin with targeted corrective action is through a night serum. Their smaller molecule size allows night serums to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin, providing potent active ingredients including nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, and amino acids like peptides.

To help supercharge your beauty sleep, here are our XXX favourite night serums.

1. L’Occitane Immortelle Overnight Reset Serum

loccitane immortelle night serums

French beauty pioneer L’Occitane’s oil-in-serum formula works overnight to help skin recover from environmental aggressors (think sun exposure, pollution). Filled with antioxidants in the form of L’Occitane’s signature immortelle essential oil as well as marjoram extract and acmella oleracea extract, L’Occitane Immortelle Reset Overnight Reset Serum works to hydrate the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, for a glowing, well-rested look upon awakening. 

2. Biologi Bd Luminosity Face Serum

biologi bd night serum

A 100% active water-soluble serum, Biologi Bd Luminosity Face Serum is composed solely of davidson plum, a phyto-active and antioxidant-rich native Australian fruit. The phyto-nutrients gallic acid, tartaric acid, anthocyanin, and quercetin found in Biologi Bd Luminosity Face Serum work to hydrate and nourish skin cells from the inside out while providing gentle enzyme exfoliation, resulting in a brighter, more hydrated, even skin tone. 

3. Emma Lewisham Skin Reset Serum

emma lewisham skin reset serum

With 24 active botanical ingredients (including kakadu plum, bearberry extract, and prickly pear), Emma Lewisham Skin Reset Serum has achieved cult-favourite status for its skin brightening properties. Ideal for those with hyperpigmentation or dull, uneven skin tone, this serum works to even out skin tone and deliver a brighter, more radiant complexion. 

4. Sand & Sky Australian Emu Apple Dreamy Glow Drops

sand and sky emu glow drops

Packed with hyaluronic acid, antioxidant rich Australian emu apple, vitamin C rich kakadu plum, and a hemi-squalane oil blend, this oil-in-serum works to hydrate and brighten dry and dull skin.

5. Biologi Bm Regenerate Anti-Ageing Serum

Following on with their single-ingredient philosophy, the Biologi Bm Regenerate Anti-Ageing Serum utilises Australian-grown mountain pepper berry, selected for its high antioxidant content, including amino acids, protocatechuic acid, anthocyanin, rutin, and chlorogenic acid. The antioxidants within Biologi Bm Regenerate Anti-Ageing Serum work to improve collagen production, repair barrier function, and increase hydration, making for the ideal anti-ageing night serum. 

6. Peggy Sue Soaps Vitamin C Serum

This silky smooth serum contains botanically-sourced vitamin C from kakadu plum, pink dragonfruit, and desert lime, as well as hyaluronic acid to brighten and hydrate the skin. 

7. Medik8 Bakuchiol Peptides

medik8 bakuchiol peptides night serums

A pregnancy and breastfeeding-friendly plant-based alternative for vitamin A, this serum combines anti-ageing bakuchiol with brightening peptides to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines while reducing pigmentation and evening out skin tone. Centella asiatica soothes the skin, while inca omega oil works to restore the skin’s barrier and prevent moisture loss. 

8. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair

estee lauder advanced night repair serum

We can’t talk about night serums without mentioning the GOAT. Combining hyaluronic acid with Estée Lauder’s patented technology, this Advanced Night Repair plumps and hydrates the skin to reduce key signs of ageing including fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, it helps promote the skin’s natural repair process overnight. 


Words by Esmé Duggan