Did you know that skin cell regeneration almost doubles at night? Therefore, using a night cream enriched with active ingredients before hitting the hay is a great way to let skincare do the work for you while you are sleeping.
An ingredient, which is often found in creamy personal care products is 1,4-Dioxane – more often going by the name of, for instance, PEGs. In personal care products, the chemical is widely used as an emollient to soften the skin, as an emulsifier to facilitate the mixing of water- and oil-based ingredients, and as a vehicle to help deliver other ingredients deeper into the skin . As versatile as this chemical’s functions may seem, it should not be ignored that it is a known allergen, toxicant and irritant and that experts classify PEGs as carcinogenic.
To give your skin a good night’s rest, we suggest you watch out for this harmful ingredient in your favourite product. A safe product which doesn’t contain PEGs, we tried the New Zealand beauty brand ANTIPODES’s Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream; you can read about it on our blog. This cream has a rich formula enriched with nourishing ingredients like avocado pear, rich in vitamin E an important skin nutrient, and is hence perfect to pamper your skin at night.
Other night creams we put to the test include