A good anti-aging night cream should restore moisture, fight wrinkles, and reduce dark spots overnight and over time. There are plenty of formulas out there that cost a ton of money, but these winners — backed by the Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab — work just as hard at a fraction of the price.
The GH Beauty Lab regularly tests moisturizers of all kinds, and for our most recent night cream test, we rounded up 125 top night creams, narrowing the field to a final nine to find the best of the best with consumer and Lab testing. We recruited a panel of women aged 35+ to test each product daily for four weeks, giving feedback on its performance and overall satisfaction. Meanwhile, in the Lab, we measured for moisturiziation, firmness, and the improvement in the appearance of texture, skin tone, and wrinkles.
After tallying up scores from 2,035 questions, 2,640 hydration data points, and 4,560 data points from our complexion analyzer, we found the best night creams on the market. The below drugstore night creams are a collection of top-tested products in the Lab and GH Seal-holders, so you can rest assured knowing we stand by these picks.