Beauty Buzz: “Ask Amy” about night creams

Dear Amy,

Do you think heavy night creams really make a difference? I don’t like the feel of a heavy lotion on my face at night, but I don’t want to neglect my skin either. Any advice?

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If you don’t like the feel of a heavy cream, I’m betting it’s because you don’t need it. The only people who need a super emollient moisturizer are those with super dry skin. You’ll get the same skin nurturing benefits from a lightweight lotion or serum-type product. Neutrogena’s Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Intensive Night Cream and Olay’s Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum are great, inexpensive options.

Amy Cunningham is our favorite make-up “product junkie.” E-mail your questions to her at and it may be featured in her weekly column.