ProVitamin Overnight Cream
YourGoodSkin’s ProVitamin Overnight Cream’s best trait is its inexpensive price. Otherwise, this is an all-skin-types formula that’s below standard due to its highly fragranced formula that poses a risk of irritating skin.
Aside from the fragrance issue, ProVitamin Overnight Cream’s other big problem is how minimally hydrating it is. The core ingredients are a standard mix that doesn’t include any ingredients that replenish or rebalance skin overnight. We can think of dozens of night creams and sleeping masks that really do work to rejuvenate overnight, easily surpassing what little benefit this moisturizer offers.
As with some other YourGoodSkin products, this one has more of the skin-drying type of alcohol than the few skin-loving antioxidants this contains, which is not the way to healthier, younger-looking skin. See our list of top-rated face moisturizers for (much) better options.
- Inexpensive (but its formula doesn’t make it a beauty bargain).
- Minimally hydrating.
- Below standard formula if you want healthier, younger-looking skin.
- Contains more of the drying type of alcohol than skin-loving antioxidants.
- Fragrance poses a risk of irritating skin.
This ProVitamin Overnight Cream nourishes & cares for skin, to rebalance it while you sleep. Wake up to skin that looks healthy & feels replenished.
Launched in 2017, YourGoodSkin is the result of an alliance between UK pharmacy mega-brand Boots and American drugstore giant Walgreens. According to company lore, YourGoodSkin is the result of years of development and research involving scientists, dermatologists, and thousands of members of its target audience—women looking for skin care products to address their specific concerns.
In fact, the brand says it surveyed thousands of women and had them test the products before they went to market. This resulted in over 20 products claiming to address a wide range of skin concerns, from dryness to acne.
Consumer testing before finalizing products for launch can deliver some helpful insights and valuable feedback, but a brand’s scientific understanding of what skin needs to improve—and what it doesn’t need—carries even more weight than anecdotal evidence.
YourGoodSkin gets more right than wrong, and it’s certainly a value-priced collection. While there aren’t any true anti-aging powerhouse formulas in the mix, there are some decent moisturizers for those on tighter budgets.
The brand excels at cleansers and makeup removers, with even a couple of top-notch scrubs included; this category is where we recommend directing your time and attention.
The biggest misstep YourGoodSkin makes is in its approach to treating acne and oily skin. Nearly every product designed for these concerns relies heavily on an old-school, irritating approach that includes drying alcohol, fragrance, and even sulfur, all of which can serve to make oily skin and acne worse.
For more information on YourGoodSkin, visit https://www.yourgoodskin.com/.
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