The Best Firming Night Creams with No Parabens

by Elizabeth Nelligan

Paraben-free night creams will help firm and hydrate without chemical preservatives.

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Parabens can be found in a wide range of personal care products such as shampoos, shave gels and commercial moisturizers. Parabens have been known to mimic the hormone estrogen and may play a role in the development of breast cancer, although this is controversial, and most of the cosmetics industry maintains that parabens are safe. Parabens are essentially preservatives and help extend the shelf life of cosmetic products. Without parabens, these products can more easily harbor bacteria. Moisturizers will be labeled paraben-free and will have an expiration date.

Yes to Carrots Repairing Night Cream

This moisturizer gives an extra boost of hydration at night. By promoting moisture retention, it helps make skin smooth, soft and firm. This night cream is made of all-natural ingredients like organic carrots, which the company says will protect skin from damaging free radicals; Vitamin E to heal, hydrate and protect skin; and dead sea mud, which is intended to cleanse and hydrate the skin.

Elmiplant Anti-Aging and Firming Night Cream

This reasonably priced night cream has caviar, which, according to the company, is rich in peptides and amino acids and regenerates the skin from the innermost layer. Ceramides restore elasticity and firm skin as they boost cell renewal, the company says. This night moisturizer is popular for its collagen, which helps lift and firm fine lines and wrinkles.

Vichy Liftactiv Derm Source Anti-Wrinkle and Firming Care Night Cream

This new line from Vichy skincare is gaining popularity in France for what the company calls its complete anti-wrinkle and firming action for the skin. Vichy says skin will feel lifted, smoothed and firm, with fewer wrinkles and more radiance. This exclusive formula is enriched with 5 percent Rhamnose, which is naturally derived and affects the epidermal skin cell layer, according to Vichy.

Lumene Firming Night Cream

This velvety cream helps to fortify the skin during the night. Arctic heather protects the skin's elastin fiber, and plant proteins activate the skin's collagen production, according to the manufacturer. This night cream is popular for skin of all ages from dry to normal/combination.

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About the Author

Elizabeth Nelligan writes from the Chicago suburbs, with articles appearing in the JNews: Online Journal and College Prowler Online Magazine. She received a Bachelor of Science in journalism and creative writing from Illinois State University.