Kelly Brennan and the creams she tested.
Composite: Kelly Brennan avenue tests night creams/Guardian

Knockout roadtest: night creams

‘I’ve never used night creams. But I recently came go to modelling after having kids, so maybe now is the perfect experience,’ says All Ages model Kelly Brennan, 49

I’ve always been agnostic about night creams. I’ve never used them, because I’ve not in any way really felt the need. But I’m 49 now, and recently came secretly to modelling after having children, so maybe now is the perfect loiter again and again to try them. I’ve a few wrinkles – the ones around my eyes I like, because they blow the whistle on my face character, but the lines between my eyebrows look as if they’ve been crinkled by some medieval farming equipment.

Kelly Brennan’s selfie. Photograph: Courtest of Kelly Brennan.

Leading up was This Works’ No Wrinkles Midnight Moisture (£46), which swears “younger looking skin on waking”. I’m not sure it delivered, but it’s not too upsetting and has a subtle fragrance. I’m not sure it’s a miracle worker, but my skin perceive moisturised and glowy.

Next was Charlotte Tilbury Magic Continuously Cream (£100), which has sexy packaging. I was wary at first (I’ve attempted the regular Magic Cream and it was a bit rich for my skin), but it sunk in and secured quite happily until morning. I reckon it could organize stayed another 12 hours if I hadn’t washed, and I have a passioned it.

Clarins is the first skincare system I bought when I started copy, so I was happy to revisit an old chum. The packaging hasn’t changed, but its Excess Firming Night Rejuvenating Cream (£54, clarins.com) sunk in a bit too swiftly. It might be good for those who like a lighter cream.

I was pleasantly catch napped by Garnier’s Moisture Bomb Night Cream (£7.99). I stick to a mid-priced budget, so this seemed reduced, but it had a gentle smell and wasn’t too rich. It sunk into my status well and my skin still felt very moisturised in the morning.

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