A Night Cream for Major Glow
Megan O’Neill is the senior beauty editor at goop. Which is another way of saying she has a passion for clean products, loves anything that reduces stress, and will happily guinea pig herself in the name of wellness.
My skin rules on vacation. Smooth, uncharacteristically clear, impossibly gleamy. It’s the very specific combination of basking in the glory of no looming deadlines, endless sunshine, and the surge I get from actually standing upright all day instead of hunching over a computer. But in a matter of days after my return, I’m back to looking like…a girl who’s mildly tired, with skin that’s not bad but not especially wonderful either.
This year, I’m determined to throw a wrench in this dynamic. In the interest of supercharging my nighttime routine, I decide to try the night cream from goop, working it into my lineup of potions.
It feels amazing. The blend of sandalwood-nut and apricot-kernel oils, plus shea and linseed extract, is rich and cocooning, and it melts in like nothing I’ve ever put on my face. My skin feels soothed and happy. Glancing in the mirror, I’m a bit irked that my husband is already asleep and that no one else is here to witness this radiance. I’m not really concerned with wrinkles, yet, but I’m pleased with myself for taking this preemptive measure. I go to bed feeling pampered and way more attractive than usual.
The glow is still there when I wake up the next morning. And the next, and the next after that, too. The night cream is now an indispensable part of my routine, and after a few weeks, I swear I look different: smooth, uncharacteristically clear, impossibly gleamy. As if I’m forever on vacation.