Hey guys, it’s Tina from Speaking Skincare, and I’ve got something luxurious to chat about today! Imagine ending your day with a jar of indulgence designed to rejuvenate your skin while you catch those precious Z’s. Yep, I’m talking about a night cream that promises to be your skin’s best friend when the moon is high in the sky. Meet Codage Paris’ Night Cream—a true nighttime marvel in a seriously stylish jar. I’ve been giving this cream a test run for the past few weeks, and let’s just say my complexion and I have had some memorable moonlit moments.
So, if you’ve been on the hunt for a night cream that can multitask as well as you do, you’ll want to stick around for this in-depth review. I’ll break down everything from its texture, ingredients, and even some minor caveats that come with the package. Ready to dive in? Let’s get to it!
Alright, let’s start with the basics. Codage Paris’ Night Cream is a 50ml pot of goodness that’s been formulated to work its magic while you’re snoozing away. It’s available at a number of select skincare retailers worldwide, but you can also snag it directly from their website. Now, let’s talk price point. It retails for $149, which I know might make some of you raise an eyebrow, but hang tight, we’ll dive deeper into that a bit later.
So, what exactly does this cream claim to do? Well, it’s a rich emulsion that’s engineered to activate your skin’s natural purification process and regenerate epidermal stem cell activity. In simpler terms, it aims to refresh your skin overnight and promote the natural healing and regenerating processes that take place while you’re asleep. The brand suggests it can even plump up your skin, thanks to the hyaluronic acid in its formula, and smooth out deep wrinkles over time. You wake up with skin that’s not just hydrated, but also “re-plumped,” glowing, and more youthful. Basically, it aspires to be the fairy godmother you never knew you needed, turning your skincare routine into a Cinderella story minus the midnight deadline!
The Night Cream also boasts an array of active ingredients to nourish your skin, such as Apricot Kernel Oil, and even contains a blend of different types of stem cells to fight signs of aging and pigmentation spots. The texture is described as a creamy, rich, and melting emulsion. Oh, and it has a fragrance that’s a blend of Jasmine, Almond Blossoms, Hawthorn, Iris, Rose, Peach, Sandalwood, Amber, and Musk. Sounds like a bedtime story in a jar, right?
To reap the full benefits, it’s suggested that you apply the Night Cream in the evening after your serum(s). Then, all that’s left to do is hit the pillow and let the cream work its wonders.
Now that we’ve covered the nitty-gritty, it’s time to dive into my personal experience with this product. Trust me, you’ll want to hear all about it.
My Personal Trial with the Night Cream
Okay, guys, let’s get into the juicy part—my personal hands-on experience. I’ve been smearing this dreamy emulsion on my face for a solid month now, and I have some thoughts and experiences to share. Spoiler alert: my skin has been serving up some serious morning-after glow!
First things first, the moment you open that luxurious jar, you’re greeted with a fragrance that’s like a gentle hug to your senses. I mean, it’s like drifting into a fragrant garden before you even apply it. You can definitely smell the notes of Jasmine and Rose, and I gotta say, it sets the tone for a night of lavish pampering.
Applying the cream felt like a treat each night. Its texture is rich and creamy without being overly heavy, so it just glides onto your skin like butter on warm toast. Now, as for its effectiveness, let’s break it down:
Let me just say, my skin drank this stuff up like a thirsty traveler finding an oasis in the desert. I woke up each morning with my skin feeling hydrated, but not greasy. You know that dreadful feeling when you wake up and your skin feels like an oil slick? Yeah, didn’t happen here. Instead, my skin felt bouncy and well, re-plumped, just like the package promised.
The deep wrinkles around my eyes and laugh lines? Well, they didn’t exactly vanish into thin air, but I swear they looked softer, less pronounced. My skin’s texture also improved; it felt smoother and more supple. If my skin could talk, it would definitely say, “Thank you, Tina, for this royal treatment.”
The best part? My complexion started looking more radiant. I’m not talking neon-sign bright, but a subtle, natural glow. I even had a friend ask me if I’d done something different with my makeup, but the secret was all in my nightly skincare routine!
A Nourishing Affair
The formula is packed with some real MVPs like Apricot Kernel Oil and Hyaluronic Acid. My skin felt nourished, and I could almost feel it sighing in relief after a long day of being exposed to the elements and my not-so-great office air conditioning.
So, that’s the rundown on how my skin felt about this opulent Night Cream. But, as they say, nothing’s perfect. Let’s touch on some nuances that caught my attention during this month-long rendezvous.
Yes, believe it or not, there were a couple of negatives with this product. Nothing is perfect after all.
While I’ve had a pretty lovey-dovey experience with this cream, there were a couple of things that gave me pause.
The Price Tag
First up, let’s talk about that $149 price tag. Look, I totally get that good skincare is an investment, but not everyone can comfortably drop that much on a single jar, even if it promises the moon and the stars for your complexion. If you’re on a budget, this might be a once-in-a-while splurge rather than a staple in your routine.
As much as I adore the rich, creamy texture, it might not be everyone’s cup of tea. On nights when it was particularly humid, I felt it was just a smidgen too heavy, and I had to wait a little longer for it to fully absorb into my skin. It’s not a deal-breaker, but it’s something to consider if you’re not a fan of richer textures or if you have extremely oily skin.
Now, a quick note on the ingredients. Although the list is chock-full of skin-loving elements like Hyaluronic Acid and Apricot Kernel Oil, it also includes a pretty long list of other ingredients. If you have super sensitive skin or specific allergies, you might want to do a patch test first or consult with a dermatologist.
Remember, these observations are personal to me and don’t necessarily reflect the experience of everyone who tries this product. Overall, these minor caveats didn’t overshadow the many benefits I experienced.
let’s dive into the heart of what makes this Night Cream a power player—its key ingredients. I’m not going to bore you with the entire list because, let’s be real, who has time for that? But I will focus on a select few that are the real MVPs in this formula.
- What It Does: You’ve probably heard about this wonder ingredient. It’s like a magnet for moisture, holding up to 1,000 times its weight in water. In this cream, it’s responsible for that “plump from within” effect that leaves your skin looking fresh and dewy.
- Why It’s Important: As we age, our skin loses its natural hyaluronic acid. By having it as a key component, the cream helps maintain moisture levels, thereby reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil
- What It Does: This is a lovely lightweight oil that’s great for hydrating the skin. It absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave your face feeling like an oil slick.
- Why It’s Important: It’s rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, which are a godsend for nourishing your skin and keeping it soft and supple.
Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract
- What It Does: Also known as the Persian Silk Tree Extract, it helps detoxify the skin, reducing signs of fatigue and dullness.
- Why It’s Important: We’re constantly exposed to pollutants and stress, both of which can age your skin. This ingredient helps counteract that by rejuvenating the skin’s appearance.
Argania Spinosa Extract (Argan Extract)
- What It Does: Sourced from the Argan tree, this extract helps restore the skin’s barrier function, maintaining its hydration and improving its elasticity.
- Why It’s Important: As we expose ourselves to environmental stressors like sun, wind, and pollution, a strong skin barrier is essential in keeping all the good stuff in and the bad stuff out.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)
- What It Does: A classic in skincare, shea butter is like a comforting, moisturizing hug for your face.
- Why It’s Important: It’s exceptionally good at hydrating even the driest of skins, thanks to its fatty acids and natural vitamins.
These ingredients work in synergy, providing you with that radiant glow and deeply nourished skin. Trust me, they’re not just fancy words on the package; they actually deliver on their promises.
After spending a whole month with Codage Paris’ Night Cream, I can safely say it lives up to most of its promises. My skin genuinely felt rejuvenated, more elastic, and ready to take on the world—or at least my morning mirror. The ingredients are star-studded, offering a real mix of hydration, plumping, and anti-aging goodness.
However, the cream is not without its minor quirks—the rich texture might not be for everyone, and let’s not forget the price tag, which could certainly make you think twice. But if you’re looking to invest in a night cream that takes your skincare game to the next level, this could be your match.
So, what’s the final verdict? I’m giving it a solid 8.5/10. It’s a high-performing, luxurious product that does come with a price to match, but if you’re up for the splurge, your skin will thank you.
Ready to give it a go? You can find this magical jar on Codage Paris’ website and other select skincare retailers, both online and in stores worldwide. Your evening ritual is about to get a serious upgrade!