Facial moisturizers come in two main forms – creams and lotions. Night creams are a heavier form of moisturizer meant to seal in moisture overnight.
Some experts recommend staying away from night creams, because your skin needs time to breathe. Using a facial moisturizing night cream is a personal preference. If you have particularly dry skin, a night cream might help to smooth and nourish your dry spots. They also contain more oil, however, so it is important for oily skin types to refrain from using night creams.