Fact: Beauty sleep is real and we all need it. If you’ve ever pulled an all nighter or spent far too many hours drinking wine with your friends, you know the power of a restful night of sleep—and the struggle when you don’t get one. And while sleep itself can do wonders for your skin, the nighttime skincare products you apply go into overdrive as you rest, repairing and improving your skin literally overnight.
What happens to skin while you sleep? You may know about your body’s circadian rhythm—or the internal clock that tells your brain when it’s time to wake up and go to bed. Listening to that rhythm is important for your health for so many reasons. And your skin has its own circadian rhythm that keeps you looking gorgeous and glowing. Basically, when you’re awake, your skin senses that it’s day time. So it goes into protection mode, fighting off environmental dangers like sun and pollution—that’s why wearing sunscreen and antioxidants is so important during the day. But at night, your skin lowers its defenses and goes into repair mode, so all of the ingredients you put on top of it before bed have the best chance of penetrating and benefiting your skin.
Do you really need a separate daytime and nighttime routine? There are plenty of products that you can use both morning and night. But more potent, active ingredients like retinol and glycolic acid can make your skin sensitive to the sun, so they should be reserved for nighttime. This is also when your skincare’s ingredients are most likely to travel deeper down into your skin and do their job the best, so you’ll get the most out of active ingredients when you use them at night.
These are our EVER nighttime skincare super heroes:
YOUTHFUL Quattro Peptide Face & Eye Serum with LSR10®
Age-defying formula which helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles Product Details: 30 ml / 1 fl. oz This age-defying formula firms, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, and smooths expressions line around the eyes, mouth and face. YOUTHFUL infuses… read more
SUBLIME Retinol Eye Wrinkle Smoother™ with LSR10®
Introducing your newest obsession. This retinol wrinkle eye smoother is proven to smooth lines, hydrate and visibly depuff eyes. Product Details: 15 ml / 0.5 fl oz SUBLIME works while you sleep to restore a more youthful, rested looking eye… read more
HYDRALIFT Moisture Injection Cream with LSR10® (Normal Skin)
Intensive nighttime formula infuses skin with moisture while it helps to firm and restore elasticity. Product Details: 38 ml / 1.3 fl. oz. This advanced night complex is scientifically formulated to help increase firmness and support skin elasticity and density.… read more
OVERNIGHT FACIAL Cellular Renewal Oil
This breakthrough retinol oil (containing .15% retinol) fights visible signs of aging. Works to help smooth, tighten and firm the appearance of skin. Product Details: 30 ml / 1 fl. oz. Uniquely formulated to combine clinically proven tetrapeptide and… read more