Do you really need a separate nighttime skincare routine? According to board-certified dermatologist Dr. Katie Beleznay, the answer is yes.
Your body is hard at work repairing daytime damage while you sleep and your skin is no exception. While increased overnight circulation brings much-needed nutrients to skin cells, it also speeds the process of transepidermal water loss (TEWL), which can result in a weakened moisture barrier and dehydrated skin.
"Nighttime skincare is all about repairing and restoring your skin while you sleep, and these three products work together to do just that," says Dr. Katie. “I've assembled this evening skincare routine to focus on improving signs of aging in the skin while supporting the skin's moisture barrier."
PM Skincare Must: Treat Delicate Undereyes
The skin around your eye area is thinner than elsewhere on your face, making it more delicate and sensitive. Dr. Katie recommends applying our award-winning Marine Algae Eye Cream after cleansing and toning and before your treatment step to deeply moisturize and help protect the area from irritation.
Our cult-favorite best-seller helps to lift and firm, making tired eyes look brighter and more awake. Pink marine algae, a natural source of peptides, plumps fine lines and wrinkles while our superhero hydrator, squalane, provides deep and lasting protective moisture.
PM Skincare Must: Clinically-Proven Ingredients
Retinoids are dermatologists’ go-to ingredients for improving the look of fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, and enlarged pores. These vitamin A derivatives are clinically proven to speed skin cell turnover and boost collagen production, improving elasticity and firming skin.
Our revolutionary Retinol Night Serum uses innovative encapsulation technology to gradually release two proven-effective retinoids — retinol and retinal— into your skin over eight hours, reducing the irritation that is often associated with these powerful ingredients. The result: all the wrinkle-smoothing, dark-spot-improving benefits of retinoids with a boost of squalane-powered hydration without redness or peeling.
PM Skincare Must: A Science-Backed Night Cream
The risk of overnight dehydration means most people benefit from using a richer, more nourishing face cream during their PM routine. Our most intensive renewal cream — Ectoin Overnight Rescue — is brimming with specific nighttime benefits that turbocharge barrier repair while you sleep. Our powerfully restorative formula includes ectoin, a clinically proven bio-fermented molecule known to fight environmental stressors while binding and sealing moisture into the skin. Paired with squalane, it leaves skin feeling stronger and more supple after just one overnight treatment. Meanwhile sleep-promoting magnesium and peptides help calm stress-inducing neurotransmitters to optimize skin’s capacity for repair.
You’ll awaken to smooth, supple, plump, and deeply hydrated skin with renewed self-defense capabilities to help maintain these results throughout the day.