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Ectoin Overnight Rescue: The Difference is Night and Day

As the largest organ in your body, your skin has a big job to do. It serves as a key piece of your immune system, provides a protective barrier against environmental stressors, helps you regulate body heat, and acts as a sensory organ to detect touch and temperature. With all that multitasking, it’s no wonder your skin sometimes gets stressed, dry, and irritated.

Meet our new Ectoin Overnight Rescue, the ultimate night cream for repairing damage and strengthening the skin’s moisture barrier during sleep. Whether you have dry, sensitive skin or your skin has become sensitized or dehydrated due to changes in weather, lack of sleep, or overuse of harsh skincare ingredients, Ectoin Overnight Rescue repairs stressed, overtired skin. The result: Visibly smoother, softer, calmer, and healthier skin while you sleep.

Yes, You do Need a Night Cream

Similar to our body and mind, our skin goes through a state of repair while we sleep every night. This process is important as our skin faces extreme, stressful conditions during the daytime which can damage its protective moisture barrier and cause transepidermal water loss overnight. This can lead to severe dryness, irritation, and premature aging.

Richer nighttime reparative treatments with replenishing ingredients are key to keeping skin hydrated and soothed throughout the night so it can effectively complete its repair process. A 2018 study published by the National Institutes of Health confirms that richer nighttime reparative treatments with replenishing treatments are key to facilitating the nighttime repair process and promoting optimal skin barrier health.

All About Ectoin

When our skincare scientists set about creating the ultimate reparative night cream, one ingredient stood out above all others: Ectoin.

Ectoin is unique in that it not only binds with water to improve cellular hydration and strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier, it also shields against stress and inflammation. Ectoin is a type of short-chain amino acid called an “extremolyte.” Extremolytes are small organic molecules that protect cells under extreme conditions. Ectoin does this by binding with water to create a protective, nourishing hydration shield around cells. These protective properties enable ectoin to shield cells from chemical and physical damage, reducing oxidative stress and inflammation.

Our Innovative Ingredients

Our Ectoin Overnight Rescue uses a unique combination of biotech-born, evening-specific ingredients to create a nourishing and restorative overnight veil for vulnerable or damaged skin, strengthening its moisture barrier and visibly improving its appearance:

  • Ectoin - A powerful stress- protection molecule designed to prevent skin inflammation and cell damage caused by external aggressors.
  • Magnesium + Bio-Active Peptides - Inhibit the release of neurotransmitters that trigger stress, and reduces inflammation and signs of sleep deprivation.
  • Squalane - Supports and replenishes skin’s moisture barrier by adding weightless hydration to the skin.

Who should Use Ectoin Overnight Rescue?

Ectoin Overnight Rescue combines the crave-worthy, rich velvet texture of a restorative night cream with a non-comedogenic formula, making it suitable for all skin types – even oily and acne-prone.

Our kind-to-skin ingredients make this rich, cushiony moisturizer the ultimate night cream for people with the following skin concerns:

  • Dry or sensitive skin
  • Dehydration and flaking
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Redness
  • Rough patches
  • Dullness

5 Benefits of Ectoin Overnight Rescue

1. Improves Cellular Hydration - Helps cells prevent the release of water to remain hydrated and functional

2. Protects the Moisture Barrier - Supports proteins in the epidermis layer of the skin protecting our skin barrier

3. Protects Against Environmental Stressors - Ectoin redirects water to parts of the skin that need it most and protects vital skin proteins that are key to skin maintenance

4. Barrier Repair - Eliminates the reduction in skin proteins that are key to repairing and supporting the barrier

5. Reduces Irritation - Helps cells continue to perform optimally so they don’t lose support under stress

How to Use Our Ectoin Night Cream

Our Ectoin Night Cream fits seamlessly into your nighttime skin care routine. Simply substitute this restorative repair cream in place of your daytime moisturizer, or use it as the final step in a slugging routine. Here’s an easy-to-follow nighttime routine to get you started:


Start by applying an oil-based cleanser such as our Antioxidant Cleansing Oil to a dry face. This light and silky cleansing oil effortlessly dissolves impurities and makeup while adding a burst of squalane-fueled hydration. Meanwhile, nourishing antioxidants target stress and signs of aging, leaving the skin healthy, radiant, and nourished.

Rinse with water and watch as the product transforms into a silky, luxurious milky cleanser. Then follow with our Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser. Formulated for all skin types, this satisfying foaming cleanser uses a  powerful amino acid complex to break down dirt while aloe calms and soothes and moringa extract removes remnants of pore-clogging environmental debris. Your skin is left clean, hydrated, and refreshed.


Balance the skin’s pH and prepare it to receive moisture with our alcohol-free BHA Pore-Minimizing Toner. It uses white willowbark extract - a natural, oil-soluble beta hydroxy acid - to gently but powerfully exfoliate and decongest pores. Meanwhile, caviar lime extract works its alpha hydroxy magic to gently exfoliate dead cells from the surface of your skin. All this happens without any drying or over-stripping thanks to our sugarcane-derived squalane, which balances the skin and leaves it smooth and hydrated.


The skin around your eye area is thinner than elsewhere on your face, making it more delicate and sensitive. We recommend applying a nourishing eye cream prior to your treatment step to help protect the area from irritation.

Our multi-award-winning Marine Algae Eye Cream instantly lifts and firms, 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.


Supercharge your skin’s renewal process during the treatment step of your nighttime skincare routine with our non-irritating Retinol Night Serum. Our groundbreaking formula reduces irritation by time-releasing our powerful retinoid actives into your skin over the course of 8 hours. The result: all the skin-smoothing, dark-spot-improving benefits of retinoids with a boost of squalane-powered hydration, not irritation.


Repair damage and strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier with our new Ectoin Overnight Rescue. Our most intense renewal cream goes beyond mere moisture to help repair daytime damage and strengthen the skin’s barrier while you sleep. You’ll wake up to renewed self-defense capabilities for skin that’s protected against free radicals, plump, deeply hydrated, and less sensitive with fewer fine lines.

Christine Tusher
Christine Tusher Writer and expert
As a lifestyle writer and journalist, I love sharing my passion for ocean conservation and obsession with clean beauty. I’ve tried almost every trend and ingredient, and Biossance’s science-backed formulas are the only ones that consistently calm my reactive skin and make it smoother, clearer, and healthier. I’m so excited to be on this journey of skincare innovation with Biossance, and to share it with you!

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