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5 Simple Ways To Look More Awake

Whether you're adjusting to daylight saving time or jet-lagged after a long flight, you can still look rested and healthy even when you’ve missed out on sleep. Dark circles and dull skin can be improved or prevented with the right skincare and a few simple lifestyle tweaks.

These five tips can help you look awake and refreshed even when you’re feeling anything but.


While you may be tempted to reach for your favorite coffee cup first thing in the morning, a tall glass of water and your favorite hydrating skincare products are more effective at making you look more awake. That’s because missing out on sleep may cause dehydration. So fill up a glass and grab your favorite hydrating skincare products to insure you’re replenishing moisture from the inside out.

We recommend going in with a dropper full of our Squalane + Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum after cleansing and toning. Its Rapid Plumping Complex infuses skin with deep hydration while copper peptides support collagen and elastin production to firm and smooth and paracress extract instantly and visibly lifts tired skin.

Follow this targeted hydrating treatment with the right Biossance moisturizer for your skin type and concerns to lock in hydration and deeply moisturize.


2. Target Dark Circles + Tired Undereye Skin

Missing out on sleep can cause dark circles, undereye puffiness, and crepey undereye skin. Targeting these signs of fatigue with the right skincare can help you look awake and refreshed, even after a less-than-restful night.

Our Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel visibly reduces the look of dark circles and puffiness using niacinamide, and peptides improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles and sugarcane-derived squalane boosts hydration and helps active ingredients work 40 times harder. 

 That evening, deeply hydrate and plump delicate undereye skin with our Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream. This rich and silky cream includes paracress extract to instantly lift while pink marine algae visibly reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles.


3. Exfoliate

Your skin naturally regenerates as you sleep, sloughing off dead skin cells in the process. When that process is interrupted, our skin can look dull and tired. 

Get your glow back overnight with our Squalane + 10% Lactic Acid Resurfacing Serum. The lactic acid in this powerful nighttime treatment breaks down the proteins that bind skin cells together, increasing cell turnover while providing added hydration. This improves the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots while rapidly retexturizing skin. Consumer study participants reported a visible reduction in pore size, fine lines, and wrinkles after using this serum for just one night.

4. Make Vitamin C Your BFF

The brightening power of vitamin C make it a go-to ingredient when you’re trying to look refreshed and awake. We recommend using our Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Moisturizer to boost radiance on contact,

Our innovative instant bestseller uses a gentle, easily absorbed form of vitamin C to deeply nourish and increase skin’s firmness and elasticity. Fermented lemon peel drastically boosts brightness and provides antioxidant support while our hydrating superhero, squalane, mimics the body’s natural hydrating oils to deliver nourishing moisture and drive actives deep into the skin.

5. Facial Massage

Wake up your senses—and your skin—with an invigorating facial massage using our Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil. Just three drops of our potent Vitamin C facial oil instantly brightens skin and boosts elasticity.

Use it as the final step in your skincare to brighten and moisturize while sealing in active ingredients.We recommend massaging it in with your fingertips or your favorite facial roller or gua sha tool, as facial massage can increase circulation to help you enter the day looking and feeling refreshed. 
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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