While we sleep, our skin repairs, recovers and regenerates. We’re breaking down how incorporating a night cream can aid your skin by taking that recovery process to the next level.
1. Optimizes Overnight Recovery Process
Our bodies are designed to recover and repair while we sleep – which is why getting adequate sleep is a precursor to optimal health. Nighttime, however, isn’t just a time where you can get your rest and recharge, but it’s also your skin’s time to do the same. Just as the body works hard to recover itself, the skin experiences its own overnight repair process.
So what happens overnight? During the day, your skin is busy defending itself from environmental aggressors like air pollutants and UV rays, but at night, the skin transitions to a state of “recovery”. As you wind down for the night, the skin’s metabolic rate increases. An increased metabolic rate is what is responsible for producing new skin cells making this the best time to apply nurturing skin care ingredients as these work more effectively, and healthy skin cells are created. Therefore, incorporating the right nighttime skin care routine can optimize the overnight recovery process and yield enhanced results.
Our Vitamin C Night Cream supports overnight skin recovery by combining powerful actives alongside nourishing botanicals intensely moisturizing to replenish and prevent the look of fine lines and dullness.
2. Strengthens Sensitive Skin
The most critical element of achieving and maintaining healthy skin is ensuring the skin’s barrier is strong. As we experience an increase in product efficacy and a decrease in hydration at night, application of a night cream will provide an extra layer of nourishment and barrier support to work with the skin’s natural overnight process. While most skin types can benefit from a night cream, they are especially beneficial for those with dry, sensitive, dehydrated or unbalanced skin. This is because night creams are typically more emollient and work to nourish and repair the skin.
Advanced skin care treatments such as Retinol and AHAs are applied at night and can further contribute to the skin feeling dry or sensitive. Therefore, pairing an advanced skin care routine with a thicker, more nourishing night cream can balance the side effects of these more aggressive ingredients.
In our Vitamin C Night Cream, Niacinamide supports and improves skin barrier strength, while Green Tea & Chamomile Extract soothe and calm irritation, making it the perfect soothing nightcap for those who struggle with redness and sensitivity.
3. Protects Against Environmental Stressors
Your skin is your body’s first line of defense against the environmental aggressors it is exposed to on a daily basis. Environmental aggressors such as pollution, sunlight, stress, temperatures and contaminants can compromise the skin’s defenses by weakening its protective barrier. This also causes an increase in free radicals in the skin, which is what leads to conditions such as premature aging, dryness and dullness.
The only time our skin can catch a break is when our bodies are sleeping. As we mentioned earlier, nighttime is the best time to apply more targeting products for enhanced results since our bodies are working to recover. For this reason, it is important to undo the effects of environmental stressors on the skin with a reparative and moisturizing night cream.
Our Vitamin C Night Cream contains our proprietary Botanical Oil blend. This blend of intentionally selected botanical extracts and oils provide the skin with natural sources of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, fatty acids, minerals and antioxidants. In this blend, Cloudberry Oil, Rowanberry Oil and Lingonberry Oil are only among some of the ingredients that work to defend the skin while also nourishing, brightening and soothing the look of irritation.
4. Prevents Transepidermal Water Loss
Now that we know how vital it is to maintain a healthy and strong skin barrier, this will also help prevent transepidermal water loss. Transepidermal water loss occurs when water surpasses the epidermis and leaves the skin resulting in fine lines, wrinkles and dehydration.
Ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid will lock in the water molecules while Cloudberry Oil and Niacinamide nourish and strengthen the skin to prevent this from occurring. Applying Vitamin C Night Cream will infuse the skin with these powerful actives so that you wake up with nourished and hydrated skin.
5. Year Round Protection
Incorporating a night cream year round is essential to maintaining healthy and youthful skin. During the warmer months, it’s important to keep your skin protected and hydrated. The UV rays can cause damage to the skin while also dehydrating it. Incorporating a night cream will help replenish and provide a quenching dose of hydration. During the colder months the cool, dry air can draw moisture away from the skin leaving it dry, sometimes cracked, and even prone to irritation. During this season, night creams contain soothing and emollient ingredients that work to drive intense moisture into the skin. Including a night cream into your regimen year round will promote a strong skin barrier for skin that is more supple, vibrant, and healthy.
The hustle and bustle of everyday life can be hectic so make sure to take the time for your nighttime regimen. When you give yourself and your skin the love and attention that it deserves, you wake up refreshed and radiant ready to take on the next day!