Did you know that nighttime is a critical time in the skin’s natural repair and renewal process? The skin’s ability to absorb ingredients increases at night, because the epidermis is most penetrable when you’re at rest (more on this later). This means an evening skin care routine that incorporates hydrating ingredients and protective oils can be massively beneficial.
We’ve consulted with Eminence Organics Product Support Team Lead Alicia Hawthorne to compile the best nighttime skin care routine for your skin type. Many of the products recommended will replenish moisture, smooth and hydrate skin overnight to reveal a youthful glow by morning.
Benefits Of A Nighttime Skin Care Routine
Brian Goodwin, Expert Esthetician at Eminence Organics, shares that “the skin is more receptive to absorbing ingredients at night, when the epidermis becomes more penetrable. This factor makes it even more paramount to incorporate hydrating ingredients and protective oils into nighttime routines.”
Overnight, our skin produces less oil. This can lead to an increase in transepidermal water loss (TEWL), which can also be worsened with a compromised skin barrier. However, this reduced oil production also allows for easier penetration of skin care products. The skin’s natural antioxidant levels also increase at night while it repairs the environmental damage of the day.
In addition, when you sleep, the skin experiences increased circulation. This brings essential nutrients to the skin while clearing away metabolic waste. Read on to find out how to create a nighttime skin care routine to revitalize your complexion overnight.
Previously, we looked at lifestyle changes we can make to help our skin age gracefully in this complete aging skin guide, but today we’re focusing on a step-by-step skin care routine featuring many of our Monoi Age Corrective products, which can be used overnight.
Dry skin types experience the following:
- Tight skin, especially after cleansing
- Flaking, scaling or peeling skin on the body, face or scalp
- A dull, lackluster appearance
- Barely visible pores
- Rough, sandpaper skin texture
Does this sound like you?
If so, our Product Support team recommends cleansing with the Monoi Age Corrective Exfoliating Cleanser to wash away impurities and remove surface debris. Made with tranquil monoi and Eminence Organics’ unique Natural Retinol Alternative, this refining cleanser rejuvenates skin for a smooth and lifted appearance. Monoi is a soothing and protective oil that deeply hydrates the skin without over-stripping natural oils. It is a traditional South Pacific oil, crafted by steeping Tahitian gardenias in coconut oil. This ingredient is typically used to defend the skin against drying salt water and the intense tropical sun.
To refresh and tone the skin, follow up with the Stone Crop Hydrating Mist. This facial mist is formulated with stone crop to improve hydration and give the skin a smooth and healthy-looking glow.
Next, apply the hyaluronic acid-rich Strawberry Rhubarb Masque around the face and décolleté. Chock full of vitamins, this mask has a scrumptious scent that actor Busy Phillips described as “like a strawberry milkshake.” This mask contains shea butter and grape seed oil, which reduce the appearance of dryness and flakiness.
Then it’s time to treat your skin to the Stone Crop Serum which contains concentrated antioxidants, healing vitamins and herbs. It’s crafted with hydrating stone crop and bearberry extract which work together to reveal youthful-looking skin.
Further reduce the visible signs of aging with the hydrating Monoi Age Corrective Night Cream for Face & Neck. Fragrant monoi and evening primrose oil are combined with an Argan Stem Cell Complex to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Night creams help guard the skin against transpidermal water loss. This creamy formula helps your skin retain moisture throughout the epidermis and dermis.
The ultra-rich Monoi Age Corrective Night Body Cream also relieves dry skin as it locks in moisture. Subtly fragranced with monoi, this cream replenishes and firms the skin from head to toe.
If you have normal skin, you rarely experience breakouts, oiliness or dry skin. Your skin has a healthy balance of oil and water, and it can simply do its job: act as a barrier, eliminator and regenerator. Now all you have to do is maintain it.
Our Stone Crop Cleansing Oil uses the power of mighty microgreens to defend the skin from the drying effects of environmental stressors, like the harsh sun or pollution. It leaves the skin looking balanced, bright and youthful. Follow up with the Stone Crop Hydrating Mist for extra hydration overnight. The Hunger Games actress Jena Malone is a fan, telling Vogue: “Stone Crop Hydrating Mist is a lifesaver if you’re traveling. No matter where you are, just spray a little and it’s like you’re in the tropics.”
Your skin will feel extra hydrated with the Strawberry Rhubarb Masque. Formulated with our Botanical Hyaluronic Acid Complex, shea butter, grape seed oil and vitamin-rich strawberry and rhubarb, this mask will leave your skin plump and dewy.
Revitalize your skin at night with the Blueberry Soy Night Recovery Cream, which moisturizes and repairs dryness thanks to shea butter, blueberry and BioComplex, a booster of antioxidants, coenzyme Q10 and alpha lipoic acid. This BioComplex reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with overnight hydration.
No need to neglect anywhere on your body with the Monoi Age Corrective Night Body Cream. Monoi combines with an Argan Stem Cell Complex to give you softer, smoother and more youthful-looking skin from head to toe.
Does your face feel like an oily mess no matter the season? Does your makeup slide right off? You might have oily skin. Excess oil encourages pores to enlarge and when trapped, oil mixes with dead skin cells and bacteria on the skin’s surface, resulting in breakouts.
Follow up with the Lime Refresh Tonique which can help mattify the skin and reduce the oil shine. You will also enjoy using the Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum. This lightweight serum is deeply hydrating, which keeps mature skin looking plump to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In terms of masks, try the Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Masque, which harnesses Vitamin C and E with leafy greens to improve the look of the skin.
The creamy Echinacea Recovery Cream also helps to improve oily skin thanks to a formula consisting of Biodynamic echinacea, yarrow herb and aloe vera. The Beyond Organic Collection fuses traditional farming practices with the harvesting of fruits and herbs that are unusually high in nutrients and active compounds. Originating from a balanced, holistic view of the universe, Biodynamic® farming practices regard the farm, the plants and the animals as a self-supporting ecosystem that lives and breathes. The potent ingredients in this collection are the ultimate standard in pureness and results-driven skin care.
Before you catch some zs, finish your nighttime ritual with the Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Body Lotion. This sweet lotion contains a Botanical Hyaluronic Acid Complex that hydrates the skin with a subtle natural-strawberry scent.
Combination skin refers to people with both dry and oily areas on the face. You’ll experience both oily patches on your T-zone and dry patches on other parts of your face.
Combination skin types can cleanse with the Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Cleanser, which gently exfoliates the skin and deep cleans pores, followed by the Mangosteen Revitalizing Mist. This invigorating spray can be spritzed directly onto skin, or you can apply it to cotton pads first.
For a mask treatment, reach for the popular Eight Greens Phyto Masque – Hot which won the Allure 2020 Best of Beauty Awards title for "Clean Beauty Winner for Best Skin Product.'' Follow with the Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Concentrate, which contains a lactic acid complex to gently resurface the skin.
Complete your nighttime routine with the Mangosteen Gel Moisturizer and Mangosteen Body Lotion. The Mangosteen Gel Moisturizer will give your complexion a dewy, hydrated appearance while the Mangosteen Body Lotion will provide you with full-body hydration.
If your skin is prone to rashes or bumps, flushes easily or frequently stings or burns in reaction to new skin care products, you may have sensitive skin. The flax seed, olive oil and sunflower found in our Lemon Grass Cleanser are perfect for your sensitive skin. These ingredients gently remove impurities, while organic and Biodynamic® herbs help calm and soothe dry skin. This cleanser is part of our luxurious Beyond Organic Collection, which is hypoallergenic and ideal for sensitive skin. This skin care collection includes award-winning products formulated with ingredients from Demeter International Biodynamic® farms, as well as Certified Biodynamic® products.
Another product in the collection is the Hawthorn Tonique. Mist this on to tone and balance the skin after cleansing. Your sensitive skin will also thrive with the Yellow Sweet Clover Anti-Redness Masque, as it reduces the appearance of fine lines.
Referred to as “liquid gold,” the Facial Recovery Oil is another phenomenal choice for sensitive skin. This award-winning facial oil is formulated with the purest Biodynamic® ingredients to soften skin while locking in moisture. Look forward to more hydrated-looking skin after applying this formula.
To replenish the look of your skin, use the Apricot Calendula Nourishing Cream. It contains yarrow herb that rejuvenates the appearance of the complexion and cocoa butter to promote elasticity. Lastly, get ready for bed by smoothing on the Quince Nourishing Body Lotion all over. This moisturizer is formulated with quince juice which supplies vitamins to improve the appearance of the skin.
For a skin care routine tailored to your unique skin type and concerns, book a consultation with a licensed esthetician at an Eminence Organics Spa Partner near you. Are you using a nighttime skin care routine? Share with us below or on social media.