by Amanda Etkind
Have you ever heard your mom say it’s time to get your beauty rest? Well, she’s right. Beauty sleep may seem like something out of your favorite childhood fairytale, but it’s actually a very real thing. You see, while we’re awake, our skin works hard to keep itself protected from environmental aggressors like pollution, UV rays, blue light, and more. But once we hit the hay, our skin switches into recovery mode to help repair, regenerate, and fix any damage that may have been caused while we’re going about our daily lives. While our skin def does amazing things on its own, there’s no harm in giving it an extra boost. That’s why we set out to create our NEW Rescue Me Rest & Reset Mask + Moisturizer ($48). This intensely nourishing overnight mask-meets-moisturizer hybrid works with your skin’s nightly regenerative cycle to detox your complexion from the harmful effects of blue light exposure. Want to learn more? Keep reading to get all the deets about how it aids in your skin’s natural regeneration cycle, what’s inside, and how to incorporate it into your nighttime skincare routine, and more.
What Happens To Our Skin Overnight?
Did you know that while you’re catching ZZZs, your skin’s regeneration process can be up to three times faster than it is during the day? Yes, you read that right. In order to set your skin up for optimizing these hours of shut eye it’s important to keep a few things in mind. The hours of 9 - 11 pm are considered the evening phase. Just like you typically begin to wind down during this time (or Netflix and chill, of course) your skin is doing the same. Around this our bodies begin to release melatonin—which, you may already know as it helps with sleep and the timing of your circadian rhythm, but also packs major benefits for your skin. Melatonin actually helps to increase our skin’s ability to repair itself, particularly during this three-hour window, so be sure to apply your nighttime skincare either before or during this timeframe to maximize its absorption. Next up, you’ve got the hours of 11 pm - 4 am. You’re likely in a deep slumber at this time, (if you’re not we won’t judge) and that's when a new hormone kicks in called HGH, a.k.a, the human growth hormone. This is responsive for speeding up skin’s repair and cell regeneration.
So, How Does Rescue Me Rest & Reset Mask + Moisturizer Factor Into My Routine?
Let’s get straight to business. Rest & Reset is unique in that it was formatted to aid in your skin’s nightly regenerative cycle and detox your complexion from the harmful effects (i.e signs of premature aging, sagging skin, etc.) that are caused by overexposure to blue light. Our mask-meets-moisturizer hybrid can help maximize your skin’s regeneration—so you can fully quote goddess Beyoncé the next morning when you achieve that “woke up like this'' glow. This magical formula hydrates, moisturizes & nourishes both instantly and over time, while simultaneously repairing blue light damage from the day, strengthening the skin’s barrier, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, and creating a plump, youthful glow.
Okay, I Totally Need This! What’s Inside?
When creating this truly skin-transforming formula we knew we had to amp up the active ingredients. Like we mentioned above, the formula was designed to support and accelerate skin’s renewal process and repair functions, while also imparting plenty of moisture to compensate for nightly water loss. So the ingredients inside need to work harder than your skin is on it’s own. We of course added our mainstays like hyaluronic acid, blue tansy, blue spirulina and BLU5 Tech that are found in all of our Goodhabit products, but we added some additional power-packed ingredients.
Inside You’ll Find
- BAKUCHIOL: A plant-based, natural retinol alternative that boosts collagen production, encourages cell turnover, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, supports skin firmness and elasticity all without causing any irritation or sensitivity.
- EVENING PRIMROSE OIL: This botanical oil—rich in essential fatty acids—intensely moisturizes, nourishes and soothes skin, while improving its texture and elasticity.
- CERAMIDES: This skin-replenishing and plumping ingredient supports skin's natural protective barrier, helping to soothe & maintain the moisture balance in skin, while protecting against water loss.
- NIACINAMIDE: Moisturizes and hydrates to improve skin’s texture, while reducing the look of discoloration and uneven skin tone
How Do I Know If It’s Right For Me?
Great news: This effective formula is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin types. The only thing that may differ is the frequency. Have dry skin? Consider this your nightly moisturizer for every day. For normal skin, we recommend 3-4 times a week, and for oily skin 1-2 times a week.
How Do I Incorporate It Into My Evening Skincare Routine?
It’s super easy to add it into your routine. Just go about your typical night time routine, then apply as the last step. So after you’ve washed, toned, etc. apply an even layer to dry, freshly-cleansed skin. Like we mentioned above, it’s best to do this between the hours of 9-11 pm since this is when your skin is able to absorb topical treatments best. Leave it on and let it do its thing while you’re sleeping, then rinse off in the morning with your regular cleansing routine. Et voila, your left with plump, smooth,and refreshed skin that’s ready to take on the day.
Now that all the tea has been spilled about our NEW Rescue Me Rest & Reset Mask + Moisturizer, pick it up and try it for yourself, and get ready to wake up and glow.