Sometimes we treat skin issues from opposite directions, for example whenever our skin is dry, we come at it with hydration. That is just common sense, but sometimes in skincare we should move with the current instead of against it. Antioxidant facial care has become very trendy in daytime products, though our bodies (and skin) can really benefit from antioxidants at night. The L'BRI PURE n' NATURAL High Antioxidant Night Repair Treatment works with your body's natural nightly process to optimize the time your skin is doing most of its repairing and renewing.
When we take into account what our skin does during nighttime, it only makes sense that an antioxidant-rich serum should be a regular part of a p.m. beauty routine. For instance, as melatonin is released and we begin to wind down around 9p.m., our skin starts to wind down as well, and it goes into repair mode. Further into the night hours,
from about 11p.m. to 4a.m., our skin kicks into renewal mode and can regenerate with two and even three times as much cell production.
Because it begins repairing around 9p.m., nighttime is such a great time to provide your skin with an extra helping of antioxidants. The L'BRI Night Repair Treatment contains a variety of antioxidant-rich concentrated fruit extracts of Wild Blueberries, Grapefruit, Grape Seeds, Raspberries, Raspberry Seeds, Cranberries, Prunes, Cherries, Wild Bilberries and Strawberries along with extracts of green tea and coffee.
While we think of antioxidants primarily for protection and repair, they can also help with brightening, soothing irritated skin, and even boosting collagen production. Different antioxidants have different benefits for the skin, so I love that this L'BRI Night Repair Treatment contains various types of antioxidants. Green tea, for example, is best for soothing; while Vitamin C is great for brightening dull skin and boosting collagen production.
Polyphenols, found in several of the antioxidant ingredients mentioned above, help to both protect the skin from damage and help enhance the skin's cell growth. According to Science of Skin research regarding the effects of polyphenols on the skin, these powerful antioxidants are effective when consumed or when applied topically. And again, it's most helpful to apply these ingredients during the nighttime.
It's during this time of rapid cell regeneration that our skin is also most susceptible to dehydration.
The hydrating and moisturizing ingredients in the L'BRI Night Repair serum treats that dehydration with a three-pronged approach. Hyaluronic acid helps draw more hydration into the skin, while squalane helps to prolong the hydration, and nourishing sunflower seed oil (also rich in the antioxidant Vitamin E) offers rich moisture.
The older I get, the more I'm aware of the fact that it isn't enough to just hydrate and moisturize my skin. It's equally important to use ingredients that maintain the skin's barrier and that also work to seal all of the moisture in, especially during the night.
Squalane, a lipid produced naturally in the body, unfortunately declines with age. Since a key function of lipids in the skin is to maintain the skin's barrier, applying this ingredient topically can help repair and protect the skin's moisture barrier.
It can be a little discouraging as the older I get, the more I find out that my body produces less of all of the things that, well, would keep me looking younger. Though it's rather encouraging to find that a lot of these components of healthy skin can be very effective even when applied topically. It's very good to know that I can give these specific ingredients an extra helping hand by applying them at the best time - night time. The icing on the cake is when I find a serum like the L'BRI High Antioxidant Night Repair Treatment which offers a combination of all of these key ingredients in one product. It's so gentle that I've been able to pair it with my other actives; like my retinol, peels, or peptides. And though it's very hydrating, since I don't have blemish-prone or oily skin, it's still light enough for me to pair with my favorite moisturizer or face oil.
I hope you've learned some great new skincare tips here. I know I have, and I'll definitely think twice the next time I hear the phrase "beauty sleep."
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