The Best Anti-Aging Skin Care Happens At Night


I’m always reminding my mother to wash her face at night and to apply her eye cream and moisturizer before getting into bed. After all, she has a daughter old enough to be using an anti-aging skin regimen herself.

Why does it matter so much that we take good care of our skin at night?

The top layer of your skin—the epidermis—is constantly shedding dead skin cells throughout the day while being pummeled with the sun, wind, pollution, and free radicals. When you sleep, the metabolic rate of the skin accelerates, ramping up the production of proteins while slowing their destruction. These proteins are the building blocks of new skin cell growth.  Additionally, your skin experiences increased circulation throughout the night, bringing essential nutrients to the skin while clearing away metabolic waste.

Why not take advantage of all this repair and re-growth?

We all know that cleansing and moisturizing are important, but what role do serums play in your nighttime routine?

Serums are formulated with smaller molecules, making them better able to penetrate the skin to deliver high concentrations of important anti-aging ingredients.

For example, our Vitamin C Serum is packed with Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C for neutralizing free radical damage and brightening the skin) as well as Collagen (to retain moisture levels and preserve the skin’s elasticity) and Hyaluronic Acid (to plump up the skin).

On a personal note, I use Mario Badescu’s Cellufirm Drops, a serum that also includes Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen as well as Hydrolyzed Elastin, Retinyl Palmitate, and a host of other plumping, free-radical fighting, and elasticity-preserving ingredients.

Which serum are you currently using? How do serums figure into your nighttime skin care regimen?

Author: Jill

As a long-time writer, editor, and esthetician, I’ve had an ongoing love affair with Mario Badescu Skin Care for years. I can usually be found reading, knitting, painting, trying new beauty and skin care products, and telling everyone to wear more sunscreen. These days, I’m feeling super grateful for the opportunity to share more Mario with the world! I believe that better skin care changes lives. For more about me, visit my Google+ Page.


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  2. Nice article! I agree, the nighttime is the best time for cellular rejuvenation. Effective, medically based ingredients are key.

    I wrote a post about why the traditional cosmetics don’t cut it. The article is called, 5 Reasons Why You Might Not Buy the Best Anti-Aging Skin Care.

    I work at a compounding pharmacy and anti-aging skin care company. I can tell you that the anti-aging market will only increase.

    Glad to see your blog!


  3. Wow thanks for the info! I was on Beyas deciding between the Monsia anti-aging cream for daily use or the night version. After reading this I’m definitely getting the night care cream! Thanks so much 🙂 I’ve read a lot of good things about this cream so I can’t wait to give it a try.

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