6 Ingredients You Need for a Perfect Beauty Sleep

September 17, 2018 14 view(s)

6 Ingredients You Need for a Perfect Beauty Sleep

There are literally not enough hours in the day to get everything done on your tidy task list. Because of this, sometimes our skin care routines can be pushed to the bottom of the list and sometimes forgotten altogether. Our neglected skin can become dry, dull and clogged with yesterday's makeup if we don't take a few minutes out of our day to practice good skin care.

Take back your skin care routine by investing in products with ingredients that do all the work for you while you sleep. The below six ingredients are proven to help you get a perfect beauty sleep and wake up flawless!

Aloe Vera

Every day our skin has to fight against harmful environmental factors including the damaging UVA & UVB rays, wind, makeup, pollution and much more.  To help counteract these damaging factors,  you should invest in nighttime skin care products with an Aloe Vera base. Aloe is naturally age-defying, moisturizing and can help the skin fight against harmful free radicals. Aloe Vera also acts as a cosmetically active carrier enhancing the performance of other cosmetic ingredients making your skin care products more effective in treating your skin concerns.

Learn more about how amazing Aloe is on our blog post "5 Ways to Use Aloe Vera."

Hyaluronic Acid

As we get older, our skin starts to lose the ability to retain moisture resulting in less firm and plump skin. Hyaluronic acid is the perfect skin care ingredient to fight this phenomenon. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, something that retains moisture like a sponge. When used in skin care, Hyaluronic acid draws moisture from the air allowing it to be absorbed by the skin. Once absorbed, the skin may regain elasticity and look and feel softer. When shopping for a nighttime product with hyaluronic acid, look for a rich cream that can give you a maximum moisture boost.

Try Key West Aloe's Optimal Results


Retinol, more commonly known as vitamin A, is an antioxidant that diminished the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by encouraging healthy cell growth and exfoliation to help skin appear younger. It also enhances collagen production, helping erase the fine lines and wrinkles we all get from aging. This ingredient is best used at night because the sun can break the product down.

Try First Aid Beauty Skin Lab Retinol Serum


If you're like us, you've tried ever beauty trick in the book including the cucumber over the eyes trick. While this does work wonders for your eyes, sleeping with cucumbers on your eyes is harder than it looks. Luckily, there are products out there with cucumber as the main ingredient that can give you the same results. Cucumbers are rich in vitamin C and folic acid. The vitamin C will stimulate new cell growth while the folic acid will protect your skin from environmental toxins that can make eyes appear tired. Popping on a skin care product will cucumber at night will make it look like you got the full 8-hours of sleep you intended to get instead of the 4 your actually got.

Try Key West Aloe Cucumber Under-Eye Gel


Plant-based squalane is an amazing moisturizing ingredient to use at night. Our bodies naturally produce a form of squalane and know exactly how to handle this ingredient so instead of looking like a greasy mess we can have better skin elasticity by increasing the skins moisture retention and nutrients.

Try Glossier's Moisturizing Moon Mask

Alpha Hydroxy Acid & Beta Hydroxy Acid

AHAs & BHAs are a nonabrasive group of naturally occurring acids found in various foods that are good for exfoliation. AHAs, great for thickened, sun-damaged skin, will dissolve the surface of the skin uncovering a smoother complexion. On the other hand, BHAs can penetrate into pores, exfoliating the dead skin cells that are built up inside the pore helping reduce the occurrence of blackheads and whiteheads.

Try Key West Aloe's Solution

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Barbara Mayes
September 19, 2018
I love sleeping with a silk pillowcase. It is easy on my hair and my skin.
September 19, 2018
I love the Aloe in them . I have used Aloe for many things.
Robin Maree Swanson
September 19, 2018
Squalane...I learned something new!
MariaElena Fratangeli
September 19, 2018
My beauty sleep tips are sleeping on a silk pillow case and I use lavender oil spray on my sheets before bed
Kathy Ash
September 19, 2018
I’ve been eyeing up KWA’s Cucumber Under-Eye gel for almost a month. I’m going to finally go for it!
September 19, 2018
Katy Michelle
September 19, 2018
So many things to try, so far im doing good to remove makeup before bed and moisturize
Onyinye Elochukwu
September 19, 2018
I use cucumbers sometimes. I always forget though.
Michael DeFren
September 19, 2018
i gotta try
Michelle N
September 19, 2018
I have never heard of Squalane before. Good to know about it.
September 19, 2018
I like to use a silk pillowcase for my hair and skin.
September 20, 2018
I love Key West Solutions, I use it every night before bed.
Lisa Kerr
September 20, 2018
One of my skin care tips would be to make sure to keep your skin moistureized morning and night with a good product!
Jennylyn Gross
September 20, 2018
I am going to have to try this
September 20, 2018
Lavendar = Restful Sleep.. Always!
Kymi A.
September 21, 2018
Wow thank you for this post gives me a better understanding at reading labels and ingredients and what they do.
Susan Stickney
September 21, 2018
Squalane works best for me...the others are too harsh.
Brenda Disimone
September 21, 2018
Thanks for the informative article !
Gina N.
September 21, 2018
My best beauty sleep tips are to always go to bed with a clean face, clean sheets, a glass of water, no TV/no phone and a big fluffy comforter to wrap myself in.
Nancy P
September 22, 2018
Peace of mind makes for restful sleep.
Sheri Conrad
September 25, 2018
This is great
LORI Biggy
October 25, 2018
I LOVE aloe ANY time of year
October 25, 2018
I have been using aloe vera..I have a big plant and use it when I need it
October 25, 2018
I love AHA, it's one of my favorites.
October 25, 2018
My favorite nighttime product is a derma e cream.
Patty Anderson
October 25, 2018
Just got a new pillow gonna try!
Marie Hill
October 26, 2018
Would love to try all the products this lady isn't getting any younger