Antioxidants are one buzzwords in the skincare industry that everyone wants but very few actually know what they’re used for. Because of this, we’re looking specifically at this category of ingredients, as well as a product that focuses exclusively on getting you your daily dose. The Mary Kay Night Solution offers a surprisingly large array of antioxidants to help with a variety of skincare concerns, while also protecting your skin from further damage. We’ll share a bit about the product itself, the formula behind it, as well as some information on the antioxidant components, so you can decide for yourself whether its time to invest in an antioxidant serum. So without further adieu, let’s get started!
Who Is The Mary Kay Night Solution Designed For?
The Mary Kay Night Solution is for anyone who wants to try a little bit of everything without fully committing to more serious skincare products like prescription retinoids or heavy duty vitamin C’s. While these products can lead to more dramatic results in a shorter amount of time, more and more research is coming out these days to support the idea that a lower dosage of these ingredients can be just as effective over a long period of time. For this reason, this product could be an excellent introductory antioxidant and active rich serum for those who are looking to incorporate some preventative measures into their skincare routine.
Mary Kay TimeWise Night Solution
The Mary Kay Night Solution is most commonly found as a part of the TimeWise Miracle Set, which feature a four step routine that can tackle every aspect of your skincare routine, including cleansing, exfoliating, hydrating, protecting and treating the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in particular. The Mary Kay Night Solution fills the role of a treatment product in your routine, and the unique gel-like texture adds hydration without adding additional heaviness. Unlike other treatments however, this night serum combines several different active ingredients and antioxidants, instead of just one or two. The formula contains retinol palmitate, a vitamin C derivative, and 10 other botanical extracts that serve mainly as antioxidants. While the percentage of these ingredients is rather small in comparison to more specific treatment products, this serum could make a great all-in-one as well as introductory treatment product for those who are concerned with aging and skin damage.
Unlike typical antioxidant serums on the market, the Mary Kay TimeWise Solution has a gel-like texture with microencapsulated antioxidants which help to extend the shelf life of these actives and maintain maximum potency. But while the actives deliver the majority of the benefits in this formula, it’s important to take note of the main ingredients that make up the base of this product.
The base of the Mary Kay TimeWise Night solution consists of a blend of water, butylene glycol, glycerin, 1-methylhydantoin-2-imide, palmitoyl oligopeptide and palmitoyl tripeptide-7. The first three ingredients serve as solvents, but butylene glycol and glycerin can also double as moisturizers to help condition the skin. 1-methylhydantoin-2-imide also serves as an emollient to further boost the moisturizing properties of the formula. But the real star of the show in the base of this formula are the two peptides.
Peptides are often the unsung heroes of anti-aging skincare because unlike retinols or acids, you won’t see dramatic results right away, especially if you’re anti-aging products are currently serving as preventative measures. Peptides serve as much gentler methods for warding off skin damage, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and helping to fade deeper creases. But while you may not see the results, when used continuously, these ingredients make an excellent preventative measure for those who are looking to stop wrinkles in their tracks before they have a chance to become more visible.
The rest of the active ingredients in this formula serve mainly as an antioxidants. Unlike AHA’s and BHA’s, antioxidants are one of those ingredients that you really can’t overdo. These compounds help to defend your skin against external environmental stressors that can age the skin, while also working within the skin to improve its appearance over time. Depending on your climate, lifestyle and location, a whole range of environmental stressors can impact the condition of your skin. Antioxidants help to ward off and protect against free radical damage, which lead to sagging, fine lines and uneven skin tone. Additionally, specific antioxidants can offer even more benefit when used regularly. Such is the case with vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone while simultaneously helping to brighten any dullness. Additionally, if applied as part of your morning routine, vitamin C can boost the efficacy of any SPF that you apply overtop.
How To Use Night Solution
Like the name would suggest, this formula is designed to be used during your PM skincare routine. Because it contains stronger actives like retinol palmitate and vitamin C, it’s best to use this formula once a day instead of twice. This product can be used as a treatment product for most skincare routines and should be followed up by a moisturizer to seal in hydration.
Currently, the Mary Kay TimeWise Night Solution has 37 reviews and an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5. Since antioxidants themselves have quite a wide range of applications, most reviewers found that this treatment product helped to improve the overall appearance of their skin, thus treating a few different skin concerns. Some reviewers noticed a decrease in adult acne, increased firmness, less noticeable fine lines and wrinkles, as well as overall brightness. But we’d love to hear from you! What have you tried from the TimeWise collection? Let us know in the comments below!