Is it just us or does no one seem to be getting enough sleep anymore? With only so many hours in the day – we’re looking at you, Type As and workaholics – multi-tasking while catching those few precious Zzz’s can totally help you rest (even) easier. Sleep itself helps your body recover, while overnight skincare can do the work you don’t quite have time for during the day. To multi-task and wake up refreshed, we’re launching our AHA Resurfacing Sleep Serum!

What Is It?

Our AHA Resurfacing Sleep Serum is a powerful skin resurfacing exfoliating treatment with the potency of a peel in the form of a delicate and gentle serum. It’s a fuss-free overnight boost that deeply clarifies, detoxifies impurities, and helps calm inflamed and irritated skin – all while you sleep. Skin renewal is sped up through the gentle chemical exfoliation process, resurfacing dull skin while dramatically reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and pore size.

What are AHAs?

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are chemical exfoliators that come from a variety of natural sources such as sugar cane, lactose in milk, and citrus fruits. Unlike physical exfoliators like salt scrubs that remove dead skin cells through manual exfoliation, AHAs do so with a gentler chemical reaction. Our sleep serum is formulated with an AHA blend of lactic, glycolic, and citric acids – keep reading to learn more about all the ingredients. 

One note about AHAs: they may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. It’s always a good idea to use SPF and wear protective clothing, no matter the season, but even more so when using AHA-including products.

AHAs have a sister ingredient known as BHAs, which are another type of hydroxy acid. The main difference between the two is that AHAs are water-soluble, whereas BHAs are oil-soluble. But in terms of practical use, AHAs are best against dry skin or for their anti-aging benefits, while BHAs work wonders with acne.

Key Ingredients

15% AHA Blend

Our combo contains glycolic, lactic, and citric acids. Some fast facts on what each does: Glycolic Acid is a master exfoliator and helps soften the appearance of wrinkles while minimizing the visibility of dark spots. It also has the smallest molecular size among AHAs allowing it to penetrate more deeply than other acids or forms of physical exfoliation. Lactic Acid produces effects similar to Glycolic, but with one major difference: the molecules are larger, which is better for more sensitive skin types. Lactic Acid also provides anti-aging effects by speeding up cell turnover. Citric Acid neutralizes skin’s pH levels and smooths out skin’s rough patches, making it a good ingredient for serums or toners.

Goji Berry Extract

The original superfruit with the ultimate trifecta of anti-aging properties: antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, with 500 times the amount of Vitamin C than what is found in oranges. Goji Berries help firm, tighten, and protect skin from environmental irritants and free radicals.

Wild Plum Harvest

A nourishing cocktail of Australian superfruits Kakadu Plum, Illawarra Plum, and Burdekin Plum that works together with the AHAs to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation while boosting skin luminosity.

Perfection Peptide P3

This tripeptide complex helps speed up skin renewal and exfoliates dull skin to smooth and hydrate, refine texture, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

What It’s Formulated Without:

Parabens, Phthalates, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Fragrance, Urea, Synthetic Dyes, Silicone.

Which Concerns Does It Target?

The AHA Resurfacing Sleep Serum aids with dullness, rough texture, and congested skin. It works well for the following skin types: Normal, Oily, Combination, and Dry.

How To Use It

At night, apply to a clean, dry face, avoiding the eye area. Start off using it once or twice a week, then gradually increase to every night as tolerated.

Pair with your favorite hydrating Erno Laszlo product! The Hydra-Therapy Memory Sleep Mask is a great post-application layer to renew moisture overnight. In the morning, our Hydra-Therapy Boost Serum is the ideal daytime serum for this ritual, followed by Firmarine Moisturizer SPF 30.Sleep smarter, not harder. Catch up on our sleep tips and make the most of those crucial eight hours with a multi-tasking product that’s designed to reveal your most youthful-looking complexion yet. Sleep tight, don't let the free radicals bite!