“Based on scientific research, Ashland has defined the biology of the skin at night as noctology, which describes the needs of skin through essential nocturnal processes and molecules for night repair of daily damage,” explained Joël Mantelin, vice president marketing and business development, Ashland. “Ashland’s Nightessence biofunctional enhances skin’s naturally occurring nocturnal process, dysregulated by hectic lifestyles, visible light and sun, and helps skin boost essential nighttime molecules such as timezyme and melatonin.”
The Nightessence biofunctional was clinically tested on a group of 36 Asian volunteers who worked the night shift or who stayed up very late. After using the product for a month, the volunteers showed a more rested skin with fewer dark circles.
Nightessence biofunctional was eco-consciously designed from field-to-skin. The company’s Lavandula angustifolia premium lavender is grown sustainably, respecting nature in its cultivation and harvesting techniques on the mountain slopes in Provence, France, 140 kilometers from the Ashland biofunctional facility. It is extracted using green chemistry to offer a novel type of lavender essence to the cosmetic market.
There is also an informational video here.